Microdosing: The Benefits and Challenges–What the Science Says

There are a few big reasons people are interested in microdosing psychedelics lately: Are you considering microdosing psychedelics to improve your mental health, or try a new way of battling depression or anxiety? Maybe you are hoping to enhance your attention and cognition, and ramp up your productivity and problem-solving

Research on Kratom

Kratom is under research for a range of uses, including in psychiatry thanks to possible antidepressant and antipsychotic properties, and treatment for acute and chronic pain, opioid use disorder, and various mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety. Scientists are also hoping to develop novel drugs based on kratom’s molecular

Kratom Statistics

According to a cross-sectional survey of non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMURx) program, covering a total of 59,714 respondents aged 18 years or older, between the third quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019, weighted to represent the adult US population: There were about 2,031,803 adults who used

What Does “The Dose Makes the Poison” Mean?

Hundreds of years ago, Swiss chemist and Renaissance physician Paracelsus (1493–1541) made a basic observation that became the underlying principle of toxicology: “All things are poison and nothing is without poison; only the dose makes a thing not a poison.” Or, in short: “The dose makes the poison.” This means

How to Use Kratom

Since 2019, the FDA has warned US consumers not to use kratom at all. That said, people can and do use kratom, both in traditional and modern ways. People often use kratom leaves by chewing them, or by making them into tea. Kratom leaves are also or extracted into powder

What Is Kratom

What is Kratom? Kratom is the common name for the tropical tree named Mitragyna speciosa, an evergreen member of the coffee family. Native to Southeast Asia, it has been used in herbal medicine in Myanmar, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, and Thailand, where it grows wild, since at least the

Is Kratom Legal?

Neither kratom nor its active ingredients, the alkaloids, were listed in the schedules of the United Nations Drug Conventions. The following is a list by country or continent that shows kratom’s legal status. There is not a lot of consistency throughout the world of where this substance is banned or


Kratom, formally named Mitragyna speciosa and Mitragyna speciosa korth, is a tropical member of the coffee family. This evergreen tree grows naturally in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, and other parts of South Asia. People sometimes use kratom leaves, or extracts made from them, as a sedative, stimulant, or both. In use

MDMA: An In-Depth Exploration of a Synthetic Psychoactive Drug

MDMA is the more common name for 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine. Today people mostly use this psychoactive drug, also known as ecstasy, molly, or E, recreationally to experience increased energy, altered sensations, and greater pleasure and empathy. Onset of effects from MDMA ingested by mouth start 30 to 45 minutes after consuming the