Swallow, Smoke, or Sip?
How to Take Kratom for Pain Relief
People suffering from chronic pain do not always want to take hardcore prescription painkillers to find relief. Many prefer to find natural remedies that do not involve heavy opiates.
Did you know that more than 20% of the nation’s population lives with daily, chronic pain? That translates to 50 million people desperate for relief.
If you are one of these chronic pain sufferers looking for an alternative to opioid pain medications, you need to check out kratom. Read this article to learn how to take kratom so you can get control of your pain and begin to enjoy life again!
What Is Kratom?
Kratom is a type of tree growing naturally in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Thailand.
Indigenous cultures in these regions have used kratom as a natural medicine for thousands of years.
Many modern doctors believe some chemicals in kratom may act as opioid painkillers and provide similar relief to pain.
How to Take Kratom for Pain Relief
Kratom comes in a multitude of forms for ingestion. You can swallow, smoke, or sip it depending on what you buy.
In any case, it’s always the leaves of the plant that you ingest. You may consume them fresh, dried, or boiled. Smoking or vaporizing kratom is much less common. Typical forms of kratom include:
- Fresh leaves
- Dried leaves
The traditional method is simply to chew on the fresh kratom leaves after removing the fibrous central vein. However, the strong taste may put some people off.
How to Prepare Kratom for Ingestion
Direct ingestion is the best method you can use to take kratom. This means chewing fresh leaves like people traditionally do in Southeast Asia.
You can also find dried kratom leaves in powdered form. Take dried kratom in a capsule or add it to smoothies or yogurt to mask the taste. You can often find kratom capsule samples online to try before you buy.
The most popular way to take powdered kratom is the “toss n’ wash” method for fast, but short-lived relief. This refers to taking the desired dosage of powder into your mouth. You then take a big sip of water and swill it around before swallowing it.
The second most popular method is to brew the dried leaves or powder into a tea. You boil the kratom powder in purified water for at least 30 minutes. Allow it to sit and then strain it before ingesting for a long-lasting effect.
The method you choose to take kratom does influence the length and strength of its effects. Lower doses provide a stimulant effect while higher doses make you feel sleepy, drowsy, or almost high.
Never start taking kratom, or any other natural medicine, without talking to your doctor first.
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Now you should know how to take kratom for chronic pain relief. Don’t be afraid to explore the different strains of kratom to figure out which one works best for you. There’s no harm in trying a variety of methods to find relief.
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