Kratom leaves were chewed or made into tea to help manual field laborers in indonesia combat fatigue and improve their level of productivity. In addition, its been found to assist farmers in the following ways.
- Opioid withdrawal
- Reduces stress, anxiety and depression
- Increases focus and energy
- Enhances motivation levels
- Promotes heart health
- Improves libido and stamina
- Improve insomnia and other sleep conditions
- Lowers inflammation
- Provides symptomatic relief for diarrhea
- Aids weight loss
- Combats fatigue
- Lower blood sugar levels
- Prevent and treating inflammation
- Stimulate the immune system
The Science Of Kratom
When kratom is consumed, the opioid and stimulant-like effects are produced by the activation of opioid receptors found throughout the body. Specifically, kratom activates mu-opioid receptors as a partial agonist and kappa- and delta-opioid receptors as a competitive antagonist. It’s also thought to activate alpha-2 adrenergic and 5-HT2A receptors.
It is important to note that even though Best kratom for pain is known to bring about opiate-like effects, it is not an opiate. In fact, it is often used as an alternative to opiates as it does not cause any significant respiratory depression which is a tragic side effect associated with opiate use.
Kratom users who stick to an optimal dose rarely report any negative side affects. However if abuse Kratom like other supplements and medication of its nature can be abused. When that happens users can experience symptoms that may include agitation, aggression, constipation, delusions ,respiratory depression , hallucinations, hyper-pigmentation, insomnia, nervousness, nausea, respiratory depression, sexual dysfunction, like loss of libido, tremors, or vomiting.
Red Vein Kratom
Red Vein Kratom comes from indonesia and has leaves with red colored stem and veins. This true vein color tends to contains the highest levels of the alkaloid 7-hyodroxymitragynine. In addition the following alkaloids are present in high quantities – Mitragynine, 9-Hydroxycorynantheidine, Mitraphylline, and Speciosa. These active compounds are analgesic in one form or another making this the go-to kratom strain for pain relief. Effects associated Red Vein Kratom include pain relief, opiate Withdrawal relief, anxiety reduction, insomnia relief, and mood enhancement. When taken in high doses, this kratom strain is also quite sedating.
How Kratom Helps Users with an Energy Boost and Increased Focus
When it comes to energy and focus, Kratom extract has proven to be beneficial in the following ways.
- Increasing energy levels by stimulating the activation of primary nerves that cause the release of adrenaline and noradrenaline that produce an energy boost.
- Reducing depression , stress, anxiety and which may increase your ability to focus by stimulating the release of endorphins and serotonin which elevate mood.
- Users can focus better by stimulating the release of acetylcholine a neurotransmitter linked to the control of activities in areas of the brain which are responsible for learning, memory, attention.
- Enhancing the release of endorphins which numb your body’s pain receptors preventing pain from reducing your energy and focus.
- Improves stamina and endurance by causing the delivery of oxygenated blood to the muscles.
Best Kratom Strains to Increase Focus and Energy
Of the many strains available, the following five have been found to be more effective for those looking to improve their focus and energy levels.
1. Maeng Da Kratom
The Maeng Da strain is grown in Thailand. The leaves is considered to be one of the more potent strains you will find. The popular strain was created through a process called grafting. This is when tissues from two different plants are combined together so they the may continue growing as one plant. In this scenario, Maeng Da was grafted with the Thai variety.
Red Maeng Da can increase energy and focus especially if you’re feeling restless, frustrated, or anxious. Red Maeng Da is good for chronic pain relief while Green Maeng Da produces both, energetic and pain-killing effects.
Maeng da Kratom strain is our favorite for withdrawal and contains high levels of both 7-hydroxymitragynine and mitragynine so it is effective for pain relief in addition to being slightly stimulating. The smoothest stimulating effects come from White Vein Malay used by kratom fans for its more pronounced nootropic effects.
2. Green Malay Kratom
“Green Malay is grown in asia and is probably the most popular vein color in this strain because it contains high levels of Mitragynine. Bali kratom powder creates an energizing and euphoric effect said to be the most potent(this strain is best for focus/concentration and not necessarily pain relief).
We have found that the usual Green Malay we take for energy has effects that can last up to 6 hours which is long lasting.
3. Borneo Kratom
Borneo Kratom has high potency level of 7-hydroxymitragyninea and high amounts of other pain relieving alkaloids including 9-Hydroxycorynantheidine and Speciogynine.and is known for its pain killing, euphoric, and opiate addiction treating properties.
Red Vein Borneo is the best for focus and enhanced brain function because in addition to the above it contains Corynoxine A and Corynoxine B which are dopamine mediators and are linked to reduction of anxiety and depression and improved good mood. If the cause of your low energy and focus is the result of pain, White Vein Borneo is our favorite option as offers a nice blend of blend of stimulating and pain-relieving effects.
4. Thai Kratom
Thai Kratom is grown in Thailand and contains the largest concentration of 75% mitragynine compared to leaves and capsules from any other areas. Of the three vein colors, users are more drawn to White Vein Thai to address their energy and emotional motivation needs.
White Vein Thai is said to boost endurance and energy and is quite stimulating. It also produces nootropic effects by boosting cognitive ability and improving focus. For the average user, effects are said last between from four hours to seven hours.
5. Sumatra Kratom
This strain is grown the Sumatra Island of Indonesia so it also has good amount of mitragynine present in its alkaloid profile.
White Vein Sumatra is the most stimulating. It can be used to It is used to prolong sex, alertness and improve concentration. As lack of focus and an energy can be the result of lack of sleep and anxiety, Red Vein Sumatra is a favorite strain as users find it calming and able to sooth frazzled nerves and reduce stress levels. Its also know to help with insomnia. Green Vein Sumatra is both a stimulant and an analgesic. It can be used for daytime pain relief that may be interfering with daily tasks.
Kratom is available as capsules, powders, tablets, concentrated extracts, liquid tinctures, energy drinks marketed for relaxation, shots, mists, teas, and resins. In the U.S the law requires that all these items be labelled as dietary supplements.
Kratom effects are known to be dosage dependent. Multiple factors affect proper dosing. Therefore kratom users, more often than not, need to try a few different dosages before they find one that suits their needs the best.
If this is your first time trying this energy supplement, it’s recommended that you start with a small dose (2 grams or less) to give the body time to produce to the various effects.
Users who are familiar with Kratoms’ effects can start with what’s considered a moderate dose of 2 – 4 grams. With this amount you should expect to get a good sense of the motivating and mood enhancing effects.
Experienced users who have build up up a tolerance may consume between 5 to 10 grams.