Caffeine, A Psychoactive Drug ~

Before you go and judge my plant Kratom, you better take a look at what you drink every single day. I am talking about CAFFEINE.

Caffeine is classified as a psychoactive drug, which is ridiculous, but it’s because it’s a stimulant and binds to your adenosine receptors. Kratom works the same way by binding to receptors but only partially. Many foods are considered a ‘drug’ if they are stimulants containing alkaloids, if they have any kind of physiological effect within the nervous system or brain.

Ask yourself if you consider yourself to be a drug addict because you drink coffee everyday? Or do you do drugs since you consume energy shots, Red Bull, or Monster Drinks? Or are you addicted and dependent because you hit Starbucks in the afternoon, because you’re so incredibly tired from your workday so far, and need a pick-me-up to get through the rest of your day?

EXACTLY, I’m guessing your answer is a big fat DOUBLE AND TRIPLE NO. MAYBE, truthfully we coffee drinkers can honestly be put in a category of having a harmless addiction to caffeine. I say harmless because for the most part you are not going to die of an overdose from drinking too much coffee. It’s rare. Withdrawals are painful but in my opinion that isn’t the definition of being harmed because you simply feel sick.

Same with Kratom. To date, no one has died from a Kratom overdose. IF someone dies from Kratom, it would be something VERY RARE to have happen. Kratom is scientifically proven to be 1,000 times less addicting and safer than morphine. Numbers do not lie.

The FDA, DEA, and media try so hard to paint Kratom a bad thing because it is a psychoactive substance and ANY psychoactive, technically alters the mind; but not to impairment, like they want you to believe. Caffeine is a psychoactive drug and also <<<technically>>>alters the mind. Stop trying to confuse people into thinking ‘psychoactive’ means impairment or intoxication.

My point is that stop being manipulated into thinking a psychoactive substance is bad or intoxicating. Because it’s ‘psychoactive’ it doesn’t mean it alters your mind to the point of impairment. If that were true, we as a society would be really a mess. Because look at these statistics ~

‘How many cups of coffee are consumed daily in the US?’

‘Coffee Statistics: 50% of the population, equivalent to 150 million Americans, drink espresso, cappuccino, latte, or iced/cold coffees.’

‘Coffee Shop Facts: Independent coffee shops equal $12 billion in annual sales. At the present time there are approximately 24,000 Coffee Shops across the country. Statistics show there will be approximately 50,000+ Coffee Shops within the years to follow. The average Espresso Drive-thru Business sells approximately 200-300 Cups of Espresso and Coffee Based Drinks per day.’

The average amount per person a day is 3 cups of coffee. ☕️

‘Caffeine is a stimulant, a bittersweet white crystalline organic water soluble, a methylxanthine alkaloid. It’s also one of the world’s widest consumed psychoactive drug.’

Kratom is a partial agonist, the same as coffee and caffeine. They both bind to receptors within the brain, therefore; they are classified as a psychoactive substance. Kratom has been demonized into making people think it’s something more than a tea leaf because so many people are benefiting from it. Big Pharma cannot get part of that profit. No one can because it’s a plant created from above. It’s a GIFT to human beings. ~ Respectfully Yours, Kam🍃

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7 thoughts on “Caffeine, A Psychoactive Drug ~

  1. Is this article sponsored by some idiot on facebook? Either way, everyone everywhere is addicted to something. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a drug, or an alkaloid, or a chemical, everyone is addicted to something. My wife is addicted to tv and fast internet. If either goes out, I hear about it and I get no piece until I fix it. I’m addicted to nicotine, although I am attempting to fix that. Kratom though … you could probably argue that I’m addicted to it because I take it daily, but I don’t see it that way. Regardless, I take it for chronic ongoing pain. You can argue with me and say that that pain isn’t real, but I still feel it, so I take the safest, most effective, over the counter remedy for it, in the cheapest possibl way I can, but it’s still an expense. Everything costs somebody something, nothing is free. If you take caffeine daily, it’s arguable that you’re addicted to it, but it’s legal so theree’s nothing I can do about it. Whether you are addicted or not is a matter of opinion and severity of medical symptoms, but you consume it, daily, or often. Almost every carbonated drink has caffeine. And most labels don’t make it obvious there is caffeine in something. But if you call somebody a drug addict because they take something you don’t agree with, then I’ll respond back that you are one as well. If you don’t like kratom, don’t touch it. But leave those of us who do take it out of your life. We dont’ come up to you and try to get your daily addictions banned, so don’t attempt to do the same to us. If you’re on opioids, good for you. We aren’t coming up to you trying to get your own addiction outlawed, so leave us alone. Kami is a busy person who is fighting for the legality of a plant she needs to function. I don’t think she’s addicted to it, but whetehr she is or not isn’t important. She isn’t harming anyone, least of all other people. Leave her alone. Leave us all alone.

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    1. Exactly…leave us and our plant alone brother. My point as you probably already know is that there are different degrees and forms of habits and addictions. My belief is that there are healthy habits same as dangerous ones. I believe that a habit is an addiction or can be one. It’s all about our mind and tricking it into doing what is good. Mind over matter sort of thing. But I’m getting off of the topic sort of. I believe that Kratom is a safe addiction if you gotta be addicted to something or have a habit or dependency… I think kratom is one of the safest substances to have that relationship with as per herbs or medications that can help with pain, depression, anxiety etc. Because the rest of the stuff have way worse side effects and risks for death and overdose. Kratom doesn’t kill people. If a person were to die from a Kratom overdose, it would be a VERY RARE THING.. as history has shown us so far. This herb has been around for thousands of years.


    2. I do agree with you. People need to stop judging us and this plant. I am a moderator for a very big group that is the MAT community (medication assisted treatment for people trying to get off of drugs) and it blows me away how so many either have a double standard or are completely in denial ..or ignorant to what exactly MAT IS and what they are putting inside their bodies. When they walk into a methadone clinic, or a recovery center it saddens me to know that that is their only option to be addicted to another full opioid agonist the same as what they are trying to be free of. In my eyes, it’s about the same as saying, ‘Here, take Norco so you can stop your Percocet habit.’ I don’t judge them but I refuse to let them bash Kratom or make ppl think it’s trading one drug for the other when they sit there taking a full opioid agonist called methadone. This plant IS NOT A FULL OPIOID AGONIST. Let’s call it for what it really is. A spade is a ♠️ spade not a ♥️heart. There is a SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE between Kratom a partial agonist as opposed to full opioid agonists. It’s just a fact. So, when someone transitions from heroin or methadone to Kratom they are ACTUALLY getting off of harder drugs. Hope you don’t mind the vent bro 😆


  2. note that I’m not intending to say that everyone on opioids is addicted, or ever will be. That was meant to try to head off the people on facebook who are against kratom at all costs. I believe people can take opioids without getting hooked, it’s just a bit difficult. We only want to be left alone to take our plant. We fight only because we see no other choice, if we do nothing it will get banned, or regulated, or controled in some fascion from somewhere, and we will lose access to it. This isn’t hurting the medical budgets of prescription drug companies except for the fact that they can’t proffit from kratom so they don’t like it. I’m not saying there’s a government conspiracy, or any kind of conspiracy at work, but we wish only to be left alone, and if the FDA, DEA, and news media would do so, we would happily leave them alone. We will also do the same with every single other person on this plannet, so long as they aren’t in our face because we do something they don’t do, and that we take something they don’t take. How would you react if we went into stores and tried to get such common medications as aspirin, motrin, tylenol, diphenhydramine, dextromethorphan, and naproxen banned by saying everyone who takes it is either an addict, or overinflating their pain? We’d be dangerously misinformed at best, and actively malicious at worst, because there would be absolutely no evidence for anything we’ve just said. Just leave us alone and we’ll leave you alone. We will happily help anyone who wants to take or find out about kratom, even defend them from attacks, but we do not force, subvert, coerce, or in any way try to force people to take what we take or think what we think, and I’m sick of having to state this out in as explicit a way as I can since this should be overwhelmingly obvious to anyone with a thinking brain.

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  3. oh no, not at all. Those two comments were my own vent, because I’ve been dealing with people who are negative about kratom since before I started advocating for it. That reporter, angela something, oh boy don’t get me started. Both I and the boston kraotm guy tore her apart, metaforically speaking. My mom is like most of the people you deal with on that MAT group, a drug that has the same effects is a drug and so on. Kratom is aood, at least in my opinion, but if you call it a drug, it’s a much better one than what your doctor can give you. There is an attack on kratom almost every day, and I can be diploatic, to a point, but once you push my hot buttons I can do a 180 and become very angry very fast. I’m just a person, a normal person who takes kratom, who has apparently decided I’m a kratom crusader, so I can’t just sit back when I hear that people are attacked. If I ever go up against the FDA, I might do kratom more harm than good, and I know it, so I try not to really allow myself to get angry, but I can only do it for so long.

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