While Kratom offers a number of health benefits, you need to know the right way to take Kratom in order to get the desired benefits. You will need a bit of trial and error in order to find that sweet spot for maximum benefits. Kratom is available in powder form, capsules as well as in the form of extract and resins. All these different forms have their own benefits and are preferred by people for different reasons.
How to Take Kratom
One of the most popular ways to consume Kratom is through toss and wash. Just toss the desired amount in your mouth and wash it down with water. There is no need to take the whole amount at once and you can split the dosage into smaller amounts.
Another popular method is by making Kratom tea. Take the desired amount of powder and put it into water, and boil it for around 30 minutes. Another way is to just let the powder sit in the water for a few hours and then, strain off the remaining liquid. It is more time consuming but you don’t get the bitter taste.
Many people also take it with yogurt. Take the desired amount of powder and add it to yogurt. You can also use flavored yogurt as the ultimate goal is to make it tolerable. You can also add the desired amount of powder to orange juice or grapefruit juice. Some people prefer adding it to their protein shake.
However, one of the reasons the toss and wash method is recommended by experienced users is the efficacy of Kratom when taken on an empty stomach. If you are taking Kratom with some food, it will take you much longer to experience its effects. This is the reason, experts recommend to take it on an empty stomach as when you mix it up with some food, it will take you a lot longer to experience the desired effects.
As mentioned in the beginning, it is also sold in capsule forms which are easy to take. You just pop in as many as you want. However, many people find it cumbersome as sometimes, they need to take more than 10 pills to get an adequate amount.
It is also available in extract form wherein the leaves are dissolved in ethanol. This method helps in extracting all the active alkaloids in Kratom leaves. These extracts are available in highly concentrated form and therefore, you need to be careful with the dosage.
Usually, liquid Kratom is taken with the help of a dropper. Just measure the desired amount and put it under your tongue. This sublingual method of taking Kratom is highly effective as the alkaloids quickly get into your bloodstream and reach your brain. You can almost instantly experience the desired effects with liquid extract.
As far as dosage is concerned, it is recommended to start with a dose of around 2 to 4 g, on an empty stomach. If you can’t take it on an empty stomach, take it around 2 to 3 hours after food. Taking it on an empty stomach will give you a good reference point and will allow you to better manipulate your dosage based on your particular experience.
Like coffee, it also dehydrates you and therefore, it is recommended to drink a lot of water when you are taking Kratom. You will feel a bit heady if your dosage is too high. It is also recommended to rotate strains regularly in order to avoid building a tolerance.
Another important thing you need to keep in mind is that while these are the general dosage guidelines, you will need different dosage for different strains. Therefore, follow the above mentioned dosage guidelines whenever you’re starting a new strain and once you’re comfortable, you can always make changes to your dosage.