A lot of people take Kratom for recreational purposes. Because of this, it is only natural that some people will want to have a few drinks while taking Kratom. Since there has not been a lot of research into the actual effects of using Kratom, it can be hard to judge whether it is safe mixing Kratom with alcohol. Despite this lack of data, there are some common sense answers to this issue.
Alcohol Can Enhance the Effects of Kratom
The first thing that you need to realize about taking Kratom while drinking alcohol is that the alcohol can enhance the effects of the herb. This can allow the results to last longer or make them stronger. While some people may find this beneficial, it can also lead to a stronger impairment of your senses. It will also have an impact on the dosage needed to reach the desired effect.
Drinking alcohol before or after taking Kratom can also increase some of the minor side effects that Kratom users sometimes feel. For example, if you drink before or after taking Kratom, you may increase your chances of feeling nauseous or of getting a headache.
Use Caution When Combining Alcohol and Kratom
It should go without saying – use caution when you combine Kratom and alcohol. Your level of impairment will be increased. You should never operate a motor vehicle while you are under the influence of alcohol, and obviously the same is true when you combine alcohol with Kratom.
Use your own wisdom, as only you know exactly what effect the combination of alcohol and Kratom will have on your body. Generally speaking, your safest option is to just use one or the other. If you are drinking alcohol, do you really need to take Kratom? If you feel that you must, then use caution and consider starting off slowly – take a smaller dose of Kratom than you normally would.
When you decide to combine alcohol and Kratom, there are a few steps that you can take to limit some of the potentially negative side effects. You should keep yourself hydrated. For every alcoholic beverage you consume, drink a glass of water. Not only will this help you stay in control, it will help negate the occurrence of headaches.
When drinking alcohol and taking Kratom, you may also want to start with the Kratom. Take a small dose of Kratom, wait for the effects to begin, and then have an alcoholic beverage. Once you became impaired from the alcohol, you may not use your best judgement in deciding on a dosage for the Kratom. Keep it simple – use a moderate amount of Kratom and wait an hour or two before drinking.
These are only basic suggestions to help you prevent some of the negative effects that may occur if you combine alcohol and Kratom. No one is recommending that you go ahead and drink alcohol every time you consume Kratom. In fact, the opposite is true. While it is most likely safe to combine them, listen to your body and avoid over-doing it. Take it slow and think about whether you really need to have both.
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