There’s no doubt that kratom’s popularity is increasing among many individuals seeking natural alternatives to cope with pain, anxiety and many other ailments. But, despite its benefits, many people won’t take kratom because they just can’t handle its taste. But is kratom’s flavor really that bad? And, if so, is there a way to disguise it? Unfortunately, the answer to the first question is a plain yes. But the good news is that there are many ways to cover the taste and we will tell you how in this article. So, keep reading to learn some tips about how to mask kratom’s taste.
What Does Kratom Taste Like?
One of the most frequent questions that kratom newbies ask is: what does kratom taste like? Well, there is no easy answer to this question. Like with any other substance, kratom’s taste is subjective. So, depending on who you ask, some will tell you that its flavor is not that bad whilst others will say it is simply disgusting.
Although it is hard to describe kratom’s taste, you could definitely say it is bitter. Additionally, some users describe its flavor as earthy, others go further and say that it tastes like mud. Moreover, kratom also holds an unusual fragrance, which makes it a bit hard for some to consume.
If you are having a hard time dealing with kratom’s taste, keep reading to learn some tips on how to disguise it.
How to Take Kratom?
The method of consumption can influence the way kratom tastes like. Let’s see the most common ways to take kratom and how they relate to its taste:
- Capsules: It is obvious that taking kratom capsules will minimize its flavor. However, this way of consumption won’t help you get rid of any contaminants that might be present in the powder.
- Toss and wash: Basically, this method consists of scooping your kratom powder into your mouth and wash it down with a big gulp of water. With this method you not only won’t be able to avoid contaminants, but you’ll totally notice kratom’s bitter taste.
- Kratom tea: Preparing a tea with kratom powder will help you get rid of contaminants but won’t improve its taste. However, you can add sweeteners to make it taste better.
- Adding kratom to your foods or flavored drinks: by doing this you will be able to effectively mask kratom’s flavor.
How to Mask Kratom’s Taste?
As we said, kratom’s flavor can be overpowering and hard to handle to some individuals. The good news is that there are ways that can effectively cover it and make it taste a bit better. Keep reading below to discover some of the best ways to achieve this.
Add Kratom to Your Milkshakes
Mixing kratom and plain milk is one of the best ways to cover its taste, to do so, you’ll just need to pour your kratom dose in a glass of warm milk. It is better to use warm instead of cold milk, as this will help the kratom powder to dissolve.
If you don’t like the taste of warm plain milk, you can consider adding your kratom powder dose to a milkshake. You can use your favorite recipe or find some kratom milkshake recipes ideas in this article.
Mix Kratom And Yogurt
Like milk, mixing your kratom powder dose with a plain or flavored yogurt can effectively help you cover its bitter taste. For this purpose, you can use your preferred yogurt flavor. And, if you still find the flavor too strong, you can add sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup to help you make it taste better.
Use Fruit Juice Instead of Water
Although most people use water to help them ingest their kratom powder, it is obvious that it won’t help cover at all its flavor. So, if you can’t cope with its taste, you can mix your kratom powder dose with fruit juice to help you swallow it. However, consider that you must be very careful with this method, as some fruits will increase kratom’s effects, which could result in negative symptoms. For instance, it is common knowledge that mixing medicines or supplements with grapefruit juice can be dangerous to your health. So, avoid using grapefruit and choose mango or cranberry instead.
You can also prepare a drink with your favorite veggies and add your kratom powder dose to it. Finally, consider that you can’t prepare a tea with fruit or vegetable drinks, as you won’t be able to infuse kratom powder in these liquids.
Use Sweeteners to Disguise Kratom’s Taste
If you rather prepare kratom tea, you can use sweeteners to make it taste a bit better. For this purpose, you can use the same sweeteners that you would add to your coffee or regular tea: sugar, stevia, milk or honey will do the trick.
But there are other ways to mask kratom’s taste using sweeteners. One of the most popular is mixing your kratom powder dose with applesauce and ingest it directly. You can also spread it on a slice of bread. Moreover, if you don’t like applesauce, you can use honey or maple syrup instead.
Finally, mixing your kratom powder dose with chocolate or vanilla pudding will also help you to cover kratom’s bitter flavor.
And how about you? Do you have your own recipe to mask kratom’s flavor? If so, let us know in the comments below!