If an individual is predisposed to addiction, Kratom like caffeine, cigarettes or any other substance can become habit forming. A small number of people have become dependent on Kratom, primarily in Thailand. Kratom is not habit forming when it is used responsibly and in moderation.
Depending on a person's preference, Kratom can be taken by several means. In Indonesia, Malaysia and Malaysia floristic regions, a fresh Kratom leaf was often chewed after removing the leaves vein. This method was also done with dried leaves but the indigenous people preferred to crush the leaf into a powder and then swallowed. Crushed Kratom leaves were often made into a tea and then ingested as well.
There are 40 compounds found in Kratom leaves including many alkaloids such as mitragynine (once thought to be the primary active constituent), mitraphylline, and 7-hydroxymitragynine. Other active chemicals include raubasine and some yohimbe alkaloids such as corynantheidine. Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) also contains at least one alkaloid called rhynchophylline (NMDA antagonist) that is a calcium channel blocker.
Kratom is legal in the United States. With the exception of laws passed in Wisconsin, Vermont, Tennessee and Indiana, Kratom is legal in the other 46 states. Bare in mind that these laws were passed based on nothing more than speculation and misinformation.
FACT: Kratom has improved the quality of life for countless individuals living within the borders of these four states, and because of ignorant and uniformed state leadership, these American Citizens will no longer be able to legally benefit from this all-natural tree leaf.
Although the DEA, as is done with nearly all popular new supplements, put Kratom on it's items of concern, it was done over 4 years ago, it was found not to cause harm. Many states classify Kratom as a food product. Kratom is illegal in Australia, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), and Thailand.
When only Kratom is taken, not mixed with any other drugs, the greatest risk is falling asleep or if vomiting when consumed in excessively large amounts. It is NEVER recommended to drive while under the influence of Kratom or any other substance, even if you feel alert. The possible side effect of sleepiness may be experienced without warning. As with anything, always use Kratom in moderation and use common sense. Do not drive any vehicle while under the influence of Kratom or any other substance, nor use power tools, climb ladders or use Kratom against the recommendation of licensed physician.
When looking to purchase Kratom, bear in mind that it can be somewhat challenging when facing tons of websites choose from. A good practice when choosing your Kratom vendor is to, obviously, look at their website and see if there is a phone number listed on a contact page. If not, you may want to try another site.