Kratom Tincture: Effects, Dosage and Tips
What is Kratom Tincture
A tincture is a liquid extract that is made when an organic compound is dissolved in alcohol. The alcohol serves as an extremely potent solvent and concentrates the primary material during the extraction process, while keeping its alkaloid profile intact. Tinctures have been used for centuries and can be made from practically any herb but are most widely utilized to produce medicines.
In the case of Kratom tinctures, ethanol is the most commonly used form of alcohol. The Kratom tincture is much more potent by volume than the typical plain-leaf variety of Kratom and offers an efficient and high-quality way of consuming the herb.
How to Use Kratom Tincture
A tincture is used by placing a droplet of liquid under the tongue and allowing it to absorb naturally into the skin. The quick rate at which the tincture is introduced into the bloodstream allows for almost immediate effects, usually felt within a few minutes of taking it.
If you are not accustom to the taste or would prefer to consume your tincture in a different way, then a drop or two in a glass of juice or water will also do the trick.
Kratom Tincture Dosage
When considering how much tincture to take, it is important to keep in mind the potent nature of the product. If too much tincture 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 Kratom extracts due to their added strength.
Exact dosage amount varies between users and is dependent on factors such as quality and concentration levels of the tincture and individual body chemistry. Tincture vials most usually come with an attached dropper that holds approximatley 1ml of liquid. In general, the effects from a strong Kratom tincture can be felt with as little as a 1/2 of a drop and are generally considered to have strong and intense effects at around 2 drops.
For first-time tincture users, it is good practice to start at a relatively low dose. 1/2 drop is generally enough to feel the threshold effects. If you feel you need more, you may add an additional 1/2 drop (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 tincture at a rate that is comfortable.
It isn’t recommend to exceed more than 4 drops at once when using Kratom tincture unless you are a very experienced user. Most people will find that that less is more when experimenting with this ultra enhanced form of Kratom. If you are using high-quality product from one of our recommended vendors, 1 to 2 drops should be plenty.
Below is the dosage guide that lists the basic layout of a tincture dose. It is recommend that most users stay within the mild and moderate ranges. Many will require less. Some may want more.
Kratom Tincture Dosage Guide
|Moderate||2 drops||stimulant or sedative-like|
|Strong||3 drops||more sedative/euphoric|
|Very Strong||4 drops||very sedative/euphoric|
Kratom Tincture Effects
Tinctured Kratom 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 tincture 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 tincture 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.
Things to Keep in Mind…
Due to the robust and concentrated nature of extracted Kratom products, the risk of tolerance is higher than usual. Because of this, most users find it suitable to use Kratom tinctures 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 tincture will meet your unique needs.