Hello!!! It’s been quite awhile since I wrote my first Top Extracts Review article. Over time, the owner of Top Extracts – Jim – has added more and more extraordinary additions to the website.
Thus, I decided it was time to sample some of the new products and write about my experiences, just like I did in the first Top Extracts Review.
This article is not going to be as long as the first one.
I won’t be reviewing as many products, and since I already provided detailed info on kratom and kava, I won’t be going deep into the pharmacological actions of those herbs, even though I’m reviewing a new kratom product and a new kava product.
If you haven’t read Part I of my Top Extracts Review, click here now to read that article first. If you’ve already read Part I, then read on to learn about my amazing experiences sampling some new additions to the Top Extracts product line (Kratom Resin, Kava Extract 60% CO2, Akuamma Seed Capsules, South African Kanna Powder).
1. Kratom Resin
Most kratom products you’ll find are powders, which are truly awesome. However, some people don’t like consuming several grams of powder, and they prefer kratom extracts.
A Kratom extract is defined as any product that has a higher alkaloid content of typical kratom leaves by method of extracting the active chemicals from the plant matter. Kratom extracts are typically created by boiling the kratom leaf to remove the alkaloids. Then the remaining material is either formed into kratom resin, ground into a kratom extract powder, or made into a liquid kratom tincture. Kratom resin looks a lot like a brick of black tar heroin and also similar to a brick of opium.
Kratom resins are all identified as being 8x, 10x, 15x, or as some other denomination times stronger than unprocessed Kratom leaves. The Top Extracts Kratom Resin I sampled was 10x.
The best way to consume kratom resin is to make tea, so that’s exactly what I did. First, I got a sharp knife and cut off a piece of the resin that weighed 2 grams (I used a digital scale). Next, I placed the kratom resin in eight ounces of boiling water, and after a couple of minutes, the resin dissolved into liquid.
A tossed an ice cube in the tea to cool it down, and I sipped on it for about ten minutes, until it was all gone. After just 10 minutes I FELT AMAZING!!!
I felt so happy, energized and relaxed at the same time (go kratom!), and I had a blast answering blog comments and emails while I was feeling the effects of the Top Extracts Kratom Resin.
Here are the effects I felt:
- Pain relief
- Muscle relaxation
- Mental relaxation
- Mood enhancement
- Feelings of total bliss
How To Use Kratom Resin 10x For Opiate Withdrawal
There are many factors determining how much kratom resin to take for opiate withdrawal. However, one should always start with a small dose, then work their way up to the amount that works perfect.
Based on the effects that 2 grams of Kratom Resin 10x gave me, I believe that anywhere from 1-3 grams, 3 times a day could work very well. Everyone is different, and so you may need to take more depending on your level of opioid dependence.
You’re going to enjoy the taste of kratom resin tea, and you’ll love the ease of use. Swallowing a bunch of capsules or having to mix a lot of powder into a beverage is not as convenient as drinking a cup of kratom resin tea. The effects of the tea come on very fast, and I actually wish I was sipping some right now.
Note: You can also cut off small pieces of kratom resin and swallow them with a beverage, like you’re taking a vitamin supplement. However, this method of consumption is slow-acting. It takes much longer for the effects to come on.
2. Kava Extract 60% C02
If you’ve read my first Top Extracts Review article, then you know how much I LOVE kava kava. The first type that I tried from Top Extracts was a kava powder extract with 70% kavalactones. It is truly amazing stuff.
Some time after I sampled it, the main herb shop in my town started carrying a kava C02 extract product. It came packaged in a tiny glass jar, and the kava C02 extract was a dark-colored paste, where I could dip a plastic butter knife in it and dab some kava goodness under my tongue to dissolve.
It was PURE INSTANT BLISS. Shortly after that, I emailed Jim, the owner of Top Extracts, to see if he was ever planning on carrying kava extract in this paste form. He told me that he would work on it, and he sure did.
Top Extracts now has the most extraordinary Kava Kava 60% Supercritical C02 Extract. The Solomon Kava Kava is put through a Supercrital C02 extractor to wash away all impurities.
As a result, what is left behind is the nectar-like concentrates of the following active compounds:
When I tried this wonderful kava C02 extract, I took a plastic butter knife and dabbed a piece the size of my finger nail, placed it under my tongue, and let it dissolve. I went straight to HEAVEN!!!
I actually had some neck tension and stress that day, but all of that melted away within seconds of the kava C02 extract dissolving. All of those concentrated psychoactive compounds began working in my body in almost no time.
Here are the effects I felt:
- Muscle relaxation
- Relief of anxiety
- Mental calmness
How To Use Kava 60% C02 Extract For Opiate Withdrawal
If I were going through opiate withdrawal, I would use 1-2 fingernails or more of Top Extracts Kava 60% CO2 Extract, 3-4 times a day. This can also be used for Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome to help brighten your mood, induce relaxation, and promote sleep.
3. Akuamma Seed Capsules
Akuamma seeds in the treatment of opiate withdrawal and pain relief has recently started to become popular in the United States. Akuamma seeds, which come from a tree known as Picralima Nitida, is an herbal medicine commonly used throughout West Africa, particularly in Ghana, as well as in the Ivory Coast and Nigeria.
Traditionally, the seeds were used to treat malaria. They are said to provide instant relief from symptoms, such as fever and body pain. In different hospitals of Ghana, the seeds are sold under the brand name Picap, and it’s used as a pain killer.
Akuamma seeds contain several active alkaloids which bind to various opioid receptors, making them useful in the treatment of opiate withdrawal, PAWS, and pain relief.
The main akuamma seed alkaloids are:
- Akuammidine – Binds to kappa opioid receptors. Skeletal muscle relaxant, hypotensive action, and local analgesic action.
- Akuammine – Antagonist at mu opioid receptor. It is a sympathetic system agonist. It inhibits intestinal motility and shows a fall in blood pressure. However, at higher doses, it shows hypertension. Effects resemble cocaine.
- Akuammicine – Like akuammidine, it binds to kappa opioid receptor sites.
- Akuammigine – Adrenaline antagonist. Antiadrenergic activity of the heart, vessels, and regulatory center of the circulatory system.
- Pericine – This alkaloid binds to the mu opioid receptors, which are the main ones responsible for feelings of euphoria and relaxation of the nervous system.
Akuamma seeds resemble kratom in a way because its alkaloid akuammine is related to mitragynine and yohimbine. Many people choose to use akuamma seeds as a natural alternative to opiates for pain relief because it doesn’t cause withdrawal symptoms, has less side effects, and a very low potential for addiction.
Upon receiving my Top Extracts Akuamma Seed Capsules, I took three of them with a glass of water. Since the capsules are about 750 mg each, my dose was a little over two grams. After 15 minutes, I started to feel the effects, and within an hour, the effects peaked.
The akuamma seed alkaloids were doing their work in my body, and the feelings I experienced were very natural and pleasant. My best description would be to liken it to taking 800 mg of ibuprofen with a muscle relaxer.
Here are the effects I felt:
- Pain relief
- Muscle relaxation
- Mental relaxation
How To Use Akuamma Seed Capsules For Opiate Withdrawal
To use akuamma seed capsules for opiate withdrawal, I would try using 1.5 to 3 grams per dose, a few times a day as needed. Since akuamma seeds bind to opioid receptors, they have the ability to lessen the severity of opiate withdrawal symptoms.
I believe that an awesome detox protocol would be to use kratom and Calm Support (Read review…) to come off opiates, then to use akuamma seeds, Calm Support, and kava to transition off kratom. This is a very gentle and natural step-down approach to getting off opioid drugs.
4. South African Kanna Powder
I had never even heard of kanna powder before visiting the Top Extracts website…but I’m sure glad I know about it now. Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) is a succulent plant commonly found in South Africa.
Kanna has been used by South African pastoralists and hunter-gatherers as a mood-altering substance since prehistoric times. Kanna is a natural serotonin reuptake inhibitor, which means that it increases serotonin levels in the body.
Serotonin is an inhibitory neurotransmitter than induces emotional relaxation.
Here are the main effects produced by kanna:
- Elevates mood
- Decreases anxiety, stress, and tension
The Top Extracts South African Kanna Powder is very fresh and of granular size. It contains high alkaloid concentrations of mesmbrine, mesembrenone, and tortuosamine. When I first tried the kanna powder, I took a teaspoon in a glass of water, and I didn’t feel anything from it. Then I remembered that sometimes serotonin reuptake inhibitors take a week or longer of daily use before you start to feel the effects.
Many years ago, I was taking Paxil, a prescription serotonin reuptake inhibitor. It took at least a week to notice some effects, and two weeks before I could really feel the effects. When it peaked, I felt great, but those pleasant effects wore off after a few months, and the side effects became unbearable, so I stopped taking it.
Okay back to my kanna experience…
I read online that the best way to feel the kanna effects powerfully and quickly is to smoke it. So that’s what I did. I went to a smoke shop, bought a $10 glass pipe, some screens, and a lighter, then went home to smoke some kanna powder.
I LOVED LOVED LOVED it!!!!!!!!!!!!! I felt so amazing. Not high, but just a great mood-uplifting and relaxing feeling. The serotonin increase in my brain was very noticeable.
I became extremely empathetic and happy, and blissful…and it’s no wonder, because kanna powder is an empathogen.
Empathogens, also known as entactogens, are a class of psychoactive drugs that produce experiences of:
- Emotional communion
- Emotional openness (empathy or sympathy)
How To Use Kanna Powder For Opiate Withdrawal
If you want to beat depression during opiate withdrawal and post acute withdrawal, do yourself a favor and purchase a pipe, some screens, a lighter, and smoke some kanna powder.
If cannabis is legal where you live, you can also sprinkle kanna powder on your cannabis, as this has a synergistic and pleasant effect, and using cannabis for opiate withdrawal has been shown in studies to be very effective.
How much to smoke?
Start off by taking one little hit. If you don’t get any adverse reactions, you can smoke more. Smoke kanna powder throughout the day and evening to beat the depression and anxiety induced by opiate withdrawal.
TopExtracts.com has insanely awesome kratom, kava, akuamma seeds, kanna, and other extracts and powders. The prices are very affordable, and the ease-of-ordering and awesome customer service make it a great company to buy from.
To sum things up, please review the following pros and cons of Top Extracts:
- High-Quality – The extracts and powders are truly of exceptional quality, and their products are shipped direct to them from regions all over the world such as Indonesia, South America, and Africa.
- Competitive Pricing – Some companies charge a lot for kratom, but Top Extracts has really good deals on kratom and other products.
- Customer Service – Top Extracts is quick to answer any questions and their fans come first above anything else.
- Discrete Packaging – Top Extracts products are sent in an unmarked branded USPS box, and each item is packed in a resealable black pouch.
- Priority Mail – They ship Monday-Saturday via USPS Priority Mail (Free if your purchase is over $45), so the products typically come very fast!
- Individual Biochemistry – We are all human, but natural products can have different effects on different people. Luckily, the vast majority of people have very positive benefits from the products mentioned in this review.
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