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Is it Okay to Take Kratom While on a Diet?

Faisal February 6, 2024 0 comments

If you’re a kratom user who wants to lose weight, then you might be wondering whether the beneficial plant will impede your progress. Well, the good news is that many people have had success taking kratom on a diet, some of which said that it helped them reach their weight loss goals.

Keep reading to learn how many calories kratom has, whether it can help you lose weight and some of the benefits of kratom for people on diets.

How Many Calories are in Kratom?

While it will differ, often greatly, depending on the batch and strain, kratom is quite low-calorie.

In general, a gram of kratom contains 2.5 to 5 calories, which means most kratom doses will be under 15 calories. Some sources claim that Red Maeng Da kratom and other red strains have more calories than green and white, but we haven’t been able to verify this.

That being said, you also need to consider how you are taking kratom. Some people take it with water, which wouldn’t add any calories, but if you make it into sweetened tea, use juice or soda to toss and wash, or add it to a smoothie, then those extra calories are really what you should be worrying about more than the kratom itself.

In addition to a few calories per gram of kratom, the plant also contains small amounts of iron, protein, sodium, fat, potassium, calcium, carbohydrates, and beneficial polyphenols and other antioxidants.

Can Kratom Help You Lose Weight? Can It Make You Gain Weight?

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Some people claim that they lose weight faster after taking kratom, while other people claim the opposite. Because of that, it’s hard to tell if it’s actually kratom helping or hindering, or if it’s another factor and kratom takes the blame.

There are certainly some advantageous effects for those trying to lose weight though, which we’ll cover later in the article. However, it’s important to cover why it might help you lose or gain weight first.

For some, kratom can make eating more enjoyable, which could lead to higher caloric intake. For others, it makes them not want to eat at all, especially when doing so can diminish the effects. These are likely two of the main causes of kratom causing weight fluctuations, but there are other possible causes as well.

For example, since kratom can cause dehydration, you could notice a decrease in weight. However, that would be water weight, not burning fat that caused the scale to drop.

 However, there is one study from 2022 that researched the association between kratom use and metabolic syndrome. This study found that kratom could potentially protect against metabolic syndrome and that kratom use was associated with “smaller waist circumference, lower triglycerides, and higher high-density lipoprotein.”

In our experience, kratom doesn’t directly cause major weight changes; however, as we mentioned before, there are some great benefits of kratom for dieters.

Benefits of Kratom for Weight Loss

Dieting is hard, so we need all the help we can get. The good news is that kratom can help a lot in some cases because it can help you reduce cravings and appetite, stay motivated, boost energy, and get better sleep.

Reduce Cravings

One of the hardest aspects of losing weight is the craving for sweets, ice cream, pizza, and other high-calorie foods. Kratom is used to reduce cravings for other substances and many people have found that effect translates to food as well.

That means that if you take kratom, you might not crave those foods as much, which can lead to better, faster weight loss progress. For some people, it also helps to reduce appetite in general, which can help you stop overeating.

More Motivation

Kratom can provide a boost of motivation to stick with your goals. That’s because it has both mood-lifting and energy-boosting properties. Potent strains like Green Banjar kratom allow you to stick with your goals, feel good about yourself, and avoid giving up a few weeks or months into your diet.

More Energy

Kratom, particularly fast strains like Super White kratom, gives a burst of energy. Why is this important? First of all, the stimulation might help to reduce appetite. Secondly, it can give you the energy to exercise more, burn more calories, and accelerate your weight loss. Combined with the motivation it provides, you might find yourself going to the gym more often or staying longer while you’re there.

Better Sleep

Research shows that restful sleep is a critical aspect of losing weight. Taking relaxing red and yellow kratom strains at night can help you improve your sleep, and therefore improve your weight loss. Plus, these types of strains can also help you recover from a heavy workout, which means you can get back to the gym faster without discomfort.

Conclusion

So, should you take kratom while trying to lose weight? It can’t hurt as long as you don’t take it with high-calorie food and drink, but remember to stay hydrated. For many, the motivation, energy, and reduced cravings help them reach their weight loss goals with less pain and setbacks, so click here to browse our kratom strains to find one that will help you lose weight too.

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Faisal

Faisal Jamal leads the team at Restorm Scientific and believes in ethical medical marketing. He has helped many leading healthcare companies to develop a successful marketing strategy in a rapidly changing marketplace. He has a great passion for medical research and believes in providing evidence-based information on Cannabis, CBD, & Kratom.

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