How Kratom is beneficial in treating depression?
December 11, 2019
In the United States of America, one in three people has been seen to be suffering from depression. Kratom is seen to display a variety of benefits, one of its sought after benefits would be its antidepressant capabilities. This makes Kratom quite the hit in the U.S.
It falls in the grey area, where-in it is not put in the ailment category nor is it taken lightly. It is a very serious matter if left unattended can be very serious. If you ever come across friends or family suffering from depression, you must convince them or be supportive in seeking help.
What is Depression?
It is a disorder that involves emotion/mood, it is often seen to occur after traumatic or sad experiences, loss of a dear one or some experiences that have caused someone to change. Clinically it is defined as the malfunctioning of the neurotransmitter called ‘Serotonin’, this would be at very low levels. This can be identified by symptoms such as inactivity, migraines, sleeping problems, feeling bored, loss of confidence, lethargy, and suicidal thoughts.
It is seen to affect not only the person suffering from it but also the people around this person, people suffering from it find it hard to maintain relationships and a job.
How does Kratom help with Depression?
Kratom has several alkaloids, these naturally formed alkaloids react with the opioid receptors of the brain. Mitragynine is one of the many alkaloids present in Kratom, which is proven to have a euphoric and energizing effect on the consumer. In this way, it blocks pain and other symptoms that occur due to the onset of depression by increasing serotonin levels in the user.
This generally results in the following effects:
- Better appetite
- Better focus
- Good mood
- Increased energy
- Enhanced concentration
These effects are beneficial to the person for functioning well in a community that they belong to and as well as in maintaining healthy relationships.
Best strains for Anti-Depression
Kratom offers a variety of benefits and its antidepressant capabilities are just one of them. It helps to know which strain to choose or to know which strain would work best for you.
Red Vein Bali
This strain is preferred for its sedating effects, it is beneficial in treating people suffering from depression with its ability to soothe pain and of course it’s sedating properties.
The green Malay kratom is another popular option when it comes to using Kratom for treating depression. This is strain is taken for depression because of its mood uplifting properties without making the user experience euphoria.
Both the above strains when consumed are seen to provide the users with an energy boost which in turn helps take care of many symptoms such as lethargy, laziness, feeling unmotivated and feeling perpetually tired.
People who have been diagnosed with HyperActivity are however advised to practice precaution when consuming these strains since its seen to induce side effects in such people. It is necessary to consume a good grade of Kratom since sub-par quality is seen to induce side effects and might even worsen the condition.
Best Dosage to treat Depression
We recommend anywhere between 3-4 grams of Red Vein Bali/ Green Malay Kratom to experience the full effects. Care should be taken when consuming a dosage between 13-15 grams.
We suggest a maximum of 15 grams for everyday usage, any dosage above this will cause the user to develop a tolerance much faster. We suggest the user make use of the ‘Teaspoon measure’ which corresponds to 2.5 grams of dosage per spoon.
We recommend that the dosage be limited to 5 grams for every 5-6 hours. If you are looking to use Kratom over extended periods we suggest limiting to dosage between 0.5-2 grams per day which can be beneficial in experiencing all its effects and without developing much of a tolerance.
We further recommend the following User Guide for different types of users:-
For people just getting into Kratom, for an ‘Ideal Dosage,’ we suggest anywhere between 2-4 grams per day.
For people that use it regularly, we suggest a dosage of between 5-8 grams, this will help the consumer to feel the effects that they are looking for while also making sure as to not develop a tolerance.
For experts, we suggest nothing more than 11-15 grams per day, this is necessary to feel the effects without developing a tolerance.
The user must be aware of the fact that Kratom is a tool that one can use in battling depression and it is not the absolute answer to depression. A person that is willing to move and progress out of their slump/depressed state is still the best and the most effective way of battling depression. Kratom does help in battling depression but in the end, it still comes down to the user’s actions as well as his determination.