A lot of people who are new to kratom have already tried other natural wellness products, so it’s not surprising that many first-time kratom users are hemp enthusiasts. CBD and kratom share a lot in common, which we will be discussing today, and so it’s natural that people wonder what would happen if you took them together. More importantly, many ask us whether or not it’s safe to combine these two plant-based products. It’s always responsible to consider the chance of a negative interaction, which is why we’ll be clearing up any confusion with what we know.
What is CBD?
CBD is cannabidiol, and it’s the leading chemical compound in the hemp plant. A lot of products labeled as “CBD” actually contain a variety of compounds found in hemp, including a range of terpenes and cannabinoids which each offer unique effects, and are all compatible with the human body.
Cannabinoids are unique chemical compounds that are processed directly by the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is a system in charge of regulating the function of the body by sending cannabinoids to cannabinoid receptors linked to specific bodily processes. This explains why one dose of CBD seems to be capable of doing so many unique things throughout the body, whether they relate to mood, pain, digestion or even skin wellness.
CBD comes in many forms, including tinctures, vapes, topicals and even the whole flower, which can be smoked or vaporized. CBD is deemed nontoxic, which means that high doses don’t put you at risk of toxic overdose.
What is Kratom?
Kratom is another plant-based product that is made up of the leaves of an evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia. Kratom, like CBD, comes in many forms including teas, capsules and loose powder. It’s mainly known for its opioid-like effects, which is why many use it for natural pain relief. But it has other properties as well that relate to mood, energy levels and even sleep.
Kratom is known for being stronger than CBD, and it doesn’t interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system. While CBD offers more subtle effects, and never gives the feeling of it “kicking in” so to speak, kratom can definitely give you noticeable sedative-like effects that alter your state of mind, but not to the point that you can’t function properly.
What Do These Products Have in Common?
Kratom and CBD share a lot in common. One is that they’re both very popular on the wellness market right now, being plant-based alternatives that aren’t chemically altered. Further, their uses match up in many ways, as both are often used for pain and mood.
Can You Take Them on the Same Day?
Yes, you can take kratom and CBD on the same day. There is no evidence pointing to this being a bad idea, and by now, a lot of people have successfully incorporated both into their daily routines.
Can You Take Them at the Same Time?
Also, you can take kratom and CBD at the same time. A lot of people do this if they’re trying to use plant-based means to experience a specific desired effect.
What’s interesting is that there may be synergistic advantages to combining them, as it turns out. Compounds in kratom and hemp may work together to produce uniquely potent effects, while complementing each other in a way that provides a more balanced experience. For this reason, a lot of people make a point to take CBD and kratom at the same time.
Factors That Determine How You’ll Feel When Combining CBD with Kratom
It’s important to know that taking kratom and CBD together can produce various different effects based on a wide array of factors. As you know, both CBD and kratom products come in many forms, strengths and other variables that play a huge role in the ultimate experience that you’ll have. Let’s break down those main factors more clearly.
Factor #1: The Strengths
Both CBD and kratom products come in various strengths. This refers to the milligram strength of each product. It goes without saying that the stronger each product is, the stronger your experience will be. So, be mindful of how much of each you take per dose, as the milligram strengths make a difference.
Factory #2: Delivery Methods
For instance, we know that with CBD, vaping it produces much faster effects than eating it in the form of an edible. The same concept is true for the various delivery methods in which kratom is available. So, how you feel largely depends on the delivery method of each product, as they’ll create different timelines in terms of when the compounds peak in the body, and when they’re on their way out.
Factor #3: Quality
It should go without saying that the quality of each product matters tremendously. You should never incorporate low-quality kratom or CBD into your daily routine. Look for third-party lab reports on companies’ websites to make sure that you’re getting a legitimate, pure and properly extracted product.
Factor #4: Strains
Reflects their unique organizations of plant compounds. With kratom, you can find strains that fall into one of three types of veins: white, green or red. Each type of vein has slightly different effects relating to mood, energy levels and pain. Meanwhile, with hemp, there are lots of different strains out there that can do unique things to your body and state of mind.
Factor #5: Your Body
One thing that you can’t control is how your body reacts to your combination of kratom and CBD routines. Our bodies respond to plant compounds in unique ways, so a lot of getting this combo right comes down to trial and error.
How to Combine Them for the Best Results
We do recommend that if you wish to combine kratom and CBD, that you discuss this thoroughly with your doctor. Also, start slow, going with low doses of each spread out between several hours to see how your body responds.
Kratom and CBD can go quite well together, as it turns out, but the key is staying on top of your routine in regards to milligram strengths, delivery methods and other important factors that play a large role in the ultimate effects. What’s the most important is that you go about combining these two products slowly, rather than taking high doses of each at the exact same time before knowing fully well how each interacts with your body.