Kratom Has Excellent Nutritional Value, And Contains An Abundance Of Vitamins, Minerals, And Fiber
Although Kratom users take Kratom for its relaxing, mood lifting, and pain relieving effects, most Kratom users may not realize that Kratom is simultaneously a very healthy food, and it provides an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
Indeed, a scientific study on the nutritional values of leaves found that edible leaves generally contain lots of vitamins and minerals. Specifically, leaves contain significant amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K1. As for minerals, edible leaves contain significant amounts of Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Sodium, and Zinc. Additionally, leaves contain some protein and omega fatty acids.
Essentially, all types of trees absorb these life-giving minerals from the ground, and all types of trees synthesize the vitamins mentioned above, in addition to protein and omega fatty acids. Therefore, even though there have been no specific studies on the exact vitamin and mineral content of Kratom leaves, it can be safely assumed that Kratom contains all of the vitamins and minerals mentioned above and a small amount of highly beneficial protein and omega fatty acids.
Further, Kratom contains lots of fiber according to a student who did a study on Kratom in college, in addition to containing roughly 50 calories per ounce, although the body only absorbs 5-10 calories per ounce since most of the fiber is non-digestible.
The abundance of non-digestible fiber in Kratom is excellent for health, since it helps the gastrointestinal system to properly function. Essentially, fiber helps bowel movements to properly occur and cleans out your system, and indeed this is a common effect of Kratom.
All things considered, Kratom contains 50+ alkaloids each of which have beneficial effects, Kratom contains numerous flavonoids, tannins, and phenolic compounds which have powerful anti-oxidant and medicinal effects, and Kratom contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
Thus, Kratom is truly a super food. On a final note, hopefully one day scientists perform a nutritional content study on Kratom in order to determine the exact amounts of vitamins, minerals, and fiber that it contains.