For someone new to discovering the benefits and types of kratom, the purchasing choices can be almost overwhelming… and the information is frequently confusing & conflicting.

Are 15X kratom extracts really 15 times Kratom Capsules 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), in terms of purchasing kratom “Incense”.

Please understand the limitations of the article, which should how to taper off kratom powder be considered editorial, because a large amount of the conclusions made herein are a result of my own search for “the truth”, with regards 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 match yours. I encourage you, the reader, to keep 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*… in the end, it’s 15X stronger, and only 10X the price – right?

Well, probably, 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 2 or 3 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 quantity of 15X Kratom. Well, 15X kratom is usually priced upwards of 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 same 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 life style, such as capsules.

Something else to think about… by definition, an extract should be removing (extracting) something, so that you can “concentrate something else”, and become 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 the same? I’m not saying that fresh-squeezed OJ is way better or worse than “Concentrate”, but it IS different, & Personally, i hate that tin-can taste you get from concentrate – but you need to choose what “flavor” is right for you personally – the same is true whenever 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 should be some potent stuff! Truth be told, the “X” for the reason 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, this means that anyone claiming greater 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 desire to “dose-up” on something sold B2B Marketing List 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 is a product that has been adulterated with another, quite strong synthetic opioid – these things can be lethal! I personally feel you need to stay-clear of anything that has been branded as “fortified”… stick to 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.