Kratom Pill Effects
Sold in online stores, head shops and smoke shops across the United States, kratom pills have been rising in popularity as a legal “natural high,” sexual stimulant, and herbal remedy. As the DEA has yet to define the legal status of kratom pills, people may be wondering whether or not this herbal drug is safe to use. Because not much is definitively known about the possible dangers of prolonged kratom pill use, the drug should be approached with caution.
Once kratom started to be synthesized and made into powder and pill forms, its high dose effects became more apparent. While it has mild effects at low doses, more like a stimulant, higher doses lead to effects that are similar to those one would get from opioids or sedatives. As a result, many people struggling with opioid addiction have started to take kratom pills as an alternative to opioids. Some have even started to use kratom pills to help deal with the withdrawal symptoms caused by other opioid drugs.
However, many states have either scheduled the drug at the local level or banned the sale of kratom pills. The scientific and medical community has yet to reach any sort of consensus on the safety of the drug or its place in medicinal use. Furthermore, the lack of any kind of regulation and oversight into its manufacture and packaging makes it unsafe for consumers, if only for the fact that you never really know what is in a particular kratom pill. Until more research is conducted, kratom pills should be avoided.
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