Research (or lack of) Regarding Kratom Use & Dosages

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Kratom Use Research with Humans

There has not been much research done on the effects of kratom on humans. There is an investigation which was published in 2015 of only 10 regular male kratom users. Researchers gave 2-4 ox of kratom tea for 7 days. None of the men reported serious side effects although all users reported a numbing of the tongue after consumption of a kratom infused tea. There was also common increases in heart rates and blood pressure for 8 hours after drinking the tea. Skeptics often note that a similar effect could be observed in a regular coffee drinker (minus the tongue numbing).

The majority of published research studies on the effects of kratom involved lab animals or isolated human cells that were subjected to an injection of kratom.

Pain Relief from Kratom

Kratom is structured different than morphine, but mitragynine seems to bind to the same opiod receptors as morphine does. This calming effect is probably the reason that many kratom users dealing with pain or withdrawal from opiate addiction turn to the herb for some relief. The opiate problem in America is at an all time high and is at levels that are staggering to the general public. Many users report a huge benefit of kratom use to relieve some of the debilitating symptoms of opiate withdrawal.

Recommended Kratom Dosage

Reports can vary throughout the internet and because of a lack of sufficient medical research, move forward with caution. Because of the stimulant and sedative effects, the user has to first gauge the severity of their situation and why they are looking to use kratom. Regardless of severity, it is extremely important that users start small. When blending a kratom tea, it is advised to start with 1g of kratom powder per batch of tea to begin with. After some hours it should be easier to gauge effectiveness, and whether or not you should up the dosage to 2g. While usage varies, many kratom users report a common dosage amount of 1 to 9 grams per batch of tea.

Where to Buy Kratom

Buying kratom is easy in most states. Although outlawed in states such as Tennessee, Indiana, Alabama, Wisconsin, Vermont, and Sarasota Florida. Many brick and mortar stores sell kratom at a much higher price than could be obtained online from a reputable kratom vendor.
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