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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 stronger 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 helping you making good decisions (or at least help you to steer clear of the really bad decisions), when it comes to purchasing kratom “Incense”.

Please understand the limitations of the article, which should be looked at editorial, because a large amount of the conclusions made herein certainly are a result of my own search for “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, predicated on my wants, concerns and tastes – which may not necessarily correspond to yours. I encourage you, the reader, to continue your own research, and decide on 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 cost – right?

Well, most likely, not. I’ve done a great deal of first-hand and internet research on this, and in my opinion, along with the general consensus from 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 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 how much 15X Kratom. Well, 15X kratom is usually priced up to 10-to-15 times more costly 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 same 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 lifestyle, such as capsules.

Something else to think about… by definition, an extract must be removing (extracting) something, to be able to “concentrate something else”, and become an extract, right? how to know if kratom powder went bad a popular strain of kratom, super indo powder is one of the most well known kratom strains. 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 an orange juice extract… are they 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 – nevertheless, you have to choose what “flavor” is right for you personally – the same holds true when choosing your “flavor” of kratom.

CRAZY EXTRACT CLAIMS: If you have been researching, you might have 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, since the typical Mitragyna speciosa (kratom leaf) alkaloid content is right-around 5%, we’ll use that number because the value of “1X Kratom”. OK, therefore anyone claiming more than a 20X extract has performed magic – they’ve extracted more than 100% (5% times 20 = 100%) of the alkaloids in those leaves!! You don’t want 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 get the idea.

PLEASE, AVOID KRYPTON! This product has sometimes been marketed as a 50X kratom, or Krypton Kratom, but it’s a product that is adulterated with another, very strong synthetic opioid – this stuff can be lethal! Personally, i 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 just a great fan of kratom extracts, it’s my belief that kratom should be used responsibly in its natural, unadulterated form.