Mar 16

The FDA Trying to Crack Down on Kratom


There is a South Asian tree known as Kratom. The Kratom leaves (aka Biak-biak, Ketum, Kahuam, Ithang, or Thom) contain mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine opioids. They end up sedating the brain, enhancing pleasure, and decreasing pain. Processed leaves have a reputation for relieving pain and enhancing sexual pleasure. Small amounts are associated with increased energy and alertness, the opposite of sedation occurring with larger amounts. This bitter botanical basically alters mood and lifts the spirits. Although illegal in a number of countries, in the U.S. it is a legal herb available over the internet, typically coming as a gum or extract. More info: and

Kratom to Manage Addiction.
A number of drugs are successful in the management of opioid and alcohol misuse and disorders. <> Recently people have attempted to self-treat these problems by chewing or making tea with Kratom in order to control their drug withdrawal and cravings associated with their opioid or alcohol abuse. Unfortunately, Kratom has not demonstrated safety or effectiveness in managing addiction response or recovery from that abuse, and it comes with a roster of negative health problems, e.g, appetite alteration, constipation, dependence, increased urination, itching, mouth dryness, psychoses, sensitivity to sunburn, sweating, etc. Although Kratom in isolation may not be fatal, its compounds with other drugs in internet formulations may have induced user deaths.

Withdrawal Complications.
Getting off the Kratom herb has its own set of problems, e.g. aggression, crankiness, emotional changes, hostility, insomnia, jerkiness, muscle aches, and even runny nose. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration considers Kratom a sufficient enough problem to add it to its list of “Drugs and Chemicals of Concern.” <> Anecdotal evidence and case study data have shown that self-medication with Kratom components and other medications may result in death. <>

Interdiction Attempts on Both State and National Levels.
Solons are aware of Kratom effects on citizens, and one prominent southern state has initiated formal study by its Attorney General. <> On a national level, the Federal Drug Administration has decided that Kratom has no support as a legal dietary supplement (advisory to diet ingredient industry in 2013) and has begun confiscation more recently via the U.S. Marshals Service. <> However, Kratom supporters remain unconvinced concerning the efficacy and legality of FDA actions. <>

Jul 28

Finding DIY & Surplus Products For Cheap

diysurplusWhether you are a busy purchasing agent for an industrial business, an estimator who provides direct sources for industrial supplies or a “do-it-yourself” individual, searching for hours online for industrial supplies can be time consuming and cost money.

The first step is to determine the specific type of industrial supplies you are seeking. For some industrial projects, electrical supplies may be a regular purchase. Other industrial supplies like heavy duty equipment may require a direct source for regular purchases. Here are several direct sources for industrial supplies that can cut the time it takes to find what you need most:

Moose Trading – Visit the link: and review products like industrial sewing machines, 20 ton 6 HP log splitters, 3-phase transformers and engineered glass and pine interior door slabs.

Surplus Industrial Supply

This direct source of industrial supplies can save shopping time on blowers, air compressors, dust collectors, material handling and forklift equipment and PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers). Visit for more information.

Grainger (
Grainger has been in business for more than fifty years and is a supplier of a broad range of industrial products and also offers numerous industrial services. Shop the online catalogue for products that include:

  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Material Handling
  • Generators
  • Hydraulics

McMaster-Carr (

McMaster-Carr is another direct source for industrial supplies. Shop online for filtering and tooling supplies, nailers, riveters, sawing, cutting, piping, tubing, hoses, pulling and lifting equipment and pressure and temperature controls. In addition, McMaster-Carr also offers plumbing and janitorial equipment, safety, sealing and shipping supplies.

MSC Industrial Supply Company (

MSC Industrial Supply Company offers a broad range of products sold direct. These products include tools, fasteners, HVAC, hoses, tubes, fittings and valves, to name just a few.

Southland Electrical Supply (

For a wide range of electrical supplies, visit the Southland site for transformers, circuit breakers, lighting panels and voltage starters.

PLC Center MRO Inventory (

Shop at PLC Center for electrical circuit breakers, partition and terminal plates, AMP poles, power units, cables and wires.

N2 Surplus (

Since 1933, Surplus Center has been a direct source of shopping for industrial supplies that include:
. Gauges
. Pulleys
. V-Belts
. Sprockets
. Electrical pumps, compressors and motors
. Motor speed controllers

In addition, N2 Surplus also offers a complete line of wheels, water pumps, winches, air and pneumatic equipment and gear boxes and gear reducers, as well as roller chains and links.

Jun 05

Kratom Powder Goes Global As More Learn Of Asian Tree’s Health Benefits

kratomAs more people look beyond costly, side effect prone Western pharmacology to meet their health care needs, interest in Eastern medicine has steadily increased. Asia’s centuries-old indigenous health and healing traditions, including India’s Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, are well respected globally. Asian medicinal plants, such as kratom, used for generations southeastern Asia to treat a variety of health complaints, are experiencing an upsurge in use far outside Asia’s borders, including in the industrialized nations of the west.

Kratom comes from a southeast Asian tree native to Thailand and Malaysia. A member of the same plant family coffee belongs to, chewing the fresh leaves of the tree is a traditional means of easing pain and treating diarrhea. If fresh leaves aren’t available, kratom powder, made by finely grinding dried kratom leaves, can be stirred into fresh fruit or vegetable juice, shakes and smoothies. This medicinal plant has many uses, but one of its most exciting may be its usefulness in treating opiate addiction.

Although kratom is of no relation to the opiate producing poppy, it has powerful alkaloids, such as mitragynine, that interact with the same receptors in the brain that opiates do. However, those are the only points of connection that kratom has in the brain. In addition to the brain’s opioid receptors, kratom also connects with the brain’s serotonin receptors, enhancing the function of the mind’s very own feel good chemicals. It is this combined affect that seems to produce positive results for many engaged in the effort to end their opiate addiction.
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May 28

What Are The Best Smart Drug Supplements?

smartdrugsA nootropic supplement is one that is designed to increase memory and cognitive function. They are sometimes called memory enhancers and smart drugs. There are several different types of nootropic supplements. However, some of them are better to use than others. Below is a list of some of the best nootropic supplements to use:


DHA is a type of omega 3 fatty acid. It is found in seaweed and fish. DHA can help protect against many psychiatric disorders, such as depression. One study showed that people who took in higher amounts of DHA were less likely to develop depression. There has also been evidence to suggest that DHA can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease from progressing in the elderly. In fact, it can help prevent this condition from developing. Additionally, it may help promote cognitive development in infants.


Choline is found in many foods. However, it is typically only found in low levels. If you take a supplement, then you will be able to ensure that your body has enough choline. Keep in mind that choline is also necessary to produce acetylcholine. Not only is choline good for improving cognitive function, but it may also help alleviate headaches.


Creatine is often used because it can help build muscle and enhance sports performance. However, Creatine supplements have also been shown to have cognitive enhancing abilities. There was a study done that involved vegetarians who were asked to supplement with creatine. Another group of vegetarians took a placebo. The results of the study showed that the vegetarians that took the creatine had an improvement in cognitive function and memory.


5-HTP is converted into serotonin inside of the brain. Serotonin is one of the neurotransmitters that helps regulate mood. Researchers also believe that 5-HTP may be a precursor to tryptophan. Furthermore, serotonin helps improve communication between the brain cells. This can help enhance memory and cognitive function.

Improved sleep is another benefit of 5-HTP. This supplement has been shown to help promote relaxation. That is why people who take it typically have a much easier time falling asleep.


Noopept is one of the most popular nootropic supplements today. It has a variety of functions, including improving memory, learning ability and sensory perception. It may also reduce anxiety and reduce mood. Furthermore, there has been evidence to suggest that noopept can help increase the activity of neurotransmitters in the brain.

Huperzine A

Huperzine A is a nootropic supplement that originated in China. It is known for its ability to increase acetylcholine levels inside of the brain. It can also increase memory. People who have never taken nootropic supplements before are encouraged to take Huperzine A. This is considered a mild nootropic supplement.

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