Test Method: The KRA drug test is a dip style test strip.
- Yields a positive result when concentration of Mitragynine exceeds the 300 cut-off level
- Detects (-)-Mitragynine 300ng/ml & 7-Hydroxymitragynine 500ng/ml
Kratom can cause effects similar to both opioids and stimulants. two compounds in Kratom leaves, mitragynine and 7-a-hydoxymitragynine, interact with opioid receptors in the brain; producing sedation, pleasure, and decreased pain, especially when users consume large amounts of the plant.
Mitragynine also interacts with other receptor systems in the brain to produce stimulant effects. - When Kratom is taken in small amounts (1-5 mg) it increases energy, sociability, and alertness instead of sedation. Kratom at high does (5-15g) cases uncomfortable and sometime dangerous side effects. Extreme sedation and loss of consciousness.
The FDA said it was aware of 36 deaths involving Kratom, which it held up as evidence of the gravest of the drug's potential harms.