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Everything You Need to Know About Kratom Side Effects

Before taking a substance, even an herb, it is a good idea to know about any potential side effects. Kratom is an herb that has gained popularity in recent years. Thousands of people are trying kratom and enjoying the benefits it can bring, including anxiety relief, pain relief, and for the euphoria that it can provide.

Even though kratom has been used for thousands of years in Southeast Asian countries, the use of kratom is relatively new to the Western world. Some people worry about the potential side effects that using kratom could have. Before you decide to use kratom, learn everything you need to know about kratom side effects.


Side Effects are Rare

Before getting into the specifics of various side effects to using kratom, you should realize that side effects are rare. Most users that avoid using kratom on a daily basis report no side effects at all. Even though these side effects are rare, you should still learn more about them.


What are the Most Common Side Effects?

The most common side effects are mostly experienced when consuming large quantities of kratom or when taking it on a daily basis. These side effects can include:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Drowsiness (fatigue)
  • Vomiting

Out of all the side effects listed, headaches and nausea are the most common. They are also the easiest to avoid. Headaches are often caused by dehydration and while you are under the influence of kratom, you may not remember to stay hydrated.

By drining plenty of water, you should be able to avoid headaches. Nausea is mostly reported when a large amount of kratom is taken. To avoid nausea, use a light dosage and do not take kratom on an empty stomach.

Constipation, erectile dysfunction, drowsiness, and vomiting are often the result of consuming kratom daily. Again, these side effects are rare, but they are more likely to occur when you keep taking kratom. The simplest way to avoid these side effects is to avoid using kratom every day.


Kratom and Medication Interaction

Using kratom should not result in any side effects that should directly interfere with your medications, but caution should be taken. The effects of kratom could have an impact on the effectiveness of your medications. This indirect effect could have major consequences, depending on the medication. For example, if you take medication to control your heart pressure, taking kratom may elevate your heart rate.


Use Kratom in Moderation

Essentially, all you need to do to avoid these side effects is to use kratom in moderation. Kratom is safe to use, but you should not use it every day. If you limit your kratom usage, you should not have any problem avoiding these side effects.

According the research that is available, kratom is not a dangerous substance. There has not been any substantial research to point out side effects, other than the rare occurrences described. Before you use kratom, consider the side effects listed and take steps to avoid them. Kratom can be a beneficial herb, when taken appropriately.

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All information presented on is intended for information purposes only and is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. You should take no action solely on the basis of what this publication contains. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Always consult your health professional before beginning any supplement, diet or exercise program.

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