Kratom extract – Dosage, effects and Precautions to Remember.
- What is kratom extract.
- What to except?
- Effects of kratom extract.
- Which Kratom to choose: the different extracts.
- Thai and Bali extract differences.
- My personal experience.
- Some important points on kratom.
What is kratom extract
It is a form of derivative of its leaves that is not just a powder. They pass through so many processes like crushing leaves, boiling them and make a paste. The water evaporates from the paste and then leave a dark kratom behind. That is an extract of kratom and high in alkaloids
This whole process needs a professional and expert maker so it means one a manufacturer can produce it in a correct way.
What to expect?
Admit it; this is the question that tears you when arriving here. I am listing the main effects caused by Kratom extract after consumption.
To begin, it must be remembered that the active molecules found in Kratom leaves are classified in the opioid family, that is to say, that their chemical structure allows them to bind to the same synaptic receptors as opiates ( such as opium or codeine ).
So here is the list of effects, generally and very formal, because I will decline this aspect in a slightly more personal way in other parts of the site. Do not be surprised if specific effects seem to conflict with each other as it depends on the strain consumed, as will be seen later also.
Effects of kratom extracts
These benefits are different for everyone
- A sense of well-being, pleasure, euphoria, optimism
- Feeling of calm
- Drop in anxiety
- Analgesic (pain reliever)
- Muscle relaxant
- Promotes quality sleep
- Facilitates social interactions
- Stimulant, anti-fatigue
- Exacerbated libido in some cases
Mostly it happens If taken in high dosage and many other factors
- Anxiety and stress
- Nausea, vomiting
- Dry mouth
- Decreased appetite
Personally, among all these adverse effects, I had only anxiety and nausea once or twice, but by consuming reasonable doses, we get away without any worries.The adverse effects appear at high doses, and since I never consume high doses, well I never had problems!
Of course, the effects, good or bad, will depend on many factors:
- The person and his character
- The dose
- The moment of taking
- Interactions with other substances (alcohol? tobacco?)
- The mood before taking
It is impossible to predict 100% of the effects for everyone, each person and each situation is unique, so there are inter and intraindividual variations.
Which Kratom to choose: the different extracts
This is probably one of the things I prefer with Kratom: its versatility!
We can use the Kratom to sleep, to go out, to work, to relax, to meditate, to do sports (it depends on the game), in short, for almost everything you do there is a strain of kratom !!
The varieties can be classified according to the color of the leaf veins (white, red, green) but I prefer the classification according to the “speed” which better transcribes the peculiarity of each strain.
So we will have:
- slow strain (slow)
- moderate strain (moderate)
- Fast strain (fast)
It’s quite evocative: we start from “slow” strains that have a relaxing effect, to go towards “fast” strains that are energizing. Between the two, the “moderate” strains present a mixture of these two properties.It is therefore exciting to choose a variety whose effects correspond to what we are looking for!
The “slow” strains include INDO, BALI and PAPUA extracts. These stumps are perfect for sleeping, relaxing, meditating, spending a quiet evening at home.
I sleep well without anything, but with that, it is still something else, the sleep is ultra-restorative, and we get up relaxed.
Kratom can also give you a good night’s sleep without stress if you have something important to do next day (a professional interview, an exam, a public presentation)
This is perhaps most appropriate for beginners since the effects are quite balanced: it has both an energizing side, but also a relaxing effect, which gives a pretty pleasant feeling.
These are the strains that I prefer to use when I need a little boost to work on a project or perform a tedious task.
These are mainly THAI strains. Here we come across the most energizing varieties, perfect for partying and going into the evening, giving a big boost for social interaction, reducing social anxiety, reducing the feeling of tiredness.
These strains can make you a little anxious if you tend to be necessary, and if you are not in a good mood during consumption, so be careful. Apart from that, these are perfect varieties to go out in the evening
Thai and Bali extracts differences
kratom Bali extract
The effects of Kratom Bali extract influence your mood and energy, they are visible after ten minutes and can last for several hours. At low doses Kratom is stimulating, at high doses, the Kratom is somewhat relaxing. Also, Kratom is described as sleepy, euphoric, exciting, cheerful, calm-minded. Kratom is also used by Thai workers to end their day’s work.
The best way to use Kratom extract is to make an infusion.
The Kratom 15X extract is effective from less than one gram and can easily be mixed with the liquid such as hot water, or for example a milkshake. Take 0.5 grams for a mild effect, and up to 1.5 grams for the potent impact.
The 15X extract is 15 times more powerful than the Kratom leaves. One gram of this extract is equivalent to 15 grams of Kratom leaves.
Thai kratom extract
Thai kratom is stimulant at low doses, at high doses the soothing and narcotic effects become dominant. 1 gram of this extract corresponds to 15 grams of leaves.
Kratom originated in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. It is a large tree that can reach 15 meters in height. Its leaf contains more than 25 alkaloids, of which mitragynine (66%) is the most important. The kratom was also used, before its ban in Thailand, in various Asian dishes.
Kratom is also used as a substitute for opium and can suppress the symptoms of opiate abstinence. Kratom is also used to prolong the intensity and duration of intercourse because low-dose leaves can have a stimulating effect.
Dosage: For a mild experience, mix 0.1 – 0.3 grams in a glass of water (very hot) or fruit juice. For a more intense experience, mix in 0.3 to 0.7 grams.
Content: 1 gram of kratom powder.
Not to use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Do not combine with MAO inhibitors, drugs, stimulants, alcohol or other psychotropic products. Prohibited under 18. Keep out of the reach of children. Keep in a cool, dry place.
Some Best extracts and it’s uses
Best extract for stress anxiety and sedation
- Borneo kratom extract
- Indo kratom extract
- Bali extract
Best kratom extract for stimulation and energy
- Red Bali kratom extract
- Maeng da kratom extract
Best extract for insomnia and sleep regulation
- Red Borneo
- Red Indo
- Sumatra kratom
What happens if you take too much Kratom or it’s extracted?
In case of overdose, the body sends a clear signal: nausea. The worst that can happen to you is to vomit and to feel headaches. Also, at high dose, Kratom becomes sedative and therefore plunges you into a lethargic state.
In which form?
Kratom is in a state of powder, which corresponds to the crushed leaves. This powder is consumed orally to obtain effects.
It remains to be seen in what form!
I know that some consume kratom in the form of tea, that is to say, that the powder is mixed with hot water, and after several filtrations, we gradually pass the active components of the powder to the water.Personally, I prefer therefore consumption in the form of capsules!With the aid of a pillbox, I can fill myself with Kratom powder empty capsules that I bought beforehand.Thus, I get rid of the taste that I do not appreciate at all, and also it is easier to transport, and the results are reproducible regarding dosage.
Again, this will depend on the desired effects and the person!My weight is 77kg, and I always took doses of 3g, which roughly equals six capsules.In general, whatever your weight, I recommend starting with a dose of 2 to 3g and increase quietly after that if you do not feel the effects enough.For the more energetic, I advise not to exceed 5g.
Of course, everyone is free to do what he wants, but 3 to 5g seems to me more than enough to benefit from the effects of kratom and reduce or almost eliminate the adverse effects.
Some people recommend to increase the doses if you seek sedative effects: I do not necessarily find it very judicious, you risk to expose you to the undesirable impacts, whereas the sedative effects are already present at more reasonable doses for some strains.
Note: For Kratom extracts the ideal dosage is between 0.5 to 5 gram.
Attention, we may arrive at the most important thing if you want to be sure to benefit from the full potential of Kratom.I can not stress enough on this point. Many beginners put kratom aside and say it does not work. Often it’s because they did not eat it on an empty stomach!
On a full stomach, the capsules will dissolve, but the absorption will spread over time because the passage in the blood will be slowed by digestion and the bolus. Thus the intake is done little by little, and the concentration in your system will not exceed the threshold dose! Result: no effect.If you are fasting as I recommend, all the powder can be assimilated quickly.
However, I noted that the effects were reduced if kratom intake was not followed by food intake. So here is MY PROTOCOL for taking Kratom, I apply it every time, and the results are constant:
1- To be fasting (no food for at least 4 hours)
2- Consume 2 to 3 g in capsule form
3- Wait for 10 to 15 minutes
4- Start a good meal
After applying this protocol, you will have to wait between 10 and 90 minutes to feel the first effects. I know that the range I give is wide, but that’s what comes out of my personal experience, I think this variation comes from what you eat primarily.
My personal experience
Like many of us, I discovered kratom on the Internet, a bit by chance, via a blog that made a very detailed description.
The first time I read this review I did not pay too much attention. Then, little by little, the idea sprang up: why not try ?!
It is important to note that at this stage, the only substances I had consumed in my life were alcohol on the one hand, and cannabis on the other hand that I tried two or three times but the sensations were very displeased So we decided to start with a friend and order an extract of Kratom from a well-known source.
First mistake: we ordered an extract: instead of getting a pure powder from the crushed leaves, the product had been concentrated several times. I learned later, and this was confirmed with our first experience, that the focused extracts are often of poor quality because part of the equilibrium of the molecules contained in the leaves is denatured during the process, the experiment was pretty disappointing, and we will not dwell on it.
Second try at another seller, being careful to choose good leaf powder and not extracts. Some effects are starting to be felt, but it is not yet that …
The cause of this second failure: we knew nothing about it, did not know how to consume kratom, I think the quality of the kratom we ordered was not optimal at all.
I was not discouraged and decided to make a third attempt.
Finally, I felt the effects of kratom: a few tens of minutes after taking, a pleasant sensation was spreading in my muscles and at my extremities, a feeling of pleasure and lightness, really something very soft and subtle, compared for example to the rude and annoying presence I had felt the few times I tried cannabis.
I began to feel optimistic, to tell myself that everything was possible if I gave myself the means, I thought of projects in progress, and I felt an irrepressible desire to get on the job to realize them as soon as possible.
What marks me the most every time I take Kratom is the MOTIVATION that it gives me, whether it is to work on a project, to perform a task that would usually be boring, the Kratom allows to “do things.”
Immediately, the mind becomes clear, and concentration increases, we relativize the concerns and negative thoughts, the positive take over.
One of the great qualities of Kratom is that you can use it for many different purposes. As for me, I use it mainly in semi alcohol replacement when I go in the evening.
The kratom allows me to get this euphoria, to facilitate my social interactions, without having to manage all the side, headache, de-coordination and day after difficult evening that we often have by consuming alcohol. With Kratom, the after-hours are beautiful; we wake up well-rested, relaxed, and ready to spend a productive day.
Some important points on kratom
How to answer this question without taking a look at our favorite encyclopedia?
So according to Wikipedia: Kratom in taxonomy, is a green leafy tree of the coffee family, quite simply. This species is endemic to Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Papua New Guinea). I read some bits that it would be found in Equatorial Africa, but it’s pretty anecdotal for us.
The tree in question can reach 25m high, and it is mainly to its leaves that we will be interested!
Indeed, one can find in these leaves a whole series of alkaloid molecules of the family of Mitragynine. More than 25 have been isolated to date(1). The alkaloid content represents about 0.5 to 1.5% of the leaf mass(2) and, the critical thing to note: the proportion of different alkaloid molecules varies depending on the variety (3), as will be seen later.
In Southeast Asian countries, Kratom is traditionally eaten by field workers to increase their tolerance for effort and fatigue: leaves are harvested from trees and then directly collected.
For practical reasons, the Kratom found on the net is usually in the form of fine powder, which corresponds to the beautiful crushed leaves.
That’s about all there is to know about Kratom itself, just below you can see a picture of a kratom leaf: