A majority of us have felt the pain of varying severity in our lives. You hear people discussing pain-relieving remedies all the time. Has the thought of a natural pain reliever, like kratom, crossed your minds?
Pain is debilitating. It affects the overall functionality. Humans are ready to try any remedy to get rid of their pain. So why not kratom, a herbal remedy?
The worst pain may not be completely alleviated by kratom, but you will be surprised to know that some strains of kratom work miraculously to relieve the pain.
Kratom, a Southeast Asian medicinal herb, is a harbor of a variety of beneficial effects, spanning from energizing you to putting you to sleep. The secret is in the strains of kratom!
Before knowing the pain-relieving strains of kratom, the first and foremost question that may ring a bell is:
Can Kratom Relieve Pain?
There is no absolute answer to this. However, it has helped many individuals in alleviating their pain. Kratom has been a popular choice for those who want to get rid of all the chemicals they are taking in the name of analgesics. They want a chemical-free remedy.
Kratom is free of chemicals but full of alkaloids!
The primary effects of kratom are attributable to its alkaloids, the two most important being mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine.
These alkaloids bind to the opioid receptors of the brain, helping in relieving pain and calming the nerves.
Have You Ever Thought About What Pain Is?
The classical book definition of pain is:
‘An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.’
Pain can either be sudden that is acute, or it may persist for months. Any pain that is present for three or more months is considered chronic pain.
Chronic pain is frustrating! If you are one of those who have been a victim of chronic pain, you will relate to this feeling.
Chronic pain affects your daily activities of life, your performance at work, your relationships, your mood, and virtually affects every aspect. It makes you lose interest in otherwise exciting activities.
Why Choose Kratom For Pain Relief?
Chronic pain is usually treated with opioids. But opioids have their own set of adverse effects, including dependence, addiction, and potential for abuse. Other analgesics also have a huge list of side effects.
Therefore, those who want to go chemical-free they look for alternatives. What can be better than a natural herb that can mimic opioid effects?
Kratom binds to mu (μ), delta (δ), and kappa (κ) opioid receptors helping in alleviating pain. Kratom not only helps with the pain but modifies the feelings overall. It calms the anxiety, fights depression, induces euphoria, helps with the sleep, so on and so forth.
When choosing kratom, you will have to choose wisely. Although all strains of kratom have analgesic effects, several strains are better at relieving pain than others.
Which Kratom Vein Serves The Purpose When It Comes To Pain?
Experts can be heard hooting Red! Red!
We hear you! You are correct!
For beginners, a brief introduction to the kratom strains according to veins won’t take any longer. Kratom plants are classified according to the veins and stems of their leaves and according to the place of origin. The former includes Red, White, and Green-veined kratom.
Red helps best with the pain and anxiety, i.e., soothes your nerves, white is more like a stimulant that energizes you and enhances your focus, and green has effects midway between red and white. Effects kick in within 5 to 10 minutes and last for hours. So now you also know why the answer is red!
After determining that, let’s focus on strains according to the origin. Here we have compiled a few strains that will help the most with your pain. We will reveal with the less common ones first.
1) Red Sunda
Red Sunda that grows on the Sunda islands in the Malay archipelago has one of the most convincing reviews.
If you have never tried this strain, you might be highly curious to at least try it once after reading the feedback from the consumers.
This mood enhancer and pain reliever Sundanese Kratom may not be as readily available as the popular strains. Every vendor might not embellish the shelves of his hop with this miraculous strain.
Do you know the best quality of this strain? It has one of the most effective pain-relieving properties for a prolonged duration. The effects don’t wear off within minutes.
Along with alleviating pain, it induces euphoria and may make you drowsy, so the best time to take Red Sunda is at night. This will help you have a pain-free and deep sleep.
2) Red Ketapang
Growing in the jungles of Borneo, Indonesia, this kratom has one the most potent and robust soothing effects. To date, there are no commercial replicas of this strain. It grows only in the soils of its natural habitat, the Ketapang jungle, under the scorching sun, on tall trees.
Therefore, it’s not easily available at commercial stores. Only well known, top sellers offer this strain to their customers.
It sounds more like a diamond in the world of kratom! Doesn’t it?
This newer and wilder strain is one of the most sedative kratoms with substantial ability to defeat the pain.
However, bear in mind that its sedative potential makes it an evening kratom treat. Avoid taking it during the day unless you are on vacation and have nothing to do except sleeping comfortably!
3) Red JongKong
Users of Jongkong kratom swear by its miraculous pain relieving capability. If you are tired of groaning with the pain, try it, and thank later!
This strain not only alleviates the pain but also calms the anxiety surrounding the pain. It helps you immerse into the serenity where the pain disappears, and only peace prevails.
Again, this strain might put you to sleep; so if you are taking it for the first time, it is better to take in the evening after you are done with your daily chores.
Later on, when you get aware of its effects on you, you are at liberty to decide when to consume this kratom.
4) Bentuangie Kratom
If you are suffering from chronic pain and want to take a break from the opioids you are taking, you must take two steps: one, pay a visit to your healthcare professional; second, try Bentuangie Kratom.
Bentuangie Kratom is one of the kratom strains that best mimics the effects of opioids. With milder sedative potential, it can make you go pain-free without disrupting your activities of daily life.
Along with its capability of fighting pain, it can also enhance the mood, mask the depression, and gradually put you to a light, but stress-free sleep.
If you are wondering where it is coming from, then you might want to take a guess!
Yes, it has its roots in the dense forests of Indonesia.
What’s with its name?
Well, it means a tropical blend!
5) Gold Kali
If you are into the kratom world, its hype wouldn’t have spared your ears.
But wait… Is gold a vein color too?
The name is pretty astonishing. The question is surely legit, and so is the answer. Gold Kali is, in fact, red-veined kratom. It is the drying and manufacturing process that the Red Bali goes through, which ultimately fades the red and gives it a golden tinge.
Due to a different drying process, the alkaloids don’t retain the original effects, giving Gold Kali a unique set of effects, hence the hype.
It has enjoyed the status of being the best at treating chronic migraines and tension-type headaches.
Not only that, but it also relieves the anxiety, modulates the mood, and mildly induces sleep. Due to its mild sedating effect, it can be taken during the day too.
6) Red Hulu Kapuas Kratom
If you are tired of trying the typical, well-known strains for your pain, then Red Hulu Kapuas kratom is for you!
Red Hulu Kapuas kratom grows in the vicinity of the Borneo Island of Indonesia. This kratom plant is scarcely grown and takes longer to mature, which explains its limited availability.
The leaves of Red Hulu Kapuas contains a significant amount of 7-hydroxymitragynine, therefore a potent analgesic.
Besides, it can fight depression, boost energy, and fade your stress.
You need to try it to feel the effects!
Correct Kratom Pain Relief Dosage and Method
Analgesic effects of kratom are dependent upon four factors; the strain of kratom, the dosage, the method, and the response of the consumer’s body.
Some strains are more powerful than others; therefore, even a dose of 2 grams may give the desired effects.
Similarly, kratom, when taken by the ‘toss and wash’ method, gives the most potent effects due to the direct absorption and purity. Kratom tea, tablets, or capsules may not be as efficient at killing pain as when ingested directly.
Last but not least, each body reacts differently. An expert might be immune to the effects, hence may need higher doses for the same effect.
This phenomenon is known as tolerance. A beginner’s pain may evaporate with as little as 1 to 2 grams, so it’s best to know your body responses before you consume higher doses.
In a nutshell, kratom, with its excellent analgesic effects, has been successfully alleviating chronic pains of many consumers.
The best selling strains that rule the hearts of those in pain are Red Indo, Red Bali, Malay, Red Thai, White Borneo, etc.
These can be found easily in the nearby stores. Whereas strains like Red Sunda, Red Jongkong, Red Hulu Kapuas, Green Vietnam, etc. are newer ones with limited availability, but heavenly and magnificent effects.
Grab one of these when your eye catches the rare sight!