Unfortunately due to Kratom not having gone through clinical trials and the demonization of kratom itself by most media sources we are unable to comment on what we perceive are the natural benefits of this amazing plant. But what we can do is provide some excerpts from articles to help you better understand what Kratom is and how it might be able to help better your everyday life.
-“Kratom leaves that are used to make kratom tea contain more than 40 active compounds, although the main ones are mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine (1Trusted Source).”
“These compounds act upon various receptors in the brain, causing effects similar to those of stimulants and opioid pain relievers, depending on the dosage (3Trusted Source, 4Trusted Source).”
“In small doses between 1–5 grams” and depending on strain, “kratom may act as a stimulant and may increase energy, causing people to feel more alert and social”
“In higher doses between 5–15 grams, kratom appears to have a sedative effect, similar to that of opioid pain relievers, such as morphine and codeine, causing people to feel tired, calm, and euphoric.”
“The higher dosage range is traditionally used to treat conditions like diarrhea and cough. It’s likewise used to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms (3Trusted Source, 4Trusted Source).”
-Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers conclude that Kratom and its psychoactive compound somewhat similar to opioids work in lieu of opioids “treating pain, anxiety, depression and addiction.”
“Of these participants, 91% reported taking kratom to alleviate pain on average a couple times a day for back, shoulder and knee pain, 67% for anxiety and 65% for depression. About 41% of survey responders said they took kratom to treat opioid withdrawal, and of those people who took it for opioid withdrawal, 35% reported going more than a year without taking prescription opioids or heroin.”
-Traditionally, field workers would chew on kratom leaves to help increase their energy and endurance, aid their heat tolerance, and relieve fatigue (1).
These leaves were also used as an herbal remedy to treat various illnesses, including coughing, diarrhea, diabetes, and high blood pressure. They were likewise used as a substitute for opium — a potent pain reliever — or for opium withdrawal
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