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Christopher R. McCurdy, Ph.D., FAAPS, is a broadly trained medicinal chemist, behavioral pharmacologist and pharmacist whose research focuses on the design, synthesis and development of drugs to treat pain and drug abuse.

For over 20 years, much of his research has focused on opioid, Neuropeptide FF and sigma receptor ligand/probe design, synthesis, pharmacological evaluation and development. He has been successful in discovering unique and selective tools for sigma receptors, NPFF receptors and opioid receptors. He is an internationally recognized expert on Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), that is under investigation for opioid withdrawal syndrome.

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Our community time and again continues to express and affirm how kratom is helping many not only improve their physical pain but enhance their mood. The bio-active alkaloids within kratom contain properties that may lessen anxious feelings and, thereby, help manage stress and focus naturally. 

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A very popular way to use kratom is to add to hot water to create a kratom tea. In fact, kratom teas are the preferred way to enjoy kratom for hundreds of years throughout Southeast Asia. The question we have is,

“How much alkaloids (the active ingredients in kratom) do you get when making a kratom tea?” 

To determine the difference between kratom vs. a kratom tea, we created an experiment to determine the total alkaloid content of kratom powder vs. hot-water extraction (tea) vs. lemon juice pre-soak with hot-water extraction (kratom + lemon + tea). 

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Healing Pet Botanicals is the same high quality kratom manufactured by ETHA but designed specifically for the unique needs of our four-legged furry friends. Like humans, many pets suffer daily from ailments such as physical painlethargy, stress  and anxiety
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