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Do Kratom Extracts Affect Tolerance More Than Powder?

Dating its originality to the South East Asian countries, kratom is a plant that was sought after for its therapeutic effects.

However, the plant would later come to gain popularity in the modern world, due to its medicinal benefits in treating different medical conditions including but not limited to anxiety and insomnia.

However, just like any other medication type, it comes with its fair share of side effects like tolerance and sedation, when used in large doses. 

The main possible side effect is tolerance where the user’s body becomes so accustomed to the plant to a point that it takes longer or larger doses to achieve the same desired effects. T

he rate at which different kratom users develop tolerance depends on different factors ranging from overall tolerance, strain type, genetic disposition, dosage and form of the plant.

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A person taking certain dosage of kratom extract achieves their desired effect faster than another one taking the same amount of dosage of kratom powder. Being ware of tolerance differences between these two forms can help you choose the right one for your symptoms and avoid tolerance development and possible dependence. 

Dosage and Potency

In its extracts form, kratom contains a very high concentration of alkaloids, something that explains the high potency of this form. This is because the extract is derived from the plant itself while the powder is derived from ground leaves of the plant. A user is at an increased risk of tolerance development by consuming large amounts of the extract due to the active compounds in it. To achieve the desired effect with a low risk of tolerance development, your go-to form would be kratom powder since this a bit lower concentration of alkaloids. 

Concentration of Alkaloids

Kratom extracts have a deep concentration of active alkaloids including mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. As previously noted, the difference in concentration of active compounds in these two forms comes about from the fact that extracts are derived from the plant while the powder is derived from ground leaves of the plant. What this means is that even a small dose of kratom extract can expose you to the risk of tolerance development. On the other hand, you would have to consume large amounts of the powder to achieve a similar effect. 

Rate of Tolerance Development

Risk of tolerance development is also dependent on the user body’s rate of tolerance development. For some people, tolerance development is much faster under the same dosage, than other people are. The difference is as result of variations in overall body response and genetic predisposition. It therefore implies that because of its higher alkaloid profile such people would develop tolerance even faster from kratom extract than powder. This happens as the receptors become desensitized more quickly. Due to the lower alkaloid profile of kratom powder, tolerance development will be slower and gradual as the body has more time to adjust to the levels of alkaloids. 

User Experience and Frequency of Use

Effects of kratom extract use are immediate, something that leads to frequent use for a user to achieve their intended effects. Frequent use of the extract eventually culminates to tolerance development amongst its users. With kratom powder, effects are milder and build more gradually something that encourages more moderated usage thereby leading to potentially slower tolerance development. 

Impact on Long Term Use

Long-term use of high alkaloid profile extracts can lead to significance tolerance, which calls for increasingly larger doses to achieve the intended effects and potentially leading to dependence. Long-term users may find it easier to manage their tolerance by using he powder, since it provides for more controlled dosage and potentially easier management of tolerance and dependence. 

Overall, the impact of kratom extract on tolerance development in comparison to kratom powder is a wide discussion that leans towards several factors such as alkaloid profile and usage habits. Kratom extracts, with their larger concentration of active compounds, pose a greater risk of rapid tolerance development due to the intensified affects associated with it. This can make the users consume higher doses more often, thereby accelerating tolerance buildup. 

Conversely, kratom powder, having lower concentrations of the alkaloid profile leads to a slower tolerance development, thereby making it a manageable option if you plan to use kratom for longer periods. In conclusion, tolerance buildup is heavily dependent on personal physiology and usage habits among different users. This goes on to explain the need to consult your primary healthcare provider in the usage of the plant. With your health and family history, your doctor can determine which form and dosage is right for your symptoms.