Kratom one of the latest smartdrugs, are still not clear to many people despite the demand and the online offer of this substance being on the rise.
Kratom has been used in Southeast Asia for many years for the treatment of fatigue, cough, diarrhea, pain, and cure opioid abstinence; According to users, its leaves can also produce stimulating effects.
The Kratom, more properly defined Mitragyna speciosa is a tree of the Rubiaceae family, very common in Indochina and Malaysia. The Kratom is then produced from leaves of this tree, harvested and dried, made for tea or reduced in powder for other uses.
Since Kratom has been increasingly used in the US, the number of adverse events reported associated with its use has steadily increased. This has drawn people’s attention to the need to regulate their use, trade and production.
The first professional opinions on the use of Mitragyna specifically as a drug have suggested that there is no reliable and evidence-based evidence for doctors to recommend this herbal remedy for any type of patient. In fact, there have not been any controlled studies that have scientifically investigated the good and the bad of this substance.
What are the effects of Kratom really? It is interesting to note that the answer to this question depends entirely on who will give us the answer. Going through the sieve many reviews and discussions on forums or on some Facebook groups the answers that you get are totally different and contradictory.
The web is often advertised as a natural painkiller, as a substitute for methadone, or as a natural remedy for treating social anxiety and depression. On the other hand, you can also read people who have a different opinion: it can stomach or stomach, stimulate libido or lower it, increase physical performance, or make you incontinent. Everything and the opposite of everything.
The Kratom from a scientific point of view
US and European health and control authorities have stressed that their concerns stem from the opaque effects that have been reported in animal studies and the clear evidence that Kratom alkaloids can interact with opioid receptors. A number of studies have demonstrated dose-dependent effects of these alkaloids.
In fact, more than 25 different alkaloids have been identified in Kratom, the main ones being: mitraginine, painantiin, specioginine, speciociliatine and 7-hydroxyimprimirine. The average content of these alkaloids in Mitragyna Speciosa leaves is about 0.5%, half of which is mitraginine.
At low doses the most common side effects are nausea and vomiting. High doses have been associated with many serious side effects. Various anecdotal reports by frequent users have actually suggested beneficial effects in pain management and opiate, as well as depression and anxiety; In fact, most studies have shown that people seek Kratom for its mind-altering effects, and if used on a regular and long-term basis, they can become employees.
These same studies have described abstinence symptoms similar to those of opiates. Another recent concern of the US DEA, based on events registered in the US, has been the growing signaling of an adulterated Kratom form, with more serious cardiovascular side effects, convulsions and liver damage, as well as death in some cases.