You may have noticed a few shops opening up in Springfield, Mo. with the word 'kratom.' Kratom is advertised as a natural way to relieve anxiety, pain, and is often used by people trying to end. It's not known exactly what level of kratom is toxic in people, but as with pain medications and recreational drugs, it is possible to overdose on kratom. Research shows little promise At one time, some researchers believed that kratom might be a safe alternative to opioids and other prescription pain medications. Calls to poison control centers regarding adverse effects of kratom may be increasing, potentially indicating rising popularity of the drug, as is the case in the Twin Cities, Fox 9 publishes. The potential dangers of Kratom are not fully understood. On its own, overdose is rare but when combined with alcohol or drugs, dangerous side effects. Kratom used to be one of my valued allies - but I was wrong about it, and it’s time someone who’s not afraid of criticism irons out the dangerous misinformation people pass as fact. The intent. Kratom and pregnancy: Not a safe mix. Kratom is promoted as a safe supplement, but when taken during pregnancy it has been linked to withdrawal in newborns. Kratom is not opioid. Some people confuse kratom into being an opioid, but that isn’t true. Despite functioning similarly, the effects are not the same. We use kratom as a treatment to opioid withdrawal effects. For these reasons, we do not classify kratom as an opiate. Kratom is known to contain the same number of alkaloids as opium and also hallucinogenic mushrooms. These alkaloids can have a very powerful effect when humans take them, and that’s one of the primary reasons kratom may not be safe. Kratom is legal in the United States. However, it’s not legal in Thailand, Australia, Malaysia, and several European Union countries. In the United States, kratom is usually marketed as an.