Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is NOT a synthetic drug. Kratom leaf comes from a tree that organically grows in the jungles across all of South East Asia. Farm labourers originally used it to help them get through a hard, long days work, farming the fields.
Kratom is a member of the Rubiaceae (coffee) family and is often used the same way. Drinking it in the mornings as a pick-me-up instead of coffee is a great way to wean yourself off caffeine. At a psychoactive level the only difference between kratom and coffee are the naturally occurring active alkaloids. The main active alkaloid in kratom is Mitragynine and Caffeine is the psychoactive substance naturally occurring in coffee.
In 2001 we imported kratom into the UK. Being the first company to offer UK kratom commercially. Kratom has been available in the UK ever since. We had no idea at that time M.speciosa would gain a worldwide following. It has been widely reported to help manage pain and combat anxiety. We’re in the middle of a global opiate addiction crisis and many customers find that they can kick their opiate addiction without the awful side effects. Users have inundated us with their positive experiences since day one. We have testimonials that report, kratom has given hope where everything else had failed.
Does Kratom have Health Benefits?
My first experience with the effects of kratom came from an unknown stranger who suffered with chronic fibromyalgia. I received a very excited call from a young man who told me what he had experienced. Young man explained to me for the past 3 years he had not been outside of his flat and only did so when he had to. Usually every two weeks to cash his gyro. He was too ill to be employable burdening the welfare system, which was no fault of his own.
A friend bought some kratom and explained it’s from the coffee family and was supposed to pick you up. To his surprise it did pick him up but he went on to say. While using kratom he found that 90% of his symptoms had vanished and for the first time in years he felt normal.
Kratom is Not a Miracle Cure
He explained it was raining that day, but he could not wait to go outside, without fear. Kratom is not a miracle cure, however, young man reiterated that kratom was his best option. After years of being at the mercy of his doctor he said ‘there may be some hope at last’.
It would be wise to sit back and look at facts before we decide to ban something we do not fully understand. Botanists and scientists test natural plant based alkaloids for study, sometimes these are discovered by chance. This is a case in point.
Furthermore, there are many undiscovered naturally occurring alkaloids in unknown flora from around the world. Why ban something with proven benefits? Because, it was in the middle of a synthetic legal highs crisis? We need to nurture all botanicals and learn from them. As a matter of fact, we have already learnt a lot about kratom’s effects. Anyone can search the internet and see it has natural beneficial properties. Grant us, ‘freedom of choice’ with this botanical.