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Examples of Key Findings About Kratom Alkaloids

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Dr. McCurdy describes the characteristics of some of the compounds isolated from several kratom alkaloids (natural and synthesized). For example, the second-most-interesting kratom alkaloid to researchers is 7-hydroxymitragynine (7-HMG), a metabolite. Questions include how 7-HMG produces its effects, and what other compounds the MS tree produces. Additional examples of laboratory findings are provided. Overdoses from kratom are compared with overdoses from cocaine or opioids.