A Leaf of Faith is one of the most popular resources available on kratom which is why we decided to feature a review on it on our blog.
Pain, Loss, Opioids, and Kratom
A Leaf of Faith is produced and directed by Chris Bell, an American documentary filmmaker. Before starting a career in filmmaking, Chris was a professional bodybuilder, powerlifter, and wrestler.
As a result of his background in sports, he has experienced a lot of pain and dealt with opioid addiction. He eventually managed to overcome it, but he still was dealing with pain.
He also lost his brother, professional wrestler Mike Bell, to prescription drugs.
Bell has channeled his passion for sports in and stance against prescription drug and other chemical abuse into the film industry. He has produced several documentaries on the topics. His most popular works are Bigger, Stronger, Faster, Trophy Kids, and Prescription Thugs.
Bigger, Stronger, Faster explores the abuse of steroids and its follow-up Prescription Thugs follows his brother’s life and death from prescription medications while he is at rehab.
A Leaf of Faith continues the story by focusing on kratom, a herb that can help kick opium addiction, deal with both physical and emotional pain, improve the mood, and provide other benefits.
Kratom: The Good, the Bad, and the True
Kratom, or Mitragyna Speciosa, is basically a leaf from trees that are native to Southeast Asia. Locals have been using kratom for its beneficial properties in Southeast Asia for thousands of years. Many take it in the form of tea or capsules or mix it with different beverages.
Nonetheless, kratom is new to America and scientific research on it is still in a budding stage.
However, when it comes to opinions on kratom, there is no shortage of those.
A great number of individuals claim that it has given them their lives back. On the opposing side of the battlefield, the FDA, DEA and a number of politicians are advocating a kratom ban.
Whom do you trust? Where do you look for objective information? Is it a miracle herb? Or is it too good to be true?
A Leaf of Faith may have the answers to the questions that you have about kratom.
A Quest for Truth
A Leaf of Faith begins by presenting staggering statistics on the number of people in the US who suffer from an opium addiction caused by prescription drugs. You may feel surprised to find out the US consumes about 75% all prescription drugs and 90% of all opioids in the world.
A shocking number if you consider the fact the US is home to only 5% of the world’s population. Opioids are also the cause of death of 30,000 Americans each year.
In A Leaf of Faith, Bell describes his own journey of discovering kratom as well as the doubts that he goes through when finding out about the arguments against it.
The documentary includes interviews with a variety of people on the opposing sides of the kratom debate. Bell interviews people such as Chris McCurdy, one of the leading kratom researchers, kratom vendors, athletes and veterans who take kratom, as well as a politician with the agenda to ban kratom and the mother who claims that her son has died from kratom.
They discuss topics like the effectiveness and dangers of using kratom, legislation issues, and more. It also mentions quite a few controversial and lesser-known facts about kratom.
Bell has done a good job presenting both sides of the argument and including relevant facts and problems within the kratom industry to give the viewer an opportunity to decide what their stance is.
As movie buffs, we were actually pleasantly surprised with the quality of the documentary. It is well-written, thoroughly researched, and skillfully produced. And it definitely has the ability to hold your attention for an hour and a half and can be a great reason for a debate with a fellow kratom lover.
These may be the reasons why A Leaf of Faith has earned a 4.9-star rating on Amazon.
If you are new to kratom, A Leaf of Faith can definitely provide a well-rounded view on kratom. But even more experienced and knowledgeable users can learn a few interesting things about their herb or choice.
You can also visit the A Leaf of Faith forum to learn about and discuss different topics related to kratom and the documentary itself.
Have you watched A Leaf of Faith? What did you like most about it? Is there anything that you dislike about it? Would you recommend it?