If you aren’t familiar with the term “Motor Skills,” very simply put, your Motor Skills are a series of actions that your body performs to achieve a task.
For instance, getting a glass, walking to the fridge, and filling it with water uses quite a few Motor Skills. This action incorporates both types of Motor Skills, gross and fine.
By using smaller muscle groups, like your eyes and fingers, to grab the glass, you exercise your fine motor skills. Walking to the refrigerator engages your leg muscles, making it a gross motor skill.
What do Motor Skills have to do with Conolidine?
Well, like a lot of our previous articles, we like to make sure we address common questions that arise regarding Conolidine and its use. One of those questions is whether or not this medicine can affect motor skill function.
This question is fair and a smart one to ask. If this natural analgesic alkaloid can perform like Morphine in some cases, then it would stand to reason that it could provide the same damaging effects to your motor skills.
You don’t need to do a deep dive on the internet to find that opiates can affect your motor skills. Studies have shown over and over that Morphine and other opiate derivatives can affect your fine and gross motor skills in a strongly negative way.
Loss of fine motor skills can lead to some severe consequences. Most persons who are lucky enough to recount a situation where opiate use and fine Motor skill delay became an issue have the same fear.
Losing control of your ability to move your muscles can be terrifying in any situation. Unfortunately, it can be deadly when on the road. You need not go far to hear someone recount how it felt when their hand slipped off of the wheel, and they were unable to grab it again consciously.
This is what loss of fine motor skills can cause. This is also why most doctors recommend not operating heavy machinery when using opiates. Opiates can not only affect your motor skills but, as we’ve covered, are a CNS depressant as well, which increases your odds of finding yourself in a precarious situation when using opiate painkillers regarding sleepiness.
So, Will Conolidine Affect My Motor Skills?
Conolidine does not share these issues. This natural painkiller works chemically differently than traditional opiate/opioid painkillers. That same loss of fine and gross motor skills and depression of your central nervous system are NOT prevalent based on the history of use.
Some users report a more calm demeanor when using this alkaloid as part of their pain management regimen. Most report nothing more than fatigue or worse, motor skill impairment. As always, be as attentive to how your body reacts to any supplement or medication as possible.
Conolidine, from the Crepe Jasmine (Tabernaemontana divaricata) is generally regarded as safe, or GRAS. This means that this plant’s history was enough for the government to call it safe when this article was written.
Regardless, whether you are protecting yourself from side effects like motor skill impairment or plain curiosity, keep in mind that there is not a TON of clinical data regarding the side effects of this nature’s painkiller. Hence, it’s always prudent to use your best judgment and pay attention to how your body reacts.