What Is Kratom
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Kratom is the name of a tree native to Southeast Asia. Also known as Mitragynine Speciosa. The two most active compounds found in kratom, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, work on the user's opioid receptors.
Kratom is known to come in three different strains, which can act as effective relievers of chronic pain. All kratom contain the compound 7-hydroxymitragynine, which has been found to be 13 times more potent than morphine. Stopping use over a period of time has also been associated with similar withdrawal symptoms. This includes but is not limited to, exacerbated anxiety, depression, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, extreme mood swings, and nausea. Therefore, kratom is in fact a very powerful drug.
In Thailand, kratom is considered a controlled substance and the third most commonly abused illegal drug in the country. In The United States, kratom is listed as a "drug of concern" by the Drug Enforcement Administration, although it is not controlled or considered illegal in most states. Alabama state law designated kratom a schedule I controlled substance, imposing the greatest possible restrictions on its sale, distribution, and/or possession.
People believe that because kratom is plant-based, it is natural and safe. Vendors only speak of the perceived benefits and never of the negative side effects that occur. The number of active ingredients in kratom plants can vary greatly, making it difficult to dose properly. Depending on what is in the plant and the health of the user, consuming kratom may be very dangerous.
Anytime a substance is not regulated by the FDA, there are potential safety hazards. This is because there is no standardization when a substance comes to market unregulated. That means that vendors such as kratom/kava bars, smoke shops, gas stations, and online vendors, can market the product however they want. There are no official warnings for kratom, and people may consume it without being aware of other substances it contains.
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Effects of Kratom
Sweating, Chills, Hair Loss, Dry Mouth, Liver Damage, Muscle Pains, Dizziness, Impaired Vision, Drowsiness, Delusion, Depression, Trouble Breathing, Facial Flushing, Tremors, Darkening and Irritation of Skin, Loss of Motor Coordination, Constipation, Nausea, Itching, Weight Fluctuations, Changes in Urinary Function, Decreased Appetite, Chronic Insomnia,
Development of Psychotic Characteristics,
Physical Dependence, Seizure, Coma, Death
Withdrawals can include extreme anxiety, apathy, and anhedonia. It can also cause feelings of extreme restlessness, irritability, and discontent.
Continued use typically leads to depression and lack of motivation. It kills sex drive and personal relationships, as well overall enjoyment and appreciation for what life has to offer.
Financially, kratom will become an extreme liability, driving users into their pockets multiple times a day, creating a sense of financial anxiety and depression.
Quitting Kratom Successfully
Suggestions for quitting kratom and becoming your true self again are all made by people that have utilized this group as a resource to discuss and implement ideas that have worked for us and continue to help us to be the best version of ourselves.
Exercise - getting your body in motion releases toxins and motivates success
Mindful Meditation - Preparing your mind to consciously reject negativity and allow yourself to become your true healthy self
Building Relationships - Support from others is the key to our success
Be Kind To Yourself - No one is perfect and we all deserve a chance
“Happiness depends upon ourselves”
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