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The Long Term Effects of Kratom

What kind of short term effects does kratom have?

The effects of kratom are basically divided into two groups, depending on the dosage. At a lower dose, you’ll get a stimulant effect. Think talkativeness, a boost in focus, and mental alertness. When you take a bigger dose, expect something analogous to a downer. You’ll likely feel euphoria, pain relief, a sense of inner peace, and a more positive outlook. Something like serenity is the consensus.

Common negative side effects include dry mouth, constipation, nausea, increased urination, oversleeping, and even irritability.

What are the long term effects of kratom?

More medical research is needed. The short answer: we just don’t know. One thing is clear, though: kratom might be a little bit addictive to some people. While the most serious kratom user will debate this with you, at least some people report feeling that it is. Others think that assertion is hogwash. But, because it actives mu-opioid receptors, and is an opioid agonist, it likely has some addictive potential.

You might start to develop a tolerance for kratom over a long period of time. That means you’ll need more and more of the drug to get the same high. It is kind of misleading to talk in these terms, because many people don’t view it as a serious drug at all.

Other long-term side effects of kratom use include confused thinking, delusional thinking, and low appetite.

You could have a feeling of withdrawal, too. Still, people get coffee withdrawal. Every slightly addictive drug has a potential for a slight withdrawal period after you cease taking it.

Of course, we’ve just talked about the negative effects of long-term use, so far. If someone is fine with kratom, and get a lot of good effects from it, they might have long-term positive effects.

What does that mean?

If someone has more energy, less anxiety, and a general feeling of serenity on kratom, then they might do better in school, at work, and in their family life. They might be more prepared to take on whatever life can throw at them. And, they might succeed dramatically more than they would have without it. That is what meant by a long-term positive effect.

Ultimately, you have to see how you do on kratom. Always take it under the advisement of a licensed alternative medical professional. There is no shortage of naturopaths, and you can most certainly find one in your area.

One final word of caution is to be wary of potential liver damage or more serious side effects. Be sure the manufacturer or supplier you’re buying from is an honest one, and never take more than the recommended dosage.

As with any unstudied drug, kratom has an inherent risk. No drug, even a natural herb, is 100% safe. The primary problem is that the unregulated dietary supplements industry markets all sorts of stuff – and sometimes what’s in the package isn’t what’s advertised. Just proceed with caution whenever you’re buying any natural dietary supplement.

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