Actually getting a hangover from Kratom is highly unusual, but there are some things you can do to help yourself avoid any unpleasant side effects. A lot of people believe hangovers are avoidable with relaxants or stimulants. Where alcohol nearly always causes hangovers, the same is rarely true of Kratom. Provided you use Kratom at reasonable doses, take frequent breaks to avoid tolerance and the need for higher doses, you can avoid experiencing any kind of Kratom hangover entirely. Here are some things to keep in mind for responsible Kratom use.
Kratom Hangovers Caused by Dehydration
Most people who are old enough to drink are familiar with the well-known alcohol hangover. Why does drinking trigger those familiar hangover symptoms? Drinking alcohol sets off a cascade of events in the body and the brain that is responsible for the symptoms commonly referred to as a hangover. This cascade includes: irritation of the stomach lining, decrease in blood sugar, stimulation, increased urine production leading to dehydration, and dilation of the blood vessels.
These events cause symptoms that include: fatigue, brain fog, headache, nausea, body aches and decreased appetite. The symptoms of alcohol hangover can be minimized by limiting consumption and staying well-hydrated with non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages interspersed with the alcohol.
Symptoms of a Kratom Hangover
When you compare Kratom to alcohol, it is easy to see that it does not cause the same cascade of events that is seen with alcohol consumption. Kratom is made from dried and crushed leaves of Mitragyna Speciosa, a tree that grows naturally in Southeast Asia and has been used medicinally for millennia. Kratom is not subjected to any kind of chemical processing and has no chemical additives. Here is how consuming Kratom effects the body:
• No impact on blood sugar
• Actually reduces inflammation
• Soothes the stomach
• Does not lead to dehydration
Because Kratom does not cause the same physiological response, it makes sense that it will not cause classic hangover symptoms. That said, some Kratom users occasionally experience some mild unwanted effects that could be construed as a Kratom hangover. Using Kratom responsibly can help you avoid these side effects.
Cure for a Next Day Headache or Hangover
While we’ve established that Kratom does not cause any kind hangover that can be compared to that caused by alcohol, some people do experience side effects that include: sluggishness, brain fog, mild nausea and disrupted sleep cycles. In most users that do experience these side effects, it is because they have taken too much at one time. The remedy for these side effects is simply rest and hydration. Take a break for a few days to allow your body to regain its equilibrium. When you try again, observe the following precautions to prevent it from happening again:
• Start with small doses until you are familiar with how it will affect you.
• Anytime you experiment with a strain you haven’t used before, return to a lower dose until you are familiar with the effects of the new strain.
• Do not take Kratom more than a few times a week, and never more than once in a day.
• Don’t forget good nutrition and exercise on the days you use Kratom.
• Stay well hydrated.
Following this advice will also help you to avoid building up tolerance to Kratom. When you vary your routine and listen to your body’s signals, you can continue to enjoy the beneficial effects of Kratom without having to increase your doses the longer you use it. Using Kratom responsibly will give you the freedom to enjoy Kratom for many years without building up tolerance or experiencing unwanted side effects.
Hangovers are not a typical part of the experience for the average Kratom user. Indeed, some users report using Kratom capsules to help combat the classic alcohol hangover. The calming and stimulating effects of Kratom are an effective way to manage symptoms commonly experienced after a night of alcohol consumption. Red Bali is good for calming the mind and body to make recovering from a hangover more comfortable. For those who need to be at their best, Green Malay is a fantastic hangover remedy that offers an energy boost and positive mental state that keeps you productive all day long. While the best cure for a hangover is not to get one in the first place by limiting your alcohol consumptions, it’s always nice to have something on hand that will relieve the pain and lift the fog, allowing you to ease into your day.