Coconut oil is a unique and emerging health product that millions of people are using every single day. There are tons of uses for coconut oil, and everyone uses their product differently because of the many benefits that come with it. Coconut oil can be purchased in a variety of stores, from drugstores to your basic department store. Most coconut oil products are cold pressed, which means that none of the nutrients found within the oil are broken down from hot processing tools. Coconut oil can also range from being organic to not being organic, but organic coconut oil is ideal if you will be buying and using it.
There are dozens upon dozens of uses for coconut oil that you may or may not know about. Many people use coconut oil to cook their foods because it is a healthier alternative to vegetable and corn oils. Others are finding that by eating more coconut oil and including it in their diets, they are actually able to lose weight despite the fact that coconut oil tends to have a higher caloric content. Coconut oil is a fatty oil that can help to break down enzymes in food that would otherwise turn to fat, making it a great weight loss product for thousands of people who’ve been using it with great luck.
A new plant product is growing in popularity across the United States and the world. Known as Kratom, this currently legal plant based product provides effects similar to opiates. But is this plant safe to use or should you steer clear to avoid any unknown side effects? The answer is really up to you. While Kratom does have mind altering effects, it’s benefits may outweigh the risks. One potential treatment Kratom could be effective for is treating those in withdrawal from opiate or opioid medications. Because it minds to the same receptors in your brain, it can completely eliminate or reduce the withdrawal symptoms associated with long-term opiate use.
Kratom is a plant based product that is derived from the tropical tree Mitragyna speciosa. Although kratom has been outlawed in Australia, Thailand and several other countries, Kratom is still legal in the United States. That said, individual states have their own sale and possession policies regarding Kratom, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) are still keeping an eye on the pain reliever.
Recent Import Ban
The FDA issued an import ban on new kratom coming into the country. This ban has been largely ineffectual, however, since massive quantities of kratom continue to enter the United States and be sold online.
Kratom sidesteps the FDA’s import ban by being marketed as a dietary supplement. This is an effective strategy since the FDA stopped regulating dietary supplements in the 1990s due to concerns about jurisdictional overreach and the sheer number of over-the-counter products.