Is coffee addicting? Is your routine type of go-to food addicting? Anything you take every single day is an addiction. So, now that we established that anything routine is an addiction, which addiction is a “bad one”? What facts can we base it on? Let’s cover some ground here on addiction.
Ok, so we have established that it is ALSO an activity as well that could be an addiction. Good to know. Moving on….
Medical news today states:
Substance dependence – when a person is addicted to a substance, such as a drug, alcohol or nicotine, they are not able to control the use of that substance. They continue taking it, even though it may cause harm (the individual may or may not be aware of the potential harm).
Substance dependence can cause powerful cravings. The addict may want to give up (quit), but finds it extremely difficult to do so without help.
The signs and symptoms of substance dependence vary according to the individual, the substance they are addicted to, their family history (genetics), and personal circumstances.
So lets ask ourselves why alcohol is freely loved and sold nationally, while kratom is attacked frequently? It’s mind-blowing, isn’t it?
What about sugar? Has anyone tried to stop taking sugar? Mental Health Daily says that symptoms can be the following: anger, anxiety, depression, cravings, dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, irritability, shakes, headaches, THE LIST GOES ON! Damn! Talk about intense. Tell me again how dangerous kratom is?
Ok, many claim there have been deaths from kratom and zero deaths from sugar (let’s not even give the huge stats on deaths by alcohol! Ok, couldn’t resist), but that is not technically true. By technically I mean that no death has been from kratom alone (view source).
No one is saying that there are not the normal side effects when stopping kratom if you take kratom daily or frequently, but the point is that is the case with anything. Another reason some are against kratom is because of the high or euphoria it provides (readable version here for those who do not have an account with this medical site). Ok, if that is the case, why did they create and give patients NARCOTICS!!? Kratom’s “high” doesn’t even come CLOSE to comparing to the feeling of being on narcotics. So, they are massive hypocrites when they give that reason.
A good friend gave his feedback on the source of this article:
The article has a partial truth in there and is full of conjecture as well. […] The FDA’s own research also finds the same results though their public statements don’t show it. They have slowly been taking steps away from labeling kratom as a killer and have started admitting adulterated products are the problem. They are acutely aware that their ‘findings ‘ won’t hold up unless they can find some serious supporting data to make a case, or else it would already be scheduled. That is why they are trying to slip it in with SITSA and SCREEN. This way, they don’t need to schedule it if they can block the importation through loose wording.
This battle will not go away because #kratom is yet another natural supplement that the government does not own (yet) but are so desperately trying to. Share the facts. Be on top of the battle. Donate to those who have the means to fight this.
Read about the latest FDA scandal and bias HERE. The FDA never ceases to amaze me.