For anyone a new comer to discovering the huge benefits and varieties of kratom, the purchasing choices may be almost overwhelming… and the data 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 then another sellers?
How do I tell if I’m buying real kratom leaves?
It’s my hope to offer some aid in helping you making good decisions (or at the very least help you to avoid the really bad decisions), when it comes to purchasing kratom “Incense “.
Please understand the limitations of this information, which is highly recommended editorial, because plenty of the conclusions made herein are a consequence of my very own search for “the facts”, when it comes to buying this phenomenal 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 can definitely not correspond to yours. I encourage you, the reader, to continue your own personal research, and determine what’s right for you personally, based on your own wants, concerns and choices. OK -Let’s begin!
KRATOM EXTRACTS: Upon first blush, this indicates to produce 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*… all things considered, it’s 15X stronger, and only 10X the cost – right?
Well, most likely, not. I’ve done a lot of first-hand and internet research on this, and in my opinion, combined with general consensus from many other users in piles of forums, is a “good starter dose” of 15X extracts are often around 2 or 3 grams. As as it happens, a “good starter dose” of a good standard commercial leaf or leaf powder is about 7-10 grams, or 3 to 5 times the quantity of 15X Kratom how take kratom powder. Well, 15X kratom is generally priced well over 10-to-15 times higher priced by weight (8 times the total amount within 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’ll need to use more product, which may be unpleasant for you, but you can find options that may fit your lifestyle, such as for instance capsules.
Something different to believe about… by definition, an extract must be removing (extracting) something, to be able to “concentrate something different”, and be an extract, right? Now, I really love fresh-squeezed orange juice for breakfast, it’s really delicious, in taste and texture and aftertastes. “Frozen from concentrate” orange juice, is a red juice extract… are they the exact same? I’m not saying that fresh-squeezed OJ is much better or worse than “Concentrate”, however it IS different, & I personally hate that tin-can taste you get from concentrate – but you’ll need to select what “flavor” is right for you personally – the exact 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 normal Mitragyna speciosa (kratom leaf) alkaloid content is right-around 5%, we’ll use that number as the worthiness of “1X Kratom “.OK, which means that anyone claiming greater than a 20X extract has performed magic – they’ve extracted more than 100% (5% times 20 = 100%) of the alkaloids in those leaves!! Would you genuinely wish to “dose-up” on something sold as what must be a lie (or at the very least a cautious 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 is a product that’s been adulterated with another, very strong synthetic opioid – this stuff may be lethal! I personally 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!