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Kratom Powder Vs Extract: The Differences

If you are a beginner to kratom you may be confused by some of the terminologies used by vendors when talking about products. While many beginners know about powder, they may not be as familiar with kratom extracts. In this article, we are going to cover all the bases and help you understand kratom powder vs extract.

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What Is Kratom?

Before you can truly understand the difference between kratom extracts and powders, you must first have a good understanding of what kratom is and where it originates from. The scientific name for kratom is Mitragyna Speciosa. It is a topical evergreen that is found throughout multiple Southeast Asian countries. It is related to the coffee family and is used to improve overall wellness.

Kratom is classified by its vein color. Three vein colors are recognized, which include red, green, and white. However, yellow is also a vein color that is offered by many vendors. Yellow comes from a white vein kratom that goes through a specialized drying process.
In addition to the vein colors, kratom comes in various strains. All of which have unique alkaloid profiles and offer various wellness characteristics. You will find many factors that determine the makeup of a kratom strain, such as when it is harvested, location, and drying process.

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Kratom has been used throughout Southeast Asia culture in religious ceremonies. However, in the USA it is not recognized by the FDA, as it lacks proper research and clinical studies. All of our content here on Oasis Kratom is purely for educational purposes and should never be used to diagnose or treat an ailment. You should always consult your general practitioner before starting any new herbs.

While kratom has been used for hundreds of years in Southeast Asia culture, it is relatively new to the western world.

What Is Kratom Extract?

Kratom extract is a concentrated form of kratom powder. While extracts can be created from leaves, most will begin as a powder. During the extraction process, the goal is to pull out the desired alkaloids within the plant. This is done by boiling the powder or plant material.

This tea-like solution is strained to remove solid particles and debris. The liquid is then simmered to encourage the evaporation of water while leaving behind the remaining alkaloids. This is done until less and less moisture is present and you are left with a dark paste.

The paste will then be dried into a hard, brittle sheet or clumps that are then ground up into a fine powder of its own. The difference is, the extract is a pure product that is in a highly concentrated form. Kratom extracts are highly potent and require smaller doses to gain the same level of wellness that powders offer. Extracts often appeal to experienced users who value a range of potency levels.

Extract Tinctures and Oils

In addition to powder forms of kratom extracts, there are also extracts available in tinctures and oils. You would use a dropper to dose out the required amount of the tincture or oil and it would be placed under your tongue and held there for a few seconds before swallowed.

The liquid kratom would be super-concentrated and would only require a small amount to get the same wellness as a powder offers. To prepare a liquid kratom extract, the kratom leaves would be boiled down, strained, and boiled again until it is a thick paste. The paste would then be mixed with water to form a liquid concentrate.

This form of kratom is higher in potency than plain leaf powder. The strength of your kratom liquid will be determined by how much leaf material is used and how long it was boiled down.

What Is Kratom Powder?

A lot of people assume that kratom powder is a concentrate of kratom because it does not resemble the plant. This is not the case, but it is a leading reason why some people do not understand the difference between an extract and a powder.

The powder will begin as large leaves that have come from the kratom trees. Once these leaves are dried, they can easily be broken down and crushed. Kratom powder is produced by grinding the leaves into a fine powder. This powder can then be put into capsules or used directly.

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Identifying Kratom Powder Vs Extract

If you are relatively new to kratom you may find it difficult to spot the difference between an extract and a powder. You should purchase your kratom from a reputable vendor that offers high-quality products that are clearly labeled. Since both are rendered down into an ultrafine powder, identifying them may be left to trusting a label. A kratom extract is darker in color, as most of the extraneous plant material is removed. Kratom extracts often have a sharper aroma because of the concentration of alkaloids.

The Ratio Is The Reason

You may be wondering why someone would choose kratom extract vs powder. Extracts have a listed ratio, such as 2:1. This means that the extract results in a product that is twice the strength when compared to a powder. This is due to the number of active ingredients that it includes. Therefore, you would need less of the product to get the desired level of well-being.

When selecting a form of kratom powders and extracts you will want to work with the same supplier, brand, and strain. This will ensure that you are getting products that are processed similarly, and you can truly evaluate them.

Please note that kratom is not used to treat, cure, or mitigate any disease, illness, ailment, and/or condition. Please see FDA import alert 54-15. We make no representations as to intended use or suitability for use.

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Oasis Kratom offers high-quality kratom products that are sourced from the world’s best farms. We have multiple years of experience and time spent both domestically and abroad. We have a vast understanding of the kratom industry, which carries from the farm to your doorstep.

All of our kratom products are ethically sourced. Every lot of kratom that we receive is tested 8+ times for salmonella, E.coli, staph, yeast, and mold. In addition, we rigorously test each batch to confirm its 100% all-natural Mitragyna Speciosa. Our results are on product labels, and you may also request a copy of these tests. You can buy with confidence knowing that you are receiving an authentic kratom product.

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Written by Nimesh D

Updated on July 3rd, 2022
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