Kratom is quite a unique herb because different doses will have very different effects. This is because the active alkaloids in the Kratom plant work both as a stimulant and a sedative. Kratom will have a different effect depending on how much is taken, and the person taking it, and because of this, it is advisable to begin with small doses until you know how your body will react.
Stimulant Level (Low Dose)
At this level, Kratom will help you feel more alert, with more physical energy, and for some people, more sexual energy. Most people will become more talkative, sociable, and friendly, and many find it easier to do hard, boring physical activities. Many will enjoy these effects, but some may find that it makes them uncomfortable and edgy.
Sedative Level (High Dose)
At this level, you will normally be less sensitive to emotional and physical pain; you will look and feel calm, and have a general pleasurable feeling, and may even enter a trance-like state. Some people may experience some sweating or itching, and possibly nausea; however, if you lie down ad relax the nausea should pass quickly.
Many people in this state find that it is pleasurable to lie down in a darkened room and listen to music, and many have even entered the 'waking dream' state, which was popular in the 19th century. These effects will usually last about six hours, and the higher the dose, the stronger the effects will be.