The Right Dosage Of Kratom Capsules

 

The habitual taking of opiates causes alterations in the nervous system that make it necessary to take more drugs, not to obtain their narcotic effects, but to feel ¨normal¨. This fact is what triggers the addicion

 

Once the addiction is present, the will of the person can be altered, so that the day to day focuses on obtaining and consuming opioids. It is common for people, when they are in this phase, to feel out of control, as if they were dominated by drugs. For many of them, when this point is reached, treating dependence is an essential condition for regaining control of their actions and their health.

In the past, dependence on heroin had been linked to negative character traits such as weakness or immorality. Nowadays, thanks to the advances reached in the understanding of addictions, it is known that opioid dependence is a chronic medical disorder that can be conditioned by genetics. Thus, just as in the case of other chronic conditions of genetic origin such as diabetes or hypertension, opioid dependence can be treated.

Deaths related to opioid overdoses follow a worryingly growing trend in the United States and today represent more than 6 out of 10 fatal cases of drug abuse. From 2000 to 2017, more than half a million people died from drug abuse; every day 91 addicts die from opioid overdoses in the USA.

The US Center for Disease Prevention (CDC) published statistics regarding the current situation of drug use. Of a total of 20.5 million American adults who had a substance abuse episode in 2017, 2 million put their lives at risk for the abuse of legal drugs prescribed by doctors.

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with 60,403 deaths in 2015. Opioid addiction contributes enormously to this situation, generating approximately 24,101 per year.

The number of deaths associated with overdose of painkillers prescribed in 2017 was four times higher than the figures recorded in 2007, which is directly proportional to the increase in opiate drugs marketed in that period, which grew by 400 percent.

Oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine and fentanyl are powerful drugs that fall into the category of opioids, are widely used for the treatment of pain and are drugs that are increasingly associated with deaths from overdoses.

in 2017, 275 million prescriptions for opioids were issued, enough for each American to have his own bottle of pills. It is estimated that four out of five heroin addicts started using prescribed pain relievers. In a survey conducted in 2016, 94% of people treated for opioid addiction said they used heroin because the legal drugs prescribed are much more expensive and difficult to obtain.

Kratom, a plant originating in Southeast Asia, promises to position itself as a natural alternative to analgesics derived from opioids.

Unknown to the West until a decade ago, Kratom has been used for centuries in countries such as Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia as a natural stimulant and pain reliever. In the treatment of pain, its potent effects are similar to opioids, but unlike these, its side effects and addictive potential is much lower.

Myrraginine is the main active component of Kratom, this substance has a high affinity for opioid receptors, especially for the μ (mu) receptor, it also acts on the δ (delta) and κ (kapa) receptors, however its action in these last is less. The action on opioid receptors exerted by mitraginine and other alkaloids present in kratom allows this plant to be used to mitigate the effects of opioid withdrawal.

The use of Kratom in the treatment of opioid dependence became popular for several reasons. Being a natural product, many people consider it a safer and more affordable alternative compared to attending a hospital or a detoxification center. In addition, many users have found that Kratom is very effective in relieving symptoms of withdrawal such as restless legs, diarrhea, sweating, bone pain, fatigue and irritability. The duration of use, tolerance, and idiosyncrasy of the individual are factors that determine the success of Kratom in opiate withdrawal.

It is important to bear in mind that many studies are still needed to determine if the correct dosage of Kratom capsules, in this type of pathologies is completely safe. Some research has found that while kratom can be used to relieve withdrawal symptoms, its prolonged use can lead to its own withdrawal symptoms. Although it may be a safer substitute, it is not exactly a cure for drug / opiate addiction.

Despite its medicinal properties, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet approved the use of Kratom for therapeutic purposes. In fact, the DEA recently warned about the dangers posed by its consumption and warned of an imminent risk to public health, due in part to the increase in cases of poisoning that could be linked to the use of Kratom, causing 15 deaths in the last 3 years.

The American Medical Association proposes its exit from the market until more exhaustive studies are carried out on its secondary effects, especially considering that in Thailand it has been banned for decades for its potential to develop addiction and consequent abuse.

However, some experts say that its ban will only foment an illegal market to satisfy the growing demand for alternatives to opioids with the consequent risk to the health of millions of people due to the almost certain alteration of the product to obtain greater economic benefits, as is the case with numerous illegal drugs.