What is The Best Way to Take Kratom?

best way to take kratom

What is the Best Way to Take Kratom?

Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) is a diverse plant that can be consumed in more ways than one.  Kratom is not heat sensitive and can be cooked without the worry of destroying its alkaloid content.  The best way to take Kratom is dependent mostly upon personal preference.

All of the methods discussed in this article can provide you with the effects that this plant is so famously known for producing.  We will discuss the pros and cons of each method.  Then you will be able to decide what you think the best way to take Kratom is.

Fresh Kratom Leaves

In its native region, Kratom leaves are often chewed fresh.  Most people reading this article, however, are not going to have access to fresh leaves. Dried leaves can be purchased and also be chewed, but since they are a bit tough most people prefer to crush them up or powder them so that they can be more easily swallowed or added to tea.

Kratom Powder

Powdered Kratom is most commonly used in the west and is the most available form carried by online vendors.  It is considered to be the most flexible in the way of preparation and can be used in many different ways.  It can be mixed with water or other liquids such as juice or milk and then swallowed. This method is quick and easy and usually the most popular way of taking it.  Powdered Kratom can be added to shakes and smoothies or be made into a paste that can easily be swallowed with water or mixed with applesauce or yogurt.  You can even spread it on bread or add it to your favorite meals if you want.

The toss n’ wash method is a very no nonsense way of taking Kratom that is quite popular.  As the name suggests, this method consists of ‘tossing’ your Kratom dose in your mouth and then ‘washing’ it down with a beverage.  It is not glamorous but it gets the job done.  The goal is to get it down as fast as you can without having to endure the bitter tastes that come from raw powder.  Try not to inhale any of the powder or allow it to coat the sides of your mouth too much.

Kratom Capsules

Another common and popular way of ingesting this plant is by taking it in capsule form.  Kratom pills are gelatin capsules that have been filled with raw Kratom powder for ease of delivery.  The capsules are often sold in 500 mg doses and can be an advantage to users who don’t want to measure they’re Kratom dose by hand every time.  Capsules may take additional time to become active due to the gelatin barrier.

Kratom Tea

Dried Kratom leaves or powder can be made into a tea that can be leisurely sipped on throughout the day.  This preparation of Kratom allows the body to digest and absorb the alkaloids very efficiently.  Some may like to mix their Kratom tea with ordinary black tea or other herbal teas before it is consumed to make it taste better.  Sugar or honey can also be added to sweeten it.

Kratom Tincture

Kratom tincture is a liquid extract made by dissolving kratom in alchohol.  It is extremely potent by volume and is active with as little as one drop of liquid.  This form of Kratom produces almost immediate effects and is best used by experienced Kratom users.

Kratom Resin

Kratom resin is a solid form of Kratom extract that is much more potent than plain-leaf Kratom.  It resembles a piece of tar and often has glass-like consistency.  Due to its strength, it is also only recommended to experienced users.

Smoking Kratom

Kratom can be smoked, but doing so is impractical because the amount of leaf that equals an active dose is too much to be smoked easily.  The alkaloids are not able to effectively enter the bloodstream this way and a person would have to use upwards of 10 times their normal dose to feel any noticeable effects.  Smoking is not an economical way to consume Kratom.

Best Way to Take Kratom?

There are many ways of consuming Kratom, and it may take you some time to identify which option is best suited for you.  Be creative and have fun in making your Kratom concoctions.  You are sure to find a way that you enjoy.

If you are new to Kratom, it is suggested that you use Kratom in either powder or capsule forms.  Doing this will ensure that you have a lower risk of misuse and the best opportunity to achieve the healing properties of this plant.

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