Stop the Ill Advised SITSA Act Until Naturals are Explicitly Excluded

Ban on all psychoactive botanicals might pass soon – ACT NOW!

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We all need large numbers of people to take action to show the Senators that we are voters and we care and we are watching!

What can you do today to help to stop SITSA?

– Click on the url below to find your 2 state Senators and go to each of their contact pages:

U.S. Senate: Senators of the 115th Congress

– Complete their contact forms by putting in your information, and copy and paste the sample text below or make up your own (be sure to copy the text in the first one you do so you can drop it in the other Senator’s page). Also paste that text into a document so you can use it as a script.

– Call your Senators’ offices right away on a weekday and tell them the same thing you sent (you can read your ‘script’) so they have gotten the message twice (wait until the office is open so you don’t get their voicemail; most offices open around 9am EST).

– If you Tweet, find your Senators’ tweet accounts on their contact page and put clear text in that and send it, and tweet the President (@realDonaldTrump) as well.  Send it on a weekday when they are actively at work.  Also drop it on their Facebook page if they have one.

– Share this with others in chats, emails, blogs or any other social media that you can right away so we can get people from all over the US contacting their Senators IMMEDIATELY!

We do not know how soon this could get voted on, so we need to move quickly! Tell everyone you know to call their Senators now!

Please try and use your personal story and clear language to describe how serious a ban might impair your ability to work or contribute positively to society. You might want to make notes first to help you get started.  The second half of this page has facts about Kratom that you can use as well.

This is a grassroots mobilization of people who want to protect Kratom!  Spread the word now – do not wait until it is too late!

A Sample Text you are free to use or edit with your personal story:

“I urgently call on you to vote NO on the upcoming S. 1327 SITSA bill in its current form. If it passes as is, it could possibly allow beneficial plants and herbs that I depend upon for my health and that are currently protected by DSHEA, to be placed on the Attorney General’s hold list, forcing me back to toxic and addictive synthetic drugs that I had left because they were harmful to me. I understand the urgency behind the bill, but it needs to be amended to exclude natural plants and herbs.  As a constituent in your state, I emphatically request you to please vote NO on  SITSA; please protect my health and the health of many others.  Please protect our access to beneficial plants and herbs”.


What else can you do: Get the Facts straight on Kratom!

  • Kratom is an OPIOID and that is subtantually different from the OPIATS that caused the OPIAT EPIDEMIC.
  • Psychoactive Opioids are in all most consumed staple foods. The Opioids you likely consumed today: PeppermintWheatSoyHops, and even Spinach contain it! (Please click links to get to the Studies). The question is not if Kratom contains opioids – but how these differ from the highly addictive Poppy Opiats.
  • Inform yourself and your Legislative Representatives about the Science of Kratom as one of the real targets of any SITSA Act that does not explicitly exclude Botanicals or extracts thereof.
  • Send them a copy or the link to the Affidavit by the Toxicologist William R. Sawyer, Ph.D from Indiana University School of Medicine.
    Sawyer-Kratom-Affidavit-11-30-2016
  • Admit to yourself that Kratom can be habit forming, not as bad as Alcohol or Nicotine, but none of the real Kratom users neglect that fact. But consider: Neither Alcohol nor Nicotine can help people survive a full blown Oxycodone or Fentanyl Addiction. Kratom is currently the only known natural Harm reduction tool available that can never cause death by respiratory arrest.
  • The genuine Kratom movement recently grew in popularity by a 2018 meta Study by Swogger et al summarizing 50 years of research –  supporting its high potential as a herbal viable Harm Reduction Tool: The OPIOID Kratom.
  • The Leaves of this Tree are used safely since centuries in Asia to curb symptoms of drug withdrawal. Also Science confirmed its potential as a kind of partial “Anti-Opioid” (Antagonist).
  • Kratom is only an Antagonist on one of the 3 known Opioid Receptors. The Scientists researching Kratom’s unique way to modulate these Receptors therefore called in 2017 on regulatory institutions to “Rather than banning Kratom, conditions for safe use of kratom ought to be vigorously pursued.” and another one from 2018 hints at Kratom’s Potential to avoid many Opioid overdose deaths by this safe and accessible Harm Reduction.

Send this Information to your Representative now! The Bill might pass this week and SITSA will not only Ban Kratom. The long prepared goal of grooming the Opiat Epidemic  was to stampede the American People into the Crackdown of DSHEA.

Below are plenty of scientific studies,some decades old that discredit the current “Kratom is no Opiod” narrative of some controlled opposition Kratom organizations. Our Naturetrust is sure that 95% of the Americam Kratom movement are genuine activists and as dedicated to our cause as we are. Take a careful look at the direction of some of the associations.  You can continue to lobby with a corrupted organization, but it will just damage the true cause of the grassroots peoples Movement. We know firsthand how painful the awakening to such a revelation is. Consider: It does not matter, how fast you run, as long as you run in the wrong direction.

The Naturetrust calls on all genuine activists to help organize this Movement.

74 OPIAT Deaths/Day were also groomed by reckless, yet perfectly legal Pharmaceutical Industry PR Work.

Many insiders know who was involved then. The PR Agencies are affilitated closely to the ones that designed the newest Pharma Spin Campaign to maintain the profitable Opiat Epidemic: Discredit the growing peoples Movement behind the plant Kratom.

Kratom as a harm reducing Opioid is confirmed by dozens of Studies! 

Claiming it is not an Opioid would serve only an FDA/Pharma collusion
in its ramp up towards a Kratom Ban.

Links to Studies:

Tolerance and withdrawel symptomes

The neuromuscular blockade produced by pure alkaloid

psychoactive properties kratom

Opioid Receptors and legal highs

mitragynine-morphine-apap

mitragynine-analogues

Mitra,Morphine and paracetamol

LodoviciNature1996

LiteraturStudie

kratom-briefing-dlr13

kratom-alkaloids

kratom2010b

kratom scientific notes

kratom on ethanol withdrawel symptoms

Kratom Abuse in Southern Thailand _ NIDA International Program

Isolation and Purification M.S.

in-utero effects

Inhibitory effects of kratomextracton the rat gastrointestinal tract

Human Health Effects

Evaluation of the Effects of Mitragyna speciosa Alkaloid Extract

evaluation of the effects of M.S. alkaloid extract

effect of acute administration of MS

diss_oliver_temme.pdf

Chemistry and Pharmacology

Antioxidant,Antibacterial

Antinociception, tolerance and withdrawal symptoms induced by 7-hydroxymitragynine

Antidepressant-like effect of mitragynine isolated

analysis of mitra_7OH and other alkaloids

A Study of Kratom Eaters in Thailand

A new indole alkaloid, 7-hydroxyspeciociliatine

7ohmStudies

7-HydroxyMitragynineStudie

7-hydroxymitragynine-discovery

7-hydroxymitraginine-primary-active

(en)The effects on motor behaviour and short-term memory

(en)The Combination of Mitragynine and Morphine Prevents the Development of Morphine Tolerance in Mice

(en)Studies on the Synthesis and Opioid Agonistic Activities of Mitragynine-Related Indole Alkaloids- Opioid Agonists Structurally Different from Other Opioid Ligands

(en)Studies on the metabolism ofmitragynine, the main alkaloid of the herbal drug Kratom, in rat and human urine using liquid chromatography-linear ion trapmass spectrometry

(en)Structure-revision-of-mitragynaline-an-indole-alkaloid-in-Mitragyna-speciosa

(en)Self-Treatment of Opioid Withdrawal with a Dietary Supplement, Kratom

(en)Self-treatment of opioid withdrawal using kratom

(en)Pharmacological Studies on 7-Hydroxymitragynine

(en)Opioid receptor agonistic characteristics of mitragynine pseudoindoxyl in comparison with mitragynine derived

(en)Molecular Analysis of the Genus Mitragyna Existing in Thailand Based on rDNA ITS Sequences and Its Application to Identify a Narcotic Species

(en)MITRAGYNINE AND HEAD-TWITCH BEHAVIOR

(en)In Vitro and in Vivo Effects of Three Different Mitragyna speciosa Korth Leaf Extracts on Phase II Drug Metabolizing Enzymes

(en)IDENTIFICATION OF OPIOID RECEPTOR SUBTYPES IN ANTINOCICEPTIVE ACI’IONS OF SUPBASPINALLY-ADMINISTERED MITRAGYNINE IN MICE

(en)Evaluation of the Effects of Mitragyna speciosa Alkaloid Extract on Cytochrome P450 Enzymes

(en)Evaluation of Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activities of Aqueous, Methanolic and Alkaloid Extracts from Mitragyna Speciosa (Rubiaceae Family) Leaves

(en)EVALUATION OF ANALGESIA INDUCED BY MITRAGYNINE, MORPHINE AND PARACETAMOL ON MICE

(en)Ethnomedicinal uses and pharmacological studies

(en)Effects of the extracts from mitragyna speciosa korth. leaves on analgesic and behavioral activities in experimental animals

(en)Effects of mitragynine from Mitragyna speciosa Korth leaves on working memory

(en)Chemistry and Pharmacology of Analgesic Indole Alkaloids from the Rubiaceous Plant, Mitragyna speciosa

(en)Anti-stress Activity of Mitragyna africanus

(en)Antinociceptive effect of 7-hydroxymitragynine in mice-Discovery of an orally active opioid analgesic from the

(en)Antinociceptive Action of Isolated Mitragynine from Mitragyna Speciosa through Activation of Opioid Receptor System

(en)Antidepressant-like effect of mitragynine isolated from Mitragyna speciosa Korth in mice model of depression

(en) Effects of Mitragynine on cAMP Formation Mediated by delte-Opiate Receptors in NG108-15 Cells

(de)EMCDDA _ Kratom

(de)dissertation_oliver_temme.pdf

(en)Antidepressant-like effect of mitragynine isolated from Mitragyna speciosa Korth in mice model of depression

 

If even Wheat, Soy, Hops and Kratom contain Opioids… Kratom contains Opioids
Arguments, and neglected Studies of 
Kratom Science

Just like PeppermintWheatSoyHops, and even Spinach contain psychoactive Opioids! (Please click links to get to the Studies) The question is not if Kratom contains opioids – but how these differ from the highly addictive Poppy Opiats.

The most overlooked fact behind the Pharma PR against the “bad” Opioid Kratom: There hardly seems to exist a food plant that does not contain Opioids of all kinds as pharmacologic treats. (please find all the Scientific studies below)

Cannabinoids and Opioids are most common in Human Nutrition as the studies below confirm. Farmers favoured such plants for millennia, causing an even higher level than as occurs naturally in most plants. One can enjoy good food and herbs indeed as a drug. A little self observation on your mood after a dinner at an Indian restaurant might help you to begin your personal journey to use food to stabilize or alter your mood. Binge eating of fast food has been exposed as targeted food design to increase sales numbers. Nothing ensures constant product purchases better that a customer addicted to your food by twisting his opioid receptors.  Our food Industry has been utilizing this knowledge in food design for decades. The popularity of cheeseburgers has been closely linked by its habit forming Casomorphin opioid content from milk and Gluteomorphin from wheat bread.

Food withdrawal symptoms for food opioids are the reason most poeple have problems resistiung their favorite food. One popular author suspects claims that for about 30% of people, wheat withdrawal is a real, palpable, and sometimes incapacitating experience.

The Naturetrust is gathering substantial funding for the necessary research on such a Kratom Protocol. Please consider to support us once we have been legally set up our crowdfunding. You can immeditaly help us by taking part in our Questionaire to identify the measurable markers of a possible withdrawal and tolerance reduction. Link to Questionaire

Most Foods/Herbs are pharmaceutically active – Thank Goodness!
Scientific Studies on Opioids and Cannabinoids in Human Nutrition

Natural Opioids and Cannabinoids are omnipresent in Nature and Culture.  Most natural opioids differ greatly from today’s Epidemic causing synthetic Opiats of the Morphine kind. Natural occuring opioids in Milk (Casomorphine) are contributing to better health of growing children by promoting restful sleep and appetite.

Interestingly, according to the Bible, the most prominent safe Opioid and a similarly safe natural Cannabinoid were presented by the 3 wisemen to Jesus Christ at birth:

An Opioid: Myrrh is an opioid used safely for Millennia: Link to Study

The FDA may be surprised that Myrrh is used at least since 2000 to increase the effect of alcohol and until today gets insufflated and smoked for a “High”: https://drugs-forum.com/threads/entheogenic-use-of-myrrh.46468/ But even though it contains an active opioid there is not a single case of addiction or respiratory arrest by myrrh reported. Quite a good safety record for 2000 years that shows that “Opioid” does not equal “Evil” if it comes from Mother Earth instead of a Pharma Laboratory.

A safe Cannabiniod and Anti-Inflammatory: Frankincense (click for study)
Its Cannabinoid-like ingredients act as very effective anti-Inflammatory drugs; pain killing and quite elevating in a spiritual way without feeling “drugged” or addicted. The active Opioids are not addictive or reinforcing; the main reason why governments like Germany banned it from oral food supplements. Frankincense as a natural gift was too effective for the profits of the huge pharmaceutical lobby.

Hops contains Myrcene, an opioid receptors agonist and studies have shown that the opioid antagonist naxalone blocks Myrcene’s effects. (This is the most recognized identification of an Opioid). We are confident, that the FDA will only act upon the highly addicted nature of this Alcohol/Opiod if any sale of patented drugs might be endangered.

Common Sugar causes Opioid withdrawal after binges with it.

Soymorphins are mu opioid peptides becoming bioavailable while digestion and have anxiolytic activities. orally administered soymorphins suppress food intake and small intestinal transit via mu(1)-opioid receptor coupled to 5-HT(1A), D(2), and GABA(B) systems. Explanation: Soymorphins act as Opioids of the Morphin class plus the routes of Valium like Gaba Agonists plus an SRI Antidepressivum like Prozac. 

Wheat contains Gliadorphin (also known as gluteomorphin) is an opioid peptide that is formed during digestion of the gliadin component of the gluten protein.

Gliadorphin-7.svg


Black Pepper
 contains the terpene, beta-caryophyllene (βCP), and is a cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2) agonist.

Will the FDA also Schedule these 100% confirmed Cannabinoids:

Flax, its Seeds and whole Plant

Maca, Increases Endocannabinoids by blocking their breakdown
Kava Kava

Cafeteria-style diets of energy-dense (high fat and/or high carbohydrate) food, including bacon, sausage, cheesecake, pound cake, frosting and chocolate: Withdrawal from this addictive food disrupted the functioning of the reward System (indicator for addiction) similar to Nicotine, Cocaine and Alcohol  – but  even longer than these highly addictive drugs(Fig. 1b).

Meat consumers also have a substancial uptake of Opioids from Albumin in Blood and even Digestion of Hemoglobin

 

174 OPIAT Deaths/Day were also groomed by reckless, yet perfectly legal Pharmaceutical Industry PR Work.

Many insiders know who was involved then. The PR Agencies are affilitated closely to the ones that designed the newest Pharma Spin Campaign to maintain the profitable Opiat Epidemic: Discredit the growing peoples Movement behind the plant Kratom. The movement recently grew in popularity by a meta Study summarizing 50 years of research –  supporting its high potential as a herbal Harm Reduction Tool: The OPIOID Kratom.

The Leaves of this Tree are used safely for centuries in Asia to curb symptoms of drug withdrawal. Also Science confirmed its potential as a kind of partial “Anti-Opioid” (Antagonist). Kratom is indeed such an Antagonist on 2 of the 3 known Opioid Receptors. The Scientists researching Kratom’s unique way to modulate these Receptors therefore called in 2017 on regulatory institutions to “Rather than banning Kratom, conditions for safe use of kratom ought to be vigorously pursued.” and another one from 2018 hints at Kratoms Potential zu avoid many Opioid overdose deaths by this save and accessible Harm Reduction.

Kratom as a harm reducing Opioid is confirmed by dozens of Studies! 

Claiming it is not an Opioid would serve only an FDA/Pharma collusion
in its ramp up towards a Kratom Ban

Its Grand Design has been leaked not only to us:

1. Discredit by false association to a Salmonella outbreak (Failed)
2. Create controlled Opposition “Fighting” for Kratom (succeeded)
3. Talk up the Opioid /Not Opioid Discussion as “crucial” (in process)
4. Herd all Kratom movements behind that false Claim (started)
5. Orchestrate destruction of the movement in Media (prepared, awaited)
6. Discredit movement as dishonest/delusional (Publishers prepped)
7. Schedule Kratom and protect $300 Billion Pharma Sales
8. Make your peace with 500,000 Deaths in the coming Decade

Dear CEO involved: This is nothing personal, but better jump your leaking ship now. Let us all agree, that the pharmaceutical Industry can come up with new “ethicals” of similar tolerable and less addictive 2/3 Antagonist. Until they are developled and approved the spread of Kratom in the population is merely the preparation of a future $300 Billion Dollar Market.

Consider this: of the 19% of the Population that suffer from chronic Pain, most hesitate to use the most effective pain medications. Because the old class of Opioids has been demonized quite correctly as highly addictive and killing more than if both World Wars + Vietnam war would ravage simultanously.

What better than a credible peoples Movement preparing a much wider public acceptance of 2/3 Antagonist/Agonists than the current Opiats will ever have.

If that prospect does not convince you, try this:
Anyone found guilty for misleading  the Public about Opioids and what Kratom is will be hit by the full force of the law. Be aware that a just President that calls for a death penalty against drug dealers has that right for street dealers for a long time. Such penalty would be a premiere only against Pharma CEOs and their PR Companies.

Misleading the American Public on Opioids to boost the sales of Opiats is murder.
500,000 dead Americans in 10 years might be still forgivable. Its unlikely that with so many leaks about, you will make it till 1 Million and stay personally unharmed.

Crucial additional Facts on the ill advised FDA strategy

Experts expect 63,600 drug overdose Deaths/Year in the USA, 45,000 from Opioids
(CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics) (Source2: CDC)

Roughly 50% of these will be caused by FDA approved “safe” Medicines:
Thanks to the Opioid Epidemic fueled by the FDA´s  “safe” Medicines and Strategy, Drug Overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50.

If Kratom would be at least 1% as deadly as the FDA’s approved safe Opioids, the 2-5 million Kratom users in the US would have caused at least 450 fatalities. But the FDA came up only 0.1%  and all turned out to be mistakes or fakes, as you please: 44 Fake Kratom Deaths (Nationwide) all got publicly debunked to be Suicides, Homicides or falling out of a Windows…or combination of up to 8 Substances known for Overdoses

The FDA Fake Data on Kratom “death”contradicts 58 Years of Scientific 

The newest and most complete Metastudy from 2018  by Marc Swogger :
Kratoms Potential to Curb Opioid Addiction and Tool of Harm Reduction.
(Source: NIH)

So let’s summarize: Kratom killed near to none while FDA Drugs kill 65,000 People (Round about half of them Benzodiazepines or combinations of both)

 

All deaths were caused by either Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Morphine or Heroin. Are there safer medications that attach to the Opioid Receptor to calm the craving for Opioids?

Well, it turns out all currently used psychopharmaca used currently in withdrawal clinics are Opioids themselves – but very few Medical Doctors are aware of this well studied pharmacologic fact. Except Serotonine Reuptake inhibitors of the Prozac type, all Antidepressants used in withdrawal are examples of “atypical” Opioids. Just like the embattled Herb Mitragyna Speciosa…

Forgive them, they do not know what they are doing…
Nearly all of todays effective Antidepressants are atypical Opioids, too…

Most effective Antidepressants work because they are partial Opioid agonists!

Even the oldest Tricyclic antidepressants turned out to have affinity to the Opioid Receptors. But the Drug companies got them classified for their other ability as monoamine reuptake inhibitors, Neuroleptic and who knows what else…but never for what determines their Antidepressant effectiveness. All of them are atypical or partially Opioids but as no Pharma Sales Reps travels the country to spread this inconvenient pharmacologic fact knowledge to practicing MD’s. However in pharmaceutical research studies this opioid activity is basic knowledge. (Source: pls Scroll drown to the Headline “Introduction”, long quote of a NIH punlished Study.)

So what makes an atypical opioid like mirtazapine  (Bestseller number 4 globally for Depression) less an opioid then Kratom? Well, low doses of Mirtazapine makes one very tired. Higher ones get you racing. Sounds just like the opposite of Kratom’s main active ingredient named Mitragynine, an atypical opioid.

Mirtazapines opioid receptor hugging made it a number 1 choice for Opioid withdrawal clinics in Europe and the USA. But if you ask the prescribing doctors, if they are aware that Mirtazapine prescription for that purpose is treating of Opioid Addiction with an atypical Opioid…less then 10% know about this well concealed talent of Mirtazapine!
But the much lesser withdrawal of Mitrazapine compared to Morphine shows that being an Opiate is a much more complex feature than Pharma PR tries to make us believe. So if patients are tapered down to zero in the clinics, they are leaving them with prescriptions for either Mirtazapine or Seroquel or Tricyclic Antidepressants. Once they stop taking those in the coming months, they mysteriosly “relapse” without ever haven been free from opioids. Just substituted with an antidepressive Opioid. There it is: a broken heart and another lost battle in the mindless war on drugs. While Opioids and Cannabinoids have been with us all our life in the food that helped us to grow up and become mature. Foods made of plants given to us by God – and robbed from us by his adversaries here on Earth. So it seems.
Original Study on opioid activity of most antidepressants

Antidepressants, and in particular tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), have long been known to interact with the opioid system. A number of studies have shown that the administration of opioid receptor antagonists reverses the anti-nociceptive effects of TCAs (,), and that TCAs potentiate morphine-induced analgesia in both animals and humans (). Moreover, in animal behavioural tests predictive of antidepressant activity in humans, such as the forced swimming and learned helplessness tests, the antidepressant action of TCAs has been found to be antagonized by blockade of opioid receptors (). Although these studies support the involvement of the opioid system in the therapeutic activity of TCAs, how these drugs act on opioid neurotransmission has not been completely elucidated.

We have recently reported that a number of TCAs bind to and activate distinct opioid receptors with a preference for either δ- or κ-opioid receptor subtypes (; receptor nomenclature follows ). For instance, amoxapine displayed higher potency and efficacy at δ-opioid receptors, whereas amitriptyline, nortriptyline, desipramine and imipramine showed higher agonist activity at κ-opioid receptors. At the µ-opioid receptor, these drugs had low affinity and no significant agonist activity. From a pharmacodynamic point of view, the agonist activity at opioid receptors appears to be a unique property. In fact, these drugs, besides blocking monoamine transporters, have generally been found to behave as antagonists of neurotransmitter receptors (). As the receptor stimulation occurred at concentrations compatible with the brain levels reached by these drugs, we proposed that the direct agonist activity at opioid receptors could contribute to the analgesic and antidepressant actions of TCAs. However, it remains to be examined whether this property is typical of TCAs or shared by other structurally different antidepressants.

(…)

In the present study, we investigated the actions of mianserin on opioid receptors by using both heterologous and homologous expression systems. We also examined the effects of mirtazapine, as this newer antidepressant is structurally and pharmacologically similar to mianserin ().

Part of this study has been presented in an abstract form ().

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3504997/

 

CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics:

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