Pain in all of its forms can be a hindrance for anyone who is looking to live a fulfilled and happy life. Sadly, the most common medications given for this condition are opiates, which can cause high levels of dependence and a variety of unpleasant side effects; however, kratom has been used very effectively for this purpose, which is why it is essential to find the best kratom for pain, so no one has to be stuck in between the two harmful options of pain, or addiction ever again.
Many have turned to alternative forms of medications in order to effectively manage pain, and so far the most effective of these is kratom. Kratom contains a potent blend of synergistic alkaloids which contribute to its high therapeutic index and make it free from the almost all of the side effects that plague traditional medications. However, because of the variety of alkaloids within different strains, all kratom for pain relief is not equal. Currently, the best kratom strain for pain is up for debate because of variations in strains and growing conditions. However, certain strains have been proven highly effective.
When searching for the a good kratom strain for pain, a good place to begin is in the Sunda Islands. Most kratom strains found in this area, such as Indonesia, have naturally developed a great alkaloid blend to this effect, however, they can also be sedating. For those who want pain relief with little sedation, many Malaysian kratom strains can also be very effective.
Traditionally, Indo strains, including Borneo and Bali strains, have been considered some of the best kratom strains for this purpose. The reasons for this is the high amounts of 7-hydroxymitragynine and mitragynine found within the leaves of these plants. However, because of the lack of other stimulating alkaloids, they tend to be sedating overall. Luckily, these types of kratom are still much less sedating than standard medications.
Malaysian strains, especially green malaysian varieties, tend to be effective for kratom pain relief and tend to be less sedating than Indo, Borneo and Bali strains. Because of this, these strains can be great for anyone who wants a treatment that doesn’t interfere with energy levels.
While this is a good road map to using kratom for analgesic (pain-killing) effects, it is not the territory. Because each individual has different brain chemistry, the only way to find the best kratom for pain is through testing. For those who aren’t looking for a particular strain, red vein kratom tends to be overall better for pain relief than other strains.
One of the most common questions I am asked is why kratom is so effective in this regard. However, in order to understand the answer, you have to understand how pain works.
When an injury occurs, such as a bruise or burn, affected nerves send a message up the spine to the the central nervous system and brain, which causes a variety of neuronal responses. One of these responses is the production of endorphins to reduce the perception of this pain. These endorphins attach to mu, delta and kappa opiod receptors, which result in the much needed relief.
Alkaloids found in these leaves, especially 7-hydroxymitragynine and mitragynine, function very similarly to the body’s natural endorphins. Once they reach the brain, these kratom alkaloids attach to opiod receptors, especially mu and delta, and can reduce the perception of pain of all varieties, from the sharp sting from a cut to the dull bone deep ache of back pain.
Because of this, when looking for a good kratom strain for pain, you will want to find a strain that is high in mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitraginine content.
Because of the solubility of alkaloids found within kratom, it is typically not a good idea to make tea out of the leaf if using it for for these purposes. The reason for this is that many alkaloids may not be fully absorbed into the water, reducing effectiveness. In order to remedy this, many have taken to methods such as using capsules, mixing the leaf powder in a juice or in yogurt, or what is known as the “toss and wash” method, which involve taking the powder whole and washing it down with a liquid. For those who don’t mind losing slight effectiveness, check out our guide on how to make kratom tea with recipes and more.
One of the most amazing things about kratom, unlike other medications, is that it is a plant. Because of this, we have the ability to breed strains for specific qualities and features, which can make for an even more effective treatment for pain and reduce any potential side effects in the future. Many have gotten off of opiate medication and now live much more fulfilled and happy lives thanks to kratom’s amazing properties. I hope you have a better idea of where to start a personal search for the best kratom for pain, I wish you well.
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