While kratom extracts and regular kratom powder share the same sourcing material — the leaves of a kratom tree — these products are a bit different from each other.
New users should be aware that kratom extract is way more potent and is meant to be used in smaller doses.
Kratom powder can be used when you need your regular kratom dose. When it comes to higher doses, or making your pile last longer, the extract is a great way to save on kratom.
There are several questions new users should seek answers to when thinking about extracts, namely:
- How are kratom extracts made?
- What are the best ways to use the extract?
- What’s the ideal dose for first-timers?
- How does Best Kratom make their extracts?
In this article, we’d like to elaborate on the 3 most important kratom extraction tips to make sure you’re getting all the important details about extracts so you can use this form of kratom safely and responsibly.
Off we go!
#1 How Are Kratom Extracts Made?
There are different types of kratom extracts but we’re going to focus on the classic extraction.
The extraction process begins once the leaves of a Kratom tree are harvested and dried. Extraction activates all of the kratom’s compounds using heat, which causes them to strip from the plant matter.
Sounds fun? Wait for it.
All it takes to transform the regular leaves of kratom into a potent extract is a little scientific magic but this is, by no means, rocket science.
Here’s what the process of extraction looks like:
- Kratom leaves and ethanol are placed in a large pot or kiln, where the mixture gets boiled.
- Once brought to the boiling point, compounds within the leaf (alkaloids) are pulled from the plant using the heat.
- Then, kratom leaves are strained in a sieve and brought back to the pot.
- The mixture is boiled again, this time to the point where you’re left with a concentrated powder.
- The last step of the process involves straining the extract again, pressing and spraying the liquid, and letting it dry.
What you’re left with is a tremendously potent extract that is 50 times as concentrated as the regular leaf.
When you buy a powdered extract which is 50 times stronger than the leaf, it will be shipped and labeled as a 50x kratom extract.
The extraction process doesn’t always call for using alcohol or water as solvents. It can be as simple as acid-base extraction where the vinegar is used to strip the alkaloids from the plant matter.
The number of kratom leaves used in extraction will affect its potency and your dosage.
Speaking of which, let’s explore different ways to take kratom extracts.
#2 How do I Use Kratom Extracts?
Kratom extracts come in different forms. It can be further made into a concentrated powder, resin, oil, or tincture.
If you’re a first-time user, then you might want to look for ready-made products. You can find plenty of recommendations on Facebook groups, forums, and other online sources where people exchange their opinions on how to take kratom extracts to get the most out of them.
Experimenting with different forms of kratom extracts can be both funny and interesting, and learning from more experienced users is the best way to avoid common mistakes during your own extractions.
Simply put, just talk to people and find your favorite form of kratom extraction.
How We Make Our Extracts at Best Kratom?
Here at Best Kratom, our extracts are carefully manufactured to give you the most effective and bioavailable products. We want to leave no stone unturned behind our extraction secrets to answer any questions that may come to your mind about these types of kratom goods.
We start with 50 kilos of kratom powder, making sure it’s selected only from the finest and most alkaloid-rich leaves to begin the process. Then, we place the powder into a large pot for easier extraction.
Once the mixture sits in the pot, we pour in 100 liters of ethanol to the pot. This step activates alkaloids in the powder which has been mixed with alcohol. Our aim is to obtain as much of the concentrated liquid as we can.
Moving further, we place the liquid in a spray container where we can control the consistency of the extract more accurately. When topped up, the liquid in the containers is prayed onto wide glass sheets where it dries.
This is where the real fun starts.
Once the liquid has dried on the glass sheets, it starts to crystallize. You can speed it up with a variety of different methods, but our favorite way to spur the crystallization process is simply by scratching the dried extract from the sheet — this will cause it to transform into the crystal form.
The extraction process requires care, precision, and some previous experience to produce high-quality kratom concentrates, so we don’t take it lightly. We’re always on the lookout for improving our products for you.
Final Thoughts on Kratom Extraction Essentials
While we take pride in making potent, alkaloid-rich kratom powder that is for sale at Best Kratom, our kratom extracts are even more impressive. Make sure you keep the above tips in mind if you’re approaching kratom extracts for the first time. Be a responsible user and don’t try to impress others with how much kratom you can take; extracts aren’t something to dabble with.
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