How to Take Kratom And How Long Between Doses
If you’ve been exploring the amazing benefits of kratom for a while, it’s possible that sometimes your kratom experience just feels off but you don’t know why. Sometimes the effects aren’t super pronounced, or you might not feel much of anything. If you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, know you’re not alone. These are actually common questions about how to take kratom and how long to wait between doses. The great news is that with just a few tweaks to your kratom approach, you’ll be back to having amazing experiences in no time at all.
Kratom And Food
How to take kratom and how long to wait between doses, is essential information. If you’ve done any research at all on kratom and food, you probably already know that it’s not a good idea to take kratom after a meal. Kratom attaches to receptors in your stomach, so if your belly is full of food, the kratom has to work harder to attach. Even eating while on kratom isn’t a good idea since it’s going to decrease the length of time you experience the benefits of this amazing plant. That’s not super likely to happen, since kratom is an appetite suppressant. While using it, you’re probably not going to get hungry. But if hunger pains strike while you’re in the middle of a kratom experience, most experts recommend having something liquid like a protein shake or a smoothie to help lessen the ‘fullness’ aspect of your stomach.
How to Take Kratom
In its native regions, kratom leaves are chewed fresh after removing the central vein. Dried leaves are also chewed, but they can be a bit tough. Most people prefer to crush the dried leaves or create a powder so they can be easily swallowed. Powdered kratom can be added to many beverages, though heavily flavored drinks are generally preferred because they help to mask the taste of kratom. Powdered kratom can be made into a paste that’s easy to swallow with water. Most often dried kratom leaves are made into a tea that’s strained after its steeped.
The best thing to do with kratom is to take it first thing in the morning. That’s because your stomach is empty and more likely to be receptive to kratom. If you’re planning to take kratom later in the day, wait at least three hours after your last meal to help prevent any adverse reactions.
The best way to measure, a dosage of kratom is with a scale. As we’ve mentioned, dosing is specific to each person, but generally, most people will consume one to three grams at a time.
Measuring kratom by volume isn’t recommended, as it’s far less accurate. That’s because the amount contained in any given volume depends on how finely the powder has been ground. However, on average, 1 level teaspoon is probably going to weigh around 2 grams and one level tablespoon is about six grams. Six grams is a mid-sized dose for a person who has been using kratom for a decent amount of time. It’s important to evaluate the potency of your particular strain to make sure you’re not inadvertently overdosing yourself without realizing it.
We can’t stress this enough: everyone’s tolerance and reaction to kratom is different. Some people might be very sensitive to the plant while others will need larger doses to feel basic effects. With that in mind, you also have to be super mindful of the fact that kratom from different sources can also vary in potency. Dosage estimates should be regarded as very fluid and very loose. Make sure you start with a low dose of kratom before trying to move on to anything higher. Increase your dosage gradually to evaluate your tolerance and to determine how much you need to take for your desired effect. Some people often experience nausea when taking larger doses.
The effects of kratom usually lasts anywhere from five to seven hours. Taken on an empty stomach, it’s going to take about thirty minutes for you to start to feel the effects. It might take up to an hour and a half, if you take kratom right after eating. If you’ve taken kratom in capsule form, it’s going to take longer since the stomach acids have to break down the capsule first.
It’s really important that you avoid regular use of kratom. You can easily develop a tolerance to it, so try to limit the frequency of use.
Depending on what you’re taking kratom for (pain relief, opioid withdrawals, etcetera) the length of time between your dosing will vary. As a general rule, it’s a good idea to give your body and brain a rest between doses, so limiting yourself to dosing once a day is a good idea. If you anticipate needing more doses, as is the case with pain management or opioid withdrawal, you have to lower the amount you’re taking each time. The first dose should be three grams and your second should be larger, since the first dose is probably going to produce some tolerance.
Overall, kratom is a safe and effective medicinal herb that offers amazing benefits. Nevertheless, like all herbs, it has to be used correctly. Here at PURKratom, we pride ourselves on sourcing the highest quality kratom available to provide you with the best experience possible. Take a look at our capsule product line and our powder product line to find out, which is best for you.