Drug addiction, whether it’s to a “legal” prescription drug or a banned substance, is not something to take lightly.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people, from the poor and homeless to wealthy multi-millionaires die of drug overdose and addiction.
Chances are high that you or someone you know is or has been addicted to a drug. And chances are that the drug was obtained legally through a doctor’s prescription.
Opioids such as oxycodone, Vicodin and others are highly effective pain killers, helping people who are recovering from surgery, athletes with chronic muscle pain, and anyone who has any physical ailment that affects normal function.
Unfortunately, prescription pain medications are also the leading cause of death from overdose.
From 1999 to 2017, opioids have caused more than 702,000 deaths.
Opioid medications are highly effective in treating pain. They are also highly addictive and many people find it difficult to function normally after discontinuing opioid medication.
This is because opioids bind to pain receptors in the brain, giving users a tranquil, “high” and numbing pain relieving effect.
Life-long addiction is a serious concern with opiate use.
What is Kratom?
While I don’t believe in miracles, Kratom has been called a miracle supplement that equals the power of prescription pain medications, with no negative side effects.
Kratom comes from the Mitragyna Speciosa plant family, which is found in south-east Asia. In Asian countries, Kratom powder has been used for decades as a natural medicinal plant.
Kratom powder is a potent pain reliever, anxiety reducer, a stress & depression remover, a sexual stimulant, an immunity booster and more.
Recently, Kratom powder has become more popular in the United States and other developed countries due to its powerful pain-relieving effects, equaling and even surpassing the effectiveness of opiates.
More importantly, Kratom is being used to help people who are going through opiate withdrawal. It’s so effective at curing serious addiction to opiates, that most people on Kratom can come off opiates completely in a matter of days.
Kratom comes in different varieties, with different strains having different and more pronounced effects on anxiety, pain, depression and energy levels.
Kratom’s Powerful Pain-Relieving Effects
Kratom powder has some seriously powerful pain-relieving effects. The alkaloids present in Kratom leaves act on the opiate receptors in the central nervous system.
As a result, the opiate receptors respond to these alkaloids and send signals to the neurons via the release of endorphins and enkephalins (the feel good hormones).
Endorphins are natural pain suppressors, making Kratom a very effective natural pain killer, especially for people who suffer from chronic back pain, arthritis, muscle and joint pain and other type of pain.
Kratom for Opiate Withdrawal
Along with being a potent pain reliever, anxiety reducer, anti-depressant and mood enhancer, Kratom powder shines when it comes to weening opiate addicts off of their drug.
As discussed earlier, opiates, whether prescribed or obtained illicitly, are the most dangerous type of medication in existence.
Heroin, a common and abused opiate drug has seen a decline in use since Kratom entered the US and Canadian markets a few years ago.
Heroin addiction is one of the most serious addictions a person can have and those who use Heroin come to depend on the drug just to feel normal and be able to function day-to-day.
Heroin ruins lives, careers and relationships.
When a heroin addict uses Kratom, the same opioid receptors in the brain are activated.
This makes it relatively easy for an addict to stop using heroin, and many using it quit cold-turkey.
The success of Kratom lies in its ability to bind its two main alkaloids, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragy to the body’s opioid and drug receptors.
This binding has the same pain-relieving effects on the brain as heroin, oxycodone and other opioids.
Kratom is becoming more and more popular in the bodybuilding and fitness industry due to its powerful pain relieving effects, relief of muscle soreness and the aiding with workout recovery.
Along with a good diet, taking Kratom reduces anxiety and stress, and greatly relieves symptoms of depression.
The alkaloids in Kratom are a natural anti-depressant, with many users reporting a calm, tranquil and serene mood after the first time using Kratom.
How to Use Kratom
You can buy Kratom in bulk powder or in capsules. KrakenKratom.com is an excellent supplier that I’ve been using since I started taking Kratom for workout recovery, energy and mood-enhancement.
Bulk powder tends to be the most cost-effective way of use compared to pills or capsules.
Personally, I like to purchase the powder in bulk, and then fill 2-3 empty gelatin capsules with the powder on an empty stomach with my coffee or green tea in the morning.
You can purchase empty gelatin capsules on Amazon.com here.
What I’ve found is that taking Kratom on an empty stomach in the morning gives you the best effect as there is no food in your system to compete with its absorption and speed of entry into the bloodstream is much faster without food.
Is Kratom Safe?
There has been some “concern” in the medical industry about the safety of Kratom.
Know this, the FDA (who is in bed with the pharmaceutical industry in the United States), classifies Kratom as a potentially dangerous and addictive substance.
This is plain non-sense meant to make people afraid of using Kratom.
Why would big-pharma want to make people afraid of taking Kratom? Simple, it’s because the pharmaceutical industry does not have a patent or ownership right to Kratom.
Kratom is a plant that grows naturally in southeast Asia, which means anyone who can access it can use it under their own free will.
No prescription required, no drug dealer.., I mean medical doctor, to go visit, and no pharmacy to go to.
Kratom is classified as an herbal tea.
For now, Kratom is legal to use in the United States and my hope is that it stays legal as it is truly a life-saving supplement for many people.
Personally I’ve never had any negative health effects from using Kratom in dosages anywhere between 2 & 6 grams per day.
As with any supplement, moderation and common sense is key when you’re using Kratom.
If you’re interested in learning more, I recommend watching the 2018 documentary “A Leaf of Faith”.
Directed by Chris Bell, this documentary shows how the FDA and pharmaceutical companies work together to keep the public blind to natural opioid drug alternatives such as Kratom, along with accurately explaining its effects and use.