Kratom tea is gaining popularity as a popular beverage for those looking for different ways to invigorate or relax. Kratom or Mitragyna speciosa is a tree native to the lands of Southeast Asia harvested in different stages. What are the Kratom tea effects that make such an in-demand drink?
What is Kratom tea?
Preparing Kratom tea is simple and doesn’t require any complicated tools. You can make your beverage by steeping Kratom powder in warm or pre-boiled water to release all the essential alkaloids. Some “activate” the alkaloids by soaking the powder in a bit of lemon juice while the water is cooling down.
Temperature plays a crucial role in brewing tea. Some consumers get a satisfying effect when they steep the tea gently in warm water between 5-20 minutes. Others brew Kratom in a very gentle simmer in the same time range for a more robust flavor.
What are the Kratom tea effects commonly experienced?
What you get from Kratom tea will vary depending on the type of strain you’re using, as well as how strong you’re making it. Some report that Kratom tea can be:
Stimulating and invigorating
Mile preparations of Kratom tea release its stimulating effects. Some who shared their experience with Kratom at low doses say that they have this energy level that makes them push through the day. The stimulating effects didn’t come with the uncomfortable jitters and anxiousness that you commonly get from stimulants.
Heightened focus and concentration
There’s a level of consciousness that keeps you alert without being hyper about the things going around your environment. The cerebral effect gives you a clear mind that you can feel for a few hours.
Kratom reactions are dose-dependent, and most users feel a sense of deep relaxation when they take Kratom at a moderate or high dose. However, red vein strains are the most relaxing Kratom because they carry a greater quantity of alkaloids compared to white and green veins.
In some cases, the relaxation can be deep enough to promote sleepiness. Those who want to get a good sleep or just wash away the day’s stress and start the next morning anew can take Kratom tea before bedtime.
Kratom tea can also give a body buzz that can help relax muscle tightness. This is due to the presence of 7-hydroxymitragynine, a potent alkaloid that binds and partially activates human µ-opioid receptors. In animal studies, the alkaloid was seen to exhibit an analgesic effect.
You can only appreciate Kratom tea effects only from high-quality Kratom. The source of your Kratom powder or loose leaf bears weight on the number of alkaloids present in the leaves. Processing, storing, and transporting can have a significant impact on the efficacy of the product.
We mentioned earlier that the effects are also dose-dependent. Kratom tea can be beneficial if taken in the right amount. When taken too much or abused, you’ll feel some adverse effects such as:
Start low before gradually increasing the amount that you take for the day. Give your body some time to absorb the tea before deciding to take more. Kratom tea effects usually begin manifesting within 5-15 minutes after intake. Once you feel the buzz kicking in, wait a while, and get familiar with how your body reacts. This way, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the tea and lessen the risk of overloading your system.