Kratom, or Mitragyna speciosa, is becoming more and more popular in later times thanks to its many properties and effects. Today, many people take kratom to alleviate chronic pain, to fight the opiate withdrawal symptoms or just to improve their energy. But kratom has a downside to it: its taste. Kratom has a bitter and earthy taste. Although there are people that don’t mind the taste so much, there are many others that simply can’t handle it. That’s why many individuals use sweeteners to try and mask kratom’s bitterness. In today’s article, we’ll give you an overview of the best kratom sweeteners and some ideas on how to make kratom taste better.
Kratom Methods of Consumption
Kratom is a substance that comes from the leaves of the kratom tree. This plant grows wildly in the rainforests of South East Asia. In order to enjoy its properties, kratom’s leaves are crushed into a powder that is what we finally consume.
There are many ways to consume kratom powder, the most popular are:
Toss and Wash Method
To take kratom using the toss and wash method, you simply need to scoop your kratom dose into your mouth and then wash it down with a big glass of water. Although many people find this method an easy way of consumption, many others find it hard to swallow the powder without gagging or even throwing up.
Taking kratom capsules is as easy as it sounds. You just need to take the kratom capsules with a glass of water, like you would do with any other capsules. Although you can find many vendors that sell capsules, we recommend that you make your own kratom capsules. This way you’ll be able to better measure and control your dosage.
This is one of the most popular methods of consumption. To prepare kratom tea you simply need to boil your kratom leaves or kratom powder in water for a few minutes and then strain it to get rid of any remaining powder particles. Although many people drink this tea straight, you can mix it with sweeteners to get rid of the flavor.
Additionally, kratom tea is one of the safest ways to consume kratom. The reason is that you can get rid of many toxins by boiling kratom for a few minutes before consuming it.
Best Kratom Sweeteners
There are many different sweeteners that you can add to your kratom to make it taste better. You can try adding sugar, stevia or any type of artificial sweetener to your kratom tea. But, probably, the most popular kratom sweeteners are the following:
Kratom and Applesauce
Many people use applesauce to mask kratom’s flavor. Typically, you’ll need to mix your kratom powder dosage with chunky applesauce and stir. The amount of applesauce to use will depend on the amount of kratom that you use and your personal taste. Some people will need one spoon per gram, others will mix 2 or 3 grams of kratom powder with a spoon of applesauce. You can also try preparing a kratom and applesauce recipe. Additionally, we recommend that you take your kratom immediately after mixing it with your applesauce to avoid the bitterness of kratom from taking over.
Kratom and Honey or Maple Syrup
Another popular method to consume kratom powder is by mixing it with honey or maple syrup. To mix kratom with honey or maple syrup you can do the same as you would do with applesauce. Also, some like to spread the mix over a slice of bread.
On the other hand, you can mix your kratom dose with honey, add a little bit of water and drink it up.
Kratom and Pudding
Mixing kratom and pudding is another good way to get rid of kratom’s taste. Using chocolate or vanilla pudding can help you mask kratom bitterness and make it more palatable. You can mix your kratom powder directly with your favorite pudding flavor. Also, some people like to melt the pudding in the microwave, and then mix it with water, add the kratom powder dose and drink it.
Kratom and Milk
Although milk is not a sweetener, many people use it to cover kratom’s flavor. In fact, many individuals find that mixing kratom powder and milk is the best way to get rid of kratom’s bitterness. Mixing kratom and milk is as easy as adding your kratom dose to a glass of warm or cold milk (whatever you like the most). But also, you can prepare a kratom tea and add some milk to it. Additionally, you can add a sweetener such as sugar or honey to make it tastier.
Kratom and Yogurt
Like milk, yogurt is a very popular product that many people use to mask kratom’s flavor. As you may guess, the best of this method is that there are many different yogurt flavors in the market, and you can use the one that you like the most to add to your kratom powder.
Kratom and Fruit Juice
Finally, you can mix your kratom powder with your favorite fruit juice. Some popular examples are:
- mango juice
- pineapple juice
- cranberry juice
- orange juice
Although you can also mix kratom with grapefruit juice, you need to be careful with this mix, as grapefruit can increase kratom’s effects. So, if you choose to use this sweetener, you may want to adjust your dose to avoid any unpleasant effect. Also, you may want to adjust your dosage before mixing kratom with any acidic sweetener.
And what is your favorite kratom sweetener? Let us know in the comments below!