For someone new to discovering the benefits and varieties of kratom, the purchasing choices can be almost overwhelming… and the info is often confusing & kratom capsules erowid 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 helping 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 this article, vaping kratom powder which should be looked at editorial, because a lot of the conclusions made herein certainly are a result of my own seek out “the truth”, in terms of buying this amazing leaf. The claims contained herein are sensible choices, but are more importantly my own personal choices, based on my wants, concerns and tastes – which might not necessarily correspond to yours. I encourage you, the reader, to keep your own research, and choose what is right for you personally, based 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*… after all, it’s 15X stronger, and only 10X the cost – right?
Well, most likely, 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 a great 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 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 normally priced upwards of 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. Yes, you need to use more product, which may be unpleasant to you, but there are options that may fit your life style, such as capsules.
Something else to take into account… by definition, an extract must be removing (extracting) something, in order to “concentrate something else”, and become an extract, right? Now, I must say i 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”, nonetheless it IS different, & Personally, i hate that tin-can taste you get from concentrate – nevertheless, you need to International Sales Leads choose what “flavor” is right for you personally – the same holds true whenever 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 must be some potent stuff! Honestly, 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 more 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 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! This product has sometimes been marketed as a 50X kratom, or Krypton Kratom, but it is a product that is adulterated with another, quite 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 really a great fan of kratom extracts, it’s my belief that kratom ought to be used responsibly in its natural, unadulterated form.