Kratom is a tree from the coffee family whose leaves are used to treat different conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Scientifically it is known as Mitragyna Speciosa. Mitragynine is a compound substance found in kratom which acts like opioid drugs such as codeine and morphine to relieve pain. It relieves pain by binding to opioid receptors of the brain, thus explaining the antidepressant and anti-anxiety impact.
Kratom is mostly used as a pill, capsule, or extracts. Other types consist of gums and tinctures. The leaflets of kratom can also be chewed or brew the dehydrated leaves or crushed leaves as tea. Notably, to stimulate mood and enhance physical ability, the stalk of kratom is eaten or consumed as a tea.
Behavior of Kratom Strains To Show Effects
Mainly Kratom is categorized based on vein color and there are three veins, white, red, and green vein kratom. Those are further divided into multiple kratom strains based on region. For instance, Bali Kratom, Indo Kratom, Thai Kratom, Malaysian Kratom, and Maeng Da kratom strains. Each kratom strain has a different alkaloid structure and has a different capacity to ingest and show the results.
Some strains of kratom are sedative, some are energetic and some are relaxant and analgesic in nature. So their effects also change based on the amount of dosage. Let’s get in details of how long different kratom strains take to show effects.
How long It Takes For Kratom Effects to Show Up?
For the effects of kratom to kick in, it takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes which will last for 2 hours in a small dose event and 8 hours for a higher dose. If you want to have more strong effects that prolong up to 8 hours, you can take 4 to 5 grams of the substance and about 7 to 8 grams of the same. Notably, regular kratom users incur the effects of kratom after 3 to 4 minutes after consumption.
Kratom users who take the substance after taking a full meal, the top effects can last for 1.5 and 2.5 hours approximately. When kratom is taken in an empty stomach, the results will roughly take 30 minutes for them to show up. Generally, it takes 5 hours for kratom effects to appear. It may take even 90 minutes for the impacts to be seen when kratom is taken after meals. It will also take some time for the effects of kratom to appear when it is consumed in capsule form since capsule need to be dissolved first in the stomach for it to be effective in the body, thus leading to its delay. Usually, the results of kratom do not change when taken in powder form.
Also, kratom tolerance is experienced differently among users. Notably, this is because the effects primarily depend on the person consuming it since kratom is high dose-dependent. Some may experience it after a few days of consumption, while others will take even weeks before it kicks in. Consuming kratom in large doses has adverse side effects. Hence, it is advisable to consume in small doses, especially for beginners.
Lastly, the strains of kratom have different properties and effects. Before taking kratom, you should first consult with your therapist regarding its usage and side effects. This is to ensure you have the right strain and in the right amount.