Did you know that kratom actually originates in Southeast Asia?
The kratom leaves are found on trees that grow in countries like Indonesia and Malaysia, where the tropical climate helps them thrive! It’s nos surprise, then, that kratom has been widely available in these parts of the world for many years now, but it’s only starting to make waves in the western world.
If you’re thinking of trying kratom, you should definitely know a little about what it is and how to take it. It has a lot of wonderful benefits, but if you don’t do it right you can also see some side effects that aren’t so great (think along the lines of nausea and dizziness).
To make sure you get the most out of yours, take a look at this guide to how to use kratom powder and more!
Why Use Kratom?
Before getting into how to use it, let’s first check out some of the benefits of kratom and what you might be looking to get from your experience.
There are actually three different main strains of kratom, and all do different things. There’s the red vein, which is known for being calming and creating feelings of euphoria. White vein kratom is more of a stimulant that improves focus, like a strong cup of coffee that lasts for a few hours. Then there’s green, which is a mix of the two; mildly stimulating, uplifting, and helps to relieve pain.
As you can see, the benefits vary depending on which strain you pick. So, it’s absolutely vital you choose a type of kratom that matches with what your intended purposes! If you took red vein kratom before a day of work, for example, you’d find yourself snoozing at the keyboard which definitely wouldn’t be good.
There are other benefits of kratom that are lesser-known and still being researched. For example, it looks as though kratom could have an impact on mental health, helping people to live a more stable, happy life. Find out more about kratom for depression and anxiety before you start using it for these purposes.
Now, let’s move onto how to take your choice of kratom!
How to Use Kratom Powder
The most common way to use kratom is in powder form. You can find bags full of kratom powder in health stores and online directly from kratom vendors. If you’re looking for tips on kratom use when it’s in powder form, here are some different ways you can take it.
Mix With Water
The simplest way to take kratom is simply by mixing it with water – it’s that easy! Add your desired amount of kratom to a good amount of water and stir it together to mix. You can then drink it just like that.
Be warned, though, that this definitely has a taste you’ll need to get used to. A lot of people find it impossible to drink kratom like this because it’s so bitter, but there are some people out there who don’t mind it, so it’s worth trying!
Make a Tea
Tea is a little more palatable than simply mixing kratom with cold water. To make it, heat up your water but don’t boil it (that’s important!) and add your desired amount of kratom. Mix well before adding a splash of lemon and either some sugar or a sweetener to remove some of the bitterness.
You can also add any other flavors you enjoy, such as ginger, cinnamon, or citrus zest to make your tea a little tastier.
Toss and Wash Method
Last but not least is the super popular toss and wash method. If you don’t like the taste of kratom, this one’s for you!
Hold some water in your mouth, almost as though you’re going to gargle it. Hold your head back and pour the kratom directly into your mouth, aiming for the water. Swallow it down and immediately follow with a glass of water or juice to wash away any remaining powder and remove the taste from your tongue.
If you really hate the taste of kratom and not even the toss and wash method is good enough for you, you’ll be pleased to hear that there are capsules! These tiny capsules are packed with a dose of your chosen kratom, ready to be swallowed easily. They’re great for taking quickly and can even be packed into your bag or purse for when you need a kratom boost throughout the day.
But, capsules don’t give you as much control over your dosage. If you find that one capsule isn’t enough but two is too much, you’re going to be a little stuck.
Kratom shots are available from some vendors, and they’re a much more palatable way of getting the benefits you’re after. The shots are a liquid form of kratom that’s mixed with another tastier liquid, helping you wash it down with ease. However, it’s not as pure as powdered kratom and you can’t always be sure of what else is in a shot, so be sure you do your research before buying one.
If you’re an experienced kratom user looking for increased benefits from your next dose, try kratom extracts. These definitely aren’t for newbies, but are great if you’re looking to up your game and see better results. You can usually find kratom extracts in all the same forms of regular kratom powder, so you can stick with the method you like the best.
Now you know everything you need to about how to use kratom powder, it’s time to make sure you know your strains! Research the different veins thoroughly before you start using kratom to make sure you choose one that’s right for you.
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