An evergreen tree that is usually found in South-east Asia, has been somewhat misunderstood as to whether or not it should be consumed, and how it should be consumed.
More than 38 compounds can be found in just kratom leaves, including many indole alkaloids such as mitragynine, mitraphylline, and 7 – hydroxymitragynine (which is presently the most suspected element for the primary active chemical in the plant).
Kratom is scientifically known by the name Mitragyna speciosa, and for the most part was predominantly used in traditional medicine in countries like Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, etc.
Kratom strains are different forms and types of kratom that comes about because it grows in different parts of different countries and some others, as a result of humans and nature acting as a cross-breeding agent.
Kratom is basically used to alleviate drug withdrawal symptoms. It is taken by stepping it into hot water and drinking it like tea (be sure to add sweeteners like honey as Kratom is very bitter). Be sure to your optimum dose so that you don’t become a habituated consumer of it. It can’t be used as a dietary supplement. You can consult your physician or an alternative medicine practitioner. Sometimes, drugs that help to withdrawal symptoms might be the cause of new addiction.
Kratom is found as dried leaf or the powder of leaves in both online or physical stores depending on your location and its availability or legal restrictions. Be cautious when you are buying kratom as there are plenty of unregulated stores out there. Some products of different brands have already been flagged by the USFDA due to low quality and unregulated sources. Kratom is a controlled substance in many countries and FDA has some observations on importing and manufacturing of kratom as a dietary supplement. More details about Kratom can be found on the website of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
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