There is no denying that kratom’s popularity as an alternative medicine for many medical conditions is on the upswing. With psychotropic and sedative effects, kratom has been used as medicine from way back by farmers in Southeast Asia where the tree is endemic. Originally, the leaves of kratom trees, which belong to the same family as coffee, are chewed to soothe muscle and bone pain, which farmers are predisposed to because of their heavy work.
Today, kratom can be ingested in many exciting ways. Leaves are now processed into gummies and yogurt. They are also made into juice or shakes. The leaves can also be dried to make tea or coffee. For those who want kratom in their more concentrated forms, they can ingest tablets and capsules. But do you know that kratom can be mixed with other substances to increase its potency? These are called potentiators, and their effects have been proven effective.
This may be important to individuals who have been used to taking kratom for a long time. Their bodies may have gone immune to the kratom that they need a stronger dose. It should also be good for people experiencing exaggerated symptoms of their illness, such as chronic pain.
To Boost Potency
Examples of kratom potentiators are grapefruit juice, watercress, turmeric, chamomile tea, and cayenne pepper. When each is combined with kratom, the mixture’s potency is even higher than taking kratom in its pure state. You can notice that all of the mentioned potentiators come from natural herbs, making the mixture free from synthetic chemicals.
To Enhance Faster Relief
When kratom is mixed with potentiators, the bioavailability of kratom is increased. This means that they are readily absorbed by target cells, which enhances the relief of pain and the achievement of other goals. Grapefruit juice is said to be the best potentiator that increases bioavailability.
To Increase Health Benefits
Grapefruit juice, turmeric, watercress, chamomile, and cayenne pepper have their own therapeutic elements. Turmeric, for example, is good for cancer and diabetes. It is also an effective pain reliever. Chamomile is a sedative that can relieve stress while watercress is excellent for digestion. When kratom is mixed with these natural herbs, the health benefits of the mixture is also increased.
To Improve the Taste
Some may not like the taste of pure kratom. Adding it with other substances will make it more palatable. Grapefruit juice and chamomile will surely improve the taste, while watercress can just neutralize it. Cayenne pepper and turmeric are for those that can take strong flavors. These potentiators can also add a nice aroma, especially chamomile.