Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is not a dietary supplement but it's popular with some who say it helps reduce joint and muscle pain and others who state it helps with their addiction to opioid pain medications. Compounds in the plant can bind to opioid receptors. Some in the gym may use kratom as a pre-workout too. Kratom -also called mitragynine – is also controversial with those who say it's not safe. In previous reviews which I'll link to, you learned what this herbal compound is and what to watch out for. In this quick video, you'll see the proof for kratom addiction. You'll also learn what the withdrawal symptoms are. If you have tried this, leave a comment below and share what happened.
In another report – not included in the video- a man admitted to spending $15,000 a year on kratom. That comes to over $1200 per month. The herbal substance has the potential to interact with several medications.
For a longer list of side effects see the full kratom review.
Kratom may be found in gas stations, convenience stores as well as vape shops. In some states, it is illegal while in other states it is legal to purchase. Some people may use kratom because they hear it can cause a legal high. The number of those in the US who may be addicted is not known.
Is Kratom Addictive?
Reports of withdrawal symptoms in babies born to kratom mothers who use kratom are the strongest evidence for addiction. This, plus the lack of clinical testing in humans should be considered before trying this product.