For someone not used to discovering the benefits and varieties of kratom, the purchasing choices can 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 can I tell if I’m buying real kratom leaves?
It’s my hope to offer some aid in assisting 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 article, which should be considered editorial, because a large amount of the conclusions made herein certainly are a result of my own seek out “the truth”, when it comes to buying this phenomenal leaf. The claims contained herein are sensible choices, but are more importantly my own personal choices, based on my wants, concerns and tastes – which may not necessarily match yours. I encourage you, the reader, to keep your own research, and choose what is right for you, predicated on your wants, concerns and choices. OK -Let’s begin!

KRATOM EXTRACTS: Upon first blush, it appears 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 price – right?

Well, most likely, not. what is stronger kratom powder or extract I’ve done quite a lot of first-hand and internet research with this, and in my opinion, together with the general consensus from a great many other users in piles of forums, is that a “good starter dose” of 15X extracts are usually around 2 or 3 3 grams. As it works out, a “good starter dose” of an excellent standard commercial leaf or leaf powder is just about 7-10 grams, or 3 to 5 5 times the amount of 15X Kratom. Well, 15X kratom is normally priced up to 10-to-15 times more expensive 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 equivalent 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 must be removing (extracting) something, so that you can “concentrate something else”, and be an extract, right? Now, I must say i love fresh-squeezed orange juice for breakfast, it is delicious, in taste and texture and aftertastes. “Frozen from concentrate” orange juice, can be 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, & I personally hate that tin-can taste you obtain from concentrate – but you need to choose what “flavor” is right for you – the same is 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” in that number is arbitrary, but, because the typical Mitragyna speciosa (kratom leaf) alkaloid content is right-around 5%, we’ll use that number because the value of “1X Kratom”. OK, which means that anyone claiming greater 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!! Do you really desire to “dose-up” on something sold as what must be a lie (or at least a careful deception)? Personally, I’m also dubious of anything labeled & branded as “Super” or “Ultra” or “ultimate”… you obtain the idea.

how to take kratom? best method? capsules or pure powder or concentrate oil? PLEASE, STAY AWAY FROM KRYPTON! The product has sometimes been marketed as a 50X kratom, or Krypton Kratom, but it’s a product that has been adulterated with another, quite strong synthetic opioid – these things can be lethal! Personally, i feel it’s best to stay-clear of anything that has been 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 just a great fan of kratom extracts, it’s my belief that kratom should be used responsibly in its natural, unadulterated form.