So far, depression seems to be one of the biggest plagues of the modern age. With over 350 million people diagnosed worldwide and an uncountable number of those who still refuse to label their condition as such, dispiritedness, lack of energy and an unexplainable feelings of melancholy are only some of the symptoms every third person on the planet suffers from.
In a Very Dark Place
And, while these numbers only continue to add up, a vast majority of the public, especially in underdeveloped countries, remains insufficiently acquainted with the problem. For them, depression is a phase each of us is compelled to experience at least once in a lifetime, while pleads for help are assessed as an unneeded resort, or even worse, a sign of weakness.
Those brave enough to recognize the condition and lucky enough to be met by a healthcare system ready and able to treat their depression are still faced with an additional problem. They’re faced with a need to fight their disease with the help of medication; sufferers of depression are presented with the only available help – antidepressants. Entirely synthetic and highly addictive, these prescribed drugs are, sadly and often enough, only making the situation worse, instead of actually mending it.
The way depression is currently being interpreted and treated, our odds of beating it look awfully slim.
Can Kratom Help?
A proven natural remedy that causes no addictive behaviour and soothes whatever needs to be soothed, Kratom is considered a windfall by so many afflicted by various physical and psychological difficulties. We already know, and have a plenty of success stories to back it up, that Mitragyna Speciosa is a herb that eases chronic pain, as well as symptoms of PTSD, withdrawal agony and, what we’re really interested in here, depression.
Thanks to its chemical composition, enriched with 40-some naturally-occurring alkaloids led by Kratom’s crucial compound, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, the different strains of this herb are known to affect our brain cells in a way that’s both energizing and calming.
When it comes to anxiety or depression, Kratom delivers exactly what was promised: by gradually reducing sadness and anxiety, the plant is effective in enhancing mood and boosting energy. In addition to that, a well-known and much praised sedative effect of Kratom helps your mind clear out and sharpen, thus increasing concentration, stimulating motivation and subduing insomnia.
However promising it may seem, using Kratom should always be carefully thought-through and thoroughly researched. There are many various strains of this plant, and while some of them will help your mental and emotional instability, others may enhance anxiety. Even though Kratom is being used for both recreational and medicinal purposes, the method and dosage of its ingestion should always be controlled with the utmost responsibility.
Especially in case of depression, when your brain chemistry has already been meddled with by a mental condition, choosing a Kratom strain with too much potency or overdosing your intakes may actually make things worse. When faced with continual feelings of hopelessness and pessimism, using Kratom improperly and not having it deliver the promised relief in consequence may disappoint you to a point of even further desperation. For that reason, don’t be impatient enough not to read and learn more about different effects of various types and doses.
Varieties and Dosages
Depending on the intensity of your condition, there are a couple of Kratom strains that can help you regain control over your overly stressed mind. Familiar and beloved for its soothing, sedative-like effects, red Kratom may just be the most effective variety when it comes to anxiety. If, however, your condition is more severe and depression has left you with feelings of demotivation, listlessness and apathy, white Kratom will lift your spirit and gently provide enough energy for an entire day.
In cases of light feelings of depression that are still mild enough to interfere with your everyday life, the proper dosage of Kratom would be 1 to 5 grams. If your state is somewhat more on the chronic side, enhance your dose to 5 to 15 grams, while 15 to 25 grams will be a strong enough dosage to manage acute states of this condition.
As always when it comes to drugs, remember to be responsible and stay in charge of your using habits. Although Kratom doesn’t spur addiction and is completely natural, it’s powerful, yet soothing effects can be delivered only when used rationally.