Kratom Elixir is similar to a tincture, but serves a very different purpose. An elixir is not as concentrated as a tincture or a liquid extract, and is often mixed with several other plants as well, with, in the case of Kratom, other plants that will synergize with the main ingredient. For example, the Kratom Elixir that is available on a few sites websites, including IAmShaman Shop, is a mixture of a full spectrum extract of Kratom, with Blue Lily and Kava Kava extracts added to give it a different character. One website called Herb Spirits seems to be the company that manufactuers most of the elixirs and tinctures that are commercially available through enthegoen and ethnobotanical dealers.
Often, elixirs are used for a different experience; elixirs provide a synergistic effect, rather than an experience that is the result of just one plant. Blue Lily mixed with Kratom, we have found, imparts a much different flavor on the liquid, making it much more pleasant and palatable to work with. It also provides, in our opinion, a much more “heady” response to the Kratom Elixir, making it much more of a thought provoking experience, quite conducive to meditation, with the Kava adding just a touch of energy that helps one to relax into the experience.
Don’t expect to be knocked over with the potency of elixirs; this is not their purpose, and is what liquid extracts exist for. Elixirs are far more subtle of an experience, inviting one to sit quietly, contemplating their mental state and experience, letting the Kratom Elixir work gently on ones body and mind.
For us, to feel effects that one would want to “write home” about, it would take an entire bottle of elixir, but they are very typically priced accordingly. As a note: We would never condone such an activity, we are simply including that point for reference and nothing more.