There are plenty of kratom extracts available, ranging from UEI to resins, but not all are alike when it comes to effectiveness and effects. Because of the big variations in alkaloid levels of different leaves and methods of extraction, the resulting product can vary dramatically, not to mention the difference between different vendors and technique. These factors can make it quite difficult to find the best kratom extract for your needs. For this reason, I’ll give a bit of my own experience with each of these different types of extracts
While not the most common type of extract, tinctures can be quite effective. However, not all tinctures are made alike. Of all the different types of extracts, in my experience, tinctures have been the most variable in potency. While I have tried isolate extracts, such as 7-hydroxymitragynine, they haven’t been quite effect, and I believe the reason for this is poor extraction technique. Because full spectrum tinctures are easier to create, I have had much better and more stable effects from them.
This variety of extract is by far one of the most common, and has been by far the most potent for me. While I’m not sure the exact reason, I speculate that it is due to the balance of alkaloids provided from the plain leaf mixed with a more focused extract, higher in 7-ohm. If you decide to use this extract, make sure you keep your dose low until you know how it effects you.
Resin extracts are quite common, and are pretty cheap in comparison to many other extracts. While this variety of extract isn’t the most potent, they are easy to make and reliable. However, as mentioned here, at higher doses, similar to plain leaf, side effects can often occur.
Powdered extracts were once quite common, but haven’t been used as much recently. However, there are still some great ones floating around. With these extracts, I don’t suggest using them alone, as I have tried this and had lackluster results. However, by mixing these extracts in various amounts with plain leaf, you can get much more from your extract. Interestingly, I have had noticed that even with small amounts of different varieties of plain leaf mixed in, you can change the effects of the extract a decent bit.
When it comes to different vendors, it may take a little bit of legwork in order to know what the best kratom extract is for you. I have had the best results with UEI and by mixing powdered extracts with plain leaf, but it may be very different for you. I would note, however, that it likely isn’t a good idea to overdo kratom extracts, as they can have some pretty bad effects on your tolerance, which I know from experience.
Extracts can be great, but it is best not to overdo them.