There are many myths about Kratom published on the internet and elsewhere:
Myth #1: Kratom Is Illegal in America
Kratom is legal in most states. A few states have banned the plant and others have to banned under consideration.
There are also some municipalities and counties that have banned the substance.
Although there have been some discussions by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to re-classify Kratom as a Schedule I drug, this has not happened. Kratom is not listed as a banned substance under the Federal Controlled Substance Act.
Myth #2: Kratom Is Highly Addictive
Kratom use falls into a similar category. Users like the wellness support Kratom provides, and the improvements in optimism many reports when using Kratom products. Kratom could become habit-forming but is not addictive.
Myth #3: Kratom Has Caused the Deaths of over 40 People from 2009-2016
There is no evidence that Kratom has caused any deaths.
Any mention of Kratom overdoses refers to polydrug use, whereby someone has laced Kratom with dangerous levels of another drug, such as an opioid.
Myth #4: Kratom Production Follows No Quality Production Standards
Quality retailers like Borneohale only acquire Kratom from producers who follow rigorous production and testing standards.
Myth #5: Different Kratom Strains Come from Different Trees
Any Kratom plant will produce the same red, white, or green strains. Unlike cannabis, there is no selective breeding to produce different types of Kratom.
Sometimes the Kratom leaves may even change colors after harvesting due to the alkaloid profiles and other factors. The color changes in individual leaves can also occur throughout the life of the plant. Drying techniques are the only way to modify the strain type. Red vein is most abundant, while white is rare and green is extremely rare.
Myth #6: Kratom Is an Opioid
Kratom has been called an opioid-like substance by many, but it is not an opioid.
Kratom targets the same receptors in the brain that opioid’s target. According to clinical toxicologist Oliver Grundmann, Kratom targets these receptors in a distinctly unique way from traditional opioids.
Myth #7: People Use Kratom to Get High
Kratom provides a boost to your well-being, helping to promote a sense of calm. Kratom does not induce a “high”. Kratom supports wellness and decreases irritability. Each strain promotes a different response, but it does not make consumers high.
Myth #8: Kratom Only Comes in Powder Form
While most retailers sell Kratom in a powder, you can also purchase Kratom capsules. There is even a kratom soap, that combined with eucalyptus or French verbena, supports a very calm sense of well-being while you bathe.
That’s all about the myths of kratom you might to know, but whatever it is, you can make sure by learning and put your time into it until you figure the things that you have been questioned about kratom.