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    Kratom - Facts and Extracts... More Bang for Your Buck

    For somebody new to discovering the advantages and varieties of kratom, the purchasing choices could be almost overwhelming... and the information is often confusing & conflicting.

    Are 15X kratom extracts really 15 times more potent than "traditional" kratom powders & leaves?
    Is one seller's kratom stronger/better/safer then another sellers?
    How can one tell if I'm buying real kratom leaves?

    It's my aspire to offer some help with assisting you making good decisions (or at best enable you to steer clear of the really bad decisions), when it comes to purchasing kratom "Incense".

    Please comprehend the limitations want to know ,, that ought to be looked at editorial, because a lot of the conclusions made herein are due to my very own look for "the truth", with regards to buying this amazing leaf. The claims contained herein are sensible choices, but are more to the point my very own personal choices, based on my wants, concerns and tastes - which might not necessarily match yours. I encourage you, the reader, to continue your personal research, and choose what is right for you, according to your wants, concerns and choices. OK -Let's begin!

    KRATOM EXTRACTS: Upon first blush, it seems to create sense (and save dollars) to purchase 28 grams (that's one ounce) of "15X Full Spectrum Kratom" for $80*, Then an oz of "Commercial Kratom" leaf or powder for $10*... after all, it's 15X stronger, and only 10X the price - right?

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    Well, probably, not. I did quite a lot of first-hand and internet research about this, as well as in my estimation, combined with the general consensus from many other users in piles of forums, is that a "good starter dose" of 15X extracts are often around 2 or 3 grams. As it turns out, a "good starter dose" of the quality standard commercial leaf or leaf powder is around 7-10 grams, or Three to five times the amount of 15X Kratom. Well, 15X kratom is generally priced up to 10-to-15 times more costly by weight (8 times the total amount in my example*), so you will probably pay more per dose for that 15X extract then for the equivalent dose of plain leaf or powder. Yes, you should utilize more product, which may be unpleasant to you, but there are options that may match your lifestyle, for example capsules.

    Something else to think about... by definition, an extract should be removing (extracting) something, in order to "concentrate something else", and become an extract, right? Now, I really love fresh-squeezed orange juice in the morning, it is delicious, in taste and texture and aftertastes. "Frozen from concentrate" orange juice, is an orange juice extract... are they the same? I am not stating that fresh-squeezed OJ is much better or worse than "Concentrate", but it's different, & Personally, i hate that tin-can taste you receive from concentrate - but you have to choose what "flavor" is right for you - this goes true when choosing your "flavor" of kratom.

    CRAZY EXTRACT CLAIMS: If you have been researching, no doubt you've seen 35X, 50X... 120X... even 250X Kratom extracts. WOW, this should 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 worth of "1X Kratom". OK, which means that 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!! Do you really wish to "dose-up" on something sold as what should be wrong (or at least a careful deception)? Personally, I'm also dubious of anything labeled & branded as "Super" or "Ultra" or "ultimate"... you get the drift.

    PLEASE, STAY AWAY FROM KRYPTON! The product has sometimes been marketed like a 50X kratom, or Krypton Kratom, but it's an item that's been adulterated with another, quite strong synthetic opioid - this stuff could be lethal! Personally, i feel it is best to stay-clear of anything that is being branded as "fortified"... stick with Nature... Mother Nature is wise, Mother Nature knows best!

    Added by Eric & Hefner on Mon, Jun 18th 2012

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