Kratom tincture is a prevalent form of kratom, mainly because of how effective it is in delivering the amazing benefits you can get from the kratom plant. If kratom is extracted through tincture, it provides a more potent dose compared to other kratom forms. This kratom tincture guide can help you in creating your own tincture.
Kratom Tincture | A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Own
In this article:
- What is Kratom?
- Different Ways to Take Kratom
- Why Take Kratom Tincture?
- What You Need to Make Kratom Tincture
- Kratom Tincture Procedure
What Is Kratom?
This medicinal herb comes in a variety of kratom strains with varying alkaloid contents depending on where it was cultivated. The strains also depend on the veins which run through the kratom leaves. Each strain has its own sets of kratom effects and often the effects of kratom range from:
Different Ways to Take Kratom
There are different kratom products on the market today. You can often buy kratom powder and mix into your food or make kratom tea. Some people also buy foil packs of kratom capsules or kratom extracts. On the other hand, you can also take your kratom dosage in a more potent form as kratom tincture.
Why Take Kratom Tincture?
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The most popular reason for taking kratom tincture compared to other forms is because of how concentrated tinctures are. The more concentrated the product is, the more potent it is. This goes the same for kratom tinctures. Compared to its powder form, it has stronger kratom effects. But, aside from that, here are some of the benefits you can get from kratom tinctures:
- Faster and easier to ingest
- Requires minimal to no preparations or measuring at all
- You can drink water right after to remove the bitter taste
- The onset of its effects is faster than other forms
- No issues with digestion or upset stomach
- Stronger mental or physical effects
- Can be used anywhere and anytime
What You Need to Make Kratom Tincture
Best bet buy powder or crushed leaf Kratom if you are on a budget and make Tea/Tincture if that's what you want. pic.twitter.com/Ru3RMcgWKJ
— ☠Drew Turner☠ (@HeyFunko) April 13, 2017
One disadvantage of kratom tincture is its price in the market. Because of how potent and strong the tincture form is, it’s more expensive compared to other kratom extracts. Fortunately, this guide will help you create a kratom tincture at home. Here are the ingredients you need in making your very own kratom tincture:
- Citric Acid
- Ethanol/Water mix (Plain 80-100 proof alcohol)
- Dark amber tincture bottle
- pH Strips
- Glass container (sealable)
- Fine strainer or cheesecloth
- Kratom strain you prefer (at least 4 ounces)
NOTE: You need to be mindful about the plain kratom leaf you will use to create the tincture as it shows in the extract you’ll create. So, before starting your tincture creation process, think about what effects you want to get and then decide the variety or kratom strain perfect for it.
Kratom Tincture Procedure
Step 1: Submerge Kratom Strain in Alcohol-Water Solution
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The first thing you need is to get a high-quality kratom ( a strain of your choice) and put it in the sealable glass container filled with the ethanol/water mixture. The ratio should be 1-liter alcohol/water solution to 8 ounces of kratom. So if you’re starting with 4 ounces of kratom, it needs to be submerged in 0.5 liters of alcohol/water solution.
Step 2: Add Citric Acid
Add the citric acid into the sealable glass container filled with the kratom strain and solution. The purpose of this step is to make the alkaloids turn into salt form, which helps extract and preserve it.
Step 3: Check the pH Level
Using the pH strips, make sure you have enough citric acid that will make the pH level drop to below 4. If it’s too acidic, dilute the solution to lower the level of acidity. By doing so, this will lessen the risk of having acid attacks.
Step 4: Seal and Shake
Seal the sealable glass container and then shake it for a few minutes. Then, place the solution in a dark area and leave it for about a week to ensure the alkaloids are fully extracted. At this point, all you need to do is wait.
Important Tip: Make sure to store it away from water and direct sunlight.
Step 5: Check the Solution
After a week, check the solution again and strain the alcohol-water alkaloid saturated liquid using a fine strainer or cheesecloth. Unlike the tea form, the remaining leaf products can be thrown away.
Step 6: Finishing Touches
Take the extracted liquid, and then place it in another glass container and let half of the solution evaporate. Once half of the liquid evaporates, the tincture is complete! Store your kratom tincture in a cool and dark place or inside the refrigerator. Ensure that the container is always properly sealed.
Note: The tincture formula provided will give you a standard full kratom tincture spectrum.
These are the steps on how to make kratom tincture. While it’s a tedious process, extracting kratom as a tincture offers many health benefits. If you have time and patience to do this, it’s highly recommended to take kratom tincture, especially if you’re after the potency.
Have you tried making kratom tincture on your own? How did it go? Share your kratom stories in the comments section below!
Disclaimer: As with any natural remedy, please use discretion on the amount and frequency as it can have adverse effects. You can find our full disclaimer here.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on October 12, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.