5 tips To Make Your Kratom Stronger
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Kratom is an alkaloid-rich botanical from Southeast Asia popular for its therapeutic effects. Although some kratom benefits are anecdotal, one study shows that its dominant and second most dominant alkaloids, Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, induce analgesia and antidepressant-like behavior.
However, the study also shows that the alkaloids are biphasic, meaning they induce opposite effects at high doses. Therefore, you must adhere to low to moderate kratom doses to avoid triggering undesirable side effects.
Nonetheless, multiple natural remedies interact with kratom’s alkaloids to potentiate the botanical’s therapeutic effects. Below is the ultimate kratom potentiation guide once you buy tested White Sumatra.
Kratom Potentiators Overview
Kratom potentiators are natural substances that alter its alkaloid’s pharmacokinetic properties, substantially intensifying the kratom experience. They function as follows to achieve this profound kratom effect.
First, kratom potentiators enhance Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine uptake in the body, leading to a high concentration of the alkaloids in the bloodstream. The high blood alkaloid concentration reduces the time the ingested kratom takes to peak and induces its therapeutic effects.
According to one study, kratom contains over 40 alkaloids besides the two dominant alkaloids. Also, the botanical is available in different strains, white-veined, green-veined, and red-veined kratom strains, and each strain has a unique alkaloid profile. Therefore, kratom potentiators improve the uptake of all kratom alkaloids regardless of the kratom strain and alkaloid profile.
Second, kratom potentiators amplify its effects, allowing you to experience a deeper relief at your usual dose. Also, kratom potentiators produce a lingering impact lasting up to several hours.
Essentially, kratom potentiators give you more value for your money by enhancing its therapeutic benefit so that you get more at the same dose. Kratom is available in different consumable forms, including powders and capsules, but the powders are easier to use alongside potentiators. Therefore, below are the top potentiators that will make your daily kratom dose pack a serious punch.
- Citrus Juice
The juice from citrus fruits like grapefruit, oranges, lemon, lime, and Seville (bitter orange), has a long history of disrupting pharmacokinetics. Pharmacokinetics is the study of how the body interacts with administered drugs.
One study on the effects of grape juice on pharmacokinetics shows that the juice alters pharmacokinetics in approximately 40 drugs. It does so by increasing the concentration-time curve or a graph showing the actual body exposure to a drug after administration. Grape juice increases the time-concentration curve by inhibiting intestinal P450, the hormone that breaks down drugs into metabolites.
Consuming kratom alongside grape juice or other citrus juices increases the concentration-time curve, causing deeper, lingering effects. Moreover, citrus juices have the added benefit of being tasty, helping mellow down kratom powder’s naturally bitter taste.
Coffee can enhance a drug’s therapeutic response by increasing its absorption rate. One study shows that the caffeine-rich beverage hastens gastric emptying, or the rate at which food and ingested drugs move from the stomach into the small intestines for absorption. Second, coffee’s acidic PH increases drug uptake into the bloodstream; according to the study, 65-195 mg of coffee can increase drug uptake by up to 48%.
However, coffee and kratom are cousins, and both have a stimulant effect, although kratom’s stimulant effect is less jittery. Therefore, take low caffeine doses to potentiate kratom. Moreover, avoid taking kratom alongside white kratom strains or other kratom strains known for inducing energy-boosting effects.
- Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea is an herbal infusion preparation containing dried chamomile flowers and water. Although it’s popular for its pleasant taste, chamomile tea is a staple botanical in ancient medicine, including therapeutic effects like relaxation, sleep, and settling the stomach. One literature review shows that chamomile contains antioxidants, flavonoids, and terpenoids that induce its therapeutic effects.
The herbal tea’s potentiating effect on kratom’s alkaloids is slightly different. Rather than increasing absorption, chamomile tea complements Mitragynine’s therapeutic effects, particularly relaxation and sedation.
Chamomile’s therapeutic compounds and kratom’s alkaloids bind to the brain’s Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GkABA) receptors, inducing relaxation and feelings of well-being. Therefore, take kratom alongside chamomile tea at the end of the day for deep, full-body relaxation.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a pantry staple that packs a punch health wise, delivering multiple therapeutic effects, including improving gut health. As a fermented product, apple cider vinegar contains probiotics that help restore and maintain the natural healthy bacteria balance in the digestive tract. Moreover, apple cider vinegar has antioxidant phenols that counter oxidation stress in the body.
On the other hand, one study on kratom’s therapeutic benefits highlighted gastronomical benefits among its most notable therapeutic effects. Therefore, apple cider vinegar complements kratom’s gastronomical benefits and antioxidant properties, potentiating its health effects.
Turmeric is a significant element in Aryuvedic medicine and has various purported health benefits, including anti-inflammation, antioxidant properties, mood elevation, and maintaining gut health. Although kratom and Turmeric use different mechanisms of action to induce their therapeutic benefits, they induce similar effects. Therefore, concurrently taking the two Southeast Asian herbs induces potent therapeutic benefits.
Kratom is a potent therapeutic agent on its own but is a force of nature when paired with any of the highlighted potentiators. Adventurous kratom consumers combine the botanical with more than one potentiator, creating “kratom cocktails.”
However, not every remedy, despite being natural, not every kratom potentiator will agree with you. So experiment with each until you find the perfect kratom potentiator for your needs.