Kratom is one of the most beneficial herbs in terms of health. The psychedelic herb provides several health benefits, which include but not limited to pain relief, anxiety relief, immune system boost, energy boost, addiction recovery, weight loss, and more. Apart from health, it offers a huge recreational benefit. That explains why many people take Kratom. Do you? If not, maybe it is time you tried the Mitragyna speciosa plant extracted herb to experience the above benefits first hand.
But I heard that Kratom and hair loss go hand in hand. I would like to know whether the herb causes users to lose hair or not before getting started with it! These were the sentiments of a client of mine who was seeking clarification before he could be able to decide to start using the herb for its fantastic health and recreational benefits.
Yes Kratom May Cause Hair Loss
There is no getting away from the fact that the drug may cause hair problems if taken in excessive dosages over a long period. While scientists are still researching how Kratom and hair loss go hand, many websites have shared evidence from users attesting to the fact that Kratom indeed causes people to lose hair. You may visit the following links to various sites to read what people are saying regarding Kratom and its relation to hair loss:
How Kratom May Cause Hair Loss
Here is a quick scientific explanation of how Kratom may cause hair loss if taken in larger dosages. First of all, it should be noted that Kratom is a potent immunostimulant made up of compounds that stimulate and boost the immune system. Nevertheless, when these compounds are ingested in excessive quantities as a result of overdosing on Kratom, they will trigger an overactive immune system response. This will cause the body to attack the hair follicle, not to mention cause inflammation in the scalp, hindering sufficient blood flow to the hair follicle. If that goes on for a long time, hair loss is inevitable.
So, does that mean that I should avoid Kratom? No, it means you should not exceed your recommended dosage when taking Kratom. For those who are, unfortunately, witnessing hair loss, there are many steps you can take to try and restore your hair before contemplating quitting the drug altogether. Below are some:
1. Kratom Dosage
Start taking Kratom according to the recommended dosage. I know the herb can be so addictive that it makes you want to take higher and higher doses as you continue to use it, hoping to achieve the ultimate benefits. That is not advisable at all, because not only will it cause hair loss, but it will also lead to other more significant problems that come with addiction.
- There are various daily recommended dosages of Kratom, depending on how long you have been taking the herb.
- Beginner and experienced users should take between 1 & 2 grams and 2 & 5 grams daily, respectively, to avoid overdose problems like hair loss, etc.
2. Try a Good Hair Re-growth Diet
Starting a proper hair re-growth diet can go a long way if you are already witnessing hair loss. Your hair requires certain nutrients to grow and flourish. Those nutrients include iron, Vitamins A, B, C, D & E, Omega 3 fatty acids, Zinc, as well as proteins. Adopting a diet that is rich in them will see your hair grow and flourish again. Foods that are rich in the above nutrients include vegetables, fruits, and meats. Even as you enjoy other foods such as cereals, make sure the foods above are part of your diet.
3. Try a Good Hair Re-growth Shampoo
Cosmetics is a wealthy industry worth billions of dollars. Everyone is riding on the wave of the industry’s success, including many unscrupulous business people who sell substandard or fake hair treatment products. While many of these products are advertised as helping to re-grow hair, their result is, in fact, the opposite’ further hair loss. However, several shampoo products out there will effectively help recover lost hair. You can buy one to start re-growing your hair. All you have to do is look in the right places. I think knowing how to buy a good shampoo can go a long way in the process.
4. Avoid Other Hair Loss Factors
Apart from overdosing on Kratom, plenty of other factors can cause hair loss. Tolerating stress, subjecting your hair to certain hairstyles & excessive care routines, and taking a diet that lacks sufficient nutrients that are essential for hair nourishment and growth will result in you losing your hair over time as a Kratom user. Avoiding such factors, on the other hand, will help grow your hair again.
5. Quality & Kratom Products
Besides cosmetics, another wealthy industry that is worth billions of dollars is Kratom. Many people around the globe take the drug, and hence, the money that buyers pump into the industry is quite substantial. Every lucrative industry attracts unscrupulous vendors, so is the Kratom industry, which is flooded substandard, counterfeit products. Many of them are contain harmful fillers besides the usual ingredients in a Kratom product. Some of the fillers, such as have been associated with hair loss. Insist on buying only authentic and quality Kratom products. Speaking of which, knowing how to identify fake Kratom can go a long way. There are several guides online. You can read about this.
6. Hair Re-growth Surgical Procedures
If checking your Kratom dosage, starting a hair diet, using a good hair shampoo, avoiding the hair loss factors, and insisting on quality as well as authentic Kratom products, all fail you; it is time to go for surgery to restore your hair. There are many less invasive surgeries for hair loss that will heal within a few weeks. You can choose one as advised by your doctor. One thing I know is that surgery will work where all other methods have failed to.
How to Tell If You Are Losing Hair
It should be noted that many of the hair re-growth options above would work best only if hair loss is detected and efforts to re-grow it are initiated early enough. Otherwise, significant volumes of hair may be lost, making it difficult to grow hair again without first undergoing surgery. Yet, hair loss is not as easy to detect early as you might think. So, what then? Here are the symptoms to look out for:
- A significant change in your hairline, which appears to recede
- A significant thinning of the hair resulting at the beginning of the formation of baldness in the entire scalp or specific areas of the head such as the crown
- Excessive pieces of hair fall out after brushing or washing hair
- The scalp generally becomes relentlessly itchy
- Excessive hair loss during sleep
If you notice these symptoms, especially when you have been taking excessive doses of Kratom, that can only mean you are losing hair. The good news is that when you act early enough, you might be able to restore your hair without needing to undergo a surgical procedure. A simple hair re-growth option like checking your Kratom dosage, starting a recommended hair diet, and trying an excellent hair restoration shampoo can do wonders. So is avoiding factors that contribute to hair loss and checking the quality as well as the authenticity of the Kratom products you buy.
How to Identify Authentic Kratom
As said before, insisting on genuine Kratom products is a great way to recover or avoid drug-related hair loss. So, how do you know that a Kratom product is real or fake when you look at one? One way is to look at the source of the ingredients, which have been used to produce the product. The information will always be indicated on the label. Generally, genuine Kratom products are made using ingredients sourced from South East Asia, specifically Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Malaysia. Anything that is sourced from other places apart from any other country apart from the four, such as China and India, is fake.
As you have seen, Kratom and hair loss go hand in hand. However, the beauty of Kratom related hair loss is that it can be reversed entirely, using several easy methods such as starting to take the drug according to the recommended dosage, starting a hair restoration diet, using an effective hair re-growth shampoo and avoiding other major hair loss factors like stress. That is not to mention using only authentic and quality Kratom products. If none of these methods work, try surgery, and you can be confident of regaining your hair. Quitting taking Kratom would not be the best step as you can achieve healthy hair once more without doing that. That said, are you affected by Kratom induced hair loss? If so, we are very sorry for you and hoping that one of the above hair re-growth methods is going to give you results. Good luck with your hair recovery efforts.