When its started talking about kratom in the media, it was often described in a negative way and it was associated with other substances to which it had nothing to do. At that time, Kratom was not well-known in the West, and some misunderstandings arose on this basis. Often journalists equate kratom with opiates, talk about the abuse and drug effects of this substance and have a negative attitude towards the people who use it. Therefore, we present the most common misconceptions about kratom that have appeared in the media over the past few years.
Misconception 1: Kratom is a substance with negative effects.
When kratom is rarely used, its effects have no negative consequences. Kratom has never been the cause of a traffic accident, death, or any other form of social anomaly. Kratom cannot be called a cause of crime, as it does not cause violent behavior. Kratom does not encourage people to go beyond what is permissible and commit violations. Kratom is also not an “alternative to street drugs”. Those who wanted to use kratom as an “illegal drug” get frustrated and probably switch to something else. Kratom users are mostly middle-aged, highly educated people who accept it as an alternative to combat depression, anxiety, pain, drug addiction and other ailments.
Misconception 2: Kratom is not safe.
If thousands of years of safe use is not sufficient proof of the safety of kratom, then this can also be confirmed by scientific reports. Compared to prescription stimulants, kratom is much safer. In addition, kratom also contains many beneficial compounds that act as immunostimulants, antioxidants, analgesics, vasodilators, and antitussives. Again, given the number of people who use kratom, how many incidents of negative exposure have been reported? No one!
Misconception 3: Kratom is addictive.
Kratom can be addictive in some cases. The potential addiction to kratom is exactly the same as that of coffee. People drink coffee more because they like the subtle rise in caffeine. They like it because they drink coffee more often. After people have been accustomed to drinking coffee for a certain amount of time, it may seem a little difficult at first glance to give it up. The same happens with kratom.
Misconception 4: Kratom is irrelevant in medicine.
Kratom is an excellent pain reliever. Kratom does not have hepatotoxic effects, like paracetamol and other pain relievers, which have a high risk of addiction, provoke mental and emotional numbness, because they contain opiates. For most people, this is the best pain reliever they have been looking for, and it allows them to restore vitality and relieve chronic pain.
Kratom is a general stimulant and an effective anxiolytic agent. Although not a definitive remedy for long-term depression or anxiety, it is excellent for short-term depressive moods and has no risks or side effects.
Kratom is an effective assistant in the fight against drug addiction. For many people, it is still the only effective substance. Many people have used kratom for alcohol or heroin addiction to regain control of their lives. It, for example, contains a special compound that has the ability to eliminate addiction and addiction.
Misconception 5: Kratom is illegal in Thailand, where it comes from.
This is often used in the media as a kind of cautionary tale: if kratom is illegal there, then why should it be legal here? The traditional use of kratom in Thailand dates back to the early stages of human development. One of its traditional uses was as an alternative to combat opium addiction, which resulted in a controversy that led to the plant being banned in Thailand in 1943. The ban had much to do with corruption and very little to care for public health.
Today, the number of people who apply to lift the ban on the use of kratom is growing rapidly. Referring to the director of the National Institute of Thai Traditional Medicine in Bangkok, P. Sapcharoen, who stated that kratom “can be recommended for getting rid of opiate addiction and for patients suffering from depression.” And a recent report by the International Institute of Thai Narcotics Control concluded that “Kratom is an integral part of Southern Thai culture.”
Given the latest statements, it is surprising that Western media are not discovering the true nature of kratom, especially since the number of people who observe the beneficial effects of this plant is growing rapidly.
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