For someone not used to discovering the benefits and varieties of kratom, the purchasing choices could 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 assisting 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 the 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 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 may not necessarily match yours. I encourage you, the reader, to keep 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 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*… after all, 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, along with the general consensus from many other users in piles of forums, is a “good starter dose” of 15X extracts are often around two or three 3 grams. As it turns 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 volume of 15X Kratom. Well, 15X kratom is normally priced up to 10-to-15 times more expensive by weight (8 times the total 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 need to use more product, which might be unpleasant to you, but you can find options that may fit your life style, such as capsules.
Something else to take into account… by definition, an extract should be removing (extracting) something, as a way to “concentrate something else”, and become an extract, right? Now, I really 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 exactly 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 have to choose what “flavor” is right for you personally – the same is true whenever 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” in 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 should 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, AVOID KRYPTON! how to fill kratom powder in gel cap The 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 – this stuff 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 pays, 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. how many capsules are in a teaspoon of powder kratom