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There are many different types of kratom products on the market, including kratom extract. If you haven’t used extract before, then you may not be sure how to use it. We’ll go over your options for enjoying your kratom, including how the extract you choose to buy affects how you use it.

What Is Kratom Extract?

Before we look at how to use kratom extracts, what are they? Kratom extract is a highly concentrated form of kratom. It is available in various forms, including kratom powders, liquids, capsules, resins, and more.

How to Consume It

How you consume your kratom extract will depend entirely on the form it is in.


Enjoying kratom extracts in capsule form is the most straightforward, as the capsules have a pre-measured amount of kratom. Just swallow the capsule.

Powder Form

The most popular and easiest method to enjoy kratom powder is to mix it into your drink. You can easily add a fine powder to your favorite drink, whether it is hot or cold. You can even make kratom tea by adding the kratom powder to hot water.


Kratom extracts also commonly come as liquids or shots. Keep in mind that there are typically multiple doses in a single bottle of this type of kratom extract, so you will want to only drink a fraction of the bottle at the time. Kratom liquid shot should be taken in a low dosage at the beginning.

When you want to consume it, just go ahead and drink the liquid like you would anything else. You can also add it to another drink to mask the flavor or even dilute it in water. Kratom liquid extract is a good choice to make.

Gummies or Edibles

Enjoying kratom leaves or extract in edibles is as straightforward as eating the edible. The only challenge is figuring out how much of the edible in question to consume. Do you want a full gummy or just half? You can choose kratom gummies as they are a popular method for beginners.


Kratom leaves can also be made into a resin, which is more of a solid substance formed from letting the liquid evaporate. You can enjoy these by mixing them into a drink, but you will need to choose a hot beverage so that the kratom extract dissolves.


If you have a tincture form of the kratom extract, you can just place a few drops of it under your tongue. The capillaries in your mouth will absorb the alkaloid content from the kratom leaves. This is the best method of taking kratom extract sublingually.

How Much to Consume

No matter the type of kratom you are enjoying, you should always start with a low dose until you know it affects you. That is especially important with a kratom extract because extraction methods lead to a concentrated product.

Typically, only experienced kratom users should use kratom extracts. Only try a super potent kratom extract if you are a very experienced kratom user. Even then, start with just a small amount.

Calculating What to Consume & Understanding Potency

Everyone is different, so the amount of pure kratom leaf that is appropriate for one person will be too much for another and too little for someone else. You should pay attention to how much kratom you typically consume and let that guide your use of kratom extracts.

When comparing kratom extract to that of regular kratom leaf, you will notice two main ways that extracts list their concentration. Some have a number with an x after it, such as “4x extract.” This indicates that each gram of the extract has as much alkaloid content as four grams of kratom leaves.

Other kratom extracts will tell you the percentage of concentration or the total number of milligrams of mitragynine. For reference, dried kratom leaves usually have a mitragynine content of just 0.5% to 1.5%.

Between the various reputable kratom vendors, there is a wide range of potencies available. So, you should be able to find an extract that makes consuming kratom in the appropriate dose for you easy.

Choosing an Extract to Buy

Before you can even think about enjoying your kratom powder or another extract, you need to have it on hand. Kratom users can easily find products online, and they are likely available at some of your local gas stations or smoke shops.

You will obviously want to consider the form of kratom extract and the concentration when choosing your product. Those are personal preferences.

But you also want to consider the manufacturer and vendor before taking kratom. There is no required testing for kratom, so you need to confirm that you buy from a reputable vendor. Look for GMP compliance, AKA membership, and lab testing. You should also look at reviews for your chosen vendor.


Kratom extracts are highly concentrated products made from the leaves of the kratom tree. Because of their high concentrations, you should always start by consuming a small amount. How you take your kratom will depend on the form. You can swallow pills and eat edibles. You can drink a liquid shot by itself. However, many experienced kratom consumers mask the bitter taste kratom has by mixing it into another drink. For your kratom use, you can also mix powders and resins into drinks.

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