Kratom is becoming IN these days. Its usage not well documented because its consumption is not legal in many countries. The following article is based on the reviews from users and is backed by their personal experimentation. It will highlight the ways in which one can take Kratom. As you all must be aware that Kratom is an analgesic, a euphoric drug at low doses and a sedative at higher doses. Its effects will only be experienced if taken in the proper way. There is no hard and fast rule as to how to take Kratom, as it depends on the user, which method gives them earlier action of the drug. So it’s the hit and trial method that one can follow to experience fast action, but then some methods bring about side effects. So it is recommended to stay with the common way of toss and wash. Following are some methods.
Toss and Wash Method
This one is the simplest methods to take Kratom.
It is the quickest one to get the drug into your system. Simply measure out the dose that you need to use. Then take the powder into your mouth, swill it around and then swallow.
Next, you drink either water or juice to remove the aftertaste from your mouth. This method is quite straightforward but not easy for beginners as there are chances that you throw up. Due to this reason many users have invented new ways to avoid tasting the bitterness of Kratom powder.
Few users were so determined to take the drug that they got acclimated to the taste first by brewing up several servings of kava and forcing themselves to drink it. Later onwards when switched to Kratom, they enjoyed taking it.
Other users claim that they usually mix the powder with olive oil, milk or lemon juice. The reason being that it would enhance the systemic effects as Kratom is lipophilic in nature. Others believed that hot water and Kratom brought them luck as it mixed up real well and went down real smooth.
Many users stated that one of the best makers is chocolate milk. Either mix the drug with chocolate milk and chug the whole thing or place a mouthful of chocolate milk in your mouth, tip head back and then dump the drug into your mouth, followed by another swig of chocolate milk on top of that. Close mouth and give it a swish around, to avoid clumping of the powder. Then swallow it. One user went as far as using a toilet paper to wrap the dose in it and then taking it like a pill. Well, a capsule is a better idea than toilet paper for sure.
Kratom intake with Juices
Many users state that lemon juice and grapefruit juice are mixed with Kratom and then taken. These beverages have the high content of acid in it and help in solubilizing the alkaloids present in the drug. Thus giving stronger and earlier effects. Vitamin C pills (ascorbic acid) are also used to induce the quicker effect.
Brewing Kratom Tea
It’s one of the popular methods that is being practiced by many users. You boil up the powder in water for 30 minutes. Water is then boiled down and then a new boil produced with the same leaves. If lemon or lime is mixed with water, it will give better effects. It’s a time-consuming procedure but has more consistent effects, and the taste isn’t that bad at all. You can drink it hot or cold.
Kratom intake with Yoghurt
The intention is to mask the taste of powder, so use flavoured yoghurt. It brings down the bitterness and makes it easier to swallow, but again it’s a time-consuming process. Plus, it is recommended that Kratom should be taken on an empty stomach, and if you eat yoghurt with it, you might not experience the effects fast enough. You can experiment with taking Kratom with food, but then you will require a higher dose of Kratom. If like more variation, you can mix Kratom with other solid foods too. Most popular one is adding the powder to a mug of chilled applesauce. Some even mix it with oatmeal, stir it into pudding or even bake it into cookies.
Nibbling on dried leaves
Kratom leaves are dried in many places to conserve them. You can nibble dried leaves, but since they are tough and hard and way too bitter, they can cause gulping, followed by sickness. Moreover, you will need to chew plenty of dried out leaves before getting an effect.
Beat the taste with Capsules
If you don’t want to risk the bitter taste of the powder, and waste time in measuring out the right dose for yourself, the best method to use is placing the powder in capsules and then ingesting it. You just need to swallow the correct number of pills, and the effects should start manifesting within 30 minutes of intake. The problem of this method is that the capsules need to be digested too. Therefore the results appear late. This is why you will be taking higher doses if you are using capsules. Each capsule measures 0.5 grams which can help you calculate your dosage.
Kratom and Alcohol
Taking alcohol with Kratom powder helps in getting stronger and fast effects. The reason being that Kratom contains the alkaloid which is soluble in alcohol, thus helping in its digestion.
Many users claim to smoke the Kratom leaves. But it isn’t an efficient method as smoking the dried foliage doesn’t give an intense effect similar to that after oral ingestion. Larger amounts of Kratom need to be smoked to get useful results.
Before you follow any of these methods, ensure that you remain well hydrated. You will need more fluid than usual when you start taking Kratom, much like in coffee’s case. If you feel the heady feeling, know that you have taken too high a dose, and you need more fluids to remove it from your system.