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how to take kratom

How to Take Kratom: A Complete Guide

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Millions of Americans take kratom, and for almost as many different reasons.

However you want to use the kratom, there are several ways of taking it. There is no way that is “better” than the others, they’re all perfectly good ways to ingest kratom. It is all up to your own personal choice.

In this blog post, we’ll talk about all of the ways to take kratom, so you can judge how to take kratom in a way that’s best for you.

Read on for more information.


Kratom capsules are incredibly popular, and great for those who don’t like the taste of kratom. Kratom can taste a bit bitter, and for some people, it is an unbearable taste, so they prefer to get the effects of the kratom without having to taste it.

You can get capsules at any place that sells kratom, as it is one of the standard ways of taking them.

Like with any other vitamin or medication, you simply swallow the capsule with a drink, and most people will feel the effects within 30 minutes or so.

The only downside of capsules is that you cannot control the dosage perfectly. Capsules will come in pills with a certain dose already inside of them, so you may need to adjust your comfortable dosage just a little bit so that you can accommodate the pills.

Capsules are one of the most common ways of taking kratom.

Making Your Own Capsules

If you’re a kratom veteran, you may wish to make your own capsules. This isn’t too difficult and can be done by purchasing empty gelatin capsules and loose kratom powder.

You’ll need a scale so that you can measure the amount of kratom you wish to put into your pill. Don’t just grab a spoonful and stuff it in and hope for the best, as this can cause you to give yourself far too much, or far too little, of kratom. This can result in your feeling side effects much more intensely, or not getting the effects of kratom at all.

As such, it is important that you know how to weigh out your kratom dosage before you go this route. However, many people prefer it because it gives them complete control over their dosage. Unlike with pre-made capsules, they can put their perfect dose into the pill and swallow it.

Kratom Tea

Kratom tea is one of the oldest ways to consume kratom. In Thailand, it is used in ancestor worship, and to welcome guests into your home. And for those that enjoy tea, it’s a great way to get their kratom in while enjoying a warm cup of tea.

To make the kratom tea, bring two to four cups of hot water to a boil. In another cup, pour your exact dosage of kratom. Once the water starts to boil, pour it into the cup with the kratom. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, and stir occasionally. Make sure you don’t have any clumps before you consume it.

As we’ve stated previously, kratom is very bitter. For some people, that turns them off to the tea. But, you can mask it to make it taste much more pleasant. Most people prefer maple syrup, agave or other natural non-sugar sweeteners, but you can add sugar if you like. You may also wish to add some fruit juice like lemon to give it more of a kick.

Now, you’re ready to drink your kratom tea!

The trick is that you must drink the entire cup of tea if you want the effects of the dosage you put in. If you can’t finish the tea, you won’t get the full effects.

In a Smoothie or Food

Putting your kratom dosage in a smoothie or food is another way to get your kratom dosage. A smoothie is the perfect consistency for kratom, as it has the right amount of thickness to help you absorb the kratom without tasting it too much.

You can also put it in food, but you have to be strategic about the type of food you’ll put it in. You should put it in food that has a somewhat thick consistency. For example, sprinkling it over your salad isn’t going to cut it. But, putting it in a bowl of yogurt will do the trick.

You can also put it into smoothie bowls, parfaits and other yogurt-based meals.

Have fun and play around with it. You might be surprised at how much fun it is to create different recipes with your kratom and to discover which recipes taste best with it. Since it does have a bitter taste, not everything involving it is going to taste fantastic, so you’ll need to experiment quite a bit.

Knowing How to Take Kratom Enhances Your Experience

Learning how to take kratom is a bit of trial and error. Kratom affects people differently, and it’s only fair to state that people prefer kratom in different states. What works for your friend may not be what works for you, so it is important to keep an open and experimental mind as you begin exploring the world of kratom.

Are you interested in known more about kratom and how it works? If so, click here to read our article about how kratom differs from CBD, another popular and slightly controversial, natural supplement.

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