Kratom Nausea: What is it and how to deal with it

What is Kratom Nausea

Kratom has been used throughout Southeast Asia for centuries and centuries as an all-natural medicine, beloved by people in this part of the world for its pain relief, its ability to help fight anxiety and depression, its sedative benefits, and the way it works as a mild stimulant without the highs and lows traditional stimulants bring to the table.

At the same time, not all is sunshine and roses when it comes to kratom.

No, you’ll never have to worry about the dangerous and potentially life-altering side effects that traditional pharmaceutical pain medications bring to the table when you use kratom in their place – but there are some side effects you may have to push through, especially when you are using kratom for extended amounts of time.

Nausea is one of those symptoms.

To help you better understand this side effect, to figure out whether or not you are going to have to contend with it going forward, and to help you better understand how to minimize and quickly alleviate kratom nausea as quickly as possible we have put together this quick guide.

Is Kratom Nausea a Real Thing?

To start things off, nausea caused by kratom is 100% very much a real thing and something that you are likely going to have to at some point or another if you are using kratom on a regular basis.

A powerful 100% all-natural herb found throughout Southeast Asia (and now intentionally grown in other parts of the world as well), kratom has the ability to provide a whole host of spectacular health benefits that include:

  • Alleviating feelings of anxiety and depression
  • Helping people fall asleep faster and wake up in the morning feeling more refreshed
  • General relaxation benefits that let your body uncoil
  • Pain relief benefits that are on par with some over-the-counter and prescription-grade pain relievers

At the same time, however, not everyone is going to have a digestive system that agrees with kratom – particularly when you first start using kratom products.

There are a couple of different things you can do to kind of minimize the nausea and the stomach discomfort, pain, cramping, and potential diarrhea you may have to face when you use kratom the first few times (things we highlight below), but it’s important to understand that the odds are good that you’ll have to deal with nausea caused by kratom at least a couple of times.

Am I Always Going to Have to Deal with Nausea?

Some people deal with kratom nausea pretty regularly, some people haven’t ever had to deal with kratom nausea outside of mild discomfort that disappeared almost immediately, but most folks have to deal with kratom nausea on a semi-sporadic basis – depending on a whole host of different factors.

To begin with, your own unique biochemistry and how your body naturally responds to the biochemicals inside of kratom products will determine whether or not you have to worry about kratom nausea altogether. Your genetics are a huge piece of the puzzle that you have absolutely zero control over whatsoever.

We can tell you that those with relatively close ancestry that tracks back to the Southeast Asia regions usually do not get upset stomachs as often as those from the western part of the world when using kratom. The odds are pretty good that people growing up in these regions that have used kratom for centuries have found a way to adapt whereas the rest of the world just waking up to the power of kratom haven’t gotten there quite yet.

Secondly, the dosage that you take when using kratom will have a big impact on how you feel and whether or not you are nauseous.

Those taking larger dosages right out of the box are likely going to have more issues with nausea than those taking “baby steps” with their first few experiences with this medicinal herb. You’ll want to try and gently increase your kratom dosages over time if this is your first experience with these products rather than jumping right into the deep end with sky-high dosages that will wreak havoc on your stomach and your digestive system.

Another piece of the puzzle of whether or not you will have to deal with kratom nausea comes down to the specific strain that you are utilizing as well.

Some kratom strains are far more powerful than others, some have much more potent biochemical impacts, and others offer more subtle and longer-lasting benefits.

It’s the more subtle options that you’re going to want to choose at first – at least until you get a little more experience with kratom under your belt and learn how your body responds to kratom dosages.

Red Bali kratom, for example, is a great entry-level choice whereas some of the green-veined kratom options offer more potency but higher chances of nausea for first-time users.

What Can I Do to Minimize Kratom Nausea?

To begin with, as we were just alluding to, you can start with a kratom strain designed for folks that haven’t had a lot of experience with kratom in the past.

No, you aren’t going to get a full-on cascade of powerhouse benefits that kratom makes possible when you take this approach. Instead, your benefits are going to be a little more subtle, little more subdued, but a little more consistent and a little more long-lasting.

You’ll also not have to worry about your digestive system doing backflips because your body isn’t used to the biochemical shock of kratom being rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream and delivering its payload throughout the body.

Secondly, you can take smaller dosages of kratom to sort of lean into larger doses later down the line.

It’s always recommended that you start small with kratom (or any other medicinal herb that you are hoping to use for standard amounts of time later on) with dosages that may even be smaller than the recommended initial dosages you’ll find on the kratom products you have purchased.

Over time, your body will tell you exactly how much kratom you can handle in an individual dosage. Listen to what your body tells you and figure out what your own dosages are (staying underneath the thresholds established by the manufacturer’s upper end) and you shouldn’t have any issues whatsoever.

How Can I Get Rid of Kratom Nausea Quickly?

Taking antacids 30 minutes before you consume kratom cannot only help to calm down your stomach before it starts to flareup, but it can also help improve the overall bioavailability of the kratom that you are consuming.

On top of that, you’ll want to think about snacking on something light (and ideally something rich in fiber) about 30 minutes after you consume your kratom dosage. This prevents you from consuming kratom on a totally empty stomach, a sure-fire way to cause nausea as well as other less than pleasant digestive symptoms and side effects that kratom is well known for.

Ginger also works well to calm down your stomach and clear up any feelings of nausea that you may be dealing with. This is one of Mother Nature’s most fantastic solutions for settling down stomachs that are gurgling and bubbling and it works wonders when paired with kratom usage.

Chewing on raw ginger works well, as does crystallized ginger, and even just a little bit of ginger sprinkled into a mild tea (like a green tea) can calm down feelings of nausea almost straightaway.

At the same time, smoking a little bit of cannabis can also help to alleviate kratom nausea symptoms completely (oftentimes in seconds). If you have cannabis on hand this can be a great way to get your stomach to settle down when nothing else is working.

Closing Thoughts

All things considered, the tips and tricks contained within this quick guide should help you out in the future if you have to fight off kratom nausea symptoms.

This is one of the most commonplace issues folks have to deal with when they are using kratom, an issue that is very well documented and an issue that millions and millions of people using kratom around the world have to contend with on an almost daily basis.

For obvious reasons, it’s best if you take advantage of the inside information contained above to help you avoid having to deal with kratom nausea, to begin with. There’s nothing fun about feeling nauseous after using herbs that are supposed to make you feel better, not worse.

At the same time, not everyone is going to have an opportunity to prevent kratom nausea from kicking in. In the eventuality that you do get nauseous after using kratom, really lean on the tips and tricks we included above to help you clear up your kratom issues ASAP.

Each and every one of those tips have been proven to work wonders and one (or all) of them will likely help you in the future!