Interested in Kratom, but need more details on how to take it? We have you covered in this article, where we list the most methods of taking this highly flexible substance. The Western world has only recently found it, but many have been impressed by its beneficial sedating and stimulating effects. For many people, it helps them with
- pain relief,
- as well as helping them to control the symptoms of anxiety.
The lack of FDA approval has not changed the experiences of many people who used Kratom regularly. One of the best parts about this substance is that it can be taken in so many ways. In this article, we will analyze the best ways that you can take Kratom. This will allow you to make you a more informed choice on the best way for you to take Kratom and start benefiting from its numerous positive effects.
- One of the most popular ways of taking Kratom is by making tea. The trees from the plant can directly be used. Alternatively, the powder can also be brewed. However, you should make sure that it is not kept boiling for too long.
- An extended period of heat can start to destroy the alkaloids which are responsible for the effects of the Kratom. You can also make Kratom Coffee. You should use the powder in the filter where you would usually put your coffee grounds. Kratom tea or coffee can be served both hot and cold.
- The most common form of Kratom is in powder. This is made by grinding the Kratom extract and then drying it. It is then finely ground into a substance that can quickly be brought in bulk. There are many ways to take Kratom powder. It can be put into food and liquid beverages or can be taken directly.
What Does Kratom Taste Like?
If you ingest Kratom powder, then you will be able to taste it. Many users report that the taste is slightly bitter but generally tolerable. However, other users can find the taste to be quite strong. The toss and wash method we discuss below is usually recommended for those who can handle the taste. For those who are averse to the taste, we recommend Kratom capsules which we discuss in depth later in the article.
Toss & Wash Method
- One of the most popular ways of taking Kratom powder is by using the toss and wash method. You take the dosage of Kratom powder and place it directly in the back of your throat. You then wash this down with your favorite drink.
- This method is relatively straightforward and doesn’t require much preparation time aside from measuring the dose. It does, however, give you a direct taste of the Kratom. It will depend on your individual preferences if you can regularly use this method of taking Kratom.
Kratom Powder Paste
- Alternatively, you can make a liquid paste from Kratom powder. This can be easier to swallow than the powder itself. It is relatively easy to create a powdered Kratom paste. Firstly, you should place a single dose of Kratom into an empty cup.
- The size of the cup should be generally small. You should fill the cup with equal parts of water and start gently stirring it. You can then have another glass of water ready.
- You can consume the powder paste with a spoonful that is then washed down with the water.
- This can be a much easier way to take Kratom than swallowing the Kratom in powder form.
Kratom Chocolate Milkshake
- One of the most delicious ways to take Kratom is by putting it in a chocolate milkshake. Many users have tried this combination and have been impressed by the results. Generally, you should use around 1 cup of chocolate per milk per dose of Kratom.
- You should place them in a glass and start stirring them gently. You should keep stirring until there is a smooth paste that has no lumps. Finally, you can drink the milkshake.
- You should be sure to drink it to ingest the entire dose of Kratom.
Kratom Protein Shake
- Another popular way of taking Kratom is in a protein shake. This can be particularly useful as part of a pre-workout supplement. You should prepare your protein shake as you usually do. After adding the protein powder, you can mix this with the Kratom powder.
- For, best results you should use a blender. If you don’t have a blender, a protein shaker will also do the job. Many users add fruits such as berries to their protein shakes to improve the flavor and make it more healthy.
- In general, we advise a slightly lower dose of Kratom when taken with protein. A high dosage can potentially cause stomach trouble.
- Many users have also had success with adding Kratom powder to yogurt. For the best results, you should use a thick greek yogurt.
- You can top this up with fresh fruits. The powder of one dosage should be mixed in with the yogurt.
- One of the most beloved breakfast staples is oatmeal. You can even add Kratom to this and make it your morning routine. You can use water or any milk with Kratom and Oatmeal. You should heat this liquid, but it should not be boiling.
- You should then add the Kratom to it. It can be left to sit for around 2 minutes. Next, you can add the oatmeal in. It is important to mix these well. Finally, you can add sugar and honey to the mix for a sweeter flavor.
- Kratom can also be baked into delicious cookies or cakes. You should follow the usual recipe to make these baked goods. However, you may be wondering when the Kratom powder should be added.
- You should first prepare all the ingredients and beat them with an electric blender. Once, there is a smooth mixture, and you can add the Kratom to it. Finally, you can make a dough mix which can then be baked.
How to Prepare Kratom Kratom Capsules
Another method of taking Kratom involves capsules. These have a measured dose of Kratom within them. The tablets can either be made out of gelatin or a vegetarian extract. In general, they tend to be more expensive than purchasing Kratom powder. Capsules are more convenient to use because they don’t have to be prepared. Additionally, they can be easily stored and are highly portable.
You don’t have to measure dosage since the capsules already show the exact dosage. Kratom capsules can be bought in bulk, but their quantities are fewer than powder because powders require less space to fit in more Kratom. Also, there are currently fewer strains available in capsule form, whereas powder form has high availability of the majority of strains. Capsules have specific sizes which have a correct dosage.
As we mentioned earlier, the taste of Kratom can be unpleasant for some. Capsules offer the advantage of not being needed to be tasted. They can also be swallowed with ease, unlike powder which can sometimes be challenging to take. There is no preparation time required with capsules which can be helpful for those on a busy schedule.
However, the capsules have relatively lower doses. It means if you use Kratom for its sedative effects, you may have to take many capsules to reach your desired dose. This can be inconvenient, and it can also expose your body to the harmful effects of the gelatin used in the tablets. The advantage of Kratom powder is that high doses can be easily managed. Kratom capsules are recommended for those who want a more convenient option and are willing to pay the premium price.
However, if your strain is not yet available in capsule form, you can create your capsules. This can save you a lot of money. There are many empty capsules available to buy. You have the choice of either purchasing a vegetarian or gelatin capsule.
You can carefully measure the powder and start filling the capsules. After that, they can easily be stored away and taken when required. However, the process of filling can require some skill, and it needs getting used.
Should I take Kratom on an Empty Stomach?
Many users wonder if the supplement is more effective on an empty stomach or if it works better with a full stomach. In general, the effects are more potent on an empty stomach. However, you can experiment with a full stomach to see the difference for yourself. The exact results can depend on an individual. In the community, there are mixed sentiments on whether an empty stomach can heighten the effects. However, there are many anecdotal experiences which do state that an empty stomach made effects more heightened. Therefore, it is worth trying.
- It is crucial to remain hydrated when taking Kratom. The stimulating effects of the substance can require more water intake due to the extra energy used up. We recommend hydrating yourself regularly throughout the day.
- The color of your pee is usually a reliable indicator that lets you know if you need more water. In general, it should be clear. Proper hydration can ensure that you obtain the maximum effects from taking Kratom.
- One aspect that newer users of Kratom can be unaware of is tolerance. In relative terms, the Kratom risk of understanding is quite low. However, repeated use of one strain without breaks can make it less effective in a long time.
- You can maintain effectiveness by taking a break away from Kratom for a few days per week. Also, you can cycle a few different strains to prevent any tolerance from building up. You should also space out your doses to one per day to avoid tolerance.
- This allows the brains alkaloid levels to return to normal and it means that the dosage has the same effects on you. You can keep a log to track the days you use Kratom and also the specific strains you take.
How to Measure Dosage
- The measuring of dosage is essential to take into account when using Kratom. The method will depend on the type of Kratom you have. The powder will need to be weighed. It can also be measured in teaspoons and tablespoons.
- Whereas, Kratom capsules will usually have the dosage number written on them which can save a lot of time. You should note that each strain can require a different dosage to achieve the desired effects.
- In general, it is recommended to start with a low dosage and gradually work your way up. Lower dosages tend to have stimulating effects, whereas higher doses have sedative effects.
Keep a Log
We recommend you to keep a log that records your experiences with different doses and strains. A short log with this information can help you to make a decision about which strain works best for you. It can also help you plan your Kratom routine by including breaks in which you refrain entirely from taking the substance.
You should now be familiar with all of the ways to take Kratom. This list is far from exhaustive, but it does cover some of the most popular ways that people have been taking this substance. For beginners, it can be worth experimenting with many different methods to gauge which one is most convenient for them.
Kratom is safe to take, as long as you follow these basic guidelines. You should always visit a doctor if you experience side effects. However, serious side effects are infrequent with Kratom. The flexibility in the ways to take Kratom partly explains why it has become so popular. There is bound to be a method that suits you. The beauty of Kratom is that it allows you to get creative in the way that you take it. Feel free to comment below on what your favorite way to take Kratom is.