Thoughts on 7-Hydroxymitragynine
By Loki on Monday, October 5 2015, 23:24 - Permalink
This post isn't going to be too long, but I thought that this quote from wikipedia was cool and really echos what the kratom community has been saying for a long period of time. Although this alkaloid is thought to be 30 times stronger than morphine per dose, it is almost entirely side effect free and much safer than traditional opiates.
"One notable distinction between 7-hydroxymitragynine and traditional opioids is that 7-hydroxymitragynine does not cause hypoventilation (respiratory depression) and therefore does not carry the primary safety risk associated with traditional opioids." - Wikipedia
There have been a few who have unjustly argued that kratom is dangerous, but luckily the scientific understand of this plant has really started to catch up, which has been a great stride for the legality of kratom.
For those who want a full reference to a great kratom study done by Hiromitsu Takayama check out this abstract: https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/cpb/52/8/52_8_916/_pdf