As we reached 21st century, every day we are challenged to be better and smarter, as new jobs, situations, and opportunities arise that demand from us to think even more than we used to in order achieve success. Most of us are trying to find a way to enhance our memory and productivity of thinking and use many ways; beginning from various exercises and ending up with pills or dietary supplements. A very popular pharmacological group of pills and supplements which is called nootropic is used by many to achieve better results in mental work. Nootropic substances usually have effects like:
- Memory enhancing
- Learning enhancing
- Concentration enhancing
- Protection from stroke
Does Kratom have these effects?
It certainly does affect you like this. It is widely known that the popular herb Kratom has mostly opiate-like effects, which makes you relaxed, make your mood better, relieve stress and so on. But little is known about its nootropic effects.
How does it work?
There is not much information one can share about Kratom nootropic effect, due to the fact this effect has been studied less than all the others. There is a general idea that it improves alertness, memory, and the ability to learn more. The integrative processes caused by the herbs alkaloids (mostly mitragynine) are thought to be associated with its effects on glutamate receptors. Also, it is considered to increase glucose uptake, the metabolism of adenosine triphosphate, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylcholine, it also increases the activity adenilatcyclase, phospholipase A and increases tissue resistance to lack of oxygen. All these mechanisms are thought to be the main mechanisms that Kratom uses to have a nootropic effect, but there is little difference between these mechanisms and the mechanisms of a plain nootropic, like piracetam for example. But nevertheless, it’s more organic and healthier than pills.
What are the best strains and what doses you must consider taking?
White vein strains are considered to be the ones to have a more potent nootropic effect. Users from all over the world say that this strain helps them the most in memory, learning, and concentration. The best types to consider are:
- White Borneo
- White Indo
- White Thai
Even though the white vein does not have a strong opiate-like effect, it is best to take low doses. You must take an average dose of 1-2gr in order to achieve a good nootropic effect, but not exceeding the limit of 5 gr per intake.
Strength and conditions
White vein is known to be a moderate strain with effects that are not as strong as in green or red vein strains. The conditions it can be used in are:
- Any condition that requires a nootropic effect (like studying, working etc.)
- A mild to mediate energetic effect during hard work
So, primarily it must be used in working or studying condition so to offer better mental work and to offer an energetic effect so as not to get tired so easily and have more work done. It’s a great idea for using before going to an exam or work interview.