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For many Kratom users, taking powders or capsules provide a host of fast-acting, powerful benefits including enhanced mood, improved well-being, and sharpened focus.
An alternative to these methods of administration is the use of Kratom extracts. When the plant alkaloids are extracted from Kratom, the result is a much more condensed, compact solution that has a variety of uses.
So, why should you consider purchasing Kratom extracts? Are you getting anything from a Kratom extract that you wouldn’t otherwise get by taking Kratom in powder or capsule form?
The answer requires a bit of explanation of exactly how Kratom extractions are performed and the myriad benefits that come with using Kratom in this way. Extracts are, by their very definition, stronger in potency compared with powdered leaf, stem-and-vein, or encapsulated Kratom. As such, it’s very important to approach Kratom extract usage with conservative caution.
To better understand why you might want to take a Kratom extract, Kats Botanicals is sharing this article about how this substance is produced and giving you some food for thought if Kratom extracts are something you might want to try for yourself.
What Exactly Is a Kratom Extract?
The is the most common question for those looking to buy Kratom extract. A Kratom extract is just a more condensed, potent format of Kratom made from the same natural plant that Kratom powder is made from.
Because of the enhanced potency of Kratom extracts, much less of the substance is required to achieve the desired benefits. For example, dosing with one gram of a 10x extract is going to yield the same results as dosing with 10 grams of powdered leaf Kratom.
The Kratom Extract Manufacturing Process
Let’s explore the process required to produce an effective Kratom extract:
- Step 1: The leaves of the Kratom tree are harvested in their native lands in southeast Asia.
- Step 2: The drying and pulverizing process yields bulk quantities of Kratom powder.
- Step 3: The Kratom is safely mixed with a solvent to extract the plant alkaloids.
- Step 4: The plant matter is removed from the solution, leaving only the solvent and the extracted alkaloids.
- Step 5: The solvent is left to evaporate, resulting in a final product that is ready for packaging and distribution to the end user.
During each of the steps listed above, there is the chance of contamination getting into the Kratom product. For this reason, it takes a lot more attention to detail throughout the Kratom extract process so that a clean, pure extract is produced. Obviously, it helps to start with Kratom that is lab-tested for purity—something that we’re passionately committed to.
It’s important to remember that not every online Kratom vendor performs extractions in the safest and most effective way possible.
At Kats Botanicals, we have combed the industry looking for only the purest, most potent, and most principled wholesale kratom extract suppliers. As such, the Kratom extracts we sell are world-class in terms of quality, efficacy, and consistency.
How to Buy Kratom Extract To Enhance Your Experience
When Kratom is used over time, it’s common for tolerance to build. And, when the same strain is used consistently, a common phenomenon known as Stagnant Strain Syndrome can affect some users.
When this happens, it can help to supplement the Kratom regimen with the introduction of a Kratom extract.
Because Kratom extracts deliver a powerful punch of high-strength plant alkaloids including mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, the two most effective molecules found naturally in the Kratom tree leaf.
Kratom extracts do a fantastic job of ‘pinch hitting’ for your favorite Kratom strains. So, instead of using a standard dose of, say, 2.5 grams of powder-form Maeng Da Kratom, dosing with a small amount of 50x Kratom extract can do wonders.
How Much Kratom Extract to Take
It can be tempting to jump right in and take a moderate dose of a new Kratom extract. We caution against this, because Kratom extracts are very powerful.
As with Kratom in general, the rule-of-thumb is to start low and go slow. If you’re new to taking a Kratom extract yet you have experience taking Kratom powder, the rule still applies. It’s crucial to gauge your body’s tolerance to this new format of Kratom before you decide to up the dosage.
How to Take It
Here’s a great feature of Kratom extracts: you don’t have to deal with so much Kratom taste!
Because less plant matter is contained in a Kratom extract, there’s less to dilute into water or juice in preparation for dosing. Just like with any other Kratom powder, you can simply mix your Kratom extract into whatever liquid you wish (tea, coffee, etc.), and drink it.
It’s also common to use the ‘toss-and-wash’ method of taking Kratom extracts. This technique involves ‘tossing’ the extract into the mouth and then ‘washing’ it down with water, juice or another beverage.
Many Kratom users swear by extracts because of how discrete and easy they are to take. A little goes a long way, and extracts can be dosed in exactly the same way as powdered leaf or stem-and-vein. You can even pack extracts into your own capsules and administer your dose that way.
Choosing the Right Kratom Extract for You
Kats Botanicals has the Kratom extraction process down to a science, and we’re proud of our full suite of broad-spectrum Kratom extracts, including our Super Elephant Extract and 50x Red Crystal. Just as with our other Kratom products, our Kratom extracts go through the same rigorous quality control and testing standards that we’ve become known for.
To make the best choice about which Kratom extract to start with, it might help to know more about what important substances within the Kratom leaf are brought into the final extract throughout the extraction process.
Alkaloid Profiles in Extracts
When a Kratom extract is produced, it’s typical for a single strain to be used. There are extract blends on the market, but we’ve found that the most effective extracts are derived from isolated strains or strain pairs.
The reason for this is because the Kratom extract process is going to maintain the same alkaloid ratios that the powdered leaf has. So, if a certain Kratom strain has a high amount of mitragynine, an extract made from that strain is also going to have a higher concentration of this powerful alkaloid.
Remember, too, that there are multiple other alkaloids that are present in the Kratom leaf. Some of them include:
- Ajmalicine (Raubasine)
- And many more
Keep in mind that these are all naturally occurring molecules, not synthetic chemicals! The best Kratom extracts on the market are going to include these important substances, each of which can have a synergistic effect on the body’s response to Kratom.
A high-quality Kratom extract is going to bring in all of those alkaloids and provide a kind of ‘entourage effect’ that many Kratom users love.
Your First Kratom Extract Experience
If you’re new to using Kratom in extract form, we suggest picking at least two extracts to try as a comparison of their effects. You may find that the Super Elephant Extract does a better job at reducing irritability, whereas the 50x Red Crystal is great for maintaining peace and tranquility.
Everyone’s biochemistry is different, and as such, the benefits that are realized from taking Kratom extracts can vary widely. Experiment with smaller doses to start, and soon, you’ll find the ‘sweet spot’ for you.
Whether you’re an experienced Kratom pro or someone who is completely new to the plant, having a Kratom extract on hand can provide you with the ‘oomph’ you need to get through a slump or to change up your existing Kratom dosing routine.
And, because Kratom extracts are volumetrically smaller than comparable powder or crushed leaf products, a little goes a long way. Incidentally, Kratom extracts are much easier to store and pack, which is a nice little benefit.
A Conservative Approach to Extract Usage
Don’t forget: the first time you try a Kratom extract, start small. We think you’ll be impressed with just how much benefit you get from a tiny amount of our high-quality Kratom extracts. You can use Kratom extracts just as you would with any other Kratom product: mix it in with your tea, coffee, juice, or water. Or, perform the ‘Toss-and-Wash’ with a pinch of Kratom extract and wait 20-30 minutes to evaluate the effects.
Even the most tenured Kratom user is likely to experience marked benefits in using Kratom extracts. It’s advisable to cycle between powder, crushed leaf, stem-and-vein, and extract usage so the body always processes a slightly different, novel alkaloid profile. When you switch up both the format and the strain type, you’ll experience even more benefits from this amazing plant.
At Kats Botanicals, we’re dedicated to providing the highest-quality extracted Kratom products on the market. We think you’ll agree that after just one dose, you’ll be a Kratom fan for life!