How Do I Take Kratom? A Brief Guide

If it’s your first time taking kratom, you may be unsure about which method to use. Whether you’re using the popular White Vein kratom or another strain, it will likely come in either powder or capsules. In this article, we’ll provide some tips to help you find the best way to take kratom. But first, let’s look at the pros and cons of kratom powder and kratom capsules.

The Main Ways to Take Kratom Are:

  • Kratom powder 
    • Toss n wash: tossing back the desired dose of kratom and washing it down with a drink, usually of water. 
  • Kratom capsules
    • Easier than kratom powder because there’s less flavor. Easy to get the same dose each time, no need to weigh out powder. 
  • Kratom shots
  • Kratom tea

Capsules are easy for most people to take. It’s easy to get the dosage right and you won’t really be able to taste the kratom. However, when you take kratom in capsule form, it takes longer to work. Capsules also tend to cost more than powder. Meanwhile, kratom powder acts faster but it can be hard to measure the dose accurately. The strong taste can also be too much for some people, although there are ways to minimize the flavor.

What’s the Best Way to Take Kratom Capsules?

If you decide that capsules are best for you, you should probably start with a mild dose and then work your way up if necessary. Each of our capsules contains half a gram of kratom and the amount you take will depend on the effect you want to achieve. Since the effects will depend on your body weight, tolerance, and other unique factors. The below doses are merely suggestions.


  • Energy – 1 to 4 capsules
  • Relaxation – 5 to 6 capsules 
  • Relief of discomfort – 7 to 8 capsules

How to Take Kratom Powder

One of the fastest ways to get kratom into your body is to use the powder. You can simply measure out the desired amount and toss it down your throat as quickly as possible. Follow this up immediately with water or another liquid. Some people don’t find this very palatable and they opt to make a drink instead.

How to Drink Kratom

If you like hot beverages, you can use kratom as a tea. Put the powder in a coffee filter and steep it in just-below boiling water for about 10 to 15 minutes for a pleasant, long-lasting effect. You can also add kratom powder to juice or smoothies to mask the flavor. Try starting with a mild dose of kratom powder, which is half a teaspoon or less. One to one-and-a-half teaspoons is considered moderate.

We have a whole blog here on how to make kratom tea!

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Taking Kratom and Food 

Many people who are new to kratom find that they get the best experience when they take it with food. Using kratom on an empty stomach can lead to nausea, so it’s best to have either a snack or a full meal.

Keep in mind, eating food then taking kratom will help with nausea- but it might also cause the effects of kratom to feel a bit weaker. For the strongest effects possible, take kratom on an empty stomach. But be aware this might cause an upset stomach, especially to someone newer to kratom.

Other Ways to Take Kratom

There are some new ways of taking kratom that have entered the arena! Kratom extracts are becoming a more popular way to take kratom. Kratom extract products are typically available as kratom shots, or kratom extract capsules. Kratom extracts are very potent, much more potent than regular raw kratom powder. That means you should use caution when using kratom extract products. Start slow and work up to your desired dose / effects. 

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