For ages, people from South Asia have been turning to Kratom (mitragyna speciosa) for medicinal use. People seek out this medicinal herb for its analgesic, euphoric and stimulant effects. For a long time, it has been ignored, but within the last 20 years or so, it’s gained traction and people all over the world know about it and want to use it.
What people often wonder is what is the best way to take kratom powder, or if they should even use powder at all, as there are other methods like extracts, leaves, capsules, and more.
In this article, we are going to talk about the difference Kratom capsules vs powder, as these tend to be the most common and popular methods.
Kratom in a powder form is done by grinding the leaves very finely into a powder, although you can find crushed leaves too. After the grinding process, the leaves are then dried in the sun or machinery is used. Which you prefer, the crushed leaves or the fine powder, is up to you. They are both quite effective and beneficial. The both forms can be used to make tea.
In order to find the correct dosage of your powder is first to know what strain you are using. There are some strains like the Maeng Da that is very potent, so obviously you are going to want to use a lower dose than that of a mild strain.
A small dose of the powder is usually 1 or 2 grams, however someone who is new to Kratom may want to start off with just .5 grams. You don’t want to exceed 3 grams until you’ve built up a tolerance for it.
You can take Kratom powder in a capsule form. These capsules are easy to swallow and they get absorbed into your system very quickly.
The best reason to go with a capsule is that they are pre-dosed for you, so you don’t have to figure out the correct dosage—this is especially beneficial for novices.
Kratom has numerous benefits that you may not be aware of. When used in smaller doses, Kratom is able to give you pain relief, produce stimulation and mental acuity, more energy, relief, increased focus and a desire to work, better communication and social skills, and even relief from depression and anxiety. Some would even say it can give you an euphoric feeling.
However, when taken in large doses, kratom can relieve the symptoms one may feel when they go through an opiate or alcohol withdraw.
Using kratom has a litany of benefits, so it’s expected that you’d assume there are just as many drawbacks of using it. Interestingly enough, there aren’t that many side effects.
Some people have experienced drowsiness, constipation, fatigue, and an upset stomach when they first start taking the herbs. However, when you experiment and find the right strain, you may not have any symptoms at all.
Kratom can be a useful supplement when you follow the directions on the packaging. It is worth nothing that some people have said they felt like they’ve become addicted to it, but these cases were rare. We advise you to always consult your doctor before taking anything new and always follow the recommended use.