For anyone new to discovering the benefits and varieties of kratom, the purchasing choices could be almost overwhelming… and the information 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 helping you making good decisions (or at the least help you to prevent the really bad decisions), as it pertains to purchasing kratom “Incense “.
Please understand the limitations of this article, which should be considered editorial, because plenty of the conclusions made herein are a results of my own look for “the truth”, as it pertains to purchasing this particular leaf. The claims contained herein are sensible choices, but are more importantly my own personal choices, centered on my wants, concerns and tastes – that might not necessarily correspond to yours. I encourage you, the reader, to carry on your own research, and choose what’s right for you, based on your wants, concerns and choices. OK -Let’s begin!
KRATOM EXTRACTS: Upon first blush, this indicates to create 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*… 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 many other users in piles of forums, is that a “good starter dose” of 15X extracts are generally around 2 or 3 grams. As as it happens, a “good starter dose” of an excellent standard commercial leaf or leaf powder is around 7-10 grams, or 3 to 5 times the quantity of 15X Kratom red vein kratom powder how to use. Well, 15X kratom is generally priced up to 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 make use of more product, which might be unpleasant for your requirements, but there are options that may fit your lifestyle, such as for example capsules.
Something else to consider about… by definition, an extract should be removing (extracting) something, to be able to “concentrate something else”, and be 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 a red juice extract… are they the same? I’m not saying that fresh-squeezed OJ is way better or worse than “Concentrate”, however it IS different, & Personally, i hate that tin-can taste you get from concentrate – but you need to choose what “flavor” is right for you – the same is true when selecting 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! Honestly, the “X” because 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, this means that anyone claiming greater than a 20X extract has performed a miracle – they’ve extracted over 100 (5% times 20 = 100%) of the alkaloids in those leaves!! Can you really want to “dose-up” on something sold as what should be a lie (or at the 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 system has sometimes been marketed as a 50X kratom, or Krypton Kratom, but it is a product that has been adulterated with another, very good synthetic opioid – this stuff could be lethal! Personally, i feel it’s better to stay-clear of anything that is being branded as “fortified”… stay with Mother Nature… Mother Nature is wise, Mother Nature knows best!