After many years of debating it, doing research, watching the legislation concerning, both state and federal. After using the products safely and responsibly ourselves, Live Lean Today has decided to start selling Kratom products on their website. We have always know not to believe the hype, propaganda, fear mongering, scare tactics, but there was little scientific information, testimonial information, and very little idea of how states and the federal govt were going to treat Kratom.
After years of being on the market and centuries of use and our own personal tests it appears that Kratom is going to allowed to be used and sold by most free Americans. There are 4 states that have banned it but this appears to be a knee jerk reaction from law makers to appear to justify there jobs and appear as if they actually do something. The educated law makers have left it alone or voted down any legislation against this useful plant. Just for example you can legally buy marijuana in several states for recreational use and many others for medical use.
I love that the statements I read from lawmakers and the media, “We do not know the law term effects of using the product.” Which translated means, “We do not know of ANY side effects of short term or long term use.” Guess what they do know the long term side effects of, over eating, poor diet, smoking tobacco, drinking alcohol, soft drinks, OTC pain killers…… but yet I can buy them easily. It almost seems crazy, are these legislators 90 years old. Wake up!
People should be free to do things that they want, especially if it does not hurt others and there is no eminent danger to the person. Such as if someone used Kratom even a large amount the could die instantly. I do not know, I have not read, but it does not mean it can not happen, but it does not seem that anyone has died from using Kratom, over dosed from using Kratom, or developed long term side effects. There may be examples of each of these, but I can not find any documented cases.
In fact from my personal test of using Kratom I found it to be useful in easing pain, much like acetaminophen , except without the liver damage and 15,000 deaths a years it causes. I also noticed a slight relaxing, euphoria state. Not enough to incapacitate me in any way. I felt happy and awake. I have read results that Kratom is a stimulant but also depressant. I really felt neither one but my does was very low.
Would I use Kratom on a regular basis? Probably not. One because I rarely use anything for pain relief, I do not like to mask by pain in most cases. Two, my mood is always pretty good so I really do not need anything to lift it. Would I recommend it to others? YES! I was sore after my workout and it certainly eased my discomfort and it absolutely put me in a better frame of mind.