Can You Use Kratom for Stress Relief?


Kratom for Stress

Stress is described as the body’s reaction towards any changes that happen to the body which need adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes by responding, emotionally, mentally, and physically. Stress is a normal part of life and you can experience it from your thinking, your body, and your environment. Stress, if not treated in the early stages, can develop into a condition called distress (a negative action of stress). Distress can lead to the disturbance of the body’s internal balance and this disturbance can show in the form of physical symptoms such as headaches, upset stomach, chest pain, sexual dysfunctions, and sleep disorders. Distress can also lead to emotional problems like depression, panic attacks, and anxiety. Researches have suggested that stress can be a leading cause of many diseases such as heart diseases, lung ailments, and liver diseases, etc.

According to the users and research studies, Kratom can be a potential natural treatment of stress. It has strong pain-relieving and anxiolytic effects due to which can alleviate the symptoms of stress and distress. Kratom is basically an evergreen natural plant native to Southeast Asian countries including Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. People of these countries have been using Kratom for centuries to get relief from certain aliments and medical conditions such as chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression, and fatigue, etc. The scientific name of the Kratom is Mitragyna speciosa.

In this article, our main focus will be on how Kratom works for stress relief.

How does Kratom work to fight stress?

As we have mentioned earlier, that thousands of people have been using Kratom for getting relief from anxiety and depression, which are the two major symptoms of stress. The most active ingredient of Kratom which is also responsible for its working is Mitragynine. Mitragynine is an active alkaloid present in Kratom. It is able to bind with the opioid receptors in the brain to relieve pain like a headache. In the same, Mitragynine also provides relief from anxiety, stress, and depression by interacting with the opioid receptors of the brain. Several users of Kratom have reported its antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects.

The effectiveness of Kratom in fighting against stress is also approved by a recently published research study in which Kratom has successfully enhanced mood and relieved anxiety in the participants.

Other research studies have reported the anti-inflammatory, appetite-suppressing, and immunity-enhancing effects of Kratom. From these research studies, it seems that Kratom might be a good solution for getting relief from stress and anxiety.

According to the Kratom experts, Mitragynine is able to attach to opium receptors in the brain and induce the secretion of dopamine and serotonin. Both these chemicals are very helpful in relieving stress and anxiety. If you are continuously exposed to stress, your serotonin and dopamine levels will drop, which can further elevate the stress. Kratom compensates for this deficiency by enhancing their secretion in the body. Serotonin is responsible for promoting feelings of well-being and happiness. On the other hand, dopamine is responsible for the feeling of pleasure.

What are the Best Kratom Strains for stress relief?

Different strains of Kratom have different effects on the body. We are going to enlist some of the best Kratom strain which can help in getting relief from stress:

·         White Maluku

In comparison with the red-vein or green-vein of Kratom, White Maluku Kratom has less pain-relieving properties. However, you can get amazing mental clarity and energy boost by consuming it. This Kratom strain provides a cleaner and higher energy than stimulants and caffeine. White Maluku will also help you in feeling more at ease. It can bring peace of mind for you by avoiding stress and depression.

·         Red Sumatra

Red Sumatra Kratom has very pleasant and opioid-like effects which makes it an ideal Kratom strain for pain and stress management. It produces strong relaxing and calming effects under which a person feels free and comfortable. The Red Sumatra Kratom can also calm the nerves by creating sedative effects. It is also good for people who feel difficulty while sleeping.

·         Green Bali

Green Bali Kratom is considered a milder strain. Its positive effects include better sleep, relaxed muscle, mood-bosting, and calming. Green Bali Kratom is also known for providing moderate power-enhancing effects which are very helpful in getting strength at a balance without and tiredness and fatigue. According to some users, Green Bali Kratom is helpful in improving focus and concentration.

·         Red Indo

Red Indo Kratom is rich in Mitragynine alkaloids which stimulate the body to release serotonin and dopamine. As a result of the secretion of both these chemicals, the body starts feeling relief from anxiety and stressful feelings. It is also helpful in keeping your calm down.

·         Green Vietnam

Commonly, Green Vietnam Kratom is taken as a natural remedy to control pain. Pain, itself can cause huge distressful conditions. In addition to taking, it orally, Green Vietnam Kratom can also be applied topically on the painful area. People suffering from chronic stress and depression should take Green Vietnam because of its relaxing and calming effects.


Kratom can be very helpful in getting relief from stress. It enhances the secretion of happy chemicals, like dopamine and serotonin in the body via its chief ingredient Mitragynine. We have also enlisted some of the best Kratom strains for stress relief. However, you should consult with your doctor before using Kratom.

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Ksenia Sobchak

Ksenia Sobchak - About the Author Ksenia Sobchak enjoys blogging on fashion, style, lifestyle, love and CBD areas. Prior to becoming a blogger, Ksenia worked for a renowned fashion brand. Ksenia is a contributing author to leading fashion, lifestyle and CBD magazines and blogs. You can bump into Ksenia at her favourite cafe in South Kensington where she has written most blogs. When she is not blogging, Ksenia enjoys shopping (particularly at Harrods!), exploring the hidden gems of London, photography, jogging, yoga, fashion (she is starting up her very own swimwear brand very soon!) and traveling. Ksenia is a staunch advocate of CBD and its benefits to people. Ksenia is also on the panel of CBD reviewers at CBD Life Mag and Chill Hempire. Her favourite form of CBD are CBD gummies and CBD tinctures. Ksenia is a regular contributor at leading fashion, lifestyle as well as CBD magazines and blogs. Interesting Facts About Ksenia Sobchak Favourite Drink: Rose flavoured bubble tea Favourite Movie: Trainspotting (the first one) Interesting fact: I am a part time fashion and swimwear model Where are we likely to find you on a Friday night: Probably enjoying a peach flavoured shisha at Beauchamp place in Knightsbridge

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