Liquid Kratom is a more concentrated form of Kratom, which is distilled directly from leaves or Kratom powder. It is not nearly as popular as powder Kratom strains or Kratom capsules in the US, but it has earned its place among the Kratom community.
Here is one catch. The commercial sellers make liquid Kratom in labs using lab equipment, so it is more expensive than other forms. However, people use simpler methods to make liquid Kratom themselves.
In this post, we will break down Liquid Kratom for you so that you can have a better understanding of what it’s all about.
What is Liquid Kratom?
Liquid Kratom is a liquid made from Kratom that is extracted from powder or leaves and often mixed with additives. As it does not come from a single source, it can largely vary depending on the type of Kratom used (Kratom strains), additives included potency (vein color), etc.
The liquid consists of multiple leaves that make a concentrated extract, and it takes a lot more effort than just grinding leaves into powder. Hence, some types of extracts require more effort, and lab equipment to perfect and the components can vary from seller to seller.
It also means that they are more potent than powder or leaves. The companies usually mention the strength in numbers such as 2x, 10x, etc.
If you are wondering what is Kratom powder, check our detailed guide.
People make more simple kinds of liquid Kratom at home by steeping the leaves in the liquid. Some Kratom enthusiasts prefer buying pre-packaged liquid Kratom as it’s more convenient to get.
However, those who want pure extract without any additives might be disappointed by the prepacked products.
Types of Liquid Kratom
If you are looking for Kratom in liquid form, you can go for Kratom extract, tincture, or shots. Here’s a rundown of these three forms of liquid Kratom.
Liquid Kratom Extract
Liquid Kratom extract is a result of boiling Kratom leaves or powder to extract alkaloids mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. The solution is strained to remove any solid particles and simmered down.
You can leave the solution in liquid form to make other Kratom liquid products, the simplest of extracts. You can also add flavorings or combine different types of Kratom before heating the water.
Or, you can heat the remaining solution until it turns into a paste, dry it up, and grind it to make Kratom extract. It is a refined form of Kratom, which is pure as it only consists of pure extract mixed with water.
Another form of liquid Kratom is the Kratom tincture, which has a different process than the liquid extract. The tincture is made by soaking Kratom in a mixture of ethanol and water in a jar. Sometimes, citric acid is also added as a preservative.
The jar is sealed and shaken before being left in a dark place for several weeks as the alcohol absorbs the components of Kratom.
Then, the solid particles are removed, and the solution is poured into a container, preferably a dropper. The solution is much thicker at this point, so a dropper makes it easier to weigh.
Liquid Kratom shots are blends of Kratom, just like an energy drink. These shots mainly contain water-based Kratom extracts that are superior from other extractions as they contain pure Kratom and water.
Other shots contain different ingredients, such as L-Theanine, Boswellia, and Passion Flower.
Kratom Extract Numbers
Different Kratom brands offer various Kratom strains with different strength levels. The extracts from these strains also vary in strength from 2x to 50x. You will even find 60x and 70x extracts with some vendors, but they are usually in powder form.
The extract number on each product shows the amount of Kratom used to make one milliliter of liquid. For instance, a 20x liquid extract will have 20g of Kratom leaves per milliliter of liquid.
Liquid Kratom Cost
Liquid Kratom extracts have varied prices from one seller to the next. That’s due to the different types of Kratom used and the final potency of the extract. A 30x Kratom extract will cost more than a 20x because of its concentration.
Typically, liquid Kratom costs from about $12 to anywhere near $49.99 or more. The costs seem to be higher than other forms at first, but they are quite reasonable if you study how many grams of Kratom go in one bottle.
As liquid Kratom is bottled, it is also much easier to carry than powder or capsules. However, if you want more affordable options and variety, Kratom powder is the way to go. It is also more widely available and doesn’t run the risk of any additives.