What are Kratom Concentrates and Extracts?
I’ll always associate learning what a carnivore is with dinosaurs. There’s something so…thrilling about the concept of a T-Rex doing terrible things to a dilapydosaurus (RIP).
Regrettably, we humans are omnivores, but sometimes, it doesn’t feel like it. The leafy greens escape our consistent diet because, well, leafy greens don’t always taste that good.
Unfortunately, the same can be said for kratom. It does not taste great.
So, instead of being dinosaurs, we humans have adapted, and made use of our skills in creating kratom concentrates.
What is a Concentrate?
A Kratom concentrate is simply a form of kratom which has been selectively concentrated into a smaller, more effective dose. It’s much like a juice concentrate; it has only the purest form of the substance, and thus squeezes out the ‘middle’ man of the food. In this case, the kratom leaf is paired down into a liquid or a resin form.
This substance removes the need to consume larger quantities of the kratom leaf, which is appropo for those with certain diet requirements, of those who simply do not enjoy eating commonly. Most commonly, kratom concentrate comes in the form of liquid; this makes consumption simple, and easier to dose.
Why take concentrate?
As mentioned above, some may be finicky about eating solids, but may still want to take kratom. This makes concentrate an excellent choice, as it simplifies the consumption method. It also makes dosing much simpler; while powder can sometimes have slight differentiations between alkaloid compositions, liquid concentrate is precise; furthermore, having the digestion process removed from the equation greatly simplifies things. While kratom users note that the onset of effects of their kratom use can sometimes vary depending on their diet that day, concentrate has a much more efficient and timely impact.
Kratom concentrate can also simplify the selection between choosing strains. Some users – when buying from inconsistent sources – lament the incompatibility with a current strain and their desired effects. But concentrate consist of a much more consistent recipe, finding thresholds to hit of the needed potency in order to reach its standard efficacy. In all, kratom concentrate is more consistent than taking powder, as many users describe it.
Things to Keep in Mind
Because of bad actors in the kratom industry, I must note the occasional trepidation that accompanies the idea of taking a concentrate. We’ve seen, unfortunately, some dastardly individuals selling adulterated kratom; this can come in powder or liquid form. Because it is often made into liquid form to hide the adulterant, some have begun to associate kratom concentrate with adulterated kratom.
However, this is not the norm. If you are buying from a reliable, professional source, you can rest assured that there is only kratom in your concentrate. Additionally, at places like your very own The Kratom Co., we don’t even use alcohol as a solvent; many concentrates use alcohol as it is an efficient means of extracting the desires compounds from kratom. We’ve eschewed this method to provide the most pure kratom product available; any professional and reliable source will do the same.
In all, kratom concentrates are growing in popularity and complexity. They offer distinct advantages to the kratom user and offer significant promise. Don’t be afraid to give it a try.