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Strain Stagnant Syndrome? 2 months 2 days ago #46614

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A common misunderstanding that many beginners make when using Kratom is that they only buy one type and use it over and over. At first, it works well, but in the end you will see that the effects are getting weaker.

Rotating Kratom is important for a specific reason, and that is to keep your tolerance low. When you use the same kratom type every day day in day out your body will become used to it, which will make the effects less potent because your body builds a tolerance over a period of time.

Imagine doing the same exercises every day. It's hard at the beginning, but your body will ultimately find a more efficient way to execute them. If you do not do that exercise every day, your body is not so used to it. With constant exposure to the same, the body will find a better way to process or make use of it.

Stagnant Strain Syndrome
This was a term that simply refers to the effects of using one strain of Kratom over and over again.

When this happens you begin to see an increase in dosage to get the effects you normally would get when you first started taking the strain. This is called Stagnant Strain Syndrome and it can be avoided in a simple way. The smart Kratom consumer will switch and mix up their strains of Kratom in order to stay away from the Stagnant Strain Syndrome effect of one particular strain.

What you must understand about Kratom is each strain has its own effects on the body. In essence, the different strains are basically the same plant. The maturity of the tree, the drying and production process, change the effects of what we know as the three different types of Kratom.

The alkaloids in the strain of Kratom you are currently using are independent from any other strain, which means you will be exposed to this particular strains combination of alkaloids. The maturity of the tree, the drying and production process influence the alkaloid content.

Kratom tolerance is a real thing – and aggravating, so make sure you adhere to these tips below.

How do you rotate kratom?
Rotating kratom means that you have to use a different type of kratom type every day to experience desired effects. Preferably, 5 to 7 species should be in your rotation. It is also possible to do create 'Kratom Fusions'. You can mix two strains together, in this way you can easily take Kratom everyday with only 3 different strains of Kratom. The more different strains, the better.

If you want to take the same favorite strain again, it is best to take the same kind again after about 3 days. The more often you take the same kind without rotation, the more tolerance you build, making that particular strain much more difficult to experience effectively.

One thing you can do if you'd like to use the same strain on the same day several times is to take a slightly larger dose to match the desired effect. The best thing is to do this after about 3-4 hours from the last time you took it.

So how many types do I need?
This is different per person. If you do not want to use Kratom everyday (beginners) then 3 is the minimum. But to keep the tolerance effective in daily use, you must have about 5-7 species as mentioned before.

Each species has its own strength and specific effects and we usually prefer another effect every day. Monday can be Mood Lifting, Tuesday can be energizing, Wednesday can be relaxing, Thursday can be focused, Friday can be Mood Lifting, Saturday can be energizing, Sunday can be relaxed etc.

This is just an Example of How you can go about Rotating Strains Throughout the Month:

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Strain Stagnant Syndrome? 1 month 1 week ago #47150

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Great post btw. So does golds and yellows can be used in a similiar fashion or are they already a mix of the 3 basic colors?

Also, is the strain stagnant syndrome a more temporary tolerance to kratoms stimulating/mood effects, different from the more widely known, longer lasting tolerance to kratoms pain reliving properties?


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Strain Stagnant Syndrome? 1 month 1 week ago #47175

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CanadianTW wrote: Great post btw. So does golds and yellows can be used in a similiar fashion or are they already a mix of the 3 basic colors?

Also, is the strain stagnant syndrome a more temporary tolerance to kratoms stimulating/mood effects, different from the more widely known, longer lasting tolerance to kratoms pain reliving properties?


Thank you for posting this is relevant info


Depends on the vendor. Sometimes golds and yellows are mixes of greens, reds, and whites, but other times, like mine, they are fermented green (gold) and fermented white (yellow). Additionally, my fully fermented reds are bentuangies.

I would also say that the alkaloid profiles of true malaysian leaf, sumatra leaf, borneo leaf, and thai leaf are very different. One could go all a single color, but it is very difficult to find vendors that carry true malay and/or thai. But you should be easy to find sumatra leaf to integrate into the borneo mainstreams (most common).
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Strain Stagnant Syndrome? 1 month 1 day ago #47460

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I have been using only one type/strain of kratom for months now, between 1.5-4g of the same leaf powder almost every day. My tolerance has not increased and I can expect about the same effect every time, even if I take a bit less than the day before some times. It just comes down to how full or empty my stomach is before a dose, what I've eaten that day, and if I take it with turmeric.
It's a green strain that comes straight from Borneo, I think it's maeng da?

If different strains have different effects/do different things, is there any strain (or any form of kratom for this matter) that is easier on the body/digestive system/liver than other strains? -A strain that might have less of a negative impact on the body, with the least side effects?
If this question relates more to the form of kratom and not the strain (how it is consumed- leaf powder vs capsules etc), given a specific amount, let's say 3 grams, what form of kratom affects the body the least (if taken once per day or every other day)?
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Strain Stagnant Syndrome? 1 month 19 hours ago #47496

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FastKawi1 wrote: I have been using only one type/strain of kratom for months now, between 1.5-4g of the same leaf powder almost every day. My tolerance has not increased and I can expect about the same effect every time, even if I take a bit less than the day before some times. It just comes down to how full or empty my stomach is before a dose, what I've eaten that day, and if I take it with turmeric.
It's a green strain that comes straight from Borneo, I think it's maeng da?

If different strains have different effects/do different things, is there any strain (or any form of kratom for this matter) that is easier on the body/digestive system/liver than other strains? -A strain that might have less of a negative impact on the body, with the least side effects?
If this question relates more to the form of kratom and not the strain (how it is consumed- leaf powder vs capsules etc), given a specific amount, let's say 3 grams, what form of kratom affects the body the least (if taken once per day or every other day)?


Maeng Da can come from anywhere, lets assume Borneo, as about 60-80% of kratom in US comes from there. The location isn't so important.

Provided no significant differences in heavy metals/biologicals, strains should be equally detrimental for liver and side effects. It is different person to person.

I've not seen that any particular strain is easier or worse on digestion. However, one might notice differences in the grind of the powder to be different.
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