Every day thousands of people take an herbal supplement known as kratom for pain relief. At the same time, thousands more leave doctors’ offices with a prescription for the highly-addictive painkiller hydrocodone.

Benefits Of Kratom

Kratom, derived from a plant cultivated throughout Southeast Asia, has gained immense popularity in recent years for its efficiency in fighting pain. People all over America experiencing back, neck, and leg pain, or other muscle aches in general turn to this simple herb for quick and real relief.

Of course, big pharmaceutical companies can’t make profits if everyone with chronic pain simply went to the local “head shop” or online and bought kratom over the counter. These mega-wealthy companies, often with the government’s help, are doing everything in their power to keep people away from the plant and addicted to prescription painkillers.

Kratom has been used safely for a variety of health conditions for numerous generations. Not only chronic pain, but the herb is also believed to improve mood, focus, and concentration.

Side Effects Of Hydrocodone And Kratom

However, most people in pain run to the doctor to get a prescription for a drug made and marketed by some big-name pharmaceutical company. And many times, these companies are paying the doctor for prescribing it to patients.

Although taking this medication may take away the pain, they come with some uncomfortable and certainly unwanted side effects. Hydrocodone, usually sold under the brand names Vicodin and Lortab, can lead to nausea, vomiting, and dry mouth. More seriously, people have reported muscle tightening, ringing in the rings, difficulty urinating, leg swelling, and even uncontrolled shaking of the body. Of course, you must add in the possibility of dependence since hydrocodone is considered an opioid with addictive qualities like heroin.

While it is possible and does happen, unwanted side effects can occur when consuming kratom. Typical side effects include sweating, constipation, and dizziness. In general, kratom is not known to be addictive.

Profiting From Pain

So, as the companies make billions selling drugs like hydrocodone and it is in their best interest, not yours, to misinform the public about the potential benefits of kratom. With assistance from government agencies, they issue warnings and advisories on how “dangerous” kratom is. Some states have even banned it, essentially leaving their citizens with not much choice but to get a prescription for an opioid drug.

For now, kratom is available for purchase in most areas of the U.S. and much easier to get than setting an appointment with the doctor. Many people suffering from back pain or other muscle pain can get welcome relief from kratom, and many now use it every day safely and without the risk of overdose.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.