Kratom Stomach Pain —the full guide
If you’re reading this, you probably already know that Kratom is utilized for relieving chronic pain, boosting energy and reducing anxiety symptoms. However, it can cause stomach pain and various digestive issues.
Diarrhea, constipation, and nausea are pretty common digestive side effects of taking Kratom. Typically, they will leave you alone without intervening with medication, but if they persist for more than two or three days, it may be part of a bigger problem.
Why Does Kratom Cause Stomach Pain and Digestive Difficulties?
Alkaloids make up a huge part of Kratom’s properties. These are the factors that react with the opioid receptors in our brains. This then allows us to experience euphoria, reduced anxiety, alleviated pain, increased energy and better focus.
Unfortunately, before you are rewarded with these benefits, your body has to absorb the alkaloids. It is at this stage that you could come across stomach pains and other digestive tract issues.
If you have a sensitive stomach anyway, you are far more at risk of encountering digestive system pains than others. Additionally, if you have taken a dose that is larger than the recommended, this will cause the onset of pain too.
Beginners are more likely to experience an upset stomach because of the above reasons since Kratom is new to their system.
Aside from this, you may have Kratom stomach pain due to the fact that you are hungry when you take it. Yes, even though Kratom will affect you quickly and be stronger if you take it on an empty belly, it will increase the likelihood of stomach upsets.
On the other hand, it could be your method of Kratom consumption that is causing your stomach turmoil. To combat this, try brewing kratom tea instead of the washing or capsule method. If this makes no difference, then your belly is upset for another reason.
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Remedies For and Prevention of Kratom Stomach Pain
If you are already enduring a case of Kratom stomach pain, you should thank your lucky stars that there are some things you can do to remedy it! However, it is always recommended to try and prevent this symptom from arising in the first place.
Add Lemon to Your Kratom Tea
Before you make your next batch of Kratom tea (if that is your preferred consumption method), take a look at this recipe that includes lemon. Not only could it reduce stomach pains, but it will make it taste better — win, win!
Bear in mind though, if you are prone to acid reflux or have stomach ulcers, you should avoid the addition of citric acid.
For Your Lemon Kratom Tea, You Will Need:
- Kratom powder
- 1 whole lemon
- Strainer (or filter paper)
- Little saucepan that hs a pouring lip
- Flavorings — sugar, cinnamon or honey (completely optional
- Put 1½ cups (360ml) of water into a saucepan.
- Squeeze the juice out of the lemon straight into the same saucepan.
- Make sure to fish out any stray lemon pips!
- Simmer the water and lemon mixture.
- Add the required dose of Kratom powder.
- Stir it well.
- Leave it to simmer for an extra 15 minutes.
- Take it off of the heat.
- Put your strainer (or filter paper) over your mug/drinking vessel.
- Carefully pour the tea in (this is where the saucepan spout comes in handy).
- The paper will collect the leftover sediment so you don’t end up with a chunky tea.
- Add in the optional flavorings.
- Drink and enjoy!
If you feel like it, you can reuse the sediment that has collected on the filter paper to make another batch of tea. Of course, it will be weaker but still perfectly drinkable.
Eat Some Yoghurt
For those of you who are currently enduring those unpleasant stomach pains, you should try eating some yogurt. This will help to ebb the pain and subside any nausea that comes along with the digestive upsets.
Chew on Ginger
Ginger is one of — if not the — best natural remedy for stomach pains. And yes, Kratom stomach pains are no exception.
Slice up a bit of raw ginger and chew on it to relieve the spasms, nausea, diarrhea or constipation. Granted, this doesn’t taste like the best thing in the world! Luckily, you can purchase crystallized ginger (i.e. sugared ginger) to make it palatable. After all, you don’t need to make yourself feel worse.
Additionally, you could grind up some ginger and add it to your Kratom powder. This works marvelously and is a crucial step in the Kratom-taking procedure for many avid users.
Switch From Kratom Powder to Capsules
Sometimes, you will experience stomach pains (along with diarrhea) if you have gone overboard on your Kratom powder intake. If this is the case for you, try changing to capsules or Kratom extract — resin, tincture — to see if this makes a difference.
Add Mint to Your Kratom Tea
The addition of mint can have many benefits that work well with the effects of Kratom.
Not only does it reduce cholesterol, but it can speed up and soothe the digestion process too! Perfect for getting rid of stomach pains.
Generally, you should follow this rule:
- Peppermint will relieve digestional pain from excess gas and bloating
- Spearmint will regulate hormones, alleviate stress symptoms and reduce blood sugar
So, if you fancy adding this little bit of mint magic into your Kratom tea, have a gander at this recipe.
For Your Mint Kratom Tea, You Will Need:
- Your specific dose of Kratom
- 1tsp mint leaves (leaves are preferred but you can use a teabag if you want to)
- ½ lemon (only do this if you love the taste of lemon)
- 500ml (2 cups) water
- Pour the water into a saucepan.
- Boil it on the hob.
- Turn down the heat about halfway once it has hit boiling point.
- Let it simmer.
- Throw in the Kratom powder and mint leaves.
- Leave it to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes more.
- Stir occasionally throughout this time.
- Add honey and the lemon (optional) to taste.
- Let it simmer for another 3-5 minutes.
- Take it off of the heat.
- Strain it using filter paper or a finely meshed strainer.
Respect the Recommended Dosage
As long as you never overdose, you are well on your way to curing your Kratom stomach pains and digestive problems. However, if you aren’t sure about the right dose for you, it is important to find out.
To start with, take a single gram of Kratom and monitor how you feel. If you don’t feel the desired effects after 45 minutes, take another gram. Keep going like this until you feel something close to what you want. At this point, stop.
The next day, repeat the process and you will eventually determine your perfect dose. Just make sure you don’t go too far (because then the stomach pains will creep in).
Ensure you always use digital scales when deciphering your dose so you can be extremely specific. Eyeballing it won’t be beneficial to you and your stomach.
Common Kratom Strains
As you may well know, there are a bunch of Kratom vendors that sell a variety of strains. We suggest that, as a beginner or a relatively new Kratom user, you find a strain you like and then stick with it until you experience little to no side effects. Since each type has its own potency and accompanying problems, you need to get to know your personal relationship with Kratom first, before you branch out.
Typically, you will find these types in all of the vendors:
- Red Thai Kratom — Has fewer side effects than Red Bali Kratom, yet still offers relief from pain.
- Maeng Da Kratom — Stimulates cognitive focus, relieves pain, and increases energy. Its effects last for a long time and is one of the strongest strains you can find.
- White Vein Kali Kratom — Causes dissociation but also takes away physical pain.
- Green Vein Malay Kratom — Stimulates cognitive focus like Maeng Da Kratom, reduces anxiety, and also relieves pain. Although, if you take a high dose, it will have sedative consequences.
- Red Bali Kratom — Invites euphoria into your body and resembles opioids. Users state that it helps to alleviate pain and conditions like depression.
- Borneo Kratom — Provides a much more sedative effect than the other ones. Because of this, it is used for relieving people of stress.
Kratom Stomach Pains — The Bottom Line
While Kratom stomach pains can feel horrible, have faith that they are easily avoided and fixed (if you follow the above tips of course). You do not need to keep suffering.
Remember to take the right dose, eat beforehand, drink enough water, and skip the lemon Kratom tea if you suffer from a generally sensitive stomach.
Plus, ensure you purchase nothing but the highest quality of Kratom so you can experience the health benefits with fewer side effects.
Be safe, respect the dose, and have stomach pain free fun!