The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a public health advisory on the use of kratom, a botanical substance that has raised significant concerns over the past several years due to its increasing prevalence and potential safety risks. The kratom plant is native to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea and has gained popularity in the U.S. as a “safe” treatment with broad healing properties. Learn more about the health advisory here.
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