This article is for anybody that feels stuck, anxious or depressed. It is also for the ambitious guys and gals among us who want to break through limitations, move thresholds and supercharge their life with Kratom.
Like most young men, I had BIG dreams and aspirations. There were so many things I wanted to do, see and accomplish. But, unfortunately, this fervor for life was always accompanied by moderate to extreme anxiety.
If you’re not familiar with the term, I’m referring to sweaty hands, racing thoughts and chronic fatigue – not a very productive combination of traits! For many years, I compensated for these symptoms with coffee.
It worked great for a while, but I’d soon find out that caffeine could only do so much. Fresh out of college and after years of binge latte and energy drink chugging, I found myself in a finance job that was becoming more grueling every day.
And due to a well-deserved tolerance to caffeine, I was left with ever-increasing anxiety levels and, once again, no energy.
The solution to my dire circumstances came in the form of a green leaf called Kratom.
Within the first 35 minutes of my first ever dosage of high-quality plain leaf Kratom powder, I knew I had found an organic herbal supplement that surpassed any other compound or nootropic I had ever tried.
I finally had all the energy and clarity of a person who could focus on one thing at a time while being in a peaceful and calm state of mind. With Kratom as an ally, I went on to do many things, with more confidence and determination than I ever could have without it. I believe many others could receive similar benefits from this wonderful herb.
Let’s face it, stress appears to be an unavoidable part of life these days. If you ask any business owner, entrepreneur or young professional what they do to manage their stress, they’ll probably tell you they drink coffee and depend on smart drugs to get through the day.
Okay, so smart drugs are popular for good reason. Maybe you’ve tried them and they’ve worked well for you. However, you don’t always need to swallow a pill to get that nootropic effect; Kratom provides it naturally.
What’s more, Kratom will:
- Increase your energy levels
- Reduce your anxiety
- Increase your focus
- Bring calmness to your life
No cup of coffee or smart drug can do all of that. Here’s another important point. Get ready…
Coffee isn’t an optimal stress management strategy
Believe me. I’m a huge coffee fan (especially Bulletproof Coffee!), but continually pumping caffeine through your system is your ticket to complete burnout. Caffeine instructs your adrenal glands to secrete cortisol – the steroid that stresses you out, increases sugar cravings, and expands your waistline.
Cortisol isn’t the bad guy, though. Its effects are designed to prevent starvation in extreme circumstances of survival. Trying to meet impossible deadlines for a grumpy boss is hardly an extreme circumstance, but your biology doesn’t know any better; stress is stress. And despite the fact that you’re probably sitting in your cubicle or at your laptop, your primitive body chemistry will assume it’s time to go mano a mano with a tiger.
Despite the numerous health benefits, blending butter or MCT oil in your coffee won’t negate the effects of caffeine. If you’re stressed out, put the fat-infused coffee routine on hold until you get a handle on your stress.
If you’re ready to supercharge your brain health and your life while destroying stress and anxiety, there is a phenomenal option – a natural herb – and it’s called Kratom.
Stress Reduction Is Only The Beginning – It’s Time To Supercharge Your Life
Kratom is an herb that comes from the ground up leaves of a tree found mostly in Southern Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Officially called “Mitragyna Speciosa,” this special tree belongs to the coffee family, yet has more to offer than your morning cup of coffee.
Kratom supports your biology to:
- Improve your mood, energy, and physical performance. Wouldn’t it be great to keep up with your kids or your co-workers? Power-up at the gym?
- Reduce anxiety. Melt away your fear of public speaking, and attend important meetings with confidence. Enjoy your day-to-day interactions.
- Increase your ability to focus and meditate. Get things done with purpose and see your projects all the way through.
- Treat chronic pain naturally. No prescription painkillers necessary.
How Does Kratom Work?
Kratom contains two alkaloids responsible for its analgesic effects – mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. Both alkaloids activate the kappa and delta opioid receptors, but Kratom is not an opiate by any means. Opiates fully activate the u-opioid (mu) receptor – Kratom doesn’t.
Kratom relieves pain without the side effects seen with opiates.
There’s a specific reason Kratom doesn’t produce the side effects seen with opiates. This study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society shows that when the opioid receptors are activated by Kratom, the body sends the protein β-arrestin away.
The absence of this protein prevents the undesirable effects of opioids like constipation, respiratory depression, and increased tolerance. Because of this, Kratom has the potential to replace addictive painkillers.
Kratom does more than relieve chronic pain, though. Different strains produce different effects. For instance:
- Red vein Kratom creates relaxation
- White vein Kratom increases energy and stimulation
- Green vein Kratom in a large dose is relaxing, but in a low dose it’s invigorating
- Yellow vein Kratom is moderately relaxing, but not as much as red strains
Tips For Maximizing The Effects of Kratom
Once you’ve found a high-quality source for Kratom, make sure you take conscious steps to keep tolerance low. Here’s how to ensure you can enjoy the benefits of Kratom long-term:
Tip #1: Take at least two days off per week
As with anything taken into the body, it’s essential to take days off to prevent dependence and tolerance. This requires your conscious awareness and commitment to your wellbeing. Start slowly. Even if you don’t feel the effects as strongly as you’d like during your first week, treat your days off as sacred. You can always increase your dose next time.
Read this Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Kratom to learn more about dosing and choosing your strains based on your desired effects.
Tip #2: Don’t mix strains daily
Mixing strains can give you a better experience with Kratom, but mixing strains daily can increase your tolerance for those strains. Stick to one strain whenever possible. If you must mix strains, don’t mix more than two.
Tip #3: Cycle through alternatives
You can use some really effective alternative supplements in place of Kratom a few times per week. There are plenty of nootropics available to choose from.
Intentionally selecting your daily alternatives based on what you need to accomplish will work to your advantage.
For instance, phenibut, a GABA derivative, is said to be one of the best supplements on the market. It lowers stress and anxiety and boosts your mood without compromising your performance.
Use it to squash your fear of public speaking and deliver a great speech, before going into a meeting to close a deal, or to chat up that pretty girl in yoga class. In my experience, this nootropic most definitely works.
When you need to boost your memory, focus, or athletic performance, consider Phenylpiracetam. It’s 60x more powerful than the original (and popular) nootropic Piracetam.
This stimulating alternative positively affects dopamine receptors, thereby reducing anxiety as well. This alternative should be taken in small doses to achieve results since it does cross the blood-brain barrier. Most importantly, Phenylpiracetam is safer than amphetamine-based smart drugs like Adderall.
Another alternative is to micro-dose with psilocybin mushrooms. Safer than aspirin, psilocybin has been used for decades to treat PTSD, depression, anxiety, and is now making its way into the world of cognitive enhancers.
Micro-dosing psilocybin requires taking about 1/25th of a dose and won’t result in a psychedelic experience. You will, however, experience increased focus, presence, awareness, and intuition.
If you’ve never experienced psilocybin before, you’re in for a treat. Read this guy’s story of micro-dosing to get an idea of what it’s like.
Psilocybin changes the brain’s framework to allow information to travel along new and underutilized neural networks. Those old neural networks you’ve been grooving in for decades – that keep your old self in-tact – will be bypassed.
Psilocybin rewires the brain in an effortless fashion. You don’t need to chant a mantra for six months to develop new pathways in the brain. Just micro-dose with mushrooms and let the psilocybin give you access to your innate genius potential.
There are plenty of other alternatives you can choose from. The idea is to use several alternatives 2-3 days per week (in place of Kratom) to keep tolerance low. If you keep to this framework, you will be golden.
When you’re ready to supercharge your life, give Kratom a try. You won’t be disappointed.