-Taking a look at how Kratom Extracts and Concentrates are different from powder
Some moments in life are so oddly unforgettable. Do we remember some of these impossibly mundane moments because we’ve failed to learn what we needed to? In this vein, I will recount to you an anecdote that I often think of in conjunction with my fondness for apple juice. When I was seven there was a sign on the drink machine at the hotel breakfast bar.
A helpful staffer informed me that the juice would be extra strong. I was thrilled and doled out an extra-large serving. Upon sitting with my waffles, I took a swig, only to be shocked — she wasn’t lying. It was apple juice to the extreme.
How Is Kratom Concentrate Different from Powder?
The above story can give us a small lesson on understanding kratom concentrate. The apple juice concentrate was an extremely sugary, potent form of regular apple juice. Usually this concentrated product is heavily watered down before being sold as apple juice to make it palatable.
Kratom concentrates and extracts are like apple juice. There’s no buffer or additional content — it is purely the essence of kratom. And yet, the apple juice concentrate still wouldn’t have been the same if I had just taken smaller sips. So how does kratom concentrate compare to regular kratom, such as measuring up kratom extract vs powder?
It is very important to keep in mind that kratom extracts and concentrates are not adulterated with any inebriating substances. In fact, if you have any reason to believe that they are, you should reach out to the American Kratom Association to report that product. In very rare instances, some kratom vendors have made a concentrate so they could disguise the addition of an adulterant like alcohol.
In other words, kratom concentrate is kratom distilled into a form that can give the full aroma and effect of kratom with less product. No chemical reaction occurs when kratom is made into concentrate. It simply becomes a condensed form of kratom.
How Are the Effects of Kratom Concentrates and Extracts Different From Powder?
Concentrates can contain a wide range of kratom products. Usually, those who use powder focus on the one or two strains. Those strains will have different chemical profiles based on their genealogy. A concentrated solution, however, can provide a full spectrum experience.
It would be impractical to sit down and capsule up seven different kratom strains, as you may not even get enough of each strain to have a full spectrum experience. But because kratom is distilled into an extract that makes it kratom concentrate, producers can combine a few strains into the product, thus giving it the full array of kratom benefits. This can greatly simplify the search for the ‘right’ strain of kratom that is sought out for certain effects.
A very small amount of liquid extract can match three or four capsules and the full spectrum of effects means that it isn’t limited to the impact of one single strain. It can provide the full range of kratom’s effects, depending on if the product is full spectrum.
This is where we run into a slightly unusual element of kratom: Kratom’s effects are often dependent on the quantity used. Small amounts may offer more stimulation, while larger quantities may have a more soothing effect. Thus, kratom concentrate and the desired effects can largely be controlled by quantity. This makes it easier to control than parsing through a variety of strains, vendors, occasionally inaccurate labeling, and the like, to ensure that you can get the effects you want from your kratom usage.
Remember to start small. Many kratom extracts may initially provide a boost of energy. Depending on the makeup of the product (which strains it used) further use may lead to a more relaxed state.
As you can see, kratom concentrate is still kratom. The effects of powdered kratom are all present in concentrate, just packaged differently. If you’re curious, rest assured that TKC provides concentrate with no foreign additives, and contains the same quality kratom that you buy in powder or capsule form from us. No matter whether you’re looking for kratom extract vs powder, you’ll only find premium quality products at TKC.