Addiction

Kratom and addiction?

Confusion reigns on the internet regarding Kratom and addictions. Some say that Kratom is an addictive substance. Others say the opposite and even add that Kratom allows the withdrawal of drugs.

What is it really? First, what does science tell us about the addictive power of Kratom?

Well, this one is real! There is evidence that Kratom is as addictive as coffee. Kratom, consumed regularly, generates an addiction. Withdrawal has an addiction to Kratom or coffee, causes nervousness, headaches, anxiety, irritability for about a whole week.What are the consequences of an addiction to Kratom? First, the appearance of the symptoms mentioned above in case of lack. A tolerance to the product is built and the expected effects require to increase the quantities taken.

Let’s compare the effects of Kratom addiction with those of alcohol or heroin.

  • Hard drugs directly kill hundreds of thousands of people around the world each year. Natural Kratom is not the cause of any deaths in the United States in the last 6 years (here we should not mention the unconscious mixing purified extracts of Kratom with other drugs).
  • Drugs last destroy the social bonds of their consumers (family, work, friendships). Kratom strengthens them thanks to its antidepressant and anxiolytic effects.
  • Drugs last to induce violent and criminogenic behavior. Kratom brings soothing and relaxation.

The Asian countries have a very long experience of Kratom and its usual consumption and we refer you to one of the rare studies on the impact of the usual consumption of Kratom:

Analysis of mitragynine content in Kratom juice from various geographical locations in northern Peninsular Malaysia, where Kratom is regularly consumed, indicates a daily consumption of 0.3 to 5.1 mg/kg, with no serious side effects despite prolonged use (Hassan, Z., Mustapha, M., Vineswaran, N., Yusoff, N.H.M., Suhaimi, F.W., Rajakumar, V., Vicknasingam, B.K., et al. 2013. From Kratom to mitragynine and its derivatives: Physiological and behavioural effects related to use, abuse and addiction. Neuroscience and Biohavioural Reviews 37: 138–51.).

But then, can Kratom be a weaning aid?

Well yes, a thousand times yes! It is for this aspect that Western scientists have begun to take an interest in it. As early as the beginning of the 20th century, it became clear that Kratom allowed opiates to wean themselves off almost instantly.

It turns out that mitragynine, the main alkaloid of Kratom, acts on the same brain receptors as all opiates (opium, heroin, morphine, codeine, …). In fact, a person with opiate drugs immediately stops being missed if he consumes Kratom. This is an incredible ray of hope for hundreds of thousands of people around the world who are under the influence of legal opiates (morphine, codeine and derivatives) or illegal (heroin, opium).

But what about other addictions such as alcohol or smoking?

Although less spectacularly effective, Kratom provides weight support for those wishing towean themselves off. Indeed, the beneficial virtues of Kratom directly mitigate the problems associated with weaning.

By its painkiller action, it limits the muscular pains induced by lack. Its antidepressant and anxiolytic action soothes the stress of the person and lifts his spirits. For smokers, a noticeable side effect of Kratom is particularly usefull. The consumption of Kratomleads to dryness of the mouth. Many smokers report that, even if they do not want to quit smoking, the dry mouth reduces their pleasure to smoke and they naturally decrease their consumption. Thus, the one who wants to stop the cigarette is particularly help and the one who does not wish to stop, eliminates the mechanical cigarettes of the day not to smoke only in the convivial moments (end of a meal, coffee break, …).

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1 Comment

  • Angela Mackenzie Posted June 13, 2018 5:03 pm

    Kratom is the best thing I have found to treat opiate addiction. I have been using it for past two years and have not experienced any severe side effects, just mild headaches.

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