For someone new to discovering the benefits and types of kratom, the purchasing choices may be almost overwhelming… and the information is usually confusing & conflicting.
Are 15X kratom extracts really 15 times more potent 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 aiding you making good decisions (or at the very least allow you to steer clear of the really bad decisions), when it comes to purchasing kratom “Incense “.
Please understand the limitations of this information, which is highly recommended editorial, because plenty of the conclusions made herein are a results of my own personal look for “the reality”, when it comes to buying this amazing leaf how to store kratom powder long term. The claims contained herein are sensible choices, but tend to be more importantly my own personal personal choices, predicated on my wants, concerns and tastes – which might definitely not correspond to yours. I encourage you, the reader, to carry on your own personal research, and determine what’s right for you, based on your own wants, concerns and choices. OK -Let’s begin!
KRATOM EXTRACTS: Upon first blush, this indicates to produce sense (and save dollars) to buy 28 grams (that’s one ounce) of “15X Full Spectrum Kratom” for $80*, Then a whiff of “Commercial Kratom” leaf or powder for $10*… in the end, it’s 15X stronger, and only 10X the fee – right?
Well, almost certainly, not. I’ve done quite a lot of first-hand and internet research with this, and for me, along with the general consensus from a great many other users in piles of forums, is that a “good starter dose” of 15X extracts are generally around 2 or 3 grams. As it turns out, a “good starter dose” of a good standard commercial leaf or leaf powder is just about 7-10 grams, or 3 to 5 times the total amount of 15X Kratom. Well, 15X kratom is normally priced well over 10-to-15 times more costly by weight (8 times the quantity in my 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 product, which might be unpleasant to you, but there are options that’ll fit your lifestyle, such as for example capsules.
Something else to think about… by definition, an extract must be removing (extracting) something, to be able to “concentrate something different”, and be an extract, right? Now, I really love fresh-squeezed orange juice for breakfast, it is 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 better or worse than “Concentrate”, but it IS different, & I personally hate that tin-can taste you get from concentrate – but you need to select what “flavor” is right for you – the same holds true when selecting 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 be some potent stuff! Truth be told, the “X” because number is arbitrary, but, since the typical Mitragyna speciosa (kratom leaf) alkaloid content is right-around 5%, we’ll use that number as the worthiness of “1X Kratom “.OK, which means anyone claiming higher than a 20X extract has performed a miracle – they’ve extracted more than 100% (5% times 20 = 100%) of the alkaloids in those leaves!! Do you genuinely wish to “dose-up” on something sold as what must be a lie (or at the very least a careful 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! This device has sometimes been marketed as a 50X kratom, or Krypton Kratom, but it is a product that’s been adulterated with another, quite strong synthetic opioid – this stuff may be lethal! I personally feel it’s far better 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 only a great fan of kratom extracts, it’s my belief that kratom should be used responsibly in its natural, unadulterated form.