Today I wanted to talk about smoking kratom, and why I feel it is a terrible idea. Before that I want to give you guys a little overview about kratom. Kratom is a plant that is grown indigenous in southeast asia, its latin name is mitragyna speciosa. This plant has been used for thousands of years, and in that time some experimental souls have decided to try and smoke kratom, and you can look online and you can see experience reports of these people and how they feel about smoking kratom, and overall, it is pretty bad. Not necessarily bad, but kind of useless. I just wanted to say that smoking kratom, like anything else is bad for you because it’s just smoke, you’re inhaling smoke, and it’s not good for you lungs, there’s a lot of oxidation, which can cause a lot of damage to the lungs. Unlike nicotine, it doesn’t paralyze the cilia in your lungs, but it’s still not very good. Why it’s important for me to talk about this is because smoking kratom is just really ineffective, and there are a couple reasons for this.
Most experience reports state that you have to smoke upwards of 20 to 25 grams of kratom to experience the effects of about three grams worth of kratom, and unless you really really like smoking things, then I wouldn’t suggest it. It’s just overall a big waste of leaf. Because of this I don’t suggest smoking kratom, but if you are going to smoke kratom, I really can’t stop you, but I will say that it is not a good idea. If one was to smoke kratom, the only effective way to do it would be to smoke a kratom resin, but still, you’re inhaling something that’s really not good for you, and it would be much more effective to just take that resin orally; you would have a much better time, the effects would be much more medicinal and helpful. Another factor is, when you light something on fire, if the temperature reaches too high, it is going to destroy the alkaloids and some of the beneficial aspects of kratom. What this means with kratom is that a lot of the alkaloids are destroyed in this process, because of how hot a lighter actually gets, if you’re going to do it in any way, vaporizing would be the only option.
Another factor is that some of the other beneficial effects of kratom, like its antioxidant content, are completely null and void because not only are you causing oxidative stress to you lungs, but at the same time you’re not getting any of the EGC and other antioxidants, because they’re being burned up. So that concludes that portion, but another thing to remember is if you are going to smoke kratom, please don’t showcase it online, kratom is already facing enough legal hurdles, so you shouldn’t smoke kratom and put it online and give kratom a bad name, and make people think that it’s some kind of research chemical, because it is absolutely not and people are dying to believe anything bad about any new substance, so just keep that in mind. If you guys have any other questions, just let me know.