Kratom leaves can be chewed, and dry kratom can be swallowed or brewed.
At low doses, kratom acts as a stimulant, making users feel more energetic.
At higher doses, it reduces pain and may bring on euphoria.
At very high doses, it acts as a sedative, making users quiet and perhaps sleepy.
Does Kratom act like opioid?
Derived from a type of evergreen tree, kratom contains alkaloid compounds called mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. While kratom acts like a mild stimulant when taken in low doses, it can cause an opiate-like high when taken in high doses.
Is Kratom bad for your heart?
The effects of Kratom vary with dosage, which is why this drug is unpredictable. A stimulant effect is what is considered an “upper”, causing rapid bursts of energy, elevated heart rate, and restlessness. Many of the effects of Kratom are not yet widely known, which makes this drug potentially dangerous.
Is Kratom safe for addicts?
Kratom’s chemical properties cause it to bind to opioid receptors. Because of this, it has been promoted as a potential cure for opiate addicts. The idea is that Kratom, a “mild” drug, can help wean people off these “harder” drugs.