Is kratom Safe?

Kratom is safe to use but side effects depend on the strains and how you consume kratom. Extracts are stronger compared to raw leafs. And they can induce unpleasant side effects.

High doses can cause constipation because of the diarrhea controlling qualities of kratom. Not common. It can be avoided if you increase your fiber and water intake. Vomiting is also a side effect with high doses.

Some people report they experience upset stomach because they are sensitive to the leaves. If you have a sensitive stomach, you can use a more concentrated form of kratomlike tinctures or mild powders.

You can also experience the “kratom hangover” if you take a large dose and then suddenly stop. Be thoughtful with your dose, and you should be okay.

Too much kratom can also throw your sleep cycles off guard, which is Common for people who use a stimulative strain late at night.

Overusing kratom builds up a tolerance, and the positive effects are no longer felt. How much tolerance depends on the potency of the strain and individual biochemistry.

Avoid tolerance by not taking anything from time to time. Let your receptors return to their normal state. Try to change strain, so you don’t get the “single strain syndrome.” People who switch to another strain from the previous one report it’s almost like the first time they tried kratom.