Brandon Belgard is a plumber from California who began to have back problems after sports injuries and car accidents as a young man. Later he was diagnosed with a degenerative spinal disease called spondylosis. After using prescription opioids for a period of time he discovered kratom which he’s been using for the past five years. We also talk about other medicinal herbs that Brandon employs in his wellness routine: corydalis, akuamma, chuchuhuasi, incarvilea sinensis and two plants related to kratom called mitragyna hirsuta and mitragyna javanica. Brandon also talks about his experience with mescaline and other psychedelics.
Brandon is a moderator on the I Love Kratom forum at https://ilk.co/
Study referenced in this episode:
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 https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.594816/full
Music: Risey, “Memories of Thailand”
The Kratom Science Podcast is written and produced by Brian Gallagher for KratomScience.com
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