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How Effective Is Kratom In Managing Chronic Pain?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, May 05, 2020

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How Effective Is Kratom In Managing Chronic Pain?

Kratom is a tree, native to the South Asian countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Myanmar. For centuries, natives consumed the leaves of this herbal substance to manage pain and boost the body’s metabolism. There are many working compounds present in Kratom, such as 7-hydroxy mitragynine and mitragynine. These ingredients act as the primary active ingredients.

With the increasing demand for natural supplements, prescribed medication has taken a back seat. Many reasons account for harmful side-effects that come with such medicines. That’s where herbal and natural substances come in the form of alternative medication. Kratom is one of the supplements that has gained considerable popularity because of its roots and history. You can either incorporate it into your lifestyle or add it to your diet or regular meals. You can add the leaves to make your morning tea. All you have to do is search for online or offline stores that provide awesome kratom for sale.

However, if you’re having doubtful thoughts, there are solutions. Questions like ‘is Kratom legal in Canada’ or ‘how to search for legal supplements’ will cross your mind. But you can always look on the web or even maps, to clear your doubts.

Those who are suffering from chronic pain and don’t know how to manage it, given below are some essential pointers you shouldn’t miss.

1.   Kratom can strengthen your immune system.

An immune system hinders the passage for symptoms that may lead to painful ailments. Having a robust immune system can also manage pain, regulate levels amidst the body, and keep you safe from chronic pain. Consuming Kratom helps the active ingredients to communicate and bind with the brain’s opioid receptors. Such communication helps in providing therapeutic effects.

A study found that the alkaloids present in the supplement’s leaves can make a huge impact. The integrative effects tend to affect the strength and resilience of your immunity level. Another factor that affects your immune system is the presence of free radical scavenging and antimicrobial properties of Kratom. This results in making this supplement an antioxidant.

2.   Kratom can fight neuropathic or nociceptive pain.

Pain is one of those factors that put the body to a halt and later leads to further complications. Due to the molecular structure of this herbal substance, its active alkaloids numb the brain receptors, responsible for pain perception. Moreover, the herbal supplement can also treat neuropathic and nociceptive pains.

Nociceptive pain is physical injuries, whereas neuropathic pain, on the other hand, is chronic conditions that further refer to diabetes, cancer, arthritis pain, and so much more. These affect your physical, as well as mental wellbeing significantly. With Kratom’s right dose, you can alleviate their symptoms and lessen the pain in its initiation period.


The active ingredients of the supplement communicate with the receptors of the nervous system responsible for pain perception. Even though there are many types of Kratom available around you, opt for a red/Bali for its analgesic effects.

3.   Kratom as an alternative medicine

We all know what gets covered under insurance and what is not. While acupuncture and massage treatments do not fall under the bar of coverage, helping yourself in treating pain through prescribed medication can be harmful. That’s due to the side-effects of long-term use. Moreover, opioids can result in severe addiction, and once you decide on stepping off the prescribed medication peddle, you’d experience withdrawal symptoms.

That’s when the options of alternative supplements come into play. Going back into history, workers in South Asian countries used to start their day by chewing Kratom leaves. Such a process made their pain-perceiving power fall incredibly, which further made them work efficiently throughout the day.

4.   Kratom for arthritis and much more

Many people incorporate Kratom either through meals or by capsules. Those suffering from arthritis pain tend to move towards such a supplement to carve their way out of it. That’s due to its binding process to the opioid receptors that help in alleviating symptoms that lead to pain. If you happen to take low doses of Kratom, it can also act as a stimulant that would make you energetic. Also, this natural substance can help with opioid withdrawal, mood disturbances, anxiousness, and muscle ache.

Conclusion man-in-maroon-tank-top-763219

Having a body without any pain is a blessing. We all know the long-term use of opioids or medicines can rupture the body process and lead to unprecedented ailments. That is why people tend to go for substitutes like Kratom to treat their pain-related diseases. However, you must consult your doctor before you plan on taking any amount of dose. An expert’s opinion is necessary to avoid further complications.

For more information on Kratom, please visit The American Kratom Association.

Note: We don't treat any named, un-named disease condition or illness. Our job is to help the body to function better. We make no claims about the article above -- but thought you would find it an interesting read.

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Always remember one of my mantras., "The more you know about how your body works, the better you can take care of yourself."

For more details about the natural approach I take with my patients, take a look at the book I wrote entitled: Reclaim Your Life; Your Guide To Revealing Your Body's Life-Changing Secrets For Renewed Health. It is available in my office or at Amazon and many other book outlets. If you found value in this article, please use the social sharing icons at the top of this post and please share with those you know who are still suffering with chronic health challenges, despite receiving medical management. Help me reach more people so they may regain their zest for living! Thank you!


Topics: Chronic Pain Relief, Kratom, Body Pain, Natural Pain Relief

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