Can get high on kratom harm you?

Kratom is now widely popular in the western and used by many though banned in some countries due to their perception of being used to get high, which can harmful if used in excessive amount.
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Kratom is not precisely like opiates, but it can produce high like opiates, but it takes time, unlike Opiates which don’t need a lot of time in reacting. Let’s discuss Kratom high and various other topics that will be covered.

What is Kratom?

Kratom (Mitragyna speciose) is a plant that grows in the Southeast Asia and also in parts of Africa.

For centuries, Farmers used to chew leaves of Kratom in order to get extra boost of energy while working in the field.

However, due to various harmful side effects it was banned in 1979 in Thailand and in 2003 in Malaysia.

Despite being banned in some parts, Kratom eventually made its way into western markets by various means as people paid a high price for it and today Kratom is used continuously as its popularity grows day by day due to effects like increased energy, reduced pain, and helps in different anxieties.

you must be wondering:

can you get high off of kratom 

Some people use kratom to get high also, To get high on kratom you have to take it in an excessive amount, Which can lead to wobbles, nausea, and headache. we will see it in detail in a moment.

How kratom helps us

Kratom acts on the receptors present inside the body the production of Opiate-like effects begins.

At small doses, Kratom serves as a stimulant. It soothes the nerves and allows the muscles to relax if they have increased tension due to pain.

Kratom has also been used medicinally for years for the treatment of diarrhea, Opiate withdrawal syndrome and chronic pain in hospitals as a legal medicine.

A dosage of 2-5 grams of Kratom powder is enough to produce stimulation while 8-10 grams of Kratom powder causes sedation.

But you can use it unhealthy way also
Kratom has been abused for thousands of years mainly in Malaysia and Thailand and southeast Asia.

Kratom can also be mixed with a caffeinated beverage or codeine-containing cough syrup.

It is most often used by young people mostly Muslims of southern Thailand, in order to create the drink something called 4×100 which is said to have similar effects like alcohol intoxication and because Kratom is cheap people can afford it easily and hence they can take it.

How does Kratom make you high?

Kratom can make anyone high if it’s taken to abuse it like an overdose of Kratom. That’s the reason why it is banned in some countries and it is considered a controlled substance in foreign countries.

According to NBC new, it is considered to the third most widely abused illegal drug that is used nowadays.

There are various ways Kratom can be used for mixing with beverages that contain excess caffeine or other potentiators. This can be compared to the one produced by consumption of Opiates.

When Kratom acts on the Opiate receptors in the brain, it does so in a fashion similar to that of morphine.

This induces a release of particular chemical messengers that regulate moods and influences the decision-making process.

Some increased level of these chemical messengers may make one feel good and high like elevating the mood, feeling mellow and stress-free.

If you do not want Kratom High, then remain with low Dosage Amount
For beginner’s 2 or 3 grams on empty stomach at first, should start to make them feel something after 20 minutes if not they can take another 2 or 3 grams after 45 minutes and assess how they feel.

By the time they will definitely feel something and they just have to ride it out for 4 or 5 hours.

For experts, they already know how to take it but remember excessive Kratom can be harmful so always follow some methods or consult a doctor if possible though it’s illegal in some countries.

Kratom abuse can also cause similar effects which are caused by abusing opiates though opiates have a higher amount of strength.

In extreme higher doses, or in those who have been taking Kratom on regular basis over some period of time they tend to develop an addiction of the drug and starts depending on it and hence they might start abusing it which can cause Psychosis.

Other symptoms of Kratom abuse are delusions, hallucinations etc.

High dose of Kratom can cause some harmful side effects like Vomiting, Itching, Nausea, constipation, loss of appetite and so on.

So Kratom has to be taken preventively or else it can cause some serious problems in the human body.

Best Kratom for producing Opiates similar ‘High’

There are many Kratom which produces effects like Opiates most notably Bali, Meng Da, Red Vein Thai, and Red Vein Kali.

Bali is described as Euphoric and the most classic opiate among the strains of Kratom.

red Bali kratom high is knowing among kratom users who take it in high doses.

Maeng Da is known to be energizing and stimulates with pain killing effects.

Red Vein Thai is similar to Bali but has fewer negative side effects that can be harmful to any human body.

Red Vein kali is classic Kratom and sedates human body easily.

What are Opiates?

Opiates belong to a class of Narcotics that acts as depressants for CNS i.e. Central Nervous System of a human body.

These opiates interact with opiate receptors that are presented in the human body and brain and then they alter the sympathetic and parasympathetic pathways present inside of the body.

These opiates when interacts with brain receptors induces the release of dopamine, serotonin which then improves the mood of a person and also enhances the release of endorphins that helps in suppressing the pain.

Opiates are illegal due to being widely and highly abused However, previously heroin was widely used as a legal painkiller in hospital setups as heroin restricts the pain and makes the patient comfortable.

Opiates are made from the poppy plant.

When first extracted from the poppy plant it is found in the liquid state later it is processed into powder.


Some of the common types of Opiates include

Heroin: Was used in hospitals as legal medication but has been banned due to high abuse
Oxycontin: Used to get rid of heroin addiction but can lead to fatality.
Hydrocodone: Highly addictive used for patients having unbearable pain.
Morphine: A Strong painkiller.
Methadone: it is Used to treat narcotic addiction.

How does Opiates make you high?

Opiates acts on the opioid receptors that are present in the brain and body and are of three types named as MU, DELTA, and KAPPA.

Mu receptors are known as being majorly responsible for the pleasurable effects of the opiates and also, they provide pain killing effects.

Opioid acts on the limbic system within the brain that controls our emotions and also promotes the feelings of relaxation, pleasure, and contentment.

These drugs are also known to work on the brainstem reducing the respiratory rate, cough and alleviating pain along with other problems like restlessness.

Comparison between Opiates and Kratom

Opiates and Kratom have been in use since thousands of years and today everyone knows what Kratom and Opiates are.

Kratoms are known to have high potency and efficiency and also can cause intense euphoria and stimulation which makes the taker high without any discomfort.

Majority of users that have taken Kratom said that they liked it better than Opiates.

Opiates are stronger than Kratom as they start showing effects quite faster than Kratom which normally takes above 10 to 15 minutes to show effects.

Kratom is said to produce better euphoria rather than Opiates which don’t produce much but effects faster.

The strength in Opiates is gradually higher than Kratom if compared, however, if we look from another plus side then Kratom tends to have less abuse potential, unlike Opiates which makes people addictive on its first intake.

Heroin, when injected, causes quick effects and produces high but it is harmful to the body whereas when Kratom is injected or taken it shows effects later than Opiates.

Effects of Kratom High when used

Kratom can cause an array of effects like Analgesia, Stimulation, Sedation, Relaxations, Euphoria and many others.


Kratom can produce intense stimulation if it’s taken in small doses. This stimulation helps one in getting high.

The stimulus provided by Kratom is similar to that of obtained from Opiates,

but the reviews on this topic are variable as not every Kratom can produce intense stimulation only few can.

Among the one that can produce intense stimulation is Red Maeng Da which is known for producing maximum stimulation.


Kratom alters the pain inside the human body and its pathway by releasing endorphins and enkephalins which then induces it inside.

This action of Kratom is quite similar to that of Opiates. Therefore, Kratom is mostly taken by those patients who are suffering from ailments that involve unbearable pain.

These may include patients that suffer from cancer, bone fractures, and various other bone diseases.


Sedation is caused only when higher doses of Kratom is taken.

This effect is helpful for those who are insomniac and have painful conditions due to which they cannot sleep and it can be helpful for them but the same effect can be dangerous and cause life-threatening consequences if one is driving or need attention during some task.


Due to the stimulant effect that is combined with the anti-stress effect,

Kratom produces happiness and the mellowness produced from Kratom allows one to become social and also boosts confidence when meeting or talking with other people in public.


Kratom provides relaxation at high doses. White strains of Kratom are known to produce relaxation.

Kratom: Blessing in disguise or no?

Is Kratom high safe? Will it cause any side effects? Should I take Kratom or not?

There are many questions that arise in the minds of people. These questions are persuasive because Kratom can be safe and harmful depending on how you take.

Though Kratom energizes your body it can also cause harmful adverse effects but it’s a better option rather than taking Opiates which are really harmful.

Kratom reacts 10 or 15 minutes later after taking the dose. An optimum dose can make you feel good and energize though one shouldn’t overdose it as it’s a drug and no drug is safe for the human body.

Our body cannot handle all drugs or combination of drugs easily it takes time to mix with the body fluids inside so it should be taken into consideration on when and how much to intake.

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Are Kratom unique when compared to Opiates?

As we already compared above Kratom and Opiates we can conclude that Kratom wins with plus points as it’s safe than Opiates due to it being less addictive and it shows effects slowly. Opiates are strong but Kratom are safe so this is what makes Kratom unique when compared to opiates.

Is kratom safer than Opiates?

We all have talked a lot about Kratom and Opiates and to end it this one just might be perfect.

We all know now about Kratom and Opiates that there’s one clear difference between both of them is that Kratom has less potential for dangerous side effects such as respiratory depression.

When overdosed on Opiates it leads to respiration problems which cause a fatality.

This happens all too easily whether legal or non-legal opiates but this is not the case with Kratom as they are slower and less harmful.

When researched on animals it was said that mitragynine alkaloid from Kratom didn’t cause any respiratory depression.

When abused too much it won’t affect much like it might when opiates are taken.

It has also been said that Kratom could pave the way towards developing pain medication that can reduce pain without causing any damage and provide the same benefits that of opiates but reducing the risk of death due to an overdose of Kratom.


In conclusion, one can say that Kratom may produce Euphoria or high effects like that of Opiates but the dose matter because a small dose won’t harm the body whereas the excess dose can be fatal.

An optimum dose and an appropriate strain are required to produce the high.
The best point about Kratom is that it produces various effects without causing any major adverse effects.

Some Kratom has very low abuse potential which can be good as well as addiction potential though some get addicted to it and over abuses it but everyone’s control varies so one cannot say who might over abuse and who won’t.
Kratom also doesn’t provide quick tolerance.

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