44. Biomedical Educator and Research Scientist Dr. Walter Prozialeck

Kratom Science
Kratom Science
44. Biomedical Educator and Research Scientist Dr. Walter Prozialeck
/

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 that he worked on in 2012, osteopathic medicine, kratom as it relates to COVID pain, sleep, whether or not kratom is an opioid, and the study he conducted about toxic metals found in samples of commercial kratom.

MUSIC
…Intro: Risey, “Memories of Thailand”
Outro…: Matt Charles “What’s Shaking?” (Matt Charles Prozialeck on harmonica) http://www.mattcharlesblues.com

STUDIES CITED in this episode:

Prozialeck W. C. (2016). Update on the Pharmacology and Legal Status of Kratom. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 116(12), 802–809. https://doi.org/10.7556/jaoa.2016.156
Full text link: https://jaoa.org/article.aspx?articleid=2094342

Prozialeck W. C. (2016). Update on the Pharmacology and Legal Status of Kratom. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 116(12), 802–809. https://doi.org/10.7556/jaoa.2016.156
Full text link: https://jaoa.org/article.aspx?articleid=2588524

Metastasio, A., Prevete, E., Singh, D., Grundmann, O., Prozialeck, W. C., Veltri, C., Bersani, G., & Corazza, O. (2020). Can Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) Alleviate COVID-19 Pain? A Case Study. Frontiers in psychiatry, 11, 594816. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.594816
Full text link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7717955/

Prozialeck, W. C., Edwards, J. R., Lamar, P. C., Plotkin, B. J., Sigar, I. M., Grundmann, O., & Veltri, C. A. (2020). Evaluation of the Mitragynine Content, Levels of Toxic Metals and the Presence of Microbes in Kratom Products Purchased in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17(15), 5512. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17155512
Full text link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7432033/

Singh, D., Narayanan, S., Vicknasingam, B. K., Prozialeck, W. C., Ramanathan, S., Zainal, H., & Harun, S. N. (2018). Severity of Pain and Sleep Problems during Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa Korth.) Cessation among Regular Kratom Users. Journal of psychoactive drugs, 50(3), 266–274. https://doi.org/10.1080/02791072.2018.1443234

The Kratom Science Podcast is written and produced by Brian Gallagher for KratomScience.com

3 thoughts on “44. Biomedical Educator and Research Scientist Dr. Walter Prozialeck”

  1. Hey Brian !
    Terrific episode…
    Lots of good information and eight questions asked …
    I am trying to taper and find it very difficult and I think I found some help here
    Scary thing about the heavy metals that may be in Kratom?!
    Keep up the good work !

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *