Kratom is a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia. This particular tree has leaves that can cause psychotropic effects. Many people claim that this specific plant has properties that help them live a better quality of life. The effects of the plant mirror those similar to that of prescription drugs in certain lights. Some people compare the effects to relieve pain and calm the down. Similar to like an opioid. Others claim that Kratom effects them in ways a stimulant would. Either way, Kratom has shown positive effects towards people in order to give them a better quality of life.
What Exactly Does Kratom Do?
There are two main derivatives of Kratom that interact with different receptors within the body. These compounds are mitragynine and 7-a-hydroxymitragynine. These compounds have the ability to interact with the same receptors that both opioids and stimulants interact with. Based off of the amount and exact strain of the plant you consume, you may react differently. You may feel effects such as decreased pain, pleasure or even feelings of sedation. Other times effects such as an increase in energy, focus and awareness. Some people like to use kratom as a natural option for an alternative to medicine.
Is Kratom Legal?
Kratom is not illegal except for a few different states. Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin have all illegalized the use, possession and sale of the plant. There are some cities within certain states that have also made Kratom an illegal substance. Otherwise, you’re good to go with the use, possession and sale of Kratom. Most people ingest Kratom through the use of a capsule. Other options include powder that may be mixed. Kratom also comes as solid leaves that may be brewed as a tea. Personally, I know people that have tried this substance and it has down them wonders with pain. Check it out!