Kratom is widely consumed by working adults. They do so to get away from their daily stressors. However, it has been reported that kratom can cause hair loss, which can be devastating to its users. There has not been evidence to show that the use of kratom can cause hair loss. It’s important to understand the effects of kratom on hair loss.
The goal of this article is to examine different aspects of kratom causing hair loss.
What is Kratom?
The medicinal plant kratom (Mitragyna speciose) is a tropical plant in the coffee family that can be taken as a tea, powder, or pill. Traditionally Kratom has been used for different medical purposes in different parts of the world.it was also used for boosting energy and thus they were able to do work for hours.
Kratom is a natural herb that can help in a number of ways. It can be used for the treatment of chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and stress. It has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy for pain, diarrhea, and coughs. Kratom leaves contain mitragynine and 7-hydroxy mitragynine, both alkaloids which bind to opioid receptors in the brain and reduce cravings for other opioids such as heroin and morphine. Thus it is also used in withdrawal symptoms of opioids and other drugs.
What is the cause of hair loss?
Hair loss can be caused by various reasons, some of which are genetic. Hair loss from the scalp is called “alopecia” and happens when hair follicles don’t grow back properly. It can be caused by certain medical conditions, stress, hormone changes, pregnancy or childbirth, or medications that you’re taking.
Recently kratom has also been listed as the cause of hair loss. But kratom does not always lead to hair loss explained in the following section.
Kratom and hair loss:
Kratom is a drug that is controversial and has been attributed to causing hair loss. However, there has not been strong evidence to establish the claims about the long-term effects of kratom on hair loss.
There have been reports of people experiencing hair loss after taking kratom, but this has not been confirmed by any study yet. However, there are other reports suggesting that it does not cause hair loss.
Some studies have shown that hair loss is not due to kratom but is associated with pesticides. Pesticides are chemical substances used on kratom for killing bacteria and viruses. The Selenium spray was thought to be harmless because it was derived from garlic. The Selenium became toxic when sprayed on kratom because it could not be diluted properly by the other ingredients in the spray which led to a toxicity issue. This toxicity caused hair loss among those who used this product because their hair follicles were being damaged by these toxins.
Kratom when sprayed with garlic keeps the pests away but causes severe hair loss. So when using kratom, you must be assured that it is not sprayed with any pesticides.
What are the symptoms of hair loss?
Hair is a symptom of various skin, scalp, or systemic diseases.
The symptoms of hair loss include:
– receding hairline
– thinning hair across the top of the head
– bald patches on the scalp
– a general thinning over a part or whole of the head
Although kratom is not always known to cause hair loss, the scientific evidence is still not conclusive on this at this time. However, there are some concerns that have been raised about kratom that have caused the government to look into the drug more closely, including the claims of hair loss. However, there is no solid proof that kratom causes hair loss. There are some conditions that make kratom harmful to hair, discussed above. So you need to have looked at these before use.