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How Long Does Kratom Stay in Your System?
Oct 17, 2018

Kratom Use The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) does not designate kratom as a controlled substance, but the substance has been recognized by the DEA as a substance of concern. According to information provided by the DEA, when consumed in low doses, kratom has stimulant-like properties. However, at higher doses, the substance has properties that […]

Kratom: Dangers, Side Effects, and Overdose
Apr 19, 2017

What is Kratom? Kratom refers to the tropical trees native to Southeast Asia trees, known as Mitragyna speciosa, as well as to products that are derived from its leaves, which are sold as herbal supplements.1 Typically taken orally, kratom is legally sold online and in stores in different forms, including capsules, powders, and liquid extracts. […]

Dangers of Kratom Addiction and Signs of Overdose
Apr 28, 2016

In lower doses, kratom produces stimulant effects.1 Individuals who take kratom report increased energy and alertness.1 At higher doses, the substance produces effects similar to opioid drugs.1 Research indicates that kratom use may be on the rise. One study found that during a 7-year-period—from 2011-2017—individuals made 1,800 calls to poison control centers regarding adverse effects […]

Is Kratom Addictive?
Apr 28, 2016

What is Kratom? Kratom commonly refers to an herbal substance that can produce stimulant effects (increased alertness and energy) or opioid-like effects (pain relief).1 Kratom and kratom-based products are legal in many areas, though agencies in the United States continue to review and evaluate emerging evidence to inform policy.1 While the National Institute on Drug Abuse […]

Does Kratom Get You High?
Apr 28, 2016

Kratom abuse has been around for thousands of years, as indigenous people like laborers and farmers in Thailand and Malaysia reportedly chewed the leaves of the plant or brewed them in tea in order to combat fatigue, increase energy levels and productivity, and relieve pain or strained muscles, the DEA publishes. What is Kratom? Kratom […]

Kratom Withdrawal Symptoms, Timeline & Detox Treatment
Apr 28, 2016

What is Kratom? Kratom is derived from the plant Mitragyna speciosa and is commonly marketed in tablet or powder form as a dietary supplement or sold in head shops as incense. However, for the last several years, the FDA has ordered the seizure and destruction of kratom and kratom-containing supplements and warmed consumers not to […]

Kratom: Uses, Side Effects, Misuse, & More
Mar 2, 2016

What is Kratom? Kratom refers to both the Mitragyna speciosa tree and products derived from its leaves.  Native to Southeast Asia, kratom is believed to have been used for hundreds of years as a traditional medical remedy to increase alertness and energy for work and social functions.1 Today, kratom is legally sold online and in […]

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