We are AURA Therapeutics
We're on a mission to unlock the medicinal potential of kratom.
There is a global need for safer pain management and better mental healthcare.
of Americans died from 1999-present from opioid overdose
of people in the world experience mental illness at some point
of deaths in 2019 involved a prescription opioid or heroin
of American adults reported symptoms of anxiety or depression in January 2021
economic cost of opioid addiction in the United States yearly
global direct economic cost of mental health disorders
10 million Americans are already using kratom products for pain management and mental health.
of kratom users are women.
Kratom Was Key To Dr. Ross’s Recovery
Dr. Michele Ross went from being a leading drug addiction neuroscientist who starred on the hit CBS series Big Brother, to struggling with multiple illnesses that left her unable to walk and in and out of ERs at the age of 30.
While trying different plant medicines, Dr. Ross discovered kratom, a natural plant that gave her the pain relief, energy, and focus she desperately needed to balance work with fibromyalgia. The problem was product quality and potency was inconsistent, and kratom was even more legally grey than cannabis or CBD.
She decided to found AURA Therapeutics to make a safer option for pain management available to everyone, and published her fifth book Kratom Is Medicine in March 2021.