So my friend Bob dropped round for a chat. Bob told me he had purchased 500mg of "Kratom Pure Alkaloids". This would be his first experience of Kratom. Bob did a little research on the price of pure kratom and concluded that given the price he paid his sample was probably 30% pure or so, containing perhaps 150mg of alkaloids. Bob says he took half the sample, on a largely empty stomach, stirred into a glass of water at around 8pm After about 30mins he noted a feeling of "being slightly mellow", but wasn't sure if that was down to the nice bottle of wine he was drinking at the same time. After an hour he felt slightly stoned, with a little extra appreciation of music After two hours he concluded that he felt "very mellow", and was also starting to get quite itchy all over. Bob took the remaining half of his sample at this point. He noted that he'd drunk most of his bottle of wine, but didn't feel especially drunk. Bob didn't have much else to add, except that between the 3 and 6 hour mark, he felt definitely chilled out, with a profound sense of there being a buzz that he wanted to keep going, even if he couldn't quite put his finger on the exact nature of the buzz. He also says he felt quite compelled to take some more (he also had 50g of dried leaf and was tempted to brew up some tea) but he resisted. The next morning Bob was pretty hungover, probably due to drinking all that alcohol on an empty stomach. Bob says he'll moderate the booze a bit more next time. Overall, Bob was pretty pleased with this experience. He concluded that the so called "pure alkaloids" were not worth the money, and is looking forward to brewing up some tea from his 50g of dried leaf.