For someone new to discovering the benefits and varieties of kratom, the purchasing choices can be almost overwhelming… and the info is frequently confusing & kratom powder capsules 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 assisting you making good decisions (or at least help you to avoid the really bad decisions), with regards to purchasing kratom “Incense”.
Please understand the limitations of this article, white kratom powder which should be considered editorial, because a lot of the conclusions made herein certainly are a result of my own search for “the truth”, when it comes to buying this amazing leaf. The claims contained herein are sensible choices, but are more importantly my very own personal choices, based on my wants, concerns and tastes – which may not necessarily correspond to 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 seems 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 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 a “good starter dose” of 15X extracts are usually around two or three 3 grams. As it turns out, a “good starter dose” of a quality standard commercial leaf or leaf powder is just about 7-10 grams, or three to five 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 total 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. Yes, you need to use more product, which may be unpleasant to you, but you can find options that may fit your lifestyle, 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 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 way better or worse than “Concentrate”, but it IS different, & Personally, i hate that tin-can taste you get from concentrate – nevertheless, you have to Business Leads choose what “flavor” is right for you personally – the same holds true whenever choosing your “flavor” of kratom.
CRAZY EXTRACT CLAIMS: If you have 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” 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, which means that anyone claiming more than a 20X extract has performed a miracle – they’ve extracted a lot more than 100% (5% times 20 = 100%) of the alkaloids in those leaves!! You don’t want 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, AVOID KRYPTON! The product has sometimes been marketed as a 50X kratom, or Krypton Kratom, but it’s a product that is adulterated with another, very strong synthetic opioid – these things can be lethal! Personally, i feel it’s best to stay-clear of anything that is being branded as “fortified”… stick 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 ought to be used responsibly in its natural, unadulterated form.