Stay away from extracts, even in equivalently larger doses you won't ever get a full experience. Get the plain leaf & look up a tea recipe. You can also grind it up & mix it with a thick liquid like V8 (this is stuff is HORRIBLY bitter) if you need to conserve it. Personally I think the tea is best for recreation.
Kratom, especially the first time or two is likely to make you very nauseous dizzy etc. Its really best for those with little or no tolerance to opiates. With little or no tolerance it can get you quite high if you find the right dose which is very tricky. Keep in mind despite being legal for now Kratom DOES cause physical dependence after repeated use and a nasty opiate-like withdrawal.
In lower doses kratom is like a strong simulant and can feel slightly similar to some weak cocaine. In higher doses it has opiate-like properties. Many things can be a factor though, so even after "finding your dose range" one day it might do something different. Some people with a small tolerance use it as a legal maintenace tool or in the process of a detox.
Kratom can be very enjoyable, but it can also be very disorienting, dizzy, nauseous etc. especially at first.
Any buzz only lasts an hour or two.
Oops! I forgot about reputable sources: IamShaman, The Kratom King, Z-Eclectic, Speciosa, Bouncing Bear Botanicals are all good.
You can contact me if you want additional info, if I'm around I'll answer.
· 9 years ago