One of the leading brands of Kratom extract tinctures and extract capsules is Organically Purified Mitragyna Speciosa which is also known as OPMs Kratom. This brand is known for using a proprietary method of extraction which results in one of the strongest extracts on the market. There are a lot of reviews online touting this brand as the best Kratom available for sale in 2014. The reviewers say this brand offers outstanding benefits for:
• Relieving anxiety
• Creating a feeling of euphoria
• Pain relief
• Treating addiction
It’s important to be cautious when ordering OPMs Kratom and realize that it may have an increased risk of side effects and for developing a tolerance than some other similar products on the market. It’s also somewhat more expensive. Click here to buy Kratom online.
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This brand is made from Maeng Da Kratom and is an extremely concentrated extract that comes in both liquid tincture and capsule forms. The proprietary method for extracting the alkaloid content uses cold water under high pressure instead of the usual alcohol solvent or hot water method. This method is said to produce an extract that contains up to 95% of the original alkaloid content of the Kratom leaf. This manufacturer claims that this percentage of alkaloid in the extract exceeds that produced by any other extraction process known today.
The reviews online seem to agree with this claim. Many users have posted highly positive reviews of OPMs online which can be viewed on certain blogs focused on Mitragyna Speciosa trees. But when taking a closer look there is some missing information which should be known before you buy this extract. A reliable supplier should state the extraction factor achieved from their process. Most extracts reveal this by stating 15x, 25x or even 50x potency. This information is not revealed by OPMs which makes it really difficult to determine the correct dosage for you.
Organically Purified Mitragyna Speciosa Kratom happens to be very expensive when compared to other extract products. The Kratom-K website offers packages containing only 2 capsules for a price of $14.95 which means 1 capsule costs $7.48. Many of the other top quality capsules containing a Kratom extract sell for $2 to $4 per capsule. But to be fair we would need to find out the precise extraction factor to make a proper comparison.
The tincture comes in at an even higher price point on the Kratom-K website. An 8ml bottle of OPMS liquid Kratom sells for $19.95. The website says that 8ml has the same alkaloid content as 12g of Maeng Da leaf.
Everyone needs to figure out the economics for themselves when deciding if it’s worth it to buy OPMs or whether it makes more sense to stick with the crushed leaves or the powdered Maeng Da Kratom. Maeng Da powder, not an extract, sells for $22 an oz. which comes to $8.80 for 12g. So when you compare this price to the price of the tincture you end up paying 2 to 3 times more when buying OPMs liquid extract as opposed to the powdered Kratom.
Some people may think it’s worth the extra cost just to have the convenience or perhaps for the higher strength they perceive in the OPMs Kratom. But for people who use this on a regular or even semi-regular basis it probably makes more sense to buy the less expensive crushed leaves or the powder.
There’s a common misconception in the marketing of Kratom suggesting that extracts are a better way to go in terms of providing a stronger effect rather than using the traditional crushed Kratom leaves or powder. The marketing is misleading in that the extracts contain the alkaloids of the Kratom leaf which have been removed from the plant which makes the product more concentrated. This means that when you use a 15x extract you would need just 500mg of it to get the same effects as taking 7.5g of the Kratom powder.
The effects are going to be basically the same unless the powder you’re using has somehow been enhanced with a form of synthetic alkaloid which you should absolutely avoid altogether. The only advantage of the extracts is that you just need to take a smaller dose to get the desired effects. Extracts require a smaller package because with regular strength powder if it’s packaged in capsules you can only put 500mg in 1 capsule so you would need to gulp down 15 capsules to get the same effect you would get by using a 15x Kratom extract. Check out our guide to the effects of Kratom strains here.
There are quite a number of reviews and testimonials online touting the positive benefits and effects of OPMs. The ratings have been excellent so these cannot be ignored. But you also have to consider that OPMs are really just a natural extract that has not been enhanced in any way and is made from the Maeng Da Leaf that the Maeng Da powder is made from. So the effects should be the same if you take the equivalent dosage of the powder vs. the capsules.
Plus there is considerable evidence that those using extracts have a higher risk of developing a tolerance to Kratom alkaloids and of experiencing some side effects caused by the much higher dosages. It just may not be worth the higher price, especially if you plan on using it regularly or long-term.
Another objection we have is with the acronym OPMs Kratom. It seems as if the intention is to imply that the Kratom leaf is somehow connected to opium. We do not think this is a smart way to market this product because it gives the impression that you are getting a “legal high” or that OPMs Kratom is a substitute for opium. This can influence people to unsafe use and also jeopardizes the potential legality of all the Kratom products. In our opinion the marketing of any Kratom product should focus on the positive natural benefits of the plant and not connect these with opioids.
OPMS Kratom is sometimes confused with another brand of extracts called Kratom OPM or Organic Pleasure Management. These are two different manufacturers although the OPM products have actually been created to seem like OPMS Kratom. When you look online you will notice that certain vendors have warnings posted on their websites regarding counterfeit OPMs Kratom and caution buyers to find the lot and serial numbers which are printed on both the front and back of the packaging of the authentic products.