KRATOM – What is Kratom and what are its effects?

What is Kratom

Kratom is a very versatile herb that can be used as a stimulant or as a relaxant, depending on the dose and the type of leaf. The experience you have with kratom depends on two things: the dose and the type of Kratom. It may sound contradictory, but different doses have totally opposite effects. If you take a low dose, kratom acts as a stimulant. You will feel lively and awake, more social, happy and lively. You may also notice an increase in motivation and attention. Higher doses of kratom work as a relaxer, putting you in a relaxed, almost dreamlike state. It is best to start with a low dose when trying a new type of kratom.


In addition to the dose itself, the different colors of the kratom leaf veins also produce different effects. There are three basic types of kratom: red, white, and green. We are talking here about the color of the central vein of the leaves.

White kratom leaves generally produce a more energizing and stimulating effect. White kratom can improve mood, increase alertness and mental alertness, and give you more motivation. It can also be used as a stimulant to increase concentration and arousal in place of caffeine, for those who work long hours.

Red kratom is the most commonly sold type of kratom. It has a typically more calming effect. This variety of kratom is suitable for releasing tension and relaxing the mind. Even though this strain produces more relaxing effects, its effects are still dose dependent and can be stimulating at low doses.

The effects of green kratom are a mixture of those of white and red. It can give you a slight boost of energy, alertness, and focus, while making you feel relaxed and at ease.

Here is a stimulating, relaxing, aphrodisiac, and euphoric or plant that provides sensations similar to those of opium or cocaine. Kratom is a drug with very different effects. These leaves from Southeast Asia are available everywhere, but what can you expect? We dived into the world of Kratom, an interesting little leaf to say the least.

Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a tropical plant native to Southeast Asia. Traditionally, this herb has been used as a substitute for opium. Kratom is extracted from different trees of the same species. We call this the subspecies. This explains why the effects of kratom may be different. We will tell you more about this later. The height of the trees can vary between 3 and 30 meters. It is the large fresh leaves that are chewed to consume the active substances therein.

Little is yet known about the precise functioning of kratom. In any case, it can be said that Golden Monk Kratom contains many more active ingredients than kratom from other regions or cultivated kratom. The place where the plant grows is therefore very decisive for the effect you will obtain.

Kratom is used in Southeast Asia as a traditional medicine for pain and fatigue. Possession of kratom leaves has been illegal in Thailand since 1943, although it is still widely used there. Kratom is legally available in other countries, including the Netherlands. As we wrote earlier, the exact effect differs depending on the subspecies, as its composition differs quite a bit depending on where the plant grew.

The effects of kratom are often compared to those of a low dose of cocaine or a high dose of opium. It clouds the mind and minimizes pain. At lower doses, kratom has a euphoric and stimulating effect, while at higher doses it is mostly the drowsiness and anesthetic characteristics that become evident. Kratom also has aphrodisiac properties in some people, and therefore sexual desire can be increased in both women and men. Others report just the opposite: libido is completely reduced.

The active substances are attributed to several alkaloids, such as 7-hydroxymitragynine, mitraphilline and mitragynine. Among the various types of kratom, one finds stimulating ingredients in Thai kratom in particular, while kratom from Bali and Malaysia tends to relax rather. Kratom also naturally contains raubasin, a blood pressure reducer known as reserpine due to its many side effects, which is therefore no longer used in many countries.


Kratom has a wide variety of alkaloids. Mitragynine is the main active ingredient, a molecule that binds to opioid receptors in the brain. It is this mechanism of action that supports the main effect of the plant.

Let us look at the Top 8 of the main effects generated by kratom.


One of the most pronounced effects of kratom is that it can improve mood. Kratom can give you positive feelings and happiness, while also providing a general feeling of well-being.

In low doses, kratom is very good for increasing focus, mental alertness and attention. It can bring clarity, and dispel mental fog. This is one of the most popular effects in Thailand, where kratom is used as a performance enhancer for work.


Opioid addiction is a serious problem that can be very difficult to overcome. For those who are addicted to opiates, kratom may reduce withdrawal symptoms. Kratom is not addictive, so you can use it to control your withdrawal symptoms long enough for the drugs to be cleared from your system, without fear of substituting one addiction for another.

Specifically in high doses, Kratom is perfect for a good night’s sleep. Kratom puts you in a state of calm, which helps you prepare for sleep. This is great news for people who want to wake up feeling refreshed in the morning. Some people have even reported having more and more vivid dreams using Kratom.


Consumed in low doses, kratom can be used to get you started in the morning. It acts as a stimulant to give you more energy, and make you feel awake, without restlessness. Depending on the dose and type of kratom, this arousal is usually accompanied by a feeling of mental clarity and focus. This effect can help those who have to work long hours not to feel tired, or those who do hard intellectual work.


With high doses of kratom, you will experience relaxing effects. It helps to eliminate negative thoughts and relieve tension due to its euphoric effects. Kratom does not just help ease the mind; it also helps relieve muscle, which releases physical and emotional tension.

Kratom is very good for being comfortable in social situations due to its relaxing and yet energizing effects. For many people, meeting strangers and talking to new people can be difficult. Kratom improves confidence and even makes socializing with new groups of people enjoyable and fun.


Kratom can also be used as an aphrodisiac or sexual performance enhancer, in men and women, to increase sexual arousal and elevate sensations. If low doses work this way, higher doses might just relax everything a bit too much.

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