I'll start this post off by saying that I've just recently started taking kratom for back pain relief and for an energy boost that doesn't make me jittery - caffeine usually makes me jittery and intensifies my anxiety. I told some family members about it and when they looked it up they found a bunch of posts saying its dangerous and works through the brains opiate receptor(s). They are worried that its potentially addictive and try to go as far as relating it to heroin.
Bottom line is - I'm not taking it to get strung out, although the high is different and rather enjoyable. I'm using it to boost my productivity and alleviate some minor back pain, sort of as a nootropic if you will.
So now I'm gathering the best info I can find to show them it's not as bad as they think. At the same time I figured we could probably use something like this on the topia for anyone else new or that isn't aware of the benefits of this amazing plant.
I'll edit this post and add any links and info that is dropped here, and hopefully this turns into a very informational post!
https://www.americankratom.org/science - a decent collection of tid bits on kratom, although brief
https://www.american...entific-studies - various scientific studies
https://d3n8a8pro7vh....pdf?1485630505 - 8 Factor analysis by Dr. Jack Henningfield