Is a Kratom Potentiate right for you?
Over the last decade, kratom has been booming in popularity and becoming incredibly helpful to many people while increasing their quality of life. However, whether you are new to kratom or an experienced connoisseur there are some things that can help you keep your doses and tolerance down. These are known as kratom potentiates.
Why Potentiate Kratom?
These potentiators are natural botanicals that help make the effects last longer or even feel stronger. Depending on what potentiator you are using you will find that they offer different benefits, including health benefits. Some of these botanicals help slow down the way you metabolize the botanical, keeping the kratom in your system longer while others activate the alkaloids quicker. All of which are important in helping to keep a low tolerance.
Stagnant Strain Syndrome
Most Kratom users will experience Stagnant Strain Syndrome. This is when you take it too often or when you take the same strain far too long. What happens is that the effects you are looking for will start to fade and you end up taking larger doses or more frequently. This can be a huge bummer, and also very expensive. There are a few ways to combat this and combining Potentiates is one. They can boost the effects you are looking for and help the effects last longer.
The potentiators are subjective. They affect everyone differently and everyone has a different opinion on how it affects them. Here at Golden Road Botanicals, we have been run our own brand for quite a long time and have been involved in the industry for over a decade. We have tried and experienced all products and potentiators out there. That being said, the following effects are what we get when adding these botanicals to Kratom. Just like we suggest with kratom, it’s always nice to hear someone’s experience with a certain strain, it’s best to form your own conclusions. The one thing we can say…. They work.
What are potentiates, How will they improve your
The 2 most popular Kratom Potentiates
Turmeric/ Curcumin – This is the most popular kratom potentiate and many people would say is a match made in heaven. It has many of its own health benefits. It is a natural anti-inflammatory with Bioactive Compounds with other medicinal properties. By enabling your body to absorb more antioxidants, turmeric helps prevent brain and heart diseases. However, one of the natural compounds in turmeric is called Curcumin. This slows down the way metabolize products. This will slow down the way your body will absorb the beneficial alkaloids in the kratom leaf thus, making the effects last longer than normal.
Peperine/ Black Pepper
Black pepper is actually considered a universal potentiator because of its ability to increase the absorption of any substance. This is why it’s included as an ingredient in a number of health supplements. This potentiator contains piperine—a bioavailability enhancer that protects active components from being metabolized way too early. It should be known, you do not need a lot. A very small amount goes a long way. This is similar to turmeric and some say works much better than turmeric. However, Turmeric comes with a boatload of other health benefits.
Some other Potentiators to consider:
Chamomile: This can either be used as a “chaser” for the Kratom powder or be mixed in with a Kratom tea. It may not taste great but it is a great potentiate that works a little bit differently than the others.
Chamomile tea is generally used to relax the mind and body, so it comes as no surprise that it potentiates Kratom’s relaxing effects.
Grapefruit. This enhances Kratom’s effects by breaking down the enzymes and making them last longer in your body. This means that, much like the Turmeric, Kratom users would be able to take less Kratom and still be able to achieve their desired effect. The best benefit may be the added flavor.
Watercress: An ultra-hydrated form of lettuce that contains a cocktail of nutrients. Kratom with watercress can increase the effects, but may not be the most noticeable way to potentiate.
Cat’s Claw: An herb containing similar alkaloids present in Kratom. Consuming the two together will potentiate Kratom and make the results last longer.
Akuamma Seed: This seed has a very distinct taste that may not be suitable for everyone. It is difficult to use in conjunction with your Kratom, as it is a small seed that needs to be ground before consuming. Its flavor is bitter but provides a spike in the effects when taken with it. It is not known to increase the duration of the overall effect.
In closing, there is a ton of other potentiators out there and some that have not yet been discovered. So what are you waiting for! Improve your quality of life and make the most of your experience.