If you suffer from ongoing, chronic pain, then you may be looking for a natural pain relief alternative. There are a lot of options out there, but one of the most effective is kratom powder, which is derived from a species of tree native to Asia. Kratom powder contains an active compound called mitragynine, which interacts with your opiate receptors to alleviate pain. You can purchase kratom powder and capsules from many health food stores and purveyors or natural remedies. As someone new to the substance, there are a couple of tips you should follow.
Look for "Green Indo" kratom powder.
There are a few different types or strains of kratom. If you're taking it for pain relief, one of the best strains to try is called "Green Indo" or "Green Vein." This variety of kratom is imported from Indonesia — hence the name. It has a bright green color and a more pleasant aroma than most other strains. Green Indo also has the reputation of being more stimulating than other strains, so it can help re-energize you while also relieving pain. And when you've been in pain, you can often benefit from that extra, caffeine-like boost.
Take the smallest recommended dose.
Because kratom is classified as a natural herbal supplement rather than a drug, there has not been a lot of research into the exact dose that is best for most people. Usually, the kratom will come with a recommended dose range on the bag or bottle. Start with the smallest recommended dose — regardless of your size or how you react to other medications. The dose of kratom you need is not necessarily related to your weight. You may weigh more than a friend but need less kratom than they do. Try the smallest recommended dose, and work your way up from there. This strategy helps minimize the risk of side effects, which can include nausea, dry mouth, and constipation.
Don't operate machinery or drive.
Kratom can affect your reaction time, so you should not drive or operate any machinery when taking it. After you get used to taking kratom and know how it affects you personally, then you will have a better idea of your limits and may be able to drive while taking a small dose. But it's better to err on the safe side at first. This can be a really potent substance, even though it's sold over-the-counter, so you must use it responsibly.
Kratom powder can be an excellent choice for natural pain relief, but as you begin to use it, make sure you take the precautions listed above.