Marijuana for HIV and AIDS 

Did you know that there are 1.2 million estimated people who have HIV.  This is known as the human immunodeficiency virus, and it does impact 13% of those who don’t even know that they suffer from it. 

While there is no cure, there are some treatments, including holistic and some traditional ones, to help with the controlling of the symptoms. Detection, care, and a good lifestyle can help with this, and some are turning to cannabis too. 

How it’s Transmitted 

This is usually transmitted via blood, breastmilk, or genital fluids, and most cases are from unprotected sex, or through sharing different contaminated needles. It can also be passed from a mom to a kid. 

The symptoms of this usually happen a few days, or even a few weeks after you’re exposed, but some can be asymptomatic for years. 

Whether you have symptoms or not, this can still be something that’s transmitted. 

The symptoms include: 

  • A fever 
  • Fatigue 
  • Muscle and joint pain 
  • Weight loss 
  • Skin rashes 
  • Diarrhea that’s persistent 
  • Headaches 
  • Loss of appetite and nausea 
  • Sores in the mouth and genitals 

Not everyone experiences the signs so it’s important that you don’t just look at these to detect edit. Getting tested by a professional who is licensed is the best way to ensure that you get a good diagnosis. 

There are now testing kits that are available to use.  You should not eat or drink anything 30 minutes before you test for accurate results. 

You basically test through the swabbing of the gums on the upper and lower side, and then, putting this directly into a small tube filled with liquid, and you get results within 40 minutes. 

Even with a high performance rate, some people do get false positives or negatives, so you should definitely talk to someone as well to see if they can make sure that you et the accurate test. 

You also must be over the age of 17 to get these, so if you’re going to test and you’re underage, see if you can get a trusted adult to help you. 

How Medical Cannabis helps 

Most people don’t experience AIDS until about a decade after, and some people struggle with the symptoms as it gets worse. 

The distress of learning about the condition, weight loss, vomiting, along with nausea and also the loss of energy can really impact a person’s life. 

There have been trials however that have looked at those wo were HIV positive and also marijuana smokers. It also noticed that they were able to increase ther body weight, and were able to maintain this, without any obvious discomfort, and their cognitive actions were not impaired either. 

This is something that also is a chronic illness, and it can impact the mental health of a person. Cannabis can help with depression and anxiety, relieving both of these. One study that looked at the neuropathy that people experienced, offering better sensation to the nerves, and less pain. it actually eliminated their pain by a third. 

It also found that it can help with the inflammatory pain that happens as well when you have HIV. Some people deal with this, but cannabis is neuroinflammatory, and it can help with ensuring that the dysfunction of your neurological areas is not impacted by this. 

Regardless of your reason for taking this, cannabis is a great tool to help with this, and lots of people are benefiting from the usage of this. If you’re someone who does need something to help with the symptoms, cannabis may be the answer. 

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Marijuana and Blood Pressure

Does cannabis help with blood pressure? According to a cursory study, it might, but the results are a bit conflicting, with a limited amount of people actually showing different benefits. Some say that it may be a good agent to help with this. 

High blood pressure is an epidemic, and this is actually responsible for over half a million deaths within the US alone.  This of course, increases risk for stroke, heart disease, and death of course, with the prevalence increasing as you get older, and only about a quarter of adults have hypertension they’re controlling. This is serious, so it’s no wonder why people haven’t taken care of it, and also why they haven’t gotten the full ability to control this yet. 

Endocannabinoids and your Heart 

The endocannabinoid system is a big part of our body, with different neurotransmitters including 2-AG and anandamide as well in these, and they can actually be active receptors directly to the heart, helping with cardiac motions. It can also help with decreasing the damage to the tissue, along with arrhythmia, and in some cases they can halt the progression of other heart-related conditions including atherosclerosis. 

There is also some overwhelming evidence that this can actually help with vasodilation, reducing and normalizing the pressure of the blood. This can help to suppress cardiac contraction and hypertension, and also may help with normalizing the blood pressure further. 

Cannabis and Your blood pressure 

There was some animal research done clinically that establishes that THC does work to help with lowering the blood pressure of an animal. The findings did push for the use of medical cannabis to help with this, and in another study in 1979, it was found that those subjects that inhaled THC did have a small increase in their heart rate, and then the systolic and diastolic blood pressure dropped, and this of course, would last up to four hours, and sometimes was a bit more intense compared to other hypertension subjects that were studied. 

The enthusiasm did push for the potential of this, but this did get tempered when according to reports of the effects of medical cannabis treatments, it was found that the tolerance for this did help negative the hypotensive benefits of this, and other studies mentioned no particular evidence when it came to the development along with tolerance that was associated with the usage of THC continuously. 

According to a study that was published in Hypertension it was found that a lot of users who were middle-aged did have a small increase initially, but there was no increase in the diastolic blood pressure readings. Other studies said that they don’t have an initial increase, but instead, there was a soloing of the blood pressure along with the heart rate. 

This also has been further looked into. And, in a study in 2021, it wsa found that those who were prescribed the use of medical cannabis did have lower levels of diastolic and systolic blood pressure, with the main effects happening about three hours after the initial use of cannabis. 

While it seems like it may work, a big part of this is actually there are some other health concerns. Including the frequent usage of marijuana through smoking did result in higher chances of myocardial infarction along with stroke, and coronary artery disease, with a possible chance for cardiovascular disease prematurely. 

But, this type of thing doesn’t have the full risks associated with this, and there are other variables including the consumption of a

Phenibut and Weed 

Phenibut is basically a drug that’s used to help with anxiety, and it’s been used like weed recreationally too in order to help with the euphoria that you have. There is actual research on weed and the body, but phenibut doesn’t have nearly as much. Some people have mentioned that mixing them does make you feel better, but there are some parts of the medical community that advise against the mixture of this, since there is nowhere near enough information. 

What Phenibut Is 

Phenibut is basically a drug that was created during the 1960s in the soviet union.  This was used in Russia as a type of medication. However, when it spread out to Hungary and Austria, this was considered a controlled substance, but in the rest of the world, this isn’t nearly as defined. 

The thing with phenibut, is that while there are supposed health benefits to this, there are no studies that say that you will get treated with this. In fact, the FDA doesn’t even approve of this as a supplement.  There isn’t much approval throughout the FDA, but you can buy this online as a type of supplement to help with nutrition. 

It’s considered a nootropic drug, which is basically a smart drug, or also known as a cognitive enhancer.  This means that it works to help with reducing the way the CNS works, and also works to help with reducing anxiety.

It’s since been used for a lot of different things, especially throughout eastern Europe as well, for different conditions including: 

  • Depression 
  • Stress and anxiety 
  • Insomnia 
  • PTSD 

This drug is known as a wonder drug, since it may make you feel good, but phenibut does not work that way. However, some people have mentioned they’re able to learn better, have better concentration and memory, and it boosts social skills, relieving the instances of social anxiety in the person.

It does create an antagonist to GABA, raising this, and it can help with reducing anxiety through making your GABA receptors work more. 

The benefits and Drawbacks 

There are some benefits and drawbacks that we can extrapolate from mixing these two together. The benefits include that they do work similarly on the ECS and the GABA receptors within this. Cannabis also does interact with these receptors. 

There is some preclinical research that did look at agonists of the CB receptors in the body, and drugs that improve GABA, so they do overlap each other. That does mean that it can possibly help. Some people on reddit have also said that they feel happier too, but of course that is reddit, and not a scientific body of knowledge.  

The risks mostly come from the fact that we don’t know much about it.

Some of the risks do include: 

  • Nausea 
  • Dizziness 
  • Headaches 
  • Fatigue 
  • Stomach issues 
  • Higher blood pressure 

This has been seen when people mix the two together. Another thing is that when you mix these in higher doses with something else, this can be potentially dangerous.  There is also the fact that, if you do recreationally combine these two together, it can impact how much you need to get similar effects and create a risk for creating a substance use disorder in someone.

Overall, if you have to use one or the other, you may want to talk to your doctor to see if it’s viable.  You should also be mindful of the potential risks that this can cause, and issues that do get exacerbated whenever you’re interested in using this substance too. 

All about Cannabis tinctures 

Tinctures are one of the most common ways to take cannabis, especially for those who aren’t the biggest fans of vaping and smoking. They also offer benefits that do make them different from other types of concentrates. Some people may be curious if you can make tis, and it can actually be made with alcohol too! 

What are tinctures 

They’re basically extracts made via binding glycerin and alcohol, so it’s basically a liquid that’s infused with cannabis that you can add to drinks and foods. They’re great for people who want to take cannabis in a more discreet manner that’s straightforward, convenient, and something you can even make at home. Some people like to just use a couple drops, and they’re getting the best results out of this as well, especially with ho quick the can be to use. 

Alcohol and glycine 

The biggest thing that people use with their tinctures, is either glycerin or alcohol. This is something that a lot of people consider. However, you can actually bind it better with high-poor alcohol. That’s because the cannabinoids and THC are easy to bind with. Some people don’t like this one because it is not ideal for you to use, especially if you’re going to use this at work, or if you plan to use this a lot. 

Glycerin is something that’s odorless, colorless, and doesn’t have a flavor, and it’s able to be used in a variety of food products. It’s versatile, but it’s not as potent, so keep this in mind. The choice is something that’s based on the preference, and the ingredients. 

However, as of note, a couple of tinctures will not get you smashed. That’s because there’s nowhere near enough ethanol to help with this. 

Most of them have about 80 proof alcohol, which is something that is about the equivalent of using the vodka that you find at the store. 

It can make you a bit wavy if you drink it straight, but if you’re going to make a tincture with this, it will not get you messed up. 

How to make this. 

This is something that’s pretty simple, and has been used for thousands of years, and it’s something that’s considered superior in terms of how to make this. 

You have a lot of different options and strains, and different types of methods that help with this. You can let the tincture soak for a long time, and you can even make this in different ways. 

The most common is the golden dragon tincture, which makes it gold. 

Basically, to start, you’ve got to decarb the cannabis, which means that you heat it up to have the THCA become THC.  This usually takes about two hours for it to work, and you can then let this cool. Put this into a jar to seal. 

After that, you want to just throw this into the freezer, and take all of the ingredients, including the alcohol to make this work. This helps protect the trichomes and makes them brittle. 

Next, you want to agitate it, and then shake this around.  You want to shake this a few times for a few minutes, which will help get rid of the lipids, waxes, and the chlorophyll that was there wen frozen. 

Finally, you want to filter this. Take the mason jar out, get a coffee filter, then put te tincture mixture of alcohol with the cannabis through the filter so that there aren’t any impurities. Use a pipette to load this, and then there you go, you’ve got perfect tinctures availible right at home! 

Can you mix  Cannabis and Coffee 

Right now, we don’t’ see much of a connection between cannabis and coffee, but there is some suggestions which state that putting these two together can make a unique experience, different from what you get when you use them in an individual sense. 

You can take them at the same time, such as smoking as well while consuming coffee, but there is no solid evidence for this. However, mixing the pills that contain caffeine may be much different from mixing cannabis with coffee and teas directly, and it’s important to look at some of the other compounds. 

L-theanine may be good for those who are jittery to caffeine, and it’s found in tea, and that can combat the effects that happen with coffee. It also may help with reducing the memory and cognitive issues commonly associated with THC in most cases. 

Coffee as well also contains trigonelline which is basically a neuroprotective and anti-migraine and anti-tumor compound, and it may be good to mix with cannabis, as it can enhance this. 

What caffeine is 

Caffeine is a stimulant that’s psychoactive, and it’s in a lot of drinks.  It is also delivered in supplements, chocolate, and even some other plants. This stimulates your CNS, helping people feel more awake and alert, simply doing so through the binding of the receptors, preventing adenosine uptake, which is basically the chemical that makes you sleepy, and something that does naturally build throughout the day. 

Caffeine also does increase the levels of adrenaline in the body, boosting both dopamine and norepinephrine levels as well, helping you feel happy, focused, and alert. It does hit the system quite fast, about 20 minutes or so. It can help with memory concentration, reducing neurological disorders and risk for Alzheimer’s as well. It’s also naturally neuroprotective, and it is also from the chlorogenic acid that’s found in this, a natural antioxidant as well. 

Mixing cannabis with Caffeine 

Right now, there isn’t much research on whether or not that’s good or bad. Some evidence says that if you mix this together, it can affect the adenosine as well, since the cannabis is working directly with the endocannabinoid system as well. 

It also may improve how cognitively impaired the cannabis may make you feel, so you can get the benefits without feeling as high as well. The CBD inside cannabis may also be good as well, and it can impact the different depressive elements as well that come from some of the strains that are there. It also may not increase how much stimulant you’re getting either. 

There was a study that was done in 2011 that looked at how monkeys behave when they have cannabis, usually a small one milligram dose of this. It wsa found that though the monkeys didn’t have a ton of limiting to marijuana, they were consuming a bit less cannabis as well. 

There was another study that was done in 2017 that also did discover the caffeine along with the cannabis that wsa in there, increasing the levels of dopamine in there, and this is all through different mechanism. The authors decided, when they were taken together, caffeine and cannabis could create happiness and euphoria. 

It can also help with the shakiness that you experience as well. Some people noticed that the locomotion sensitivity that they had when they normally drank coffee was mitigated through the use of the CBD in cannabis. 

So yes, it can be something to consider, and it’s something that may be good to use, just note that there aren’t too many studies that validate these effects yet. 

Why 1:1 Cannabis Products Help 

There are certain cannabis products that help with MS, fibromyalgia, nausea, chronic pain, insomnia, and the like, and 1:1 cannabis products are great for that. They have a ton of different benefits that are therapeutic, and when they work together, they address the symptoms you’re dealing with. 

Understanding this 

This is a cannabis product that has a certain amount of both THC and CBD products to this. They offer sedative effects, but also alertness too, and this can be used in varying ratios in order to get the correct effects. Equal portions of CBD and THC are basically perfect because they help you get the treatment you need for medical conditions, while also not dealing with the psychoactive effects of getting high. 

CBD is good because it helps with treating the problems, without making you anxious or paranoid. The ratios are sometimes hard to get, and sometimes, those who begin struggle with figurine out where to begin. It can be important to look at how you record to cannabis, and the ratios. 

So what are 1:1 edibles? 

These are edibles that are a little different from the rest. Instead of it being more CBD or THC dominant, it’s equal CBD and equal THC. It’s very important though to learn that if you do use a 1:1 edible, they still can be psychoactive. This is because when you consume this, in your liver, the THC in this becomes 11-hydroxyl THC, which is a lot more psycho active than regular THC. 

While the CBD does counteract this, it’s usually not something that those who don’t want paranoia and anxiety to deal with, since it’s something that can be a little bit overwhelming for anxious people. Along with this, the effects can take almost 90 minutes before they start, so it’s good to know about this. 

There are also Encaps, which are basically water-soluble capsules that are water-soluble that offer high-potency effects, but it’s just 30 minutes. These are good for those that start, because it offers a consistent experience for medicating, without being too overwhelming. They’re also made with some of the best ingredients to offer a delicious and consistent experience. There are also lozenges, and also soft chews that you can use for the same results as well. 

1:1 tinctures 

There are also tinctures that you can use. Basically, these are bottles with droppers that contain a 1`:1 ratio of this. The way that you use it, is you pretty much put this underneath the tongue, to offer a relaxed, amazing feeling to help with relieving pain. This is also encapsulated in different compounds, to offer this in a way that you can mix this with different foods. 

You can add this to your juice, morning coffee, even ice cream and smoothies if you’re someone who is curious about the effects of this, and to get the results that you want. 

How to use 

To use any of these, you want to make sure that you do keep a journal to record how much of each you’re using. You always want to start with 5 mg doses of this, and also use a cannabis journal to help you manage your symptoms. 

The best doses are done through tracking, looking at this, and then titrating this as needed. The dosages are individualized for everybody, and while tinctures are great, 1:1 patches offer consecutive relief for up to 72 hours. For a lot of people, 1:1 is the best way to do it, and this article discussed why that is, and the best products to help get this for you. 

Oral or Sublingual Marijuana a Consumption 

With more and more being interested in medical cannabis and the use of this, one thing people are curious about, is how to take it. Since it can treat neurological problems, cancer, chronic pain, even mental health issues, there ‘a s lot of great way to use this.  Sublingual is becoming even more popular than ever. If you qualify, you can get a bunch of these. There’s tons of ways to consume cannabis, and if you have a preference, you’re not alone. 

Oral and sublingual consumption are both ways to consume cannabis via the mouth, but the way you do it and the location does change the game, and it impacts the onset, the duration, and how intense your effects are. Sublingual gets it more direct and absorbs faster and acts a lot like how you’d’ smoke. Orals are basically edibles, and it’s something that takes a wee bit longer since it does involve moving through your digestive tract. 

Advantages of Both 

Both of these have their own various advantages. Some people like edibles because it lets them have brownies and other great items. Some people like to use pills sand capsules, offering a lot of great benefits with this. 

When you take it orally, it goes to the stomach, rather than the systemic circulation. It involves using the liver for the job, turning this into 1`1-hydroxyl  THC, and that’s a lot more potent.  Edibles pack a punch and stay in there longer. 

The benefits include the following:

  • Are more potent 
  • They have a longer onset, and it helps you slowly ease into it 
  • They last a log longer, sometimes up to 8 or more hours 

Sublingual is simple: you just place this underneath your tongue. This isn’t swallowed, but instead the tongue lets the THC immediately get diffused by the capillaries, and then, it hits the bloodstream in a much faster manner. This of course, offers it a chance to hit it really fast, and it does improve the bioavailability of this. Sublingual also gets past your digestive tract, and it’s much quicker, faster, and getter too. 

The benefits of this include the following: 

  • It happens in minutes 
  • It’s super accurate, and you’ll know the side effects 
  • They have a shorter duration, so if you need something quick for a bit, you’re covered! 

What’s right for you? 

The thing is this is ultimately dependent on what you need.  You can of course, make sure that you get the right kind. The main difference is the way it’s absorbed. If you want something that you don’t want to have to worry about and experience a much longer, better high, then go for edibles. 

If you want something quick and dirty., and something that offers super-fast relief, but isn’t in your bloodstream for hours, this is it. Ultimately, this is based on your preferences, and instead, you should always consume products that fit your needs and lifestyle, along with the daily routine that you’re going for. A lot of people don’t realize that it’s something that offers a ton of great effects. 

If you’re interested in using this, or if you want to see whether it’s right for you, the best way to do it, is to also make sure hat you choose the items that best fit your needs based on what the doctor says. Given how different the severity of these issues include, its something that you should definitely consider, since it’s something that is important for getting now just the relief that you want but treats those conditions. 

Marijuana Lowering Mortality Rates? 

This is a bit sensational, but according to a recent study and findings, it was found hat the trauma patients who were taking marijuana had less death rates in hospitals. This was determined by the screening of drugs when admitted. 

In this study, those who tested positive for cannabis use did have decreased risks of dying in the hospital compared to those who didn’t. there was logistic regression that did determine the mortality risk, and also looks at morality factors such as the severity of the injury, the age, the gender, their vitals, and other aspects of this. They also did look at patients who were younger adults in the ICU. 

This didn’t have any specific conclusions as to why there were lower death rates when these patients who used marijuana were put in the hospital. The findings are mostly based on various clinical studies to look at the targeting interventions for this. 

With a lack of total explanation for this the degree of skepticism there is still pretty high, but the noteworthy aspects of this d say that those users do have less risk for other mortality conditions. 

Heart Failure 

In a study published in June of 2020, it was mentioned that almost 5 million people go to the hospital for issues related to heart failure. Those who were testing positive for marijuana use were a third less likely to die.  The other factors including hypertension, diabetes, renal failure, or metastatic cancer also were a lot less common amongst the users of cannabis. While there is no conclusions of this, there is a casual relationship between both. 

Cancer 

It was also found that cancer patient mortality was also a lot less compared to those who used marijuana. About ten percent of those who were admitted did also use marijuana, and it was found that the study also found that those who were marijuana users were also about 80% less likely for a chance to have a cancer diagnosis, compared to those non-users that are there.  There was a slight chance for lymphatic cancer though compared to those non-users, but not by much. 

Burn Injuries 

Those who are medical marijuana consumers and also have severe burn injures also had a 99% chance of making it out alive. This is compared to the heavy drinks, who aren’t as lucky compared to them. 

According to findings based off a survey of over 3300 different burn victims, it was found that through their toxic ology and blood screenings, the mortality rate was a lot higher for those who have cocaine, amphetamines, and also alcohol or other drugs. For those who were marijuana users, you only have less than 1% of a chance of dying. 

COPD 

Finally, we have COPD, which is the fourth largest death cause in the US, and according to a study, it was found that marijuana users weren’t going to die of COPD as much in the hospital, and this is based off a study of about 6 million hospital patients that were admitted. 

It was found that the odds for this wee a lot lower in terms of the mortality of a the users in the hospital, and the association between this definitely shows and interaction with this. There was about a 37% less risk of dying in the hospital if you were a marijuana user, compared to those who weren’t. 

So while it may not possibly fix everything, and it may not be a smart thing to put all of your chances in weed, this can prove that there may be a chance for you to possibly make it out alive. 

When the PTSD Symptoms Won’t Go away 

For a lot of people, mental health can be uncomfortable to talk about, but the truth is, a lot of people suffer from various mental health conditions. But a lot of people either go undiagnosed, or they have deeper conditions that are not fully diagnosed.  This can include PTSD. 

There are certain fears of this diagnosis, especially with what it might do, and in some cases, people will ignore the symptoms that are there, and it’s important to understand that coping with such, especially untreated, may not help. Some people think that the symptoms won’t go away, but with PTSD, they usually don’t, and if you’re not going to get help for it, it does put you at risk for self-harm, addiction, disordered eating, abuse of alcohol and drugs, and also diseases that happen chronically. 

What PTSD Is 

Some studies say that for every hundred people that experience some trauma, about a quarter of them will have PTSD, so about one in every four survivors get this. 

There is no reason why some are predisposed to this, but someone  with PTSD can have this happen when they get through a severe, or even moderately severe trauma that’s there. Basically, the memory is there, fully imprinted within your prefrontal cortex in the limbic system. The experience also creates a memory within your amygdala. 

This is the part of the brain that’s involved with learning and events, and when PTSD occurs, it causes a lot of adrenaline to push forward, and your brain basically hyper-remembers everything that’s there, and you start to remember all of the things that occurred. 

This is utilized as  a protective mechanism to prevent future injuries too. 

In cases of extreme trauma, you fully replay this, and your brain gets a memory of this. Those with PTSD do relieve the experience with all of the senses there, which is why this is not good for living daily. 

Some of the ways you can experience this include: 

  • Terrorism 
  • Violence 
  • Combat 
  • Physical and sexual assault 
  • Health crises 
  • Natural disasters 
  • The death of someone 

Can It Go away? 

This is something that can be difficult to understand. Lots of times, the feelings end up laying quite dormant, and lots of times, people think they’ve healed. But then it crops up. 

There are studies that have shown that it does not go away, and for some people, they can go years without feeling these sensations again, and lots of times, the root trauma is there, waiting to appear at any time. 

It can impact your health too. It can break down your health, and chronic health stress such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic disorders are rooted into PTSD. 

Plus, it impacts how you can form relationships with others. You push people away, and it can ruin marriages, relationships with your family, and even relationships with your friends. 

When to Seek Help 

If you find that it’s not going away, you should then go and seek help. 

Medical cannabis is becoming a new way to treat PTSD, with some people reporting that the amygdala activity does decrease, and it holds back the flashbacks and memory that come with this, and some veterans have found solace in treating their PTSD with this. 

In another study, it found that medical cannabis is great for reducing anxiety, as it can help with making it easier to cope with this. 

As we start to learn more about this, there might be other treatments which can aid with helping to cope with this condition. 

CBD Vs. Kratom 

Kratom and CBD are both used to help the body relieve pain, but they work in a couple of different ways. While CBD works directly with the endocannabinoid systems and receptors, kratom works with the brain, specifically your serotonin and the dopamine receptors which are there. CBD normally comes from the hemp plant, while kratom comes from a tree that’s native to southeastern Asia. 

All about CBD 

CBD is something that’s a cannabinoid, and it ca come from marijuana or hemp plants. The legal amounts are .3% THC. It works similar to other cannabis products. It binds with the different parts of the receptors, not the same as THC, and it also controls anandamide functions, improving serotonin and dopamine levels in the body relax and feel less pain. 

CBD oil helps with everything from anxiety to sleep problems, and you can even use pure CBD, which is stronger but works well. It works as treatment for some of the following conditions: 

  • Anxiety 
  • Cancer 
  • Chronic pain 
  • Depression Parkinson’s 
  • Multiple sclerosis 
  • Epilepsy 
  • Traumatic brain injuries and stroke 
  • Autism 

It also is naturally anti-inflammatory, and it can treat other conditions too. CBD does have a couple of drawbacks. They are usually mild, or moderate at worse, such as fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, and dry mouth. If you notice severe effects, stop taking this immediately, and take to a doctor. 

What about Kratom 

Kratom comes from the kratom tree in Asia, and is considered a supplement that’s dietary, and provides the stimulant results in this but without the caffeine. It is part of the coffee family tough, so similar in makeup. The biggest ingredient that’s in kratom is mitragynine, which is something that binds directly to the dopamine along with the serotonin receptors within, which is why it can be quite simulating. 

It also does bind directly to the opioid receptors, which is why some people may use this to manage the withdrawal symptoms when getting off of opioids, or also to reduce the pain they’re feeling. It is sedative, but not biphasic like other types of supplements, but it does have some properties that are addictive. 

It’s been used in Thailand and other places for centuries to help with fatigue, diarrhea, and also offers stimulant and sedative effects in some cases. it also can be used to manage the withdrawal of opioids. 

The benefits also include relief of pain, better energy, and also helps with the addiction to opioids, but there isn’t enough data scientifically to deny this. It can, however, cause some severe results in people, such as increasing one’s blood pressure, hart issues, and also it can cause damage to the liver harm to babies before they’re born, and it can also cause problems similar to the opioid withdrawal. 

Similarities and Differences 

Both kratom and CBD are psychoactive, but kratom is much more intoxicating. However kratom is more of a stimulant, but CBD is either energizing, or relaxing. Both of these are not FDA approved. While it doesn’t mean it’s dangerous, it does mean it’s not regulated, so you want to get it from a retailer that’s reputable. 

It also differs on where it binds. CBD usually binds to the cannabinoid receptors, while kratom goes for the opioid receptors, so they do work differently in the body. There were deaths reported due to the use of kratom within the US, but CBD doesn’t have any deaths reported, so also keep that in mind when choosing each of these, as both of them have their benefits and drawbacks that work for your needs.