Threat and potentials of natural coastline kratom
It seems outrageous that opioid is legal in the United States and can be easily purchased over a convenience store, tea stores, over the internet and yes even from a vending machine. However, kratom is not your average opioid. The Drug Enforcement Agency found out when it tried to ban the herb.
Thousands of citizens take coastline kratom which grows unsurprisingly in countries of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and New Guinea to relieve pain, believing that the natural herb is safe to be consumed. However we also just do not know enough about the herb to deem it safe or effective.
All we know is that kratom has a very mild pain-relieving effect and a slight stimulant effect. It brings a low risk of stopping breathing, the main risk of strong opioids.the effect from kratom comes from two potential chemicals, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine in a leaf of the herb mitragynine is more prominent and has a very mild opioid effect, while 7-hydroxymitragynine is 13 times more potent than morphine.
The adverse effects include racing heartbeat, agitation or irritability, drowsiness, nausea and high blood pressure. The adverse effect is moderate on 42 percentages and severe on 7 percentages of people. It accumulation unlike medicine drugs the quantity of the active ingredient is unfettered kratom product can change over time and can also be adulterated with other products. In several kratom products commercially sold in the western world, the concentration of 7-hydroxymitragynine was not much.
Kratom is used widely in Southeast Asia for millennia but was banned in Thailand in 1943. However, the fans of the herb say that the ban was due to the politics and not health. The ban hardly stopped its usage there. There are many people still using the herb for its beneficial quality like about 70 of the male population reportedly use the herb daily.
In Malaysia, people use it to enhance their ability to work long hours with less pain and fatigue, but 31 percent have started using it for their sake of curiosity or peer pressure. And 15 percent uses kratom to wean off illegal drugs and alcohol. 89 percent of the male population tried to refrain from kratom in past but all relapsed due to withdrawal symptoms such as insomnia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscles pain and shakiness, running eyes and nose, anxiousness, depression, and tension.
The study suggests that coastline kratom was effective at reducing opioids but respondent who subsequently tried to quit using it none were successful. We already have drugs that can be used for opioid addiction including suboxone and methadone, which have been rigorously studied but are very addictive.
It the capacity to treat oneself in anonymity and to receive treatment without involving the health care system and law enforcement, unlike other drugs. All we need is more information. If they ban the product then it will impair researcher’s ability to investigate the medical properties of the herb. So we just can know about the drug and use it for its benefits to humankind.