Introducing the New “Anti-Opioid” for Pain Relief
Kratom has actually been around for centuries, and has been used in ancient medicine as well frequently for years. It’s not the same as opioids, but it does actually inhibit and connect to opioid receptors in our bodies much the same. However, it is from a tree that was found in the fields of eastern Asia by the workers who would chew the leaves from time to time to alleviate pain, increase energy levels, and feel good at the same time. In recent years, it has made its way into many online stores and is available in both pill and powder form (for making a tea), and has even been used as a natural alternative to opioid addiction, and chronic pain relief.
What are the Side Effects?
Unfortunately just like anything that is taken in excess, or makes us feel good, kratom can be habit forming because well… we like to feel good. Many people however have had chronic pain alleviated by taking kratom and being totally fine with being depended on it. The withdrawals from kratom though can be cured a lot faster and aren’t as severe as they may be with other drugs. You can easily taper yourself off of it as well.
Positive things about kratom:
- Abrupt Relief of Pain
Enhancing Your Mood
- Helping Relieve Anxiety and Improve Relaxation
- Stimulates Your Mind
- pH Balance from numerous alkaloids
- Can help with opioid withdrawals.
Negative aspects of kratom:
- You can have withdrawals if you become physically dependent on it.
- Can cause nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, increased urination, or constipation.
- Kratom may not be legal in your state.
Despite some of the negative things that media has said about it, kratom has been very effective in many studies on relieving chronic pain and illnesses, as well as helping people with many of their anxiety problems. Not only that, but the euphoric feeling that people get has been listed as extremely enjoyable, so it’s no wonder why some government officials have tried to stop the use of it. But with everything you can benefit from, if it’s legal in your state, you may want to give it a try and see if it works for you. When it comes to how you want to treat your pain, the choice is entirely up to you.