Kratom- The Cure to Opium Slavery
In the documentary “A Leaf of Faith,” writer and director Chris Bell announces kratom as an alternative cure for the opioid epidemic. This documentary explores Kratom which has been proposed as an alternative to today’s opioid painkillers. The documentary explores Kratom and the reasons why it is exactly what is needed during the opioid epidemic.
The kratom is a tropical evergreen tree belonging to the coffee family. It is native to Southeast Asia (predominantly found in Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia and Malaysia). These cultures have cultivated kratom since the nineteenth century for its numerous health benefits. Kratom is commonly used in traditional medicine which has an opioid-like properties to treat pain relief. It too has sedative and stimulant effects. Kratom is as an alternative to opioid painkillers.
The Case with Opioids
Opioids are a diverse class of moderately strong painkillers, including oxycodone (commonly sold under the trade names OxyContin and Percocet), hydrocodone (known as Vicodin and Norco), and a very strong painkiller, Fentanyl, which is synthesized to resemble other opiates such as opium-derived morphine and heroin. The United States leads in abuse of prescription and non-prescription opium and opioid where 90% of the world’s opium is consumed. The rapid increase in the use of prescription and non-prescription drugs in the United States and Canada began in the late 1990’s and continuously rose the next three decades. The rate at which painkillers resulted in deaths in the United States is alarming. What if there was an alternative just as effective as opium without the negative side effects, addiction or withdrawal symptoms? Kratom is an option for the cure to this large opium outbreak.
Chris bell proclaims that living on the use of prescription drugs and Opium is slavery! Many people believe slavery is a tragedy of our past, but opioids are a representation of slavery that can be eliminated with kratom. Kratom has saved many lives from the opioid epidemic, giving people their lives back after several years of opioid slavery. Opium depresses the nervous system and slows down the body’s functions, resulting in a slow physical and mental ability. Opioid addiction causes brain damage that stops your body from producing its own natural painkiller, also affecting the body from being able to naturally manage pain. Kratom does all that painkillers do but without the risk of addiction or other deadly withdrawal symptoms. A large number of users have come to support the claim that kratom can save you from opioid slavery.
Kratom Health Benefits
Kratom has a potential to exert a strong and powerful physical effect on the human body. Several researches and studies indicate that kratom have great numerous therapeutic benefits, ranging from a pain reliever to energy booster. A lot of people have been saved by kratom as it is a natural remedy. Kratom can be used to treat various ailments including digestive issues, chronic pain, and withdrawal management from opium dependence. Kratom can be used for pain relief and even treat post-traumatic stress disorder. It also has anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive (to lower blood pressure), antipyretic (to lower fever), antitussive, it can be used as a local anesthetic agent and an antidiarrheal agent.
Kratom can affect the brain in a similar manner to opioids and other stimulants. Studies have shown that Kratom contains over 25 known alkaloids including mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. The two alkaloid compounds 7-α-hydroxymitragynine and mitragynine interact with brain receptors to produce pleasure, sedation, and also decrease pain when consumed in large amounts.
Kratom Manages Pain and Boost Energy
Users have succeeded in using kratom to manage pain and boost energy. In low doses, this powerful leaf works as a stimulant to increase energy and focus. It makes users feel more sociable and less anxious. A small dose of kratom can have a stimulant effect within 10 minutes after use and last over 1 hour. The optimal effect of kratom manifests about 1-2 hours after use. Kratom intake during an empty stomach can result in heightened effect. When use after a meal, it can have a delayed manifestation between 1 hour or more. When taken at higher doses, its effects last up to 8 hours that can be used as a sedative.
The duration at which kratom stays in the body system depends on important factors such as age, body mass, genetics, health and diet. It takes a long time to eliminate Kratom in older users due to some factors such as age-related changes, renal function, and drug to drug interactions. It is safe to assumed that users above 65 year-old will retain kratom in their body system longer than in younger users. Mitragynine, one of the active components of kratom is very fat soluble, which makes users with a high-fat percentage able to retain kratom metabolites longer (compared to users with lower body fat.) Lower body fat will enhance quick elimination in users.
The Many Form of Kratom
Kratom is now available in many forms such as a crushed powder, capsule, or oil. You can simply mix the powder into hot water, take it dry by the spoonful, or mix with herbal teas. Some users find Kratom bitter, so they prefer to mix it into a juice, smoothie or milkshake to mask the taste. You can try some of our favorite recipes in our article “Kratom Recipes and Preparation Methods.”
Kratom is the safe alternative to fight against opioids. The leaf of faith, has great pharmacological and therapeutic properties that deserve to be explored further. Natural herbs such as kratom offer a safe alternative to synthetic drugs with immediate and long-term results. We should join to say NO to opioid painkillers. Kratom is here to help take control back of your life!
From one kratom lover to another, we hope you find this information helpful!