Making Kratom extract tincture is an easy task provided that you have all the required ingredients and you follow all steps that are needed in the making of the tincture. Tincture of Kratom extract is primarily made to have the enhanced effects of Kratom. Tinctures enable the concentration of alkaloids in a small dose; thus they are quite effective and potent. For this reason, they are loved by the Kratom users and readily bought by them. However, many vendors sell Kratom extract tincture at quite expensive rates. Therefore, we have brought you this guideline on how to make Kratom extract tincture.
First comes first: The ingredients
To make a proper tincture, it’s convenient that you have all the required tools in your kitchen. The list of tools/ingredients is mentioned below.
- Glycerin: Decelerates the evaporation of the tincture and helps stabilize it.
- Measuring cups: You need them to weigh and scale the raw material as well as the product.
- Storage Bottles: You will need the amber colored glass storage bottles to keep your Kratom tincture protected from light.
- Strainer: You need to separate the raw leaves from the liquid.
- Lemon juice/Citric Acid: Helps in the preservation of the tincture.
- Extraction Bottle: heat resistant bottles
Method of making Kratom extract tincture
Choosing the right strain of Kratom for the purpose of making a tincture is highly critical. So before you make a tincture, you should know everything about the strain. As with the making of all extracts, measuring the right quantity of Kratom is also important in the case of Kratom extract tincture. So you begin by weighing the raw leaves and the alcohol you will need. You can also use Kratom powder. Initially, you go for four to six ounces of Kratom powder and every four ounces of Kratom, you must use one liter of alcohol. The suggested amount is mentioned below;
- 4 oz. (113g) of powdered kratom with 473ml of 40% alcohol
- 7 oz. (198g) of dried kratom leaves to 1 liter of 40% alcohol
The next step is to mix alcohol with the leaves in a glass container and cover it. Shake it thoroughly and then add citric acid into it till the pH drops to 4. Use a pH paper to identify the pH of the mixture. Next, you take a water bath, heat it and steep your glass container into it for an hour. After an hour, heat the water again. (Remember removing the glass container while heating the water).
Next, using a sieve, you can strain the Kratom out of the tincture and allow it to get evaporated. The alcohol should get reduced to 50% of original amount; this is when you are done with the evaporation of your tincture. Measure the final weight of the tincture and determine the potency of your tincture by simple calculations.
Divide the initial volume of Kratom by the final product’s size. This will tell you the potency of your tincture. Pour your tincture into an amber colored glass container. Label the strain used and the date of production. Store it away from light in a cool place. The tincture usually remains active for a year after it is prepared.
What is better? Kratom extract tincture or Kratom powder
It’s a known fact that Kratom tinctures are always stronger than regular dry Kratom powder. A smaller dose of tincture produces more powerful effects as compared to a similar dose of Kratom powder. Some of the points that make Kratom extract tinctures better than Kratom powder are;
- Easy to ingest.
- No preparation required on daily basis.
- No measuring required on daily basis.
- Can be taken with tea or other beverages to cut the bitterness.
- The onset of effects is quick.
- Highly potent effects.
- Can be used anywhere and anytime.
- Fewer side effects.
How to take Kratom extract tincture?
The best way to take Kratom extract tincture is by using a dropper. A dropper is a more convenient tool to give the proper dose. After opening the lid of your tincture bottle, squeeze all the content out of the dropper. Then give one quick squeeze and allow the dropper to fill halfway or up to ¾.
Next, you squeeze out all the contents of the dropper sublingually (underneath your tongue). This is one of the fastest modes of absorption. Do not swallow. Allow it to get absorbed. Usually, a dose of 1-2 droppers is effective for most of the people.
By following the steps discussed above, you can make the right Kratom extract tincture for yourself and avoid spending a lot of tinctures available online. It is important that you keep in mind that with tinctures and extracts, tolerance sets in quickly. Therefore, people are forced to go for higher doses.
It is suggested that you take regular breaks from tincture and extracts to avoid tolerance as well as dependence. To get rid of the bitter taste of tincture you can mix it with other beverages, lemon juice or tea.