In the world of science, scientific evidence with regard to kratom usage is limited. Meaning to say there is no exact reason whether or not the continuous usage of this can harm the liver of a person. However, there are rare instances which linked liver damage to kratom.
Some experts revealed that this plant contains more than 20 biological phytochemicals. these are very active that when entered into the body it immediately react to various receptors giving the different effects such as pain reliever, sedative effects or even energy boosting. There are other chemicals which bind to various opioid receptors that when taken regularly may have developed dependence or addiction.
Furthermore, some substances found in the leaf of this plant meddle with certain enzymes which metabolizes specific drugs in the hepatic system or in lay man’s term the liver. Therefore, if you take this in higher amounts or overdosing it may potentially destroy the veins in your liver causing liver damage.
However, it does not provide solid proof and more studies with regard to the relationship with kratom and hepatic disorders are still ongoing. As of now, some experts advised that when taking kratom you need to take precautionary measures.
This plant has unique capabilities that it gives to the system as it enters in the body. Because of its different chemicals contents, it may produce short-acting or long-acting. It is like a complex process that the body may get.
On low dose, taking a minimum of 1 to 5 grams can give you a tolerable stimulant effect. Meaning to say that in this lower amount you can already feel the sedative and stimulating effects of kratom. You can enjoy it for about 10 minutes and it will last for roughly 80 minutes.
Pleasant feelings are achievable in this level such increase social ability, lower appetite, boosting energy levels and alertness as well as it will intensify your libido.
Additionally, when consuming on moderate level taking about 5 to 15 grams will help you attain effects similar to opioid medications. It can immediately reduce pain sensation, suppresses cough reflex, it gives you a calm and relaxing feeling at the same time moderate euphoric feeling.
Above that dose will give you a high feeling. This is the reason why others use it as recreational as it produces higher euphoric level similar to the effect when you are taking amphetamine.
However, there are negative sides to this which might harm your liver or your total well-being. Although there is no exact reason for this scientifically, the side effects are based only on those takers who experienced it.
Firstly, some experience an allergic response. This is because the body reacts to certain chemicals which causes itchiness. It is better to test first before you consume a larger amount.
Secondly, others claimed that they have nausea and vomiting. In fact, this is common to some takers. All of them drink this on an empty stomach which is not good because it may react to the digestive juices in the stomach.
That is why it is recommended to take this on a full stomach or 30 minutes after eating. For some instances, there are no acclaimed serious effects to liver based on the reviews online.
Based on limited researches, the most potential threat when taking kratom is becoming too much dependent or addicted. There are some chemicals in the leaf of some strains that will activate the opiate receptors signaling the brain to have an extreme euphoric feeling. It like taking heroin or oxycodone.
Long-term usage has the probable effect of becoming addictive. Therefore, experts said not to use it on a longer basis. It is not like vitamins that you need to have continuous consumption. It is better to take this occasionally or when you think you want to boosts your energy.
If you have pain that is the time you will take this. Others believed that disciplining yourself or by controlling the extent of usage it will prevent you from harming your body, especially your liver. Therefore, always follows what the experts tell you.