Have you ever considered trying out kratom for chronic pain? It is an up-and-coming option for those seeking alternative options to manage their chronic pain. It has recently risen in popularity alongside it’s more popular partner, CBD oil, as additional “natural” ways to manage chronic pain.
Kratom for chronic pain
Have I tried kratom for my chronic pain? Yep, I sure did. However, there is a great deal of information that you need to take into consideration when you think about trying kratom. And honestly, it isn’t quite as cut and dry in terms of information the way CBD often is. Mostly because it works very differently than CBD.
What is kratom?
I’m not Wiki or anything (you can find that info here) but basically kratom is a tree native to Southeast Asia. It has been used to treat everything from muscular skeletal issues to headaches.
Different than CBD
Kratom works in your brain in a similar way to opioids. It interacts with the same receptors and because of that, it does have an additional “addiction” factor to it with CBD doesn’t typically have. That is part of the reason that many people use it to smooth the transition off of dr prescribed opioids. Especially in light of the recent “opioid epidemic” that has left many chronic pain patients without access to adequate pain relief options.
It does have a longer list of possible side effects than CBD and also can cause complications if too much is taken or if it is mixed with the wrong medications.
How do people use kratom for chronic pain?
By no means a “guide,” some general information about how people use it is in a powdered form, mixed with a drink, or in capsules. It is very potent in flavor (by that, I mean it tastes absolutely disgusting!). But it can be mixed similar to a hot tea, or often combined with something acidic like orange juice.
Strains of kratom
Like the different types of CBD, there are different strains of kratom, each known for having a different effect when used for chronic pain. The “main” strains are identified by color and are, red, green, and white. Now from there, many are mixed and matched for different combinations of the effects you might need. Using different strains of kratom for chronic pain is a complex system of trial and error.
There are many things to consider
When it comes to using kratom, there are many things to consider. In order to make informed decisions, you need to know as much as you possibly can. In light of that, this article is just a start of bite size pieces of information that I will be posting in the coming weeks.
So, I will go a little more in depth on the current legal status of kratom for chronic pain, my specific experiences, if I recommend it, and how to discern reputable distributors from those less than trustworthy. While it may not be as cut and dry as CBD, there is a great deal of valuable pain relief that is available from kratom, but there is certainly a lot of consider as well. Until then, check out a few other articles on kratom for chronic pain listed below.