The use of kratom has risen in the US in recent times. Mitragyna Speciosa has become a very popular herb among many individuals who rely on it to get rid of pain, relieve anxiety or come off opioids. Kratom powder is widely available across headshops and online and, although it’s not cheap, its properties make it an herb of choice for many people who suffer from chronic conditions.
No matter if you are new to kratom or if you have been using it for a while, you probably know that there is a downside to it: its powerful flavor. Although most users get used to it after using it for some time, others can’t handle the taste and have a hard time every time they must take their dose. That’s why we have researched the web to find other ways to take your kratom dose that can help you mask that horrible taste.
How to Take Kratom?
The first thing you should know is that the only effective way to use kratom is by ingesting it. Its alkaloids work better when they are absorbed into the system through your digestive tract. So, you must avoid other methods, such as smoking or vaping it.
Before we dig into the other ways to take your kratom dose, you should know the most popular and effective ways to use the plant:
- The toss and wash method is probably the most effective method to ingest your kratom powder. This simply consists of ingesting the powder directly washing it down with water or juice.
- You can also mix it with water or juice and swallow it.
- Preparing tea with kratom powder is also a good way to use the plant. Some people find that the taste is less overpowering this way.
- Many people mix kratom with sweet foods, such as applesauce to mask the flavor.
- Kratom capsules are also very popular and convenient. The problem with them is that measuring your dose is harder with them.
If you are an experienced kratom user, you most definitely have tried many of the above methods. If you still haven’t found one that suits you, keep reading below to discover other ways to take your kratom dose.
Other Ways to Take Your Kratom Dose
If you are one of those people who simply can’t handle kratom’s taste, you may want to try alternatives to kratom tea, and to the efficient but not so pleasant toss and wash method. Mixing kratom with applesauce or chocolate spread is always a good option, but not everyone enjoys the taste or texture.
So, let’s see below other ways to take your kratom dose that other people are using!
Mixing kratom and chocolate milk or chocolate spread is a popular way to mask kratom’s taste. Alternatively, you can prepare kratom chocolates that you can wrap up to take on the go. Here’s how to make them:
- melting chocolate (enough to fill an ice tray)
- kratom powder
- plastic or silicone ice tray
To prepare your kratom chocolates, you must melt the chocolate first (water bath or microwave will do). Pour your melted chocolate over your ice tray, to fill all the gaps. Add your kratom powder to each gap and mix. Consider that each chocolate should contain your kratom dose. If your dosage is too large to be contained into one chocolate, you can divide it up into 2-3 chocolates. But mind that this will add more calories to your diet! Alternatively, you can mix the chocolate and kratom powder before placing it in the ice tray, but it will be harder to measure the dosage. Place the ice tray in the fridge to chill. Allow the chocolate to harden up and enjoy it.
Kratom Coconut Oil
If you are not fond of chocolate, you may want to try coconut oil instead. First of all, you’ll need to gather your ingredients:
- coconut oil (enough to fill your silicone mold)
- kratom powder
- silicon mold – each gap on the mold should be small enough so each kratom coconut oil piece can be swallowed as a capsule.
The process is very simple. Melt your coconut oil to a semi-liquid state. Mix it with your kratom powder (use enough kratom powder so every individual capsule contains your kratom dose). Put the mix in your silicone mold and place it in the fridge so it gets solid.
To get your dosage, simply take one kratom coconut oil capsule and swallow it (if the capsule is too large, you can cut it into smaller pieces that you can swallow with water).
Mixing kratom with gelatin is another way to take your kratom dose. You can mix your kratom powder with your favorite gelatin brand, or even make it yourself.
You’ll simply need:
- 1 package gelatin
- kratom powder
- warm water
Mix the kratom powder and the gelatin and add warm water to the mix until you get a dough consistency. Make dough snakes and use a knife to slice the snakes into pill size. You can then swallow these gelatin pills to take your dose. Also, measure your kratom powder and distribute it evenly when you prepare the dough, to make sure that you are taking the right dose.
Can You Add Kratom to Your Foods?
Adding kratom to your foods might be a good way to enjoy kratom and to cover its taste. However, there is a downside to it: kratom will make your food taste worse. So, unless you don’t mind adding a bitter taste to your meals, it’s better to stay away from it.
So, instead of adding kratom to your daily meals, you can try using other ways to cover its taste. Some of the most popular kratom and food combinations are:
- Yogurt and kratom: you can mix the powder with your favorite yogurt flavor. Vanilla and chocolate seem to work well for many people.
- Milk and kratom: you can use plain milk, almond milk, soy milk or even flavored milk.
- Kratom smoothies are also very popular, you can check our kratom smoothie recipes.
Now we’d like to hear from you. How do you take your kratom? Do you have your own recipe? We’d love to discover other ways to take your kratom dose! Let us know in the comment section below!