In this segment we exploring Kratom and the accusation that it is the new heroin. When you think of Heroin, you think of addictive drugs like alcohol, cocaine and most recently opiate pain killers.
But there is a NEW war on drugs and it is ripe with corruption.
So, what is the new Heroin? Mitragyna Speciosa – commonly known as Kratom. The FDA has compared Kratom to heroin. The DEA even unsuccessful tried to BAN it as a schedule 1 drug. But guess what, Kratom is NOT an opiate, it is NOT addictive and most importantly, it is NOT unsafe.
It has been used for hundreds of years to treat chronic pain all around the world. In fact, it is from the same family as coffee. The leaves contain alkaloids that have similar effects to opiates without all of the side effects.
Kratom is not a threat, to MANY it is a miracle. It relieves pain and boosts mood without the risky side effects of opiates. In fact, as you watch this, it is being used to ween opiate addicts from their addictions.
It is time to wake up, pain killers are killing people. Kratom is an effective alternative.
So why the fight?
Why is Kratom being labeled as a demon plant?
It comes down to what makes the world go around.
Kratom is 100% natural and cannot be patented, thus, circumventing the pharmaceutical business model. The Pharmaceutical industry donated roughly $277 million dollars to political parties in 2017, they surely want a return on their investment.
Pain is a big business and the more people that safely use Kratom, avoid using prescricption drugs. Many of which are the ones that have created the opiate crisis in the first place.
Kratom is not a drug, it is a plant…. And it is incredibly effective for pain. It is saving lives and turning addicts into productive members of our society.
Natural supplements like Kratom are not “magic” and they do not work in every scenario, but you have the right to make an informed decision based on what is best for your health.