The effects of kratom have been reported to feel like codeine or other mild opiates. This could be because the active alkaloids (7-hydroxymitragynine and mitragynine) act on opiate receptors. You feel both stimulation and sedation at the same time. You can feel relaxed and calm yet you can work harder and longer. The most enjoyable effect is the euphoria which is similier to codeine or hydrocodone. Some possible negative effects are reported to be bitter taste, Dizziness, nausea and/or vomiting at higher doses, and a feeling of heat in your body. Onset takes between 10-30 minutes and the effects last between 2-5 hours with about 2-5 hours of mild after effects.click to read more
People who use kratom for several days in a row can build a tolerance to the effects. Tolerance means it will take more kratom to reach the same amount of effects. I would advise using kratom in moderation and always be responsible while using kratom. Even though kratom is a all natural leaf, it is still a drug and should be respected.
Kratom extracts are your stronger forms of kratom because the alkaloids are most concentrated. A very common extract on the market is 15x. While keeping the full spectrum of alkaloids the highest possible kratom extract is 20x or 20:1. Any one claiming higher ratios are only doing so to try and sell there product or there product is not as good because they couldn’t have possibly isolated the full spectrum of alkaloids. I would advise you buying kratom extracts only from trust worthy suppliers because extracts can be cut with anything. Unlike leafs which are natural from the tree, extracts must be made by taken leafs and isolating the alkaloids.
15x extract doesn’t mean its 15 times stronger. 15x stands for 15:1 ratio which means it takes 15 kilos of kratom leaf to make 1 kilo of 15x extract. Extracts are a good form of kratom to buy because it requires you to ingest less material to achieve the same effects. You could fill some size 00 gelcapsules with some good quality kratom extract and you wouldn’t have to taste it. Just swallow and wait for the effects to kick in. .