Kratom is a charming tree that has fascinated researchers in the East and the West. People of the tropical native lands of kratom have been using this herb to treat common ailments like body pains, diarrhea, intestinal worms, reduced sex drive, low energy, and anxiety.
As Kratom in Colorado and elsewhere increasingly gets popular, researchers are burning the midnight oil to identify kratom’s alkaloids that produce pharmacological effects on the body.
Kratom has 40 alkaloids. Not all alkaloids are active.
The two chiefly active alkaloids are:
Scientists around the United States have successfully identified these two alkaloids. Many studies are published about them. These two are majorly responsible for almost all the effects that you read or hear about kratom.
Most kratom products like Tropical Kratom Gummies and others contain concentrated forms of these two alkaloids.
Binding with the brain
The two much-talked-about alkaloids of kratom bind with the opioid receptors of the brain. This is similar to how endogenous endorphins bind.
The endorphins are naturally present neurotransmitters in the body that bind with opioid receptors in the brain to help numb the pain and to fight stress.
The two alkaloids of kratom work in a similar way. That’s why you get pain relief, euphoric feeling, calmness, a soothing sensation in the mind, and sedation.
According to research papers on kratom, alkaloid mitragynine also binds to serotonin and norepinephrine receptors of the brain. That’s why it stimulates the brain.
Secrets of white and red strains are out!
White strains contain more mitragynine alkaloids. That’s the reason you feel stimulated, high in energy, alert, mentally sharp, focused, and confident when you take white kratom powder or a capsule.
Red strains contain more 7-hydroxymitragynine alkaloid, which is said to have a potency higher than morphine. That’s why red strains are best for pain relief.
Best way to let the alkaloids work with maximum potential
The best way to take kratom is on an empty stomach. This increases the bio-availability and absorption of the herb’s active alkaloids in the body. As a result, you start to feel the effects quickly.
Also, you will need a smaller dose when you take it on an empty stomach, as you achieve the desired results quicker and easier.
Whether you are taking kratom for mood or for energy, take it correctly and have sufficient gaps in between to avoid developing tolerance.
How to get high-quality kratom?
Find licensed vendors. Don’t believe just any vendor who says they sell kratom products. They might be selling the herb, but it could be contaminated with other herbs. You cannot guarantee pure kratom at random vendors.
Search for “kratom shop near me” to increase your chance of ending up with a licensed vendor. Check their GMP certification. Check the products. You can also ask questions about the herb to find out how much they know about this evergreen tropical tree.
A vendor who is dedicated to providing pure and genuine kratom would carry knowledge about the herb.