Kratom may be able to improve mood disorders and help people suffering from depression.
Scientists have not conducted much research on kratom and its effects on mental health. However, a 2017 study on kratom use showed that people who used kratom to self-treat mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety, reported a perceived reduction in symptoms.
Kratom is an ancient medicinal leaf from South-East Asia that treats opioid withdrawal, anxiety, depression, and pain.
The mainstream media and some senators, fueled by the FDA’s misinformation campaign against Kratom due to its current inability to be turned into a profit-driving medication, have waged a war against Kratom, threatening to ban this precious plant. Kratom Saves Lives.
Kratom has had users for centuries, but there is little reliable (scientific or medical) information about the plant.
According to Harvard, Asia Kratom has been used for hundreds of years to treat cough, diarrhea, opiate withdrawal, chronic pain, and to boost sexual desire. But there is little information on the growth, processing, packaging, or labeling of the Kratom sold in the US.
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Kratom is associated with some deaths caused by drug toxicity.
A 2019 paper analyzing data from the National Poison Data System found that between 2011-2017 there were 11 deaths associated with kratom exposure. Two deaths were reported following exposure to kratom alone, with no other reported substances.
Regular kratom consumption can lead to dependency and addiction issues.
In a 2014 report published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, researchers surveyed 293 regular kratom users and determined that more than half had developed severe dependence problems, including kratom withdrawal symptoms like muscle spasms, sleep disruption and anger.