Kratom & Hair Loss

It is a common thing to wonder about side effects when taking something like kratom. There are side effects to pretty much everything that we implement into our lives. There are side effects to our morning cup of coffee (crash, headaches, anxiety). There are side effects to medication we are prescribed by our trusted doctors. Fact is, we accept the possibility of side effects and even often times accept the side effects themselves; but that heavily depends on how much we need “said thing” in our lives.

What Kratom Is. What Kratom Is Not.

Kratom is a weak partial agonist. Kratom does attach to the receptors in the brain, however; it doesn’t attach fully. Therefore, it doesn’t cause respiratory depression like morphine-like opioids. Naturally occurring Kratom is a safe herbal supplement. Kratom is a food, not a drug. Therefore, Kratom is a dietary supplement, ALSO. The FDA recognizes dietary supplements as food. In 1994, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) defined dietary supplements as a category of food, which put them under different regulations than drugs. They are considered safe, until proven otherwise.