What is the Best Way to Take Kratom?

Most users want to know what is the most effective way to take kratom. It is a natural botanical ingredient that can be ingested in a number of ways. However, it is almost never smoked since many believe that smoking is not an effective way of taking kratom. Not only is it not effective, but smoking kratom is not really possible because of how fine most kratom powder is.

The best way to use kratom varies from individual to individual. The powder is the most common form of kratom available and it’s attractive because of its low cost. However, the strong flavor is off-putting for some. Capsules are also popular because they’re easy to take and don’t have much taste but they may take longer to work and are a bit more pricey. 

Looking For The Easiest Way To Take Kratom? Here Are Some Of The Most Popular Methods:

Toss ‘n’ wash. This is one of the most common ways of taking kratom powder as it’s fast, simple, and requires no prep time. The basic idea of a toss ‘n’ wash is to measure out how much powder you’d like to take, toss it into your mouth, and wash it down with a lot of water.

You’ll feel the effects really quickly when taking kratom this way, but the downside is it tastes horrible. Remember not to try to swallow it all at once, as this is likely to result in kratom powder in the back of your throat, which is also highly unpleasant.

Those who like this method say it gets easier over time, but fair warning: it’s not the most palatable flavor in the world.


Capsules. For many people, capsules are the best way to take kratom since there’s no need to taste the powder. Kratom capsules come in pre-measured amounts, which makes it incredibly convenient to discreetly enjoy kratom at the office, with friends, or wherever you may be.

Many kratom companies sell pre-filled capsules with a set amount in each cap, making dosing easy. Simply select how many capsules you’d like to take, count ‘em out, and swallow them with water.

The downside to kratom capsules is often that many capsules are required to achieve the desired dose. So how taking kratom capsules often means experienced users must take 10-12 capsules in order to achieve any measurable effect.

This is enough to stop many people from taking kratom capsules and leads many kratom users to the quicker route of Toss’n’Wash.


Make tea. This is another popular way of taking kratom powder as it lessens the undesirable flavor a bit. Make kratom tea by boiling the powder in water for 30 minutes, letting it sit, and then straining the liquid to create the final product.


Yogurt. Kratom on an empty stomach provides the most benefits, thus taking kratom with food like yogurt can detract from its overall effects. But with that said, if you struggle with taking kratom on an empty stomach and experience nausea or discomfort, yogurt is a great way to enjoy your kratom.

To do this, simply stir your kratom powder into the yogurt of your choice. We highly recommend fruity yogurts with added sugar that will help mask the strong taste of kratom.

But if you’re averse to added sugars, you can always try plain yogurt. You could add your own honey to make it sweeter.

New Ways To Take Kratom- Kratom Extracts

There have been some recent additions to the world of kratom products, which is exciting! New ways of taking kratom are being developed all the time. 

These extracts are a relatively new category of kratom products. These extracts are an extra-strong form of kratom. Raw form goes through an extraction process that produces an incredibly potent final product. With an extract, a little bit goes a long way. Small amounts of an extract can match or exceed much larger quantities of raw kratom powder. 

These extracts are often available in two forms- kratom shots or kratom capsules. Liquid kratom shots are often similar in size and shape to traditional energy shots that are on the market. These powerful shots are often meant to be taken in several doses, so make sure you read the label & start slow!

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These extract capsules are also quite strong and usually come in small packs. Some kratom extract capsules only come with 3 or 4 capsules per package. Others will hold as many as 10. Always be sure to double-check the strength per capsule before trying for the first time.

For those who use kratom frequently, or find that their usual dose no longer has desirable effects, kratom extract products can be a great fit. 

Final Thoughts

Add to a smoothie or protein shake. This is another great method when it comes to masking the flavor of kratom. Pour the dose of powder you want to take into an already-made smoothie or shake, and stir to mix. Super easy! If you want to avoid the taste but you’d rather not take a capsule, this is the best way to take kratom.

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  • Joey Sarvis says:

    It works for s——e withdraw too,,, and s——e withdraw is worse than most o—–s,, #2 behind m——-e,,, but that’s just my opinion. I’m still going through the process though,, but between the kratom and my powerful mind, I’m sure I’ll succeed. I’m not weening either, Im doing cold turkey

    • Jasmin Weber says:

      Hi there, we’re not allowed to make medical claims on our website due to FDA regulations, but I wanted to say we wish you luck in your endeavors!
      GRH Team

  • Zack Martin says:

    Kratom is really good for my -, I have psoriatic arthritis, spondylosis and scoliosis, I take kratom 3 times a day and it actually works. Not much helps with my – but kratom really does. It also helps with my – and – and my -.

    • Jasmin Weber says:

      Hi there! Thank you for leaving a comment on our blog, unfortunately I’ve had to remove a few words that could potentially get us in trouble for ‘making medical claims’. Should you like to leave your full unedited comment, you could do so in our Google reviews!

    • Rachel says:

      Zack, which type(s) are you taking and how much each dose?

  • David Wilbourn says:

    Ive been consuming kratom with the toss and wash method daily for 10 years now. I dont use it to help with any medical issues. The taste is the only thing i dont like about it but after taking it as long as i have i barely notice it.

  • Lynne says:

    What is the best way to take 10g of Kratom all at once for severe, chronic p***?

    • Jasmin Weber says:

      Hi there, thanks for leaving a comment- unfortunately due to FDA regulations, I’ve had to edit a word in your comment to avoid making medical claims on our site. Apologies for the inconvenience! – The GRH Team

  • Brodie yo says:

    Great method is really cold water with a crystal lite pack flavor additivr and it goes down easy and the joints soothing effects take hold.

  • Brodie yo says:

    Anyone talk on red vs white vs green?

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