Often labeled as “natural” or “safe,” the kratom extract has become a popular alternative to prescription pain medication. Its use is widely encouraged in the United States, but researchers and experts warn against using a drug that isn’t regulated by federal agencies. Unregulated kratom may come from dubious sources and can be contaminated with dangerous substances, such as opioids, which are highly addictive. Additionally, kratom’s status as a drug with no FDA approval limits insurance coverage for detox and addiction treatment.
The main active alkaloids in kratom are mitragynine and 7-hydroxy mitragynine, which have been shown to significantly reduce electroencephalography (EEG) activity, as well as opiate-like effects on pain processing and sensitivity. But while kratom may have medicinal value, the plant has also been used recreationally to produce stimulant effects, including increased work capacity, sociability and euphoria, as well as sedation and analgesia.
The Ultimate Guide to Kratom Extract: Benefits and Dosage
Users find that kratom extracts offer stronger, more immediate effects than regular powder. Liquid kratom extracts are easy to digest and can be quickly absorbed by the body. Some kratom users prefer to drink the extracts straight, while others take smaller microdoses of the liquid throughout the day to maintain mental clarity and motivation.
The kratom extracts from Kats Botanicals contain high-quality, organic Mitragyna speciosa leaves and are expertly processed to provide the most stimulating effect. The company’s full spectrum kratom extract contains 25 percent mitragynine, offering a wide range of stimulant and sedative effects, from mild relaxation to stimulating energy. Users with a busy lifestyle find that taking a kratom extract in the morning promotes productivity and enhances focus and concentration. At night, kratom extracts help promote sleep and reduce stress levels that interfere with restful sleep.