As vendors try and compete with one another, they expand their product range and introduce creative ways to consume Mitragyna. If you haven’t heard of kratom resin yet, it is time to visit some authentic vendors today! Kratom powder and capsules may be an excellent way to consume the substance, but if you haven’t tried resin yet, things are about to get interesting for you!
Speaking of resin, another popular resin is live resin, which has been in the spotlight for all those who want to use herbal substances, but needs innovation too! Check out what kratom resin and live resin are, and what makes them similar and different!
What is Kratom Resin, and how to make it?
Kratom resin is a type of extract that is in solid form. The thick and sticky material looks like wax, with a more robust aroma than ketum powder or tinctures. Kratom resin is a concentrated form of the substance, with the best alkaloids and some bioactive substances found in the Mitiragyna plant.
The resin is powerful as it is made with numerous strains, hailing from different areas. Some of these strains are from the plains of Thailand, or the humid forests of the Bali Islands, while other strains are from the high-elevated plantations in Borneo Islands! The alkaloids of all these varieties come together to make this resin a robust product.
Many kratom enthusiasts think that making kratom resin is not a piece of cake, and many new users might not be able to get the hang of it. However, that is not true. As daunting as it may appear, kratom resin preparation is easier than you think. As you prepare this substance once, you will get better at it.
You need the following things to begin preparations for kratom resin:
- Premium kratom powder,
- Kitchen scale,
- Juice of few lemons,
- A mixing bowl,
- Coffee filter or cheesecloth,
- Oven, stove-top and freezer,
- Air-tight container for resin.
- Measure out a large bowl of kratom powder, but know how much you used.
- Add enough water to cover the powder.
- Add lemon juice.
- Leave this mixture to steep for a while, preferably for more than an hour.
- Transfer the bowl to the freezer and leave it to freeze overnight.
- Next day, boil at least two glasses of water and drop the frozen kratom mixture in it.
- Add more lemon juice, and let the mixture simmer.
- When one-fourth of the mixture evaporates, remove the pan from the flame and allow it to cool.
- Once the mixture cools, strain it into a bowl. This mixture should be a semi-solid powder and liquid.
- The next step is to bake this mixture. Set the oven at 175F and let it heat.
- Place the mixture in an oven-friendly dish.
- Baking the mix for half an hour will leave you with the resin.
- Convert the resin to an air-tight jar and use it per requirement.
There are numerous ways of making resin, but we think beginners will find the method mentioned above easier. If you have been making kratom resin, try a quicker way with ethanol. The process for this kind of ketum resin can be followed by going through the following steps:
- Leave four ounces of kratom powder in a mason jar, covering the powder with ethanol.
- Add citric acid to maintain the pH at 4.
- Shake the jar from time to time and leave it in a cool, dark place for a week.
- Strain the excess liquid and then let the solvent evaporate from the powder. The resin will be ready to store!
What is Live Resin and how to make it?
Cannabis concentrates are available in various consistencies. Some are hard and brittle, while others may look like a gelatinous solid. Live resin is a waxy yet runny solid form of cannabis concentrate. Live resin can be sticky and contains a high amount of cannabinoids. With a yellowish-white appearance, this form of cannabis can be a good source of cannabinoids to stimulate the senses.
You can make live resin at home, and the process is not very difficult either. Live resin is made with the fresh, frozen cannabis plant. When plants are frozen immediately after harvest, the components of this botanical remain fresh and functional.
Making live resin is simple as you need to extract the cannabis into a liquid by heating it and then freezing and then warming again. Making live resin is similar to your steps to make kratom resin. The most crucial step is the extraction of cannabinoids by heating and then straining the liquid. This step will eliminate the chance of chlorophyll or plant matter infiltrating the resin, and you can enjoy a pure and potent live resin. Here is the method again in simple steps:
- Freeze the cannabis plant. You can use cannabis leaves or the whole plant.
- Use a propane and butane solvents mixture and immerse the frozen cannabis leaves in them.
- Chill this mixture for at least six hours.
- Use a commercial-grade hydrocarbon extractor to remove the precious cannabinoids without the addition of water. The trichomes form a homogenous solution, and you can transfer this to a vessel.
These steps are not complex but require professional equipment that may seem a little out of reach for many.
How to use Kratom Resin?
Kratom resin is a unique product, and you can consume it in many ways. If some of you say that you take it on its own, that is believable because kratom enthusiasts enjoy the effects of kratom resin, taken on its own, without any mixing! However, if you are one of the consumers who like to enjoy their feed, try to use kratom resin in coffee, tea, or edibles. The heat from drinks or food can activate the resin, and it melts instantly.
Kratom resin is an advanced way of adding kratom to your tea or coffee, as you do not need to brew it beforehand. The plant matter is already absent, and the alkaloids, terpenes, and flavonoids are available for quick absorption.
You can venture baking with kratom resin. Brownies, ketum cookies, or desserts are easy to prep with kratom resin. Once you begin to work on the edibles, you will notice that kratom resin does not take over the flavor of food and provides you a total dose of alkaloids for the day!
How to use Live Resin?
Live resins can be used in numerous ways as well. Tea, coffee, edibles, and smoothies are common using live resin. However, we recommend using this substance with fatty food like cheese pasta or olive oil salad dressing so that the fat-soluble cannabinoids benefit you and have an immediate impact!
Dosage of Kratom Resin
Finding the potency of your homemade kratom resin is easy as you use the initial weight of powder and divide it by the weight of the resin. The resulting amount is the number of grams of kratom per gram of resin.
We always recommend Mitragyna users to begin usage with a small amount of kratom. For kratom resin, you should use the same dose! Here is a table that will help you decide how much resin to take!
|Initial dosage||1gram to 1.5grams|
|Low dose||2grams to 3grams|
|Moderate dosage||3grams to 5grams|
|High dose||5grams to 8grams|
Dosage of Live Resin
The dosage of live resin must be according to the number of cannabis products you use. If you use as much as five milligrams of cannabis, that has 30mg of CBD. When you make live resin at home, measure the amount of raw material you used and then calculate the number of cannabinoids in the final product.
The removal of plant matter can be a challenge, but the easiest way is to know that almost 30% of the leaf matter is cannabinoids. If you deduct the 70% plant matter and then divide the mass of cannabinoids from the weight of the resin obtained, the dosage of this fantastic product will become clear. The ideal cannabidiol and other cannabinoids dosage is around 30mg per day. Be sure to maintain this dosage so that you can enjoy the stimulating benefits to a maximum.
How to store Kratom Resin?
As you store all ketum products, storing kratom resin in a cool, dark place is advisable. Select an opaque or dark-colored air-tight jar to store the kratom resin. Be sure to keep this jar away from heat as that can change the chemical composition of the alkaloids, leading to a drop in potency.
How to store Live Resin?
As with all organic substances, if you store live resin in an open jar, the oxygen in the air can spoil the substance and make it ineffective. Choose a dark, opaque jar to store the live resin. Ensure that it has an air-tight closure to keep the resin-free from contaminants. Storing live resin in a cool, dry place in an air-tight container is the only way to go!