Throughout the world, the number of people with depression numbers in the millions, effecting people of all races, countries and ethnicities. Anyone who has experienced depression, knows the effects can often be overpowering, making even the simplest tasks enormous difficulties, and making life often seem hopeless.
We still have not found anything close to a cure-all for depression — at best we have learned to treat the symptoms. Even prescription pharmaceutical anti-depressants fall far short of a cure and can only help a fairly small portion of those with depression.
Although kratom is far from a miracle drug for depression, it has repeatedly shown to be quite effective at treating the symptoms of depression for short periods of time. In many cases, the relief provided is dramatic.
Depression can come in many forms, can last from weeks to decades, and can be caused by a vast variety of stimuli from psychological to environmental; it is safe to say we still know very little about this condition.
Because the causes of depression can vary, the forms of treatment needed can also vary quite dramatically. One person may respond well to a particular treatment, while some may even see a worsening of symptoms with the exact same treatment. You may even see the side effect of “suicidal ideation” on prescription anti-depressant pamphlets – quite anticlimactic.
Although we still know very little about depression, many have found kratom to be a very effective means of eliminating the more debilitating symptoms that this condition can cause.
Like any other compound used for the treatment of depression, correct usage is essential. There are a few key factors that need to be considered when using kratom for depression:
For those who are new to using kratom for depression, dosage is one of the trickier portions. The reason for this is that everyone reacts somewhat differently to kratom. Even when accounting for weight differences, brain chemistry differences are often apparent.
If you are new to using kratom for depression, the best advice is to start low. The process of finding your ideal dosage of kratom may take some time, but it can be certainly worth it. I’ll help provide somewhat of a dosage guideline to help provide you have an idea of where to begin, however, experimenting yourself is essential.
For an adult of around 150 lbs., the suggested dosage of kratom is as follows:
The reason dosing for kratom tends to be more difficult is because if the dosage is too low, the effects won’t be strong enough to relieve symptoms, while a dosage too high can cause sedation, which can, for a small portion of the population with depression, aggravate the symptoms. For this reason, further on in the article we will help you find strains that cause the least sedation and can even provide energy.
Although the ideal intervals of usage for depression are often debated, most typically suggest that you take kratom irregularly for this purpose, or taken as a supplement alongside another long-term treatment for depression, either natural, such as ashwagandha, or prescription medication.
The primary reason to use kratom less than daily for this purpose is that kratom tolerance can develop with daily use, which can lessen the plant’s anti-depressant effects. Like other fast acting medications, it is best used on an as-needed basis.
That said, some people have effectively used kratom daily as a long-term treatment for depression, but they do seem to be in the minority. It all comes back to your own body chemistry, so trial and error is essential to get the best out of this plant.
The type of kratom you use for depression is arguably the most important factor. Choosing the right kratom strain and vein type will take some patience, and it is important to continue to listen to your body – while one strain may be great for depression at first, it can occasionally lose steam.
Overall, most using kratom for depression have had the best results with white veins. The reason for this is that they tend to be less sedating and often create less of a tolerance than the more sedating red and green vein strains. The effect of white veins are subtle and energetic, they provide a feeling similar to natural happiness.
Unlike some red veins, they are very clean feeling and don’t tend to lose their potency over time as much as other strains used for depression.
While green vein strains are typically not ideal for treating depression, there are some who respond very well to them. However, if you’re interested in using green veins, it is a good idea to pick a less sedating variety, such as a green vein Thai, or a green vein Malaysian.
When it comes to energy, Thai strains are king. These, along with maeng da, are by far the best when you need a potent kick of euphoria and energy. With that being said, they are typically not an ideal choice for daily use, as the energetic effects tend to wear out fairly quickly, leaving you with a somewhat high tolerance.
Overall Thai and maeng da strains can be amazing, however, use them only when you really need a good kick, otherwise you may run yourself right into a wall.
If you are serious about treating your depression, kratom can be highly effective when used correctly, however, the best way to treat depression long-term is to combine it with other effective natural compounds such as holy basil, rhodiola rosea or ashwagandha, a potent anti-depressant, anti-anxiety agent and adaptogen.
Because of our diets, many people are lacking fish oil in their diet. Even something as simple as supplementing with Omega-3 oils has shown dramatic improvements in patients with major depression as well as bipolar disorders.
By taking care of your body through supplementing with these compounds, meditation and exercise have also shown to relive depression to a surprising extent. While depression can cause low energy, using kratom can give you the energy to help start making change in your life and overcoming depression.
I wish all of you the best of luck!
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With current legislation pending, it seems kratom may no longer be legal in the United States. Although we haven't sold kratom directly in over a year, this legislation will negatively impact hundreds of thousands throughout the country. Please contact your local congressmen.