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For those unfamiliar with Type 1 Diabetes (Diabetes Mellitus Type 1), this article will give you some medical and physiological background to help you understand the disease as well as the benefits that Kratom offers to those afflicted.
To begin, there are many factors that affect blood sugar levels for Type 1 Diabetics. In Type 1, little to no insulin is produced by the pancreas while Type 2 Diabetics there is still some pancreatic function and still produces insulin to some degree.
There is little known as to what causes Type 1 Diabetes, but it generally occurs during childhood. There is speculation that it is caused by genetics or virus which confuses the system into attacking the pancreas, thinking it’s a foreign body. Type 2 Diabetes is generally found in adults and caused by, possibly genetics, but also poor diet and lack of exercise. In many cases, this can be corrected or managed by improved diet and regular physical activity.
What is insulin and what does it do, you ask? Everything a person consumes is digested and converted to glucose (Blood Sugar). Obviously, when a person eats candy or consumes food containing sugar, it enters your system as a fast acting sugar which means that it is converted into glucose much faster than foods high in protein. Proteins, such as chicken, steak or similar are slow acting and are converted into glucose slower. Simply put, once the food has been converted, insulin attaches itself to the glucose and converts to energy which is why we tend to feel better and have more energy after a good healthy meal.
Read more: Kratom & Type 1 Diabetes
With a society increasingly influenced by Big Pharma, the herb Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) delivers a new alternative for those people condemned to a never-ending cycle of pharmaceuticals. While pharmaceutical manufacturers scramble to protect their profit margins, a grass roots effort has been launched to increase awareness about the multifaceted benefits of Kratom. Friends, family, and social media platforms question the power of Big Pharma’s greed on mainstream drug options. Healthy alternatives are minimized in the media in favor of persuasive propaganda that benefits corporate profits and political ambition. As celebrities and loved ones continue on a downward spiral from the side-effects of antidepressants and prescription narcotics, Kratom continues to provide an alternative to the following drug types:
The public refuses to remain silent and continues to disrupt social ignorance by filming authentic testimonials favoring Kratom’s powers. The results are viral. Through individual internet searches and online forums, people struggling to move away from the harmful grasp of Oxycontin discover Kratom as a solution to their once hopeless addiction. Big Pharma is now on the defensive and cannot control public backlash as people move away from harsh mind altering chemicals in favor of natural remedies. The more Big Pharma attempts to stop this consumer revolution, the more curiosity about Kratom it encourages.
Read more: Battle Pain Killer Addiction with Kratom
This topic has been around for some time. As the industry first began a few years back, the general focus was to keep this amazing plant a secret which included labeling is as “Not for human consumption”. Vendors also loved to label Kratom as an incense which worked for quite some time. The reality of this subject is that Kratom is consumable product and to assume government bodies, such as the FDA or similar, do not know this is simply naïve. As if, when someone sitting in an FDA cubicle does a search for Kratom, that they’re not finding the same information that we’ve found.
For a moment, play the devil’s advocate on this one. Imagine that you’re in a position of governance and you see a bunch of businesses clearly mislabeling their goods in a premeditated fashion. Stating that the goods that they are selling are not for human consumption, when they clearly are. Is that worse than simply stating what the product is and does? Now, that’s the question that many consumers online are misinformed about. Reading one obscure forum post and digging in with your newly discovered opinion is just lazy.
Read more: The Mislabeling of Kratom
Make the most of your Kratom! What many newbies don’t know about Kratom is there are tons of ways to get the most out of it and for whatever effect they need. Kratom potentiators increase Kratom's effect and in different areas. Potentiates allow users to take Kratom in smaller dosages while still maintaining the same potency and overall effect. There are multiple potentiates out there and many of them work differently for each user. The best and most common are Turmeric, Chamomile, and Grapefruit.
The most raved about is Turmeric, a commonly found Indian spice. This spice has been said to lengthen Kratom’s effects and enhance them. Much like the Malaysian strains Turmeric would be good to mix with the Kratom powder to ensure a longer lasting result.
Read more: Kratom Potentiates
A huge controversy that has arisen with Kratom, is whether or not it's addicting. Something to keep in mind is that virtually anything can be addicting. It all depends on you as a person and how you choose to treat any substances or product. People who watch movies can be considered addicts if they watch them on a consistent basis or schedule. So what the true problem is how we avoid addiction.
There are certain substances that mess with your brain chemistry and can cause addiction easier than any others, but Kratom is not one. Kratom is an all-natural herb and does not contain any enhanced substances. It works with the opiate receptors in your brain, much like a prescription medicine. And just like a prescription drug, if a person takes Kratom on a daily basis, their body will become dependent on that daily dose and will crave it when it is gone.
Read more: Is Kratom Addicting?
Kratom is a jack of all trades. It’s great for pain relief and energy and has a soothing and relaxing influence over the body when taken in the correct dosage. Kratom is also a great reliever for depression. Sadly, 1 in 10 Americans the age of 12 and over take prescription anti- depressants. Depression is a very common diagnosis and symptom in America and most prescription anti- depressants can lead to even worse side effects; sometimes suicide. Kratom is a SAFE solution to the problem.
How? The natural alkaloids found in the Kratom leaf work to relieve symptoms of depression. A common symptom of depression is fatigue; this is due to lack of motivation and chemical imbalance in the brain. Kratom’s energizing effects work to relieve that feeling of fatigue and motivate a person to do something with their day. The energy provided is also similar to the feeling of rejuvenation you get when you’ve taken an amazing nap. After a good amount of sleep your mind is taken over by a slight euphoria and your mood is affected in a positive way.
Read more: Kratom For Depression
For all our Kratom newbies out there, let us start by busting some reoccurring Kratom myths. When it comes to Kratom many people tend to jump to conclusions; fearing what they don’t know. Although it is important to take precautions, it is also important to cipher through what is real and what is not. So let’s jump into it.
First and foremost, Kratom is NOT illegal. The reason behind Kratom’s illegality in Thailand and Malaysia has nothing to do with Kratom itself but its interference with the opium trade. In the US mitragyna speciosa is placed on a watch list as with most food supplements but it is not illegal. Kratom’s illegality in some states also does not mean it is dangerous; officials are just too lazy to do their research. The real issue with Kratom is ignorance.
Read more: Kratom Myth Buster
Kratom is in the news again being portrayed in a negative light. Lets remember that Doctors are Practicing medicine and are quite often fallible as seen in this channel 6 news post. What we recommend is that you stop by and post on their website your thoughts regarding this news report. It's a simple way to let their editors and other readers know that they need to spend just as much time reporting Kratom in a positive light. There are many medical doctors out there that are Pro-Kratom and where are their opinions?
Read more: Kratom in the News
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