Kratom Extracts – Kratom Addiction, Withdrawal and Tolerance Starts Here
When speaking of kratom extracts I simply mean the leaf that has been concentrated and extracted to make a more powerful, resiny looking kratom rock.
The act of “extracting” deals in parts of passing a solvent (like water) through the kratom and allowing the alkaloids to lift from the plant and essentially get “extracted” to another form.
Please note that I have never extracted my kratom, nor have I bought any to try. To be completely honest I did want to try it at one point in time to see what the fuss was about.
Knowing that kratom extracts could easily cause kratom addiction I still wanted to try it. However it is only when I did more thinking on this aspect and realized that if I started taking extracts regularly, my kratom tolerance would skyrocket and withdrawals would be eminent.
To view more about Kratom Tolerance click here.
In this topic I will be covering a couple of areas that I believe are extremely important before trying Kratom Extracts. Unfortunately a lot of people are sucked into extracts without their knowing.
Of course people can read, however, if they are being “sold” most of the time the negative aspects are very briefly grazed or skipped completely. This makes people buy without the right research and this in turn can lead to kratom dangers.
The topics that will be discussed in today’s post will be:
- What are kratom extracts and their purpose
- Who would benefit from kratom extracts and why
- Determining Your Kratom Intake Frequency
- Choosing Kratom Extract or Kratom Powder
What are Kratom Extracts and Their Purpose
With everything in this world that man touches, he makes it stronger, kratom is no exception and man continues to try make mother nature stronger than what she is intended. Although not completely bad, altering nature like this will inevitably alter her side effects on man.
Kratom Extracts are no different and have been altered by man to increase to kratom potency, hence making for a stronger kratom effect.
Understand that I have never taken a kratom extract for the mere fact that I do not want to get addicted, I may try it in the future just to see what I can expect and be able to write an experienced based review on kratom extracts.
Purpose of Kratom Extracts
There are reasons why someone would be inclined to taking kratom extracts. However, understand that the same benefits can be attained from the powder, if the kratom dosage is right.
The extract would essentially be used to take less powder and have a stronger effect.
For example, if someone is greatly suffering from pain or depression, and I mean SEVERE suffering, than extracts COULD be a possible solution. However I recommend ALWAYS trying to reach your “sweet spot” with the kratom powder before every considering a kratom extract.
I know that some people swear by extracts and that is fine, I am just here to inform you on what they are and what could happen, if abused.
The fact that the powder is taken completely out of the picture with kratom extracts would help people who cannot hold the powder in.
The powder can be a hassle to take, however, it will be much safer in the long run and you can get the same benefits from Kratom, through the normal powdered leaf. It is just about finding your sweet spot with the plant.
Who Would Benefit From Kratom Extracts and Why
The only logical way of going about this would be to find out exactly why someone needs an extract. It is hard to say that you need an extract over a plain leaf, and this will come down to what you want to do.
If you convince yourself that the powder cannot help you and want to immediately jump to extracts, I cannot stop you, however, I would like to make you aware of what you are potentially doing with your kratom tolerance.
The fact that you want to take an extract will make you want it more and more, however, if you are new to kratom, hold off for at least 3 months. Start by using the powder and finding the correct kratom dosage and this will in turn give you a reference of the kratom effects.
If you have taken the time to try the powder for approximately 4 months and do not see any benefits that I would strongly recommend researching the vendor you are currently using, if you havent already try Kratombible’s Recommended Vendor it is sure to help you get a great first impression on the kratom powder.
If you have been using a powdered leaf for along time and do not feel the effects any longer, than perhaps you could try an extract although I still do not recommend this.
It would be best to taper off the kratom leaf so that you are able to reap the rewards of taking lower doses, the kratom extract will allow a much higher rush of the kratom effect that it will take its hold on you mentally.
Kratom extracts have never entered my body and I do not plan on taking them any time soon. IF I ever feel like the leaf is starting to wear off I just stop taking that particular strain and take all the others for one week.
I cycle which strain that I leave out in a week and this eventually helps me bring back my receptors to normal so that the plain kratom leaf dosage affects me.
Determine Your Kratom Intake Frequency
IF you are a daily kratom user than read no further, NEVER TAKE EXTRACTS.
The reason I am passionate about not taking extracts when you use kratom daily is because of the fact that your kratom powder will not affect you the same way if you go down the path of extracts.
Extracts are a lot more powerful and this will in turn raise your kratom tolerance.
For example if you take kratom for pain and decide to move up to extracts, not only will you need to take extracts moving forward, but the leaf will be needed to have a double dose to feel the kratom effect you once felt.
If you normally used 3 grams of powder before trying kratom extracts than do not be surprised that once you hit 3 grams of powder, nothing happens.
You will need to up your dose to around 6-7 grams maybe more, to feel the kratom effects off of the kratom powder
For me personally I much rather take the kratom powder in a small increase in dosage, rather than taking a kratom extract and needing to double, maybe triple my kratom powder dosage, to feel a kratom effect.
Kratom Extracts Vs Kratom Powder
IT will come to your own personal judgement on the matter but if you are wondering what my personal opinion is on the matter than allow me to give it to you.
Starting with something that is helping you such as the kratom powder should not be taken for granted. Although it might be a mild kratom effect, make sure to stick out the learning curve so that you may effectively find your sweet spot.
Without having effectively found your sweet spot, it is hard for you to have the right idea of what the kratom powder can actually do.
I have never taken extracts but have heard some pretty nasty stories when it came to “kratom horror stories”, just note that every negative thing you hear about kratom all has to do with KRATOM EXTRACTS and NOT kratom powder.
The fact that someone new goes and buys the extract first is the problem with not having ample knowledge on kratom.
If someone needs to know the easiest, most effective way to take kratom, than that would definetly be an extract. Because all the powder and alkaloids are separated this in turn makes it a very “easy and more effective way” of using kratom.
However, what people with this mindset fail to acknowledge is the fact that because you have ease and power, you will encounter danger and addiction.
Kratom extracts – 1. Pros: Extracts are easier to use with less nasty powder to drink down. The Kratom effect is also naturally stronger because of the alkaloid content inside the resin.
2. Cons: Extracts will make you addicted to kratom, this may also in turn cause physical withdrawals. It is also more expensive than powder.
Kratom Powder – 1. Pros: Minimal to no withdrawal symptoms (personally after 1.5 yrs daily intake), affordable, high alkaloid level to give you all the Kratom Benefits
This will in turn be your final decision, I can only express to you what I have witnessed over the years of taking and researching kratom. For more on kratom extracts it would benefit you to get a different view on this.
Chris at Good Looking Loser gives an informative description on why you should stay away from kratom extracts. He has much information and experience with the kratom plant and I have taken a lot of knowledge from this individual.
Shawn over at KratomInfo also speaks on kratom extracts, he follows the same views as Chris and Myself.
To be honest I will suggest you not even entertain the thought of trying kratom extracts. They will give you more problems than solutions and all the problems can be avoided by sticking to solving the solutions.
Kratom powder is more than enough to help you with the problems that you face within your life. Although there is more trial and error with the powder, you will thank the stars in about a years time when you are using the kratom powder to help in many different aspects of life.
For example Kratom for Labor would not be possible for me if I would have abused the kratom extracts because I would not feel any benefits from the plain powder, I would than have to spend more money on an inferior effect.
My tolerance would be extremely high and I would not be able to skip days/taper off, making it harder for me to stop when I Want to, fearing the kratom extract withdrawals.
Hopefully I have convinced you to STAY AWAY FROM EXTRACTS if you havent already made the decision to not touch them, EVER.
Buy Kratom from the recommended vendor which has ZERO EXTRACTS OR ENHANCED BLENDS FOR YOUR SAFETY!