The TRUTH About Kratom (Honest Review of Leaf of Faith Netflix Documentary)


there’s a massive opioid epidemic in the
United States the most recent report from the CDC is that 72,000 people are
dying each year from the opioid crisis and we’ve had a leaf yes
a leaf called kratom that has been introduced in a supposed to help be an
answer to the opioid crisis as well as withdrawal and I just got done watching
Netflix documentary call it a leap of faith and it is all about kratom so
we’re gonna be talking about this and I might get some flak some of you might
agree with me but it’s a very interesting topic so make sure that you
stay tuned to this entire video what is up everybody this is Chris from the
rewired soul where we talk about the problem but focus on the solution and if
you’re new to my channel my channel is all about helping people improve their
mental health but it’s also about addiction recovery I have six years
clean and sober from opioids so I like to talk about these subjects and all
that kind of stuff so if you’re down with that make sure you subscribe and
bring that notification bell so I’ve only done one video on kratom before
okay there’s another channel out there called
sight substance and yeah he he was making videos about Chrome and I watched
him make but he talked about getting off of kratom and I did a commentary on it
it was like an hour-long video and in droves people came at me like the
creative community will just come and try to eat you alive and like that might
happen again with this video but again watch the entire video because I don’t
think people truly understand my stance on kratom but anyways I’m really trying
to do a collab with psych substance because you saw that video and you left
this comment right here so like he pretty much agreed with what I was
saying and basically what happened was he was using kratom and you know he got
off of it and there was withdrawal and he added you know a little bit of an
addiction to it and stuff like that so anyways I want to talk about the
truth about kratom and I want to talk about this documentary I want to go over
a few things in it the documentary very well done but with
any documentary with any documentary there’s an agenda right I did a review
of the documentary take your pills which is about ADHD medications like ritalin
and it’s because a lot of people were defending the use of things like you
know the goal of that documentary was to talk about the abuse of it you know what
I’m saying so this documentary a leaf of faith it
clearly had the agenda of pro kratom okay now the the filmmaker who made this
Chris he was a ex bodybuilder he was also an ex opioid addict and he had a
lot of pain in his life and like many opioid addicts in our country right they
started out with prescription opioids and then they progressed into an
addiction whether it went further down the rabbit hole of prescription opioids
like mine did or the heroin so anyways he’s been clean from opioids but he
still had pain he’s tried everything for his pain not much helps so he started to
use kratom so I will say this from the standpoint of pain management like cool
like kratom is a much safer alternative than opioids it just is that’s a fact
much safer alternative to opioids okay for chronic pain like I’m a person I’m a
recovering prescription drug addict but I was abusing opioids not for pain like
I was doing it just to get high I can’t imagine you know physical pain like you
know problems with your spine or just other issues like the people who I see
get clean off that like my hat is off to them because they still gotta live with
that pain so from that standpoint of pain management yes but something that
I’ll touch on a little bit later is the the lack of regulation okay so some
channels here on YouTube actually got banned and deleted because of kratom use
or talking about kratom or showing kratom or or linking out to websites
reading get kratom and it’s a very very tricky subject i’m very tricky subject i
guess the main thing i want to say in this video just in case you don’t watch
the whole thing is the problem I see with kratom is that both sides lie
both sides laugh and that’s the issue like I’m a man where I try to look logic
okay and it’s just like just tell the truth don’t try to lie to push your
agenda like that doesn’t help anybody doesn’t help anybody at all like for
example like the opioid crisis happened because they’re like hey these these
medications aren’t addictive yeah oxycontin is pretty addictive but
they lied about it so what happens with kratom is that you have both sides lying
about it to push their agenda and nobody’s getting the right information
so you have the procreative people who say it’s not addictive and it doesn’t
cause withdrawal that is a bunch of crap it is addictive and it can cause
withdrawal okay but then you have the other side who’s anti kratom and they
try to say that people die from kratom no they don’t
okay how about everybody just is honest about the situation and we work towards
a solution so like a lot of people think that I’m anti kratom I’m not I don’t
care whatever like if you can do it and it’s legal and you don’t develop an
addiction to it cool kudos to you but just to lie about it you know what I
mean so like the people who like the
interview in this documentary like there’s so many of them and you’re like
oh my god like like there’s a bar in there where people just go there for
like crazy mutes like it is sit at the bar they drink kratom tea and stuff like
that and they’re like no this isn’t a duo no there’s no problem like what so
where’s my research come from I have had countless people countless people like I
said I did a review of the site substance video and like he went through
withdrawal throughout that entire thing because I’ve experienced opioid
withdrawal oh my yo these withdrawals symptoms are exactly like opioids right
and in the documentary they talked to neuroscientists and things like that
about how it attaches to the same receptors like yes you will withdraw
from it it gives you the the same stimulus in the pleasure centers of your
brain like yes it can become addictive one of the arguments are they try to
push in the documentary is like well so are different foods like sugar salts and
facts okay cool like yeah that’s an issue like
one of the issues with kratom is is that people aren’t getting down to the root
of the problem so like for example they talked to this mother whose son died and
they try to point to that case as he died from kratom use no he didn’t okay
like I have had over 70 people die in the last three years from overdose and
suicide okay and this young man who was using kratom committed suicide he was
also on antidepressants and other things but the mother explains that the son was
stealing from her so he can buy kratom and things like that yes this is
something that can happen you see what I mean like so it can be addictive
probably the best person in this entire documentary is this guy I forgot his
name but he like has a creative company and like this dude is so by-the-book
like he doesn’t have to test his products but he does you know what I
mean and like towards the end of the documentary spoiler like they fund some
kratom research like he wants to get it approved I’m like yes yes yes yes yes
like this dude is like trying to do this thing the right way like because there
are some instances where kratom has been laced with other things it’s causing
other medical issues and that’s the other thing with the procreative people
like no no no it wasn’t kratom that was laced with fentanyl well yeah like isn’t
that an issue like doesn’t this thing need to be regulated to make sure that
this isn’t happening so yeah I do believe that we need to fund more
research and things like that because kratom can’t help with withdrawal and
things and all that stuff but the one of the issues is is like and I won’t dive
into things like methadone and suboxone and stuff like that like for me my
addiction was that I was miserable in life I didn’t have physical pain I had
emotional pain and I was self-medicating with drugs and alcohol I made another
video that will link up in the info card just about how addictions everywhere I
don’t want to be a slave to any substance again you know what I mean and
for people to lie and say that kratom isn’t addictive it’s just complete
garbage like we need to start attacking the real problem and the root causes so
one of my biggest gripes with this entire documentary is they keep starting
to use the word pain right pain interchangeably physical pain and
emotional pain and they keep saying this thing like
emotional pain affects the body in the same way the physical pain does no it
doesn’t stop okay in some cases yes like certain centers of the brain or trigger
like the same ones that would be triggered when it comes to physical pain
but there’s a huge difference between the two like if you have like if you
have like a palm with like nerve endings or you know yeah a spinal problem or
broken bones or whatever like that like this is way way way different than
emotional pain you want to know why you want to know why because of
evidence-based therapy okay like things like EMDR for PTSD so EMDR is one of the
most effective therapies for people who have suffered from trauma so like we we
have a problem in this country that people refuse to address where we are
taught from a young age that you can overcome or you can manage any issue
whether it’s physical or mental by ingesting something and that’s an issue
you don’t always have to do that so like some of the people that he interviews in
this like they talk about like how they’re worried that this can become the
new drug that people turn to abuse especially if it’s not regulated you
know what I mean like kids can get it and things like that so like I do
believe that there needs to be more resources and more funding for the
research and I’m glad that they’re doing that
because I think it might be you know I would rather let’s put it this way
I would rather somebody go through like a medically supervised kratom detox then
go through like you know with suboxone or methadone you know what I mean I
would rather them use kratom than suboxone a methadone
so that’s something but it’s under medical supervision you see what I mean
so like going back to this thing being addictive the the filmmaker in it Chris
he ends up going back to the treatment center that he went to the guy who’s
working with says you know I’ve had people come in here for kratom addiction
yes yes yes yes yes yes my treatment setting that I was working
at I had people coming into treatment with a kratom addiction how can it not
be addictive if people’s lives are being ruined in the same way as other drugs
and alcohol if like is it not addictive like what what do you will is natural
like people coming for wheat addictions as people who go in
for gambling addiction sex addictions like like I’m saying just don’t lie
about it so the one thing that I found interesting and like like there’s a
really rough conversation to have but when Chris is talking to the people at
the treatment center he went through like you can see like this kind of like
emotional turmoil in him he’s like am I not clean anymore because I’m taking
kratom for pain you know what I mean like the guy he was talking to like he
gave a pretty good answer and it’s just there needs to be more research and
stuff but I get like not even again I’ll say this right now for people who are in
recovery there are ways to use medications without abusing them and the
definition of a relapse it’s a it’s a weird topic maybe I’ll do a whole video
on that but in my opinion like if Chris is taking kratom you know for pain
management but you can’t even say he’s taking it as prescribed because it’s not
even approved by the FDA you know but it’s it’s just interesting like it’s
something that I I wouldn’t use like because of the addictive qualities like
especially if it’s hitting the same centers of the brain that opioids do
like my last relapse started with one vicodin pill so if you give me some
kratom like I might be off and running all over again so I guess all in this
video by just saying like like yes kratom needs more research kratom should
be legal kratom should be just as legal as marijuana in my opinion but it needs
to be regulated and we need to talk about the truth about kratom the truth
is is that yes you can become addicted yes you can become physically dependent
and no people don’t die from kratom overdose all right anyways like I hope
you know those of you pro kratom people don’t blow me up too bad in the comments
I’m just gonna reply did you watch the whole video because I am pro kratom it’s
just it needs to be regulated and done in a better way that’s it anyways I
would love to know your thoughts about kratom or if you have any experience
with it leave them down in the comments below
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100 Responses

  1. The Rewired Soul

    September 25, 2018 2:23 am

    What're your thoughts on Kratom?
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  2. Trauma Talk

    September 25, 2018 4:16 pm

    I've been on opioids for pain management for 7 years now for 3 compressed disks, a brain condition, and 10+ continuing ankle surgeries, (all under continued medical supervision), and really dislike being on them because of the long-term effects…I've heard of kratom before but definitely never tried it. I live in CO, so I tried marijuana too, and that does nothing for me whatsoever sadly. I will definitely watch the documentary…thank you for putting out this video! I'll do some research for sure. Congratulations on your years of sobriety, that's amazing, seriously 🙂

  3. Simon Norton

    September 25, 2018 8:35 pm

    i have bad pts and no pill a doc gave ever worked i tried to take my life so many times and kratom put the little joys in my life its not addictive as if i always have to have a break detox tho just as to long doing u feel ill off it so 3 times a week is better than any docs pills but thanks for ur vid but ur opium i triead and tested my self so f off but thanks

  4. Angela

    September 25, 2018 11:59 pm

    Thank you for your videos. I am a Kratom supporter. However I am open to listening to both sides of every "story" if you will. Anything can become addictive and being mindful of that is a huge factor. It's all about awareness and knowing "YOUR" body. EDUCATE, EDUCATE, EDUCATE!!!

  5. anna harvey

    September 26, 2018 5:43 am

    Right now I've been off suboxone for over a week that I was given by DOCTORS who thought that cld help my pain from multiple back surgeries. The ONLY thing helping me rt now is Kratom. I have educated myself though on kratom and u CAN become addicted to it. It touches the delta opiod receptors and in larger amounts to the mu receptors(what pain meds attach to) taken for short periods of time can be a God sent for someone trying to get off suboxone!

  6. Coacervate Droplet

    September 26, 2018 10:00 am

    I have been using kratom for my arthritis pain and herniated disc for over 2 years. In fear of addiction, I took breaks every month for 3 or more days. During those breaks I did not have any RLS, anxiety or other wd symptoms. Recently I ran out of Kratom and did not have any for a week… no symptoms just the depressing return of my uncontrolled pain. I am 64, have no agenda, no reason to lie. I am not lying when I say that kratom has saved my life. I won't live with the kind of hurt I am expected to 'tough out'. My question is who do you want to regulate kratom? Scott Gottlieb? He's the liar saying it killed 44 people. Kratom has salmonella. Oh right, so does lettuce. better regulate! someone is just waiting to sprinkle some tramadol. Bull. One jerk in sweden and a bottle of tramadol and now its all about the dirty kraom. I trust my vendor not the FDA so no, no regs on my kratom, my coffee or other foods and supplements. Shouldn't you explain what you mean by regulation? Rx? That would solve nothing. So easy to call "both sides" liars but this is a polygon man. I am a side of one. Hands off my Precious. I Like your vids and all. you are a good bloke but…. You talk about clients. so you have a horse in this race too. what are your biases? Hmmmm?

  7. H G

    September 26, 2018 5:43 pm

    I agree it should become legal. Hopefully they don't raise the price. But I would like to know what I'm buying is synthetic kratom. Definitely don't wasn't it illegalized… It helps me with energy. I like your videos. 😊

  8. bernard wallace

    September 26, 2018 6:01 pm

    Hey fellow kratom warriors we did it!!!
    Once again we all generated enough public comment to keep it from being included(i.e. placed into schedule 1) in the opioid bill(s) that just passed!!
    hooray for us!! Fukk u big pharma/FDA!!

  9. Psychedelic Feline

    September 27, 2018 7:19 am

    PLEASE Chris! Do a video on the way pain affects mental health? Cuz even I don’t understand how my body affects my brain, and the places my brain goes on a bad pain day.

  10. Meldoesmakeup

    September 29, 2018 3:23 am

    I’m tapering on suboxone now and of course have seen so much on kratom being the answer to the big ol scary withdraw. I was suspicious. Too good to be true. I’m glad i saw this video and it confirmed my thoughts

  11. Alpha Bears

    September 30, 2018 3:02 am

    I use Kratom for chronic migraines, extreme pain and for sleeping. Like every thing that goes inside the body, too much of it can cause an addiction and can be hard to withdraw from. Look at coffee. There is a thing called phantom pain which after an accident like amputation, years after such, a person can still feel the pain years after making it mental and physical.

  12. Archimedes Reincarnated

    October 1, 2018 4:22 pm

    the only thing regulating will do is jack the price up till its useless for people that need it

  13. Jesus

    October 6, 2018 5:52 pm

    Kratom is a great and a VERY powerful herb, and unlike most other herbs with minor subtle effects, Kratom really works.
    What I don't understand, is the Lack of education. You don't even need to be educated. It's just simpel math.

    We (Dutch vendor) always give all of customers a manual.
    We always advise to dose as lowly as possible and have 1 or 2 days a week off… to reset the tolerance.

    Stems and veins also seem to have some anti tolerance effect. Some Farmers nowadays add some of it to balance out the symbiosis of all the alkaloids.

    Kratom isn't really that interesting to chase a high. One of the problems of opiate addicts switching to Kratom is they still chase the same high. But that's not what the plant is for. The Kratom plant will kick your ass, and it will demand your respect. Recreational users please skip Kratom. There are a lot of other things out there.

    It can take a handful of months of daily use… sometimes even way longer, with dosing higher than 10/15 grams in total a day in order to develop physical dependence.

    But the most imparted thing about chronic use, for our pain patients who prefer a natural non destructive painkiller, is to never stop all of a sudden. It's just like some regular farmaceutical drugs.

    Always taper of Very slowly. Then withdrawals are non existent. I'm doing Kratom for 12 years. It makes living with Lyme disease bearable . And after 12 years of daily Kratom use on and off… my blood, liver cells and what have you, are still good.

    As for tapering off, a example : this is what works for me

    If you take 3×7 gram a day
    NEXT day 3 x 6, 50,
    than Next day 3 x times 6.00 gram
    And so on…
    . Try to taper as slowly as possible and listen to your body..
    If Withdrawals do show up your tapering off to quickly and should try smaller steps. But you get the idea, I guess.

    That's very crucial information that a lot of people seem unaware off. But it's a very important part of the story and this aspect needs to be well-known, for the safety for us and eventually for the legality plant itself.

    Be wise, stay safe, keep kalm and kratom on,!

  14. Cynthia Diamond

    October 7, 2018 6:38 pm

    Thank you for a honest review. I have suffered for almost 30 years with lower back and multiple skeletal issues.
    After more than 10 years of taking strong opiods such as darvaset all the way to oxycontin 20mg 3X a day, fentanyl, etc. My tolerance became incredibly high, to the point where 40mg of oxy wouldn't even touch the pain.
    Welcome the intro of Kratom. I definately agree it has addictive qualities. However, with that said, it has provided a source of relief where the opiods dropped off. I firmly believe that those individuals who are IN TRUTH, suffering from debilitating pain are now, because of persons abusing opiods, forced to look at alternatives for relief. My frustration comes from the medical doctors who now put a blanket NO OPIODS on EVERYONE regardless of whether the individual has, and can prove (ie., MRI's, x-rays, history) a legitimate cause of chronic, unyielding skeletal, nerve, and muscle pain.
    Personally, from my perspective I sing the praises of Kratom. I am reluctant to welcome governmental intrusion and what will result in either the banning of, or "regulation" of this leaf. In doing so it once AGAIN puts me at the mercy of someone else to determine not just what my level of pain is but how and by what means I can try to relieve it.
    My life without some method of pain relief is a confinement to my bed or couch. I'm 55 years old. These regulations strongly affect my personal life. I am NOT (contrary to popular belief) trying to get high! Unless one considers the joy and empowerment I experience when I acquire a temporary respite from my debilitating chronic pain.
    Thank you for your video. I thoroughly enjoyed your honesty and candor. I think you are able to see this issue from ALL sides of the playing field.
    Looking forward to viewing additional videos.

  15. Elijah Stiner

    October 10, 2018 10:34 pm

    Thanks for bringing some posative exposure on this to the scene. Ive Been taking kratom daily for just under a month (started up when I was struggling to get off suboxone) and since I started ive been completely clean (killed most of my cravings for the hard shi) I was even able to stop smoking and drinking as well. It works wonders on my anxiety and depression too. Its beena god send in my life

  16. Blackmetal Kerry

    October 11, 2018 2:58 am

    In my opinion as a former banger this is just something else to be addicted to because you do go through withdrawals just like methadone it's just another addiction

  17. Natalie Anne

    October 11, 2018 9:04 am

    I’d much rather withdraw from a natural substance like Kratom or be addicted to Kratom then be on anti anxiety, antidepressants, and painkillers like I am. Who the hell do big pharma and gov think they are? Pumping chemicals in my system that totally screw my nervous system up. Daily I have to put up with family and friends wishing I didn’t take so many meds… um hello I tried to kill myself 5 years ago taking 48 Xanax – it didn’t kill me – so apparently I gotta live this life. So if I gotta live this life they like to medicate me. I now also have arthritis in my feet and knee… do I hear Big pharma going ka-ching ???

    So yeah I’d much rather eat a leaf or two for the rest of my life than to keep having all those pills. It’s easy to say just stop. But unfortunately that would prob not end well for those who would miss me.

    But here we have KRATOM I had never heard of it until 2 weeks ago on Netflix and I think omg that fixes everything I take meds for – I research further and guess what ITS ILLEGAL IN AUTSTRALIA??? Wtf?

    Tight scum assholes!

    They’d much rather we take chemicals than an indigenous pain killer. What the hell are we allowing to continue in this world

  18. Joe Mama

    October 11, 2018 6:40 pm

    It does absolutely nothing for nerve pain or muscle spasms. They recently made it legal in my state because there is no proof it has any effect what so ever. If you take 50 grams a day it can be compared to taking 2 Benadryl, some people call that a "euphoric" effect. I wished I would have spent my money on ibuprofen or Tylenol, at least it helps a little for pain

  19. J Kr4tom

    October 14, 2018 2:06 pm

    There is a good number of us that are big advocates but make sure people know the whole truth. Kratom IS mildly addictive. But it's a whole helluva lot less addictive than traditional opiates. ESPECIALLY suboxone and methadone…. the very drugs they give to addicts to get them off of opiates. And even then, simply tapering will save you a lot of trouble. People say "I just want to get it over with" or they just can't taper but PAWS can be dramatically reduced and even eliminated with a good slow taper

  20. Jayge 137

    October 16, 2018 11:56 pm

    I started using Kratom about 7 months ago. It was suggested by my previous nurse practitioner. Initially recommended to help me wean off benzos. However, I am an addict to pain killers (over a year clean) And I found that Kratom is insanely similar to them. I used to defend it and consider it "life saving" it can make me more social, less depressed…etc. But within the recent months, I've noticed it makes me constipated, agitated/irritable (more than usual) and I really don't like going through this. So now I have learned I need to wean off it, but I'm so scared. One day I am high af from it (on a low dose) so high to the point of severe panic attacks… the next day it doesn't do anything. I wish it was something that could just do wonders and wonders alone, but of course with great things comes the consequences behind them. I hope to be off it soon. Thank you for your video!

  21. justin rinehart

    October 17, 2018 7:06 pm

    I only just heard of this 2 days ago and bought it for 15$ from the corner store in NY then I read it's a schedule 1 in some states wtf

  22. Braouwn

    October 18, 2018 3:30 pm

    I discovered K a few years back. Day one of experimentation I dropped the suboxone doctor. Shared it with a few close friends, saw another guy quit subs and saw my brother walk away from pain pills. Nearly two years later my state gov got involved and outlawed Kratom. So-called "leaders" making choices about the herbs other people are allowed to consume… American freedom in action huh? TN reversed ruling and now K is legal again – good deal IMO!

    K is addictive. Cold turkey stop and an addict will withdraw. Not pretty but easier than subs, oxy, et al. Ideal alternative for many, whether for pain, recovery, or let's be real getting high and coping with life. No fairy tale solution sometimes, addiction and related medical/mental issues are UGLY and awful. K may ease the suffering for millions and I say let it be.

    Research always a good plan, but regulation? I say No to more gov involvement. This is my first YT comment in the years I've had this profile; important topic. Thanks for this video.

  23. Keith Greenan

    October 21, 2018 6:06 pm

    I have been taking Kratom for about a year about 3 times a week 5 grams. It's not addictive taken like that. But it can be if taken every day in large amounts.

  24. Ron Forczek

    October 24, 2018 12:16 pm

    You're hitting some great points here. Im disabled permanent. there is addiction associated with Kratom, anything adminstered repeatedly will cause mental/physical addiction. Flush your system. Im clean from opioids, Chronic pain 24hrs a day, Regulate your Kratom use.

  25. Ko in Wonderland

    October 28, 2018 12:07 am

    As someone who used Kratom for many years, then opioid pills for many years, and then heroine. Withdrawal symptoms all feel the same, and it sucks! And they are all addictive!

  26. King Rat

    October 31, 2018 8:40 am

    A agree with you on this. I’ve been taking kratom for 2 1/2 years now for anxiety. I’ve stuck to a schedule, and I take tolerance breaks on weekends. It’s a good tool, if you take it properly.

  27. anna harvey

    November 3, 2018 6:24 pm

    I LOVE ur channel! And the fact u personally talked to me! When I was getting off suboxone (been a month and a half!) Ur channel kept me going! I did talk to my doctor about kratom and he tld me I was much safer tkg kratom then any lab made pain meds! I have 4 herniated discs and am getting my 3rd surgery in 2019 because I cant stomach the pain. I've lost muscle tissue and strength in my right leg and dont have a choice now. But yes..kratom is addictive but soo much safer! Even places I've called(rehab) and even they have tld me with this pain is not to even try until I'm mostly pain free!

  28. diananana

    November 7, 2018 9:09 pm

    I accidentally found myself in a kava bar where the girl convinced me that kratom was a very harmless substance and she recommended that a friend and I share a 15g dose between us. She knew we were newbies and she also knew we came in hungry, nonetheless we had the kratom tea and later my friend had terrible nausea. That experience left me to believe that pro kratom people are way too lax about the potential effects and qualities it actually has…


    November 16, 2018 8:39 am

    Brother, where can i ask you some private questions that i dont want go spread all over the internet? Im not real you tube savvy so if theres a way to do it here, that im unknowing of, thatd be great, but otherwise, whats the next best way to contact you cuz im not trying to influence people either way. Im a religious person and if i mislead or encourage someone its not going to be a very favorable action for me or them… Any suggestions? Thanks a million!

  30. K M

    November 21, 2018 3:36 am

    It seems like switching out opioids for Kratom isn’t as black and white or as much of a savior as people might think if it isn’t regulated and ends up replacing the old addiction with a new one. It’s tricky.
    I used to work at a smoke shop which sold tobacco products, pipes, etc. and also Kratom. There was a customer that would come in as soon as we opened every single day for the entire time I worked there and sometimes more than once a day spending hundreds of dollars a day on Kratom. He was the most extreme but there were other customers coming in a few times a week and spending a hundred or more dollars weekly. It was pretty shocking to see.

  31. Sarah Andrews

    November 22, 2018 6:13 pm


    You probs aren't gonna see this but it would be interesting to see you do a video on Mac Lethal new rap about his drug addiction. He promotes the use of Kratom as a alternative for opioids

  32. Brittnay Does

    November 28, 2018 10:31 pm

    The reason the kratom community is so defensive is because it's the only thing keeping them off of heroine or other opiates… It's making life livable again. And unlike suboxone and methadone it ACTUALLY gets you off drugs. And people are lobbying to ban it and lying about it… so someone has to defend it or the government will ban it and allll these people will turn back to drugs. It should be regulated… But not by pharmaceutical companies. It should be regulated like an herbal supplement by the fda. Caffeine causes withdrawal and that's regulated by the fda. Kratom for sure causes withdrawal tho, I'm not gonna lie. If i don't take it all day i get minor cold sweats… nothing like opiate withdrawals tho! It's the best solution we have right now.

  33. Ronnie Ross

    November 29, 2018 1:57 pm

    As a fully recovered heroin addict, I personally have never found Kratom to be addictive. Even taking 7-14 grams per dose, I have never felt like I needed it again. But I am not arguing that it isn't addictive. But in my personal experience I have not found it addictive.

  34. Lance Lawson

    November 29, 2018 11:30 pm

    Regardless of which side you are on the fact remains that there are tens of thousands of people who suffer from serious chronic pain. Now you either treat the pain or you don't. It is unrealistic to tell a person to buck up and live with the pain. It is however realistic to treat the pain. But virtually all OTC pain meds are far too inadequate to treat serious pain. Also they come with their own set of problems. NSAIDs can damage Kidneys and stomach and Acetaminophen can be toxic to the liver. Opioids do virtually no damage to organs. Since they resemble our own endorphins the body processes opiate like chemicals the same as the ones the body produces. Very, very few anti drug advocates will tell you that BTW. Alcohol is far more damaging to the body than opiates. The real poisons in this argument are the very one's that you can buy at the local drug store OTC. Should Kratom be used wisely? Yes unequivocally. Kratom use in most cases is a non criminal activity and even the heavy user is no more problematic to society that the heavy tobacco user. But I promise you that if tobacco were to be banned a huge criminal underground would emerge to supply the millions of nicotine addicts. Same would happen with Kratom. Kratom may be addicting to some but addiction only becomes a social problem when the addictive substance is banned. If there wasn't all the publicity concerning Kratom no one would even be aware that people use Kratom.

  35. Allie Perry

    December 4, 2018 1:41 pm

    I am rapid cycling bipolar and I use kratom. Its saved my life. I was addicted to my psych drugs that made me nauseous. I like other various things as well. Kratom saved my life. All kratom needs is a little more regulation to make sure there's no other drugs in it. I watched the video, and I honestly dont care that kratom carried light dependencies, (those with bad withdrawals more than likely took laced kratom) so did my antipsychotic drugs and those were more terrible and terrifying. I dont even crave alcohol anymore. I can do my job without cravings (I'm a nurse). I will say that chances are that boy who stole to buy kratom did so because it tends to be expensive, coming off of it for many off us means we go back to horrible pain, mood swings and depression. The research is in, mental pain can cause physical pain, I've felt it. It may not have been for you, but everyone experiences pain differently. I'm glad you want to keep it legal.

  36. danettel Lambert

    December 20, 2018 2:30 pm

    Been taking for almost 6months and has helped my chronic pain so much I feel almost normal finally 🙂

  37. Jasmen Smith

    December 21, 2018 11:45 am

    Im tapering off valium and someone suggested I take Kratom. So glad I watched this before I took it! I dont need shit hitting the same brain receptors that Im trying to heal naturally right now! Thank you! I dodged a bullet

  38. Andrew Ortiz

    December 22, 2018 7:33 pm

    Do a video about alcohol and cigarettes, they kill more people than kratom!! 12 step thumpers claim they are sober but they like to abuse caffeine and ciggarettes and they are trying to get a buzz

  39. KssN27

    December 26, 2018 5:43 pm

    Spent way too much on kratom ($20 each shot, usually needed 2-3 at least per day) trying to stay away from heroin. Became obsessed with it and the withdrawal was terrible. Ended up just goin back anyway cause I wasn’t resolving the underlying issues. I get that it can be a harm reduction method or be used for management, it just didn’t work for me as I used it to get high and I spent thousands of dollars on it.
    Edit: also sometimes the brand I liked, OPMS shots, sometimes smelled and tasted like gasoline! Love that!

  40. Calvin Powell

    December 30, 2018 10:26 pm

    i’m 20 i’ve never done any drugs (weed isn’t a drug lol) i just tried kratom for the first time in powder form mixed with orange juice. it’s given me a sense of happiness that doesn’t seem fake. It also relived me of alot of stress from just normal life. I don’t think it’s fair for anyone to say anything about it unless they personally tried it because everyone’s reaction is different. if nobody has died from it I think it’s worth trying even if you are addicted to any opiates because for me it gives me an extra boost of happiness that isn’t too much that I don’t feel myself. It just makes me feel bubbly enough to say hi to people i normally wouldn’t. hope this helps someone because I contemplated it for a long time and realized it’s not anything crazy that sometimes people make it seem to be

  41. Betty Barratt

    January 2, 2019 5:04 am

    I just ordered kratom for the 1st time. A specific strain for bad pain. I plan on using it sparingly and taking breaks from it. I can tell you that I don't have an addictive personality and I had the displeasure of going off an anti depressant one grain at a time. Took me a year. That's when I made it my business to be involved in my own care and decisions on drugs. I agree with you that it would be better to be regulated but at the same time, just one more thing kept from us who live with chronic pain.

  42. Merlin

    January 10, 2019 7:28 pm

    Ive done kratom daily for a year now. It allows me to sleep…takes away my anxiety and ptsd and everything else i have, and allowed me to control my eating so i could lose 80 pounds lol. I love it.

  43. PaulVee

    January 11, 2019 11:15 pm

    I was a heroin addict for 30 yrs without a break. Last June I went to Thailand for 2 months and came home clean. I reduced on physeptone for 4 weeks and spent a month recovering.
    On my return to the UK I felt like I could do anything but was not prepared for the big anti climax that nothing in my life had changed. I was living in the same hell hole. I allowed myself to fall back in.
    Ive been looking at Krathom as a way to get away from opiates.
    Can anyone here tell me if the withdrawals are significantly less than that of heroin?

  44. PaulVee

    January 11, 2019 11:23 pm

    A very well balanced talk. I have been looking through blogs which made many uninformed claims.
    All we ask is for honest, balanced reports like yours. It is not hard. Very little research is needed to find out the truth about Kratom. It is nothing new btw…it was actually banned in Thailand in the 1940s.
    Congratulations on your clean time, @TheRewiredSoul!

  45. 2010Baldy

    January 14, 2019 11:05 am

    Watched you're Vid till 4.55 min . There is no way for me to hear and see you're staccato way of talking. You have to calm down in your way to talk . Guess I am not the first one that told you that.
    Too bad that I maybe lost some important information.

  46. Hippie Homesteader Wannabe

    January 16, 2019 12:37 am

    I don't mind a little regulation, but I don't go to doctors, and I want to be able to get it for physical pain management. The US needs to do something about insurance and medical care costs if they want people like me to have to go get a prescription for everything.

  47. Ryan Bieman

    January 21, 2019 2:36 am

    It's been a blessing, and a curse but a much much better transitioning off opiate, but need to be wise about it, I've taken Krtom to get clean, and had to get off Kratom, but this last time I was smart, only used Kratom to get over the worse of withdrawals, now clean.

  48. Earl Barnes

    January 22, 2019 5:43 pm

    I take only 1 tsp 3 times a day because I have a low tolerance to Kratom. I been taking the same amount for a year. I ended up in the hospital for a week(Gastroparesis flare up) and I never went into a full withdrawal.

    However everyone’s body is different. I see ppl who take 4 grams or more in one dose and that’s where the issue starts. Some ppl have a high tolerance of Kratom and some ppl have a low tolerance.

    Kratom really helps if you use it responsibly. Also rotating strains helps keep your tolerance low. I believe we do need regulation for Kratom unfortunately greedy shit head fda commissioner scott gotlibag wants to ban it.

    Also Kratom doesn’t hit the same receptors as herion or morphine and doesn’t cause respiratory depression. that’s the only thing you got wrong but good video.

  49. space Tee

    January 26, 2019 2:30 pm

    i prefer kratom over antidepressants a lot. mental pain is a thing, physical pain is a thing. I find kratom to help me with mental pain as i also dont need help with physical pain. Also i have an addictive personality also kratom did cause withdrawal symptons for me in periods when i used too much. thats why i dont abuse kratom anymore nor use other (more addictive and heavy) drugs, yes im lucky. I still rather be on kratom then to be fulltime a slave to antidepressants which causes me much worse side effects as well btw but ofc theres the helping thoughts and/or nlp, theres meditation, theres educating urself with psychology (jung, nietzsche etc) theres neuroscience (schwaab, volkow etc) theres philosophy (taoism, buddism etc) and so much more. wish there were more videos abt all these things in combination instead of this black and white video that makes the pro's and anti's seem like theres only two ways people think. Im a pro kratom guy but that doesnt mean that i think everybody has the right personality nor medical needs to also be into it… nor do i know for myself, nor is any of that my concern whenever im stable for a longer period. I only know the doctors, rehab and psychiatrists diddnt help me as much as one may expect!

  50. Tracy Fay

    January 28, 2019 12:22 pm

    I am going to try Kratom for the first time for chronic pain. I feel everything in moderation is a good credo.

  51. Chico Lee

    January 29, 2019 8:17 pm

    I love Kratom I use it for work and honestly for my daily life usually when I feel lazy or unmotivated but yes I would say it’s addictive I haven’t experienced withdrawals but I would say it’s possible I’ve heard of people taking 28 grams a day in my opinion that’s crazy and stupid but at the end of the day a lot of people who take Kratom used to be addicts

  52. Jessica Hay

    February 9, 2019 2:28 am

    I am a kratom advocate and a former heroin addict. Kratom set me free from 20 years of destroying my life with drugs. But I 100% agree that regulation needs to be put in place to prevent adulteration, extracts, selling extracts. I'm always arguing with people who try to deny the possible side effects. But plain leaf kratom NEEDS to be available for those who need it. Also, yes, it hits the same receptors but not in the same way.

  53. ItsATeaParty

    February 9, 2019 3:22 pm

    I take one dose of Kratom every morning for the past year and a half. Never needed to increase or wanted to. This shit is gross so anyone abusing it has serious addiction problems. I have been on opiates for pain and dependent on them. I took 2-4 pills a day to control my pain. This was dependency to control my pain but not addiction. Well now you can’t get a doctor to prescribe you a narcotic! They treat EVERYONE like addicts. I researched and discovered Kratom after some very frustrating months of uncontrolled pain. This shit saved my life and controls pain better than opiates when you find the right dose and strain. If I have real bad pain at night I take a CBD/low THC blend not more Kratom. I think there are people who will abuse every substance because they want to get HIGH but there are plenty of people who just want pain control. To bad the heroin and fentanyl overdoses has left real chronic pain patients left to solve shit for themselves.

  54. Andro mache

    February 22, 2019 7:58 pm

    I wish we could remove every human who says they suffer from addiction from the earth. They are emotionally broken and lack the ability to be an adult. No pity. I sure don't think you've accomplished anything because you stupid abusing drugs. I stool think you are a disgusting pig. When someone tells me they are a recovering addict I just say how truly pathetic you and your parents are. Them because they didn't teach you to be emotionally stable. You for not figuring it out on your own. I wish we could just rid the earth of you people.

  55. Tony Logan

    March 11, 2019 4:32 am

    Yes, kratom is mildly addictive, both physically and psychologically. But so what? So, too, are hamburgers, coffee, and sex. There is no reason to regulate and make illegal kratom, any more than we do hamburger, coffee,and sex consumption. Yes, test and regulate the product for being actually kratom, but nothing more than that. Get government out of regulating morality because that is what it truly is all about. The 'moralistic' controllers of the Police State people want to wage war on conducts. . Don't let them. They have no concern for your welfare and little good judgement besides.

  56. lizzy brock

    March 19, 2019 8:34 pm

    This is spot on. I started kratom to get off methadone. I was on heroin / fent (plus benzo) for 10 years, then methadone for 2. I decided to get off methadone at the 2 year mark using kratom. I wish i knew it was addictive ! It isn’t nearly as addicting as other items but uhhh yes it’s most definitely has addicting properties. I have to take it every 3-6 hours or my eyes tear like clockwork. the symptoms are identical to opioids BUT it’s MUCH LESS THANKFULLY. Probably because it is not as strong as a a opiate like heron. 😉 i like that your unbiased and explain both sides of the agendas being pushed.

    Kratom lovers don’t want to say it’s addicting because they’re worried it’ll effect the legality – and the big pharma only wants it if it’s regulated and actually researched . This shit needs to be researched because it’s the Wild West right now with kratom. So much of it is garbage when not regulated / research funded. I’m definitely FOR it Bc it got me off methadone ! But it’s just another thing I’m a Slave to (kratom) and cannot wait to get off 🙂

  57. Destiny Elser

    April 2, 2019 4:53 pm

    Just me, but I don't believe kratom is addictive. It does have a dependency though. The only thing that happens when I stop taking it is my pain returns. That said, I'm not taking high doses, say 3 grams a dose, multiple times a day. Maybe 10 grams a day total. Form the only thing I'm addicted to is not being in pain. A couple years down the road I may very well change my mind.

  58. Adam Duckett

    April 10, 2019 5:27 am

    Kratom is definitely physically addictive. However I've been through both kratom and opiate withdrawals and kratom withdrawals are definitely more mild. But I don't really seem to have an addictive personality and never let my dependance to either get too out of control. It does seem like when you take over 12 grams a day the withdrawals for kratom become comparable to opiates. I got a lot of good use from kratom though, and I would recommend it in low doses to people that need it. But definitely use with caution, you will eventually find yourself taking higher and higher doses.

  59. Kelly P.

    April 10, 2019 11:43 pm

    I’ve taken Kratom twice a day for over six years. With about 10 months off while I was pregnant. Like any other substance, if you take it everyday you’re going to develop a tolerance. I tapered down over two months before planning a pregnancy and it was soooooooo much easier than I was expecting it to be. By the time I made the jump off of it completely I had virtually no feelings of withdrawal.

    Look, we all have our reasons for consuming substances… whether it’s Kratom, alcohol, coffee, nicotine, hard drugs, etc. For me, taking Kratom twice a day completely allows me to live my very best life. I mean that in the most sincerest way. I work 40+ hours a week. I’m in the gym 4 days a week. I’m a mother to my daughter. An active partner in my relationship with my boyfriend, with my friends, with my family, all those close to me. Considering the alternative, I think I’ve finally gotten it right.

    When used responsibly, it can be a tool for millions of people to live their best lives and finally enable them to unchain themselves from the grips of opiate Hell.

    If anyone has any questions about Kratom feel free to ask me.

    And if you feel the need to judge me or respond with something like, “You traded one addiction for another” let me just tell you now that there is no other option for me. For me, it’s Kratom and a wonderfully lived life. That’s it. And that’s all that matters to me.

  60. Epicurus _

    April 16, 2019 8:17 am

    I only half way through and I like the unbiased view already. I messed with opiates firstly recreationally then for productivity (they helped me work hours longer than I should have). I developed an autoimmune disorder. Life threatening one. Coincidently your own endorphins regulate your immune system . One of the alternative treatments with an allegedly high success rate involves blocking opiate receptors while you sleep to make your body produce more of its own endorphins (ENDogenous mORPHIN) I just want to say the withdrawals from kratom are brutal. They last longer than opiate withdrawals and basically have reverse effects of kratom . Severe depression. Overwhelming inflammation. Zero energy. I was only on it for a short time and quit cold turkey tho. I'm still intrigued as to why any government would not entertain it as a life saving medication. It shows blatant disregard for life on their behalf. One of my own close friends went to USA got burned from a working accident. Got put on oxycontin. He died 3 years ago from heroin OD.

  61. Steve Allen

    April 17, 2019 6:26 pm

    Everyday user 15 grams for almost a year (for chronic pain) stopped a few times for 10 days the withdrawal was like quitting coffee and cigarettes at the same time but only lasted for the first 2 or 3 days
    And that my friend IS MY TRUTH!

  62. Margo Susanna Tovar

    April 17, 2019 9:57 pm

    At 13.27 you say you don't want to be a slave to any substance again, but what IF you had horrible pain and on tip of that pain you had depression? I was tappered off my Mscontin last year around this time and the mood swings from my severe depression ugh 🙁 I wasn't nice to be around. Anyhow I was introduced to kratom 2 months later and could not see what all the hipe was about until I finally got some good kratom and it started working better than my Mscontin for my pain. Only thing was I didn't wanna be a slave to anything. I gave it some time and I know my life would be miserable without something for pain and I wanted an all natural herb that would also help me in other ways as well. So I told myself if I have to become.e dependent on something I'd rather it be an herbal remedy than opiates. Ive taken one break since I started taking my Kratom and I k ow I need to take more breaks but I ache all the time I "have " to be in something for pain. Plus I'm kinda scared to try.

  63. Kai Asperger

    April 21, 2019 4:35 pm

    Thanks Mister, the only thing that matters is the truth. I love Kratom so i'm pro Kratom but i'm aware of the risks and everybody should be as well

  64. tweedyone

    April 23, 2019 7:24 pm

    i've been using kratom for a while now, and read a LOT about it, and I have never heard anyone say that it does not have withdrawal symptoms. There is definitely a dependency that comes from using too much, which comes with withdrawal. Yeah, people focus on the overwhelming positives of the plant, but people don't seem to be hiding the negatives in the community. Any time a new user comes to the forums, almost everyone responds with "Welcome, but don't take more than you need, and be aware of how much you take, and take days off!"

  65. Brittany Perry

    May 2, 2019 9:35 pm

    Hey man, I really like your videos. I also had a pretty heavy pill addiction for about 5 years. I have fibromyalgia, and now refuse to take pills. I take kratom, and sometimes wonder if its just trading one addiction for another. I guess the key might be balance? Only taking it when you super need it. Anyway, I think you're doing really great stuff and I appreciate ya.

  66. Cindi Morgan

    May 17, 2019 3:01 am

    The bottom line is this……..kratom is the LESSER of the 2 evils! Ppl aren't lying, they are speaking THEIR truth. Yes, Kratom can be addictive to those with addictive personalities, but ppl who have already been down the opiate addiction road…..its not so important anymore concerning the withdrawals etc Once they've been on the addiction side of the tracks….they have 2 choices. They can either continue fighting the opiate battle OR use Kratom! It's a matter of life and death. Its obvious you haven't tried kratom because you said you may get addicted due to your past addiction. Kratom isnt reported as making a person feel an true opiate high. I dont feel the need to keep taking more and more nor am I watching the clock so I can take my next dose. I did that with opiates and Benadryl. Kratom is DIFFERENT for everybody and maybe some have the negative results you speak of, but those of us who have had positive results are NOT LYING. Kratom isnt black and white, but at the end of the day what is worse? Someone getting addicted to kratom on a daily OR someone continuing down an opiate path that leads to possible death and destruction? It's a no brainer and I praise GOD that ppl like Bell are leading fight! Because that's exactly what this opiate addiction epidemic is…….a WAR!

  67. Chris Parker

    May 17, 2019 11:08 pm

    People abuse caffeine to get through the day why can’t I use Kratom to get through the day as well it’s same family as coffee plant and no emotional pain

  68. Brett Kavanaugh

    May 22, 2019 5:29 pm

    I love Kratom for my pain relief .. i only take it when i need it .. it should be legal ..Grow up ppl .. if you are in pain ??? Kratom is for you ..

  69. rocknrollboise

    May 27, 2019 7:01 am

    Jesus man, why are you so worked up?? Did you just get back from a run or something?

  70. HulkGTR

    July 14, 2019 3:16 pm

    Is Kratom addictive yes, slightly more addictive than coffee. 2 grams of Kratom is all you need. The withdrawals from antidepressants are 100x more addictive and the withdrawals from antidepressants will rock your world like it’s never been rocked before. (Some withdrawals from antidepressants will kill you if you don’t taper.) Kratom is not a cure. It’s a tool, is not a magic pill. I wouldn’t be alive if it was not for Kratom. You can get off drugs and alcohol with Kratom and the FDA does not want you to take non-pharmaceuticals.

  71. HulkGTR

    July 14, 2019 3:18 pm

    I highly doubt Kratom can ruin your life especially not raw leaf Kratom. We need to end the War on Drugs must end. The FDA does not have all the answers they are just a puppet for big pharmaceutical.

  72. Dan Rodriguez

    August 22, 2019 12:48 am

    I’m picking up kratom wish me luck I’m kicking H from 9 months use I hope it works I want to see my kids grow up and live a healthy prosperous life

  73. Gypsy Clownin

    August 30, 2019 10:07 am

    Gov will out law this soon I fear…some states already..Martin helps me…takes edge off my high!!!

  74. albanian_anisa

    September 10, 2019 12:17 am

    A smart man once taught me that there's many ways to be sobar. Its your sobriety. every ones addiction is individual,


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