Scientific Study Confirms That Kratom Is A Strong Antioxidant
A previous article on The Kratom Herald highlighted a scientific study which proved that Kratom is a very strong antioxidant. This suggests that Kratom has a wide array of possible health benefits, since antioxidants reduce the number of free radicals in the body, which protects cells via preventing cell damage. In-fact, it is widely believed that antioxidants help to prevent cancer, heart disease, and can even slow down aging.
Now another scientific study has come out which further confirms that Kratom is a strong antioxidant. The scientific study is titled ‘Antioxidant Activity Test of Kratom Leaf (Mitragyna Speciosa) Extract with Method 1, 1 Diphenyl-2-Pikrihidrazil (DPPH)‘, and it was published in the Udayana Pharmacy Journal in Indonesia.
In this study the scientists created a Kratom extract and then put it through the DPPH method, which is the most popular way to determine antioxidant strength. Ultimately it was found that Kratom had an IC50 value of 91.86 micrograms/milliliter, confirming that Kratom has strong antioxidant activity.
In the previous study Kratom was found to have an IC50 value of 38.56 micrograms/milliliter, and based on the collective data from this current study and the previous study, Kratom has antioxidant activity on par with the strongest antioxidant plant medicines.
Thus, now that there are multiple scientific studies which have found that Kratom has strong antioxidant activity, it can be definitively stated that Kratom is a powerful antioxidant.
On a final note, the fact that Kratom is a powerful antioxidant might have a lot to do with why Kratom causes an overall feeling of being healthy, and why Kratom users rarely get sick. Of course, far more scientific research into this subject is needed.