Kratom and CBD: are there any similarities?

When learning about the benefits that kratom provides to the body and mind, many people often comment that they sound very similar to what CBD provides. For those who don’t know, CBD is cannabidiol, a compound from the Cannabis sativa plant that in recent years has become widespread and legalized in some countries for the treatment of diseases and ailments, such as seizures, anxiety, pain, Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s disease, etc.

Both, kratom and CBD, are 100% natural, as they come from plants that do not go through industrialization processes or chemical mixing. At first glance, they really sound similar in combating pain, anxiety, some symptoms of depression and promoting improved sleep quality. However, it should be noted that there are many differences between the two, and defining which one might be the best choice for each person is really a unique and individual matter.

To begin with, their chemical composition is completely different: they belong to very different plant families and their mechanisms of activity in our organism do not coincide either. Kratom produces its effects especially through the opioid receptors of our nervous system, while CBD acts on the cannabinoid receptors. Both are considered psychoactive, with a very low addictive potential in the case of kratom, or null in the case of pure CBD.

“On forums like Reddit there are users comparing their experiences with kratom and CBD, and most of them seem to prefer kratom for greater effectiveness with lower – and therefore cheaper – doses, but at the end of the day it’s a very personal and subjective topic.”

Regarding its effects, kratom is usually considered more potent at lower doses for chronic and acute pain. Due to its affinity to some of the opioid receptors, kratom has a strong analgesic effect, and for this very reason has become a favorite of many people suffering from these ailments. CBD also fights many pains effectively, and although it requires a dose that is often high and expensive for some pockets, it has a good advantage in treating epileptic seizures, for example, whether in children or adults.

Similarly, both are often sought after to treat anxiety, mood and depression. It is very difficult to make an objective comparison between the efficacy of each in these fields. Both tend to have good results when the correct dosage is found, but it is very subjective for each person to choose one or the other for such. What is true is that kratom in lower doses can have a caffeine-like stimulant effect, which CBD can’t provide. Likewise, kratom has been shown to be effective in preventing the withdrawal that users of industrialized opioid drugs suffer when quitting them.

Neither causes a hangover effect and they have few and very mild side effects, perfectly manageable by regulating your personal dosage and hydration accordingly. Nor is there any sense of reflex loss or alterations – be they positive or negative – that substances like THC, from cannabis, often provide. On forums like Reddit there are users comparing their experiences with kratom and CBD, and most of them seem to prefer kratom for greater effectiveness with lower – and therefore cheaper – doses, but at the end of the day it’s a very personal and subjective topic.

11 thoughts on “Kratom and CBD: are there any similarities?”

  1. I’m so grateful for CBD and how it’s improved my quality of life. If you’re struggling with pain or anything it’s known to help, I’d say it’s worth giving it a shot. I haven’t tried kratom yet but I have considered it. any recommendations for what to try for chronic pain?

    1. You can start testing the sample pack we have in our store.
      We have powder and capsules. In addition to extracts, which we have in capsule format.

  2. they are very similar based on my experience and i prefer kratom over cbd for the reason you describe here. much cheaper in the long run!

  3. I’ve been having trouble sleeping for the last year and decided to experiment with some natural remedies before turning to a prescribed sleeping aid. After some research, I decided to give kratom and CBD a try. I tried drinking different types of kratom tea about an hour before bed for a few days, but it didn’t really do the trick. Then I tried CBD gummies and a CBD-infused bath, and boom! I finally got some quality sleep. Just because CBD worked best for me doesn’t mean it will for you though, so definitely experiment some on your own to see what works best for you and your body.

    1. that sounds like a really good idea! I struggle with insomnia and just doing one or th eother doesn’t always work

  4. Hey everyone, I’ve been dealing with some pretty tough anxiety issues lately and I’ve heard that both CBD and kratom might help. I’m not really sure which one to try though. I’ve read some stuff online about both of them, but I’m still on the fence. Has anyone here tried either CBD or kratom for anxiety? Thanks in advance for any input you can give!

  5. If you have been using CBD for anything, I highly recommend trying kratom. It is cheaper and works just as good, if not better!

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