What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. Needless to say, anxiety is a real health concern and one that can be difficult to treat. Benzodiazepines and other medications are typically prescribed by doctors, which may or may not help individuals struggling with anxiety. The frequent hit or miss approach with anxiety treatment has many turning to alternative, all-natural therapies.
Kratom and Anxiety
One such possible solution may lie with kratom. While traditionally, kratom was used for mitigation of physical pain, we cannot overlook kratom’s overwhelming support on non-physical distress. As such, the relationship between mental health and kratom deserves attention. Non-physical or mental distress can present itself in several different ways. These include anxiety, stress, inability to focus, and even depression.
While everyone experiences anxiety differently, there are many common factors. People suffering from anxiety disorders may experience a variety of symptoms, such as:
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Rapid breathing
- Increased heart rate
- Bodily tension
- Low concentration
The bio-active alkaloids within kratom contain properties that may lessen anxious feelings.
The reason kratom may provide support for anxiety is due to the alkaloids present in the plant’s leaves. There are many alkaloids present in the plant that may promote anxiety-reducing effects.
History has it that the natives of countries like Thailand and Malaysia, where kratom comes from would chew a couple of kratom leaves before attending social gatherings or events. The idea was to stay calmer and more relaxed which made them more sociable and less anxious.
To this day, kratom is largely used for its possible ability to control traffic of thoughts. Many people feel that kratom helps them feel more sociable and talkative. Anxiety is a global health issue, and while discussing the tools to manage anxiety, including kratom into that dialogue might be worth it.
Kratom naturally produces alkaloids, nitrogen-based chemicals that may have pronounced physiological actions on humans. Kratom tablets produces over 40 such known alkaloids. We research some of these alkaloids like mitragynine, mitraphylline, and ryhnchophylline, for their ability to be vasodilators. Vasodilation is the widening of blood vessels for better blood and oxygen flow. Better blood and oxygen flow can improve breathing, heart rate, lead to better stress management, and naturally enhance focus as well.
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Not only can bio-active alkaloids within kratom lessen feelings of anxiety, they may also manage mental health related issues such as stress and focus.† Learn more about kratom and mental health.
Endless distractions and daily pressures can foster anxiety, build more stress, breed unhappiness and even lead to depression. If you’re trying to figure out how to handle overwhelming anxious feelings add ETHA Kratom to your overall wellness routine.