Many users consume kratom with a potentiator to enhance its effects. Star fruit is a very strong potentiator. In this article, we’ll show you how to potentiate kratom with star fruit. You’ll learn how star fruit potentiates the effects of kratom. We’ll also show you the best way to consume kratom and star fruit. But also, the side effects and health issues of star fruit.
Kratom Uses and Effects
Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) is a tree native to Southeastern Asia. For centuries, people from this region have been using kratom for many ailments. Nowadays, kratom has become popular worldwide thanks to its properties. Kratom uses include:
- Pain relief
- Lethargy and fatigue
- Memory and concentration
- Social skills
- Cope with opiates withdrawal
Kratom has become a natural remedy for these conditions and even more. And all thanks to its alkaloids.
Kratom gets its benefits and effects from its alkaloids. Kratom has more than 20 alkaloids. And each kratom strain has a different set of alkaloids. That’s why you’ll need a different kratom strain for each effect.
Kratom alkaloids (such as mitragynine or 7-OHM) are kratom’s active elements. They act upon the delta and mu receptors of our brain. These receptors are known as the opioid receptors because opioids affect them directly. By acting upon these receptors, kratom alkaloids provide their beneficial effects. But does this mean kratom is an opioid? Not in the least! Kratom effects are similar to the effects of opioids. But kratom doesn’t have the dangerous side effects and risk of addiction of opioids.
The effects of kratom in our body last for a limited time. This happens to any other substance. Our body has powerful mechanisms to dispose of any potentially damaging substances. Our digestive system produces the cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYPs). These enzymes are the responsible for the metabolization of the substance our body ingests. By this metabolization or breakdown, our body disposes of external substances such as kratom (and its alkaloids) or drugs. The quicker the breakdown, the less the effects will last.
However, there are certain substances that can block these enzymes. And by doing this, the effects of kratom will last longer. These substances are known as potentiators.
While potentiators are blocking the CYPs enzymes, you’ll be able to feel the effects of kratom. There are even pharmacological potentiators which don’t have an effect per se. Their only function is to increase the effects of a medication and their duration.
But other than pharmacological potentiators, there are many other products which can potentiate the effects of a substance. DLPA, turmeric, watercress or grapefruit are some of the kratom potentiators. But in this article, we’ll explore how to potentiate kratom with star fruit.
Before using a kratom potentiator, remember you need to be very careful. Kratom potentiators can be dangerous if you don’t use them with caution. Also, if you have any liver, heart or kidneys conditions, it’s better to avoid kratom potentiators.
Star Fruit Description and Properties
Carambola, or star fruit, is the fruit of Averrhoa carambola. This is a tree which grows in Southeast Asia (like kratom) and South Pacific. The name star fruit comes from the star shape when you cut it in cross-section.
Star fruit has the consistency of a pineapple. It is crunchy and very juicy. Its taste is somewhat hard to describe. It is sweet, but not too sweet. It’s also a bit sour. Some describe it as a mixture of lemon and pineapple. Others, as a blend of pear and apple with a citric touch.
People consume star fruits as soon as they’re ripe.
Star fruit is a low-calorie source of antioxidants. It also has potassium and vitamin C. And of course, star fruit inhibit the cytochrome P450 enzymes, making the effects of kratom more potent and more lasting.
How to Potentiate Kratom with Star Fruit
If you want to potentiate kratom with a star fruit, you need to consume between 30 and 60 minutes before your kratom dose.
Star fruit is more potent than grapefruit. But less potent than other potentiators, like DLPA or cimetidine.
You can eat the star fruit raw, even with the skin. If you do so, make sure the star fruit is ripe. Otherwise, it’ll be too sour. Star fruit is ready for consumption when it is yellow. But if it also has brown spots and the texture is not firm, the star fruit will be overripe.
You can also add the star fruit to yogurts or even prepare your own star fruit smoothies or juices.
How much star fruit do you need to potentiate the effects of kratom? Most users report that you’ll need 1 or 2 whole start fruits to potentiate kratom effects.
Star fruit Side Effects and Health Issues
We’ve already explained to you how to potentiate kratom with star fruit. However, we must not forget the side effects and potential dangers of star fruit.
Star fruit has high amounts of oxalic acid. Oxalic acid is an organic acid which can be very harmful to people with sick or sensitive kidneys. In some cases, it can lead to seizures, numbness and even death. While if you’re a healthy individual, star fruit shouldn’t cause you any issues, do not take star fruit if you’re suffering from any kidneys issues.
On the other hand, potentiators can have unpleasant side effects. This happens because sometimes the reaction when taking potentiators is the opposite of what we’re looking for. Also, there can be unexpected effects. So be very cautious when using a kratom potentiator. Especially if you’re mixing several potentiators.