Understanding Liquid Kratom

Liquid Kratom tends to be one of those products that not many people hear about, and only a fraction of people actually buy. Liquid Kratom is an umbrella term for any products that contain Kratom and comes in liquid form. For example, tea made from Kratom powder could be called liquid Kratom. However, there are many other products available, like drinks, shots, and tinctures. While some companies sell high-quality liquid Kratom products, they are few and far between. Most of the liquid Kratom products you see for sale at a store are often chock-full of other ingredients, including chemical additives. These products sometimes only contain just a fraction of Kratom, or on the other end of the spectrum, they contain far too much Kratom. Kratom consumers who want an all-around, pure, additive-free Kratom product should be buying it in its raw powder form.

Liquid Extracts

If you don’t already know, Kratom extracts are widely available, and they primarily come in powder form. These extracts are designed to offer researchers and customers a more potent product as they have much higher concentrations of the active alkaloid mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. These extracts are initially made from powders, boiled into a paste, and then dried and ground into extract powders. These extract powders can be mixed with water into liquid Kratom, however, some manufacturers will further alter their concoction and add other ingredients. Depending on the manufacturer, these additives can either help or harm the mixture. In most cases, it harms it as it only makes the drink less pure, and its contents become somewhat of a mystery.

Kratom Tinctures

One of the other common forms of liquid Kratom that you will see available is tinctures. A tincture is an ethanol-based liquid that is infused with various herbs. Kratom tinctures are made by taking the raw Kratom leaves or the Kratom powder and mixing it with ethanol. The ethanol, over time, will extract the active components within the leaves or powder and infuse the ethanol. What is left behind is a very concentrated mixture that can be easily used by adding a few drops to water or food.

If someone were to make these tinctures themselves, they would have to make sure to get their measurements correct. Some recipes call for a 1:4 ratio, with one ounce of Kratom being sufficient for 4 ounces of alcohol. These Kratom tinctures tend to be one of the more favored types of liquid Kratom because it is the purest without additives. When you compare the tinctures to the extract powder, the tinctures provide more convenience as you don’t have to measure out the powder. You can simply use the dropper.

Kratom Shots

You can already picture a Kratom shot if you have ever seen those small energy-shots at the grocery store or gas station. These tend to be the riskiest liquid Kratom form as you can never guarantee what kind of ingredients are within. Most of these have a ton of other herbs and chemicals that will provide the drinker with energy and the alkaloids in Kratom. However, many problems have been discovered regarding these shots.

A study published in the Journal of Medical Toxicology discovered that one Kratom leaf contains 23.8 micrograms of the alkaloid mitragynine. In contrast, one of these Kratom shots contains 190.7 nanograms. A nanogram is equal to 1000 micrograms, which means the Kratom shot contains 190,700 micrograms of mitragynine, which is more than 8000 times the strength.

As Kratom is not regulated within the US, there has been a shortage of research to find out more about this alkaloid. While there is some evidence to suggest that it has therapeutic potential, at doses this high, there is no telling what could happen to a person. The study also concluded it is more likely to be addictive at this concentration. Sadly, there were nine deaths recorded in Sweden among people who had drunk Kratom shots that contained O-desmethyltramadol, a potent opioid analgesic.

As you can see, many problems arise when people start to play with Kratom and its alkaloids and try to market products for profits rather than safety. As a consumer and researcher, you need to be careful about the products, or you could be threatening your wellbeing.

The best way to approach Kratom research and make an informed purchasing decision is to buy something pure. When you start buying products with a list of ingredients, you don’t understand you are playing on the edge of disaster. Start your search for high-quality products at a trustworthy store, and you can’t go wrong.

Author : Andy Cyrus