Mach8, Which Took Over Earthly Mist's Kratom Business Opens Kratom Store in Westville, Oklahoma
Legislation on an alternative substance that some say could help mitigate the effects of opioid withdrawals is divided along state lines.
Mach8 opened in Westville, Oklahoma in the wake of growing demand for Kratom, an alternative to opioid painkillers.
WESTVILLE, Okla. - April 9, 2019 - PRLog -- The kratom leaf, from a tropical tree in Southeast Asia that produce stimulant or sedative effects, depending on the kratom leaf's vein color, has been used in Fayetteville region to both mitigate the effects of opioid painkiller withdrawals but also has been used to avoid the deadly pain killer prescription drugs altogether. Though it is sold legally in Oklahoma through alternative medicine stores throughout Oklahoma, it is listed as a banned substance in Arkansas.
Krista Hall at the Westville, Oklahoma location said, "The natives in southeast Asia have been using Kratom for 1000 years, safely, to work longer in the hot jungles, as an effective deterrent to opioid addiction, as a painkiller."
The DEA has listed kratom as, "A drug of concern" but Jack Henningfield, vice president of Research, Health Policy and Abuse Liability at Pinney Associates, an organization that assesses the medical value of substances, said there is "insufficient evidence" for the DEA to restrict kratom.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2017, more than 47,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose, including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid. They also state:
Mach8 is located at Hwy US-59, Westville, Oklahoma next door to Simple Simon's Pizza. They provide pure, high-quality Kratom and other supplements as natural painkillers. Scientists are finding Kratom as a viable, safer alternative to opioid painkillers. To learn more, visit https://mach8.com/