Kratom Blog Kickoff

Kratom Snippets April 24th

Welcome to our kratom blog kickoff!  We have decided to implement this “Kratom Truth Blog” through the Socratic Solutions website to keep our content up-to-date, relevant, more comprehensive, and dynamic. Something that really bothers us is all of the negative publicity surrounding kratom, especially given the fact that the vast majority of it is categorically false.  We are currently working on some other new informative/educational essays so this one will be kept short and will take a form closer to a link roundup.  This week’s discoveries:

  • Mitragyna speciosa: Balancing Potential Medical Benefits and Abuse is a short read with a pro-kratom perspective.  In this one, Genevieve M. Halpenny, Ph.D., discusses the importance of continuing kratom studies in an effort to help those with persistent pain issues.
  • Therapeutic potential of kratom, co-authored by Marc T. Swogger, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center, is also relatively short and discusses kratom as a popular self-medication for those with pain or those who want to escape the physiological dependence of dangerous opioid medications.
  • If you have about two minutes to spare, take a quick look at Motives for using Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa Korth.) among regular users in Malaysia hosted on ScienceDirect.  This will give you the abstract and summary of findings.  I have access to the full text through my university accounts, but of course I cannot publish it here without permission.  Visit the link for the major details, which are supportive of kratom.
  • Do you trust the CDC?  You may want to think again.  Checkout Kratom group: CDC report doesn’t show botanical caused deaths for a short reminder of why you should never take reports at face value, especially when the sources are inherently biased.
  • Finally, we have FOIA docs show FDA’s data on kratom deaths is complete propaganda, which discusses some of the most recent lies told by the FDA.  There is no doubt that making kratom a controlled substance would result in deaths and reduced quality of life for a growing number of Americans.  We cannot let fake science and fabricated, nonsensical “studies” blind us to the facts.

That’s all I have for now, but we will be operating this blog regularly moving forward.  Thanks for checking out our very first post, and feel free to reach out to us anytime.

– Ryan

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