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Diabetes is an illness caused by abnormally high blood sugar levels. Although diet and exercise can help reduce blood sugar, diabetics may benefit from an all-natural remedy, kratom. It acts as a stimulant at low doses and has analgesic properties. Unlike prescription drugs, kratom does not induce dependence. In addition, it has little to no risk of significant adverse effects.
Before taking kratom, a person should seek professional advice. While the plant's analgesic and anti-anxiety properties are in the public domain, its effect on blood glucose is still under investigation. Some studies have reported that it can reduce the number of episodes of high blood sugar in diabetics. Others have suggested that it can increase blood glucose.
Besides helping to regulate blood glucose, kratom is believed to bind to opioid receptors to relieve pain. The FDA issued a public health advisory in November 2017, warning consumers that kratom can have negative side effects. These include a tendency for people to develop a psychological dependence and psychosis. However, this is not yet proven, as more research is needed.
In Thailand, kratom leaves are used to help people suffering from opioid withdrawal symptoms. They are also brewed into teas for a variety of ailments. There are several reports of adverse effects of kratom, including liver damage and hepatotoxicity. This is due to chronic use of high doses.
The effects of kratom on blood glucose levels and lipids vary widely depending on the dosage. High doses may cause a rapid drop in blood pressure and sedation. On the other hand, low doses are said to stimulate energy and give users bursts of energy.
Using kratom with metformin is not recommended. Because metformin is a biguanide that inhibits enzymes in the body that metabolize kratom, it can affect its effects. Consequently, it is important to monitor dietary intake and check with a doctor if metformin is being taken.
If you have diabetes, you should work with your doctor to find alternative treatment options. However, if you do decide to take kratom, it is important to know that it can interact with other medications and over-the-counter products. For example, kratom may be combined with benzodiazepines or alcohol. Taking kratom with other types of over-the-counter drugs, such as caffeine, can also raise your risk of developing adverse effects. Check out this kratom-drug interaction list for more information.
Researchers have found that there is an imbalance in sex between kratom users and non-users. Males make up the majority of kratom users. Similarly, females make up the majority of non-users.
When the two groups of patients were compared, kratom users were less likely to have MetS. The odds ratio was estimated using multivariate logistic regression. To account for confounding, Mann-Whitney U test was used to test for the association.
Overall, the results indicate that kratom has a positive impact on TG and WC. These two parameters are two of the five diagnostic criteria for MetS. Compared with kratom users, the odds ratio for MetS was 0.57, with a 95% confidence interval.
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