How to Use Kratom
Kratom is a powerful natural remedy originating from Southeast Asia. This tree-like plant has been used as an alternative medication for hundreds of years and it still remains one of the best natural remedies to date. Over the years, the use of Kratom has also advanced allowing for more people across Europe and North America to consume it not just for medical reasons but for recreational purposes as well.
The thing you should know about this and other herbs is that using them inappropriately will not yield the results you are looking for and that’s one of the reasons why we have a number of unsatisfied Kratom users out there.
Using them appropriately and in the right dosage is very crucial yet not a lot of people are aware of these details.
Popular Methods of Consuming Kratom
Let’s just begin by putting it out there that Kratom should not be consumed be smoked and neither is mixing it with other liquids a good option. This plant is not water soluble and hence if you were to mix it with water and most other liquids, it will form a thick and sticky powder that’s almost impossible to consume.
Toss and Wash
This is the easiest and most effective way of consuming Kratom. The idea here is to put the right amount of Kratom into your mouth and quickly swallowing it with around eight ounces of water.
To most experienced Kratom users, Toss and wash is a very simple method of administration. However, new users may find it difficult to use this method in the early stages. This is because if you are not careful, you could end up throwing up and this will bring the potent plant out of your system before it has even started working. With some practice, tossing and washing should become much easier and you might actually end up finding fun in utilizing this method.
There is also the issue on the rather unpleasant taste of Kratom that you will have to endure if you use this method. Some people don’t like the taste while others don’t mind it. Others have gotten used to it and hence it’s no longer bothers them.
If you are a new user, tossing and washing Kratom quickly should help to remove the plant from your mouth a lot faster and hence reducing its taste. You can also rinse your mouth with more water and brush your teeth afterward. This will help to get rid of the taste while ensuring that there are no Kratom powder residues left sticking to your teeth and tongue.
To make toss and wash even easier to do, you need to measure the appropriate dosage you need in a glass and have a separate glass of water right beside it. Measuring the dosage beforehand helps to make sure that you have all the Kratom you need to take which is much better than putting half the dose in your mouth and going back to measure the other half. The latter will increase the amount of time you have to deal with the unpleasant taste of this herb. With the glass of water ready, you’ll also be able to wash down the powder as quickly as possible. To make it even easier, we recommend that you keep your tongue down and then place the powder gently on top of the tongue.
In case the doses you are taking are high, it’s advisable that you split the powder into two or more mouthfuls. The last thing you’d want is to put too much Kratom in your mouth and have it choking you. Remember, the powder gets very sticky when mixed with water.
Kratom tincture is another really convenient way of taking Kratom. In this method, users place a few drops of Kratom below their tongues and hold them there for some time to allow for optimal absorption. After a few minutes, the solution is then swallowed.
Kratom tinctures can be used almost anywhere and they are also fast acting. Unfortunately, Kratom tinctures have become really difficult to come by and most people are usually forced to make the tinctures at home.
In this method, Kratom powder is added into water and the mixture is boiled for approximately 30 minutes. The mixture is then left to sit for a bit before the liquid is strained off. Users then go ahead to take the tea either in its hot state or after it has cooled down for a bit.
Some people have found Kratom Tea more consistent in delivering the desired results than the other methods. Another good thing with the tea is that the taste of Kratom won’t be that bad. It won’t be 100% good but it will be better than consuming the powder directly.
Mix Kratom with Protein Shake
Consuming Kratom through protein shakes can also give you the many benefits of the plant but it is not very recommended. It may help to deal with the issue on taste since the mixture will contain flavors from the protein shake.
Mix Kratom with Yoghurt
This is one of the best ways of taking Kratom if you find the taste of the plant too unbearable for you. With fruit-flavored yogurt, you won’t have to endure the taste of the plant.
The problem with this method is that it may not have the same impact compared to taking the powder directly. Various studies show that taking the powder on an empty stomach is more beneficial than doing so with a meal. By taking the powder with some yogurt you might actually be compromising the working mechanism of this powerful plant.
With Kratom capsules, you will never know of the real taste of the plant and you’ll also cancel out the possibility of inhaling the powder. Kratom capsules are therefore another convenient method of taking the powder especially when you are on the road.
The issue with Kratom capsules is that getting the right dosages in a capsule may become tricky. Some people take high dosages of this plant which means that if you are taking it in capsules, you will have to swallow quite a lot of them. In some cases, you may have to take more than 10 pills to achieve the desired dose.
So, while Kratom capsules are convenient, it may not be the best way to go especially if you are taking high doses of the plant.
Getting the best out of Kratom
Finding the right dosage and method of use are the first steps towards achieving all the benefits Kratom has to offer. There are still a couple of things that you can do to ensure that the plant works quickly and properly without making your life uncomfortable. Here are a few tips to help you towards that end:
- Take Kratom on an Empty Stomach – Kratom works best on an empty stomach and your body will also utilize it more when there is as little food as possible in your stomach. This is especially crucial to new users of Kratom. Failure to doing so will necessitate the use of higher doses to achieve the same results and this is inefficient and unnecessarily costly. After using the plant for some time, you can now try taking it with a partially full stomach while monitoring how you are responding to the changes.
- Drink a lot of water – Kratom is very dehydrating. This can make your life uncomfortable if it finds you unprepared. Drink as much water as possible to combat this issue. You should also carry a bottle of water with you whenever you are on the road. You might feel a bit “heady” when your fluids levels start running low. If you take some water and the feeling persists, it might be a case of overdose and hence you should follow the appropriate guidelines as soon as possible.
- Keep records – Maintain clear records on how you are reacting to different strains of Kratom. Make sure that you note the dosage used, all the effects you are feeling and the strain responsible for them. These notes will serve as a reference point because as you may know, different people react differently to Kratom. You will also be in a position to tailor your doses more appropriately for better experiences in the future.
With the above guide, we believe that you have all the details you need to find the right method that will work for you to give you the best experience possible. Toss and wash is the most popular method of using Kratom. It is effective and it works for a lot of people. You can still try out the alternatives in case you want a different approach.