Considering the growing popularity of Kratom, one may assume that Kratom usage and dosage have now become common knowledge for everyone. But you’d be surprised to know that this isn’t the case.
Even today Kratom users face inconveniences because of the lack of basic facts regarding proper Kratom usage. To ensure the safety of our users, we’ve written this article that outlines the appropriate measuring, dosing and administering techniques for Kratom intake.
How to Measure Kratom Dosage?
A safe Kratom journey begins with essential knowledge in measuring a precise dosage. Kratom users are usually very careless in this regard, with many of them not even bothering to keep accounts of how much substance they’re taking in.
Kratom vendors and specialists have often ignored giving proper guidelines on this topic, thinking it’s too trivial for discussion. However, for a safe and healthy Kratom experience, a user must follow strict measuring instructions.
Users are recommended to avoid using tablespoons, measuring cups, or any other form of volumetric measurement for Kratom dosage. This is because Kratom powder comes in different qualities, with some very finely crushed and others not. This causes the volume measurement to become imprecise and inconsistent.
In addition to this, people who use Kratom leaves are unable to measure dosage, and therefore, rely on guesstimating, which can prove dangerous. The best method, perhaps, to measure dosage is by using digital scales.
These are instruments of high accuracy that can detect masses that are as small as 0.001g. The scales are available at very affordable prices at all leading Kratom vendors as well as electronic stores. By using these scales, a person can keep an accurate log of the amount of Kratom they’re consuming and can avoid overdosing.
What is the Accurate Dosage for Kratom?
Kratom is unlike prescription medicine in a way that it doesn’t have any particular dosage. The plant delivers different effects for different individuals depending on their body weight, height, diet, metabolic activity, biochemistry, pharmacology, and tolerance levels.
It is because of this reason that users who are beginning their Kratom adventure are always advised to find their ideal dosage by performing a series of trial and error experiments.
Users are recommended to start with the lowest possible dosage, which is typically around 1g. At this dosage, one experiences, the subtle effects of the plant.
In case no results are felt, Individuals are allowed to increase their Kratom dosage slightly until a point where the desired attributes of the plant become obvious. This dosage is called the ‘sweet spot’ and differs from one Kratom strain to another.
Hence individuals who switch between strains are supposed to find their ‘sweet spot’ for each particular strain. However, if you’re taking highly potent strains of the plant, then the required dosage is less than that typically consumed.
In the case of Kratom extracts, individuals should be especially careful with the dosage, and shouldn’t administer more than 5g. For a brief overview of how different dosages work, see the guideline below;
1) Threshold Kratom Dosage
This dosage constitutes about 1g of Kratom powder. This is considered the lowest possible Kratom dosage at which an individual may feel slight effects of the plant.
2) Low Kratom Dosage
A low dosage comprises 2-3g of Kratom. This dosage is considered ideal for people who are looking for a modest amount of stimulation and energy. The dose is mostly taken by people who have to perform small daily chores or to work out.
3) Moderate Kratom Dosage
Taking 3-6g of Kratom accounts for a moderate dosage. We recommend this dosage for regular Kratom users who need the plant to find both stimulation and sedation. This dosage is best for relieving minor pains, providing motivation, as well as fighting anxiety.
4) Strong Kratom Dosage
A dosage that ranges from 6-9g of Kratom is a strong dosage. This dosage is taken by users who’re looking for the strong analgesic and sedative effects of the plant. We recommend this dosage for people who suffer from severe chronic pain, depression, severe anxiety, and insomnia.
5) Very Strong Kratom Dosage
A dosage of 9g or above is considered a very high dose and is not recommended for any user as it delivers powerful sedative properties of the plant. With this dosage, a person is more susceptible to face the adverse effects of the plant, which include nausea, headaches, vomiting, loss of appetite, and anxiety in severe cases.
What is the Dosage of Kratom Capsules?
If the size of the Kratom capsule is 00, then one can follow the dosage as stated. Usually, one will start experiencing mild stimulatory effects and euphoria after taking 4-7 pills. Each capsule contains around 0.5 grams of Kratom powder. To attain medium-strength effects like high stimulation, one can increase the dose to 7-11 capsules.
If one takes 12-15 pills, he might experience sedative effects. We recommend not to increase the dosage any further as it can build a tolerance. This dosage might be appropriate for one user and might not be for another. So, always start by taking a low dosage and then gradually make your way up.
How to Take Kratom?
With different innovations hitting the Kratom industry by storm, Kratom consumption has also evolved from traditional methods to new more natural substitutes. Below is the list of ways in which one can consume Kratom products today;
1) By Making Kratom Tea
Making Kratom tea is perhaps among the oldest forms of Kratom consumption. This method, although considered traditional by many people, is still significantly popular in many parts of the world. The process involves boiling the powder or the leaves of the plant in water for about 30 minutes.
After this, the tea is allowed to sit for a while before straining the liquid out. While this method of consumption does require relatively more time and effort to execute, users have sworn by the lasting and potent effects it can deliver.
2) Toss and Wash Method
Until recently, this method was one of the most common ways of taking Kratom. The technique involves taking a measured amount of Kratom powder in the palm of your hand and tossing it quickly into the mouth, followed by a large gulp of water.
To make sure no powder grains remain stuck to the insides of the mouth, users are recommended to swish and swivel the water in their mouth as they’d do with mouthwash. Because Kratom has an extremely bitter taste, many users don’t feel comfortable using the ‘toss and wash’ method as it may induce feelings of nausea and vomiting for them.
3) In the form of Capsules
Kratom consumption in the form of capsules is the trendiest way of ingesting the plant nowadays. The capsules have become the new sensation in Kratom communities, with more and more vendors trying to stock the ever-popular and most requested product.
Perhaps they’re so famous because they’re not only easy to use and handle, but they also provide a way out from the bitter taste of Kratom. In addition to this, capsules are discreet and can, therefore, be taken anywhere, with or without water. They’ve also become a favorite because they neither have measuring nor dosing complications.
The capsules, which typically come in size 0, holds about 500g of Kratom powder. This means that a person who takes 2g of Kratom powder as a regular dose would only need to take four capsules instead.
There is no need for digital scales of other measuring techniques in the case of capsules. Kratom capsules, however, deliver slightly delayed effects compared to other methods because the gelatin capsules need extra time for digestion.
4) Adding it to Food or Drinks
Many people who have a hard time ingesting Kratom because of its bitter taste tend to add the powder to beverages and drinks that help masks the flavor. The most popular drinks in this category are acidic fruit juices such as orange juice, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, apple, or strawberry juice.
Many users have stated that adding the powder to chocolate milk as well as protein shakes also helps mask the bitter taste of Kratom, thus making the Kratom experience much bearable.
Kratom Dosage for Different Strains
Different strains of Kratom have different strengths. Some strains are mild while others can be strong, so one kratom dosage guideline does not apply to all strains. It is necessary that you understand the properties of each strain before consuming them. A strong strain like Red Maeng Da will require a minimal dosage, but a Bali Kratom strain will need more dosage.
What is the Dosage of Kratom for Pain?
At high doses of Kratom, one can achieve the painkilling effects of Kratom. For a regular strain of Kratom, you need to take at least 7-8 grams of Kratom powder to experience analgesia. The red-veined Kratom strains have more potential to relieve pain. The dosage for any strain depends on the site of the pain, nature of the pain, chronicity of the pain as well as associated symptoms.