For someone not used to discovering the benefits and varieties of kratom, the purchasing choices could be almost overwhelming… and the info 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 can 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 steer clear of the really bad decisions), in terms of purchasing kratom “Incense”.
Please understand the limitations of this article, which should be considered editorial, because a lot of the conclusions made herein are a result of my own search for “the truth”, with regards to buying this amazing leaf. The claims contained herein are sensible choices, but tend to be more importantly my own personal choices, predicated on my wants, concerns and tastes – which might not necessarily match yours. I encourage you, the reader, to continue your own research, and decide on what is right for you personally, predicated on your wants, concerns and choices. OK -Let’s begin!
KRATOM EXTRACTS: Upon first blush, it appears to create 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, probably, not. I’ve done quite a lot of first-hand and internet research on this, and in my opinion, along with the general consensus from many other users in piles of forums, is that a “good starter dose” of 15X extracts are often around 2 or 3 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 how much 15X Kratom. Well, 15X kratom is usually priced up to 10-to-15 times more costly by weight (8 times the amount in my example*), so you will likely pay more per dose for the 15X extract then for the same dose of plain leaf or powder. Yes, you should employ more product, which may be unpleasant to you, but you can find options that may fit your way of life, such as capsules.
raw powder leaf kratom Something else to take into account… by definition, an extract must be removing (extracting) something, so that you can “concentrate something else”, and become an extract, right? Now, I must say i love fresh-squeezed orange juice for breakfast, it is delicious, in taste and texture and aftertastes. Kratom Powder “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 – nevertheless, you have to choose what “flavor” is right for you – the same holds true when choosing your “flavor” of kratom.
CRAZY EXTRACT CLAIMS: If you have been researching, you might have seen 35X, 50X… 120X… even 250X Kratom extracts. WOW, this must be some potent stuff! Truth be told, 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 greater than a 20X extract has performed magic – they’ve extracted a lot more than 100% (5% times 20 = 100%) of the alkaloids in those leaves!! Do you really desire 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! The product has sometimes been marketed as a 50X kratom, or Krypton Kratom, but it’s a product that has been adulterated with another, very strong synthetic opioid – these things can be lethal! I personally 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 just a great fan of kratom extracts, it’s my belief that kratom ought to be used responsibly in its natural, unadulterated form.