What Are the Best Ways to Use Kratom: Methods and Dosage

Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a tree growing in Southeast Asia, where it has been used by local people for hundreds of years for medicinal purposes. Although only a few clinical studies are available, these plants are is a well-known alternative medication.

There are several eatable forms of Kratom. That gives you many possibilities to consume it. Here are the most frequent methods of preparation.

What are the different forms of kratom?

Forms of kratom include:

  • Fresh leaves
  • Dry leaves
  • Powder
  • Paste
  • Pellets
  • Capsules

What Are Consumable Forms of Kratom?

You can consume Kratom in many different textures.

  • Fresh leaves
  • Dry Leaves
  • Powder
  • Paste
  • Pellets
  • Capsules
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What Are The Ways Of Using Kratom?

You have three main options to prepare kratom: ingest it directly, process it or mix it with food.

  • Direct Ingestion
  • Processing it
  • Mixing Kratom Into Food

What are the different ways to consume kratom?

Different ways to consume kratom include:

  • Direct ingestion
    • Chewing the leaves
    • Swallowing the powder form
    • Kratom capsules
  • Mixing it with food
    • Dissolving it in liquids
    • Adding it to food
  • Processing kratom
    • Smoking it
    • Drinking tea made from the leaves

Direct Ingestion of Kratom

  • Chewing Leaves

Inhabitants of Southeast Asia often enjoy Kratom by chewing fresh leaves of the plant. It is the most immediate way of consumption, as it only requires to remove the central vein from the leaf.

A dried leaf has a tougher and rough texture and is, therefore, less practical or enjoyable to chew. For that reason, most people rather crush dry leaves into powder.

  • Swallowing Powder

The quickest way to ingest Kratom powder is to swallow it. You scoop the desired amount of powder and put it directly to your mouth. While it is still in your mouth, takes a big sip of water. Now swirl it around inside your mouth, until that the powder mixes up with water. Then swallow the substance. That “toss and wash” method is one of the most popular ones.

  • Kratom Capsules

Kratom powder is also available in edible capsules, much like any other supplements. You just need to swallow it and drink some water or any other liquid afterward. You should start feeling the effects after half an hour.

This is convenient for several reasons:

  • You don’t have to weight and measure the powder
  • You don’t need to prepare it
  • You will avoid the bitterish taste of Kratom powder

Mixing Kratom With Food

  • Dissolve It In Liquids

The Kratom powder can easily be added to liquids and dissolve. You can add it to water, juice, milk, tea, hot chocolate. An attractive option is to mix either powder or the paste into a smoothie. People often mix it with sweet liquids, to neutralize the naturally bitter taste of the powder.

  • Add It To Food

Kratom powder of paste has the perfect consistency to mix with food. You have countless possibilities:

  • Spread on bread with honey
  • Mixed in with oatmeal, pudding, applesauce or yogurt
  • Baked into cookies or cakes

Remember that the powder has a slightly bitter taste, so take into account that you might want to add some spices or flavor modifiers.

Processing Kratom

If you want to take time or don’t want to consume Kratom directly of with food, you can also process it.

  • Smoking

It is possible to smoke dried leaves of the plant, just like nicotine. But that has a significant disadvantage. To obtain a substantial effect, you would have to burn quite a large amount of leaves. That is both less practical and can also irritate your airways.

  • Drinking Tea

The widely preferred method of the drug use is to drink Kratom as a tea. You can do that in various ways:

  • Boiling dried leaves and drinking the infusion is very popular among experienced That method brings the strongest sensations, so it is best to try with caution.
  • Many people rather crush dried leaves into powder or buy it as such.
  • To change the taste, some users mix it with other types of tea, add lemon juice or sweeteners.
  • You can produce tea extracts for later use: just evaporate the water from your Kratom tea. You will end up with resin extracts in the form of small pellets. You can store them for later, swallow them directly or dissolve them in hot water.

How To Dosage Kratom?

How do you know how much kratom to do?

How much kratom you should do depends on your individual physiology, body type, lifestyle, and the type of strain or purity of the powder. You can find your correct dosage by starting out with one gram, waiting 20 minutes to see how it affects you, and using your judgment to increase the dosage by increments of one gram.

What is the first thing you need? It is to know the appropriate dosage. Do not rely on what your friends do, because everyone is different and will react differently to each substance. Keep in mind the many factors that can influence your reaction to Kratom:

  • Your individual physiology, health issues and metabolism
  • You diet and possibly other substances that you use (alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, medicine)
  • Your body type and lifestyle: people with an active or passive way of spending their days will have their bodies react very differently to any active substance, including Kratom
  • The type of Kratom strain and powder: is it a pure substance or a mix of other strains? Have other extracts been added?
  • Your personal tolerance
  • Your daily hygiene, which mainly involved healthy sleep

Make sure to take these variables into account while testing the right dosage. Be cautious and patient. It is worth spending some days or weeks to learn about your body and the interactions with Kratom.

For most products, the lowest amount is one gram. Start your testing with that dose and augment by one gram or half of it, if you hesitate.

How To Figure Out What Works For You

For those that do not know their optimal dosage, keep reading. Follow these general guidelines to find your sweet and safe spot.

  1. Take one gram of Kratom. You should begin feeling effects after 20 minutes.
  2. Wait another 20 minutes to assess how you are feeling.
  3. If you do not feel anything, take another one gram and wait 20 more minutes.
  4. Stop for today and note down your reactions and sensations up to 5 hours.
  5. If you haven’t experienced satisfying results, try again after 12 hours by going up to 3 grams. But again: increase one gram at a time.

Tip for starting users: don’t go over 5 grams.

Tip for regular users: switch to over strains from time to time, to avoid tolerance.

Last Thoughts

Remember to take into account the before-mentioned factors that can influence your reactions. During your testing phase for your preferred dosage, stick to similar conditions. For example, try always to be similarly rested. Always use it either after eating or on an empty stomach. That part is tricky because you can always have different ingredients in your stomach or different amounts of them. That’s why it’s hard to get a reliable reference point. It is much easier to test first thing in the morning after you fasted the whole night. It is a more stable condition for doing your experiment. After that, use lower doses on a full stomach. That way you will determine an optimal range, whether you have eaten before or not.

Augment your dosages slowly. To beginning user: if you start out with a high dose of ten gram you might feel nauseous and puke. As long as you don’t feel unpleasant feeling, you are fine. But as soon as your head starts to spin or you start feeling nauseous – stop for the day. Don’t try to rush your experiment. Take your time.

You will have to do that test for every strain. Even if all classify as Kratom plants, they can all be very different from each other.

What Are the Best Ways to Use Kratom: Methods and Dosage

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  • I have mild to not mild Narcolepsy and I take Adderall plus I suffer from chronic pain. I need more information on how to take Kratom. My pain doctor has reduced my pain medication to the point that I am in pain all the time. I am trying Kratom to try and find relief from this pain. Thank you.

    • Kratom does work for pain id recommend red strains such as maeng da.

    • I used to be on oxcodone and morphine for lower back injury I suffered with the pain for over ten years I am a 57 yr old male about a year ago I stated trying kratom I am now completely off the pills I now use the green maeng da I take 10 grams a day but now the pain is completely under control I recommend kratom over the opioids my only regret is that I don’t find kratom 10 yrs earlier

    • These are great questions, I also experience debiliating chronic pain, and my pain medications have been reduced to a fraction of of what I have used for nearly 30 years. I actually started to really stress out realizing I would hurt so badly, for so long, and never know just how much more I can handle. Just sitting out outdoors for a little while is a big deal. I spent most of my life outside, for recreation, career resources, and enjoyment.
      I pay for it with more pain. I came to the point I just did not know what I I could do. I am trying different ways to use it, with the different, most effective strain. I also would appreciate any advise.

    • Mix it with orange juice. Try 3 teaspoons, shaken into juice, that’s my mix. Go small at first to see how your body take it. For me, I was taking 10/325 120 a month, plus more… Let’s just say Keaton saved me, and got me out of pain. I also only use mang da, give the energy in need plus pain relief. Try several brands, they all work differently it seems. Good luck, and hope to see you pain free like me!!!

  • Try as indicated here. Although, if you are used to opioids your tolerance will be higher. Try 4-5 grams red meang da, more will cause to much psychosis and sickness over time. If you need a stronger dose without these side effects use ethnobotanicals 20-1 concentrate, or make your own.

  • If I put white Borneo in a hot liquid to dissolve, does it lose effectiveness? Taking the powder with water is awful. Thank you

    • Kathy,
      What are you using kratom for? Generally speaking, white vein kratom is used for energy and alertness. Users of white strains will take it in the morning as a boost. However, if you are looking for pain and anxiety relief, try a strain of red vein kratom.

      As far as dissolving into liquids, excessive heat can weaken the alkaloids in the kratom, there are two alkaloids present that give us the euphoric feeling. The ratios of these two are different between white, green, and red. Green is typically a good balance and you’ll find both pain relief and energy from it. Take care to not boil the kratom with too hot of water. Heat your water to the point where it steams a bit but does not boil over. Stir in a 2-3g dose and let it sit for a couple minutes. Enjoy!!

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