We started out with the goal in mind of finding a way to get people free of their addiction. What we have found is that Kratom works great for this. It basically masks the withdrawal symptoms and makes the body think it is getting it opioids. This allows the brain to focus on recovery instead of looking for the next fix. As we have seen for decades, the withdrawal effects are unbearable, thus the body’s instincts take over causing the person to make bad decisions and go find more drugs. It is an endless battle and lasts for months. Bypassing the withdrawal effects makes the worst part of addiction bearable. We are not doctors and we don’t claim that your are cured, however in our experience it works great. Until now rehabilitation has been averaging between 2-18% success rate and most of those people have been to rehab multiple times before. Obviously we are not researchers either, but our success rate is approximately 92%, since we started in October of 2017.
Kratom overdose? Is it possible?
A study in 2019 identified a lethal kratom dosage in mice, or at least a lethal dose of the extracted alkaloids (injected intravenously (i.v.)). For mitragynine, the LD50 (or median lethal dose, the dose that kills 50% of the test population) is apparently 27.8 mg/kg body weight i.v. And for 7-hydroxymitragynine, it’s 24.7 mg/kg body weight i.v. This places the lethal kratom dosage (in mice) roughly in the same region as heroin’s: 27.3 mg/kg body weight i.v.
However, it’s crucial to note the uncommon route of administration; few if any inject. When administered orally, the LD50 for mitragynine in mice was 547.7 mg/kg body weight. No lethal dose was observed for 7-hydroxymitragynine given orally.
So can you overdose on kratom? Probably not—at least not by accident. These findings appear to uphold the broad consensus among users that a lethal kratom dosage (using powdered leaf products as opposed to resins or extracts of unknown potency) would be physically impossible to reach. Doses in excess of 8-9 grams (upwards of 90 mg/kg body weight, say) will induce vomiting far sooner.
Pantano, F. et al. (2016). Hepatotoxicity Induced by “the 3Ks”: Kava, Kratom and Khat. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 17(4):580
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