Kratom and Opioids and Big Cities

During the 1970s, heroin addicts littered the streets of most major metropolitan cities–New York City, Los Angeles, Detroit, San Fransisco–but it was expensive and often hard to find. In addition,the establishment of methadone clinics helped thousands of heroin addicts stay clean as the “drug of choice” switched from heroin to cocaine in the 1980s.

Thirty years later, heroin has returned with a vengeance in both urban and rural areas as the primary culprit behind drug overdoses and deaths. But why heroin and why now?

The City of Chicago v. Big Pharma

Five of the biggest pharmaceutical companies were slapped with a 120-page complaint filed in Chicago’s Cook County Circuit Court recently that claims they “overstated the benefits of opioid painkillers for treating common pains and downplayed the risk of addiction, overdose and death” (www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/03/us-usa-drugs-lawsuit-idUSKBN0EE23J20140603).

A press released published on the City of Chicago’s official website contains Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel’s official statement regarding the lawsuit:

“For years, big pharma has deceived the public about the true risks and benefits of highly potent and highly addictive painkillers in order to expand their customer base and increase their bottom line. This has led to a dramatic rise in drug addiction, overdose and diversion in communities across the nation, and Chicago is not immune to this epidemic. Today, we’re saying enough is enough–it’s time for these companies to end these irresponsible practices and be held accountable for their deceptive actions” (http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/mayor/press_room/press_releases/2014/may/city-of-chicago-sues-big-pharma-for-deceptively-marketing-highly.html).

Lawyers working for a Washington, D.C. firm called Cohen, Milstein, Sellers and Toll are representing Chicago and claim that pharmaceutical companies manufacturing narcotic analgesics such as Percocet, Hydrocodone and Oxycontin, have cost the city of Chicago over $10 mlllion. Expenditures incurred from the city’s heroin epidemic include unpaid emergency room visits, counseling services, recovery programs and other events associated with heroin addiction and criminal activity surrounding street drug culture.

Defendants named in the case are Cephalon, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals (Johnson & Johnson), Actavis, Purdue Pharma and Endo Health Solutions, Inc. All five of these companies manufacture and sell narcotic analgesics that are highly addictive. Moreover, by targeting the same brain receptors that heroin targets and producing similar physical and emotional effects, people who find their painkillers suddenly taken away because their doctor no longer prescribes the medication quickly discover that heroin gives them the same “high” that prescription painkillers provide.

Purdue Pharma and OxyContin

One of the pharmaceutical companies named in the lawsuit–Purdue Pharma–had already been sued once by the U.S. Department of Justice. In 2007, after the dangers of OxyContin (made by Purdue) became evident after thousands of people became addicted, overdosed or died from abusing OxyContin, the USDJ won their case against Purdue, forcing them to pay over $600 million to settle civil and criminal charges. Allegations that Purdue mislead physicians, regulators and patients regarding OxyContin’s potential for abuse and addiction were substantiated in court and forced Purdue to reissue an “improved” version of OxyContin that supposedly made it harder for people to abuse the drug (www.allgov.com/news/controversies/chicago-sues-drug-companies-over-painkiller-marketing-140610?news=853367).

City of Chicago v. Purdue Pharma et al, Cook County Circuit Court

Chicago’s lawsuit against Purdue et al includes the following allegations:

“Defendants knowingly and voluntarily engaged in a scheme to promote the widespread use of opioids for the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain directly through their own publications and employees, and indirectly, through seemingly independent thought-leaders,advocacy groups, and professional societies, by making, funding, suggesting, editing, approving,and distributing untrue, false, and misleading statements and representations to doctors and patients” (http://www.fdanews.com/ext/resources/files/06/06-03-14-Chicago.pdf)

Purdue Pharma lost once already in court for pushing dangerous painkillers into the marketplace and attorneys representing Chicago are no doubt certain they will win this case against the unethical practice of “profit over people”.

The Cost of Addiction

What big pharmas do to make billions of dollars from selling addictive painkillers to physicians and the public is perform half-hearted clinical studies on these drugs, alter statistical information to make their drugs appear safe and effective and get the FDA to approve the drugs. However, near-bankrupt cities like Chicago cannot handle the costs involved with rampant addiction–violent crime, homeless addicts, recovery programs paid for by the state and unpaid emergency room visits. And they are starting to fight back against legal drugs that inflict the same kind of physical and emotional damage caused by illegal drugs.

Non-Addictive, Organic Kratom Provides Natural Pain Relief

Kratom has been used for centuries by indigneous people living in southeast Asia for relieving pain, increasing energy levels, improving mental alertness, soothing anxiety and easing symptoms of depression. Containing rich amounts of phytochemicals and anxiodants that act like analgesics but do not have the narcotic qualities found in presciption pain killers, Kratom capsules and Kratom powder (used to make tea) are rapidly being discovered by people who want pain relief but do not want use addictive, harmful drugs made by deceptive pharmaceutical companies. In addition, you can buy Kratom wholesale as an effective, affordable and more importantly, safe alternative to painkillers that are now considered by addiction psychiatrists, physicians and even some FDA officials as gateway drugs to heroin.

Pharmacueticals and Kratom Industry

Even though pharmaceutical companies continue perpetuating false information about Kratom, this powerfully effective medicinal herb is rapidly becoming the most popular alternative to prescription pain medications that are expensive and dangerously addictive. Not only is Kratom great for relieving the pain of arthritis conditions, migraines and everyday muscle strain, it is also proving to be superior at lifting depressed moods, calming anxiety and helping insomniacs sleep through the night than antidepressants and sleeping pills.

Scientific and Medical Research Results Involving Kratom

Established facts about Kratom that big pharma industries attempt to conceal behind misleading information include:

Clinical studies show Kratom has distinct anti-inflammatory, anti-tussive (cough), anti-hypertensive and anti-diarrheal effects. In addition, Kratom also promotes blood glucose regulation to help diabetics control symptoms of high blood sugar.

The versatility of Kratom is enhanced by its dose-dependent effects. For example, users who wish to increase energy levels, elevate mood and eliminate pain take lower doses of Kratom while users wanting relief from anxiety, panic attacks, severe pain and insomnia consume higher doses of Kratom.

Kratom is a highly effective medication for helping opioid addicts overcome their addiction to heroin, morphine and prescription pain killers. Unlike methadone or bupropion, which cause heroin addicts to simply become dependent on a prescribed medication, Kratom reduces the severity of withdrawal symptoms (fever, chills, anxiety, muscle aches/pains) so that recovery is much less painful and more likely to be successful and long-term.

Contrary to what pharmaceutical companies and their researchers want you to believe, Kratom is not an addictive substance. In fact, Kratom is comparable to coffee in the way we “need” to drink a cup of coffee every morning. Caffeine is a highly addictive substance but you don’t hear the media condemning coffee, do you? Of course not! Any information about Kratom that attempts to label the herb as just another “legal high” is pandering to big pharma insiders who do not want it to be known that Kratom is indeed a safe, effective alternative to synthetic chemicals that do more harm to your body than good.

Kratom is Legal in Europe and the U.S.

It is legal to sell and buy Kratom wholesale in Europe and the U.S. You cannot get in any kind of legal trouble for purchasing or using Kratom because the alkaloids in Kratom leaves are not listed in the U.S. CSA (Controlled Substance Act). No prescription is needed to buy Kratom and no laws have been enacted to prevent you from ordering it online.

Pain Relief Without Side Effects

The ability of Kratom to relieve pain really scares pharmaceutical companies, since they make billions of dollars off the suffering of people affected by chronic pain. Morever, the pain medications manufactured in big pharma laboratories are highly addictive because they are essentially opioids that bind to pain receptors in the brain associated with addiction. Narcotic painkillers like Oxycodone and Percocet also stimulate an unnaturally excessive release of endorphins, which triples the addictive quality of any painkilling drug.

Within one week of taking prescribed pain medications, patients can develop a dependence on the drug that, in many cases, leads to heroin addiction and even death.

Kratom offers natural and affordable pain relief without the dangers associated with prescription pain relievers. This organic herb accomplishes this because of the beneficial alkaloids contained in the leaf that targets different pain receptors not involved with the process of addiction. Instead of binding to the mu and delta opioid brain receptors implicated in addiction, Kratom’s alkaloids bind only to delta opioid receptors, eliminating the risk of a dangerous addiction. As reported by objective researchers studying Kratom’s health benefits, Kratom is no more addictive than coffee.

Depression, Anxiety and Panic Disorders

According to a report by the Harvard Medical School, the rate of antidepressant use between 1988 and 2008 increased by 400 percent! Not only does that translate into serious mental health problems for many U.S. citizens but it also means that pharmaceutical companies pushing pills like Zoloft, Paxil and Effexor are making billions of dollars from the sale of antidepressants known to produce severe side effects.

When taken in higher doses, Kratom calms, soothes and greatly reduces feelings of anxiety and panic. Without causing the bothersome side effects associated with prescription antidepressents–specifically migraine headache, insomnia, dizziness, upset stomach and disturbing thoughts and dreams–Kratom alleviates depression by making users experience mild euphoria, increased energy and an improved ability to focus on and complete tasks.

5 Great Reasons Kratom is Good For You Physically, Mentally and Emotionally

1. Kratom contains no synthetic chemicals, toxic preservatives, carcinogenic coloring or flavorings. It is natural, safe and organic, grown in the forests of rural southeast Asia.

2. In addition to relieving many medical conditions, Kratom also enhances your immune system because it is rich in epicatechin, an antioxidant known for its anti-viral and anti-hypertensive qualities. An optimally functioning immune system is the best defense against sickness, cancer and chronic diseases.

3. Kratom users report that consuming smaller doses of Kratom relieves their sinusitis and allergy symptoms better than synthetic antihistamines. They get fast results without suffering the drowsiness, headache and dry mouth caused by over the counter and prescription medications.

4. When you need your brain to work like a steel trap due to an overdue work project or other important assignment, Kratom can give you the energy, motivation and focusing abilities demanded of a complicated and involved project.

5. Instead of taking ibuprofen or acetiminophen (known to cause liver and kidney problems), Kratom users drink warm Kratom tea to reduce fever, aches and chills associated with the flu. Not only does Kratom help them get through the day, it also lets them get a restful eight hours of sleep when ill or suffering insomnia.

How is Kratom Taken?

Available in loose-leaf or capsule form, Kratom has a long shelf-life and will not lose its potency while in storage. Although capsules are convenient and easy to carry, some Kratom users enjoy sipping tea made of crushed tea leaves flavored with lemon or mint. First-time users can discover how much Kratom they need to consume for relief of specific conditions by taking one, two or three capsules and evaluating the effects. Since each individual is different chemically and metabolically, each person will require varying amounts of Kratom to provide desired results.

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Thai Kratom and USA

Why is Kratom Illegal in Thailand But Not the United States?

Although the Kratom tree is native to Thailand and has been used for centuries by Thais for its powerful medicinal benefits, the government of Thailand officially made Kratom illegal for consumption in 1943, with the passage of the Kratom Act. However, criminalizing the use of Kratom had nothing to do with its purported “psychoactive” affects on the brain but more to do with the levying of taxes at that time on opium shop owners and users involved in the lucrative opium trade during the 30s and 40s.

Because opium traders experienced a sudden and dramatic increase in the amount of taxes they paid on opium, many of them began using Kratom to manage symptoms of opium withdrawal, since they could no longer afford to deal (or partake) in opium. This reduction in revenues, coupled with the detrimental impact of the Greater East Asia War of 1942, prompted the Thailand government to establish the Kratom Act in 1943, which made it illegal to plant Kratom trees or use Kratom for recreational or medicinal purposes. In other words, Kratom remains illegal in Thailand simply because of economics, not because Kratom is thought to be an addictive or harmful substance by the government.

Kratom’s Status in Thailand Today

The Kratom Act of 1943 still remains in effect but with high rates of methamphetamine addiction currently existing in Thailand, the government is actively pursuing the legalization of Kratom because of the plant’s ability to help addicts overcome their dependence on cocaine, heroin or methamphetamines. Over the last decade, Thai scientists have developed a great interest in Kratom’s many alkaloid compounds that affect opioid receptors in the brain similar to the way methadone helps addicts resist cravings for dangerous drugs.

According to an interview recently published in Scientific American with University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Director of Medical Toxicology Dr. Edward Boyer: “Mitragynine found in Kratom leaves binds to the same receptors as morphine, which explains why it treats pain…Kratom pharmacology might [reduce cravings for opioids] while at the same time providing pain relief”. (www.scientificamerican.com/article/should-kratom-be-legal).

Kratom Remains Legal in the U.S.

The popularity of Kratom in the U.S. has prompted the United States Drug Enforcement Agency to add Kratom to a list of “drugs and chemicals of concern”, which essentially means researchers for the DEA have yet to discover any detrimental effects associated with Kratom use. In fact, thousands of Kratom users in the U.S. as well as other countries that allow the sale of Kratom consistently expound on the physical and mental benefits of Kratom and its ability to alleviate chronic health problems that fail to respond to medications produced by big-name pharmaceutical companies.

Purchasing Kratom Capsules is Easy and Legal

Kratom in capsule form is the most convenient way to experience the benefits of Kratom. Available in exact dosages for optimal results, Kratom capsules are small, lightweight and have a long shelf life so users of Kratom do not have to worry about their capsules expiring like prescription medications. In addition, when you buy Kratom capsules wholesale, you are not overpaying for Kratom that is advertised on sites not offering discount Kratom. However, be assured that wholesale Kratom capsules contain the highest grade Kratom available from southeastern Asia that can improve energy levels, ease all types of pain and provide anxiety and stress relief when needed.

Kratom Capsules

Advantages to Kratom Capsules

Although Kratom is available in powder and crushed leaf form, the convenience of taking Kratom in easy-to-swallow, precisely dosed capsules is quickly making this the preferred method of experiencing the health benefits of Kratom. Moreover, encapsulated Kratom requires no measuring and can be taken anywhere with a small glass of water or other beverage. While some people may like sipping Kratom tea as a way to relax in the evening, others do not like the slight bitterness of Kratom powder and are choosing to buy Kratom capsules instead of powdered or crushed Kratom.

Comparing loosely packaged Kratom with Kratom capsules, users find that Kratom capsules are just as effective for relieving health problems, increasing energy levels or soothing nervousness and depression. How many Kratom capsules are needed to provide the desired effects (stimulating, analgesic or sedating) depends on a person’s weight, metabolism, tolerance for Kratom and if capsules were taken on an empty or full stomach.

For example, a low dose of Kratom consists of one or two capsules; a medium dose is three to five capsules and a strong dose would be about seven or eight capsules. Each Kratom capsule typically contains between 400 and 600 grams of Kratom powder. Strong doses should be reserved for times when a powerful sedative or analgesic is needed to relieve pain or chronic insomnia. Low doses work great when you need to increase energy levels and improve concentration abilities. Medium doses calm nerves and eases stress, gets rid of headaches or migraines and enhances overall feelings of well-being and contentment.

Why Kratom Capsules are Nature’s Perfect Medicine

Plants contain superchemicals called alkaloids that are simple, organic remedies for many of our health problems. Kratom is one such plant providing numerous alkaloids beneficial to human physiology, including mental and emotional stability. Kratom’s primary alkaloids are 7-hydroxymitragynine and mitragynine, which are not only analgesics and adrenergics (energy and mood enhancers) but also help prevent diarrhea, suppress coughs due to colds and allergies and act as an effective antimalarial medicine in countries where malaria is endemic.

Additional alkaloids provided by Kratom include:

Raubasine–improves circulatory system functioning, inhibits formation of blood clots and acts a muscle relaxer to reduce the pain of muscle spasms and cramping.

Rauhimbine–sedative and pain reliever (an opioid receptor antagonist)

Corynoxeine–naturally blocks calcium channels to reduce the risk of high blood pressure

Corynoxine–mediates release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter and hormone that promotes motivation and cognitive functioning. Dopamine is also vasodilator, help reduce production of insulin and promotes gastrointestinal health by eliminating harmful bacteria.

Epicatechin–an alkaloid possessing antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-aggregant properties. According to several clinical studies, epicatechin may be an anti-carcinogenic alkaloid that holds promise as a cancer preventative and anti-leukemic agent.

Purchasing Kratom Capsules Wholesale

Buying Kratom capsules wholesale is the most convenient and affordable way to ensure you always have a constant supply of Kratom available to maintain optimal physical and mental health. Capsules have a long shelf life and do not require special environmental conditions for storage. In addition, Kratom capsules have an advantage over loose Kratom for people who are traveling and cannot access equipment to make Kratom tea. Relief from pain, fatigue, depression and other health issues is just a capsule or two away when carrying handy Kratom capsules with you at all times.

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Guide to Kratom Types

Concise Guide to Kratom Types

Differences in the type of Kratom found in Kratom capsules are attributed to where it is grown, how mature the Kratom is and its vein color. For example, white vein Kratom contains alkaloids that provide more euphoric, stimulating effects than red vein Kratom. People taking Kratom capsules containing white vein Kratom report mood enhancement and abundant energy but without the jittery feeling produced by three or more cups of caffeinated coffee. Athletes say they perform better and have greater endurance after consuming two or three capsules of white vein Kratom and do not experience the “crash and burn” that amphetamine users suffer several hours after ingesting a synthetic stimulant.

Red vein Kratom from Borneo is sedating and analgesic rather than stimulating and benefits people with insomnia, painful musculoskeletal conditions or generalized anxiety disorders. This special type of Kratom can even relieve the soreness and stiffness of mild to moderate arthritic conditions enough to allow those affected by arthritis to engage in light exercise without feeling discomfort. Moreover, red vein Kratom seems to have longer-lasting effect than other strains of Kratom, a benefit due to higher levels of pain-relieving, sedating alkaloids found in this strain of Kratom.

Considered the most “balanced” type of Kratom, green vein Kratom is said to come from mature Kratom tree leaves that produce both stimulating and sedating effects. Taking green vein Kratom capsules will give you serene yet empowering feeling that also imparts the energy and confidence needed to complete difficult tasks or maintain a sociable attitude at large gatherings. Although green vein Kratom may alleviate minor aches and pains, it is more applicable towards the improvement of emotional and psychological well-being rather than physical well-being.

Maeng Da Kratom

Consuming Kratom capsules containing Maeng Da Kratom gives users thde ultimate benefits of Kratom since it is the strongest type of Kratom available. Genetically altered to improve on the ability of Kratom’s natural alkaloids to effect pain relief, provide energy (when taken is low doses) and alleviate feelings of depression and anxiety, Maeng Da Kratom capsules offer the best that Kratom has to offer without the side effects caused by harsh prescription medications intended to treat the same health problems.

Naturally Grown Kratom vs. Home Grown Kratom

Kratom plants thrive in the tropical, humid environment of southeast Asia and do not tolerate cold, dry climates. The soil is also full of nutrients and moisture conducive to growing Kratom trees that are capable of producing an abundance of alkaloid-rich leaves. People who attempt to grow Kratom indoors or in their backyard often find that effects of this type of non-native Kratom are not nearly as potent as the effects experienced by Asian-grown Kratom. Researchers studying this phenomona think that the tropical climate in Borneo, Thailand and Sumtra, coupled with unique soil nutrients found in that part of the world, promote the strength of alkaloids such as mitragynine, 7-hydroxymitragynine and raubasine that give Kratom its powerfully effective medicinal properties.

What Type of Kratom Capsule is Best?

First-time users of Kratom usually buy Kratom capsules wholesale to decide whether they like the product and want to continue using it. After experiencing the amazing physical and mental benefits of Kratom, people often elect to purchase a certain amount of each kind of Kratom, including the Maeng Da Kratom strain, to keep at home so they can readily address a variety of health problems as they emerge.