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Happy 4/20! Every American should have the right to grow plant medicine

Every American should have the right to grow their own plant medicine in their backyard, greenhouse, or inside their residence. Plants including kratom, poppies, cannabis, and psilocybin mushrooms should be just as legal to grow as coffee, sunflowers, tomatoes, and shiitakes. The right to have a plant medicine garden could be protected just as the …

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Teenager Attempts Suicide by Swallowing 45 Kratom Capsules

In a 2020 case report, a teenage girl intentionally overdosed on 45 kratom capsules (500mg each = 22.5 grams or 4/5 ounce). After suffering from severe depression, the 15 year old obtained the capsules from her father, and swallowed them in an attempted suicide. On exam, patient complained of dry mouth, dizziness, restlessness, palpitations, nausea, …

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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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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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Kratom and Alcoholism

Scientists have found evidence that kratom can help alleviate opioid withdrawal and cut down on cravings for recovering opiate addicts. Emerging research and experiential testimony indicates that kratom also cuts down on alcohol cravings and in some cases eliminates the desire to drink altogether. In a 2011 case study in European Psychiatry, researchers found “The …

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Is Kratom a Drug?

Is kratom a drug, a medicinal herb, a dietary supplement, a “safe food”, a tea? These terms have a whole lot to do with social perception, a little to do with legal issues, and nothing to do with science. Kratom is a shrub that grows natively in Southeast Asia. Botanically, kratom comes from the Rubiaceae …

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37. Sober October Starts Early

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Just me this time around. I talk about a soon-to-be-released document I’ve been working on through COVID that’s 200 pages of kratom testimonials from over 800 consumers who posted to KratomScience.com. I talk about a study on kratom and metabolism I blogged about here https://www.kratomscience.com/2020/09/22/study-shows-mitragynine-metabolizes-into-7-hydroxomitragynine/. And I talk about my own history of drinking alcohol …

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1. Kratom Science Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat

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1. Kratom Science Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
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Dr. Jonathan Cachat joins Kratom Science Podcast host Brian Gallagher to talk about kratom research. Each episode we pick a study about kratom published in a peer-reviewed journal. This week we discuss “Patterns and Reasons for Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) Use among Current and Former Opioid Poly-Drug Users” published in Journal of Ethnopharmacology, March 2020. Full …

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Kratom Stories: Joe Turner from Georgia

“Kratom Stories” is a weekly profile on KratomScience.com of those who use kratom to get through pain, disease, or drug addiction. DM us on Twitter @kratomscience or email Brian at [email protected] if you would like to tell your story.   KratomScience.com: How long have you been using kratom? Joe Turner:  I’ve been using kratom for almost 4 years. KS: …

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