At this point, it’s more than likely that you've heard about Cannabinol, also known as CBD.
With CBD on the rise and considered by some to be a modern-day medical miracle, CBD has been reported to help a long list of medical conditions and ailments.
Cannabinol offers people a more natural alternative to the plethora of harmful pharmaceutical drugs that are typically offered such as opioids. Medications like opioids have created such a crisis in the United States that some experts are calling it an epidemic.
Experts like Dr. OZ, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Montel Williams are large advocates for medical cannabis’s wide range of potential treatments.
This brings us back to our main topic, Kratom. Around the time CBD started becoming popular, another substance called Kratom began to appear in stores as well.
Since then, people have been asking questions like:
With many medical trends booming at once, it can be hard to keep up to date with all of the information circulating out there.
In this post, we will be answering some of those questions that seem to have many people wondering just what exactly is Kratom.
You might be surprised to find out that Kratom is a tropical tree, typically found in Southeast Asia. The leaves found on the tree carry compounds that been known to produce mind-altering effects.
As of now, Kratom remains legal. This is one reason why you might find Kratom being sold at retailers and/or online.
Kratom comes in a variety of forms such as capsules, pills, or some type of extract. Is it not uncommon for some people to chew the dried Kratom leaves or brew the dried leaves, making a tea from Kratom.
Additionally, it's also not uncommon for people to smoke the leaves or even eat them in their food.
The answer to the question is relative based on your life and lifestyle choices.
In general, Kratom can be responsible for multiple negative symptoms such as the following:
With that being said, it may seem like the answer to the question, “is kratom good for you?” quite obvious. How could a substance be good for you if it could potentially cause the side effects mentioned above? And you're right!
However, for people who suffer from addiction to stronger substances like opioids, Kratom has been claimed to help reduce the withdrawal symptoms associated with opioids.
In an excerpt from the National Institute of Drug Abuse they stated,
“In recent years, some people have used kratom as an herbal alternative to medical treatment in attempts to control withdrawal symptoms and cravings caused by addiction to opioids or to other addictive substances such as alcohol. There is no scientific evidence that kratom is effective or safe for this purpose; further research is needed.”
There you go, these are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Kratom.
The answer to whether or not you should try Kratom depends entirely on your life situation and a recommendation from a medical professional. Just like with all natural and artificial medications, having a medical expert to consult with is key.
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There can be a lot of confusion when it comes to marijuana, cannabis, CBD, etc. With the industry booming and new information coming out rapidly, it can be hard to keep up with everything.