For someone not used to discovering the benefits and varieties of kratom, the purchasing choices could be almost overwhelming… and the information is frequently 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 hope to offer some aid in helping you making good decisions (or at least help you to avoid the really bad decisions), when it comes to purchasing kratom “Incense”.
Please understand the limitations of this article, which should be looked at editorial, because a large amount of the conclusions made herein are a result of my own seek out “the truth”, with regards to buying this phenomenal leaf. The claims contained herein are sensible choices, but are more importantly my own personal choices, predicated on my wants, concerns and tastes – which might not necessarily correspond to yours. I encourage you, the reader, to continue your own research, and choose what is right for you, based on your wants, concerns and choices. OK -Let’s begin!
KRATOM EXTRACTS: Upon first blush, it appears to make sense (and save dollars) to get 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 cost – right?
Well, most likely, not. I’ve done quite a lot of first-hand and internet research with this, and in my opinion, along with the general consensus from many other users in piles of forums, is a “good starter dose” of 15X extracts are usually around two or three 3 grams. As it works out, a “good starter dose” of a quality standard commercial leaf or leaf powder is around 7-10 grams, or three to five 5 times the amount of 15X Kratom. Well, 15X kratom is usually priced upwards of 10-to-15 times more expensive by weight (8 times the amount in my example*), so you will likely pay more per dose for the 15X extract then for the equivalent dose of plain leaf or powder. Yes, you need to use more product, which might be unpleasant to you, but you can find options that may fit your way of life, such as capsules.
Something else to take into account… by definition, an extract must be removing (extracting) something, so as to “concentrate something else”, and be an extract, right? Now, I really love fresh-squeezed orange juice for breakfast, it is delicious, in taste and texture and aftertastes. kratom powder close to me “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”, but it IS different, & I personally hate that tin-can taste you obtain from concentrate – nevertheless, you have to choose what “flavor” is right for you personally – the same is true whenever choosing your “flavor” of kratom.
kratom tea recipe powder CRAZY EXTRACT CLAIMS: If you’ve been researching, you’ve probably seen 35X, 50X… 120X… even 250X Kratom extracts. WOW, this must be some potent stuff! Honestly, the “X” for the reason that number is arbitrary, but, because the typical Mitragyna speciosa (kratom leaf) alkaloid content is right-around 5%, we’ll use that number as the value of “1X Kratom”. OK, because of this anyone claiming greater 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 should 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, quite strong synthetic opioid – these things can be lethal! Personally, i 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 used responsibly in its natural, unadulterated form.