• What is kratom and why is its safety being questioned?

    What is kratom and why is its safety being questioned?0

    The herbal supplement kratom regularly causes serious side effects and doesn’t appear safe for use, a new study argues.

    Kratom, made from the leaves of a Southeast Asian plant, is usually used to treat pain and addiction. But poison control centre data shows it has been tied to seizures, withdrawal, hallucinations, agitation and rapid heart rate, researchers report.

    Acts on opioid receptors

    Kratom is “probably not something that’s safe enough to be available as an herbal supplement”, concluded lead researcher William Eggleston, a clinical assistant professor with the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy in New York.

    Kratom contains compounds that act on the opioid receptors in the brain and the body, according to the US National Institute on Drug Abuse.… Continue reading.

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  • Naperville could ban sales of ‘drug of concern’ kratom

    Naperville could ban sales of ‘drug of concern’ kratom0

    A substance listed as a “drug of concern” by the FDA soon could be banned in Naperville.

    The city council on Tuesday is set to consider prohibiting the sale of a plant-based substance called kratom, which is derived from the leaves of a tropical evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Approval of the ban would make Naperville the third city in Illinois to forbid kratom sales, following Alton and Jerseyville, according to a memo from Jennifer Lutzke, senior assistant city attorney.… Continue reading.

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  • Kratom regulation bill introduced by Ohio state representative

    Kratom regulation bill introduced by Ohio state representative0

    Kratom regulation bill introduced by Ohio state representative | NBC4 WCMH-TV
























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