Some people are hesitant to try a substance like kratom, because they are not sure what to expect. You hear a lot of talk about the benefits of kratom – about how it is not a dangerous herb and how it can have a slightly intoxicating effect. For someone that has never tried kratom, you may want to know what it feels like to take the herb. What kind of kratom experiences are there? To help you out, here are some general thoughts about what you may experience.
The Balance of Sedative and Stimulant
As you may have already read, kratom can provide both a sedative and a stimulant effect. This depends on the dosage that you take. The interesting thing about kratom is that if you consume a large dose, you receive more of a sedative effect and if you take a smaller dosage of kratom, you receive more stimulation.
The balanced between stimulant and sedative is hard to determine, without actually trying a strain of kratom. Everyone reacts to the herb differently and the effect that it has could be affected by your metabolism and other factors.
The Stimulant Effect
If you are taking kratom to enjoy the stimulation of the mind that it can provide, you will likely take a smaller dosage. Most people that take kratom as a stimulant experience a slight energy or euphoria, similar to having a couple cups of coffee. Unlike coffee, kratom does not give you the jitters. In fact, your mind actually calms. You gain a pleasant, happy feeling – a sense of calmness, combined with the increased energy and focus.
The Sedative Effect
If you are taking kratom for relief from pain, anxiety, or stress, you will want a larger dose. When a larger dose is consumed, users often experience more euphoria than when taking smaller doses. You begin to feel light, but not fuzzy headed. Your muscles will relax, your pupils may constrict, and you should be less sensitive pain – both emotionally and physically.
Additional Thoughts of Kratom Experiences
Some users report that they feel jittery, after consuming small doses of white or green vein kratom. If this occurs, you may want to try switching to a red vein kratom. Red vein kratom tends to provide more of the sedative effect, while the white and green vein kratom leaves are often used for the stimulant effect.
There have been a few reports of people claiming that they hallucinate or experience certain signs of mental instability when taking large doses. These reports are few and not the norm. The vast majority of kratom users only experience the effects mentioned earlier.
If you are new to taking kratom, or any mind-altering substance, you should start small. Take a minimum dosage of whichever strain you choose and wait up to an hour for the effects.
Kratom is not a powerful substance. In fact, it has a threshold. This means that if you take too much kratom, the effects drop off. You will not get so out of your mind that you lose control of yourself. The most likely result of consuming a lot of kratom is sleepiness and fatigue. If you have been holding off on trying kratom, now you have a general idea of kratom experiences consist of.
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