What is Kratom?
Kratom or Mitragyna Speciosa, it’s binomial name, is part of the Rubiaceae family also know as the coffee family. It’s a medicinal leaf taken from large trees in Southeast Asia such as Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.It was first officially documented by Pieter Korthals, an official Dutch botanist, sometime in the 1830s.
Kratom traditionally has been used for it’s psychoactive properties in it’s native counties Malaysia and Thailand. Workers and laborers would chew the fresh leaves for a stimulating and numbing feeling to help get through the work day.
Kratom has many alkaloids including mitragynine (Reported in small doses to act as a stimulant, and in higher doses more opiate-like), Mitraphylline (Due to its structural similarity to mitragynine & 7-Hydroxymitragynine causes effects on mu and Delta opiate receptors), and 7-Hydroxymitragynine (Which studies have suggested is the main reason for the opioid effect of Kratom). Another alkaloid Kratom contains is Corynantheidine (Rauhimebine) also found in Yohimbe, a stimulant herb which is an ingredient in many male enhancement.
What is Kratom Used For?
Kratom is used for many things but one of the major reasons so many people use Kratom is for the natural pain management it offers. It’s very possible it’s the most effective natural solution for Pain. More and more people are wanting to get away from possibly harmful and expensive pharmaceutical chemicals and Kratom is just a harvested natural leaf that has been used for hundreds of years by humans with virtually no side effects and has been proven time and again to be very safe.
Kratom has been a God-send for many people dealing with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, scoliosis and many other ailments. It’s completely natural yet very effective and there’s nothing else quite like kratom for what it has to offer those with pain. Kratom is a leaf from trees that grow in South-East Asia, it’s been used for hundreds of years by humans but has just recently become popular worldwide because it’s many health benefits are starting to be recognized .
IS KRATOM LEGAL?
Kratom is legal in 48 states!! There are a few states that it is not ( Indiana, Tennessee and Vermont ) although the DEA, as is done with all popular supplements put Kratom on its items of concern, it was done over 4 years ago ,it was found to cause zero harm.
Will I fail a drug test?
Absolutely not , Kratom is not a drug.