For someone new to discovering the benefits and types of kratom, the purchasing choices could be almost overwhelming… and the info is often confusing & conflicting.

Are 15X kratom extracts really 15 times how many kratom capsules to take stronger 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 desire to offer some aid in helping you making good decisions (or at the very least help you to avoid the really bad decisions), with regards to purchasing kratom “Incense”.

Please understand the limitations of the article, which should how much kratom powder should i take be considered editorial, because a lot of the conclusions made herein certainly are a result of my own seek out “the truth”, with regards to buying this phenomenal leaf. The claims contained herein are sensible choices, but tend to be more importantly my very own personal choices, based on my wants, concerns and tastes – which may not necessarily correspond to yours. I encourage you, the reader, to keep your own research, and decide on what is right for you personally, predicated on your wants, concerns and choices. OK -Let’s begin!

KRATOM EXTRACTS: Upon first blush, it seems to make 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*… after all, it’s 15X stronger, and only 10X the cost – right?

Well, probably, not. I’ve done quite a lot of first-hand and internet research on this, and in my opinion, along with the general consensus from a great many other users in piles of forums, is a “good starter dose” of 15X extracts are often around two or three 3 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 5 times the volume of 15X Kratom. Well, 15X kratom is usually priced up to 10-to-15 times more expensive by weight (8 times the total amount in my example*), so you will likely pay more per dose for the 15X extract then for the equivalent dose of plain leaf or powder. Yes, you should employ more product, which may be unpleasant to you, but there are options that may fit your way of life, such as capsules.

Something else to think about… 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, is an orange juice extract… are they the same? I’m not saying that fresh-squeezed OJ is better or worse than “Concentrate”, nonetheless it IS different, & Personally, i hate that tin-can taste you obtain from concentrate – but you have to choose what “flavor” is right for you personally – the same holds true whenever choosing your “flavor” of kratom.

CRAZY EXTRACT CLAIMS: If you’ve been researching, you might have seen 35X, 50X… 120X… even 250X Kratom extracts. WOW, this must be some potent stuff! Honestly, 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 as the value of “1X Kratom”. OK, because of this anyone claiming more than a 20X extract has performed magic – they’ve extracted a lot more than 100% (5% times 20 = 100%) of the alkaloids in those leaves!! You don’t want to “dose-up” on something sold B2B Marketing Lead List as what should be a lie (or at the very least a careful deception)? Personally, I’m also dubious of anything labeled & branded as “Super” or “Ultra” or “ultimate”… you obtain the idea.

PLEASE, AVOID KRYPTON! The product has sometimes been marketed as a 50X kratom, or Krypton Kratom, but it’s a product that is adulterated with another, quite strong synthetic opioid – this stuff can be lethal! I personally feel you need to stay-clear of anything that has been branded as “fortified”… stick with Mother Nature… Mother Nature pays, Mother Nature knows best!

CONCLUSION: As you likely can tell, I’m personally not really a great fan of kratom extracts, it’s my belief that kratom should be used responsibly in its natural, unadulterated form.