New Scientific Study Confirms That Kratom Has Significant Analgesic Effects, Is Not Physically Addictive, Can Be Used To Treat Opioid Dependence, While Simultaneously Not Producing Any Respiratory Depression Nor Intoxication
A renown group of Kratom scientists at the University of Florida led by Cristopher R. McCurdy have published a new scientific study titled ‘Lyophilized Kratom Tea as a Therapeutic Option for Opioid Dependence‘ which has provided additional proof that Kratom has significant analgesic, i.e. pain relieving effects, and that Kratom can be used as a treatment for opioid dependence since Kratom relieves physical opioid withdrawals, in addition to confirming that Kratom lacks addiction potential and intoxication.
In this study Kratom was given to mice, and analgesic effects were measured via the warm-water tail-withdrawal-assay test, and it was found that there were significant analgesic effects from Kratom.
Further, there was a group of mice which lacked mu-opioid receptors, and these mice had no analgesic effects from Kratom, confirming that Kratom’s analgesic effects are primarily from it’s interaction with the mu-opioid receptor.
Also, mice that lacked a kappa-opioid receptor had a reduced analgesic effect from Kratom, suggesting that some of Kratom’s analgesic effects are from it’s interaction with the kappa-opioid receptor.
The main take away point from the first part of this experiment is that Kratom has true painkilling properties, and can be used as an alternative to synthetic opioids and opiates for pain management.
In the next part of the experiment it was found that Kratom did not suppress the respiratory system, which is critically important, since it means Kratom cannot cause overdose deaths due to the lungs shutting down, which is how synthetic opioids and opiates kill people.
Also, further experiments found that Kratom did not alter coordination or movement, strongly suggesting that Kratom is not intoxicating. Indeed, the amazing thing about Kratom is that it can provide such major benefits without intoxication.
After that, another set of experiments found that Kratom does not cause physical dependence, and this adds to the mountain of proof that Kratom has little to no addiction potential.
Finally, it was found that Kratom reduced physical opioid withdrawal in Morphine dependent mice, confirming the long standing theory that Kratom can be used as a treatment for opioid dependence.
Thus, this new scientific study covered all the bases and found that Kratom provides significant pain relieving benefits while simultaneously lacking addiction potential, lacking overdose potential due to an absence of respiratory depression, lacking intoxication, and that Kratom can be used to treat opioid dependence. Overall, this is one of the most thorough studies to date proving the safety and efficacy of Kratom.