Are you a kratom user looking to take its kratom experience to the next level? Or maybe you are a newbie overwhelmed by all the information about kratom? In this post, we put together the best tips to enhance your kratom experience, no matter if you are an expert or a newbie!
How to Enhance Your Kratom Experience
Using kratom properly is much more than drinking a kratom tea and waiting for its effects to come. As you can imagine, there is much more to kratom than meets the eye. What can you do to get the effects that you are looking for? Is it possible to avoid kratom side effects? And what happens if kratom stops working for you? Knowing the answer to these questions (and others) will enhance your kratom experience. So, even if kratom works differently for each individual, the following sections will help you make the most of your kratom.
Choose the Right Kratom Type… At the Right Moment
As you know by now, you can find white kratom, green kratom, and red kratom. Also, these main kratom types have plenty of different kratom strains. And each kratom strain has its unique set of effects. Yet, certain features are usually common to all strains of the same color (or type). Moreover, you should also think of when you want to use kratom when choosing your strain. White strains are the most stimulating, while red kratom strains have sedative effects. On the other hand, green kratom strains can be both relaxing and energizing. And do not forget that all kratom strains can have analgesic effects regardless of their color.
- Kratom in the morning: If you want to use kratom to start your day, white strains are arguably the best choice for you. Thanks to their stimulating effects, white kratom strains will give you the energy boost you need in the morning. But green kratom can also help you get a boost of energy, even if green strains are not as potent as white strains. Also, white kratom strains promote concentration and improve focus. White Borneo kratom, horned white kratom, or green or white Maeng Da are great strains to use in the morning.
- Kratom in the afternoon: Since kratom effects can last up to 8 hours, you may want to avoid strains that are too stimulating. Green strains, such as green Maeng Da, green Malay, green Borneo, or green Thai kratom will help you prevent an afternoon slump. Moreover, these green strains will also help you improve your social skills.
- Kratom in the evening (and at night): Now it is time to call it day and relax. So, red or green strains are the best choice at the end of the day. However, you should be careful with red varieties, as they are the most potent strains. Hence, if you are new to kratom you should start with less potent strains for a better kratom experience.
Less is More: Choose Your Dose Carefully
You will often hear that with kratom less is more. This means that you can achieve all the benefits of kratom without using a high dosage. Kratom is more energizing at low doses and more sedating at high doses. However, kratom is also relaxing regardless of the dosage. Therefore, by using lower doses of kratom you will not feel nervous or anxious.
But avoiding high doses of kratom can also help you prevent the dreaded kratom tolerance. If you consume kratom for a while, your body will become less sensitive to the effects of kratom’s alkaloids. The time until you start experiencing tolerance to kratom will depend on how often you take kratom and your dosage.
What is the right kratom dosage? That is a tricky question! We can say that an average kratom dosage ranges between 2 grams and 8 grams. 2 grams is a low dosage of kratom, while 8 grams is a very high dosage. A moderate kratom dose ranges between 4 and 5 grams. If you are new to kratom, it is recommendable that you start with a 2-3 grams dosage. However, your kratom dosage may depend on different factors, such as what you want to use kratom for, your weight, your tolerance level…
Using kratom regularly will also increase the chances of developing kratom tolerance. Therefore, you should avoid using kratom every day and you should not use kratom more than once a day.
Furthermore, high doses of kratom will also increase the risks of experiencing kratom side effects.
Rotate Your Kratom Strains Regularly and Try Different Kratom Combinations
You may think that you have found THE strain, that kratom variety that does wonders for you. And you may want to stick to it, it is only natural. However, each kratom strain has its unique set of alkaloids. Hence, by using the same kratom strain always you are increasing the risks of building kratom tolerance. Moreover, you may be missing the opportunity to try other strains that also work for you. Therefore, rotating your kratom strains will also help you have a better kratom experience.
Additionally, you can also combine different kratom strains to enhance their effects. For example, you can mix green strains with white or red kratom strains for more balanced effects. Also, combining your favorite strains with kratom stem and vein will make it more potent and the effects will last longer. And of course, mixing kratom strains will also reduce the risks of tolerance.
How to Take Kratom: What is the Best Way to Consume Kratom for You?
There are many ways to take your kratom. But what is the best way to consume kratom? The answer will depend on each person, each kratom consumption method has its pros and cons. Let’s discuss the main ways to take kratom!
Brewing kratom in a tea is arguably the easiest way to consume your kratom. However, many users hate the taste of kratom tea. Moreover, brewing a kratom tea requires time. Nevertheless, many users claim that kratom tea allows them to avoid nausea, which is a very common side effect of kratom. Also, if you do not like the taste, you can add sugar, honey, or another sweetener to make it taste better.
Toss and wash
Many kratom users opt for this method because it grants you a quicker onset. On the negative side, the toss and wash method is not easy and requires expertise. The toss and wash method consists of these simple steps:
- Put a dose of kratom powder in your mouth (don’t swallow it!)
- Gulp water (or another beverage of your choice) and mix the kratom powder and the water in your mouth
- Let it mix for a few moments
- Swallow it
The toss and wash method is not easy for everybody, and you may find that you often choke or cough. You can learn more tips about this method in this post.
You may think that kratom capsules are the best way to consume this herb. However, capsules also have some disadvantages. To begin with, they are more expensive than regular kratom powder. Also, you cannot check the freshness of the powder easily, and that might ruin your kratom experience. You can make your own kratom capsules, but it is not an easy task.
Cooking with kratom
You can also add kratom to many recipes. By cooking with kratom, you will be able to mask its unpleasant taste. So, you can add kratom to smoothies, applesauce, and even more complex recipes such as muffins or cakes. On the downside, kratom may alter the taste of your recipe. However, you can try adding different ingredients or amounts until you find the perfect combination.
Mix kratom and other herbs
Some herbs will improve the effects of kratom and even help you avoid its side effects. For example, valerian root will enhance the relaxing effects of kratom, while chamomile or ginger will help you prevent kratom stomach issues. Other herbs, like ginseng, will improve the stimulating and mood-boosting properties of kratom. Nevertheless, be very cautious when mixing kratom and other natural products as they may have negative interactions.
More Tips for a Better Kratom Experience
There are more things that you can do to improve your kratom experience. Working out, meditation, and breathing or relaxation techniques will help you improve your overall health and feeling better. Just make sure you listen to your body. Also, do not forget to drink a lot of water and eat high-fiber foods to prevent dehydration and constipation.
And remember that the best kratom experience is something unique that will vary depending on what you want to achieve with kratom and on what kratom makes you feel.