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The good, the bad, and the maybe, about kratom

07:17 EDT 16 Apr 2018 | Healio

Kratom, a derivative of an Asian evergreen tree, that contains the stimulant mitragynine and narcotic 7-hydroxymitraginine, is used by as many as 5 million people in the United States. The substance has been touted as an alternative approach to pain management.
However, some have suggested it shares many of the harmful effects associated with opioid use and that some products made from kratom are contaminated with salmonella.
The latter of these concerns culminated in the historical development of April 3, when the FDA issued a mandatory recall for all food products containing powdered kratom

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