The Ultimate Kratom Powder Dosage Guide For Beginners
Between 2 million and 4 million people in the United States are kratom users. However, exactly how many users exist isn’t fully known, due to the fact that the DEA, or Drug Enforcement Administration, has attempted to crack down on it on many occasions.
Despite these continual threats to regulate the drug, millions of people say it is an answer to prayers. Those who struggle with addiction, chronic pain and a variety of other ailments say that the powder has helped them live healthy and productive lives again.
But since there is no FDA approval as of yet, it can be difficult to find information on the correct kratom powder dosage. When dabbling with a new substance, it is always best to err on the side of caution.
In this blog post, we’ll go over the correct dosage in powder form, as well as information about the plant and some of its unique history before its introduction to the west.
Read on for more information.
What is Kratom?
Before we discuss what the correct dosage is for you, let’s take a shallow dive into the history and biology of kratom.
Due to the DEA’s constant attempts to regulate the powder, it may seem shrouded in mystery. The truth is less exotic and sexy than you may have imagined.
Kratom comes from the tree mitragyna speciosa, and is found in a variety of tropical climates in Southeast Asia. It is native to Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. In these countries, it has been used in traditional medicine for centuries.
The kratom itself comes from the leaves of this tree, and in the countries where it is indigenous, people are known to drink it with tea or to chew it.
Chewing it can help reduce the pain of those who work monotonous and laborious tasks, as many men traditionally did and do in southeast Asia. This is particularly the case where they are often working with wood and logging and helps ease the pain that comes with such work.
It is also traditionally used for a wide variety of things, from treating muscular-skeletal pain to coughs to diarrhea to local anesthetics.
In Thailand, the powder and leaves are used as part of the ritual of ancestor worship, and the tea is used to receive guests.
Kratom came to Japan and western countries in the 20th century and was quickly marketed as a way to “get high” legally. However, more recently, it has been used for a variety of other more medicinal uses.
Kratom in the West Today
Today, you can buy kratom both online and in a variety of pharmacies. But, it is important that you purchase it from a reputable site like Etanicals.
Currently, there are several universities and other laboratories studying kratom in order to give more definitive answers on how it benefits people. But, it is clear that it can help with PTSD, anxiety, chronic pain, and a variety of other ailments.
Kratom also has an opioid-like effect, which is incredibly helpful for those who are looking to the plant for help with their PTSD, depression, anxiety or other ailments. The opioid-like effect can also help those who are looking to come off of opioids but are unable to do it “cold turkey.” Kratom provides them with a “happy medium” to do so.
But because of these effects, it is important that you not only purchase the right type of kratom but also use the correct dosage. Kratom overdose is rare, but like with anything you put in your body, it can happen, and it is important that you understand the signs of it.
Many kratom deaths have been linked to people using the drug as a means to “get high,” specifically using it to enhance the effects of other drugs. It is important that when you’re a beginner, you should not mix kratom with other drugs, as this can cause injury or even death.
While the plant is relatively safe, it is important that you take precautions to protect yourself, and those around you, when you take the kratom.
How Do You Ingest Kratom?
If you want to take kratom, you may be wondering how people ingest it. We’ve already spoken about the fact that the kratom itself is in the leaves, but what do people do besides making a tea out of it, or chewing on the leaves themselves?
Well, there are several ways one can take kratom, even after purchasing loose powder from Etanicals. Just because you buy the powder doesn’t mean that you’re married to one form of ingesting it, and in fact, you’re now open to more creative opportunities.
Kratom itself is quite bitter, so many people get inventive to avoid the taste but to maximize the benefits,
Read on for some of the ways you can take kratom powder.
Kratom can be consumed in gelatin capsules, which make them easy to ingest for a good number of people. Most adults are already used to taking pills, and putting them in a gelatin capsule makes it easy and straightforward.
You can always purchase kratom capsules from other kratom dealers, but if you’re a beginner, making your own might be the way to go. This way, you can experiment with the dosage as you make your own capsules. You won’t waste money on trying to down a bunch of capsules that are too weak, or attempting to parse out capsules that are too strong.
Instead, you can measure out the perfect dose, put it in the capsule and swallow. If you want to try something different the next time, you’re free to do so.
Some people like their kratom experience to be longer and drawn out. While the capsule method is for the person who wants to quickly get the effects of the kratom and get on with it, the tea is for the individual who likes to sit and savor their kratom.
You can add your kratom to a tea bag and let it steep in warm water, the way you would with traditional tea. Or, you can boil the tea with kratom powder, and not worry about bagging it up.
For this method, measure out your kratom and put it at the bottom of a hot-water proof container. Then, boil some hot water and place it on top. Let it sit for a few minutes, stir vigorously, and then pour the kratom into a cup of tea.
Most people recommend that you add a little bit of sweetener to the kratom tea, otherwise it will be incredibly bitter. But, you can sweeten it to your taste, as well as add ice or anything else that you think enhances the flavor. As long as you drink the entire cup of tea, you’ll get all the benefits of that dosage.
Toss N Wash
Another method that helps you get all of the kratom goodness with minimal taste and no capsules is the Toss N Wash. This method also works for those who are shy about capsules, or perhaps can’t find a vegan alternative for them.
With the Toss N Wash, you’ll measure out the kratom you wish to consume, and then put it on your tongue. You’ll then take a glass of hot water and swallow the kratom. If you swallow it all at once, it may be a bit too much for you, but if you swallow it in two or three swallows, for most people, this works pretty well.
Smoothies, Yogurt and Food
Can you put kratom on your food or mix it in with your food? Absolutely. And often, the best way to do this is with sweet food that helps contrast with the bitter and earthy taste of the kratom.
Yogurt, sweet smoothies and other similar items of food are the best for consumption, as it allows you to swallow the kratom in one go.
Remember, you’ll get the same amount of kratom you measured out only if you finish the food.
Some people struggle with nausea when they have kratom, so this is one way to help counteract that.
How Much Kratom Do I Take?
So now that you know what kratom is, how it is used, how to take and where to buy it, let’s discuss what the best dosage is for beginners.
Unfortunately, there’s no uniform dosage that we can tell you to start off with; and that’s for a variety of reasons.
Firstly, everyone’s tolerance for kratom is different. Some people will find that they don’t need a lot to feel its effects, while others might. This is often regardless of their body weight, and fully dependent on their own physiology.
If you’ve never taken kratom before, it is a good idea to err on the side of caution, and take less kratom than you might think you need. If you need more to feel the effects, you can always take more.
Measuring Your Kratom
If you’re new to kratom, and want a lasting relationship with it, we suggest getting a scale so that you can measure out your kratom accurately. Using the scale, you can then increase or decrease your dosage as needed, and recording what you find and how you respond to it is also a great idea. This is especially the case if you’re using kratom medicinally and want to have it as a pain reliever or an anti-anxiety agent.
Start with a very low dose. Many people start with a dose as low as .5 grams, or 500 milligrams. This may be a bit small for some people but may be more than enough for others.
A good ratio to keep in mind when you’re just starting your kratom journey is to take 20 milligrams per kilogram of your body weight. So, unfortunately, that means you’re going to have to whip out your calculator and perform a few rudimentary math functions. But, you may also find its fun to pretend you’re a scientist as you measure out your kratom.
Don’t Go Overboard
While most overdoses from kratom involved the use of other drugs, you should still steer clear of taking too much of it. Especially in the beginning, you should not take more than 2.4 grams of kratom in any 24 hour period. For those keeping score, that’s about a teaspoon of kratom.
This may seem like a minimal amount, but the powder is much more potent than the leaves themselves are. The powder is kratom in its purest form, and 2.4 grams of powder is a lot more than 2.4 grams of kratom leaves.
Overdose is rare, but it can happen and is usually similar to the overdose symptoms of other opioids.
Remember: it is key to listen to your body over anything else. Give the kratom a chance to work before you decide you need more of it. That means wait about 25 minutes to see if it affects you. If you don’t get the desired effects, then you may add a little more.
Proper Kratom Powder Dosage
Remember, the proper kratom powder dosage varies from person to person. Some people may find that only a little kratom helps them with what they’re looking for, while others need a little more. That’s fine, and to be expected.
The important thing is that you order from a reputable site and take kratom in a responsible manner.
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