Extract Guide

While typically not as well-rounded as the plain leaf in effects, kratom extracts can certainly serve a purpose for those with chronic pain or other debilitating conditions in which the plain leaf will not suffice.

There are a large variety of different types of extracts with varying effects, based upon both the method of extraction as well as the base plant material used to make them. Read below to learn about these different extract types.

Kratom Resin Extracts

In comparison to water-based extractions, kratom resin extractions have a much more well-rounded profile of effects. These extracts are typically performed by extracting kratom with both a polar solvent and a non-polar solvent; a simple example of this would be water and ethanol. Like the water extract, the powder is strained and the alkaloid saturated non-polar/polar solvent is left to dry.

Pros:

  • Full-spectrum of¬†effects
  • Ease¬†of use
  • Easy storage
  • High¬†potency per weight

Cons:

  • More expensive than plain leaf
  • Side-effects to potency ratio comparable to plain leaf
  • Temperature sensitive (melts in minor heat)