Ashwagandha and Kratom

There is a lot of talk about the harmony of ashwagandha and kratom lately. Some people claim that the two herbs work together to create amazing effects, while others say that using them separately is better. 

So, what's the truth? Let's take a closer look at both herbs and see what science has to say about them.

What Is Kratom?

Kratom is a tropical evergreen tree from Southeast Asia and is native to countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. 

The scientific name for kratom is Mitragyna speciosa. Kratom has been used in traditional medicine there for centuries, and its leaves are often chewed or brewed into tea.

Kratom leaves contain compounds that can have powerful effects on the brain. The main active compounds in kratom are mitragynine and 7-α-hydroxy mitragynine. 

However, kratom has some other magical effects thanks to another compound called corynanthidine. The effects of kratom can vary depending on the dose. There is some evidence to suggest that kratom may be helpful.

What Is Ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha is an herb that is native to India and has been used in traditional Indian medicine for centuries. 

The herb is also known as Withania somnifera, Indian ginseng, or winter cherry. Ashwagandha has a wide range of properties.

Ashwagandha & Kratom | Comparison Table

 KratomAshwagandha
Botanical NameMitragyna speciosaWithania somnifera
Plant FamilyRubiaceae (Coffee Family)Solanaceae (Tomato Family)
Part UsedLeavesRoots
Active IngredientsMitragynine & Related AlkaloidsWithanolides (Alkaloids)
OriginSoutheast AsiaIndian Subcontinent
Dosage Range1–9 grams0.5–5 grams
Most Common Side EffectsSide effects are extremely rareSide effects are extremely rare
LegalityLegal in most placesLegal worldwide
TasteBitter & grassyBitter, pungent, & sweet

Does Kratom Interact with Ashwagandha?

While there is minimal chance for the metabolic interaction between ashwagandha and kratom, ashwagandha may speed up the metabolism process. 

The exact way in which this herb breaks down within our bodies isn't fully understood but it has been known to induce CYP3A4 as well as inhibit certain other enzymes such as atCYP2B6 or ep commentary on finding out more information about how these two plants affect each other' effects.

This is why it's important to take ashwagandha with kratom. The CYP3A4 enzyme that this herb interacts with can cause a faster metabolism and quicker elimination of the latter, which may lead you back to side effects if not careful enough!

Kratom and ashwagandha have been shown to be safe when consumed together in small amounts for a short time.

However, long-term use may result in more potent effects as well as some unwanted side effects if taken regularly or at high doses over an extended period of time.

Is It Safe to Take Kratom and Ashwagandha Together?

There has not yet been a lot of research into the specific interactions between these herbs. 

However, it is possible that they could interact negatively or produce unexpected results together resulting in side effects for some people who use them both simultaneously due to their lack of knowledge about which herb will work best depending on their conditions.

The most important thing you can do before starting this combination would be, to begin with, very small dosages so as not to risk scrambled enzymes during interaction time frames where there may actually turn out harmful reactions when combining two powerful medications whose properties conflict with each other.

Can I Use Ashwagandha as a Kratom Potentiator?

It is often said that ashwagandha works as a potentiator for kratom

Potentiators are substances that increase the effectiveness of another, but there isn't really any scientific evidence to suggest why this would happen with either herb alone. 

Some people say they've seen better results when using them together though! 

It's possible it could be anything from an accentuation effect on how well one enhances another ( synergistically), or just because both plants share so many similarities in their chemical identities. 

Whatever may come out will definitely depend upon what you want from your experience.

How to Mix Kratom and Ashwagandha?

Kratom and ashwagandha both come in powder form so it's easy to mix them together. Most people will either combine the herbs by themselves or use bulk amounts for each herb, depending on what ratio you prefer (for example 1:1).

It is also possible that someone may choose a 3 part mixture with equal parts kratom & ashwagandha where one serving contains 0.5 grams each. This gives an option between effects from Kratoms while still receiving its properties.

Taking a spoonful of the dried powder and washing it down with some water or juice immediately after may seem unpleasant, but this process only lasts for just seconds. One way to consume these two herbs is known as "toss and wash"

This involves adding 1-3 grams per pound (depending on your weight) either into food like oatmeal, brownies, etc., or taking them in liquid form.

What Is the Ideal Dosage of Kratom and Ashwagandha?

It's important to get your dosage right. Finding out the perfect amount of kratom can be difficult, and it may take some time before you find what works best for yourself!

If taken in too low or high doses Ashwagandha could cause side effects like nausea while others experience Session Highs (a term used when someone takes more than they should). It is generally safer though - so long as there aren't any other substances mixed into them- which makes finding that sweet spot easier said than done... 

But we're here with help: 0 .5 - 5 grams are recommended ranges.

Wrapping Up

The world of kratom is vast and varied, with a multitude of strains and products to choose from. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been using kratom for years, we hope this article has introduced you to some new options and given you some helpful advice about how to get the most out of your kratom experience. Discover the world of kratom now!