When using Kratom, it is always important to adopt strategies that will prevent you from developing a tolerance to the effects of this plant. Kratom Tolerance can cause you to use more than you would otherwise need to achieve the same results. As your body becomes less sensitive to this herb you may feel the need to increase your average dose size which also increases your cost per dosage. Not only that, but if you let this continue on form some time, you may end up developing withdrawal symptoms or other side effects. But there are some straightforward ways that you can avoid Kratom tolerance from forming by instantly adjusting your dosages and using different strains of Mitragyna Speciosa.
Preventing Kratom Tolerance
You will sometimes hear Kratom users discussing “Stagnant Strain Syndrome” – a phrase that was coined by the group at the Kratom Connoisseurs forum. This syndrome refers to the effects of using one strain of Kratom or a similar blend for a long period of time. Each strain of this plain features its own characteristic mix of active ingredients that is unique from other strains. If you only use one strain, you will only be exposed to that one particular combination of alkaloids. Over time, this can result in tolerance and reduce the effectiveness of the herb. Physiologically, your body is adapting to the presence of the same alkaloids from the Kratom leaf over and over again.
When you become tolerance to one particular type of Mitragyna Speciosa, this is referred to as Stagnant Strain Syndrome. Some people will experience SSS after only a couple of days while others may be able to use the same strain for weeks at a time without developing a tolerance. If you do start to notice the onset of tolerance, you may find that you have to use more and more Kratom leaf or extract in order to get the same effects. This can cause you to use a higher Kratom dose than you originally intended to.
To avoid Stagnant Strain Syndrome, one should always switch up the types of Kratom in your collection, so that you are exposed to different mixes of alkaloids. For example, if you want to use an energizing type of Kratom, you might only stick to Maeng Da since this is considered to be one of the more powerful versions of Kratom available. After a week or so it might take you more Maeng Da to get the same results or it may feel like the effects are not as strong. Instead, it would be better to cycle Maeng Da with other strains like White Vein Borneo, Vietnam Kratom or a Malay strain.
It is also a good idea to try Kratom fusions or blends that combine different strains at once. Some people like to mix one of the more sedating strains like a Red Thai or Red Bali with Maeng Da to produce a more well-rounded set of effects. You might want to keep three or four different strains on hand and use them in a completely randomized fashion to ensure your receptors never have a chance to develop sensitivities to certain strains. Using a variety of different Kratom products can not only help you prevent tolerance and Stagnant Strain Syndrome, it can also be fun to experiment with novel combinations.
More Tips and Advice
There are a lot of other general steps that you can take to avoid Kratom tolerance. One recommendation for beginners is to only use crushed leaves or powders as opposed to extract products. Kratom extracts have a much higher alkaloid concentration and typically only offer one strain at a time. This makes it much more likely that you will form a tolerance or SSS. Another good idea is to make a schedule for yourself and only use Kratom according to the schedule. Never take Kratom for more than 5 days in a week and try to always use the minimum dosage possible. Beginners should also avoid Kratom potentiators that can amplify the effects of the herb and make it more likely that you will build up a tolerance.