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Kratom for Herbal Supplementation User Reviews

Kratom has an average rating of 8.2 out of 10 from a total of 28 reviews for the treatment of Herbal Supplementation. 82% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 14% reported a negative experience.

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8.2/10 average rating

28 ratings from 32 user reviews.

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Reviews for Kratom

  • Snick...
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • October 29, 2020

"After injuring my back in 2012, I was prescribed 40mg of oxycodone a day, and that continued for the next 6 years. After discovering Kratom, I was able to wean myself off of all opiates within 30 days. I have been using Kratom for more than two years. Last year, I had a set of liver enzyme profile tests taken as a baseline. My concern is that I’ve heard reports that Kratom damages the liver. These tests have just been repeated a year later. First, let me state I make no endorsements; I’m only relating my experiences. I take it about once or twice a day every day. Sometimes I feel slightly euphoric for 10 minutes or so; sometimes I don’t. I feel more energetic, and at 65, that’s a plus; and the back pain relief effects are real. The only adverse effect I’ve experienced is constipation. The liver tests showed no liver damage."

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  • Greed...
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • March 14, 2021

"I have chronic back pain from multiple injuries and had been using prescribed MS Contin (extended-release morphine) 15mg twice daily along with epidural injections 3 times a year. Constant pain is my life. Needed to drug test for a new job, so to avoid stigma, explanations, and not getting hired, I stopped taking the morphine cold turkey. The withdrawals were HORRIBLE! I saw a documentary on Kratom that claimed to help with opioid withdrawals and pain relief. So as soon as I could, I found a source and experimented with dosage. For me, Kratom is a miracle! Withdrawals stopped almost immediately! The pain levels in my back also reduced substantially. No euphoria or unwanted effects have presented. I think Kratom should be really studied for the good of humanity. However, I fear big pharmaceutical companies will block efforts because of potential revenue loss. I hope I am wrong about this last bit."

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  • DLano
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • September 13, 2020

"I had increasing suicidal thoughts since the early 2000s. I felt helpless and hopeless. I tried several different prescription antidepressants, but their effectiveness would wear off. In addition, these were addictive, although ineffective and financially prohibitive. So then I tried herbal remedies, natural stress relievers, meditation, and so forth. These were a little helpful, but I would have strong unmanageable bouts of depression. This continued for years. I felt so lost. Then a friend mentioned Kratom. I was very skeptical, so I researched and gathered information. In spite of the warnings, I gave it a try, and I found it to be miraculous for me. Occasionally, I have to adjust the mg down or dose times, but it works so well for me. Care must be taken with taking too much because it can make one drowsy for driving, but so can other prescription medications. What is the safe dose? This must be studied. If it wasn't for this herb, I have no doubt that I would not be here."

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  • Sara...
  • Taken for 5 to 10 years
  • February 6, 2023

"I bought my first kilo of Kratom 6 years ago after being enslaved to opiates/heroin/fentanyl for a decade. I overdosed twice and was miraculously found by friends in time. Was spending 300$ a day and earning money in terrible and illegal ways to support my addiction. The kilo was only $50 The one kilo lasted me 6 months of daily and heavy use. It completely cured my withdrawal symptoms and gave me my life and money back, more importantly my life. I have my friends again. I never feel "high" or inebriated but healthy and happy and free of the flu like withdrawal symptoms. I am close to my family again, I am proud of the life and career I now have. It saved my life in every way. I am alive and happy thanks to this miracle plant. If you are in the position that I was, please try this! Fentanyl is being laced in everything on the streets and it WILL take your life. I wouldn't be alive if not for kratom."

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  • Jones
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • May 8, 2022

"Do not listen to bad reviews!! It is a Godsend!! No more Big Pharma!!!! Wake up people!!! I use the green Maeng Da daily from a reputable source. The taste is horrible at first, but you get used to it...but what do you expect it to taste like?! It is natural greens!! It beats everything else I've found thus far. I've had Fibromyalgia and chronic pain for 20 years. Kratom is a LIFESAVER. Are you getting this???? Please don't listen to negative reviews and try for yourself."

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  • WASPE...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • February 25, 2021

"Kratom has been the only herbal supplement that has been effective for a variety of physical, mental and emotional challenges. 1. I have several debilitating back injuries from an auto accident and severe scoliosis. Surgery was not an option, and spinal injections were ineffective. I was prescribed various opiates for years, with pain management alternating the dosage and drug. This stopped the pain from a few hours to days with transdermal patches. I did not like the side effects. Kratom has provided the only relief that I have ever experienced without opioids. CBD and medical marijuana were horrible for me. 2. Research is very important since there are so many strains for so many symptoms. I have ADD so I use a strain for focus and quit the prescribed medication. The results are incredible for my focus and clarity of thought. I use the red strain for my pain. I use a green strain for increased focus, white for energy, and red for pain.I have my life back."

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  • Chris...
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • February 21, 2020

"Kratom is a miracle drug. I do suffer from back pain due to my work in the restauration being constantly up never seated , I developed a back pain quite severe due to my hard work at the shop. I took kratom for dépression first of but after my first dose, my back pain disappeared completely all together with elevation mood and depressing symptoms completely gone. This herb is a god sent, never stopped using it now, never have a dull day while on it I can work at my best all the time and being so efficient that I wonder how I managed before and how the hell this herb is not more known. I want everyone to use this herd at least once in their life. This has to be a true revelation for everyone. Love it"

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  • Meeee...
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • August 28, 2021

"I have a painful chronic illness. I took 40 MG of oxycodone a day. Now I take Kratom and have no need for the oxycodone. After 2 years of oxycodone use, I began to feel depressed and apathetic. And, it was not even getting rid of my pain for more than 30 min. I had read about kratom and decided anything was better than oxycodone. After a week of oxycodone withdrawal the kratom finally took affect. The pain relief is longer lasting and the apathy that comes with typical opioids faded away. I have done a lot of research on Kratom and have a degree in pharmacology. While some can become physically dependent, its withdrawal lesser than that of SSRI, as far as I know. Due to the benefits I receive from kratom, mild dependency is a fair trade, especially compared to the major withdrawal symptoms that come from SSRI's and opioid pain medication."

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • September 1, 2021

"I was in a very bad car accident at the age of 21. I've had several knee surgeries and chronic back pain and was on pain management for years taking oxycodone. A true addict I was. I got tired of it and started looking up natural pain relief solutions. I stumbled upon kratom and my life has changed since the first day I took Kratom I haven't taken another Percocet. It was truly a Godsend. I can't seem to find an end to the benefits... No more depression, 0 pain. Focus .. Energy.. Makes me feel young again."

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  • CALI
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • August 8, 2021

"kratom for 3+ years now. 30 years old She’s 61. First you have to find FRESH product from a reliable source. No smoke shops and try to get it locally from someone who’s Passionate about it. I don’t like reds (too sleepy) and I get a mixture of 30%white and 70% green with young leaves. I used to spend crazy money on opiate pills and struggled to stop. I started taking kratom and Immediately preferred it. THEY HAVE SIMILAR EFFECTS AS OPIATES! It can make you hot and sweat. Sedated or jittery. Too much makes you Nauseated and Constipation. I take 3-4 tsp in a water bottle 2-3 times a day and Have a mild dependency now. I start to drag after 8 hours without it. Lately I’ve noticed I feel crappy in the morning. I would run out and feel mild withdrawals for 24 hours (nothing like pills). I spend $100 a month on one kilo for two people. This medicine is so amazing! I don’t even want opiates now."

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • May 22, 2020

"First I started to use Kratom to improve my ability to learn during my exams. Kratom is a miracle drug for me, since it has the perfect balance between the stimulants and the sedatives. It has a very unique effect, it doesn't make you numb, yet it won't increase your pulse rate or blood pressure like energy drinks/coffee. Simply kratom is just right, it gives you energy and relaxation at the same time. I advise you to be careful, since it is quite addictive so don't use it more than 3 times per week. My first doses were 2.5gm (mixed with fruit yoghurt or chocolate pudding), now after 3 years of consumption I raised it to 5 gm. The effect is short, it only lasts for me like 2 hours. Then you will possible feel fatigue, dizziness but nothing serious."

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  • TRACER
  • March 22, 2020

"I have been using Kratom for pain relief due to back problems, arthritis, carpal tunnel...and I, too find it to produce miraculous results. I started using it in 2018 and take it in powder form with orange juice for maximum effects. My only concern is that it may be damaging my liver, but I need to have labs to know for sure, I certainly hope it isn't outlawed in the USA If so ; my quality of life will be greatly reduced."

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  • Carley...
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • March 25, 2023

"There is definitely a stigma surrounding Kratom and whether or not it is effective and safe. I understand why, but Kratom has improved my quality of life SO much! I suffer from severe depression and an anxiety disorder. Kratom calms my anxiety and boosts my mood, gives me energy and motivation, and anyone suffering from these things knows that they cause physical pain. Chest pains, body aches, Stomach pains, etc. and so Kratom calms those pains as well. if you had a bad experience with Kratom, I completely understand. but please don’t ruin this amazing plant for those of us that it greatly benefits."

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  • SteveO
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • October 17, 2023

"I have taken 3 grams in the morning and 3 grams in the early evening for two full years. It has stopped my constant diarrhea and stomach aches from IBS. It has also relieved my lower back pain. If the DEA takes this plant off the market, it would be a shame. I am 62 years old and active. I believe anybody reporting dire effects were either combining or totally abusing the substance."

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  • jenni...
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • September 21, 2023

"Relieved every ounce of my debilitating depression. It does not make me high... instead, I feel like everything is going to be okay. I have goals, I feel motivated and I am living life. Do not take an overdose or your body will become addicted. Taking too much of anything causes harm. I take between 1-3 tsp. a day depending on the severity of how I am feeling. You need to mix up the variety of kratom you are taking so your body feels like it's trying something new, at least every 30 days. If you eat 2 bags of kratom, you will probably die... this should be clearly obvious. This is not meant to be eaten by the pound, only in small amounts. Also, purchase kratom from a reliable company, not out of a smoke shop with hand-written bags. You don't know what's in those bags. My side effects are morning bitchiness, mild body aches, constipation, and sometimes a runny nose. The pros outweigh the negatives. Kratom saved my life. It's better than any other prescribed medicine and works in 20 mins. Love it."

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  • Beach...
  • Taken for 5 to 10 years
  • November 25, 2021

"I've been using Kratom daily for 7 years and I've never experienced any issues, but I also only use a small amount at a time. Typically they might say use a teaspoon, but I only use 1/16, 1/8 to 1/4 at a time every several hours. It's more than enough for me and also reduces the chances of getting any side effects. When I first started Kratom I was taking a lot more and I had side effects and withdrawals. It prompted me to work on reducing if not dissolving my usage. I was able to effectively reduce to the amount I listed above daily and not run into any unwanted side effects. As much as I'd love to function without this or without needing anything, unfortunately that's not possible in this kind of a world. I have too much PTSD and anxiety and social anxiety. Using this makes me less awkward and more sociable with less anxiety as a result. There's no way I can just walk outside to the onslaught of cars and rude people without Kratom."

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  • Anony...
  • Taken for 5 to 10 years
  • November 4, 2021

"Kratom has drastically improved my conditions such as major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, IBS, celiac disease, and more. Thank you so much for kratom it is life saving as I’ve tried everything else. Literally…"

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  • Jeff
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • March 23, 2024

"I developed lower back and neck pain at age 62. My doctor referred me to a pain clinic. Over the course of six months, I was prescribed hydrocodone (Vicodin), Oxycodone, and finally 30 mg Morphine. None of them have provided much relief. A friend recommended I try Kratom. It worked better than any of the prescribed medications. I currently take 6 grams once a day. Red Bali. 10/10"

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  • Mmike
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • May 24, 2021

"DO NOT USE THIS!! My body became highly dependent on it and doctors had to put me on a breathing machine and monitor me while I was detoxing. Detox is way worse then heroin!!! I repeat!! DO NOT USE THIS KRATOM."

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  • Danny
  • Taken for 10 years or more
  • April 6, 2022

"After more then 20yrs hooked on pain pills I was able to quit using kratom with virtually no withdrawal symptoms. I been using kratom daily like coffee for energy boost. It also helped my depression but most of all, it literally gets rid of my IBS symptoms I had my whole life. Addictive? As addictive as caffeine, candy, etc. I ran out once and went over a week without it and literally had no withdrawal symptoms. Just like anything else, make sure you get good quality kratom."

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  • Snick...
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • December 27, 2020

"I would like to add to my original post. There are 2 additional side effects that I have observed with Kratom which is similar to what I have experienced with opioids. (1) a cough, it comes and goes with my Kratom use, I occasionally cough up a little goo and it clears up in a day or two after I stop. I don't mean to say I run around coughing all the time, it is just an occasional cough. (2) If I take a lot, I notice a swelling of the lymph nodes in one arm pit. This has always returned to normal within one day with reduced consumption."

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  • guita...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • September 28, 2022

"A friend recommended Kratom to me, as we both suffer from recurring back pain. I had immediate pain relief as well as a lift in my mood for hours. I was a little concerned, as something that makes me feel this good, may seem "too good to be true". I did switch from the Green Maeng Da to the Red, as the "mood lift" was considerably more mild for me personally. I've done more research and am concerned about the "addictive properties" as explained by some websites. The relief I get from the pain - with merely a dash of the powder - is amazingly beneficial to this point. 1 week into use."

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  • Deana
  • Taken for 5 to 10 years
  • April 17, 2022

"Long story short: have long term pain for decades, on many opioids like oxy & fentanyl patches for years. I hated the addiction & had lots of issues. It stops working after a while & I was scared to increase an already huge dose of oxy at 240 mg a day then 100 mcg fentanyl so I had rapid detox procedure to withdraw painlessly from it & switched to kratom when not having anything was too painful. It’s a mixed bag. It will stop any withdrawal for sure & if u take enough of it it will get rid of your pain as well as opioids. It’s cheap, easy to get & legal in most places. The cons are constipation requiring miralax & dulcolax daily. It is addictive for sure no question but the withdrawal isn’t as severe as opioids. You’ll become tolerant & will need higher doses. It’s a hassle to consume. It’s a lot of plant material which I put in capsules & need to take large numbers of them daily. Some are lucky to need far less."

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  • buddy
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • April 2, 2023

"Be aware! Don't be fooled by this opiate substitute. Kratom is a very sneaky and powerful drug. It is legal and easy to obtain but that is the problem. I was using Kratom for recreational use for many years and thought I had control but when I wanted to stop I couldn't. I had withdrawals and had to enter rehab for it. Be aware! If you are a drug addict this is not a safe alternative. It is just another vice that will trick you and hold you, hostage."

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  • Faith...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • January 25, 2023

"I have suffered with severe Restless Leg Syndrome for years, nothing would help for very long. I also have chronic pain from arthritis. I decided to buy kratom from the Netherlands, from a well-known company. My daughter also has chronic pain from internal injuries from surgery. (another story), decided to try it too. We made the tea when the powder, red vein kratom arrived. We were meticulous about making and measuring, having watched many videos on YouTube. The smallest amount was used, half a teaspoon each, about 2grams. Within half an hour I began to have pain in my lower abdomen and so did my daughter. Within minutes my restless legs started jumping, we both experienced restlessness to the point of distraction. Then we felt very dizzy, and disorientated. The pain grew and I thought how could this happen, when it is supposed to help, not make it worse? Worst night of my life. Never again. Keep away from kratom. It is dangerous."

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