What is Kratom?
Before we talk about the link between kratom and bodybuilding, let’s look into what exactly this herbal supplement is and why it’s all the rage.
Scientifically known as ‘Mitragyna Speciosa’, kratom hails from the indigenous lands of Southeast Asia. The real power of this plant/tree comes from its leaves that are rich in unique alkaloid profile. Those alkaloids (mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine) carry the potential to manage several bodily ailments such as fatigue, pain, sleep disorders, inflammation, etc. Kratom’s medicinal usage goes back into centuries ago where farmers would traditionally chew the leaves to remain productive and energetic even in the scorching heat.
While kratom has many strain types (all with varying kinds of effects), it’s largely used for energy-boosting effects. That might be a governing factor in kratom’s cross over into bodybuilding arena which we will now discuss
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