via A mysterious supplement with a viral following has been officially declared an opioid by the FDA – AOL News

A pill that’s been credited with delivering super-human strength, feelings of euphoria, powerful pain relief, and better focus has now been linked with 44 deaths.

Kratom, or Mitragyna speciosa, is a plant in the coffee family that’s native to Southeast Asia. When ingested, the drug taps into some of the same brain receptors as opioids, which is why the Food and Drug Administration gave kratom a new warning and classification on Tuesday.

via A mysterious supplement with a viral following has been officially declared an opioid by the FDA – AOL News

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