For anyone new to discovering the advantages and kinds of kratom, the purchasing choices may be almost overwhelming… and the data is often 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 provide some aid in assisting you making good decisions (or at least enable you to avoid the really bad decisions), as it pertains to purchasing kratom “Incense “.
Please understand the limitations of this information, which should be considered editorial, because a lot of the conclusions made herein are a result of my own personal seek out “the facts”, as it pertains to purchasing this unique leaf. The claims contained herein are sensible choices, but are more importantly my own personal personal choices, predicated on my wants, concerns and tastes – which can not necessarily match yours. I encourage you, the reader, to keep your own personal research, and decide on what’s right for you personally, based on your own wants, concerns and choices. OK -Let’s begin!
KRATOM EXTRACTS: Upon first blush, it appears 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*… in the end, it’s 15X stronger, and only 10X the fee – right?
Well, probably, not. I’ve done quite a bit of first-hand and internet research on this, and for me, combined with general consensus from a great many other users in piles of forums, is that the “good starter dose” of 15X extracts usually are around 2 or 3 grams how many servings is a 1 ounce of powder kratom. 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 times the amount of 15X Kratom. Well, 15X kratom is normally priced up to 10-to-15 times more costly by weight (8 times the total amount in my own example*), so you’ll likely pay more per dose for the 15X extract then for the same dose of plain leaf or powder. Yes, you need to make use of more product, which can be unpleasant to you, but you can find options that’ll fit your lifestyle, such as capsules.
Another thing to consider about… by definition, an extract should be removing (extracting) something, in order to “concentrate something else”, and be an extract, right? Now, I must say i love fresh-squeezed orange juice for breakfast, this really is delicious, in taste and texture and aftertastes. “Frozen from concentrate” orange juice, is a red juice extract… are they the same? I’m not saying that fresh-squeezed OJ is better or worse than “Concentrate”, however it IS different, & I know hate that tin-can taste you obtain from concentrate – but you need to choose what “flavor” is right for you personally – the same is true when choosing 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” 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 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!! Can you actually want to “dose-up” on something sold as what should be a lie (or at least a cautious 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’s been adulterated with another, very strong synthetic opioid – this stuff may be lethal! I know feel it’s better 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 should be used responsibly in its natural, unadulterated form.