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Kratom or "Mitragyna Speciosa" is a plant native to Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.
Kratom has been used safely for centuries in Southeast Asia.
It is often consumed as tea or beverage.
Currently, in the USA, Kratom has no official status, we are hoping it receives 'dietary supplement' status, just as it is in Canada.
Since Kratom is so effective against many ailments, big pharmaceutical companies want it banned or the exclusive rights to patent and sell it.
What Does Kratom Do?
Kratom is the most versatile herb ever, even moreso than Cannabis.
There's several different "strains" or types of Kratom.
They are all a little different, but in general -
Kratom helps reduce pain, anxiety, depression.
It increases motivation, focus and energy.
It is even effective against restless leg syndrome, insomnia and addiction.
Today, I personally use Kratom for sense of well-being, motivation and focus.
Back in my "let's meet a lot of girls" days, I used Kratom for it's mood, pro-social effects and hardcore gym workouts.
How Does Kratom Work? (Is it Safe?)
Kratom works by stimulating your opiate receptors.
It has 'opiate-like' effects.
However - Kratom is NOT an opiate.
A little science lesson -
Traditional "opiates", like Percocet and Vicodin, are derived from morphine and work on μ-opioid [mu] receptors. The mu receptors cause considerable amounts of euphoria, pain relief and are very prone to addiction and dependency.
Kratom, by contrast, is ''7-hydroxymitragynine" (not morphine) and works largely on the secondary "Delta" and "Kappa" opiate receptors.
The Delta and Kappa opiate receptors are considerably less prone to addiction, dependency and respiratory side effects.
Compared to pharmaceutical opiates and illicit drugs like heroin, which all work on the mu opiate receptors, Kratom (Kappa/Opiate receptor agonist) is far more mild.
Kratom can produce a 'sense of well-being' but doesn't give any long lasting intense euphoria.
This is what makes Kratom far safer than all other "opiates" that are addicting and subject to overdose.
That is why Kratom can be a lifesaving compound for opiate addicts, allowing them to wean off hardcore drugs and still feel a sense of well-being without a vicious withdrawal.
Kratom can also be is a life-changing compound for people with depression that don't like or didn't respond favorably to SSRIs.
There have NEVER been any deaths solely attributed to Kratom.
It is impossible overdose on Kratom, in a traditional "take too much and die" sense. Kratom cannot not suppress your breathing (respiratory function) because it largely avoid the mu opiate receptors.
If you take too much Kratom, you will feel woozy, sleepy and at worst - feel like throwing up.
That is the extent of a "Kratom overdose".
Less "lethal" than alcohol and even Tylenol - which kills almost 1000 people a year.
There are different types (strains) of Kratom and each produces it's own unique blend of effects. We will discuss this later.
What is "The Kratom Lifestyle"?
Throughout this guide we will use the term "Kratom Lifestyle".
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