The Relationship Between Kratom and Acne

Although people in Western countries have started to use kratom for its magical properties over the last decade, there are some rumors about its unpleasant side effects. One of those is acne. So does kratom cause acne? 

In this blog, we are going to explain whether kratom can cause acne. Also, we will cover the usage of kratom soap for the skin. Ready to learn the relationship between kratom and acne? 

Let’s crack on! 

Using Kratom for Skin

Especially over the last two decades, people are elaborately considering the products they are using on their skin. Because more and more people are aware that the ingredients they contain affect their skin. This is why people have turned to natural herbs instead of synthetic skin care products. 

At this time, kratom soap has emerged in the market, and kratom enthusiasts are wondering whether it is a meaningful fit for their skincare regime.

Some users claim that the alkaloids Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxy-Mitragynine interact with their skin locally and condition the skin.

Does Kratom Cause Acne?

While there are some rumors about kratom’s side effects including acne, there is no scientific proof that links kratom and acne. Since kratom is not regulated by the FDA there is not so much scientific research on kratom as well. 

Current research generally focuses on this magical herb’s other properties, thus so far acne is not a priority for scientists.

Yet, some users report acne outbreaks just after they kick start kratom. While it’s not clear that the acne is due to kratom or something else, users claim that they are not simple pimples but cystic acne that embeds deep into the skin. 

However, most of the users haven’t observed such things yet, so they refuse that kratom is the reason behind these outbreaks. 

Bear in mind that when kratom interacts with some other substances, it may cause specific health issues. So be careful what you consume when you are on kratom. 

So, does kratom cause acne? What does science think about this topic? We will get to that! 

Scientific Studies on Kratom & Acne

Although there are not many studies examining the relationship between kratom and acne, there is one study. This research conversely claims that kratom prevents acne. More precisely, it claims to kill acne-causing bacteria. Let's not forget that this is the result of only one study and further research is needed.

The scientific study titled ‘Antibacterial activities of kratom leaf extract Mitragyna speciosa against bacteria propionibacterium acnes‘ has found that Kratom literally kills the bacteria which causes acne.

So what is that bacteria?

Basically, Propionibacterium acnes is a bacteria that lives inside the skin of all humans, and usually, it is not a problem. 

However, when Propionibacterium acnes begins to rapidly grow for whatever reason, it can lead to inflammation and the build-up of metabolic byproducts, which in turn leads to acne.

In order to test if Kratom can kill Propionibacterium acnes, scientists made a Kratom paste and put it in a Petri dish of bacteria. It was found that Kratom killed the Propionibacterium acnes up to a certain radius and that an increased concentration of Kratom killed the bacteria at a greater radius.

How to Know If Kratom Is the Reason?

If you want to unearth whether kratom is the reason for your acne breakouts, simply stop kratom until your pimples are gone. Give yourself a bit of time to observe your skin. If acne returns, you can be sure that kratom is not the reason. 

In the meantime, consider other foods you consume regularly: try using kratom without consuming them. Although a portion of food or substance you consume frequently does not cause acne on its own, it may cause acne when combined with kratom.

Consume less or completely avoid sodas, fatty foods, and fast foods that cause acne. If your body continues to produce acne, you may want to consider having a liver test.

Are There Any Side Effects of Kratom?

Several rumors are swirling around about Kratom. The most important reason here is the constant defamation of Kratom in the media. 

The lack of encouragement of research on kratom also feeds the rumors and puts people who really need Kratom in a difficult position.

Of course, kratom, like any herb and substance, can cause side effects. However, there is no scientific evidence for the alleged side effects, and in the reported cases, it has been determined that the reason is usually the use of dangerous substances or drugs in addition to kratom.

If you'd like to take a deeper look at the claims about kratom's potential side effects, you can check out our other blog.

There are very simple things you can do to prevent kratom from negatively affecting your health. Here are some of them:

Avoid Overdosing

Excess of anything is bad, same goes for kratom. If you overdose, kratom can cause acne and other health problems as well.

Don’t Mix With Other Drugs

Mixing Kratom with other foods and beverages is an art. But remember that when kratom comes together with some substances, these substances can trigger each other's active substances and very strong effects occur. 

This interaction can cause acne, as well as cause much more serious health problems. For this reason, avoid taking alcohol, drugs, and certain medications with kratom.

Buy From a Reputable Vendor

When using unregulated herbs such as kratom the distributor must be reliable. Because fraud is very common in the kratom market. For this reason, consuming products that have not completed their lab tests is quite dangerous and can lead to many potential health problems as you may not know the ingredients.

At Authentic Kratom, we genuinely care for our customers. From the flexibility of same-day shipping and free standard shipping to a commitment to lab-tested products, our decisions are made with you in mind. 

Individually testing each product for safety and potency, with batch numbers provided for optimal control, we’ll ensure that every sip is as safe as the next. Stringent standards, for your peace of mind.

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