Kratom is an alkaloid containing drug with bitter taste and intake of this drug in powder form or tea usually evokes responses like nausea and vomiting.

It can be avoided as new methods of consumption are being discovered.

The most traditional way is to take such bitter drugs in capsules. These capsules are made from animal protein gelatin and are totally safe to use.

Many users take Kratom using capsules, but they are not reasonably sure about the right dosage. Users explain that it relatively require less dose of

Kratom if they take the powder directly, and need to wait for several minutes if take Kratom dosage in capsules. It makes many users stop using pills.

Why Kratom capsules take a longer time to produce desired effects?

As mentioned earlier, these capsules are composed of an animal protein known as gelatin. Once Kratom dosage in capsules are taken into the system, the enzymes, stomach and intestinal juice act on this gelatin covering to digest it. Now this takes some time.

Once gelatin is dissolved, the Kratom absorbed into the system, and the effects are started producing. Therefore it is recommended not discontinuing the use of capsules merely due to this reason.

Is it possible to use capsules, yet have quicker effects?

Yes, it is possible. All you require to do is either you have yo have buy Kratom capsules with minute pores, or you can manually place the pores in capsules. It will allow a quicker action as Kratom will be absorbed through the pores of the capsule at the same time as gelatin cap is being digested.

How is the size of capsule related to the dosage?

Capsules come in various sizes. Size 00 capsule can hold 0.5 grams of Kratom powder. To take your desired dosage, you need to take certain amounts of capsules. Effects start producing when you take a dose of 5g. This dosage is appropriate for those who are not tolerant to opiates. For 5g dosage, you will need ten capsules. Using this scale, you can measure proper doses for yourself and keep the capsules in a safe place for later use.

Size 00 capsuleThe best source of Kratom capsules

According to many users, Kratom capsules if bought from an online website are highly expensive, and as stated above, you need to take at least ten capsules to produce mild effects. If capsules are used at this rate, this can make one financially bankrupt.

For this reason, the best source to get your Kratom capsules from is to make them by your own.

Just get a large amount of Kratom powder and purchase empty capsules from the market. Then fill these capsules and make your dose ready. It’s as simple as that!

Why are Kratom capsules better than other forms of kratom?

First thing comes first! You need to get rid of the nasty Kratom taste that makes you can vomit the moment you place it in your mouth. Capsules help you get rid of this taste.

Secondly, capsules help you get the correctly measured dose. Otherwise, if you start taking powdered Kratom by toss and wash method, you’d have to measure the right dose. That’s why capsules are way better than other forms of Kratom!

What is the recommended Kratom dosage in capsules?

(Provided size 00 capsule is used)

  • 5-7 capsules: Produce mild effects (stimulating, euphoria like)
  • 8-11 capsules: Produce medium strength effects (these effects range from stimulant to sedative)
  • 12-16 capsules: Produce strong effects (Sedative effects. Too strong for sensitive people)
  • 17-19 capsules: Produce intensely strong effects (sedative-euphoric effects that are too strong for most of the people)

Though this is the recommended dosage, it is not a hard and fast thing. People who are using Kratom for the first time might experience the effects at a dose as low as 2g.

Others who are using kratom for opiate withdrawal will need a considerable amount of large dose to evoke the same response. It can be experienced in an intolerant person using 2g.

Will I experience any side effects of using capsules?

No, you won’t, until unless you have some sensitivity towards gelatin. It’s perfectly okay to use capsules. If you are a vegetarian, you have a choice to take veggie caps. The point is to avoid tasting the bitterness of Kratom.


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Hina is a recent medical graduate and the President of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations-Pakistan (IFMSA-Pakistan). She is an internationally certified IFMSA Medical Education Trainer and a member of the Student Task Force for AMEE Conference 2019. Her aspiration to make medical education and health in Pakistan, top of the line motivates her to work harder. She has over five years’ experience of leading various NGOs with a focus on SDGs, WHO global action plans and Human rights. Hina has represented Pakistan as the Head of the delegation of Pakistani medical students at the IFMSA MM18 at Egypt. Her policy on Trade and Health was adopted at the IFMSA March Meeting 2019 in Slovenia.


  1. This is terrible. You are telling people to start using kratom with a 5 gram dose? That’s wildly inaccurate. People should start about 1.5g and see how it affects them and go from there. Please change that. Normal doseages are a teaspoon or about 2.7 grams.

  2. Yeah 5g is too high. I have an opiate tolerance and i feel effects from 3.75g (5 750mg caps)

    Don’t start out that high


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