The Kratom tree is a tropical deciduous and evergreen tree in the coffee family native to Southeast Asia, and its popularity is growing in the western nations of the world as more and more people are becoming aware of the versatility of this miracle plant. Kratom leaves have encompassed a wide range of uses for centuries, starting with the people of Southeast Asia who have known and utilized the benefits of this magical plant for ages.
Kratom is not a drug, opiate or synthetic substance. Naturally occurring Kratom is an herbal supplement similar to tea and coffee. It behaves as a partial mu-opioid receptor agonist and is used for pain management and energy as well for depression and anxiety. Kratom contains no opiates, but it does bind to the same receptor sites in the brain. Chocolate, coffee, exercise and even human breast milk hit these receptor sites in a similar fashion.
White and Green Vein Kratom strains are known to be stimulants. These strains increase energy, focus and mental acuity, increase concentration, motivation and endurance, energize and enhance mood levels, produce pain and fatigue relief without causing anxiety or restlessness, promote weight loss and stabilize blood pressure and blood sugar levels all while causing an overall feeling of euphoria. White Vein Kratom strains tends to be more energizing than Green Vein Strains.
Red Vein Kratom causes more of a sedative effect in addition to pain and fatigue relief. It is known to decrease depression and anxiety, reduce insomnia, stabilize blood pressure and blood sugar levels and produce an overall feeling of euphoria. Some of the most commonly reported benefits include the relief of symptoms associated with opiate and alcohol withdrawal. While White, Green & Red Vein Kratom strains all aid in opiate and alcohol withdrawal, the Red Horned Kratom Strain contains the highest alkaloid content of any other Red Vein Kratom Leaf making it the most popular strain for combatting withdrawals.
More recently, Kratom has been known to provide allergy and cold symptom relief, act as a cough suppressant and fever reducer, fight intestinal parasites and immune system disorders, treat diarrhea and increase melanin production in the skin to aid in protection from the sun. Another noteworthy benefit of Kratom use is its ability to prolong sexual intercourse. This may all be due to Kratom's rich, antiviral compounds, which contain 20 times the amount of antioxidants found in green tea.