Bet you never thought that kratom ALSO had properties that helped with a nasty cold/flu?
However, it is important to start with the science behind why that is. The true therapeutic and healing power of kratom lies in the alkaloids that are present in the leaves. These alkaloids are the chemical compounds that may bolster your immune system. Upon careful research, scientists have found or at least they believe that the following alkaloids may be the reasons why kratom exhibits immunostimulating properties:
- Isomitraphylline: Many researchers identify it as an anti-leukemic agent
- Isorhynchopylline: This is essentially an immunostimulant
- Isopteropodine: Yet another immunostimulant alkaloid
- Mitraphylline: This is a non-narcotic hypertensive. It also acts as a muscle relaxant and a diuretic.
- Epicatechin- antioxidant (1), antibacterial (2), antiviral (3)
You should know that while all kratom leaves and powder may show, to some degree, immune-boosting effects – there are some strains which are better suited for this purpose and it is the ones that have high numbers of the alkaloids mentioned above. Statistically/historically, the following are typically the ones that have a lot (but again, this varies based on the harvest season):
- Red Bali Kratom Powder << Click to shop
- White Indo << Click to shop
- Borneo Green Kratom << Click to shop
There are quite a few more alkaloids present in kratom, but these are the ones with the most relevant benefits that have been discovered so far regarding the immune system. With the possible combination of antimicrobial, antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant, and immunostimulant alkaloids all in one plant, research is showing us just how beneficial kratom may be for overall health in general.
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