Although Kratom serves for weight loss purposes, many cases have been reported whereby this herb caused weight gain. Many Kratom users on the Reddit thread pointed out that they gained weight as a result of using the herb. In as much as Kratom is a well-known fat burn supplement, the fact is that it can yield the opposite effects in some cases, especially certain strains of the herb.
How Do Some Kratom Strains Cause Weight Increase?
How does Kratom weight gain come about? Find out shortly. But first things first, the red vein Kratom is the number one culprit of excessive weight, at least going by what these Kratom users pointed out on Reddit. The question many users ask after it has emerged that Kratom could lead to weight gain is; how could this herb, which is supposed to help people reduce weight, actually have the opposite effect? We researched to try to find an explanation and here is what we got:
Weight loss ways
The first thing we learned from the research is that Kratom helps with weight loss in two different ways;
• Appetite suppression
Kratom has strong appetite suppressing characteristics, which reduce a user’s uncontrolled desire for food. A low desire for food enables the user to quit overeating and overcome obesity or other weight problem they had due to overindulging in food.
• Reduced food cravings
Many people have cravings for various types of foods and beverages such as snacks, and sodas. One thing they fail to realize is that this stuff is full of sugar and other ingredients that can lead to weight increase in a very short time. Or maybe they do realize it, only that they cannot seem to slow down on these types of foods and drinks or quite them altogether.
Kratom has some alkaloids that can block the brain’s reward pathways, pleasured by these unhealthy foods as well as drinks. This reduces a person’s cravings for these weight-increasing foods and beverages, thereby keeping weight gain at bay.
However, despite these positive effects of Kratom to people with excessive weight problems, some Kratom strains could also have a weight gain effect on users. Red vein Kratom has caused fat and calorie gains for many users who had standard weights before. The million-dollar question is; how does Kratom weight gain come about?
Red vein Kratom makes you lose weight in two different ways;
- By occasioning constipation.
- By causing slow digestion.
According to healthline.com, constipation is one of the most common short-term side effects of Kratom. Constipation is a primary weight gain factor, which can make you grow fat in many different ways. It causes bowel inflammation, which directly leads to obesity and other overweight problems.
How constipation can make you fat
Insulin regulates our blood sugar levels. One primary role of this hormone is to take the sugar that we consume and break it down into the energy that our body needs to function.
Severe bowel inflammation can block insulin receptors, hindering the work of insulin. As a result, the hormone has a difficult time converting calories into energy. This leads to excessive calorie accumulation n the body resulting in Kratom weight gain.
How to Avoid Kratom Weight Gain
If you apply the following tips, you can use any strain of Kratom, including the red vein without worrying about weight gain:
• Relieve constipation
Should you notice constipation symptoms because of using your Kratom, eat more fiber, drink more water, or drink more coffee? Eat probiotic foods such as tempeh or pickles, take sienna—an herbal laxative prepared from the dried pods of the cassia tree or do exercise. Simple exercises like swing dancing, running, jogging or swimming can all help with constipation.
• Relieve indigestion
Should you notice that you have digestion problems, drink peppermint tea and chamomile tea, take apple cider vinegar or baking soda to make your stomach start digesting foods properly again. Other home remedies that can help with digestion include fennel seed, lemon water, and licorice root.
• Stick to your recommended Kratom dosage
Overdosing from Kratom is a great way to experience common herb side effects such as constipation and indigestion, which can cause Kratom weight gain. No matter how strong your urge to take more Kratom is, because the herb can be addictive, make sure to stick to the dosages that are recommended by the manufacturer.
• Watch your diet very closely
Certain foods can improve or worsen your digestive system. Foods like legumes, nuts, and seeds can cause digestive issues simply because they are difficult to digest. Avoid such foods during your Kratom regimen to avert weight gain and obesity. Instead, substitute them in your diet with foods that are easy to digest such as whole grains, fruits, and sweet potatoes. Also, watch for constipation causing foods like dairy products, gluten-rich foods, processed grains, and red meat to avoid constipation and Kratom weight gain in general.
• Kratom supplements
Choose a good Kratom supplement, which can help you lose weight as opposed to gain it. The best quality Kratoms for weight loss include green vein Kratom, Maeng da, and Bali Kratom. Other Kratom varieties such as red vein Kratom could bring about weight increase as opposed to weight decrease.
Weight gain should not be a major concern for Kratom users as it is starting to be. While some users have pointed out weight increase as a potential effect of Kratom usage, Kratom weight gain is a rare occurrence. It is not so easy to grow fat because of taking the herb. But should you notice an increase in your weight due to taking Kratom, there is no need to freak out or quit the supplement altogether. Just use the methods above to restore your normal weight. If that does not work, be sure to see your doctor for further advice on what to do to avoid an imminent weight gain.
Have you gained weight with Kratom? We would like to know your experience with this incredible weight loss herb. Please comment below and let us know how it was like.