A news story has just been released today, December 10th, that might help save kratom (for a little bit at least). Permission to continue research on kratom!
“The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded researchers at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy a two-year, $3.5 million grant to bolster research on Mitragyna speciosia, or kratom, and its potential to treat opioid misuse and physical dependence.UF College of Pharmacy researchers has studied kratom, which comes from the leaves of a tropical tree from Southeast Asia, as a potential therapy to wean addicts off heroin or prescription opioids. It activates the same opioid receptors and appears to satisfy the craving, while possibly lessening the risk of respiratory depression. Next they will seek to identify the pharmacology of its 40 alkaloids, test the effects of these individual alkaloids on the brain’s receptors and continue to develop treatment strategies to help addicts quit opioids.”
Read the rest of the article HERE.
Though they speak of concern of this plant, the fact that they will pursue research of it will ensure they discover the benefits of it and realize that there should not be any concern after all. Let us HOPE that will be the conclusion. Fact is, it starts here, it starts by studying the tree in order to learn all you can about it from the right people, people that we need on our side who truly understand its benefits and have a very loud voice.