Kratom Resin: How To Make & Use Kratom Resin
What is Kratom Resin
Kratom resin is a solid extract product that is much more potent by volume than the typical plain-leaf variety of Kratom. It is made from a hardened extract solution and is usually dark black or brown in color. It resembles a piece of tar and often has glass-like consistency.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Kratom extracts, lets do a quick review. An extract is a form of concentrated Kratom product that has been brewed or infused in some way so that it has a higher alkaloid content than plain-leaf Kratom. Extracts are effective at very low doses in comparison to traditional methods and are generally much stronger.
In its simplest form, a Kratom extract is made by boiling Kratom leaves in water and reducing the mixture through evaporation. Once the water evaporates, the remaining contents are strained and filtered, leaving behind a highly concentrated extract solution which can then be made into a number of products.
In the case of Kratom resin, the leftover contents of the extraction process are left to harden into what is known as Kratom resin. The mixture can be poured into trays to be made into bricks or “Kratom pies” or simply clumped together in a resin rock or laid out onto sheets to be broken into shatter.
How to Use Kratom Resin
Once the resin has been cooled, it is ready to use. The most popular way of taking this form of extract is to dissolve it in boiling water as a tea. Simply seep your resin in the water until it dissolves, cool and enjoy. For added flavor, some people like to add honey, lemon or other sweeteners to make it taste more enjoyable.
Resin can also be swallowed like a capsule if you prefer, allowing it to be very portable and efficient. Just chip off a piece and wash it down with water.
Kratom Resin Dosage
When considering how much resin to take, it is important to keep in mind the potent nature of the product. If too much is consumed, undesired side effects such as nausea or dizziness could be experienced. It is usually recommended that a novice Kratom user begin using plain-leaf Kratom first before experimenting with extracted forms due to their added strength.
Exact dosage amount varies between users and is dependent on factors such as quality and concentration levels of the resin and individual body chemistry. In general, effects can be felt at around 1 gram and are considered to have strong and intense effects at around 3 grams.
For first-time resin users, it is good practice to start at a relatively low dose. 1 gram is generally enough to feel the threshold effects. If you feel you need more, you may add an additional 1/4 to 1/2 gram (after allowing 20 minutes to pass) until you reach your desired outcome. Dosing in this manner will allow your body to become accustomed to the Kratom resin at a rate that is comfortable.
It isn’t recommend to exceed more than 4 grams when using Kratom resin unless you are a very experienced user. Most people will find that that less is more when experimenting with this type of extract. If you are using high-quality product from one of our recommended vendors, 1 to 2 grams should be plenty.
Below is the dosage guide that lists the basic layout of a Kratom resin dose. It is recommend that most users stay within the mild and moderate ranges. Many will require less. Some may want more.
Kratom Resin Dosage Guide
|Threshold||1 - 1.5 grams||subtle|
|Mild||1.5 - 2 grams||stimulant-like|
|Moderate||2 - 2.5 grams||stimulant or sedative-like|
|Strong||2.5 - 3 grams||more sedative/euphoric|
|Very Strong||3 - 4 grams||very sedative/euphoric|
Kratom Resin Effects
Kratom resin produces very strong effects and is not generally recommended for novice users. If you are new to this herb then non-enhanced Kratom products are more suitable.
The effects received from a resin can be quite strong in comparison to plain-leaf Kratom. Never-the-less, they are similar in nature. Much like plain-leaf Kratom, low doses can be expected to provide stimulating effects, mood enhancement, an increase in energy levels and possible cognitive increases such as intensified focus or concentration.
Similarly, high doses of resin can produce sedative or euphoric-like sensations in its users. Pain relief, muscle relaxation, sleep aid and the ability to complete mundane and strenuous tasks with less discomfort are common effects reported by its users.
Making Kratom Resin on Your Own
Due to the processing that is involved, Kratom resin can be a little pricey when bought from a vendor. If you are a do-it-yourself-er, then perhaps you would like to try your hand at making your own. Try this quick and simple recipe to make your own Kratom resin…
- Fill a pot with one liter of clean water and add approximately one ounce of Kratom powder or leaf.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring it with a spoon every few minutes.
- Reduce the mixture by half, strain the leaves or powder with cheese cloth, and store the remaining liquid nearby.
- Add a new liter of fresh water to the already strained Kratom product and replicate steps 2 & 3.
(Repeat this step several times to ensure the alkaloids are fully extracted)
- Once you are pleased with your extraction, you may throw away the raw Kratom product.
- Combine the liquid from all of your boils back into the pot and bring it to a boil.
- Once the mixture reaches a syrupy consistency, you may remove the liquid from the heat.
- Pour your mixture into molds or onto a drying sheet with wax paper and store in a cool, dry place to allow it to harden. (To speed up this process some people like to put it in the freezer)
- Congratulations! You have just made your very own Kratom resin. Break it up and enjoy.
Note: The strength of your resin is determined by the volume of your extraction. 1 gram of kratom resin for every 10 grams of raw Kratom used, creates a 10x Kratom extract resin. 1 gram of resin for every 15 grams of raw Kratom used, creates a 15x Kratom extract resin, and so on and so forth.
Things to Keep in Mind…
Due to the robust and concentrated nature of extracted Kratom products, the risk of tolerance is higher than usual. Due to this, most users find it suitable to use it sparingly along side their normal routine for Kratom consumption. Mixing it with regular Kratom powder helps to even out the effects and provide more of a full and invigorating experience for many.
Always be sure to use a trusted and reputable vendor with good reviews to determine whether a particular extracted product will meet your unique needs. If you decide to make it on your own, use caution and test your results in small doses to assess its potency.