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When combining botanicals that may provide nature’s cheat code, such as turmeric and kratom, it’s important to understand the inherent risks and benefits of doing so. Even the safest, most beneficial, holistic bioavailable product combination may produce new interactions and impact your body in different ways.

Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of turmeric and kratom, and how your body may react to the combination.

What is turmeric?

What is turmeric?

The golden spice turmeric is derived from the root of curcuma longa, a plant native to Asian countries like India and China, and also cultivated in tropical regions worldwide. Turmeric has similar properties to its root sibling, ginger, and for centuries, has been used for holistic medicinal purposes, and, in a multitude of food recipes. 

The benefits of turmeric

Rich in nutrients and antioxidants, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine, turmeric may neutralize harmful free radicals that can negatively impact the body. However, it’s the active ingredient in turmeric, the natural compound curcumin, that features significant anti-inflammatory properties.

Some of the positive impacts of turmeric on overall health may include:

  • Help in digestion
  • Reduced inflammation, even in chronic conditions such as ulcerative colitis or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Heart disease prevention
  • Reduced risk of certain types of cancer, including colorectal cancer
  • Reduced risk of Alzhimer’s and other brain diseases
  • Mood enhancement

Best ways to include turmeric in a daily routine

Although turmeric can be incorporated into most diets, some people prefer to explore its benefits by taking turmeric capsules, tinctures, or gummies. As with any other botanical, when taking turmeric, it’s important to adhere to the recommended serving size. 

For people who prefer to use turmeric to spice up meals, it’s easy to do so while still enjoying numerous health benefits. Here are some suggestions to increase the amazing, peppery flavor in your favorite dishes by adding turmeric:

  • Grate fresh turmeric into soups
  • Salads with super greens
  • Use as seasoning in grilled or roast chicken breast dishes
  • Blend with your favorite morning smoothies
  • Add to roasted vegetables, like broccoli, brussel sprouts, or cauliflower

Potential effects of turmeric 

All good things come in moderation — even the best natural health boosts. It’s also vital to remember that you know your body better than anyone else: You may have a unique reaction to botanicals, which can help you to decide how often you should take turmeric, and what serving size will work best for you.

Although turmeric can have numerous benefits for your holistic health, there are potential effects that you should be aware of, too. Some effects of using too much turmeric may include:

  • Nausea
  • Blood thinning
  • Adverse interactions with prescribed medications 
  • Kidney stones
  • Blood clotting interference
  • Low blood pressure

Understanding kratom

Just as turmeric is a natural botanical used for a variety of purposes, kratom also grows naturally. Native to Southeast Asia, kratom (also referred to by its botanical name, Mitragyna speciosa), is a tropical tree and a member of the coffee family. Local cultures have used kratom for a variety of beneficial purposes and religious ceremonies for centuries. 

Modern kratom products are created from the leaves of the tree and are sold in various forms including:

Potential benefits of kratom

As research scientists continue to explore the conclusive benefits and effects of kratom, many users report a wide variety of benefits they experience as a result of taking the botanical.

Some of the possible benefits of kratom include:

  • An energizing boost
  • Calming, soothing experiences
  • Uplifting feelings
  • Relaxation
  • Comfort

Popular kratom products

Popular kratom products

It’s important to have the ability to make an informed decision when buying kratom products. Although there are reputable kratom vendors, many lesser brands may infuse products with unwanted, mystery additives that can have a detrimental impact on the kratom experience.

Be sure to purchase products that are clearly labeled and transparent in their list of ingredients. The kratom education, research, and advocacy organization, American Kratom Association (AKA), features a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) list of qualified vendors, including MIT45, that can help in discovering reputable and safe kratom brands. 

Potential effects of kratom

Like turmeric, overloading on kratom can cause undesirable and severe effects. For those new to kratom, it’s wise to start with a small serving size and a middle-ground product such as the MIT45 Green Vein Powder

Beginners should pay attention to how their bodies react after they take kratom, and closely follow the suggested serving size included on the product label. If undesirable effects, such as constipation, dehydration, excessive fatigue, nausea, or insomnia occur, discontinue use and consult a medical professional before resuming.

what to know about combining kratom and turmeric

Combining kratom and turmeric: What to know   

Is it okay to include both turmeric and kratom in your daily routine? Can you mix the botanicals together? In short, yes. You can take both kratom and turmeric daily, and some users find mixing the two provides an uplifting experience. However, there are potential risks associated with mixing kratom and turmeric as well. 

The risks of the mix

Turmeric may increase the strength of kratom — regardless of the serving size. Science hasn’t provided conclusive proof that turmeric can raise the impact of its fellow botanicals, but some users have reported negative effects. Kratom users who choose to combine these natural ingredients should proceed with caution.      

Exploring the benefits of mixing kratom and turmeric

Turmeric may increase the strength of kratom, and the impact of the curcumin found in turmeric may become more powerful as well. Every user’s body may react differently to the botanical combination, so it’s vital to begin with small serving sizes.

Thus, it’s vital to start with a combination of small serving sizes, to take the combination on an empty stomach, and to keep yourself hydrated. This can help you to discern how the mixture impacts your body.

For people who choose to mix turmeric powder with kratom powder, the potential benefits include:

  • Amplifying the energizing experience
  • Curcumin’s metabolization of kratom may extend your experience 
  • Possible reduction of negative kratom effects

Final thoughts on turmeric and kratom

Turmeric powders and tinctures are available at most local vitamin shops, apothecaries, and grocery stores. Some verified kratom products can be found in local convenience stores and specialty shops as well, but purchasing kratom online from reputable vendors like MIT45 may be your best option.

Combining turmeric and kratom may offer numerous benefits for people who want to enhance their natural botanical experience. When the combination is used safely, you may find that you’ve discovered nature’s cheat code for daily life.

Check out the MIT45 online store for the best available kratom products, and visit our blog for the latest kratom news and tips.

For further reading

If you’d like to learn more about turmeric and kratom, here are some great additional resources:

  • Gunnars, Kris. “10 Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin.” Published November 27, 2023
  • Cleveland Clinic. “7 Health Benefits of Turmeric.” Published November 9, 2021.
  • Hewlings, Susan J., Kalman, Douglas S. “Curcumin: A Review of Its Effects on Human Health.” National Library of Medicine.PubMed. Published October 22, 2017.
  • Trotter, Amy. “What Happens When You Mix Kratom and Turmeric?” Published February 22, 2022.
  • Paul, Wade. “Kratom & Turmeric— Does this Combo Make Your Kratom Go Further?” Updated June 2023.
  • Crooks, Frank (Edited by). “Kratom: Is it Safe?” Updated June 4, 2020.
  • Deer, Marcel. “Turmeric vs. Kratom for Pain: Which is More Effective?” Updated March 2023.

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