Part 1 - Choose A Solution: Why I Choose Kratom For Wellness

Part 1 - Choose A Solution: Why I Choose Kratom For Wellness

Author: Danny Way

Bad days happen. Struggles and challenges will face you. You can hang your head, give up and give in. Or you can choose a solution, choose to fight and choose to triumph. I found one such solution to help me face my difficulties and struggles with kratom. Now, keep in mind, kratom is not the “be all and end all”. Kratom does not permanently fix or make my problems go away. Kratom is one valuable tool in my arsenal. Kratom helps me to fight constant pain, deflated energy, low focus and poor sleep issues. With kratom I can manage my issues and struggles in a holistic and sustainable way, while staying in constant control. I determine how much, when, and if I take kratom. This is truly an amazing aid to have in your corner. 

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What is Kratom? 

Kratom is a tropical evergreen tree from Southeast Asia belonging to the coffee family, Rubiaceae. Traditionally, kratom was used for centuries by laborers for an energy boost and by individuals for relaxation support. Today, millions of people worldwide rely on kratom for its numerous medicinal-like benefits. Though the kratom plant is from the coffee family, it does NOT contain caffeine. Kratom contains over 40 naturally occurring alkaloids, which are nitrogenous organic compounds that can have significant physiological effects on humans. Some of kratom’s most prolific alkaloids are: Mitragynine, Speciogynine, and Paynantheine, which contribute to kratom’s diverse range of benefits, which may include energy boost, pain relief, focus enhancement, and relaxation support. † 

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Why I Chose Kratom? 

I was introduced to kratom about 12 years ago by a good friend who was taking kratom for his back issues. While I was struggling with injuries and searching for an effective way to manage my pain, I reached out to him for help. And he changed my life forever. Kratom has helped me to get back on my feet AND keep going, keep conquering sport, career, and life. Before I found kratom, I opted to go the traditional route of prescription pain medication. Unfortunately, as many have found out the hard way, opioids are a dangerous and very slippery slope. Dangers include tolerance build up, addiction, and even death. I started on Vicodin, which then turned to oxycodone and then to pentynyl. Very quickly you go from managing pain to managing your addiction. To pretty soon, your addiction manages you. You literally cannot function without the medications and each time you need more in quantity and frequency.  

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Addiction is a killer, that steals your will power and your life. Luckily for me, I had a good person in my life who got through to me by telling me that I can and will die. He said to me: “If you get injured (which in my line of work is a guaranteed 100%), are unconscious and are taken to the hospital, the doctors wanting to help but not knowing what drugs are in your system may give you something that may counteract with what’s in your system and then you’re gone.” That made sense to me, that got through to me, and I quit...cold turkey. Was it easy...NO, but it was worth it. 

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Stay tuned until next time to read the rest of my story...


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