The Kratom Resource
Is Kratom safe to use?
There is a limited amount of studies available involving kratom. From the information available there is no substantial risk with kratom use. As with any substance that may impact your cognitive ability it is recommended that you use common sense. Do not operate motor vehicles or heavy machinery. Like any other substance, do not put kratom into your body while pregnant without consulting your doctor. This is due to the extremely limited information involving kratom and pregnancy.
What are some negative effects or health issues associated with kratom usage?
There is no conclusive data showing kratom as the cause for any negative health problems. Health problems are unlikely to occur unless taken in extreme excess. Very rarely an individual could possibly experience an allergic reaction. This information is also impacted due to the legal status surrounding kratom.
Based on the type of kratom, individual tolerance, and other factors, when taken in too large of a dosage a person can experience a certain level of edginess, comparable to consuming too much coffee. When taken in excess, other effects could include weariness and prolonged sleep. If taken in a very large quantity an individual’s body could potentially reject the amount and vomiting could occur.
There are a very few number of cases in which an individual has become dependent on Kratom. As with any supplement, it is important to use responsibly and in moderation. As with other stimulants, such as coffee, if used daily over a prolonged period of time Kratom can become habit forming.
Kratom is not an illegal substance, however there are a few states (Indiana, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Vermont) that have labelled it as a controlled substance due to some of the active chemicals in kratom. Laws are continually changing so be sure to do your research before making any sort of purchase.
Where can I purchase kratom?
The most common way to purchase kratom is online. There are many vendors that sell kratom amongst other herbal and botanical products. Also, some head shops and similar stores carry kratom products as well. The most important thing to remember, as with purchasing any product, is to be comfortable with whom you are purchasing the item from. Many vendors are very knowledgeable about the products they sell and are more than willing to answer questions you may have about their products.