I have personally come across various articles on Kratom effects and other related topics that there is no doubt that they provide insights into one aspect of Kratom. However, Kratom articles are designed in a way that they don’t serve as a complete guide to new users. Most Kratom users are so confused from where to start that they become frustrated due to the time it takes for them to research on Kratom completely. With more stress pilling up on them, the irony is that it defeats the very purpose of Kratom in the first place. However, we thought it is best that the new users are well informed on Kratom so that they don’t end up using it inappropriately.
Kratom users will have to adopt the trial error method of Kratom consumption in order to arrive at that ideal dose which can help them experience the desired results. With no great experience with respect to this special herb, there is no need for you to sulk on your couch dealing with pain, stress and other related disorders. This guide explains in detail the process of consuming Kratom capsules, powder and extracts, along with the explanation of other important Kratom topics that every new user ought to understand.
Usage of Kratom
Kratom is considered to have opiate-like characteristics but it tends to be safe on different levels than the harmful opiates like heroin, morphine etc. The opiate-like characteristics can be seen due to the binding mechanism of the powerful alkaloids present in the leaves of Kratom. The alkaloids employ a mu-opioid approach in order to influence the brain receptors for various effects like pain relief, mood enhancement and much more. However, Kratom has not consumed the way other opiates are ingested. Kratom cannot be smoked like weed or any other cigar but it can be consumed in a variety of exciting ways that can help you experience the much-desired effects.
First, let’s see the different ways by which Kratom powder can be consumed.
Toss and Wash Method
This method is considered to be the one that is way too simpler and easier on the table. All you have to do is take a measure of the Kratom dose you intend to ingest and then just toss it into your mouth followed by water that washes it off into your body. This method is very easy and times consuming, however, most beginners tend to despise this approach due to the bitter taste of Kratom.
If you are someone who hates the bitter taste already, then it is advisable that you opt for a different way to consume Kratom powder. If you are fine with it, then you can partition your dosage into several parts so that you don’t end up consuming all in one go. Another reason to go by parts is that you will not have your mouth full and it is easy that way to wash it down with water.
This is one of the most popular methods out there for Kratom consumption. It is done by boiling Kratom powder in water for more than 15 minutes. After the process of boiling, the solution is allowed to settle and then the liquid is strained. Though most people have been positive with the taste of Kratom tea, it is indeed time-consuming in many ways. But most users say the effects are consistent and that they kick in faster through this method. The taste is not that bitter like in the earlier scenario and it can be consumed either hot or cold.
You can also adopt a different way by which you can mix your dose with boiling water and then strain the liquid. The strained liquid is then consumed though they tend to possess only limited effects. But it is said to keep users away from harmful effects too.
So no matter what, you can always experiment with the preparation of Kratom tea by varying the dosage and straining the liquid for different periods of time. At some instances, you can experience minimized analgesic effects and moderate stimulating effects based on the experimentation you tend to do.
Kratom with Yoghurt
Some users tend to mix appropriate Kratom powder with yogurt in order to eliminate the bitter taste. However, it is best if users stick to having Kratom on an empty stomach for effectiveness.
Kratom with Protein Shake or Smoothie
Kratom goes well with Protein shakes or Smoothies and this is the best way to get rid of the bitter taste of Kratom. You can either go for the Vanilla flavor or opt for any other choice of your preference. There are various articles and blogs on how to prepare Kratom smoothies and shakes to feast your taste buds with a delicious beverage.
You can also mix Kratom with grapefruit juice or orange juice for the best results.
Kratom capsule is the most convenient way to consume Kratom if you don’t want to experience even a bit of that bitter taste. It is so easy that you will have to pop up the pills into your mouth and then flush it down to your stomach with water. This method is also the most preferred one at this point in time. However, there is on disadvantage associated with this method. Kratom capsules come in different sizes and every normal capsule consists of 500 to 600 mg of Kratom powder. So, if you intend to consume Kratom doses above 3 grams, then you will have gulp down more than 5 capsules. Apart from that, capsules are cost effective and can be consumed at any point in time.
Kratom extracts are concentrated forms of Kratom powder and they can either be prepared at home with the required instruments and ingredients or you can easily get them at a local store or an online Kratom shop. Since Kratom extracts are concentrated in nature, you will have to consume only low doses with the help of a squeeze. A standard squeezer fills in the much-required extract dosage and then you will have to squeeze it out under your tongue. It is better if you don’t swallow it and just suck on it until it gets completely absorbed into the bloodstream. The consumption through Kratom extracts can kick-start the effects quite faster than the other methods due to faster absorption.
These are some of the methods that are most common among Kratom users. However, it is better that you try out all these methods and then decide which one suits you the best.
You must already be aware of the Kratom effects since it is something that every new user pays attention to. However, this guide is aimed at helping you choose the right strain when it comes to two main effects of Kratom. Kratom is mostly used either for pain relief or for mood stimulation. There are different varieties of Kratom strains which correspond to different effects. Also, as a new user, you must research well on the strains and before that discover your specific need as to why you need Kratom and how it could make your health better.
When it comes to stimulation, mood enhancement, and energy, there are quite a number of ideal Kratom strains to serve the purpose. But the three main strains are Maeng Da, Thai Strains and White-veined Strains. The effects of these strains might differ from person to person. But the general effects are that users experience elation, mood elevation, increased energy, positive vibes, sexual energy and motivation along with other effects. Most users claim that they experience these effects at low doses and anything higher than this margin can bring in sedative effects. Hence, as new users, you can always start with low doses and then gradually work on increasing it so that you stay on course.
The best strains when it comes to pain relief are Bali, Borneo, Indo and Red Veined strains. Red vein Maeng Da strain also proves to be effective under this regard. With these strains, your pains might subside and you will tend to feel calm with a sense of comfort.
It is true that a new user will find it difficult to hit the bull’s eye when it comes to administering the right Kratom dosage. However, eventually, with experimentation and time, you are bound to find your sweet spot that might shower you with the required benefits. Any dosage between 1 to 3 grams is considered to be a low dosage and the ones above 3 grams up to 6 grams are quite moderate. Anything above 7 grams, exceeding up to 10 grams can be a strong dose. So, as a beginner, if you are very much confused about how to start, then discover your requirement and then choose the strain accordingly. During the first time, consume only 2 to 3 grams of the strain and wait on it to experience the effects in the next 30 minutes. If you don’t experience anything, then wait for an hour and then add 2 more grams to your routine. Keep following the process until you find your sweet spot and then settle with that dosage on a daily basis.
As a new user, it is better that you develop tolerance against this special herb. Kratom is not completely addictive but with time it can get yourself in a bad position that you will find it hard to come out of it. Hence, you will have to be particular about three main points when it comes to the tolerance battle against Kratom. Dosage, Dosage Interval and the Rotation of Strains can be crucial in the process of not getting addicted to Kratom. Keep track of your dosage; don’t take Kratom shots without giving any break; Also, follow a rotation with the strains so that you don’t get addicted to one particular strain.
Kratom usage can always be challenging given the set of procedures and points that you will have to keep in mind. But I hope this guide has presented you with certain insights on Kratom consumption and dosage to some extent in order to make the whole process less challenging and tasking. However, with proper research, you are liable to enjoy the health and wellness benefits of Kratom by completely avoiding the risks and side effects.