You may have heard that Kratom can treat chronic pain, and other draining symptoms like fatigue, sleep disorders, and depression. But did you know that Kratom has benefits that will help boost your immune system?

Read on to find out how Kratom affects the immune system.

Benefits of Kratom

Kratom is most often used by North Americans for its pain relief properties. Nowadays, opioids are often and arguably over-prescribed to everyone with chronic pain or sleeping disorder problems.

However, the American and Canadian health organizations have seen disturbingly high rates of opioid dependence, addiction, and death. That fact leads to the exploration of natural alternatives like Kratom for its analgesic benefits.

For instance, Kratom is a safer, less addictive choice for people who require long-term medication to treat chronic pain and other conditions.

Kratom’s ability to ease chronic pain is actually linked to its ability to support the immune system. Conversely, pain causes stress, anxiety, interrupted sleep, and other side effects that interrupt the body’s ability to maintain good health.


What is the Immune System?

Sick Caused by Weakened Immune System
Sick Caused by Weakened Immune System

Our immune systems are vital to our overall and long-term health. Consisting of many different parts, the immune system is our biggest line of defense against virus and infections.

Immune responses, when triggered, are set out to remove interlopers from our internal systems. Poor health can arise when someone’s immune system reacts weakly, or not at all.

Alternately, the immune system can overreact, mistaking normal or healthy substances as foreign invaders. Both these situations interfere with optimal wellness.

Can Kratom Really Improve Your Immune System?

Kratom Tea
Kratom Tea

Kratom has the special ability to work on many levels at once. This makes it a good choice for many symptoms and relieves some patients of the handful of pills they need before.

If you find yourself catching a cold (or catching your third cold of the season), Kratom might be able to help kick up your immune system. As a result, it will remind your immune to stop watching Netflix and start fighting off the virus.

On a prevention level, taking a regular microdose of Kratom will show its benefit to boost your immune system in its top shape.


Immune-Boosting Alkaloids in Kratom

It is the alkaloids in Kratom that provide most of the plant’s therapeutic effects. This is also true in the case of immune system protection.

Here are some of the alkaloids scientists believe have immunostimulant properties:

  • Isomitraphylline: may also serve as an anti-leukemic agent
  • Isopteropodine: primarily an immunostimulant
  • Isorhynchopylline: primarily an immunostimulant
  • Mitraphylline: non-narcotic; also antihypertensive, and a diuretic and muscle relaxant

Can Kratom Cause Immune System Problems?

Kratom crushed leaves

There aren’t many reports of Kratom causing problems with the immune system through its side effects.

Generally, as long as small amounts are used as infrequently as possible (or with breaks being taken at regular intervals), Kratom’s side effects are quite minor. 

However, if you begin taking Kratom and notice any strange health issues arise, you should speak to a medical professional.

Over-use of Kratom could result in tolerance that might interfere with its ability to assist the immune system.

Again, regular breaks and small amounts are the best way to avoid this issue!


Best Kratom Strains for Immune System Problems

Most strains of Kratom powder or leaf have the potential to positively impact the immune system as noted above.

Still, here are three particularly potent Kratom strains that could improve your ability to fend off viruses and infection!

  1. Red Bali
  2. White Indo
  3. Green Borneo