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Medicinal Benefits of Kratom and White Willow Extract
Kratom, coming from the same family as coffee plants, activates similar pathways as does caffeine, leading to reports of stimulation and increases in energy. This same pathway is potentially responsible for reported feelings of relaxation and anti-anxiety.
The two most active compounds in Kratom, Mitragynine and 7-hydroxy mitragynine, are responsible for the opioid-like effects of the plant. Mitragynine, in particular, activates spinal serotonergic and noradrenergic pathways similar in action to morphine with about 13 times greater affinity for the receptors in this pathway. 7-hydroxy mitragynine may have an even greater affinity for opioid receptors in the brain.
These pathways that mimic caffeine and opioid compounds are primarily responsible for reported benefits such as heightened focus, pain relief, and greater social behavior.
Vitalize contains, in addition to Kratom, White Willow extract that has potent anti-inflammatory properties similar in mechanism to aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs). The main active ingredient, Salicin, operates in a very similar manner to aspirin. NSAIDs Inhibit prostaglandin formation, which are pro-inflammatory molecules.
Why Use Kratom?
Kratom offers a pain relief solution that avoids the highly addictive and commonly prescribed opioids that most doctors are fond of treating commonplace muscle and joint pain. Kratom also offers an alternative to daily caffeine supplements with a kick of energy that is also less addictive than caffeine tends to be. All this is offered in tasty varieties that beat the bitter taste of black coffee.
The White Willow extract, along with Kratom extract, offers anti-inflammatory benefits for those unable to use aspirin for common ailments like joint pain and fever. This in addition to the benefits of Kratom, also in a delicious solution that is less than 2 oz in volume.