This post is not about bashing Kratom or its users. Its to express the idea that taking Kratom may not be the best Idea if trying to increase testosterone production. Just to clarify I have never used Kratom and don’t plan to.
I am probably going to get some hate mail for this post. As you see kratom is very popular especially in the red pill/manosphere community with many men advocating the use of Kratom. Since kratoms popularity has skyrocket so has the amount of affiliate offers. So now we are seeing many young bloggers that don’t even use kratom promote it as a magical opiod that will give you safe superhuman benefits.
Kratom contains a number of active components, so-called alkaloids, of which mitragynine is believed to be responsible for most of its effects. Mitragynine is anopioid agonist, meaning that it has an affinity for the opioid receptors in your brain. These receptors influence one’s mood and anxiety.
Kratom is popular and generally used as a recreational drug for its narcotic-like effects, but traditionally, it was only used in Thailand, and in some parts of Malaysia which is now banned in both countries.
Some of Kratoms so claimed benefits include:
- Pain Relief
- Immune System Booster
- Energy Booster
- Treatment for Anxiety and Mood Swings
- Addiction Recovery
As you can see with a list of claimed benefits like this you can see why Kratom has become so popular with young men, considering one in eight men (12.5%) are diagnosed with a common mental illness, such as anxiety, depression, panic disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder.
Now lets look at some of the side effects:
- Dry mouth
- Increased urination
- Loss of appetite
- Decreased testosterone levels
Pretty intense side effects are associated with the use of Kratom. It is also a known fact that Kratom is addictive. Now knowing Kratom is addictive! Us men have to take more responsibility of recommending this opiod. Addiction is a serious matter. And like any other addictive substance you will build up your tolerance while using Kratom. Which may lead going over the recommend serving size overtime increasing the chances of experiencing more side effects.
Kratom may reduce testosterone production
Any mu-agonist opiate will decrease testosterone, Do a search on one of your favorite manosphere forums in regards to Kratom and low T and libido levels and you will be surprised on what you discover.
Take this post from a memeber of www.evolutionary.org for example:
As with any opiate, pro longed use leads to testosterone shut down and me turning 30 2 months from now is looking like I think I’m shut off for life.
my balls aren’t shrunk still have about 70% of there size left, but fuck I don’t want to do anything anymore, get out of bed etc or even eat.
Does anyone know of a supplement I can take to kick my testosterone back on ? from Kratom Abuse as my testosterone is now LOW.
This study came to the conclusion
That testosterone level is suppressed in men with regular opioid use regardless of opioid type. We found that opioids affect testosterone levels differently in men than women. This suggests that opioids, including methadone, may have different endocrine disruption mechanisms in men and women, which should be considered when treating opioid dependence.
This study proved that
Eighty-seven percent (39 of 45) of opioid-ingesting men who reported normal erectile function before opioid use reported severe erectile dysfunction or diminished libido after beginning their opioid therapy. Commonly prescribed opioids in sustained-action dosage forms usually produce subnormal sex hormone levels, which may contribute to a diminished quality of life for many patients with painful chronic illness.
More feed back found on rooshvforum.com about the negative testosterone effects kratom may have. There is endless proof on forums discussing the negative effects of kratom.
Claims Kratom may be toxic
There is no real studies done that have proven Kratom is Toxic and may cause liver damage. But the feed back from Kratom users my lead you to believe otherwise. There is much evidence of users suffering from liver toxity, but to believe them is another dilemma. I generally believe there may be very few cases of Kratom causing liver damage. But with no proof/studies don’t dare to mention this around kratom users. They may attack your claims due to a lack of solid evidence.
Most articles on how Kratom is not toxic are posted by authors who sell Kratom. So how reliable are these sources? Since there has been a lack of studies done on kratoms effects, we will generally have to rely on self research and feed back from other kratom users. So you should do your own research to determine if Kratom is for you.
Kratoms popularity has skyrocked throughout the years. Even though there is a lack of research its generally discussed as an opiod that should be taken with caution. Kratom is banned and declared unsafe in many countries. When it comes to sexual and hormonal health I would recommend avoiding Kratom as it is linked to causing low T levels and has too many side effects.