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What Is White Kratom?

In the past, we’ve looked at the stark differences between red and green kratom, but those aren’t the only kratom varieties on the block. Although they may be the most popular, there are also white strains which have unique qualities all their own.

Like red and green kratom varieties, white kratom gets its name from the color of the veins that run through the leaf — in this case white. But as red and green have their differences, they both share the painkilling, analgesic properties that most people associate with kratom while white…does not.

However, what white kratom lacks in pain-fighting properties, it more than makes up for when it comes to elevating energy levels. White kratom strains are prized for their clean energy-boosting and mood-enhancing properties and those who regularly take white strains have found them to be a satisfying replacement for a morning cup of coffee or mid-day endurance booster.

White strains, such as White Elephant, not only get you moving, they are excellent at providing relief from depression and anxiety without the relaxation and sedation associated with other strains.

While not nearly as popular as red or even green strains, white kratom has a niche all its own and can be a useful aid, especially as far as endurance and mood are concerned.

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Six Petitions You Need To Sign To Keep Kratom Legal

Food and Drug Administration Scott Gottlieb recently issued a “public health advisory related to mounting concerns regarding risks associated with the use of kratom” that utilizes misinformation and fabricated “data” to sway public opinion about kratom, a plant that has helped countless addicts kick their opiate habit safely and naturally. Gottlieb, who once tried to help a pharmaceutical company, Cephalon, obtain more fentanyl despite the company being under investigation at the time for pushing doctors to prescribe the drug for headaches and back pain, is trying to scare the public when it comes to kratom, undoubtedly because its effectiveness and inability to be patented threatens his pals in the pharmaceutical industry. This means that once again, kratom is under threat of being made illegal by the federal government.

Last year, the Drug Enforcement Agency tried to ban kratom and place it in Schedule I. However, thanks to support from citizens and members of Congress, the DEA backed down. But now Commissioner Gottlieb’s ridiculous “advisory” is signaling another fight for kratom.

You can do your part and voice your opinion by signing the six major kratom petitions below and sharing them on social media:

Petition 1

Petition 2

Petition 3

Petition 4

Petition 5

Petition 6

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The FDA Is Spreading Misinformation About Kratom

On November 14, the FDA issued a public health advisory “related to mounting concerns regarding risks associated with the use of kratom.” Authored by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., who previously worked as a consultant for various pharmaceutical giants, the advisory claims that kratom is a threat to society and has been linked to 36 deaths. And it was all lies.

Following the release of the advisory, Reuters reported that requests for information about the 36 deaths from the agency were met with a suggestion to file a Freedom of Information Act request for the data. Anthony Roberts did just that and shared the FDA’s data — or lack thereof — on Muckrock.

And now, in a recent piece for Inquisitr, Philip Fairbanks reveals that when pressed for evidence, the FDA was unable to back up its outrageous claims.

Roberts broke down the advisory and specifically asked for the “clear data” and “reports” referenced by Gottlieb, including information about those 36 deaths:

“How is the FDA aware of these deaths? Please provide correspondence with any outside agencies or agents, whether governmental, private, or otherwise concerning these deaths. Additionally, please provide all evidence and documentation of these deaths, and further that they were associated with kratom.”

In less than a week, Roberts got his answer from the Center Food Safety and Applied Nutrition:

“Dear Mr. Roberts,

This is in response to your November 17, 2017, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records pertaining to “ALL EVIDENCE AND DOCUMENTATION RELIED UPON IN THE DRAFTING AND PUBLICATION OF THE AFOREMENTIONED PRESS RELEASE, TO SUPPORT THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS, MADE BY THE FDA.”

The Center Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) conducted a search and did not locate any records responsive to your request.

Please be advised that your request has been submitted to one or more component offices within FDA. These offices will reply to you directly. CFSAN considers this request closed.”

So FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who once worked to obtain more fentanyl for biopharmaceutical firm Cephalon, which was under investigation at the time for illegally pushing doctors to prescribe the drug for uses from headaches to back pain, complete made up a health scare for a cheap — and unpatentable — herb that has actually helped opiate addicts kick their habit? How very surprising…