One of the most regular questions we are asked is, ”Can I use Kratom for Depression?’’ In short the answer is YES! Kratom.co.uk have been in business since 2001. We have witnessed thousands of people who can testify to using Kratom for depression. 

What is the Cause of Depression?

There are multiple causes for depression which makes it a complicated disorder. Often it’s a result of poor nutrition, hormones, genetics, drugs, alcohol and other traumatic experiences. 

It is estimated by the World Health Organization that over 300 million people suffer from depressive disorders. It is best to seek treatment as depression can lead to other compilations, such as self harm or worse, thoughts of suicide.

SSRI Antidepressants

More often than not most of us seek help and speak with our GP’s. Most antidepressants prescribed are SSRIs (Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). SSRIs  increase the amount of serotonin produced in the brain. Serotonin is what makes us feel happy. These antidepressants include citalopram (Celexa),  escitalopram (Lexapro ), fluoxetine (Prozac ), fluvoxamine(Luvox ), paroxetine  (Paxil), and sertraline (Zoloft). Vilazodone (Viibryd) and vortioxetine (Trintellix, former called Brintellix)

Side Effects of SSRI Antidepressants

SSRIs do have side effects and it is for this reason many people are looking for natural alternatives such as, ‘using kratom for depression’. It is generally perceived by our GP’s that the side effects of SSRI’s are mild. Moreover, the dosage would have a large part to play in how severe the side effects are. Doctors quote mild effects such as insomnia, dizziness, sexual problems, weight change and headaches. In addition, SSRI’s can take several months before the drugs take effect, leaving us feeling worse in the mean time.

Using Kratom for Depression

Kratom has become popular as a natural remedy for depression in the UK and especially in the US and Canada. We have to be sceptic when looking for an alternative remedy. You are here today because you have heard that Kratom really does appear to be working for many users. When using Kratom for depression most people use it to taper off their current medication to reduce the withdrawal symptoms. After that SSRI’s are often given up and instead using kratom for depression appears to be effective in many cases.

Please share your testimonial here about how Kratom has helped you to cope with clinical depression and other mood disorders. This is your personal story about your journey, so please be as informative as possible and include how Kratom has changed your life and the lives of those around you.