What is Pimp Kratom?
Kratom, or mitragyna speciosa, is a medicinal leaf traditionally used by workers and manual laborers in Southeast Asia for its numbing and stimulating effects. In folk medicine, it is often used to treat pain, prolong sexual intercourse, normalize blood pressure, regulate blood sugar in diabetics, as well as recreationally, for hundreds of years. It has also been used internationally to treat opiate dependence.
The primary active compounds in Mojo Pimp Kratom are mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, alkaloids that display binding activity in the brain’s opioid receptors. Unlike true opiates, these compounds are partial agonists, binding at differing rates to the delta and mu receptors. As a result of this unusual property, they display paradoxical effects. Historical accounts detail how pimp kratom behaves as a stimulant in low doses, gaining a calming, euphoric effect as as dosage increases.
Southeast Asian people historically have taken advantage of pimp kratom’s properties to ease the pain of tired joints and sore muscles, as well as to provide a needed energy boost. The plant also sees use for recreation, serving as an aid to male sexual potency.