Kratom Extract vs Powder - Which Is Better for You?

Kratom consumption can be accomplished in two ways. Either the plant is prepared and mixed with a beverage such as tea, or an extract can be produced from the plant using a chemical process.
What is the difference? Why should the kratom consumer care?

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From a chemistry point of view kratom possesses one of the most complex compound structures of the plant kingdom, containing a vast range of alkaloids. Therefore the impact on the product from the method of preparation, can greatly affect many aspects of consumption.

Advantages of consumption as extract

  • As extract, there is less chance of consuming actual plant matter which could cause distress to stomach
  • The level of alkaloid may differ when consuming the leaf directly. When consuming as an extract, alkaloid levels remain consistent
  • The dose is more controlled as an extract, as potency is standardized. Consuming the leaf may provide different potencies, requiring unexpected higher doses
  • The effects take place faster as an extract, due to the need for the body to break down plant matter
  • Extracts are usually more convenient as they can be consumed on demand without any additional steps needed for preparation
  • Extracts are better able to be preserved over the long term

Disadvantages of consumption as extract

  • As extraction requires more labor, the extract tends to be more expensive
  • The extracts tend to be less than the full spectrum standard, which results in lesser potency due to the change in alkaloid levels during the extraction process
  • As the extract dosages are consistent, this may result in developing a major tolerance spike for its effects
  • Poor manufacturing processes when producing the extract may lead to the presence of contaminants
  • Additives in the extract may cause allergies
  • Extracts tend to be more appealing to children due to flavoring to disguise earthy flavor. They also may not be packaged in a child proof way

The bottom line is that kratom extract can work for some, while the actual leaf has its own benefits. There is no question that kratom extract provides unique advantages, but one should do the research and decide what is good for them.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. Mitragyna Speciosa products offered by Mountkratom are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your healthcare professional prior to use if you have or suspect a medical condition. If you are under medical supervision, are using anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medications, diabetes medications, narcotics, blood pressure medication, sedatives, tranquilizers or asthma medication, seek the advice of your healthcare professional prior to use. Do not use if you are pregnant, lactating or under the age of 18 years. Do not take when operating machinery or driving. Keep out of reach of children. These products contain botanicals that have not been classified and approved by The U. S. Food and Drug Administration as a dietary ingredient.

FAQ

Which Strain Should I Try First?

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It all depends on what you're looking to achieve! As a general rule, people typically have the following responses from each color: White: Boost in productivity and an increased energy level, Red: Feel good, restful sleep and a reduction in general discomfort (but only for a little while!), Green: A balance of the two

What Is GMP And Does Mount Kratom Have It?

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GMP stands for "Good Manufacturing Process" and it is a voluntary set of procedures that a vendor takes upon themselves to ensure a certain standard of safety and quality of their products. The certification is handled and given by the American Kratom Association who assesses the vendors procedures and verifies the 3rd party audit for authenticity. We have not yet been given certification, however, we completely believe that it is in the consumers best interest to ensure quality and consistency since the industry is not yet regulated. We are working towards becoming certified and we have incorporated many guidelines and procedures that are fully aligned with the requirements set forth by the AKA to ensure that our product is safe.

What Is "Premium" & "Super" Kratom? Why Is It More Expensive? Is It Better? Is There Extract In It?

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Our premium and super strains are derived from wild kratom leaves; leaves harvested from naturally grown kratom trees found in the wild, and have typically reached higher levels of maturity than farmed grade leaves. Many customers have seen far better results with these strains and often use a smaller serving size compared to other farmed strains. These strains are produced from pure kratom leaves and do not contain any extract in them.

Is My Personal Information Safe?

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Keeping your information secure and out of the wrong hands is a top priority of ours. We store your private information securely and safely at all times. We always maintain an active SSL security certificate on our website to secure your information is secured throughout the checkout process.

Which Kratom Strains Are Best?

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Remember there are only three veins of kratom, gold and yellow represent blends of the different veins. The different strain names originate from the different regions where the kratom was grown and the different drying techniques. That being said, there's no best kratom strain that everyone can agree on because it entirely depends on what you're looking for and personal preference varies from person to person.

A Batch Is Not As Good As I Expected, What Should I Do?

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Mount Kratom always does its best to source the best Kratom available. Unfortunately, because Kratom is a natural product, even with all of quality control in the world nobody can guarantee absolute flawless consistency between batches a 100% of the time. That's why customer service is our #1 priority. That being said, here are three things you can do in a consecutive order: 1. Always shake and mix your bags before use. Alkaloids tend to naturally settle in the bottom, so this simple trick ensures consistency between servings. 2. Try experimenting with serving sizes. Remember, sometimes "less is more", and you may actually be getting more for less. 3. Finally, if in the end you decide that this batch is not for you, you can always reach out to us for a replacement. Trying out a different variety may help most people discover their perfect leaf. Alternatively, you can utilize our 30 day satisfaction guarantee to get a full/partial refund. Just give us a call at 1-(866)-572-8664 and we'll be happy to oblige! Whatever you think of your order, we always welcome your feedback. It helps us out greatly. Please, let us hear your voice. It is our greatest asset.

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