Months-after-issuing-import-ban-FDA-still-working-to-get-kratom-off-market_medium_vgaThe ambiguous mystery behind the current use and effects of Kratom still fuels the ongoing safety debate and to whether it should remain legal in the United States. For the most part, except for the states of Indiana, Tennessee, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Vermont and Illinois where the sale to minors is prohibited, the herbal substance remains legal in the United States.

As of the end 0f 2014 Kratom can be bought legally online or at participating stores, except of course in the previously listed states. Massachusetts has pending legislation in reference to the distribution and use of Kratom while the states of Oklahoma and Arizona withdrew its legislation to ban Kratom. The states decided that banning Kratom and its alkaloids would seriously undermine the positive medicinal usage of the substance.

Kratom, scientifically known as Mitragyna speciosa, is used for its pleasing opiate effect though it contains no opiates at all. However, the active ingredient in Kratom does bind with the mu-opioid, kappa-opioid, and serotonin receptors just as any opiate would do producing a stimulating anti-depressant and euphoric effect.

As with most mood enhancers and modifiers one group proclaims the positive wonders of Kratom’s effects while another group seeks to have it expelled from society due to its possible negative side-effects.Both the DEA and FDA have expressed their concerns over the legalities of Kratom in the US sighting the inherent possibility of abuse and subsequent addiction.

In a January 2013 publication the DEA stated that even though Kratom is used as an opiate substitute, long term use produces the same side-effects as the substances Kratom was invoked to replace. Those side-effects included dependency, withdrawals, anorexia, skin darkening, emotional and physical dysfunction, insomnia, and forms of psychosis.

In February 2014, the FDA issued an alert to its field personnel responsible for imports stating they could detain any products containing Mitragyna speciosa without physical inspection. Further, the FDA stated it had determined the substance to depict adverse health effects and qualified as an untested new dietary ingredient.

Though this FDA alert banned the import of any Kratom substance used for consumption, it does not ban its import as a legitimate botanical product. After filing a complaint in the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California labeling Kratom as a misbranded and unapproved drug, it authorized U.S. Marshalls to seize over 25,000 pounds of raw Kratom worth over $5 million from a company in Van Nuys, California.

The legality of Kratom in the United States is still an ongoing concern for lawmakers, those who protect our health, and for advocates on both sides of the fence. Though not a legal federal ban individual states have taken it upon themselves to determine the fate of the new wave substance found at gatherings, events, and in homes all across America. Regardless, it is yet to be determined whether Kratom is really the life-saving new medicine or the inevitable curse of the future. Check out Kraken Kratom’s selection of Kratom powder if you’d like to give this plant a try for yourself. Their product is lab tested and they ship everything for free.



Pramiracetam Powder is considered one of the most effective nootropic supplements in the racetam class on the market today. Pramiracetam Powder has been shown to increase an individual’s short and long term memory processing. While memory function is the primary effect of Pramiracetam the powder also improves one’s cognitive skills. Users notice a sharpening of their spatial reasoning and problem solving skills while taking Pramiracetam Powder.

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Pramiracetam Powder is a high-affinity choline uptake(HACU) substance. Being a HACU Pramiracetam Powder significantly increase the uptake of choline and the brain’s synthesis of acetylcholine. This is believed to be the supplements key to success and how it is capable of improving cognitive functions.

Pramiracetam Powder only has a few known side effects that are mostly tied to the drugs influence on the body’s cholinergic system. Individuals taking Pramiracetam Powder may experience: headaches, nausea, fatigue, heartburn, and lethargy. While on Pramiracetam Powder the body can experience a choline deficiency due to the brain’s increased uptake of choline. A choline stack is recommended while taking Pramiracetam Powder. Intaking additional choline can potentially negate several, if not all of the side effects listed above.

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Pramiracetam powder can also be used to treat mental deficits created from old age and Alzheimer’s Decease. One complication of this approach is Pramiracetam Powder has shown to be more effective when used in conjunction with higher levels of the hormones testosterone and estrogen. Testosterone and estrogen is genetically lower in the elderly, so if Pramiracetram Powder is used to facilitate mental awareness in the elderly it must be supplemented with a hormone booster.