My Story , Along With A Few Kratom Facts ~

Just because Kratom works in the same way as morphine, it doesn’t mean it is identical. Kratom has been scientifically proven to be 1,000 times SAFER. Just because it is effective like morphine or opiates, it doesn’t mean it’s an opioid. Kratom is a weak partial agonist.

FDA ~ STOP LYING. Show me ONE person or family that has been destroyed by KRATOM. EXACTLY. You cannot. Because there are NONE. If Kratom was dangerous, there would be dozens of people dying in the streets. But, there isn’t. People are not dying in the streets because of Kratom. Instead, their lives are being saved BECAUSE OF IT.

Kratom is not an opioid. It’s not derived from any opioid plant. Nor, is it chemically made up the same. Kratom is derived from a tropical evergreen tree, the Rubiaceae. The opioid label is giving people the WRONG idea about this plant. Comparing Kratom to opioids such as morphine, heroin, or fentanyl is like comparing coffee to amphetamines.

Kratom is saving lives. It’s not destroying them. Over 15 million Americans consume this herbal supplement responsibly and effectively. Pure greed is the reason for Big Pharma and the FDA wanting to oppose it. It is safe and non-habit forming when taken responsibly. It helps with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, addiction, and even high blood pressure.

I am a psychiatric nurse, who suffered a life threatening, white water accident, leaving me with a lifelong painful condition. I have been taking this herb for three years, with fantastic results. I no longer have to succumb to the negative side-effects of deadly opiates. No longer, am I a risk for respiratory depression. And now they want to deprive me and 15 million Americans of that? No. We all have to fight for the truth here. We have to stand up for our right to have access to safe and natural medicinal alternatives in the treatment of pain and suffering. Sincerely Yours, Kam

Abuse potential ~ 8 factor Kratom
The abuse potential of kratom according the 8 factors of the controlled substances act: implications for regulation and research

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5813050/

Mitragynine/Corynantheidine Pseudoindoxyls As Opioid Analgesics with Mu Agonism and Delta Antagonism, Which Do Not Recruit β-Arrestin-2

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5344672/

Kratom is beneficial for pain. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine ~ This study proved, for these Kratom consumers, even though they consumed for long periods of time, upon quitting they did not experience any withdrawals.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7309661/pdf/yjbm_93_2_229.pdf

Kratom is far less addicting than morphine ~

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30039246/

Kratom is 1,000 times safer than any morphine-like opioid. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31647958/

Kratom has low-abuse potential https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/adb.12639

Kratom helps to combat alcoholism

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31396844/?i=1&from=study+mice+on+kratom

Kratom helps depression ~

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32248751/?from_term=kratom&from_sort=date&from_pos=2

My very hansom son, Pierce Davis (and I )🍃💕

7 thoughts on “My Story , Along With A Few Kratom Facts ~

  1. There is a large fight going on in the kratom comunity right now about what should and should not be on the kratom labels. I’m inclined to request good, clear, dosage guidelines, along with the amount of mg, 7-hmg is in the kratom we’re buying. But I’ve got caught in the middle of an “is kratom a drug or is it a food” debate. Unless we standardize on something, it will be childsplay for the FDA or anyone else to tear this community apart. The problem seems to be that some people want kratom labels to be as vague as possible, so the FDA can’t use something to schedule or control it, and I can see the logic. But if I hadn’t run across kratom science’s website, with good, clear, non scientific info about kratom, I would have given up on trying to find out about it and would have gone right back to an opioid. Because the first thing I saw were the kratom is bad articles. That has an effect especially if it’s the first and most, of what you see when trying to find out about kratom. Food or drug, kratom does the same thing either way. You have convinced me that kratom is in fact a food since it’s ground up leaves, which is a relief, since I don’t have to worry too much about dosage advice and so on. I’m completely in favor of almost all of the FKCPA, but the whole “impermissible health claims” trips me up. TO me, that sounds like kratom labels will either be blank or so misleading they might as well be blank. Right now, a kratom vender that actually tells you what kratom is used for is rare, and from what I’ve seen, the kratom community wants to track down and punish these people to demonstrate to the FDA that they’re serious about this regulation business. Regulation is fine with me, so long as it doesn’t get scheduled, or quantity limits aren’t set. IN other words, as long as I can buy as much as I want, I’ ok. Where I start to have problems is when people I respect a great deal start speaking up in favor of kratom labels looking like the label you’d see on your average loaf of bread. In other words, no dosage, no usage, just … well, I haven’t figure out what they want on labels. When I deal with kratom newbies, they want to know first what kratom does, how it works, what people use it for. And I refuse to tell them I can’t tell them because the FDA doesn’t like it, which is the standard line you get from just about anyone you ask. You get pointed to websites and articles, which is ok, but why not put the stuff on the label? The answer seems to be, because the FDA will treat kratom like a drug if we do. Fine, let them treat it like one, so long as they don’t screw with it. People don’t like that, and I’m not sure which way to go myself. So I end up ranting on twitter because I can’t get anyone to tell me which way to go, and that puts people off. I sound like your average FDA person in some of them. Standardized labels are a good thing, but no one can seem to agree on just what is put on them. I’m a minority who wants dosage and usage, most people seem fine with food like labels. I may have to cave, or justify my opinion every time someone comes across me.

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  2. Wow, that’s a nice thing to wake up for this wonderful morning, and yup, I’m good. I was actually getting a little discouraged with some of the truly ugly fights going on in kratom versus FDA, those people will say some incredible things to hurt the other side, and sometimes I just can’t swallow them down anymore, so I go off. Now that kratom is a food, the FDA should sstay out, but I don’t see them doing so any time soon. Mac Haddow said it best, they want all chemicals and plants which have theraputic effects to be locked away, and I can guess where they want to keep them, and that really irritates me. Still not sure why the Mat, medication assisted therapy, and Pat, plant assisted therapy, community are at odds, but I’ve done what I can to patch things up, although I don’t see what needs to be patched up, I suspect it’s something to the effect of, “metadone is the best”, “no kratom is the best,” and a whole lot of in between stuff.

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    1. Yes, unfortunately a lot of the MAT community is brainwashed by what has trickled down from the FDA, into recovery centers. Most recovery centers are brainwashed thinking that MAT isn’t addicting and it’s the ONLY way to go, regarding recovery. They think Kratom is trading one drug for the other. We know the truth. The truth is that Kratom is no more addicting than a cup of coffee and it’s not a drug. It’s a food. MAT, which is methadone and suboxone (medication assisted treatment) ARE opioid drugs, unlike our plant Kratom. I’m not knocking MAT if it’s saving someone from furthering their heroin habit, but in the process our plant should not be presented in an untruthful way. We know that Kratom is way less addicting than MAT and is easier to discontinue if that is the person’s goal. Once a person receives MAT, it’s highly unlikely they will ever get off of it bc it’s so incredibly addicting and the withdrawals are worse than the actual opioid they were trying to kick.

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  3. oh yeah, I’ve been down that road before. My mom was heavily pushing a recovery center, and disregarding my very loud and opposing comments. I didn’t know half of what I know now about methadone and subs, and even then I was really hesitant to try them. I figured I’d be trading one drug for the other and then not being able to discontinue. I’m not against MAT either, but what I have a problem is is just what you said, recovery centers calling our plant heroine, or the next best thing to it. If they’d listen to us and retract, or print stories acknowledging this, I’d likely be a lot less bitter, but they’re stubborn. For me personally, going from tramadol to methadone would be about like me going from tramadol to heroine, and I wasn’t willing to. what I usually do is to tell a person that kratom is at the very least worth trying before you go to something officially approved, and I’ve had some success with that, but man, trying to battle the “it’s a drug, regulate it” people takes a huge tole on me. I usually end up getting so frustrated I’ll rant on twitter a while, they seem unwilling to do any research whatsoever, or if they do look, they take the first “kratom is bad” article at face value. I can be diplomatic, to a point, but once I pass that point, I start to wonder if those people are deliberately blind to anything that doesn’t line up with what they believe. I’ve got my own blind spots I’m not perfect, but being resented for taking a plant for my pain hits a hell of a lot of my triggers. If they’d just remark on it and then go away, I wouldn’t comment. But you’d be surprised just how many people just have to try to set me straight, and that also hits a lot of my hot points. They wouldn’t react well if I figured out what drug they were on and tried not only telling them they were an addict but that the drug they were on was horrible and ought to be banned, which is how some of those conversations go. I’m a very logical person, so the fight over kratom labels puzzles me. I can’t decide whether we want the labels to have scientifically proven info, that kratom is for pain, and depression, or whether we want extremely vague labels that doesn’t give the FDA any amunition, I can see the logic in both. Myself, I lean towards good labels because I’ve been brought up to expect labels on medicines to be clear and precise. But man those label fights can get ugly. I’m part of a sponsorship group now to provide free kratom to people who would benefit from it, although I won’t send my first package until next month, since they won’t take already opened kratom, which is understandable. I wish this were the standard practice for addiction in general, not just opioids. It would make quitting any addictive substance a lot easier if you could get anti addiction drugs and plants for free, although that’s probably mostly because i have so little money. I’ve just never have been very impressed with recovery centers in general. I’ve never been certain how exactly they help an addict quit, and the ones that are community based make even less sense to me. Why we can’t coexist with recovery centers and NA AA groups I have no idea, Every once in a while some recovery center will take a whack at kratom, which makes me want to take a whack at them, but I usually don’t, although I want to Usually I go with the philosophy of what works for you, and leave it there. I’m not against someone taking methadone or subs, or anything else to quit an opioid addiction, just like I’m not against someone taking nicotine patches or gums to quit smoking. I think my problem is when people not only don’t like what I myself do, they have to try and change it. You’d be surprised how many people i’ve heard say something like, why take a plant, buy some motrin. Very very very bad idea, I almost always lose it at people like that, which is probably some sort of character flaw

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