How to Take Kratom Powder: 5 Methods You Should Try

by Kat Austin October 12, 2023 5 min read

How to Take Kratom Powder: 5 Methods You Should Try - Vida Optima™

If you’re new to kratom, you probably have questions about how to take kratom, how much to take, and what kind of dosing methods are out there. 

Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned user, finding the best method to consume this natural herb is crucial for a satisfying experience. Luckily, taking kratom is pretty simple, and we’re going to introduce you to some tried-and-true methods for getting your kratom dose. 

Let's dive in!

Table of Contents
What is Kratom Powder?
Kratom Varieties and Their Differences
5 Ways to Take Kratom
Kratom Dosage
How to Find Your Ideal Kratom Dosing Method

Key Takeaways

  • Popular kratom dosing methods include the toss and wash, making tea, and adding kratom to capsules. 
  • The dosing method matters less than the dosage. Carefully consider your dosage so that you don’t take too much. 
  • Many people take kratom daily, so choose a dosing method that’s convenient for you. 

What is Kratom Powder?

Before we venture into the diverse ways of consuming kratom, let's grasp the essence of kratom powder. 

Kratom, scientifically known as Mitragyna speciosa, is a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia. Its leaves are harvested, dried, and ground to create a fine powder that's easily consumable. According to some evidence, its leaves contain alkaloids that interact with opioid receptors in the brain, producing both stimulant and sedative effects. 

Three spoons arranges on a table, each filled with various types of kratom powder

Traditionally used for centuries in countries like Thailand and Malaysia, kratom has gained popularity globally as an herbal supplement. People often use it for various reasons, including pain relief, anxiety reduction, mood enhancement, and opioid withdrawal management. Some also use kratom for increased energy and focus. However, it's important to note that kratom's safety and potential for dependence or addiction are subjects of ongoing research and debate. Still, if you want to give kratom a shot, understanding an effective and safe consumption method is the first step. 

Kratom Varieties and Their Differences

Kratom comes in various strains, each with unique properties and effects. Some popular strains include:

  • Maeng Da: Known for its energizing properties.
  • Red Bali: Recognized for relaxation and pain relief.
  • Green Malay: Renowned for its balance of energy and relaxation.

Now, let's explore the exciting methods to ingest kratom powder!

5 Ways to Take Kratom

1. Toss and Wash Method

One of the most common and straightforward methods, the Toss and Wash technique involves taking a desired dose of kratom powder and swiftly washing it down with water. It's like taking a quick shot, and for many, it's the go-to method due to its simplicity.

2. Kratom Tea

If you prefer a more soothing and gentle approach, brewing kratom into a tea might be your cup of... well, tea! It's akin to brewing your favorite herbal infusion, allowing you to enjoy the effects over a relaxing sip.

Keep in mind that some of kratom’s alkaloids are destroyed by hot water, so you may find that kratom tea is not as effective depending on your desired uses. 

3. Kratom Capsules

For those who want to avoid the taste of kratom, capsules provide an excellent solution. Simply measure your desired kratom amount, pack it into capsules, and swallow them with water, just like any other supplement. This may mean that kratom takes a bit longer to kick in, so be sure to allow plenty of time for the effects to set in before trying to gauge the results. 

4. Mixing in Beverages

Kratom doesn’t always mix well with liquids, but it will mix evenly into some thicker beverages like smoothies. The flavors can help mask the taste while delivering the benefits of kratom.

5. Mixing with Food

The same concept applies here–mix kratom with thicker, richer foods to help get an even consistency and balance the flavor. Honey, yogurt, or peanut butter are good options. Then, add to them to create a delicious kratom-infused snack. For instance, add honey or peanut butter to toast or top kratom-infused yogurt with granola. 

Kratom Dosage

Herbal capsules filled with kratom powder to showcase a convenient, tasteless dosing method.

Once you’ve decided on the best way to take kratom, you need to figure out how much kratom to take. Luckily, you can use a slow dosing approach to figure out the dosage that works best for you. Because kratom powder is loose, you can easily measure out the dosage you need. You aren’t confined to the specific dosage of a capsule.

Here’s what you should consider when it comes to kratom dosage:

How Much Kratom Should I Take?

For those new to Kratom, it's best to commence with a conservative approach and gradually increase your dosage. 

Begin with a modest 50-100 mg dose

On the following day, you may increase your dosage by 0.5 g. Then, monitor the effects and continue to incrementally raise the intake over time as you acclimate to its positive effects. 

Be sure to allow 30-60 minutes after each dosage to evaluate its impact on your well-being. 

The maximum recommended serving of Kratom is 2.4 g, and it's crucial not to surpass two servings within a 24-hour timeframe. Stay mindful of your body's response and tailor your dosage accordingly for a safe and enjoyable experience.

How to Measure Kratom Powder

Working with loose kratom powder is hugely beneficial because you can easily adjust your dosage as needed. However, you need to make sure that you have a method for measuring your kratom dosage. 

To do this, you need a digital kitchen scale. It must at least measure to the nearest gram, but it’s preferable to use one that measures to the tenth of a gram. This will help you measure half-gram doses. 

If you cannot find a kitchen scale at this level of accuracy, you may want to look for a postal scale made for weighing envelopes. 

To measure kratom, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on the scale and place a clean, dry container on it. Something the size of a shot glass works well. 
  2. Zero out your scale by pushing “tare” or “zero.” Your scale should read “0” with the container on it. 
  3. Slowly add kratom powder, waiting a few seconds for the scale to accurately read the weight until it reaches your desired amount. It shouldn’t take much. One teaspoon is generally between 2-3 grams. 

Wrapping Up: Find Your Ideal Kratom Method

In the world of kratom, the method of consumption matters. Whether you opt for the quick Toss and Wash, the comforting Kratom Tea, convenient Kratom Capsules, or delightful food infusions—each technique caters to different tastes and preferences. What matters most is that you enjoy your kratom experience and can comfortably take your desired dosage. So, pick a kratom dosing style and jump in–the benefits await!

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