Consumption of Kratom is as effective as it is. However, some users advice in also consuming various foods or natural supplements that can significantly affect Kratom potency. This process is called Potentiation. It is when two or more elements interact in a way that the pharmacological effect becomes greater than the responses of each agent put together.
In the case of Kratom, the agents that can help potentiate its effects are a variety of healthy, supplements such as artificial or synthetic herbs or other natural herbs. The mixture between either of these and Kratom enhances the effects or potency of the latter; thereby, ensuring to achieve the intended full benefits.
The Importance of Kratom Potentiation
Potentiation offers a couple of benefits in one’s Kratom consumption. One of these is that it can decrease the amount of Kratom intake to have a more potent effect. It also increases the duration of Kratom effects. Moreover, it also enables a much quicker time needed for Kratom effects to kick in, and it also lessens possible Kratom tolerance that may develop over time.
Best Foods to Enhance Kratom Potency
Consumption of natural foods to help potentiate the effects of Kratom is more encouraged as it “naturally” just helps increase Kratom capabilities without any harmful effects. Other drugs, as opposed to natural foods, might cause some damage to the liver due to Cytochrome P450 that these inhibits, which may disrupt the normal enzymatic reaction of liver inside the body.
It is the reason why taking natural foods should ALWAYS be preferred. The following are natural food products that can help increase Kratom potency:
Tea – Most users prefer consuming Kratom in a soluble, drinking form. Hence, many Kratom users mix it with tea as their choice of drink. The Chamomile or Green Tea are one of the best options as it can mask the bitterness of Kratom extract and can also enhance Kratom’s natural calming benefits.
Some users who mix Green Tea, Chamomile or passionflower with Red Vein Kratom strains also report of achieving a more pronounced calming effects from Kratom. Others also choose to mix White or Green Vein Kratom with Yerba Mate Tea to achieve the energizing effect.
Turmeric – Turmeric, which is the main ingredient in making a curry and is part the ginger family, is also proven to be an effective partner for Kratom. It can enhance the duration of effects from alkaloids found in Kratom.
Grapefruit – Most users prefer to consume Grapefruit juice after each Kratom intake. However, little they did know, the Grapefruit is also an effective agent to help potentiate Kratom by increasing the duration of its benefits, similar to Turmeric.
Watercress – Watercress is an aquatic botanical plant that is also proven to be an efficient agent in maximizing Kratom effects by its naturally formed minerals that can maintain synergy with Mitragynine.
Best Supplements to Enhance Kratom Potency
Aside from natural foods, a supplement can also significantly potentiate Kratom effects. Together, they form a formidable partnership that aims to highlight and enhance each other’s benefits. Among these supplements that are good for Kratom are the following:
Valerian Root – This particular portion of the perennial flowering plant is already said to be effective in curing insomnia, which is why its famous partnership with Kratom (also considered to promote better sleep) is rather understandable among users. Kratom and Valerian Root, together, develop a more soothing, relaxing effect and better sleep habits.
Caffeine – Kratom, the plant itself, is part of the coffee family. Hence, consumption of Kratom together with caffeine is proven beneficial for increased energy, alertness and focus.
Cat’s Claw – This woody vine found in South and Central America, which is scientifically known as Uncaria Tomentosa, also contains alkaloids that can synergize with the alkaloids found in Kratom that can increase the duration of its effects.
Other Drugs That Increases Kratom Potency
There are also drugs available that potentiate Kratom effects. Mostly, these drugs inhibit in the metabolism of Kratom in the digestive system, most especially the liver. However, it should be noted that these drugs could be dangerous as these mostly interact with the liver’s Microsomal Enzyme System – specifically the CYP2D6 and CYP3A4.
Its chemical relationship forged between the body’s digestive system can cause tolerance and may have adverse effects if the Kratom intake is of a higher dosage or beyond the recommended amount. Among these drugs are the following:
Acetaminophen – Increases the analgesic, pain-relieving effects of Kratom
Diphenhydramine – Enhances Kratom’s sedative effects
Tianeptine – Enhances the euphoric effects found in consuming Kratom
Agmatine – Also known as Guanidine, aids in Kratom’s ability to treat opiate addiction
As highly advised, it is best to steer away from these drugs when taking Kratom as there may be adverse effects and high risks associated with its usage. Licensed medical practitioners only prescribe these drugs; hence, it is not readily available to everyone and securing one without proper documents can lead to legal problems.
How to Consume Natural Foods, Supplements with Kratom Effectively
To consume any of the mentioned natural foods or supplements (drugs notwithstanding), one should carefully follow a proper timing. The ideal time, as suggested by many, is 45 minutes or more after each Kratom intake. However, this may vary with the potentiating agent of choice.
It is also highly encouraged to take a break in consuming Kratom to avoid overexposure, tolerance, and dependence. It is also discouraged to take these potentiators on a regular basis, as they may cause some harmful side effects if taken excessively.
It is important to remain vigilant and cautious of any effects felt after each consumption; and to adjust, limit intake accordingly to enjoy the benefits of Kratom, at its fullness continually.