Many people who use kratom have to face drug tests and they are confused regarding the consequences of these drug tests. They have a fear that they might get some unwanted results, which is the question in the mind of everyone using this drug.
Standard Drug Test And Consequences For Kratom
The answer for this query is that the screening is not done by your employer particularly for the use of kratom and the alkaloids present in the plant do not show up in these drug tests. Therefore, kratom is a safe plant and is protected by the law in most parts of the world.
The chemical structure of the Mitragyna Speciosa plant is very different from the structure of other narcotics which are detected in the tests. Drug tests detect the presence of drugs like heroin, cocaine and marijuana while there is no concern with such tests if you have ingested kratom products into your body.
In case of other drugs, you would have heard about many incidents in which false positive effects come with the use of pharmaceuticals like Ibuprofen or pseudo-ephedrine. It may happen that consuming just a bagel which has a covering of poppy seeds might generate positive results on these drug tests, but kratom is the one ingredient which does not show any use of opiate in the screening of drugs which are done by blood or urine.
Kratom And Opiate
Many people confuse kratom with opiates. Although kratom alkaloids react with the same cell receptors that opiate interacts with. Opiate affects these cell receptors negatively and causes an addiction to it because in order to bring endorphins to the normal level, these receptors need the drugs more and more. However, the Mitragyna Speciosa plant does not have such negative effects and it does not damage the cells by creating any addiction to it.
Instead of having fear in your mind about the kratom, you must know that kratom is instead used to reduce the negative effects of opiates and the withdrawal they cause by soothing the damaged cell receptors.
Drug Test For Kratom
Currently, there are no such tests, but as people have many misconceptions about the kratom a lot of work is being done so that tests can be developed which will be used particularly for detecting kratom use. A few companies have an objective of creating false stories and creating fear among their people rather than giving them honest and true research results.
Fortunately, the new tests for the specific detection kratom use are under developed and are very rare, which makes kratom a safe product to use.
Is Kratom Legal
- Kratom is legal in most areas of the world except in four countries: Australia, Malaysia, Thailand and Burma have put a ban on the purchase and use of kratom products and most of the places of the ban have political reasons involved in this ban.
- Countries like Finland and Germany have acknowledged kratom as a substance whose effects can easily be controlled.
- While in USA, all the states have allowed the kratom as a legal product except for two states. In Indiana and Tennessee kratom is not considered safe and the state regulators have banned its purchase.