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  • Bibliography on Mitragyna speciosa Kratom and alkaloids

    Selected bibliography on Mitragyna speciosa Kratom and Kratom alkaloids Amattayakul T., The kraton leaves. J. Department of Medical Sciences, Thailand, vol. 2: 2, 104-108, 1960. Atthakor P. "Role Seen For Traditional Herbal Stimulant": Bangkok Post November 27, 1999 Carbonin PU, Greco A, Pisanti...
  • Is Kratom legal or illegal?

    Mitragyna speciosa Kratom is illegal in many South-East Asian countries, such as Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma) and Vietnam (though the specificities of the law is unclear). Kratom use is, however still quite common in these countries, especially in rural areas, even though these countries...
  • What is an Opioid? What is an Opiate?

    The term “Opioids” is a blanket term used for any drug, including opiates, which are active by binding to the C.N.S. or gastrointestinal tract opioid receptors, thus having an action comparable to that of opiates. It is a broad class of narcotics whose activity comes from their receptor...
  • Mitragyna speciosa Kratom and drug testing

    Mitragyna speciosa Kratom use is legal in most parts of the world, and is not specifically tested for in drug-screens or drug tests. Yet Kratom users facing potential drug-tests, such as urine drug-screens, which are very common in the U.S.A. for instance- should be very careful with Kratom use,...
  • Withdrawals (Kratom)

    “Withdrawals” or “withdrawal symptoms”, also known as withdrawal/abstinence syndrome, refers to a series of characteristic signs and symptoms that appear when a drug is regularly used for a long time and then suddenly discontinued or decreased in dosage. Withdrawal is connected to forms of...
Mitragyna speciosa Kratom is illegal in many South-East Asian countries, such as Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma) and Vietnam (though the specificities of the law is unclear). Kratom use is, however...
The concept of "drug tolerance”, refers to the gradual decrease of a subject’s reaction and sensitivity to a psychoactive substance or drug, implying that progressively larger doses are required to achieve...
“Withdrawals” or “withdrawal symptoms”, also known as withdrawal/abstinence syndrome, refers to a series of characteristic signs and symptoms that appear when a drug is regularly used for a long time and...
The term “Opioids” is a blanket term used for any drug, including opiates, which are active by binding to the C.N.S. or gastrointestinal tract opioid receptors, thus having an action comparable to that of...
Selected bibliography on Mitragyna speciosa Kratom and Kratom alkaloids Amattayakul T., The kraton leaves. J. Department of Medical Sciences, Thailand, vol. 2: 2, 104-108, 1960. Atthakor P. "Role Seen For...
A few Kratom users, those more sensitive than others, have had allergy-like reactions to Mitragyna speciosa Kratom, especially in higher doses, which causes them to feel a generalised body itching, similar...
As previously mentioned, despite Mitragyna speciosa Kratom’s relatively long history of human use, Kratom and Kratom use has rarely been studied extensively, even in countries where Kratom use is...
Mitragyna speciosa Kratom use is legal in most parts of the world, and is not specifically tested for in drug-screens or drug tests. Yet Kratom users facing potential drug-tests, such as urine drug-screens,...
As previously explained in the section “Pharmacology and mode of action of Mitragyna speciosa Kratom” as well as in the “Potential applications and modern uses of Mitragyna speciosa Kratom” section,...
Though Mitragyna speciosa Kratom has been used for a long time in South-East Asia, it does not enjoy a rich, often romanticized history similar to that of other drugs such as opium or cannabis. Kratom...
Mitragyna speciosa Kratom use appears to be very safe in standard recreational doses. A person who consumes too much Mitragyna speciosa Kratom will experience strong nausea and vomit the consumed Kratom...
Can Mitragyna speciosa Kratom be combined safely with other substances? In general, drug combination can be hazardous, problematic and risky, and one has to be careful of potentially negative or dangerous...
Typical Mitragyna speciosa Kratom doses can vary greatly, depending on such factors as potency of the Kratom, tolerance of the user and personal metabolism / response. It is rather clear that Kratom’s...
Some combinations may actually potentiate the effects of Mitragyna speciosa Kratom, which is something to be aware of when experimenting with Kratom. Most of these Kratom potentiators are actually similar...
What is clear is that Mitragyna speciosa Kratom is not recommended for daily use. While such a practice is not nearly as problematic or dangerous as it would be with opiate or opioid use, it is clear that...
Mitragyna speciosa Kratom has been used as a medicine and as a recreational psychoactive for a long time in South-East Asia, and is therefore known to be relatively safe. Yet it is important to note that...
Mitragyna speciosa Kratom leaf, Kratom leaf powder and extracts are best preserved in an cool environment where they are not exposed to air, humidity, heat or U.V. light. One could say that the storing...
Extraction of the Mitragyna speciosa Kratom alkaloids into the tea is show to be facilitated by using powdered material, as this increases the surface area. So if one has crushed or whole dried Kratom leaf,...
Mitragyna speciosa Kratom products can be brewed into tea or drinks, but leaves and leaf powder can also be swallowed directly, and still be active, which makes “cooking” with Kratom a real possibility-...
Kratom can be smoked, but this is less recommended, as it is less effective than oral consumption, and slightly more complex. Indeed, the amount of leaf that constitutes a typical Kratom dose is too large...
In South-East Asia Mitragyna speciosa Kratom leaf is also often made into a tea. This has also become, by far, the most common and popular method using Kratom outside of Asia. Mitragyna speciosa Kratom...
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