For someone new to discovering the benefits and types of kratom, the purchasing choices can be almost overwhelming… and the information is often confusing & conflicting.
Are 15X kratom extracts really 15 times stronger than “traditional” kratom powders & leaves?
Is one seller’s kratom stronger/better/safer then another sellers?
How do i tell if I’m buying real kratom leaves?
It’s my desire to offer some aid in helping you making good decisions (or at least help you to avoid the really bad decisions), in terms of purchasing kratom “Incense”.
Please understand the limitations of this article, which should be considered editorial, because a large amount of the conclusions made herein are a result of my own search for “the truth”, in terms of buying this phenomenal leaf. how long does kratom powder take to kick in The claims contained herein are sensible choices, but are more importantly my own personal choices, based on my wants, concerns and tastes – which might not necessarily correspond to yours. I encourage you, the reader, to continue your own research, and decide on what is right for you, based on your wants, concerns and choices. OK -Let’s begin!
KRATOM EXTRACTS: Upon first blush, it appears to create sense (and save dollars) to purchase 28 grams (that’s one ounce) of “15X Full Spectrum Kratom” for $80*, Then an ounce of “Commercial Kratom” leaf or powder for $10*… in the end, it’s 15X stronger, and only 10X the price – right?
Well, most likely, not. I’ve done a great deal of first-hand and internet research with this, and in my opinion, combined with the general consensus from many other users in piles of forums, is that a “good starter dose” of 15X extracts are usually around two or three 3 grams. As it works out, a “good starter dose” of an excellent standard commercial leaf or leaf powder is around 7-10 grams, or 3 to 5 5 times the amount of 15X Kratom. Well, 15X kratom is usually priced up to 10-to-15 times more expensive by weight (8 times the total amount in my example*), so you’ll likely pay more per dose for the 15X extract then for the same dose of plain leaf or powder. kratom powder florida Yes, you should employ more product, which may be unpleasant to you, but you can find options that may fit your lifestyle, such as capsules.
Something else to think about… by definition, an extract must be removing (extracting) something, so that you can “concentrate something else”, and be an extract, right? Now, I must say i love fresh-squeezed orange juice for breakfast, it’s really delicious, in taste and texture and aftertastes. “Frozen from concentrate” orange juice, is an orange juice extract… are they the same? I’m not saying that fresh-squeezed OJ is way better or worse than “Concentrate”, nonetheless it IS different, & Personally, i hate that tin-can taste you obtain from concentrate – but you have to choose what “flavor” is right for you – the same is true when choosing your “flavor” of kratom.
CRAZY EXTRACT CLAIMS: If you’ve been researching, you might have seen 35X, 50X… 120X… even 250X Kratom extracts. WOW, this should be some potent stuff! Honestly, the “X” for the reason that number is arbitrary, but, since the typical Mitragyna speciosa (kratom leaf) alkaloid content is right-around 5%, we’ll use that number as the value of “1X Kratom”. OK, therefore anyone claiming more than a 20X extract has performed a miracle – they’ve extracted more than 100% (5% times 20 = 100%) of the alkaloids in those leaves!! You don’t want to “dose-up” on something sold as what must be a lie (or at least a careful deception)? Personally, I’m also dubious of anything labeled & branded as “Super” or “Ultra” or “ultimate”… you obtain the idea.
PLEASE, STAY AWAY FROM KRYPTON! This product has sometimes been marketed as a 50X kratom, or Krypton Kratom, but it is a product that is adulterated with another, very strong synthetic opioid – these things can be lethal! I personally feel you need to stay-clear of anything that is being branded as “fortified”… stick to Mother Nature… Mother Nature is wise, Mother Nature knows best!
CONCLUSION: As you likely can tell, I’m personally not really a great fan of kratom extracts, it’s my belief that kratom should be used responsibly in its natural, unadulterated form.