Kratom – Can it Benefit MMA Fighters and Combat Athletes?

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Kratom is a substance that often gets a bad rap in the media, but is it something that can be of use, specifically pertaining to combat athletes? Also, is kratom something that is perhaps being overlooked as a training tool by those in the MMA space?

Kratom is a substance that often gets a bad rap in the media, but is it something that can be of use, specifically pertaining to combat athletes? Also, is kratom something that is perhaps being overlooked as a training tool by those in the MMA space?

Let’s face it, MMA fighters are almost always beat up. Making it through the rigors of a hard training camp without having some sort of nagging injury or aches and pain is almost unheard of. That’s where kratom can perhaps be of some assistance. While taking it prior to a fight is most certainly not recommended (and probably not allowed under USADA), during training camp to help deal with soreness and mild injuries, kratom can most certainly be beneficial.

Although more research is certainly needed, compared to many other pharmaceutical analgesics, kratom appears to be safer. According to this article from Psychology Today, “it was not found to cause the potentially fatal respiratory depression normally seen in the opioids morphine, codeine, and fentanyl.”

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