As Opioids Claim Thousands of Lives, This Alternative is Thriving

An unlikely place deep in the remote jungles of Borneo is flourishing, thanks to the nearly insatiable demand for an alternative to opioid-based pharmaceuticals and their potentially deadly effects. The opioid epidemic, considered a public health crisis, has resulted in the loss of lives of thousands of Americans, and the numbers of intentional and accidental…… Continue reading As Opioids Claim Thousands of Lives, This Alternative is Thriving

Why we need to maintain health regulations

Medical and environmental scientists have known for decades that clean air is critical for health. Public health protections have been demonstrated to support a growing economy, fostering new and innovative industry practices, improving worker health and productivity, and spurring entrepreneurial efforts. Business leader and health/wellness advocate Sebastian Guthery understands that maintaining health regulations and improving the…… Continue reading Why we need to maintain health regulations

Bay Area Pushes Back Against Regulation

Used for centuries by people in its native Southeast Asia, the herbal substance known as kratom has arrived on U.S. shores in recent years. Proponents argue that kratom shows promise as a natural means of combating opioid dependency, particularly in relieving the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Despite evidence that the botanical substance, derived from a…… Continue reading Bay Area Pushes Back Against Regulation

Botanical Use Increases Despite Increase In Critisism

Known for centuries in its native Southeast Asia, kratom has enjoyed increasing popularity in U.S. cities. Kratom, a powdered preparation of the leaves of Mitragyna speciosa, a close relative of coffee plants, has been imported for a number of years to the United States. But as popularity soars, many states are enacting legislation banning the…… Continue reading Botanical Use Increases Despite Increase In Critisism

Disrupting the Toothpaste Market with Natural Ingredients

In markets around the world, business startups are employing so-called disruptive innovation to carve new niches in industries dominated by established players. Disruptive innovation is the principle of identifying a new way of doing something, particularly in highly-competitive market sectors, upending established practices and businesses with a refreshing new approach. Schmidt’s Naturals, a startup based…… Continue reading Disrupting the Toothpaste Market with Natural Ingredients

The Future of Kratom

For centuries, people in a number of Asian countries have relied on the natural plant kratom. Native to Thailand, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea, the tropical evergreen tree known as Mitragyna speciosa has been refined to produce kratom, a traditional medicine for a wide variety of health concerns. In recent years, kratom has been imported…… Continue reading The Future of Kratom