Kratom is now a trendy natural product that millions of people use to treat or alleviate different ailments, such as chronic pain or mental issues. However, there are other uses of kratom that not everybody is aware of. In this article, we will show you other uses of kratom that are not that common (but can be equally helpful).
Main Uses of Kratom
If we rely on anecdotal evidence and personal stories shared by the kratom community, the main uses of kratom are to relieve or cope with:
- Chronic or acute pain
- Symptoms of opiate withdrawal
All these uses are due to kratom alkaloids, mostly mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. Kratom’s alkaloids act on the mu, delta, and kappa receptors in your brain, triggering a series of effects that range from analgesia (pain relief) to euphoria, from relaxation to stimulation. You can read this post to learn more about kratom alkaloids and how they work.
The different effects that you can feel will depend on the kratom type you use and the dosage:
- Kratom at low doses is more stimulating, while at high doses its effects can be more sedating.
- Red kratom strains are more relaxing and sedating. On the other hand, white strains are better for a boost of energy. And green strains can be both relaxing and energizing, but they are usually milder than white and red kratom strains.
Other Uses of Kratom
But there are other uses of kratom that perhaps are not so common. And in some cases, these other uses of kratom are actually an “extra” effect of consuming kratom for another ailment. For example, you may use kratom to relieve pain and the same kratom you use will also improve your mood because of its uplifting properties or because you just feel better as you can manage your pain better.
Let’s explore these other uses of kratom so you can see why kratom is such a beneficial herb!
Kratom for a Better Mood
Users praise kratom for its uplifting properties can definitely improve your mood. Its euphoric effects will make you feel happier, which will enhance your mood. But if you are using kratom to cope with another condition or health issues, chances are that you can also boost your mood.
Kratom for Focus and Concentration
According to anecdotal evidence, kratom may also help you improve your focus and concentration. Many kratom users report a better clarity of mind when consuming kratom. That’s why when talking about more uses of kratom, focus and concentration always come to mind.
Kratom for Creativity
It is not clear whether kratom stimulates creativity or not. In fact, creativity could be —once again—, a positive consequence of using kratom for other issues. When your health improves and you feel physically and mentally better, it is only natural to feel a creativity boost.
Kratom for Productivity
Thanks to its energizing and stimulating properties, kratom also promotes productivity. If you often feel tired or suffer from fatigue, kratom will help you build up your stamina. Thus, you will feel more willing to develop new activities or perform your daily tasks.
Kratom for Your Social Life
Kratom is a great natural product to cope with social anxiety (or social phobia). But even if you are not suffering from this condition, kratom still can help you improve your social life thanks to its uplifting and energizing effects. Moreover, kratom’s benefits for pain, mental conditions or even for overcoming an addiction often promote stronger bonds with your family and loved ones. In fact, when you can cope better with these ailments, you may even recover relationships that you had previously lost.
Kratom for Working Out
This herb from Southeastern Asia is also gaining popularity in the fitness world. Kratom’s energizing effects allow its users to endure fitness routines better and longer. Furthermore, its analgesic properties may also promote a faster recovery of injuries. And needless to say, if you consume kratom to manage pain, you may even start to work out thanks to its pain-relieving properties.
Kratom for Aromatherapy
When talking about other uses of kratom, we cannot forget kratom for aromatherapy. Thanks to its relaxing, soothing, and even antioxidant properties, kratom is an excellent product that you can use in bath bombs, soaps or incense.
How to Use Kratom Safely and Avoid Side Effects
Whether you consume kratom for its common effects or to try other uses of kratom, there are certain precautions you should take to avoid side effects.
The side effects of kratom are more than often the result of high dosages or frequent use. These side effects include:
- Stomach issues
- Eye wobbles
- Loss of libido
Not every kratom user experiences these side effects, but the best way to avoid them is to be cautious with the dosage. In fact, you will often hear kratom’s users saying “less is more” when talking about their favorite herb. This sentence means that low doses of kratom will help you achieve the best effects. Also, high doses can easily bring unpleasant side effects and be way too sedative.
This is a dosage guide that you can use if you are new to kratom:
- Low dosage: Between 2 and 4 grams
- Medium dosage: Between 4 and 5 grams
- High dosage: More than 5 grams
If you are new to kratom, it is recommendable you start with a very low dosage, between 2 and 3 grams. Using low doses of kratom will also help you avoid kratom tolerance, which can easily occur after prolonged use of kratom.