What are Cramps?
Cramp or muscle cramp is referred to as an involuntary contraction of a muscle that does not undergo relaxation afterward. It means muscle contract involuntary (against the will of the body) but does not relax back. This situation is known as a spasm at first but can turn into a cramp if it stays in a forceful and prolonged form. Cramps can happen in any kind of muscle which is responsible for the stabilization of the body such as neck muscles, trunk muscles, and head muscles, etc. Almost every muscle can develop a cramp but it is most common in muscles present in the legs. The muscle groups of the lower leg/calf are more susceptible to cram. If muscle cramps happen in the back thighs, is called hamstrings and the front of the thigh is quadriceps.
There are many signs and symptoms associated with cramps but the most significant is severe pain at the site of the cramp. Firmness and tenderness of the muscle involved is also a major sign of muscle cramp. If the muscle cramp is not treated in the early stages, it can lead to weakness, fatigue, swollen joints, and joint pain. All of them are characterized as ailments.
Can You Use Kratom for Cramps?
People use different medications, lotions, and creams to treat muscle cramps. Some people also go for surgeries to sort the issues. But, do you know that Kratom can be an herbal and natural treatment of muscle cramps. Are you aware of Kratom? It is an evergreen, herbal plant which is usually grown in Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. The scientific name of Kratom is Mitragyna speciosa. It is very much popular throughout the world due to its strong pain-relieving and energy-boosting properties. People are using Kratom to treat different ailments and medical conditions such as chronic pain, muscle aches, diarrhea, acid reflux, and inflammation, etc.
But, how can it help in the treatment of cramps? Well, you will find a comprehensive answer to this question in the following sections of the article.
How does Kratom work in your body?
Kratom contains a wide range of active alkaloid compounds. According to the chemical profile of Kratom, it contains almost 25 different alkaloid compounds. Among these alkaloids, the most powerful compounds are Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. Both these compounds are named after their parent tree, Mitragyna speciosa. These compounds have the ability to interact primarily with the brain’s mu- and kappa-opioid receptors. This interaction unleashes a wide array of health benefits of Kratom that can help combat muscle cramps and their signs and symptoms.
Dealing with the chronic or acute pain associated with cramps is the most important thing if you want to treat cramps. Kratom can act as an analgesic just like opioids but a very few side effects. It also enhances the release of natural endorphins in the body which can reduce the action on pain receptors. As a result of natural endorphins secretion, a person feels relief from pain because the pain receptors will not be able to conduct pain signals to the CNS (Central Nervous System).
So, Kratom can be a good idea if a person is suffering from severe pain and want immediate relief. Kratom is also helpful in the treatment of joint pain and inflammation produced in the muscles due to muscle cramps.
Kratom can improve the circulation of blood in the body, brain, and cramped muscles. This helps to increase stamina and endurance. Kratom is also capable of interacting with Adrenaline and Noradrenaline. Both these hormones are responsible for providing energy boost in the body.
In this way, Kratom can treat fatigue and weakness caused by cramps in the body’s muscles.
How to Maximize the effects of Kratom?
You can maximize the health benefits and effects of Kratom by choosing the right strain and taking an optimal dosage. Several Kratom potentiators can intensify and prolong the effects of Kratom.
· Choosing the Right Strain of Kratom
Almost all strains of Kratom provide the same energy boost and relief from pain. However, there are some special Kratom strains that you can use to treat cramps. For the treatment of cramps or muscle cramps, you need such a perfect stimulant strain of Kratom which cannot only boost your body energy but can also provide you relief from chronic pain. The concentration of alkaloids compounds is a very important factor that should be considered while choosing the Kratom strains.
There are the following popular Kratom strains which can help in the treatment of cramps:
- White Thai
- White Ketapang
- White Horn
- White Maeng Da
- White Bali
· Getting an optimal dosage of Kratom
Always take a low dosage of Kratom to get maximum benefits. If you take a high dosage, you might feel slightly high sedative effects of Kratom which are not good for mental clarity and focus of mind. So, a few grams dosage can be good for the alleviation of signs and symptoms of Cramps.
· Use Kratom Potentiators
Kratom Potentiators are those substances that can prolong or intensify the stimulant effects of Kratom. You can take the following substances as Kratom Potentiators:
- Black Pepper
Kratom can be helpful in the treatment of cramps or muscle cramps but only if it is taken in low or moderate dosage.
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