What is the difference between 10x, 20x, 40x, and 60x ? What does it all mean and why are you paying so much more for Salvia 60x versus 10x. Salvia divinorum leaves contain Salvianorin-A which is what makes Salvia special and causes its hallucinogenic effects. 1 oz of Salvia divinorum leaves contains approximately 1.2 mg of Salvianorin-A, you have to chew 1 oz of fresh Salvia leaves just to get 1.2 mg of Salvianorin-A, which has very weak effects. Chewing Salvia divinorum leaves can be great if you are using it for healing purposes, but not for spiritual Quests. Central Americans that used Salvia divinorum in rituals had to burn a very large stack of salvia leaves for their shaman to get enough salvianorina-A to have his vision quests. Rest assured no bond fires required with Salvia Extracts.
We remove all the useless salvia plant matter and extract the active compounds redeposit them into a single gram. Lets take Salvia 10x 1 gram as an example, in each gram you will find 10 times what you find in 1 oz of Salvia leaves, it takes 10 oz of leaves to make 1 gram of Salvia 10x. Now compare Salvia 60x with 72 mg/gram of salvianorin-A it takes about 70 to 80 oz of leaves for 1 single gram. The stronger the extract the more Salvianorin-A product you get packed in a single gram but the more resources it takes to create it and thats why their is such a steep difference in price between 10x and 60x.
For more information on the basics of how we make Salvia Extract go to our blog.
This post was written by Todd Messick