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What is Kratom Extract? And Other Questions

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A Q&A Regarding Kratom Extracts And Concentrates

Follow along as we answer some common questions about kratom concentrates and extracts

As with any novel product, we get a lot of questions about concentrated kratom. We have collected some of the most common inquiries we’ve gotten here at TKC regarding our kratom extracts, and seeing as the trend is catching on around the community, we figured it would be a good time to provide some of the basics for anyone asking, what is kratom extract? If there’s still a question you have that you don’t see answered, please don’t hesitate to contact our team!

1. What is kratom extract?

Kratom extract is a condensed form of kratom in which the desirable alkaloids in the plant are collected into a concentrated form. The result is either a liquid or a resin-like substance. This strong kratom does not contain any additional active ingredients. The idea is that a much smaller quantity can be used with greater precision and the product handled more easily.

2. Why are so many in the kratom community trying out concentrates?

Now that we have an answer to the question, what is kratom extract?, you most likely want to know why people are trying kratom concentrates, at least based on our kratom extract reviews.

Many report that kratom concentrates can offer several benefits. Chief among them are consistent strength, ease of use, and portability. It’s much easier to keep a small tincture of liquid kratom on hand than it is to bring along your full bag of kratom powder or container of capsules. Similarly, an extract is going to offer a more consistent experience with regard to potency and measuring. It’s easier to measure a small amount of liquid in a precise dropper than it is to brew a tea with loose kratom. As concentrates and extracts must reach a certain threshold to be created and liquids mix more easily than solids, the strength will be precise every time.

3. How does this affect the quantity needed?

As mentioned, a primary benefit of concentrated kratom is the significant reduction of the product you need to get the experience you are looking for. Thus, a concentrated amount is always going to be significantly less than a traditional kratom powder.

Many extracts will indicate a concentration level by means of a number followed by an x, i.e 10x. This means that the liquid volume was created using 10 times its original strength by weight. Generally speaking, a liquid concentrate will be measured in milliliters.

Now that you know what kratom extract is, you’ll discover your needs may vary with this type of kratom product. Ask the provider what the scaling ratio or potency is; most kratom extract reviews suggest starting with less than you need and working your way up.

4. Can kratom extracts and concentrates spoil over time?

Yes, kratom extracts and concentrates, like other natural products, can deteriorate over time. The shelf life of an extract or concentrate depends on various things, such as the mode of extraction, the ingredients used in extracting it, and how it’s stored. Generally, as many kratom buyers mention in kratom extract reviews, kratom concentrates that are kept in cool, dark places in sealed containers last longer than those that are exposed to heat, light, and air. It’s important to follow any storage recommendations given by the vendor. When your kratom concentrate changes color or has a different smell, then you should consider replacing it.

5. How are kratom concentrates and extracts made?

Sometimes, the most important question to ask is not “what is kratom extract?” but how are kratom extracts made, and what are they made of? Generally speaking, kratom extracts are made using temperature changes—like boiling kratom leaves to collect the extract—pressure, and/or a solvent, like vinegar. Be aware that some extracts use alcohol, as it is an effective solvent for capturing the desirable alkaloids within kratom; however, the final product should have most of the alcohol evaporated. As a note, TKC’s concentrated kratom products are alcohol-free!

No strange techniques or voodoo are employed; really, anyone in their kitchen could make a basic extract, although we recommend purchasing a reliable extract instead. While providers do have special methods learned from trial and error—the optimal temperature and time to heat powder at, for example—it’s important to remember that the only active ingredient in kratom extracts is kratom. If there are any other active additives? Call a trusted kratom provider so that the bad actor can be reported to the American Kratom Association; adulterated kratom products are increasingly rare, but they are not a good thing, nor a reflection of the values of the true kratom community.

6. Are there different types of kratom extracts, and if so, how do they differ?

Yes, there are different types of kratom extracts, which can vary from one another depending on their method of extraction and the specific kinds of kratom leaves used. A simple search online on ‘what is kratom extract’ or even kratom extract reviews leads us to various types, including liquid tinctures and powdered extracts. 

The Kratom Company offers two main types of kratom extracts: Liquid Kratom Shots and Kratom Extract Capsules. The Liquid Kratom Extract is a classic, concentrated formula provided in liquid form, ideal for those who prefer precise measurements. The Kratom Extract Capsules contain the same formula but in a convenient, fast-dissolving capsule form, perfect for on-the-go kratom experience. Both types are made using natural extraction methods and are designed to offer a stronger and smoother experience, with the liquid extract available in various pack sizes for added value.

7. What can I expect from kratom extracts?

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Once you know what kratom extract is, you might have more questions about how these concentrates function. Kratom extracts and concentrated kratom are inherently stronger by volume, but not by content. By this, we mean that the experience will still be what you expect from kratom powder, but that you use less to achieve it.

Another advantage is that kratom concentrates can use multiple kratom strains in their creation process, which can offer a fuller spectrum of kratom effects.

With liquid concentrate, the onset will be much quicker than with powder or capsules. Some kratom extract reviews have described it as more concise and energetic; but like many kinds of kratom, it may still offer a feeling of relaxation and alleviate day-to-day discomfort, depending on the strains and amount used. It’s important to remember, even with extracts, that individual experiences still vary.

In other words? If you like powder kratom and you’re asking, “what is kratom extract?” you’ll probably appreciate these concentrated products, as they are essentially the same! All the attributes that made you love kratom in the first place are still present in concentrates, just with the added bonus of simplicity, consistency, and a more appealing experience.

If you have additional questions, please reach out to our team. We’d be happy to answer any questions. Be sure to read our kratom extract reviews to learn more from satisfied customers.

Anthony Dent is one of the founders of The Kratom Company who has had years of personal and professional experience in the industry. As a kratom user himself, he is an advocate for all the potential benefits kratom can offer users both new and experienced. As the industry and legal atmosphere change, Anthony stays up to date on the latest Kratom Consumer Protection Acts to keep readers up to date with reliable information.
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  1. Jeremy Turnick

    To someone new to kratom. This helped a lot

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