Guide: What is The Best Way to Take Kratom Powder
Have you been interested in giving kratom a try?
If so, you’ve likely heard about the many different forms of ingestion available. While this do-all plant can be consumed in a variety of ways, including tablets, capsules and tinctures, most people prefer the ease and convenience of kratom powder.
Not sure how to get started? That’s why we’re here. Today, we’re answering the common question, “What is the best way to take kratom powder?” We’ll also share a few of our top ways to mix the powder into some of your favorite recipes, so you can enjoy it any time of day or night.
What Is Kratom Powder?
As its name implies, kratom powder is simply dried kratom leaves, ground into a fine powder.
In the East, many people choose to ingest the kratom leaves raw, often chewing them directly from the tree. This is a practice that has been around for centuries, since early Indonesian farmers first discovered the kratom tree growing wild in Southeast Asia.
At that time, they would simply pluck the kratom leaves as they worked, grinding them with their teeth to achieve a jolt of energy. The resulting effect would be enough to help them push through the rest of the grueling workday.
While this is one way to consume kratom, most people in the West find the taste of raw kratom leaves to be too bitter for their palette.
Enter, kratom powder.
This fine powder is a cinch to use and blends seamlessly into a variety of delicious snacks, foods and beverages. Next, let’s take a look at a few of the different strains of kratom powder available.
Understanding the Different Kratom Strains
In our online shop, you’ll find a wide range of kratom powder products. These encompass many different strains, including:
- Bali Kratom (Red, Green)
- Maeng Da Kratom (Green, Yellow, White, Red, Gold)
- Ketapang Kratom (White, Green, Red)
- Borneo Kratom (Dragon Blood, White, Red, Green)
- Bentuangie Kratom
- Super Green Kratom
- Elephant Kratom
- Sandai Kratom (Green, White, Red)
- Hulu Kratom (Red, Green)
- Dragon Horn Kratom
- Sumatra Kratom (Yellow, Red)
- Slippery Rock Batu Licin Kratom
- Chocolate Tayan Kratom
- Kapuas Kratom (White, Red, Green)
As you learn more about the different strains, you can discover which ones are best-suited to deliver the physical, emotional and mental effects you desire.
For instance, Ketapang strains are most closely associated with serenity, clarity and a feeling of openness. If you’re looking for a substance that will help you feel more at ease in a social setting, our Green Ketapang Kratom Powder is ideal.
On the other hand, Bali strains offer a more mild, gentler effect. Their soothing properties can relax your mind and muscles after a long and stressful day, helping you unwind when you’re alone. If this is what you’re after, then our Red Vein Bali Kratom Powder is destined to become a natural new favorite.
It will take a little time to determine which strain you prefer, so feel free to try a few different kinds! You might also realize that you prefer a certain strain in the morning and a different one in the evening. A more energetic strain, such as our White Sandai Kratom Powder is an excellent mood-lifter, delivering the energy and focus you need when you first wake up.
What Is the Best Way to Take Kratom Powder?
Once you’ve purchased your kratom powder, you need to know how to use it! There are a couple of different ways and each person has their own preference. As with the strains, you can try a few different ingestion methods to determine which one you like the best.
To get started, let’s review a few of the most popular ways to take kratom powder.
Toss and Wash
If you’re short on time or simply don’t want to use any other tools or accessories, you can ingest the kratom powder directly using the “toss and wash” method.
In short, this method requires tossing a dose of kratom powder directly into the back of your throat. Then, you can swallow it and swish around a small amount of water as a chaser.
While this can deliver near-immediate effects, it’s not for those who dislike the taste of raw kratom. As you can imagine, the leaves are pretty pungent when consumed this way! To avoid any negative side effects, steer clear of chasing the powder with carbonated beverages. You may also find it easier to break your kratom dosage into two doses for a milder experience.
Whether you buy them from a supplier or make your own, kratom capsules are another popular way to use kratom powder. If you buy them pre-filled, these are simply small, coated capsules that you’d take similar to any other kind on the market. Especially if you aren’t a huge fan of the way kratom leaves taste, capsules allow you to achieve the same results without the flavor.
One benefit of this approach is that the capsules are discreet. You can carry them in your purse or briefcase with ease, and take them whenever you need a jolt of energy or help managing the day’s stressors.
Along those same lines, kratom capsules also travel well and are neater than some other forms of ingestion. It’s also easy to measure out an exact dose when you’re using kratom capsules.
One drawback to kratom capsules? If you choose to make them yourself at home, the process can be fairly messy and time-consuming. Most people who go this route will invest in an encapsulation machine designed for consumer use, which makes the technique as quick and neat as possible.
With this machine, you’ll separate each capsule into two halves. Then, you’ll pour the kratom powder into one half, spread it evenly, and then join the other half to create a cohesive whole.
Another downside to note is that kratom capsules can take a little longer to reach your bloodstream than other methods of ingestion. This is because the outer capsule must be absorbed before the powder can take hold.
One of the easiest and most delicious ways to consume kratom powder? Make it into a tea!
Instead of steeping your usual favorite tea leaves, replace them with a dose of powdered kratom leaves, instead. While some people prefer to simply mix their powder with cold water and call it “tea”, the taste can still be off-putting to many. This is why most people prefer to pour warm water over their leaves, allowing both the taste and texture to become smoother.
You can also help your tea taste even better by swirling in a drizzle of honey or adding a slice of lemon!
While making your tea, take care to make sure that the water you pour is never boiling. It can be super hot, but once it reaches the boiling level, the beneficial alkaloids in the leaves could begin to break down. This can make your tea weaker and less effective overall.
We go into detail on how to brew the perfect cup in this post, so check it out when you’re ready to get started!
In addition to hot tea, you can also blend kratom powder into your other favorite beverages. It’s an excellent addition to your morning smoothie and tastes great stirred into coffee, too. Some also find that the bitter taste of kratom leaves complements citrus juices quite well, so try adding it to your morning OJ!
Kratom in Food
Kratom mixes effortlessly into a ton of everyday food items. As long as you don’t cook or bake it, its effects will remain unaltered.
If you’re new to this approach, try mixing a dose of kratom powder into applesauce or yogurt. You can also stir it into your cooked oatmeal or pudding. If you find that the taste of kratom overpowers the food you’re eating, a drop of lemon juice can help counteract the flavor.
While it can diminish the potency, a small amount of kratom powder can be added to your favorite baked goods, such as brownies or chocolate chip cookies. You may not feel quite as powerful of an effect, but the result will still be enjoyable.
How to Determine Your Ideal Dose of Kratom Powder
Throughout this article, you’ve heard us talk about adding a dose of kratom powder to your teas, foods, and capsules. You can also ingest a dose of kratom directly via the toss and wash method.
However, how do you know how to measure out a dose?
Put simply, this will require some level of trial and error. There is no one-size-fits-all kratom dose that works for everyone. The amount that’s ideal for you will largely hinge on a few factors, including:
- Your age
- Your sex
- Your overall health
In general, a low to moderate dose is considered anything between one and five grams. Between five and 15 grams is considered to be a high dose. Anything beyond 15 grams is an extra-high dose and is very risky.
Dosing Guidelines for Toss and Wash/Kratom Tea
One teaspoon of kratom powder is about four grams. When making kratom tea, pouring a mug of hot water over one teaspoon is usually sufficient for most people, and equals a moderate dose.
The same applies to tossing and washing kratom. If you know your preferred dose, you’ll simply measure this out when you’re ready to ingest it.
Dosing Guidelines for Kratom Capsules
You can find capsules (both empty and pre-filled) in a variety of sizes. Many will contain .5 grams of powder. To determine the correct number of capsules to take, simply divide your ideal dosage amount by the amount in each capsule.
In this case, you would need to take eight capsules to equal four grams.
Tips for Taking Kratom Powder
It’s always recommended that you start with a lower dose of kratom powder, and then work your way upward. Even if you think it won’t deliver the results you expect, you can always increase your dose as you become more comfortable with the practice.
To avoid developing a strong tolerance for kratom (which will require you to frequently up your dosage amount), try to limit consumption to two to three times per week. This way, you can find a dosage you like and enjoy it frequently without worrying about becoming numb to its effects.
If you rush into the process and forget to start small, you could take too much and experience some of kratom’s negative side effects, which can include:
- Dry mouth
- Frequent urination
- Nausea and vomiting
Another way to make sure your experience is pleasant, safe and enjoyable? Avoid taking kratom on an empty stomach, unless it’s a very small dose. Even if you take it first thing when you wake up, try to eat or drink something alongside it to make sure it’s easy on your system.
Also: Remember to stay hydrated while taking kratom. As with coffee, the substance can be dehydrating, which can leave you feeling fatigued and washed out. To avoid experiencing any drawbacks, sip water throughout the day!
Shop Our Full Selection of Kratom Powder
Kratom powder is an easy, effective way to enjoy the benefits of kratom leaves in a convenient, modern form.
Whether you prefer to swallow it in a capsule, stir it into a smoothie, steep it a tea, or blend it into an edible, you’re sure to enjoy its uplifting, calming effects. The same goes if you’re one of the brave and bold ones who toss and wash it!
What is the best way to take kratom powder? It’s a matter of personal preference, though capsules and teas tend to be the most common, especially for beginners.
When you’re ready to get started, feel free to shop our full selection of kratom powder today. Along the way, you can always reach out to our team with any questions.