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14. Journal Club Q&A Part 1: Kratom and Liver Enzymes, Alcohol, Pain Management, and Serotonin

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14. Journal Club Q&A Part 1: Kratom and Liver Enzymes, Alcohol, Pain Management, and Serotonin
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Note: Nothing in this podcast or on KratomScience.com is intended to be medical advice, nor should it be taken as such. We’re not medical doctors. Please don’t listen to podcasts for advice on what you should or should not put in your body. For episode #14, Dr. Jonathan Cachat answers half of the remaining question …

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45. Dr. Abisheak Sharma, Pharmacokineticist and Kratom Researcher

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45. Dr. Abisheak Sharma, Pharmacokineticist and Kratom Researcher
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Dr. Abisheak Sharma studied pharmacy and pharmacokinetics in India before coming to the United States to research under kratom expert Dr. Bonnie Avery. He now researches kratom with Dr. Christopher McCurdy at University of Florida as part of the Translational Drug Development Core. Dr. Sharma addresses the concern with kratom and other drug interactions, improved …

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13. Journal Club: How Kratom Alkaloids Act on Brain Receptors

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13. Journal Club: How Kratom Alkaloids Act on Brain Receptors
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We all know the mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitraginine act on the mu-opioid receptor. But for episode #13 of Journal Club we talk about a study that looks closely at the binding affinity of various kratom alkaloids on the plethora of opioid and adrenergic receptors in the brain. How exactly does this work? How do different alkaloids …

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44. Biomedical Educator and Research Scientist Dr. Walter Prozialeck

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44. Biomedical Educator and Research Scientist Dr. Walter Prozialeck
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My guest is Dr. Walter Prozialeck. Originally from Johnstown, PA, Dr. Prozialeck is a biomedical educator and researcher at Midwestern University in Chicago, where he served as chair of the Department of Pharmacology from 1997 to 2018. He’s been studying kratom since 2012. We talk about one of the first research reviews published on kratom …

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12. Journal Club: Kratom Cultivation Studied

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12. Journal Club: Kratom Cultivation Studied
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This time Dr. Jonathan Cachat and I look at a study where a team from University of Florida cultivated 68 kratom trees in a greenhouse, gave them varying levels of fertilizer, and measured for biomass, chlorophyll, and alkaloid content. Dr. Jon talks about similar studies he did with cannabis, and we go into what that …

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43. Kratom Addiction w. Dr Cornel Stanciu and Dr. Thomas Penders

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43. Kratom Addiction w. Dr Cornel Stanciu and Dr. Thomas Penders
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My guests are two addiction psychiatrists, Dr. Cornel Stanciu and Dr. Thomas Penders. I responded to their webinar in episode 38. I thought they overstated the dangers of kratom and wondered why you’d prescribe buprenorphine for kratom withdrawals. We talk about that, and the topic of kratom addiction and addiction in general. Studies referenced to …

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11. Journal Club: Pivotal Mental States, Psychedelics, and Bio-Psycho-Social Studies

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11. Journal Club: Pivotal Mental States, Psychedelics, and Bio-Psycho-Social Studies
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This great Journal of Psychopharmacology article on “Pivotal Mental States” led to a wide ranging discussion with Dr. Jonathan Cachat about the bio-psycho-social study of mental states, use of psychedelics in a therapeutic setting, spirituality and religion, the rapidly changing modern mental landscape, positive mental attitude, and why the immensity, plasticity, and adaptability of the …

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42. Why We Consume Cannabis, Psychedelics, and Kratom with Dr. Zach Walsh

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42. Why We Consume Cannabis, Psychedelics, and Kratom with Dr. Zach Walsh
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Dr. Zach Walsh is a cannabis expert and psychology professor at University of British Columbia, where he was named 2020 Researcher of the Year in Health. We talk about kratom, cannabis, and psychedelics and their therapeutic, recreational, and medical use. Music: Risey “Memories of Thailand” Written and produced by Brian Gallagher for KratomScience.com

10. Journal Club: Kratom and Alcohol

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10. Journal Club: Kratom and Alcohol
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Happy Thanksgiving! The holidays after a rough year are always a great time to drink like a fish. In this episode we explore kratom and alcohol. Emerging testimony and research indicates kratom may be an effective harm reduction tool to cut down on alcohol consumption, withdrawal, and cravings. We read testimony from KratomScience.com commenters, then …

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41. Electrocution Recovery with Maxime Ruel

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41. Electrocution Recovery with Maxime Ruel
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My guest is Maxime Ruel from Quebec Canada. Max was a construction worker who was electrocuted on the job.. This led to extreme chronic pain that put him out of work. He eventually became homeless. After trying several medications he discovered kratom, which he says saved his life. This is Maxime Ruel, and this is …

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