How to Use Kratom to Boost Your Focus and Concentration
Kratom is a medicinal plant that’s been getting a lot of attention lately for its powerful cognitive effects. Aside from improving brain power, it’s also been known to help with substance withdrawal, depression, immune system function, blood sugar, sexual performance, and insomnia.
Okay, but why so many kratom benefits?
This is because the kratom plant has a unique alkaloid profile for each strain making it flexible to use for various conditions.
There are highly stimulating strains that increase energy levels while there are sedating trains that relieve pain and enhance mood.
Then there’s also strains that are in between Since we’re interested in using kratom as a nootropic, I’ve outlined below the top recommended strains that help with concentration and focus.
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A strain best known for its long-lasting effects. The Green Malaysian kratom is ideal to use for improving focus, concentration, and memory.
Thai kratom is often to used improve energy levels but because of its unpredictable effects, I would only recommend this to experienced users.
Maeng Dai Kratom
Best known for its pain killing benefits but it’s also used for improving energy and mood. Perfect for relieving pain without sacrificing your responsibilities!
A Note on Vein Color
The kratom plant varies in chemical composition depending on the color of its veins. Looking at the vein color gives you an idea of what the plant’s effect will be.
The white vein has the most potential as a nootropic due to its high stimulating effects. It keeps you alert and focused for longer times. If you ever need a upper in the morning, skip the coffee and go for white vein kratom instead.
Those who want to increase energy levels and relieve stress will benefit more with red vein kratom. It has impressive pain-killing effects that will keep you calm and energized for longer.
Green Vein Kratom
Then there’s the green vein kratom which has both the stimulating and sedating effects of the two vein types above. If you’ve never tried kratom before, this is the perfect strain by vein color to begin with.
Recommended dosage: Low to Moderate
Low dosage – 1 to 15 grams
Moderate dosage – 5 – 15 grams
You’ll know if your kratom is high quality if it starts to hit you at 3-5 grams. If you don’t feel the effect after 30-45 minutes, consider adding another 1 to 2 grams or better yet, replace it with better quality kratom.
Don’t attempt to take much more than the recommended amount in the hopes of enhancing or extending the effects. That simply won’t work. Its effect lasts for 3 to 6 hours so it helps to plan your consumption around times when you need to perform at your best.
Different Forms of Kratom: How to Prepare it
The plant can be consumed in various ways with the most potent method being kratom tea. Let the leaves simmer in a pot filled with 8 to 10 ounces of water before straining it. Serve hot or cold.
You may also use kratom powder or kratom capsules to better control your dosage. However you choose to consume kratom, make sure to take it on an empty stomach to fully enjoy its benefits.
Ever heard of kratom and tried it for yourself? Share your stories in the comments!