Kratom is a natural herb that comes from Southeast Asia. It is used as a medicinal plant.
Kratom leaves are used to relieve chronic pain, increase energy levels, improve mood and productivity, and reduce muscle spasms. Kratom also deals with cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
What are cognitive diseases?
A cognitive disorder is defined as any medical disorder that significantly impairs the cognitive function of an individual.
Cognitive disorders include a range of mental disorders that interfere with the brain’s ability to process information. There are many cognitive disorders, and they can vary in severity. Some individuals with cognitive disorders may be able to function normally in society while others struggle to do even routine tasks.
Based on medical evidence, cognitive impairment is not curable, but it is manageable through therapy and medication. Without treatment, the individual will continuously have difficulty functioning in society and will also experience symptoms from other mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, or schizophrenia.
Causes and symptoms of cognitive diseases
Poorly controlled chronic disease of the brain or the body’s organs is the leading cause of cognitive diseases.
People with chronic diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease, and heart disease are more likely to develop cognitive diseases. The medical term for this is called vascular cognitive impairment (VCI). VCI is the result of atherosclerosis or narrowing and hardening of arteries, leading to a decrease in blood flow to the brain.
The symptoms of the cognitive disorder can vary according to the type of disease. Some common symptoms include loss of short-term or long-term memory, state of continuous confusion, impaired judgment, etc.
These diseases are progressive, symptoms get worse with time. Other signs of cognitive diseases are trouble in learning new things, change in personality, difficulty in doing daily tasks
Alzheimer- the most common cognitive disease
Alzheimer’s is a neurological disorder that is gaining popularity around the world and it is posing a big threat to the people suffering from this. Kratom, which has many nootropic effects can be used as a possible cure for this.
William seals have written in his book “Everything you should know about the kratom” that Alzheimer’s is said to be the most common cause of dementia. He has also mentioned that 5 million Americans are suffering from this.
Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by the formation of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain. Due to which the brain does not function properly. And the patient develops the symptom progressively in stages.
Alzheimer’s is an irreversible, progressive degenerative disease that gradually destroys brain nerve cells and their connections to one another. The result is severe loss of memory, concentration, and language skills.
In stage one there are no symptoms. In the second stage, the patient develops mild symptoms and mild cognitive impairment. The third and last stage is dementia.
Along with taking herbs like kratom, you also need to consult a doctor.
Kratom deals with cognitive diseases
Kratom has been used in many traditional medicines and rituals for years. It was only recently that Western medicine started recognizing the medicinal properties of kratom due to its recent rise in popularity as an alternate treatment for opioid addiction.
Because of its nootropic effects, kratom is also known for boosting memory. Kratom is considered to be a potential treatment for cognitive diseases and it is not addictive.
Studies have shown that mitragynine, one of the active alkaloids in kratom, can prevent cognitive decline induced by stress. It also can restore the deterioration of brain functions caused by chronic use of other substances.
Kratom strains for best cognitive effects
Malay is known to have the best cognitive effects of all the kratom strains. It has been shown that it can improve memory and concentration while improving your focus.
Maeng da is also known as a stimulant that enhances memory and helps in dealing with cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s. The Thai is another kratom strain best for the same purpose.
It is recommended to use Green and white veins of these kratom strains for best results. The exact mechanism of how kratom deals with cognitive diseases is not known. But many peoples are benefited from it.
You need to consult your doctor before using kratom and take him or her permission first. You should take kratom in small doses because high doses can be addictive.
Some prevention tips for cognitive diseases
In the last section of my article, I will share some tips that have got a chemical basis for preventing cognitive diseases. Besides taking kratom, you must follow these tips too;
· You must eat a brain-healthy diet to prevent memory loss
· You must learn how to manage your stress. Stress increases cortisol levels in your body. Cortisol is known to cause damage to a memory cell of the brain.
· You must keep yourself physically and mentally active.
· You should complete your sleep cycle. As sleep disturbance increases the memory loss.
· Reduce your risk of head injury.