What are the Negative Effects of Kratom?


Life can be complicated at times. There are always two sides to almost everything: the good and the bad. Quite often we focus so much on the good that we fail to acknowledge the bad and vice versa. Raising our expectations quite high can backfire as not everything turns out to be as good as it seems to be.

You have quite a lot of useful stuff to do with a particular object, but it is also likely that there are many negatives with doing so which we just fail to realize until it is too late. Pessimistic behaviour can be good at times if one learns to make the most out of it. Also, the law of physics that states every action has an equal and opposite reaction applies equally to all objects of use too.

Take the tree Mitragynine speciosa for instance. A deciduous evergreen that is indigenous to Malesia floristic region and Indochina has been used extensively for its benefits. Right from medicinal properties to psychoactive nature, there is a lot that Kratom (popular name of Mitragyna Speciosa) has been used for.

It works great as a sedative, painkiller, mood enhancer and antidiarrhoeal. For these health benefits, it has been used extensively in many parts of the world. Its medicinal properties are being studied on an advanced basis to help us realise its maximum potential and make its best use. However, just like it has been mentioned above, its health benefits come with a cost, the fact that it has negative effects too.

Firstly one needs to realise that the leaves of Kratom tree are quite powerful for many purposes. Thus, one needs to get its dosage right. Overdosing on these leaves could lead to many health complications that need to be avoided as far as possible.

At the same time, insufficient dosages will not show any significant results even over a period of time. There are other reports too that hint at negative health effects of Kratom but these were in conjunction with the consumption of additional illegal substance so nothing full proof could have been concluded from that.

Given its many health benefits, one serious problem with Kratom or its products could be an addiction. Using it once for your benefit can gradually turn into a habit which can be disastrous later on. In Thailand, many of the indigenous people use Kratom or its products on a regular basis.

Those people who are heavily dependent on Kratom can easily get addicted and kratom has side effects. Some were reported to have witnessed weight loss and physical exhaustion and withdrawal. Abruptly quitting it too can lead to health complications that you need to avoid at any cost. So it can be quite an ordeal if Kratom consumption goes wrong for anyone.

Other health related symptoms and problems too like muscles aches, crying, running nose, irritability has been witnessed due to Kratom consumption. In some cases, there is a chance of getting diarrhoea and muscle jerking.

As far as its consumption is concerned one needs to keep it in mind to stick to moderate levels. Health issues seldom develop in people who use Kratom occasionally, just like any medicine or drug. In some conditions, people can develop allergic reactions to Kratom in spite of using it in moderation so side effects depend upon individuals and nothing specific can be said with certainty.

Consuming Kratom or its products in excessive quantities is detrimental to our health and can lead to physiological reactions and vomiting, as the body tries to preserve itself. Hence, one needs to be extra cautious regarding its dosage and avoid excessive consumption at all costs.

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