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    Kratom is widely available in gas stations, despite experts' warnings of addiction, risks

    Kratom is a plant that grows naturally in southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. A relative of the coffee plant, kratom affects the same brain receptors as opiates. It is typically taken in a powder, pill or liquid form.

    In low doses, kratom users report feeling increased energy, sociability and alertness, and in higher doses, they claim it acts as a sedative and pain reliever.

    I wonder how much the FDA had to pay for this hit piece? I wonder if they back charged to booze industry?
     
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    I had never heard of kratom before now. Thanks for the info.
     
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    Agreed. This is important information for parents to know.
     
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    Well, how often are you using it?

    I do know people that are using it because it's legal here.
     
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    Tried it, didn't do anything, stopped taking it. meh
     
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    I use an 81 mil aspirin a day- get over yourself.
     
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    Get over yourself.
     
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    Be careful with aspirin.

    "For decades, a daily dose of aspirin has been widely considered a way to protect healthy people from cardiovascular disease and even cancer. But a large international study finds that even at low doses, long-term use of aspirin may be harmful — without providing any benefit — for older people who have not already had a heart attack or stroke."

    Low-dose daily aspirin may raise death risk in older adults, study finds

    Why NSAID Painkillers are Dangerous to the Gut | Paleo Leap
     
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