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86. Dr. Walt Prozialeck Returns to talk about Lead (Pb) in Kratom

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86. Dr. Walt Prozialeck Returns to talk about Lead (Pb) in Kratom
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Walt Prozialeck returns to discuss his new article published in the journal Toxics, “Public Health Implications and Possible Sources of Lead (Pb) as a Contaminant of Poorly Regulated Kratom Products in the United States”. We talk about the dangers of high levels of Pb exposure, how even moderate doses in some products can cause toxicity …

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Possible causes of kratom-related liver toxicities and deaths

Herb-induced liver injury (HILI) is “a rare adverse reaction associated with the consumption of herbal products”. A review published in 2020 found 12,068 cases of herb-induced liver injury worldwide, as well as 46,266 cases of liver injury induced by the use of drugs (Teschke et al., 2021). Herbal and dietary supplements contribute to 20% of …

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Interview with Dr. Christopher McCurdy and Dr. Brian Pearson on the History and Future of Kratom Plant Science and Pharmacology

This interview is a transcript of Kratom Science Podcast #69 Kratom Science: I want to start off with Dr. McCurdy. You were originally with University of Mississippi. That university is known for the only federally legal cannabis farm. You started to study kratom around 2004, and I’m just wondering how you became interested in kratom? …

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78. Journalist Anthony Roberts: Working on A Leaf of Faith, FOIA’ing the DEA and FDA, and Kratom as NDI

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78. Journalist Anthony Roberts: Working on A Leaf of Faith, FOIA’ing the DEA and FDA, and Kratom as NDI
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Anthony Roberts is a journalist, author of two books on steroids, and and an expert in the field of performance enhancing drugs, dietary supplements, and physical training. He researched interview subjects for the 2018 Chris Bell documentary A Leaf of Faith. We talk about making the movie, grieving parents who target drugs for banning, what …

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69. Dr. Christopher McCurdy and Dr. Brian Pearson on the Future of Kratom

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69. Dr. Christopher McCurdy and Dr. Brian Pearson on the Future of Kratom
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Dr. Chris McCurdy is a medicinal chemist who has done groundbreaking research on kratom since 2004, starting at the University of Mississippi. In 2017 Dr. McCurdy moved to the University of Florida College of Pharmacy where he continues his research today with an expert team of pharmacologists, unlocking the function of kratom’s many alkaloids and …

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Does the FDA want to control kratom because they know it’s safe?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been an outspoken enemy of legal kratom since 2012. The FDA’s official stance on kratom as of 2019 has been to warn Americans that kratom is a dangerous drug that should never be consumed. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use Mitragyna speciosa, …

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The Big Dietary Supplements Industry Wants to Ban Kratom

Import Alert Imposed During Natural Products Association CEO’s Tenure at FDA The Natural Products Association (NPA) describes itself as the “leading trade association for dietary supplements”. Its board members include representatives from massive “nutraceuticals” manufacturers, big names like GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, and Nature’s Way (subsidiary of pharma giants Schwabe), Danisco (subsidiary of Dupont), and chemical …

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48. Plant Medicine from Food Waste with Andrew Tait

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48. Plant Medicine from Food Waste with Andrew Tait
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Andrew Tait from Vancouver BC Canada got his PhD in chemistry at the University of British Columbia and founded Tait Labs in 2011. He studied traditional Chinese medicine and “realized a need to apply scientific rigor to traditional medicines in order prove their potency, safety and efficacy in the treatment of a wide range of …

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