For anyone a newcomer to discovering the huge benefits and kinds of kratom, the purchasing choices can be almost overwhelming… and the info is frequently 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 supply some aid in helping you make good decisions (or at the least allow you to prevent the really bad decisions), when it comes to purchasing kratom “Incense “.
Please understand the limitations of this informative article, which is highly recommended editorial, because a lot of the conclusions made herein are a results of my own, personally seek out “the truth”, when it comes to purchasing this phenomenal leaf. The claims contained herein are sensible choices, but are far more importantly my own, personal choices, centered on my wants, concerns and tastes – which can not necessarily match yours. I encourage you, the reader, to carry on your own research, and choose what is right for you, based on your own wants, concerns and choices. OK -Let’s begin!
KRATOM EXTRACTS: Upon first blush, this indicates to make 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*… after all, 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 with this, and in my opinion, along with the 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 as it happens, a “good starter dose” of a quality standard commercial leaf or leaf powder is just about 7-10 grams, or 3 to 5 times the quantity of 15X Kratom. Well, 15X kratom is generally priced up to 10-to-15 times more expensive by weight (8 times the amount in my example*), so you’ll likely pay more per dose for the 15X extract then for the same dose of plain leaf or powder. Kratom powder Yes, you will need to utilize more product, which can be unpleasant for you, but there are options that will fit your lifestyle, such as capsules.
Something else to believe about… by definition, an extract should be removing (extracting) something, to be able 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. “Frozen from concentrate” orange juice, is an orange juice extract… are they exactly the same? I’m not saying that fresh-squeezed OJ is much better or worse than “Concentrate”, however it IS different, & Personally, i hate that tin-can taste you get from concentrate – but you will need to decide on what “flavor” is right for you – exactly 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 should be some potent stuff! Truth be told, the “X” in that number is arbitrary, but, since the normal Mitragyna speciosa (kratom leaf) alkaloid content is right-around 5%, we’ll use that number as the worth of “1X Kratom “.OK, this means that anyone claiming more than a 20X extract has performed a miracle – they’ve extracted over 100 (5% times 20 = 100%) of the alkaloids in those leaves!! Do you really want to “dose-up” on something sold as what should be a lie (or at the 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 product has sometimes been marketed as a 50X kratom, or Krypton Kratom, but it’s a product that’s been adulterated with another, quite strong synthetic opioid – this stuff can be lethal! Personally, i feel it’s far better stay-clear of anything that is being branded as “fortified”… stay with 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.