Following the basics of kratom, I wish to give an explanation on how to use it. Kratom is a herb that is full of medicinal values and has its roots from the South East Asian countries like Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Vietnam and other neighboring countries. This herb has its origin from Indonesia and has been associated with the culture and people of that region and the region surrounding it for hundreds and hundreds of years. If we dig deep into the history of Kratom we can see that this herb was even and still is used as an offering for the gods of the woods and is certainly considered the holy plant of that region. In the ancient times, people used to work hard throughout the day and return back home with a lot of stress and body pain, Kratom was the herb that was used to relieve them from body pain and stress. Later on, many research and medical projects were done on the medicinal values of Kratom and were found that Kratom is used for many medical conditions including body pain, mental illness such as depression, stress and anxiety. They are also very helpful in curing some of the liver and respiratory-related issues such as breathing problem and asthma. We can keep going on if we discuss the benefits this herb can provide us with. In the early stages, Kratom was consumed in its raw form but as time rolled there were many advancements in its forms namely capsules, extracts, powder and even in liquid form. The one factor that bothers people about Kratom is the taste of the herb. It has a very unpleasant taste and is very difficult for people to use them in its original form. In this article, we are going to see many other ways on how to use the Kratom. (Source: Addiction Resource)
Table of Contents
- 1 DIFFERENT WAYS TO USE KRATOM
- 2 Do you Know Your Dosage?
- 3 Dosage guideline for Kratom starters
- 4 THINGS TO REMEMBER
- 5 Conclusion
- 6 See Next: How Kratom feels?
DIFFERENT WAYS TO USE KRATOM
As we already discussed the unpleasant taste of the Kratom, we are going to discuss some of the ways of consuming Kratom without any discomfort.
TOSS AND WASH
In this method, take the right amount of Kratom in a spoon and just toss it in your mouth and dilute the powder with water in your mouth and swallow it immediately to avoid the flavor of Kratom to hit you hard. This is one of the best, easy and the simplest way to consume Kratom without any discomfort.
MAKE A TEA
Just like you make a normal tea, add the Kratom powder along with the normal tea of your choice and boil it for 30 minutes and strain the liquid and drink it. You can also add extra flavor like cinnamon and honey if you like it. The only problem in this method is that it is time-consuming which most of the people are not ready to spend in the current situation. Moreover, this method allows you to have a not so bad tasting Kratom which is an added advantage.
ADD KRATOM TO YOGURT
Adding Kratom with yogurt is a current trend of consuming Kratom in a delicious way. A fruit flavored yogurt added with some Kratom is always tasty says the people who had already tried it. The reason is that the yogurt has a very strong flavor and when we are considering a fruit flavored yogurt then definitely the taste of the yogurt is going to dominate the flavor of the Kratom which makes it easy to consume the Kratom.
ADD KRATOM TO YOUR PROTEIN SHAKE
People in the current generation are so keen on maintaining their body and are taking some of the other kind of protein shake in their diet. You can add this Kratom alongside your drink so that you can add your Kratom medication without even making an effort. Moreover, Kratom has the property of boosting your energy and enhancing your mood.
TAKE IT IN CAPSULE FORM
You can also take Kratom in its capsule form, just pick the right dosage of Kratom capsule and swallow it, you are done. If you don’t have any access to the capsule form Kratom, don’t worry you can make your own capsules. Get a micro weighing scale and measure the amount of Kratom you want and buy the outer cap from any medical store and stuff the cap with the Kratom and you are done with the capsule. You can make how man ever capsules you want according to your requirement. There are even two types of caps that are available in the market, one is the normal gelatine cap which is made from the animal by-products and there is also the veggie caps which are totally made from the veggie stuff. If you are a vegetarian or a vegan you can go for the veggie caps but the only thing you have to consider is the cost of these capsules. If you are a person who never cares about the money you spend on medicine then you can very well get the veggie caps from the market.
Do you Know Your Dosage?
Taking the right amount of Kratom is the first thing you have got to keep in your mind before starting this medication. My advice for everyone reading this is to consult a doctor before you prescribe your own medicine or any other drug for that matter. Let us discuss the basic dosage for the beginner, intermediate and the pro users of Kratom.
- For a beginner, always go for a minimum amount of Kratom, as you don’t know what will be the effect of Kratom on you for the first time. You can consume 2 grams of Kratom as a fresher to this medication and can see the effects on you if you find anything abnormal or uncomfortable do visit the nearest doctor right away. If you feel good using the Kratom you can increases your doses gradually as time passes by.
- For the intermediate users, who are a little used to your Kratom medication should not make any drastic change in your dosage of Kratom, that might end up in a dangerous medical condition. You can up your doses by 4-5 grams a day.
- For those who are so used to the Kratom cannot do anything beyond 8 grams, anything above 8 grams is harmful to a human being or you may even experience severe side effects as a result of Kratom abuse.
Dosage guideline for Kratom starters
Kratom strains will be great if you took the right dose that needed for your body. Some general ways could help you to find your optimal dosage of a particular strain.
Like first thing in the morning, Kratom could be beneficial if you took it 2 to 3 hours before your breakfast. It is better when you do it in your empty stomach. Kratom strains can be taken along with food but it requires a higher dose to feel the effects and it may be light with food. So I recommended empty stomach as the first thing.
Step 1: Start with 2 or 3 grams in an empty stomach. You can feel the changes maybe after 20 minutes
Step 2: Observe how do you feel and experience it after 30 to 45 minutes. If you felt you may need more of it, just try 1 or 2 grams
Step 3: Observe how you feel after this second dose within 15 to 30 minutes after you consumed. This dosage and timing is enough to experience the Kratom I suggested
Step 4: If you are capable and you want to do a bit more, try on another 0.5 to 2 grams
Step 5: I think at this point you could have felt its good and you can find its effects lasting up to 4 or 5hours.
Step 6: After 4 to 5 hours the effects will end and you may want to consume again. Hence repeat the same dose and procedure in the next day too and you must use the same Kratom strain
As a new user of Kratom, most probably 3 to 5 grams is enough to make you right. If you weigh up to 150lbs(68 kg) as a man or a woman, 1.5 grams is the limit you can start with. This low dose may be enough for your body.
For discrete use or if you like to change strains in regular intervals to prevent tolerance, this lower dose is enough for the human body and it would not be needed more.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
Here are some important tips which will be useful for kratom users to follow before taking kratom
Consume Kratom in an empty stomach
Always consume Kratom in empty stomach as if you help you have the fullest effect of the drug on you. The reason behind it is that when you are consuming the Kratom in the empty stomach, you reduce the dilution of the drug allowing it to mix freely with the flow of the blood thus resulting in showing great effects after consuming it.
Find the Top quality kratom
Try to find the best quality kratom from the market, if you don’t find any reputed, authentic store go for the online market where you can find many authentic Kratom sellers.
Make yourself Hydrated!
Similar to coffee, this Kratom will also dehydrate the human body and hence I recommend you to make sure you drink plenty of water along with it. If you feel its different and bit heavy on your head, probably you took a higher dose than you required. So you should follow the dosage guidelines I given above and it is the level you may need to drink. Keep water near yourself because you may need to drink more water than the usual intake of your body.
Different dosages for different strains
This is one of the essential things you need to know. Also, make sure you followed the guide above whenever you are consuming a new Kratom strain. The “sweet spots” of you may differ to new and old Kratom strains. Sometimes it could be a “faster’ type and it will be effective in quick time and you will feel it heavy and hence you should do it with a low dose for such strains.
Record the details in a log
This log keeping practice is a good habit. It will help you to record your experiences and body changes you observed in each strain. Also, it will contain some finer details like the dosage you started, the brand, the time intervals, how do you felt in between the doses, how do you felt that day, etc. When you look back into this log it could help you to analyze and know about each strain and your body behavior. It will be helpful when you for a medical checkup and I kept my records in TextEdit on Mac. It is simple and faster, easy to use.
I hope my article acts as a guide and it would help you to get a summary on how can you use strains of Kratom & at what dosage you can.
As I told already, finding the “sweet spot’ of yours is much fun process and sure you can keep the attitude while trying it. Sometimes it could be frustrating especially there are not many results came after your efforts (probably happen when you begin Kratom) and also it’s not a pleasant experience when you tried a higher dose by mistake or known(this may happen in few occasions). Those people who would feel wonders of Kratom are the ones who tried with patience and repeated the efforts. So avoid discouraging yourself and count the times it did not work as attempts to enhance your knowledge about Kratom.
Profits will come to those who are patient and makes progress with their efforts