Picking Viable Solutions: Kratom


What is Kratom?

Are you familiar with Kratom? Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) is a tropical evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia. The leaves of the Kratom tree have been used traditionally for centuries in Southeast Asia for physical and mental well-being as an herbal supplement in traditional medicines.

According to the American Kratom Association:

“Kratom is not a drug. Kratom is not an opiate. Kratom is not a synthetic substance.

Naturally occurring Kratom is a safe herbal supplement that behaves as a partial mu-opioid receptor agonist and is used for pain management, energy, even depression and anxiety that are common among Americans. Kratom contains no opiates, but it does bind to the same receptor sites in the brain. Chocolate, coffee, exercise, and even human breast milk hit these receptor sites in a similar fashion.”

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