Kratom – Facts and Extracts… More Bang for Your Buck?

For anyone new to discovering the benefits and varieties of kratom, the obtaining choices can be almost overwhelming… and the information is often difficult & conflicting.

Are 15X kratom extracts really 18 times more potent than “traditional” Kratom samples powders & actually leaves?
Is one seller’s kratom stronger/better/safer then another sellers?

Can i tell if I’m buying real kratom leaves?

They have my hope to offer some aid in helping you making excellent 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, which should be considered editorial, because a lot of the conclusions manufactured herein are a result of my own search for “the truth”, on the subject of buying this amazing leaf. The claims contained herein usually are sensible choices, but are more importantly my own personal choices, based on my very own wants, concerns and tastes – which may not necessarily correspond to yours. I encourage you, the reader, to continue your own exploration, and decide on what is right for you, based on your wants, fears and choices. OK -Let’s begin!

KRATOM EXTRACTS: About 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 whiff of “Commercial Kratom” leaf or powder for $10*… after all, it’s 15X stronger, and only 10X the cost instructions 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 typical consensus from many other users in piles of boards, is that a “good starter dose” of 15X removes are usually around 2 or 3 grams. As it turns out, a “good starter dose” of a quality standard commercial leaf as well as leaf powder is around 7-10 grams, or 3 to 5 times the amount of 15X Kratom. Well, 15X kratom is usually valued upwards of 10-to-15 times more expensive by weight (8 occasions the amount in my example*), so you’ll likely pay more per amount for the 15X extract then for the equivalent 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 healthy your lifestyle, such as capsules.

Something else to think about… by definition, the extract must be removing (extracting) something, in order to “concentrate one thing else”, and be an extract, right? Now, I really like fresh-squeezed orange juice for breakfast, it’s really delicious, in style and texture and aftertastes. “Frozen from concentrate” red juice, is an orange juice extract… are they the same? I’m not saying that fresh-squeezed OJ is better or more intense than “Concentrate”, but it IS different, & I personally hate that tin-can taste you get from concentrate – but you ought to choose what “flavor” is right for you – the same is true when choosing your “flavor” of kratom.

CRAZY EXTRACT SAYS: If you’ve been researching, you’ve probably seen 35X, 50X… 120X… even 250X Kratom extracts. WOW, this must be many potent stuff! Truth be told, the “X” in that number is definitely arbitrary, but , since the typical Mitragyna speciosa (kratom leaf) alkaloid content is right-around 5%, we’ll use which number as the value of “1X Kratom”. OK, this means that everyone claiming more than a 20X extract has performed a miracle aid they’ve extracted more than 100% (5% times 20 = 100%) of the alkaloids in those leaves!! Do you really need to “dose-up” on something sold as what must be a new lie (or at least a careful deception)? Personally, I am also dubious of anything labeled & branded seeing that “Super” or “Ultra” or “ultimate”… you get the idea.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU, STAY AWAY FROM KRYPTON! This product has sometimes been marketed for a 50X kratom, or Krypton Kratom, but it’s a item that has been adulterated with another, very strong synthetic opioid instant this stuff can be lethal! I personally feel it’s best to stay-clear associated with anything that is being branded as “fortified”… stick with Mother Nature… I think mother nature is wise, Mother Nature knows best!