A brief intro to Kratom High
Kratom or Mitragyna Speciosa has grown extremely popular in the last decade or so. This herb from Southeast Asia has taken the alternative medicine industry by a storm offering a wide array of benefits. In the midst of all this, Kratom has also been in the news with claims that it can actually get you high. The fact that Kratom is a controlled drug in most countries also raises speculations that it can actually be euphoric. In the United States, it is recognized as a substance of concern. This doesn’t make it illegal to possess or use, but it does contribute to the debate that it can cause some highness thus the legality issue.
Perhaps the biggest concern about Kratom high stems from the fact that Kratom has been used in treating opiate withdrawal. It interacts with the opioid receptors in the brain the same way opioids do. In doing so, it prevents the brain’s craving for opioids, thus easing the withdrawal symptoms. This raises the question; can Kratom actually deliver the same high like opiates?
Can You Get High from Using Kratom?
One of the reasons why Kratom has grown so popular is that it can yield different effects. It can help with pain, sleep problems, anxiety, stress, and so on. The exact results that the user will experience are dependent on several factors, including the specific Kratom strain used and dosage.
When Kratom is used at low doses, it acts as a stimulant. This helps in increasing your energy levels as well as boosting your concentration and other mental functions. As you increase the dose, the herb starts to act as an analgesic and a sedative. It will help to release stress and offer relaxation. However, when you increase the dosage to extremely high levels – from 8 grams going upwards – the user will start feeling euphoric. So yes, Kratom can get you high. However, it’s not the typical high that’s associated with other opiates. It’s not like the high you’ll get from say cocaine or marijuana. With Kratom, it’s more of a rush. That’s because while Kratom interacts with opioid receptors the same way opiates do, they don’t attach to the receptors like typical opiates.
It should be noted that the different Kratom strains out there have different effects on the body. The potency also varies moving from one strain to the next. For that reason, not all Kratom strains will give you the same highness. In general, all of them can get you high since they all interact in the same manner with opioid receptors, but the intensity of the highness will vary based on the alkaloid composition of the specific strain used.
What Does Kratom High Feel Like?
After intentionally or unintentionally using lots of Kratom, here are some of the feelings that you should expect:
Kratom has successfully been used in easing stress and anxiety. It has also helped to reduce depression, promote relaxation, and ultimately to make it easier for one to fall asleep. How this is achieved is through the release of pleasure chemicals or neurotransmitters such as dopamine. When these chemicals are released, they cause a surge in feelings of happiness and pleasure. The feeling gets even more intense as you up the dose. A highly concentrated strain will also intensify the pleasure.
Kratom is one of the best ways of calming down the nerves. Most people usually utilize Kratom tea for this particular purpose. It works in as little as 10 minutes to help you unwind and clear your mind. This is partly how it helps in dealing with stress, anxiety, and insomnia.
Before feeling euphoric, most people usually feel extreme relaxation. This effect can also be achieved by taking moderate dosages. Therefore, if you are more interested in relaxation and not necessarily feeling high, you can simply take moderate doses of Kratom. It could keep you relaxed while also allowing you to carry on with your other duties.
- Enhanced Sociability
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Kratom can improve your interaction with other people. This is a very common effect with opiates, alcohol, and other drugs. Kratom is no different. The herb will boost your self-confidence, making it easier for you to initiate and sustain conversations. This is one of the reasons why people going to social gatherings use Kratom. Maybe introverts can take advantage of this herb to improve their interactions.
- Pain Relief
Analgesia is one of the best properties of Kratom thanks to two critical active compounds known as 7-hydroxymitragynine and mitragynine. The herb has been used in easing different kinds of pain, making it a great alternative to chemical-based medications. Other opioids such as morphine are also known to deliver the same effect. However, Kratom edges out these compounds because it is effective, plus it provides additional benefits without being as addictive.
Some form of pain relief usually accompanies kratom high because both of them require high doses. You probably won’t feel this effect if you’re not feeling any kind of pain, though.
- Increased Energy
This is one of the most interesting effects that could come with Kratom high. Opioids usually get you high but hardly do you come across one that will also boost your energy levels. In most cases, they’ll affect your performance as they may end up inducing sleep.
With Kratom, you can get high and enjoy a boost in energy levels simultaneously. This may be a good or bad thing, depending on how you look at it. You’d like it if you want mild euphoria and still get a few tasks done. However, if all you wanted was euphoria and to doze off, then you may be disappointed. The good news is that the specific Kratom strain you are using will also influence whether you’ll see an increase in energy levels or not. You increase your chances of enjoying the benefit by going for the more energizing strains.
Disadvantages of Kratom High
Before you rush to buy Kratom for the sake of getting high, you should consider the following.
Kratom can be addictive. After using Kratom for some time, your body will develop tolerance to the substance. This will force you to keep on increasing the dose. After some time, your body will end up building physical and psychological dependence on the herb. This is no different from what opioids do. Fortunately, the effects of Kratom addiction are nowhere as harmful as opioid addiction.
Kratom abuse can result in severe adverse reactions. To get high, you need to take a considerable amount of Kratom. Unfortunately, high doses of Kratom also expose you to adverse reactions. These include but are not limited to jitteriness, irritability, aggression, headaches, stomach upsets, insomnia, drowsiness, stomach cramps, etc.
Kratom is a good source for relaxation and unwinding. However, I believe that it should not be consumed with the intention of getting high. That’s simply because you’ll have to take lots of it and this opens the door to endless complications.
Since high doses of Kratom can get you high, it also means that you need to be careful about how much of Kratom you are taking for the other purposes. The last thing you’d want is taking a sedative which ends up getting you euphoric while at work or in school.