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Journal Club #20: Cholesterol Study on Kratom Users in Thailand

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Journal Club #20: Cholesterol Study on Kratom Users in Thailand
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A new study from Thailand (La-up, 2021) found traditional users of kratom had elevated levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL or “good” cholesterol) and low levels of triglycerides. In the largest recent study of its kind, researchers recruited 581 participants, half kratom consumers, and half who did not consume kratom as a control group. Though the …

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Journal Club #10: Kratom and Alcohol

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Journal Club #10: 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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37. Sober October Starts Early

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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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