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Hey there. Welcome to the video. This is Matt Finch from Opiate Addiction Support and Elevation Recovery. And in this video, I’m going to talk about switching up Kratom strains when you’re using Kratom more than two weeks or longer in the importance of doing that.
So if you don’t already know, Kratom is a natural plant. It’s a partial opioid agonist, it’s in the coffee family, and the Latin name is Mitragyna speciosa.
So a lot of people have used Kratom to quit opioids, to quit alcohol, to quit antidepressants and for pain relief and many other things. B
But a lot of people contact me and they say that at the beginning the Kratom was working really well.
Then after a while, it stopped working as well.
And there’s two things that, number one is you start to get a tolerance to the Kratom.
But then another thing is, is due to the different drying processes with the Kratom plant, that’s going to have different types of strains and effects.
So Kratom in nature, it’s just one plant.
There’s no different types of Kratom plants.
It’s all just create them.
But depending on the drying, the extraction process, depending on which process a company will use to turn the Kratom into the powder instead of a leaf, it’s going to be different shades of red, green, even kind of yellowish sometimes.
So, and those have different effects as well and different alkaloid content on top of that.
Potentiating & Rotating Kratom Strains
So one thing that I’ve noticed a lot of people do is actually switching up the Kratom strains that they’re taking.
For instance, so say somebody is using red Bali for opioid withdrawal and let’s say the red Bali has helped them out an entire amount, like big time for the first two weeks, but then all of a sudden they don’t feel the same anti-craving effects.
They don’t feel the same benefits from it.
Well, in these types of situations, a lot of people will raise their dose or they’ll add a potentiator such as grapefruit juice or flax seed oil or turmeric or one of the other things that potentiates it.
A potentiator is something that increases both the effects and the magnitude of the effects of the, or sorry, the magnitude and the duration of the effects.
So it enhances it.
Another way to get more out of the Kratom is to actually switch up your strains.
So for instance, for the person using red Bali for two weeks, once they get to that point, they might try switching over to a green string like super Cali or one of the other names of the greens they have.
Or maybe they switched to a white for a week on that. And you could kind of rotate.
So to avoid building too much of a, a kind of tolerance to each individual strain, that is an awesome way to do it.
And if you’re going to stay on it long term, this is really important. If you’re just on a couple of weeks as a bridge, it’s not that big of a deal.
But if you’re going to stay on Kratom for longer than a few weeks, then this is very important.
So switching maybe every five to seven days, um, switching back and forth between lots of different strains and that’s a great way to kinda get different alkaloids in there and get different benefits.
So just wanted to make a quick video on that. I know a lot of people already know about this, but I don’t think I’ve seen any videos, strictly on this.
And there’s not that many videos I’ve seen even talking about it.
So just wanted to shoot a quick video to say that if you’re not getting as much benefits as you used to on the Kratom, you’re taking, well now you’ve got a new strategy to make it a better Kratom maintenance effect for you.
In addition to that, there’s also several different types of potentiators.
So again, potentiators increased the magnitude and the duration of the effects.
Popular Kratom Potentiators
So what some people will do is mix fresh, squeezed grapefruit juice with it, or they’ll just buy a hundred percent rate fruit juice from concentrate.
Some people mix turmeric, some people mix the herbs, passionflower, uh, some people take clonidine with it to potentiate it.
There’s, there’s things that inhibit certain enzymes to make it last longer and more powerful.
There’s also other drugs that, that don’t do the enzyme inhibition, but they potentiate the opioid effects such as benzos, gabapentinoids, muscle relaxers, those types of things.
So I’m not recommending you go out there and do that, but a lot of people that are using Kratom for pain relief or Kratom for opiate withdrawal, some people feel great just on Kratom, but others find that it’s not powerful enough.
And so what those people will often do is mix it with either a potentiator or a synergizer.
So again, the potentiators are things like grapefruit juice, turmeric and other types of natural nutrients that increase the magnitude and effects by method of an enzyme inhibition that breaks down the Kratom.
So it, so it kind of works in that way.
A synergizer is any type of natural nutrient or pharmaceutical that can also amplify the effects you’re getting, but it’s a different way.
So again, things like benzos, gabapentinoids, muscle relaxers, um, THC, you know, cannabis, so lots of different things.
So all this information is just for educational use.
Obviously, you know, I’m not a doctor.
This isn’t a prescription or medical advice.
Potential Dangers with Kratom Enhancing
There is potential to become addicted to Kratom or to when you’re, especially when you’re potentiating it or synergizing it with other substances, um, that actually increases the danger.
And since it increases the effects so much, that’s where the danger increases as well.
So if you’re going to do this stuff, made sure to talk to your doctor first, be really safe, always safety first, and you know, just putting this education out there, cause I feel like there’s some people that needed to hear this information today.
And so if that was you, I’m glad I made this video for that purpose.
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Take care, be awesome, and I’ll see you on the next video.
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