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Kratom Salmonella Recalls


Since 2017, the FDA has been issuing warnings about kratom.

This month, they’ve released an additional warning about the recall of certain kratom products due to salmonella contamination, which is increasing this drug’s dangers.[1] The FDA has already issued numerous warnings about kratom, explaining that there are no FDA-approved uses for this drug. [2] Here’s more on why kratom is not as safe as people want it to be.

What Is Kratom?

Kratom is a tropical plant called Mitragyna speciosa that is native to Southeast Asia. The tree’s leaves contain compounds with psychotropic effects. [3] Currently, the leaves are crushed and sold in various forms such as powders, pills, or teas. Though kratom is currently not illegal, it’s not approved by the FDA for human consumption. This is why many kratom packages are labeled as “not for human consumption.”

Is Kratom Safe?

Some people may try to tell you that kratom is perfectly safe because it’s legal, but this isn’t the truth. Kratom is a dangerous substance that acts similarly to opioids and stimulants in the brain. [3] Some people think that kratom is the best thing for opiate withdrawal, but this drug can create its own health problems. Dangerous effects of kratom use include nausea, hallucinations, and even seizures. No matter how this drug is ingested, the dangers are present.

This new voluntary recall on kratom highlights the dangers of kratom, showing how lack of regulation is making this dangerous substance even riskier. There have been 44 deaths attributed to kratom overdoses. [4]

Kratom is not a safe substance to take, and as with many other drugs, addiction can happen. For safe kratom and opiate detox, contact our team at Banyan Detox Boca Raton.

Call 888-280-4763 to break free from kratom and its dangers.


Sources:

  1. Food & Drug Administration – Sunstone Organics Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall
  2. Food & Drug Administration – FDA and Kratom
  3. NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse – Kratom
  4. Food & Drug Administration – Kratom Overdoses

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Alyssa
Alyssa
Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.

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