• “Kratom” commonly refers to an herbal substance that can produce opioid- and stimulant-like effects. 
  • While there are no uses for kratom approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, people report using kratom to manage drug withdrawal symptoms and cravings (especially related to opioid use), pain, fatigue and mental health problems.

  • Rare but serious effects have been reported in people who use kratom, including psychiatric, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and respiratory problems.

  • Kratom is currently legal in Iowa.

DEA Fact Sheet - Kratom

NIDA - Kratom

LAPPA - Regulation of Kratom in America