The kratom alkaloids present in every Mitragyna speciosa plant are responsible for the diverse effects of the different kratom strains. Alkaloid properties may differ between geographic locations and the harvest period of the kratom leaves. Get to know the alkaloids found in this amazing herbal plant as you scroll on!
Kratom Alkaloids: The Key to Achieving Kratom Benefits
Primary Kratom Alkaloids
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— CV. Seberuang Botani (@pas_kalisss) June 23, 2017
This is probably the most abundant component of kratom. The effects this alkaloid provide vary based on a person’s physical attributes and tolerance to kratom. The most common effects that mitragynine give are stimulation and pain relief. But, other than that, it also acts as anti-diarrheal, antimalarial, and an anti-tussive.
“The active alkaloids in kratom are mitragynine, mitraphyline, and 7-hydroxymitragynine, and while there is not a… https://t.co/ILHv3dc7Fh
— Leanne Barbee (@CannaBarbee) August 11, 2016
Unlike mitragynine, this alkaloid is not that abundantly present in kratom. However, it is considered as a primary alkaloid of kratom due to its potency and effect. While this alkaloid only works in a small area, the strength of its effects is very high. In fact, this is the primary reason why some merchants are trying to create a 7-hydroxymitragynine kratom tincture. The main benefit of this alkaloid is its painkilling effect.
Notable Kratom Alkaloids
So far, there are more than 28 kratom alkaloids found. However, because there hasn’t been much thorough research and studies, it is believed there are more alkaloids present in kratom. Aside from the two primary ones, here’s a list of the notable kratom alkaloids:
- 9-Hydroxycorynantheidine – Only 1% of this alkaloid is present in kratom. It acts as a painkiller.
- Mitraphylline – Same as the alkaloid above, only 1% of this is present in kratom. However, it has different properties such as vasodilator, muscle relaxer, anti-amnesic, antihypertensive, antileukemic, and immune system stimulant.
- Epicatechin (EGC) – This alkaloid also has different properties, including anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, anti-viral, antioxidant, and anti-diabetic. It is also commonly found in tea, but in kratom, only 1% of this alkaloid is present.
- Speciogynine – The main use of this alkaloid is for relaxing smooth muscles.
- Ajmalicine – This alkaloid acts as a sedative, smooth muscle relaxer, and can help increase blood flow to the brain.
Other Kratom Alkaloids
Some known active alkaloids in the kratom plant have a less significant percentage that may or may not contribute to the beneficial effects of kratom. Here’s a list:
- Corynoxine A
- Corynoxine B
There are also inactive kratom alkaloids such as akuammigine, mitraversine, mitrafoline, speciofoline, and stipulatine.
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These are the different kratom alkaloids. The differences in levels and properties per alkaloid vary per strain, which makes each strain’s effects and benefits unique from each other. There are still a lot of things to learn about kratom and its chemistry. But, this list should be able to provide you with a rough idea of what makes kratom a great herbal medicine.
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