Kratom For Dummies- A Basic Guide to Kratom- Kratom Dosing Guide

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Kratom For Dummies- A Basic Guide to Kratom- Kratom Dosing Guide

September 28, 2021

Kratom has recently enjoyed a spike in popularity in the United States due to its healing benefits. But what exactly is Kratom, how does it work and what does it do exactly? In this article, we are going to be answering all those questions and more. Let’s dive into kratom for dummies!

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But first, what is Kratom?

What is Kratom? Before we jump into the world of kratom, you must know what Kratom is and where it’s from. This is the most basic question when it comes to kratom for dummies! The Kratom tree, found originally in the southeastern Asian region, has its leaves harvested, processed, and made into tea bags, capsules, and Kratom powder.  

This southeast Asia native contains numerous compounds that provide users with mind-altering effects and benefits. And the best part of Kratom is, it has no negative side effects on the body.  

There are two main compounds in Kratom responsible for the effect it has on the opioid receptors in the brain. These compounds and their effect on the body are responsible for feelings of sedation, pleasure, and discomfort reduction. Mitragynine, one of the compounds has also been known to trigger stimulant effects in the body. 

Subsequently, Kratom has also been known to provide a boost in alertness and energy levels when consumed in smaller doses while triggering sedation when consumed in larger doses. However, some of these effects are dependent on Kratom strains and your physical build. 

How Do You Take Kratom?

Kratom can be taken in a wide variety of ways. Here is a quick breakdown of some ways you can enjoy your Kratom:

  1. Make Kratom Cookies  : 

In case you did not know, Kratom cookies are now a thing! And we have managed to compile 3 of our favorite recipes into an article for you to check out. One of the benefits of making Kratom cookies is that you get to mask its taste which is a turn-off for some people. By making Kratom cookies, you are also making these chewy, delicious, and healthy cookies and getting all the benefits the cookies provide you. 

  1. Kratom tea anyone?

Kratom tea traditionally is made from kratom leaves, but we’ve found that Kratom powder works just as well. All you need to do is pour some hot water into a cup and apply between 1-5 grams of Kratom if you are comfortable with a small dose or 5 – 16 grams of Kratom if you are looking for a higher dose. Stir for a few minutes before consuming. 

  1. Toss and Wash

Our third and final way you can use Kratom Powder is to simply grab a spoon full of Kratom, toss it into your mouth, and wash it down with water or juice. Since Kratom may have sedative effects users have found this way as one of the quickest ways to enjoy those benefits in the easiest way possible.  

Is there one type of Kratom?

No, there isn’t one type of Kratom. Kratom comes in multiple strain and each strain contains a different number of alkaloid leading to a different effect in the body. Here is a breakdown on the different strains and their effects:

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  1. Green Vein Kratom:

Green vein Kratom known by enthusiasts as the complete Kratom provides you with the complete Kratom experience very subtly. Users have described experiencing a mild boost of energy without any negative side effects post consumption. Other benefits include being a confidence booster, pain reliever etc.

  1. White Vein Kratom:

White vein Kratom is the best choice if you are looking to begin your day with a large boost of energy rather that dealing with anxious thoughts and mixed focus. Due to the mitragynine found in the plant, White vein Kratom is the best bet to get your mood off to the perfect start for the day. Other benefits of this Kratom strain include, being a great painkiller, increased mental clarity and focus, alleviates anxiety. 

  1. Red Vein Kratom:

Placed along its contemporaries, red vein kratom is the most popular choice among users. This is because of its calming property which many users have continued to enjoy for months now. This strain of Kratom is ideal for you if you are looking to unwind after a long day or just looking to have a mellow day. Red vein kratom is also really popular for its ability to alleviate discomfort. 

  1. Gold Vein Kratom:

Yellow or Gold vein kratom is often thought to be in between the effects of White vein kratom and Green vein kratom. Mainly in Thailand, this strain of Kratom sometimes happens by grafting two tissues of different plants together meaning it does not appear naturally. Because of this, it manages to deliver a longer lasting effect compared to the other strains. Other benefits include:  provides energy to your body, acts as a confidence booster.

Can I smoke Kratom?

At the moment, scientists have unequivocally advised against smoking Kratom. The reason for this is kratom powder is ground so smoothly. Smoking it alone is almost impossible as you would be inhaling the particles directly into your lungs. Attempting to bypass this by adding kratom to other substances like cannabis or tobacco is not wise because of its dangerous nature and potential side effects.

Is Kratom powder stronger than Kratom tea?

There is no definite difference between drinking Kratom tea or ingesting the power via the toss and wash method. If you can brew your Kratom properly, the potency of kratom from its leaves can be retained. That lets you to enjoy all the effects of Kratom. The mistake most people make with their Kratom tea is by over brewing their Kratom. By doing this, the Kratom loses its potency and its effect on your body is weaker.

If you boil water too hot when making kratom tea, or steep it too long, it will be weaker than kratom powder. Learn more about brewing kratom tea here:

Next, let’s dive into how much kratom you should take in this kratom for dummies guide!

What Kratom Dose is Right for Me?

Before we get into this, it is important that we mention that we are not doctors. The following information in this article are simply our best information based on the experience we have had with Kratom and the research available to us.

What dose should I use?

Truth is, there is no one size fits all answer to how much kratom powder a user can take. Kratom comes in different strains and veins. Each strain and vein has a different potency and effect on the body. Also, everyone’s body differs from one another. Metabolism rate and tolerance levels play a huge role in how Kratom interacts with your body. Also, your Kratom experience is also dependent on whether or not you ate before taking your Kratom. This myriad of factors is why our answer is to begin your Kratom journey slowly and work your way up to your ideal dose. 


How much Kratom should I ingest on the first try?

This is another thing that is completely up to you. Some users begin their journey with two grams of Kratom, others three and some four. A solid rule of thumb is if you are not feeling its effects 20 minutes after ingestion, you can consider taking another gram or two. This way, you are not overloading your body with a substance it has no prior relationship with and preventing any potential unpleasant side effects from ever popping up.


How much Kratom is too much Kratom?

Too much Kratom is dependent on your prior relationship with Kratom. If you are a new-moderate user of Kratom, stick to a regimen of two to four grams of Kratom daily. If you need to increase it, stick to increasing it by a gram. You can increase it as time goes on and you aren’t experiencing its effects as strongly as you used to.


How many capsules can I take?

Kratom is one of those amazing substances that can be ingested through a wide variety of methods. With our Kratom capsules, users should know that they are ingesting half a gram of kratom per capsule meaning four capsules would provide our recommended 2 grams dose and eight capsules would provide four grams of Kratom. Bear in mind that when taking Kratom, either the powder or the capsules, you need to keep your water intake as high as possible since Kratom may be dehydrating. 

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Is there such a thing as too much Kratom?

Yes, Yes and Yes! Your body can develop stagnant strain syndrome. If you take the same kind of kratom all the time, you build up tolerance to it. This could cause you to take too much kratom at once, to the point that it becomes toxic to your body. Stagnant strain syndrome refers to the scenario that happens when your body develops a tolerance for a particular Kratom level and strain. And to combat this, we advise switching up your strains from time to time and limit your Kratom usage to two to three times every week.

We hope these suggestions on kratom dosage will help in this kratom for dummies guide!

Final Thoughts- Kratom for Dummies

As a Kratom vendor, one of our main goals is to continually clarify some of the more common misunderstandings surrounding Kratom. We want to offer the best information about it, how to use it, its effects, and so on. We hope this blog was helpful when it comes to kratom, even for kratom dummies! If you want to read more about Kratom, you can check out our other articles here and you can check out our store here to go through our wide range of premium Kratom options available. 

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Jasmin Weber

Jasmin Weber has been working in the kratom & CBD industry for 3 years with Grassroots Harvest and GRH Kratom. She regularly writes content for both the cannabis and kratom websites of these stores & can also be found featured on related sites around the web.

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