Is your pain keeping you from living your life fully? What happens when your pain has gotten to an intolerable level where you have to do something? Where do you turn? Many of us would turn to over the counter drugs which may help the pain, but in the long run cause undesirable side effects. Some of us would change our bad habits. Maybe start eating better, or exercising. But let's be honest, a majority of people experiencing pain would go to their doctor to ask for a cure.
Many people do get pain relief from pain medication but there seems to be a growing concern about how much pain medication is too much.
Patients seem to be looking toward other options because they are worried about the side effects, the inability to function while taking pain medication, or also the fear of addiction. This fear is understandable when the CDC states " During 2015, drug overdoses accounted for 52,404 U.S. deaths, including 33,091 (63.1%) that involved an opioid."
What if you could find relief by using a powder made from the leaves of a tree similar to the coffee plant? Indigenous People in Southeast Asia have been using kratom for many reasons for over 100 years and possibly much longer.
Years ago, when we began carrying kratom at Garner's I was skeptical. I had heard of the herbal supplements' ability to help with pain but as a Registered Nurse I was worried about the potential of side effects and also concerned of possible abuse. Now a few years later i see on a daily basis people using this herb responsibly to help live their lives.From getting off of their prescription pain medication, to controlling their depression without medication, to mother's being able to function with chronic fatigue and low energy. Kratom changes lives.
Kratom is full of active alkaloids with the most significant one, up to now, being mitragynine. Since kratoms popularity over the past few years many more studies have been done to show kratom is not just an opioid like herb. Kratom has been shown to help people with pain, but also to help with anxiety, energy levels, sleep and much more. Research has shown kratom to have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antihypertensive, and anti-leukemic properties; just to name a few.
Though kratom seems to be a miracle herb it is quite controversial and has gotten a lot of negative attention. In October of 2016 the DEA announced the future scheduling of kratom as a schedule 1 drug. This began the outpour of kratom users to their political representatives to fight this possible future ban. As of today there is no scheduling of this herbal supplement and it remains legal in the state of South Carolina.
If you are interested in the benefits of kratom come by and speak to one of our knowledgeable staff members about how kratom can positively impact your life.