Kratom – Facts and Extracts… More Bang for Your Buck?

 

For someone a newcomer to discovering the advantages and kinds of kratom, the purchasing choices may be almost overwhelming… and the data is often confusing & conflicting.

  • Are 15X kratom extracts really 15 times more potent than “traditional” kratom powders & leaves?
  • Is one seller’s kratom stronger/better/safer than another seller?
  • How do I tell if I’m buying real kratom leaves?

It’s my hope to provide some aid in assisting you in making good decisions (or at the least allow you to prevent the really bad decisions), in regards to purchasing kratom “Incense “.

Please understand the limitations of this information, which is a highly recommended editorial, because a lot of the conclusions made herein are a result of my own, personal look for “the facts”, in regards to purchasing this particular leaf. The claims contained herein are sensible choices but are more importantly my own, personal choices, based on my wants, concerns and tastes – which can certainly not match yours. I encourage you, the reader, to continue your personal research, and decide on what’s right for you, based on your wants, concerns and choices. OK -Let’s begin!

KRATOM EXTRACTS: Upon first blush, it seems to create sense (and save dollars) to get 28 grams (that’s one ounce) of “15X Full Spectrum Kratom” for $80*, Then a whiff of “Commercial Kratom” leaf or powder for $10*… after all, it’s 15X stronger, and only 10X the fee – right?

Well, probably, not. I’ve done quite a lot of first-hand and internet research with this, and for me, combined with general consensus from a great many other users in piles of forums, is a “good starter dose” of 15X extracts usually are around 2 or 3 grams. As it turns out, a “good starter dose” of an excellent standard commercial leaf or leaf powder is about 7-10 grams or 3 to 5 times the amount of 15X Kratom. Well, 15X kratom is generally priced up to 10-to-15 times higher priced by weight (8 times the total amount in my own example*), so you’ll likely pay more per dose for the 15X extract then for the equivalent dose of plain leaf or powder. Yes, you need to make use of more products, which might be unpleasant to you, but there are options that may fit your lifestyle, such as for instance capsules.

Another thing to consider about… by definition, an extract must certainly be removing (extracting) something, in order to “concentrate something different”, and be an extract, right? Now, I really love fresh-squeezed orange juice for breakfast, this really is delicious, in taste and texture and aftertastes. “Frozen from concentrate” orange juice, is a red juice extract… are they the same? I’m not saying that fresh-squeezed OJ is better or worse than “Concentrate”, nonetheless it IS different, & I know hate that tin-can taste you get from concentrate – but you need to select 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’ve probably seen 35X, 50X… 120X… even 250X Kratom extracts. WOW, this must certainly be some potent stuff! Truth be told, the “X” for the reason that number is arbitrary, but, since the conventional Mitragyna speciosa (kratom leaf) alkaloid content is right-around 5%, we’ll use that number as the value of “1X Kratom “.OK, which means that anyone claiming more than a 20X extract has performed magic – they’ve extracted over 100 (5% times 20 = 100%) of the alkaloids in those leaves!! Would you really want to “dose-up” on something sold as what must certanly be a lie (or at the least a cautious deception)? Personally, I’m also dubious of anything labeled & branded as “Super” or “Ultra” or “ultimate”… you get the idea.

PLEASE, STAY AWAY FROM KRYPTON! Kratom powder  This device has sometimes been marketed as a 50X kratom, or Krypton Kratom, but it is a product that’s been adulterated with another, very good synthetic opioid – this stuff may be lethal! I know feel it’s best 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 properly used responsibly in its natural, unadulterated form.

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