Many people who have just been introduced to Kratom assume that buying Kratom involves choosing the strain. Nothing can be farther from the truth than this. Kratom purchase involves a whole lot of intelligent choosing from a wide array of options. In addition to the three popular strains, there are Kratom powders, extracts, ready made capsules and tinctures to choose from. Each of these Kratom products offer their unique set of benefits and come with their own demerits. Let us now see what the most popular forms of Kratom are.
Kratom powders are one of the fastest selling Kratom products. These powders contain the finely ground Mitragyna speciosa leaves that have been De-stemmed. De-stemming and removing the veins is a very important part of making the Kratom products. These components contain ingredients that cause nausea. Powdered Kratom can be brewed into tea, filled into empty capsules or mixed into a liquid. Kratom capsules cost 2-3 more than Kratom powder. Users start experiencing benefits after consuming 2-8 grams of powder.
Although Kratom powder is the cheapest of all Kratom products, its bitter after taste leaves the Kratom user with an unpleasant experience in his mouth and throat. Hence to counter this, some Kratom users prefer to cap their Kratom powders to prevent their taste buds from coining into contact with the Kratom powder, Kratom capsules save you lot of time and they can be just swallowed with a gulp of water. Kratom capsules tend to be more expensive than the Kratom powders; however the fact that they are precisely measured makes them the most convenient of all Kratom products .
Kratom leaves are one of the oldest Kratom products. Traditionally the tribal folk who resided in the forests of Southeast Asia would chew these leaves. These leaves- rich in alkaloids and other bio active compounds are distinguished on the basis of the color of the veins running through them. For example leaves with green veins are known as the Green Veined Kratom, while the white veined Kratom is White Veined Kratom. These Kratom products are once again classified on the basis of the country of their origin. For example: “Green Vein Indo Kratom” or “Red Vein Thai Kratom”. Some Kratom users carry the mistaken impression that Kratom leaves can be smoked. Smoking in fact reduces the concentration of the alkaloid content and also causes damage to the lungs.
Kratom Extracts are the most potent of the Kratom powders. They contain almost 15 times more alkaloids than the traditional Kratom powders. They are prepared by boiling Kratom leaves, allowing the resin so formed to cool and finally powdering the resin. Kratom extracts though promising more potency often run the risk of forming tolerances and causing addictions in the user. Also they are the most costliest of all Kratom products.
Conclusion: Which is the Best Kratom Product?
There is no perfect answer to this question. Ideally beginners start by using Kratom capsules; advanced users prefer Kratom leaves and powders because they are more economical in the long run. Tinctures and extracts are not usually recommended as they cause more harm than good and need to be taken with extreme caution.