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There are many ways to take kratom. You can take it straight as powder and down it with water. You can take your time to brew a nice cup of kratom tea.
Mainly for its storing benefits and improved strengths, kratom users are also now looking into how to make kratom extract.
What are they exactly? What extraction process should you use? What are the best practices to get an effective yield? Let’s find out.
Kratom extracts are concentrated kratom. The extraction process aims to separate the kratom alkaloids from the plant matter to enhance the effects unique to its strain.
The strength difference between kratom powder or leaves and extract starts from twice as strong to a hundred times stronger. You will see the extract labeled as such if you decide to get it from kratom vendors.
There are three types of kratom extract:
Based on these three types, we have three methods of making kratom extract, which you can modify according to your taste and preference.
The results may vary depending on how you want to store the kratom extract, but these three methods follow the same principle.
Each starts with separating the alkaloids from the rest of the kratom powder or leaves, which you achieve by boiling them in water and reducing them to a thicker consistency.
Kratom extract resin is solidified kratom concentrate that’s usually dark brown or black. It’s convenient to use when brewing hot kratom tea or to concoct a cold refreshment on a warm day.
Most of the ingredients, materials, and steps we will follow here are what we have in the kratom extract powder method above. The only difference is the last step.
Follow parts 1 to 3 of preparing kratom extract powder. Now that you have your solidified kratom extract resin, proceed with these steps:
Not only is kratom extract tincture stronger and fast-acting. It is also sought-after for its portability, versatility, and pleasant taste compared to kratom powder or crushed kratom leaves.
Because it’s a concentrate, a few drops of the kratom tincture can give you the soothing or energy-boosting effects you’re looking for. You can easily mix it into a beverage, add it to your baking ingredients, or directly take it on the go.
The following method is an alcohol mixture, which preserves the tincture much longer than a water-based extract.
Knowing how to store kratom properly is essential to master making quality kratom extract. Protecting it from light extends its shelf life and preserves its potency.
If you are making extracts as a tincture, store them using tinted kratom tincture bottles or jars. You can also get creative and personalize your own kratom tincture bottle.
In any method of preparation — whether brewing tea from crushed kratom leaf or extraction — you should avoid boiling your kratom. High temperatures can damage the alkaloids responsible for kratom’s effects.
As an optional step, you can add lemon juice, lime juice, or citric acid to kratom extract using any method discussed. One thing to remember, though, is to add it gradually. You don’t want to make your kratom too acidic, making it unpleasant or impossible to consume. Using a pH strip helps keep the pH levels in check.