The kratom tree is known for its alkaloid-containing leaves which are most commonly dried, crushed, and ground into a powder.
This powder can be taken in a variety of ways in order to receive the wide-ranging effects of the alkaloids, principally mitragynine.
However, the powder has its downsides. It tastes kind of like crap, and it doesn’t mix easily.
This is where extracts come in.
(Note: we’ve written a whole article on kratom extracts vs kratom powders.)
In sum, they’re a lot more convenient, much more concentrated, and come in fun options (from shots, to gummies, to caramels). The downside is they’re generally a bit more expensive.
Regardless of which kratom extract you choose, it’s crucial that you buy it from a trusted source. Kratom is not regulated by the FDA, which means kratom you buy in gas stations or online can contain literally anything.
It could be (and often is) contaminated by bacteria or laced with drugs.
Only buy kratom from companies with transparent, third-party tested manufacturing. In this case, all of the products on our list meet the strictest criteria. Any products that don’t fit these strict criteria didn’t make it onto our list.
Here are the best kratom extracts on the market.
OPMS Gold is at the top of our list for a few reasons. First, they go through the strictest third-party testing in the industry. As we’ve talked about, this is crucial. What’s on the label is what you’re getting, no questions asked.
Second, one of the problems with extracts is they often require high temperatures to make, which can denature the kratom. OPMS uses a cold water extraction so you get the highest potency mitragynine. Third, it has a verified, potent, 42% mitragynine. That means all you’ll need is a drop or two to feel the kratom kick.
If a product doesn’t have the percentage of mitragynine, don’t buy it. That means they didn’t do their due diligence in testing. They themselves may have no idea how much MG is in their product.
For all of these reasons, OPMS Gold is our #1 pick.
If you prefer the same high-quality and effective product in a standard dose, then you can also get OPMS Gold Kratom in capsule form.
Every capsule contains 200mg of kratom with 42% mitragynine.
But, you’ll buy a bit more for the convenience of capsules.
One of the great benefits of kratom extracts is you can infuse them with other substances. This product from HUSH, another company with the highest testing standards, combines the power of kratom and coffee.
Obviously, only take this if you want a nice energy boost. It’s standardized to 42% mitragynine, so again, you won’t need much.
Okay, these are actually delicious. Again, they come from Hush, who are leading the industry in terms of extracts in fun, delicious, and uniquely beneficial forms. Every caramel contains 20mg of mitragynine.
The short answer is yes, because extraction often requires high temperatures. However we’ve included products that undergo a unique cold-water extraction process. That way, the strength of the alkaloids remains.
Kratom has a wide range of benefits, but also some risks. Luckily, we’ve covered this extensively.