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Best Kratom for Pain: Kratom and Pain

Best Kratom for Pain: Kratom and Pain

50 million Americans live with chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting longer than three (3) months. 



Before addressing the relationship between pain and kratom, let us delve into the meaning of pain. Pain is an uncomfortable feeling that tells you something may be wrong. It can be steady, throbbing, sharp, pinching, or described in many other ways. Sometimes, it’s just a nuisance, while other times it can be debilitating. The classifications of pain are either acute or chronic. Acute pain is usually severe and short-lived and is often a signal that your body has been injured. Chronic pain ranges from mild to severe, is present for long periods of time, and is often the result of a disease that may require ongoing treatment. Most people treat pain by managing the symptoms. 

While it is often dismissed as being less serious, emotional pain is very real and should be taken just as seriously as physical pain. Emotional pain can originate from non-physical sources. Sometimes this emotional distress is the result of the actions of others. Other times, it might be the result of stress, grief, or loss. In other cases, it might be the result of an underlying mental health condition such as depression or anxiety. No matter the cause, physical and psychological pain can be intense and may significantly affect many areas of your life. 



Kratom naturally produces nitrogen-based chemicals called alkaloids that can have pronounced physiological effects on humans. The kratom plant has over 40 such naturally occurring bio-active alkaloids, of which perhaps the most well-known is Mitragynine.  Traditionally, laborers in Southeast Asian countries chewed on kratom leaves to help with pain and energy.  Kratom was also used as a local anesthetic, to help with coughs, and with intestinal issues. According to a 2020 survey of nearly 3,000 kratom users by John Hopkins Medicine, these days, a large portion of kratom users are using kratom to self-treat pain, while others use it for emotional or mental conditions. 

Mitragynine is the predominant and most well-known alkaloid in kratom.  Researchers study mitragynine for its potential analgesic (pain relief) effects and for its potential antitussive, antidiarrheal, adrenergic, and antimalarial effects. 7-hydroxymitragynine naturally occurs in tiny amounts in the kratom plant, and garners much research for its potentially incredibly powerful analgesic properties.  Two other major alkaloids are speciogynine and paynantheine. They are studied as muscle relaxers. 

Other alkaloids in kratom include: mitraphylline, ajmalicine, and isorhynchophylline. They are researched for their potential as immunostimulants and cerebrocirculants. 



It is very important to understand that kratom alone does not and will not cure, fix or permanently make pain go away. A regimen that may include exercise, clean diet, plenty of rest, a good social network of loved ones, and supplements is a holistic well-rounded approach to pain management. Kratom is a great addition to a comprehensive plan. Kratom may support response to occasional pain, restore natural energy levels and motivation, and support rest. This allows for a well-rounded holistic health plan for overall wellness.  



If you are seeking support for your occasional pain and need help restoring natural energy levels†, turn to our SunRise Kratom.




ETHA's ReFresh Brewed Kratom Drink is made from high quality whole-leaf brewed kratom combined with only natural sweeteners. Enjoy the most convenient way to get your kratom at any time of the day with the highest quality whole-leaf kratom brewed to perfection. With ReFresh, there is no bitter kratom extract taste. No gritty kratom leaf sludge. ReFresh your Energy. ReFresh your Mood and ReFresh your Day!


Kratom alkaloids like speciogynine and paynantheine support the response to inflammation, temporarily relieve muscle fatigue from overuse, and promote relaxation.† Therefore, when you need to temporarily alleviate occasional pain while also trying to relax, unwind and decompress try our SunSet Kratom.  

While SunRise, ReFresh Drink, and SunSet premium kratom are best-sellers, there are several ETHA products that may work for you. Feel free to explore and find what works best. Don’t let the complexities of pain overwhelm you. Target pain with ETHA kratom and a well-rounded holistic health plan, and…LIVE FULLY!  

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  PLEASE NOTE: ETHA Blogs provide information and personal experiences. Every single individual is different and as such everyone responds to experiences differently.  When we answer questions, we speak in generalities, personal experiences and the experiences of our customers. It's always important to consult a healthcare professional before making any changes to your fitness and wellness routine.
Additional reading:

Rikard, S.M. (2023). Chronic Pain Among Adults — United States, 2019–2021[Online]. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available from:


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