Kratom Vs Energy Drink by The Botanical Legal Defense

When compared to Kratom it is clear that energy drinks and shots present the REAL threat to the

health of American consumers, despite receiving minimal legal and media scrutiny.

• Provides a concentrated and acute dose of


• From 2009-2011, there were 16 deaths related

solely to Monster, 5-Hour Energy, and Rockstar.


• In 2011, the AAPCC-NPDS reported the

greatest number of caffeine poisoning cases

were in children younger than 5 years (1055),

followed by individuals aged 20 years or older

(938), then ages 13-19 years (428) and ages

6-12 years (83) [3]

Energy Drinks &

Kratom Shots

• Provides a mild stimulant when used in low


• There have been ZERO deaths from Kratom


• Heavy consumption can be mildly-habit


• According to the Florida Department of Health,

there are no pervasive health issues attributed

to the ingestion of Kratom products [1]

1. Kratom – Mitragyna speciosa, The Impact to Florida, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Office of Statewide Intelligence, Drug Report, December 2015

2. Caffeine Toxicity, David Yew, MD Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Hawaii, John A Burns School of Medicine, March 31, 2015

3. Id.

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