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started by Jack Denny on 18 Jun 12
  • Jack Denny
    For someone a new comer to discovering the benefits and types of kratom, the purchasing choices could be almost overwhelming... and also the information is often confusing & 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 can one know if I'm buying real kratom leaves?

    It's my hope to offer some aid in assisting you making good decisions (or at least enable you to steer clear of the really bad decisions), when it comes to purchasing kratom "Incense".

    Please understand the limitations want to know ,, which should be considered editorial, just because a lot of the conclusions made herein are a result of my own search for "the truth", with regards to buying this unique leaf. The claims contained herein are sensible choices, but are more to the point my very own personal choices, based on my wants, concerns and tastes - which might not necessarily match yours. I encourage you, your reader, to continue your own research, and decide on what's right for you, based on your wants, concerns and choices. OK -Let's begin!

    KRATOM EXTRACTS: Upon first blush, it appears to make sense (and save dollars) to buy 28 grams (that's one ounce) of "15X Full Spectrum Kratom" for $80*, Then an oz of "Commercial Kratom" leaf or powder for $10*... in the end, it's 15X stronger, and just 10X the price - right?

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    Well, probably, not. I did a great deal of first-hand and internet research about this, and in my estimation, along with the general consensus from many other users in piles of forums, is the fact that a "good starter dose" of 15X extracts are often around Two or three grams. As it turns out, a "good starter dose" of a quality standard commercial leaf or leaf powder is around 7-10 grams, or 3 to 5 times the amount of 15X Kratom. Well, 15X kratom is usually priced up to 10-to-15 times more expensive by weight (8 times the total amount during my example*), so you will probably 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 for you, but you will find options that could match your lifestyle, such as capsules.

    Something else to consider... by definition, an extract must be removing (extracting) something, to be able to "concentrate something else", and become 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 definitely an orange juice extract... are they exactly the same? I am not saying that fresh-squeezed OJ is better or worse than "Concentrate", but it IS different, & I personally hate that tin-can taste you get from concentrate - however, you need to choose what "flavor" is right for you - the same holds true when selecting your "flavor" of kratom.

    CRAZY EXTRACT CLAIMS: If you have been researching, no doubt you've seen 35X, 50X... 120X... even 250X Kratom extracts. WOW, this must be some potent stuff! Honestly, the "X" for the reason that number is arbitrary, but, because the typical Mitragyna speciosa (kratom leaf) alkaloid submissions are right-around 5%, we'll use that number as the value 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!! You may not wish to "dose-up" on something sold as what must be wrong (or at best 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 like a 50X kratom, or Krypton Kratom, but it is an item that's been adulterated with another, very strong synthetic opioid - this stuff can be lethal! I personally feel it's best to stay-clear of anything that has been branded as "fortified"... stick to Nature... Nature is wise, Mother Nature knows best!

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