WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO KNOW THE POTENCY?
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First of all, not all kratom are same or equal. according to our labs, the average potency in US is about 1.2-1.4%, Only 2 out of 100, tested above 1.8%, and 10 out of 100 tested above 1.6%. and we have seen kratom tested below 1%, and kratom has almost no alkaloid in it! so when deciding how much you should take, it is not just about how many grams of powder, you need to know the potency. Kratom is like other supplement, the dosage depends on the potency. The way to measure its potency is the percentage of the key ingredients of kratom, the mitragyine, or alkaloids. You better know the potency of kratom before using, same way as you take other supplements. For example, when you take any other supplement, you like to know how much to take with each pill or cap, depends on the contents. Let’s says vitamin C, the common recommendation for vitamin C is 1000mg daily, so you need to know how much the pill contains, so you can take accordingly, there are 500mg pills, and 1000mg pills on the market, so you buy and take one of 1000mg daily, or you need to take 2 of the 500mg, and you need 4 pills if it is 250mg each. another example, Tylenol, they have regular strength and extra strength, the regular strength contains the key ingredients of Acetaminophen 325mg, the extra strength contains Acetaminophen 500mg. and you can take accordingly depends on your need while knowing the strength, Without knowing the potency, and take blindly, could be not effective, or even dangerous. Kratom is no different. If you don’t take enough, it is not going to be effective, or get the effects that you are looking for, or taking too much, it could be dangerous. Overdose will shoot up the tolerance quickly, and you could end up in the hospital. The American Kratom Association requires participants to disclose this potency info on every product, as a basic standard in fight of keeping kratom legal. Yet most vendors are not doing so. You should avoid these vendors, and avoid buying unknown strength kratom. We at the evergreen tree, test every batch of raw material we receive, and produce the final product with consistent mitragynine percentage, so buyers have a guidance on how much to use. We also have a strength conversion chart on our website, to show the difference in each level of strength in grams and caps. Although the personal dosage still depends on individual’s needs, and it varies in a wild range among users, but once you find out how many mg of alkaloids you need each time, then things will be easy from there. Obviously, with lower strength, you need to take more, and with higher ones you only need to take less. 1.5-1.7% means there are 15-17mg of mitragynine in 1 gram of powder; 1.8-2% means there 18-20mg of mitragynine in 1 gram of powder… If you take 5 grams of 1.5%, and it works well for you, that means your proper dosage is about 75mg of mitragynine; and that will equal to about 4.17 gram of kratom with 1.8%; once you know this, you will not take less and not working, and get frustrated, or take too much to shoot up your tolerance, and easily figure out the proper dosage when switching products on different strength.
WHY HIGHER POTENCY PRODUCT IS BETTER?
The dosage of kratom should be measured by the amount of key ingredients, the mitragynine/alkaloids, not the raw material that contains it. the raw powder are not the same or equal, it contains from nothing to 3%, just saying taking how many grams of raw powder is lying to your own body! The mitragyine/alkaloid is the ingredient makes kratom effective, the reason why people take kratom. but with even 2% mitragynine in kratom powder, it has other 98% of other stuff, which are not active ingredients, and does not provide much benefit to your body, and has nothing to do with the effects you looking for. for someone needs 80mg of mitragynine/alkaloid to achieve the desired effects, he needs to take 5.33 grams of powder with 1.5%, which contains only 15mg of mitragynine/alkaloid in 1 gram of raw powder. in another word, he takes a lot more other stuff than the ingredients he really wants. to some, it is just a nuisance; but to many others, it is more than that, your body may not welcome those other stuff, and may cause body discomfort. for example, there is another kind of natural supplement, called “Resveratrol”, which is derived from grape seed and grape skin, and also has it in red wine. that promotes heart health and other benefits to human body. the common recommended dosage for that is 75mg daily, one tablet. easy right? but if you are to drink red wine in order to get 75mg of of reveratrol, you need to drink probably more than 10 bottle a day, and if you are to eat grapes instead, you need to eat probably hundreds of pounds per day, that makes it either impossible! Kratom is no different, using higher percentage raw powder or extracts is better and easier. however the higher percentage products come with a price, it is a personal choice, taking more or less raw powder to have the same key active ingredients. if taking more does not bother your body, then you have choices, but taking more is a problem for you, then higher percentage is the way to go.
DO KRATOM EXTRACTS SHOOT UP YOUR TOLERANCE?
many people think it does, many online articles say so too. but actually it is not true. your tolerance will be shot up only when you take more alkaloid than you need, it does not matter it is extracts or regular powder/capsules. that is why it is so important to know and understand the potency when taking any kratom products. many articles suggest beginners start with 3-5 grams, and make adjustment from there. it may serve a general guideline, but dosage is always combined with potency, just saying amount of the powder is not enough. Not all kratom are same! just saying 3-5 grams is not accurate enough. 3 grams of 1%, and 3 grams of 2%, it is doubled dosage! if you take kratom blindly without knowing its potency, you probably take less than you need sometimes, and more than you need other times. and every time you take more than you need, it will shoot up your tolerance. and when you take extracts, especially when you don’t know the potency, chances are you are taking more than you need. that is what is happening, and why people think extracts will shoot up your tolerance quickly. but if you know the potency, and use it accordingly, only take equal amount of alkaloid, equivalent to the regular powder you usually take, it won’t shoot up your tolerance. for example, if your regular powder dosage is 5 grams with 1.8%, which contains 90mg of alkaloid; and now switching to 10% extracts, you should take 0.9 grams of it only, which contains same amount of 90mg alkaloid. this précised measurement and calculation will do you much better, allows you take full control of your dosage and tolerance. so please do yourself a favor, know the potency before taking it, and learn how to calculate the key ingredients, the alkaloid, when switching to different strength. and most important of all, stop buying and taking kratom without knowing the potency! this is unimaginable in supplement industry, taking something without knowing how much key active ingredients in there. some vendor tells its customer, those numbers don’t mean nothing. can you say it to Tylenol? the regular strength contains the key ingredients of Acetaminophen 325mg, the extra strength contains Acetaminophen 500mg, these numbers don’t mean nothing? So please buy only from manufacturer/vendors who disclose mitra percentage info, and have the 3rd party lab test certificates!
WHAT FORM OF KRATOM WORKS BETTER IN YOUR BODY?
Kratom has many different forms, powder is being the most popular, and then the capsules, tablets; tea, and other edible forms; and on extracts, there are liquid, powder, capsules and tablets. but which form works the best with our body? On regular powder products, we have to say the powder works the best, because it is easier for body to absorb and digest; capsule form is a close second; and tablet form will be a distant 3rd. why tablet is 3rd? because when tablets are made, you need to add other things to it, called excipients, to make the pill strong and hard, it binds everything together. and because of this, it takes longer time for your body to work through the hard solid tablet, so it will be slower reacting when you take a tablet. on extracts, the liquid form will be the best, easiest for body to absorb and digest, fastest to feel the effects; powder is 2nd, capsule a close 3rd, tablet is last. tea will be a good form, but it takes time to brew, why bother? Just dissolve some powder and drink it! and it is going to be some waste when you brew the tea, and you can’t keep tea long.