This article is not a sales article and is not intended to encourage kratom consumption. The use of kratom is not recommended. It is an addictive substance that has a high risk of addiction and possible withdrawal symptoms. Under current Czech law, this substance is not intended for consumption as it is sold as a collector's item.
In the previous article we discussed what kratom is, what its effects and risks are, separately we talked about white kratom and in this article we will discuss green kratom, its effects and dosage. This species is one of the most sought after variants, perhaps because it has the label of the strongest "kratom".
The green kratom, like the red and white ones, comes from the Mitragyna Speciosa tree, and the colour of the kratom depends on how the leaves are processed. The leaves may have different coloured veins, which only indicate the age of the leaf, but are not related to the final colour of the kratom and its effect.
The process of turning the plant into a powder begins by drying the leaves in cooler but dry indoor environments. After a predetermined period of time, they are allowed to dry outdoors to the desired state before being fed into a crusher that grinds them into a powder. All other kratoms are made from green kratom, but differ in the length of fermentation. Green kratom consists of only 100% pure leaves without veins and does not go through the fermentation process.
The leaves of the tree are rich in alkaloids. The main indole alkaloids include mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. The alkaloids exert a strong analgesic effect on the human body. There is a very high risk of addiction when kratom is used, as highlighted by animal studies. Mitragynine may have addictive properties.
The aroma of green kratom is earthy and resembles green tea. In general, green kratom is characterised by its uplifting and stimulating properties, similar to white kratom.
Kratom is most commonly taken in the form of powder, capsules, tea, paste, and crushed leaves.
Similar to white kratom, the best variety for green kratom is the 'Super' variety. For example, Super Green, which produces euphoria and increased energy, is referred to as the strongest kratom. This variety contains a very high proportion of an alkaloid called mitragynine.
The Green Borneo variety is renowned for its ability to relax muscles and relieve mild pain symptoms.
Green Maeng Da has stimulating effects and helps to improve concentration and focus.
The mentioned varieties act similarly, so it depends on the user's preferences.
Other varieties of green kratom include Green Bali, Green Thai, Pure Green, Green Malay, Green Entikong, Green Indo and Green Elephant.
There are many types of green kratom and the effects vary according to the processing method and place of origin. Therefore, let's take a look at the effects of green kratom more generally.
The green "shorty" promises:
- increased energy, physical vitality and mental stimulation
- maintaining vigilance
- improve concentration
- a sense of calm (relief from stress and depression)
- increased communicativeness, encouraging social interaction
- improvement of mood
- relief from mild to moderate pain
It is true that the effects of green kratom depend on the individual and depend on a lot of factors such as the health of the user, the tolerance of the body and the dose. A low or high dose of kratom can produce different effects, even if it is the same variety.
For example, the Green Malay variety promises energy and motivation at a low dose, but can induce euphoria or intense relaxation and sleep at higher amounts. This brings us to the most important thing - kratom dosage.
Dosing kratom is a bit tricky because it is still a collector's item, hence the lack of instructions on how to use it on its packaging. This can be based on general recommendations that appear on the internet, especially on e-shops selling the substance.
A typical dose of kratom is between 1-5g, if you are a beginner it is recommended to start with the lowest dose, 1g. You should also know what effect you want to achieve. A low dose is good if you want extra energy, strength and motivation, a higher dose is good for relaxation or sleep. Of course, as we already know, it also depends on the variety.
General dosage recommendations for kratom:
- Low dose: 1-2 g.
- Medium dose: 2-5 g.
- High dose: above 5 g, in such high doses there is a risk of overdose and the appearance of side effects (vomiting, dizziness, hallucinations), in addition, you go opposite to build up tolerance, which greatly increases the risk of developing addiction.
Repetition is the mother of wisdom, so always start with the lowest possible dose and observe how the substance affects you. The effect will appear in about 10 minutes and its maximum effect occurs about an hour after ingestion. As a rule, the effect lasts 3-9 hours, depending on the size of the dose and the type of kratom.
Although information is emerging that points to the positive benefits of kratom, the truth is that there is a lack of research on how to use this substance safely. General dosage recommendations are not scientifically validated, so a safe dose cannot be established. Keep in mind that kratom should not be taken every day and for more than 14 days straight, otherwise there is a risk of quickly building up a tolerance, leading to addiction, possible withdrawal symptoms, and unwanted side effects that include muscle tremors, nausea, toxic liver damage, sweating, insomnia, and aggression.
Once adequate research has emerged to evaluate the safety, dosage, potential benefits, risks, interactions with other substances and side effects, the therapeutic potential of green kratom, which is still speculated, could be confirmed.
For the time being, there is no regulation of this substance, which could soon change in the Czech Republic, as an amendment is being discussed that will focus not only on kratom, but also on cannabinoids such as HHC, HHC-P and THCP. However, how this all turns out depends on the government's decision.
In conclusion, we would like to stress that the use of kratom is definitely not recommended. If you still feel curious, consult your doctor before using it, especially if you want to try it as a pain reliever.
Original text: Patricie Mikolášová, translation by AI
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