If you are dipping a toe into the world of Kratom extract, you should consider some aspects of this unique delivery method before you dive in. Kratom extract is a concentrated form of Kratom powder. It looks similar to powder, but a little goes a long way. The top three tips for someone who hasn’t used Kratom extract before are understanding what it is, how it’s made, how to use it, and how much to use at a time. This concentrated form of Kratom is the go-to-delivery method if you’re looking for a way to take your Kratom that’s convenient and effective.
What is Kratom Extract?
There are a few different forms of Kratom that people like to take. You can buy it as crushed leaf, powder, or extract. Extracts are available in a solid resin, liquid, or powdered form. There are a couple of crucial giveaways to tell the difference between standard Kratom powder and Kratom extract.
- Color: Usually, Kratom extract is darker than Kratom powder. Some believe this is because, when making extract, you process the whole leaf, whereas, with Kratom powder, the leaves are stripped of stems and veins before processing.
- Smell: This isn’t the case for 100% of comparisons, but much of the time, the extract will have a more pungent odor than its powder counterpart. Some attribute this sharper smell to the concentration of alkaloids in the extract.
Kratom extract is a concentrated version of Kratom powder. One way to understand Kratom extract and how it can help you is to learn how to make Kratom extract.
Tip 1: Understand How Extract is Made
An extract can come from whole leaf Kratom or powder. The idea is to boil it down or use another extraction process, such as alcohol extraction, to concentrate the Kratom and extract the valuable alkaloids out of it. Follow these steps to make an extract.
- Boil the leaves or powder until the liquid has the look of strongly brewed tea. Strain the material for any detritus or solid materials.
- Add lemon juice or citric acid to preserve the extract and simmer the solution over low heat. This process may take some time. Water slowly evaporates from the solution, concentrating the alkaloids. The more you simmer, the more water evaporates, creating a more concentrated extract.
- Remove the paste and spread it onto a flat surface to dry (a baking sheet works great for this).
- Once your extract has thoroughly dried, you can break it into clumps and grind it into a powder.
When making Kratom extract at home you cannot be sure of the total concentration of alkaloids, making that dosing potentially inaccurate and dangerous. For the best quality Kratom products, buy powdered or liquid extract from a reputable vendor. Ensure the vendor you’re looking into has respected practices like sending out their products for third-party testing at an independent lab. Test results should be displayed on the website and show values for contaminants and the alkaloid profile.
Tip 2: Know How to Use Extract
There are many ways you can use extract. Since it comes in multiple forms, the array of delivery methods is vast. Whatever works best for you should be the method on which you rely.
Using Liquid Kratom Extract
You can mix your extract into a Kratom oil to create a tincture that you can take sublingually (underneath the tongue). You can also brew extract into a tea to drink it, adding honey or an herbal tea to disguise the taste, or add it to a small amount of liquid to make a Kratom extract shot.
Using Powdered Kratom Extract
As a powder, you can use Kratom extract powder much like you would Kratom powder. The toss-and-wash method is an easy way to take your extract powder. Many people wash down their dose of Kratom with juice as the strong taste, which is sometimes stronger in extract, can be challenging to overcome with just water.
You can also add Kratom extract powder to food or even make your own capsules. After you’ve decided on a delivery method, the most important thing to calculate is the correct dosage.,
Tip 3: Learning How Much Extract to Take
How much Kratom extract you take depends on factors like weight, Kratom experience, and potency. Since the extract is concentrated, you need to factor in its strength before you adopt extract into your daily regimen. The serving for Kratom is 2.4g. Experts do not recommend that you exceed two servings in 24 hours.
You’ll often see a ratio number on the side of the extract packaging that reads 2:1 or, in some cases, 2X. This means that, compared to an equal volume of regular Kratom, the dose of the extract is two times as concentrated. This is very handy if you want to take less of Kratom to achieve similar outcomes.
You may also see potency indicators that are 15X or 20X more concentrated than in standard powdered form. It’s wise to be mindful of these indicators as you begin your Kratom extract journey. The potency discrepancy is also why it may be in your favor as a novice Kratom user to buy pre-made Kratom extract. That way, you can be sure of your dosage.
Kratom aficionados often advise to start low and go slow. In other words, if you are new to the world of Kratom, you should start with a very low amount of extract and work your way up to your desired dosage.
Explore Kratom Extracts
Kratom extract is an exciting delivery method which comes in multiple forms. You can also use Kratom extract any way you use your Kratom powder, although you need to be aware of potency indicators. You can even get creative with making unique Kratom shots.
Knowing what the differences are between Kratom powder and extract, how the extract is made, how to use it, and how much to use are crucial to a successful Kratom experience. The final piece is to choose a vendor that delivers reputable, consistent results. Most reputable vendors have QR codes that allow you to check the methods they use to ensure purity and consistency.
Once you’ve found a vendor, order some Kratom extract and enjoy trying new strains.