At least 1.5 billion people around the world suffer from chronic back pain. If you are one of them, chances are you’ve broken a sweat in a bid to get rid of the excruciating pain.
Yet, expelling the pain seemed like dodging a bullet- impossible.
Now, to what you’ve always craved for- what’s the solution to your countless nights of turning on the bed? Painkillers with numerous side effects?
I bet you’ve tried that already.
So, are you looking to switch from harmful painkillers to natural herbal remedies in a bid to put an end to your back pain?
If so, you should read this write-up. Here, we would be throwing more light on a topic the internet has been buzzing about for a while- ‘Can Authentic Kratom help me get rid of pain?’.
Well, let’s find out:
What is Kratom?
Originating from the Southern region of Asia, Kratom is a substance that is fast emerging as an effective natural pain relief alternative. This substance comes from a tree that is native to countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, and Thailand.
Known for its morphine-like effects, Kratom is a natural herb that has been passed down through the centuries; from one generation to another. Asides its analgesic and anxiolytic properties, Kratom is popular for providing other health benefits such as boosting metabolism, eliminating stress, improving the immune system, preventing diabetes, and increasing sexual energy. These and many more health benefits make Kratom peculiar amid the wide variety of available natural remedies.
How does Kratom help relieve pain?
In regard to medicinal uses, there are a dozen of those ascribed to Kratom.
When it comes to treating pain, we discuss the use of Kratom when treating not only physical pain but also emotional/mental pain. Kratom is an effective herb for treating both kinds of pain, but more importantly, without the heavy side effects that accompany most pain killers.
The herb is made up of two active compounds- mitragynine and 7-hydroxy mitragynine- which are similar to the active elements in opioid drugs. To top it up, mitragynine also provides fast, effective, and lasting relief to back pain. Also, the FDA has certified that the substance’s main ingredients are classifiable as opioids, ascertaining the use of Kratom as a substitute for painkillers.
How do these compounds alleviate pain? They speed up the rate of production of hormones known as endorphins. Endorphins are substances produced naturally by the nervous system to relieve stress and pain. They work just like opioids.
With a glance, check out some of the conditions that can be improved through the use of Kratom:
- Any physical pain of any degree, due to any reason.
- Reflex sympathetic syndrome.
- Mild or serious physical trauma
- Irritable bowel syndrome.
- Lupus and other autoimmune diseases.
- Mental stress due to prolonged thinking.
- Complex regional pain syndrome.
To some extent, Kratom can relieve you from pain due to certain diseases. Working as a mild pain reliever, Kratom uplifts your mood, helps you feel better- both physically and mentally- and gives you the freedom from pain you’ve always craved for. Keep in mind that snorting or smoking kratom is to avoid at all costs.
Indeed, Kratom is a suitable alternative for harmful painkillers.
What are the top kratom strains for pain relief?
For your information, there is a variety of kratom strain on the market. Each strain has its unique properties as well. Consequently, the result you would derive from Kratom largely depends on the type and quality of the strain of Kratom you used.
In other words, quality determines the result.
Having said that, here are the top kratom types that are helping individuals overcome the hurdle of pain:
Bali kratom is a healthy brand of Sumatra and Borneo strains and its major base in the Bali region of Indonesia. Pretty obvious where it got its name, right?
Just as previously stated, the analgesic and pain-relieving properties of Kratom is majorly because it comprises of pain-relieving alkaloid 7-hydro mitragynine, as well as mitragynine. In Bali Kratom, the percentage composition of this alkaloid is higher, when put side-by-side with other kratom strains.
Also, this strain possesses a high level of antioxidants which do not only provide an energy boost but also lead to a betterment in the overall wellbeing of the individual.
Presently, there are three available variants of Bali Kratom strains: Red Bali Kratom strains, Green Bali Kratom Strains, and White Bali Kratom strains.
Amongst these three, the most potent strain is the Red Bali Kratom strain.
Here’s a kratom strain that produces pain relief without stimulating an energy boost. This strain is found deep within the jungles of Malaysia. While retaining its pain-relieving properties, the lower concentration of the alkaloid, mitragynine, amounts for its less-sedative nature. Due to this reason, it is more preferred for aged people.
Unlike Bali Kratom, the popular vein colors for pain relief are the Green and Red strain colors- the Green Malay Kratom and Red Malay Kratom.
Maeng Da Kratom
What makes this strain unique among others is the fact that it doesn’t occur naturally. Instead, it has been specifically bred in a way in which it would produce a high concentration of pain-relieving alkaloids.
Again, Maeng has the edge over Bali in that, even though they have similar levels of concentration of alkaloids, it is less sedating in nature.
How do you choose the right dosage?
Once you’ve thoroughly researched and picked the right strain for you, the next issue of concern would be the dosage you should use.
The dosage for everyone is different and is dependent on personal factors such as age, weight, and health of the user. You should stick to the dosage directions on the product label, or better still, consult a healthcare professional to recommend the right dosage for you.
A general rule of thumb when using Kratom is to start small and gradually increase the dose until you reach an amount that produces the desired result.
The bottom line
Kratom has proved itself to be a suitable substitute for opioid drugs; a substitute that eliminates the extra side effects that accompany most painkillers. So yeah! It can help with your pain.