Does kratom suppress respiration?


explains that kratom does not typically suppress respiration at low to moderate dosages. However, when combined with other opioids or substances like alcohol, kratom can suppress respiration. There is evidence that kratom-induced deaths may be due to respiratory suppression, particularly at higher dosages, indicating a real risk when escalating usage levels. Therefore, while kratom on its own at recommended dosages rarely causes fatal respiratory suppression, its potential dangers, especially in combination with other substances or at high doses, should not be underestimated 1.

Kratom Addiction Risks

Dr. Andrew Huberman explores the risks of kratom addiction and its potential to suppress respiration, contributing to respiratory failure. He emphasizes the addictive potential of kratom and warns against increasing dosages, as it can become a trap similar to other opioids.

Huberman Lab

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