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The Dangers of Smoking Kratom

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Kratom is a plant known in Southeast Asia as a natural traditional remedy for centuries. We’ve been hearing more often about users smoking kratom. While it’s not common practice, we’re compelled to note there are dangers associated with it. 

There are no regulations as to the use of kratom for any smoking blend. In this post, we’ll discuss the dangers of smoking any kratom product.


How Kratom Works

Before we get into the dangers of smoking kratom, it’s important to understand how kratom works. Kratom acts as both a stimulant and a way to keep you calm and can have both physical and psychological effects. Kratom contains alkaloids including mitragynine and mitraphylline, which result in feelings of euphoria or relaxation. Effects can vary depending on the type of kratom, as there are many strains with different potency levels.

Most people don’t know that smoking any type of herb may have negative effects on their health. When smoked, kratom can lead to respiratory problems and more. One of the dangers in smoking kratom comes from the alkaloids not being destroyed during inhalation, meaning more of the herb makes it into your bloodstream.

This can lead to stronger effects and more frequent use. Smoking kratom is a very different experience because of how fast it takes effect. But just because you can smoke kratom, should you?


Immediate Risks of Smoking Kratom

The most common and immediate side effect of smoking kratom is nausea. Other symptoms are dizziness, vomiting, constipation, dry mouth, and bloodshot eyes. Keep in mind the health risks of smoking: smoking is bad because it damages the lining of your lungs. The smoke also contains contaminants that can irritate your throat, lungs, and airways. The same is true for kratom as for other substances smoked. Additionally, smoking kratom may have negative side effects such as hallucinations, delusions, tremors, and an increased heart rate. 


Long-Term Effects of Smoking Kratom

While this plant and its benefits are still being studied, smoking kratom can be dangerous to your health. There are long-term health risks associated with this, especially when combined with other forms of smoking. The most common is lung damage, as smoking anything causes some degree of respiratory irritation and congestion. 

Generally, the effects of long-term smoking on your lungs will depend on what you smoke and can add up and have a cumulative effect on your lungs. Researchers are still studying the long-term effects that smoking kratom has, but it is believed that smoking may lead to symptoms such as chronic bronchitis, hives, and shortness of breath. Other harmful long-term effects include chest pain, lung inflammation, sore throat, coughs, and nausea.


Why You Should Not Smoke or Vape Kratom

While smoking kratom seems to be growing in popularity, it’s also dangerous. When used appropriately, kratom is a very safe plant that offers many positive effects. If you’re looking to smoke or vape kratom for recreation, you should be aware of health complications like asthma attacks and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 


Buy Kratom Powder, Capsules, Liquid Kratom, and More at Kratora

Kratom is one of the many ethnobotanicals with a long history of traditional use in Southeast Asia. As more people get to know about kratom, more studies are being done to learn the facts and answer the question in many people’s minds: can you smoke kratom? The fact is, it’s not difficult to find smoking blends that use kratom leaf as an ingredient. Some people may believe smoking is safer than other modes, but this isn’t true at all. Smoking kratom can be just as harmful even if you’re using a blend made with fresh and organic kratom leaf.

To ensure safe kratom use, consider buying fresh and organic kratom products from reputable vendors. A reputable brand will source their kratom from reputable growers who follow ethical and sustainable harvesting practices. At Kratora, we offer a range of kratom products, including powders, capsules, liquid kratom, enhanced kratom and extracts, and kratom variety packs, as well as kratom alternatives that you’ll also love. Learn more about kratom, the different strains available, and more in our blog

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Colleen is a part owner of Kratora along with her brother David. Kratora was founded in 2013 by David with Colleen joining the team later in 2017. The siblings were born and raised in the Bay Area and spent most of their professional years working in Silicon Valley. Their interest in botanicals began in the early 2000s as they cared for a sick family member and quickly grew into the passion that formed Kratora.

Colleen and the team at Kratora are dedicated to providing the best quality botanicals on the market along with the best customer service. They believe their loyal customers are what makes Kratora so special! Over their many years in business it has always brought them joy to work with their customers and see how botanicals are changing lives for the better.

Kratora’s vision is to help their customers live a better life by consistently providing the highest quality, safest, and purest botanicals on the market. Colleen and her team specialize in regular kratom, kratom extracts, liquid kratom, even kratom gummies — plus a lot of kratom alternative products. Kratora is always looking to expand their product line while remaining true to their high standards.

Colleen believes in transparency between the Kratora team and the expert farmers in South Asia which is why they follow Fair Trade policies. Without these farmers, Kratora would not have any products to sell. As part of Colleen’s commitment in providing the highest quality botanicals, Kratora invests highly into third-party lab testing for all of the products they sell.

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