Kratom can be a very useful tool in your life. Some rely on it for big reasons like pain, anxiety, depression or freeing themselves from their addictive opioid medication. While others may just use it sporadically for something to just enjoy or for motivation.
The best part is it's much safer than actual opioids, and any significant dependence shouldn't relate in comparison. However, there are those who greatly count on kratom, and taking several doses or so per day could result in dependence.
Some say the withdrawals can be minimal (similar to caffeine) while others say there can be some anxiety and agitation. Fortunately, there are 'Wash Outs' which helps to greatly reduce or eliminate any negative effects. If you're just looking to lower tolerance, sometimes switching to a new set of strains from a different vendor can help make a difference. In case you are currently looking for a new vendor, HappyHippo is one of my favorites and has some of the extra tools listed below.
The reasons for washouts are to:
- Lower your tolerance (if you're taking it daily, you may find overtime you need more and more for the same effect)
- Take a break- Recently I had to take a break for a surgery I had to undergo, so I used a washout period to go without kratom for two months
- Stop altogether- May no longer need it for pain, getting off of opioid, or just in general