Marijuana vs kratom

Marijuana vs kratomFor the purpose of this article marijuana may sometime be referred as weed.

Many people wonder and ask the difference between weed and kratom. There are questions that goes unanswered; which one between the two is better in terms of benefits and effects? The disadvantages of using either of the two?

The questions above are not easy because the two are consumed differently have different effects and legality. If someone asks you between which is good between the apple and the oranges you will find this question hard to answer because each has its own uses and offer different nutrition value. Therefore, we can only be able to lay down the differences, pitfalls, and benefits.

Difference in usage

Despite the drug being flagged as a harmful substance, kratom has, for centuries been used to reduce pain, increase cognitive responses, and help improve low moods.Although in higher doses can lead to fogging and numbness effects, its use is positive. On the other hand, marijuana causes lack of clarity. It calms, causes blurriness and weaken the responses. It offers a feeling of peace and does not increase your cognitive ability.  However, weed, gives relief to pain from diseases such as multiple sclerosis and arthritis and this is the reason behind its use by majority of people.

In terms of administration, kratom is taken orally while weed is mostly smoked.

 The effects

The active part of kratom which produces effects is alkaloids; Mitragynine and 7- hydroxymitragynine. The alkaloid affects certain receptors in the brain, hence easing the pain. With the right dose of kratom the pain can go away within an hour.An effective dose of kratom will have the following effects

  • Improves focus
  • Eases the pain
  • Lowers anxiety
  • Increases productivity

The weed has many alkaloids and the alkaloid present depends on the strain. But the alkaloid which is of medicinal is called THC. THC eases the pain by interfering and affecting the pain receptors in the brain. Once administered, the effects of marijuana can be felt within five minutes. The right dose of marijuana will result into

  • Disassociation from the surroundings
  • Loss of cognitive ability
  • Reduces pain
  • Relaxation

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