Within seconds of ingesting Kratom you’ll feel an intense, surging warmth bubbling up inside you, from your toes right up to the tip of your nose. Confidence takes over your body as the inner you bursts from within like a leaping lion from the bushes!
Umm, not quite.
While the effects of Kratom can definitely be very pronounced and even life changing for some, for others they can actually be quite subtle. While it’s highly worth trying Kratom, don’t expect the World from it right away.
I think one of my problems when I first tried Kratom was that, even though I’d done prior research, I still had fairly high expectations, certainly physical expectations. As it’s turned out, I’d say I’ve since reached the original expectations I had but it certainly didn’t start that way. I remember being quite disheartened after my first few attempts, thinking to myself, “is this it?”.
Setting Realistic Expectations
When starting with a small dose and working your way up as recommended in my dosage guidelines, I want you to simply look out for the faintest and most subtle effects. Are you slightly more alert? Do you have slightly more positive thoughts? Or are you slightly more talkative? Do you feel ever so “tingly” inside?
Kratom is unlike more hardcore recreational drugs (not that I’d know!) that can noticeably “hit” you intensely. Sometimes you certainly feel Kratom taking effect physically but in my experience it’s definitely more subtle.
My Initial Experiences
Disregarding my straight up negative experiences where I took too much, I remember the first few times using Kratom where I technically did everything “right” but still believed I wasn’t getting any effects. It was only after a few times did I notice I was simply in a particularly good mood (when I wasn’t necessarily before taking it) and would catch myself smiling, having more positive thoughts and generally feeling content doing whatever it was I was doing. I realized in hindsight that this had been happening before.
That’s when the penny dropped and I realized this is what it feels like.
At the time, I remember having negative and anxious thoughts quite regularly (due to a personal situation, I wouldn’t say I’m naturally a negative person) but with Kratom the thoughts noticeably turned more positive.
I’d be hanging with a friend who would start whinging about something and, where in the past this sort of thing would have affected me and killed my mood, I found with Kratom it didn’t bother me! I’d just listen to him and be more positive in my responses and found that, not only did I feel good but the conversation would take a turn for the better as well!
Another subtle thing I noticed was that, with pretty much most strains, I would just get on and do something whether it was a good use of my time or not. I remember happily tidying my room one day or getting engrossed in researching something online, despite having more important tasks to do.
And that’s something worth pointing out. Kratom is great for productivity and motivation but I find you have to harness those qualities and give them a little direction. If you do that, it really is noticeably good for GSD (Getting Shit Done)! I find it particularly great for cranking out articles. 🙂
Kratom is also a “pro social” compound in that it can make you talkative and give you the desire to socialize. This was one of the reasons I first decided to give it a try because I figured it could be a good substitute for alcohol and generally make me more confident in social situations. The problem during my first experiments with Kratom, however, was that when I was taking it, I was at home, on my own. I wasn’t out and about. I think I expected to have these pro social feelings despite being cooped up on my own, working, that would be so strong that I’d have an overwhelming desire to leave the house and approach women!
Well, I find it doesn’t quite work like that. In that situation I’m not in contact with any people. However, when I am, thats when I feel the pro social benefits and that’s definitely a real thing.
I wasn’t in contact with people so didn’t realize how chatty I actually was.
List of Things You Might Experience on Kratom
Hmmmmm… it appears the rest of this article was lost, without a backup. 😢
I’m sorry about that. I hope to have it rewritten at some point in the future.
In the meantime, please explore the rest of this site as the various strain reviews will definitely give you an idea of what effects Kratom can produce.