Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), 2014
2013 "Should Kratom Use Be Legal?"
Kratom, TOXNET, 2014 http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/a?dbs+hsdb:@term+@DOCNO+7901
Kratom, FDA, 2016
"Import Alert 54-15" http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cms_ia/importalert_1137.html
"Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) dependence, withdrawal symptoms and craving in regular users.", 2014 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24698080
"This study is the first to measure systematically Kratom dependence, withdrawal symptoms, and drug craving in regular Kratom users in Malaysia. ... regular Kratom use is associated with drug dependency, development of withdrawal symptoms, and craving. ... symptoms become more severe with prolonged use"
To say there are no human toxicity or severe adverse effects, or that such events are not on record about kratom is FALSE! Caution is advised. Just because something is natural does NOT repeat NOT mean it is safe, regardless of its historical use. Any company, anyone promoting and or selling a product that can have side effects, especially serious ones should make ALL details available.
Follow the evidence-based science which is on record and has been for YEARS on kratom (PubMed), then follow the money now! Only those who profit from kratom in some manner (advertising revenue included), defend it incorrectly as "harmless" in marketing and or promotion.
Email reply: Kratom I am against misinformation about any drug, natural or synthetic!
Many of the synthetic drugs on the market now originally came from nature! You need a list of all possible side effects for those too. Know exactly what you are taking, or prescribed, and buying.