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Kratom and Alcohol 101 – Is It Safe or Brutally Awful?

Many people wonder if Kratom and alcohol is safe or dangerous to mix. Not enough scientific evidence has been published to explain how your body reacts when the two are combined. This is important for your own safety. You don’t want to experience any harmful reaction.

Kratom for Alcohol Withdrawal?

However, many people with alcohol withdrawal syndrome have reported that their urge to drink reduces when they combine alcohol and kratom. 

The mix is also known to reduce the desire for alcohol among social drinkers. Despite the reported benefits of combining alcohol and kratom, it is essential to be extra careful when using the mixture.

What Are the Side Effects of Kratom and Alcohol?

While the side effects of combining alcohol and kratom may vary from one person to another, the following are some of the commonly reported effects:

  • Fatigue or tiredness
  • Dehydration
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Respiratory changes
  • Stomach discomfort
  • General body weakness
  • Increased stress

In most cases, someone who combines alcohol and kratom will not experience all of the above side effects. Also, the severity of the impact may vary based on factors such as quantity consumed, the strains of kratom used, and how long the person has been using the substances.

The variety of alcohol in use is also a massive factor, as the reaction with kratom will depend on the content of the alcohol. As such, we can safely say that low alcohol consumption combined with a moderate dose of kratom may not be as damaging as higher doses.

Dangers of Mixing Kratom and Alcohol

As stated above, there is no convincing scientific research to prove if kratom and alcohol can pose certain dangers. The risks can be looked at from a different angle; by studying the individual properties of the two substances.

Starting with alcohol, it blocks the central nervous system by preventing the brain from recognizing messages and signals sent to it (the brain) by the nerve receptors. When the blockage occurs, it tampers with the user’s perceptions, senses, movement, and mood. On the other hand, kratom is both a sedative and a stimulant, and this explains why it is not advisable to combine it with alcohol, a depressant.

If not well tolerated, a combination of kratom and alcohol reduces not only coordination but also the motor skills. People who take alcohol after consuming kratom tend to experience dulled kratom effects, a condition known as a kratom-alcohol hangover

The condition is characterized by nausea and headaches, and it affects even moderate alcohol drinkers. So, if you must consume kratom and alcohol at the same time, it is advisable to take them in very low doses for purposes of your safety. Remember, I’m not recommending mixing kratom and alcohol.

Mixing Kratom and Alcohol (User Experiences)

If you search the web you’ll find people who have a positive look. This is true when they mixed alcohol with kratom in small doses. It seems alcohol enhanced the effects of kratom. A low dose is relative. But under 2g is considered low.

Moderate dose, somewhere between 2-4g produced either a bad or negative outcome. The negative effects were nausea, vomiting, and extreme fatigue.

Drinking alcohol and kratom at a high dosage, as you may guess, produced only a negative outcome. Nausea, stomach discomfort, dizziness and extreme drowsiness.

Bottom Line

If you’re looking to combine alcohol and kratom, this is highly advised against for safety reasons. 

However, since humans are prone to mistakes, risk reduction should be the name of the game. 

That is why it is essential to consume the mixture in meager amounts if you must. This way you may well be in a position to avoid the severe dangers associated with alcohol consumption and kratom.

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