How does kratom work?
One of the controversy about kratom is whether it is addictive. Kratom is chemically similar to the other tree in its effects, so the exact mechanism that causes addiction does not seem to have been found.
Kratom is a rich source of substances called alkaloids, which are neuroreceptor agonists and analgesics. Consequently, kratom behaves almost like an opioid (opioid drug), but with a reduced risk of drug-induced death and dependence. Kratom may also interact with the same neurotransmitters as opiates, but its effects are synergistic and not necessarily addictive.
What are the symptoms of a dependency?
Symptoms of a dependency may include:
– You really like kratom, such that you want it day in and day out.
– You experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop kratom.
– You have a tough time quitting kratom.
– You experience withdrawal when you stop using kratom.
Do kratom users get withdrawal?
The most common symptom of kratom withdrawal is a feeling of “planeness and warmth.” Unless you have a very tough time quitting, you will probably feel okay if you cut all the kratom you have, or stop using kratom altogether. However, if you have a hard time quitting we suggest taking a time out. If you don’t have a hard time quitting we suggest continuing your kratom use slowly to see how you would like it without the kratom withdrawal symptoms. It may be easier for you to keep using the kratom. It always depends on your tolerance level. It might also be more difficult for some users to stop kratom than for others, so choose time wisely.
How does kratom get addicted?
In his analysis of 9 deaths, Australian Professor David Nichols found that 5 of the deaths resulted from kratom use that had been stopped abruptly. Krabot kratom mentioned how a recent study found that 95% of the deaths involved using kratom in a manner that was not appropriate for the user.
Kratom leaves and powders may be mixed with other substances including but not limited to prescription and illegal drugs, lack of understanding of the product’s effects, substance abuse or dependence.
Kratom is often mixed or adulterated with other illegal drugs. Kratom can substitute for prescription drugs, but by adding large amounts of prohibited substances they become more dangerous to misusers than they are to the consumer.
In order to make kratom suitable for medical use in Western countries, a number of preparations, including gelatin capsules and transdermal patches have been developed that contain minimal kratom extracts and which can be used to treat specific cancer detour symptoms.
Often marketing of kratom as a pain treatment leads to supplement use leading to addiction. This is one reason why most kratom users reported opioid withdrawal symptoms.
What problems have occurred in chemical testing of kratom?
For most kratom supplements or powders sold seperately, testing chemical substances of inconsistent quality have been performed. Kratom is one product that was produced in one place. To minimize any unintentional contamination, marketing will often contain distinctive packaging or labelling. Imagine your favorite flavor on a label, only to have that label replicated on many bottles. Besides consistency, occasional 100% purity has various significant drawbacks both with regard to safety and efficacy. In research studies, even producers with been careful to hide data and manipulate results have had unintended consequences. As with similar studies conducted with many other 1,4-dihydroxyphenethylamine drugs, the problems with kratom have come to light. Some of these issues include:
– Local, state, and Federal Government agencies conducting an outright ban sometimes conducting partial bans that could rapidly escalate into full disallocation of the legal market.
– Excessive marketing might encourage more risk taking and excess use.
– Enforceable law enforcement actions have evolved to the point where kratom has been a primary target of enforcement before regulators are aware of the problems, which means incidences of abuse for kratom have been hidden.
Can kratom be dangerous if taken in large or chronic amounts?
There are some cases where administering kratom can lead to lethargy, dizziness, elevated core body temperature, and possibly death. Other common positive effects are enhanced energy, flexibility, and memory. However, there are no anecdotal reports of severe withdrawal symptoms in nearly all the cases where kratom was taken in sufficient quantities and at unusual times of heavy use. As a general rule, as ingested kratom is safe if used regularly for years, and endogenously.
Does kratom produce withdrawal symptoms when taken over extended periods?