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Kratom High: What Does It Feel Like?

As many as fifteen million Americans (https://www.americankratom.org/images/Kratom_Population_2019.pdf)  are regularly using Kratom. You’ve probably wondered what all the buzz is about.  Maybe you have friends or family who use Kratom, and you would like to find out more about it.

Perhaps you feel as if you need more energy in your life.  Maybe you have a chronic medical condition and are looking for relief from pain.  It could be that you suffer from stress or anxiety.  Or you might just be looking for a nice safe kratom high to enhance your relaxation time. 

Kratom could be the natural answer that you are looking for.

Like just about everything, Kratom can be used in good, helpful ways.  It can also be harmful if not used in the right way.  Maybe you would like to use Kratom to get a safe, happy kratom high.  So it’s a good idea to get the facts and decide for yourself if Kratom is right for you.

Here you can find the truth about Kratom – the kind of results you can get when using Kratom, and how to choose the right Kratom for you.  You can find out the best dose for your needs and wants, and the best way to take it.

If you want to know more about having a safe, enjoyable high with Kratom, then this is the place for you!

What is Kratom?

Kratom is made from the leaves of a natural plant, Mitragyna Speciose Korth, which is a native tree found in South East Asia.  It has been used for centuries by people in that part of the world to help improve their mood, to calm and cheer them, and to ease their aches and pains.  It was the village medicine tree for many ills, and people turned to it for help in the days before modern medicine.  To this day, many people rely on Kratom for their day to day medical and relaxation needs. 

The Kratom leaves are chewed, fresh or dried.  They can be used to make a tea. They can be crushed and used to produce a substance called Mitragynine.  Kratom is generally available now as a powder, in regular or enhanced strength.

Is Kratom Legal?

Kratom is legal in just about all of the United States. The DEA did make a decision to class this plant as a Schedule 1 drug in 2016, but that decision was challenged by many users and by many in the medical world. It was argued that Kratom had a lot of benefits.  It was decided that the DEA would not go ahead and list it as a drug.  The DEA has made no move to make any changes in the status of Kratom since then.

You should check to see if there are any rules that apply in your area.

Local restrictions include:

Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Tennessee, and Wisconsin have a complete ban

San Diego, CA – has a complete ban

Sarasota County FL – has a complete ban

Jerseyville IL – has a complete ban

Illinois, New Hampshire – you must be over 18 years old to buy or use it

There is a discussion about whether Kratom is a good or a bad thing.  Used incorrectly, it can be dangerous (just like alcohol, for example).  

How does Kratom work?

Kratom can be used to help you:

Feel more lively and full of energy

Work and play harder and achieve more

Feel less tired, and have more energy

Relieve aches and pains

Reduce levels of blood sugar

Lower feelings of depression

Reduce feelings of anxiety

Treat and prevent swelling and inflammation

Improve the quantity and quantity of your sleep

Boost your immune system

Overcome withdrawal symptoms from opiate addiction

Depending on the dosage you use, Kratom can also give you a high

The Science Made Easy

Kratom acts very like an opiate.  But don’t be alarmed, Kratom is NOT an opiate.  Opiates are substances that are made from opium, which comes only from the poppy plant.  Kratom does work on the brain like an opiate though.  It releases chemicals in the brain, about twenty of these in all.  A few of these chemicals lead to feelings of calm, wellbeing, and even euphoria.  Euphoria could be described as a feeling of great happiness, joy, calm, and contentment.  You feel chilled and mellow.

What Is A Kratom High Like?

If you take Kratom in low doses, you will not experience a high.  If you use a higher dose, then you will experience feelings of:

Euphoria – extreme happiness as the brain is flooded with dopamine. This is very like the feeling that an opiate will produce.

In order to achieve the euphoric high, you need to take a higher dose than usual of Kratom.  Lower doses will produce milder effects, including:

Calm and relaxation.  It feels as if your troubles are far behind.

Reduced stress. If you have been feeling tense, stressed, and as if life is getting on top of you, these feelings will slip away.

Friendliness and sociability.  You will find it easy to relate to people and to be comfortable in a social situation.

Pain relief.  Nagging pains that have troubled you for years can be soothed away, leaving you feeling whole and healthy.  Instead of troubling, addictive opiates, you can, with care, use Kratom for pain relief and obtain great results.  Between 2000 and 2015, prescriptions for opioids increased by four times.  

Increased energy.  These days, instead of a cup of coffee in the morning to get them going, lots of people in America like to drink a cup of Kratom tea.  It gives you that feeling of alertness and energy without the jittery feeling that can come from coffee.

In its area of origin, South East Asia, manual workers often begin their day by chewing raw Kratom leaves.  It gives them a boost for their day.  Most people in the west use Kratom, not for a high, but to produce the milder effects that we list above.

What Kinds Of Kratom Can I Buy?

You will find several different kinds of Kratom available, and they all have slightly different properties.  Here are some of the varieties that you will most likely find online and in your local smokeshop stockist:

White Vein Kali.  This is popular with users who are hoping to achieve that nice euphoric effect.

Red Vein Kali. This is a good choice if you are looking for a calming, soothing effect.

Green Vein Kali. Good for relieving pain, and it also has an energizing effect.

Ultra Enhanced Indo.  People use this if they have social difficulties. Has very strong euphoric effects.

Maeng Da. Relieves pain and also boost your energy levels.

Bali. Often chosen for its ability to produce a euphoric high.

Is Kratom Addictive?

Around 50% of people who use Kratom show symptoms of dependence, psychological and physical, after six months of use.  (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24698080)

But think about it. That means that 50% of people don’t show those signs. They use Kratom and enjoy the good effects without becoming addicted.  After all, an adult can enjoy a beer or a glass of wine without becoming an alcoholic!

 That means that careful and responsible use of Kratom can bring you the benefits without the potential drawbacks.  People who regulate their use, and take modest doses occasionally, are not likely to become addicted.

What About Dosage?

If you are new to Kratom, then the motto, “Slow and steady wins the race” is a good one to go by.

Getting to the right dose is a matter of trial and (let’s hope not too much) error.  If you are a small person, start at the smaller end of the dosage recommendation.  If you are a strapping 200lb, 6 foot 4-inch specimen, then you can probably go for a little more.  Bur people vary in their reaction to Kratom, and it isn’t necessarily the small person who needs a very low dose, or the large person who can use a high dose.

It’s best to start at around 1.5 to 3 grams of Kratom.  You should allow at least an hour to start feeling the effects.  Don’t rush to take a second dose.  If you don’t feel any effect at all, and it’s your first time using Kratom, then wait until the next day and take a slightly increased dose.  You should allow for at least twenty-four hours to elapse before taking another dose.

Take it easy, and keep a close watch on how your body reacts to Kratom.  It can be useful to keep a record of the product you are using, your dosage and your reaction.

If you didn’t get the reaction that you’d hoped for, then wait at least 24 hours and increase your dose by half a gram.

It can be that as a new user, you feel Kratom has had no effect on you.  But what you may not have noticed is the calming effect.  As less Kratom creates an energizing effect, and more Kratom has a sedative effect, it might be that you have actually taken too large a dose.  So for that reason, it’s important that you don’t hurry to take a second dose.

What Dose Should I Take?

As each person is unique in the way that they respond to Kratom, please use these as a guideline.  Always go lower, rather than higher, if you are not sure of the dose that is right for you.  Different levels of dosage of the same product will produce a different effect.

Using Standard Doses

Mildly stimulating – 2 – 4 grams

Slight more stimulating – 3 – 5 grams

For a mild sedative and strongly stimulant effect – 4 – 6 grams

Gives a very strong stimulant and painkilling effect –  this level of dosage is not recommended for most people, this is for experienced users who understand how their body reacts – 6 – 8 grams

If You Use Ultra-Potent Doses

Mildly stimulating – 1- 3 grams of Ultra-Potent Dose

For sedative and a stimulant effect, which can also give mild feelings of euphoria  – 2 – 4 grams of Ultra Potent Dose

For a stronger effect – similar to the dose above, but more noticeable effects – 3 – 7 grams of Ultra Potent Dose

For a very strong sedative and painkilling effect – 6 -10 grams of Ultra Potent Dose.  Only for very experienced users.

Does Kratom Have Any Side Effects?

If you use Kratom moderately, say, once a week, then you are unlikely to experience much in the way of side effects.  You should be aware that long term use will build up your tolerance to it, so it is a good idea to take a vacation off it of a month or two from time to time.  You might experience some of the following effects:

Feelings of aggression

Feeling upset and agitated

Hallucinations and delusions



Sickness and nausea, including vomiting

Tremors and shaking

Breathing issues

Dry mouth

Anorexia and weight loss

It goes without saying that if you experience any of these symptoms, apart from very mild symptoms which go away quickly, you should consult your doctor.

Is Kratom For Me?

If you are looking for a mild stimulant, the occasional euphoric high, natural relief from pain or help with stress and anxiety, then Kratom is certainly worth a try.  Everything has its downside, so you do need to use it responsibly, bearing in mind that it can create dependency and it might have side effects. Millions of people just like you enjoy using this natural plant sensibly.  It’s a legal substance, easily available, and it can truly enhance your life.

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