A survey of Kratom users is conducted around the U.S. of more than 2,700 people has self-reported. The natural herb is sold in the market, and even online by which is treated as a supplement because of its therapeutic effects.
John Hopkins Medicine researchers had concluded that the herb contains a psychoactive compound similar to opioids which can treat anxiety, depression, pain, and addiction. However, those self-reporting surveys are not confirmed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) thus suggests drug agencies seek further studies of Kratom potential as an alternative for opioid use.
Users of Kratom these days have reached over 10 million people in the U.S, as estimated by the American Kratom Association (AKA). They consume its ground leaves or brew as tea. In other words, Kratom is used as an herbal supplement with a low potential for abuse compared with opioids.
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