Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a tree-like plant from Southeast Asia that belongs to the same family of plants as coffee and gardenias. Bulk Kratom Wholesale and M.SPECIOSA has been used as an herbal remedy in Thailand and neighboring countries for hundreds of years for a number of ailments.
It has dose-dependent stimulant and opiate-like effects. In addition to being used for an energy boost as well as for some mild pain relief, there is some anecdotal evidence to suggest that it may be helpful in the management of withdrawal symptoms associated with opiate addiction.
Since 2000, there has been a substantial increase in the rates of kratom use in North America and Europe both as a recreational drug and for the self-management of pain and opiate withdrawal (a practice advised against by most medical professionals).
At a low dose (1-5 g) of kratom, stimulant-like effects predominate. These are felt within 10 minutes and last for 60 to 90 minutes. While reports by users indicate that most people find these effects pleasant, some users experience an uncomfortable sense of anxiety and agitation.
The primary stimulant-like effects of kratom are similar to amphetamine, though less intense, and include:
- Increased energy and alertness.
- Decreased appetite.
- Increased sociability.
- Heightened libido.