Liquid Kratom is a concentrated form containing higher amounts of the herb. While the powdered version of Kratom tends to be the most popular, some people prefer to have a liquid version for use.
Liquid Kratom can often be purchased from vendors where you purchase your powder or leaves, ordered or online or even made in the comfort of your own home.
What Is Liquid Kratom?
Liquid Kratom is made from the leaves of the herb in a refinement process to extract alkaloids mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. Most vendors will use multiple strains that can make it have a stronger potency. Buying from a reputable vendor is important because some use additives in their refinement or add other substances to make Kratom shots or may add more than water to their extracts.
Liquid Kratom is different from the powder in that it is a concentrated version with higher alkaloids and active ingredients versus the powder that contains dried leaves. This herb can come in a few different types such as teas, tinctures, liquid extract, or Kratom shots.
Kratom extract can be made at home or purchased, for convenience. It is made by boiling the leaves down, straining out solids, and boiling again into a paste. The paste (which if dried creates a powder) is then mixed with water. The boiling assists with pulling out the alkaloids mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine which provides the desired support.
Liquid Kratom extract is an extra-concentrated form. The potency often depends on the type of strains used, the amount of leaves, and the extraction process used. This can be done at home using a pot and strainer or purchased. When purchasing, you should ensure that the extract contains only the Kratom leaves and water, with no additives or other substances.
Kratom shots are liquid Kratom that is often mixed with other ingredients. These start with a Kratom extract base, add extra water, and then can have a variety of other substances. Most commonly added are L-Theanine, an amino acid found in green and black teas; Boswellia, also known as Indian Frankincense; and Passion Flower, a flowering plant used by herbalists.
Caution should be used with Kratom shots to know what ingredients are used, the potency, and ensure that you receive the desired concentration.
A tincture is a concentrated mixture of herbs soaked in either ethanol or vinegar which pulls out the active ingredients (making a more concentrated version). Kratom tinctures are made by soaking the leaves in an alcohol/water mixture. Some vendors will add citric acid, which acts as a preservative to allow it to keep longer. The tincture can then be stored in a jar and shaken before use. The solution is then stored in a cool, dark place to allow the alcohol/water mix to absorb the Kratom and process.
Once a few weeks have passed, the solution is drained of solid herbal by-products. The solution has likely thickened and can be used with a dropper to pull from the storage container.
Kratom tea is made by boiling fresh or dried Kratom leaves. This can also be done with a powder if you do not have access to the leaves. This offers another liquid form that you can use for your Kratom if you are looking for something new to try.
Costs of Liquid Kratom
Liquid Kratom, because of its high concentration and extraction process, often comes with a higher cost than the leaves or powder. While the prices can vary, some users believe it is worth the cost.
With using multiple strains and a higher concentration, the prices can vary from under $20 to over $50. Before having sticker shock, you should also check the number of grams of Kratom in the liquid to better understand the cost.
Liquid Kratom, while it comes at a cost, also comes in many forms. Between shots, tinctures, teas, and extracts, you can find different types of support and decide what will best suit your needs. These can vary in prices, concentrations, and availability. You can make tinctures, extracts, and tea at your home though.
Liquid Kratom offers a great alternative to the leaves and powders if you are looking for something different with your Kratom.