Updated: Jan 12
Kratom is one of the most popular botanicals people are incorporating into their daily holistic routines. However, as Kratom is sourced from the leaves of the Kratom tree, the powder can be quite strong, bitter, and herbal. Some say it is an acquired taste, while others mix the powder in beverages and food to disguise the taste. Whether you are new to Kratom and wondering how to use Kratom powder, or you are an expert looking for new ways to take your daily dose of Kratom, there are a variety of ways to ingest the powder. From the classic toss-and-wash to smoothies to making capsules, you can easily incorporate Kratom powder into your wellness regimen.
How to Take Kratom Powder The best way to measure your Kratom dosage is to use a scale. A scale that can measure down to one gram is ideal for ensuring you are getting the perfect dose of Kratom powder. Investing in an affordable scale comes in handy for more than just Kratom; you can also use it for measuring meat and other food ingredients. If you are a beginner to Kratom, start small and work your way up. Take between 50-100 mg to start. The next day, take 0.5 g, and slowly increase your intake each day as you grow accustomed to the boost to your well-being. Wait at least 30-60 minutes after each dose to assess how you feel. The serving for Kratom is 2.4 g. Do not exceed two servings per 24 hours. Benefits of Kratom Powder
Unlike stems and leaves, Kratom powder is versatile and can be mixed in with other ingredients easily.
Some Kratom enthusiasts find Kratom extract to be too powerful. While extract tincture is sometimes easier to incorporate into food and beverages, even experienced users need to start small with the extract. Powder is an easy way for Kratom users to learn about how their body responds to Kratom, and it gives experienced users a variety of methods to consume their daily dose.
Most Kratom users take their dose on an empty stomach, but this may not work for everyone. Some users feel queasy in the mornings until they eat. With Kratom powder, you can take it when you’re ready and however, you enjoy it.
How to Use Kratom Powder
Toss-and-wash is one of the most popular methods among die-hard Kratom users to ingest their Kratom. Simply measure out your desired dose and toss it into the back of your throat. Chase it with your favorite non-carbonated beverage. Some people like to swish the drink around with the Kratom to mix it, but this is unnecessary. If you are new to toss-and-wash, try breaking your dose into two dosages.
For many, this is a quick and easy way to take Kratom powder, but for others, it may be difficult to swallow a lump of powder quickly or to avoid coughing from the powder. If you have experience with kava kava root, you may already be familiar with this method.
Since this method bypasses the tastebuds in the tongue, it may be preferable for users who dislike the strong herbal taste of Kratom. Washing the powder down with your favorite drink also replaces the bitterness quickly with a pleasant taste.
For sweeter strains of Kratom such as Green Sunda, the toss-and-wash method is easy to do before you head out for the day.
Smoothies, Tea, and Other Beverages
The powdered Kratom does not always mix well with liquids, so you may have to experiment with mixing Kratom into different drinks to see which works best. One method that seems to work well for most Kratom users is incorporating the powder into a blended smoothie.
Much like protein powder, Kratom blends well with the ice and fruit in a smoothie. You can use Kratom and protein powder together in a smoothie to help you seize the day. The sweetness of the fruit, combined with almond milk or vanilla soy milk, helps mask the bitterness of the Kratom and creates a refreshing treat. If smoothies aren’t for you, mix Kratom in with a milkshake instead.
While Kratom powder is a bit trickier than Kratom stems and leaves, you can still brew tea with the powder. Some of the alkaloids’ benefits are lessened in hot water, so many users may not find tea brewing as effective.
Mix the powder into a cup of boiling water and stir thoroughly. Add honey, agave juice, coconut oil, Stevia, or even maple syrup to help balance the bitterness of the Kratom. For those who dislike tea, you can also use this method for coffee.
If you don’t like hot beverages, just mix Kratom powder in with your favorite drink, but prepare to stir it for longer than other powders until it blends. Fruit punches, mango juice, orange juice, cranberry juice, and chocolate milk are all popular mediums for delivering Kratom into your body.
Kratom capsules are the best way to use your Kratom powder, and you don’t have to worry about the taste. Additionally, you can take your Kratom capsules with you anywhere, so you can enjoy a boost to your well-being at work, while traveling, or when you are out with friends. They are discreet, and you can take them whenever you need help navigating everyday stresses.
For those just starting their Kratom journey and who are unsure how to take Kratom in a way that works best for them, capsules are stress-free and straightforward. You can even make Kratom capsules at home.
If you don’t have an at-home capsule machine, you can buy an affordable one online. Purchase a machine that makes different capsule sizes, so you can experiment with which capsule size works best for your daily routine. A standard capsule size, 000, holds up to 1 g. You can also make capsules smaller, but you’ll have to take more capsules in one sitting to reach your desired dosage.
If you find the task of measuring out your Kratom powder every day unpleasant, making the capsules is a great solution. Much like meal prepping for the week, take a few hours one day to prep your Kratom supply for an entire month. This saves you time and you can bring your Kratom boost with you on-the-go.
Kratom in Food
Kratom is easy to mix into your daily nutrition intake, and the benefits of powder are unaffected unless you cook or bake it. Even if you do incorporate it into a cooked item, you can still enjoy the benefits; some people just might not find Kratom as potent.
Consider mixing your powder dose into applesauce, yogurt, oatmeal, or pudding. Add some drops of lemon juice into yogurt to make the Kratom taste more palatable.
An important factor to consider is that the consistency of the Kratom powder may not work well with other ingredients such as flour or jams. Try mixing small amounts of your ingredients if you are unsure before adding more Kratom into the mix.
You may also have to experiment with the Kratom-to-food ratio as you add it to recipes. Not every pastry or chocolate chip cookie batch is going to come out perfect the first time. Have patience and pay careful attention to the power of the Kratom taste and adjust your ingredients or Kratom amounts to mask it, if necessary.
Kratom Powder Strains
Some Kratom powders taste more bitter or herbal than others. This may impact the way you prefer to take your Kratom. If you are taking Maeng Da to enhance your optimism in the morning, you may want an afternoon pick-me-up of Green Bali at lunchtime. Green Bali is exceptionally smooth, but Maeng Da has a very leafy, earthy taste. Because of the variations in taste, there is no best way to use your Kratom powder.
Adjust your mode of ingestion based on the strain that you are taking, and experiment with different methods of incorporating Kratom into your smoothies and food. This is a fun way to learn more about the benefits of Kratom and to enhance your understanding of the new ways Kratom can boost your well-being.
If you are new to Kratom or just looking for a way to spice up your daily Kratom routine, there are many methods for using your Kratom powder. At Kats Botanicals, we have a variety of strains for you to try, including sweet Green Hulu Kapuas, woody Chocolate Red Vein, smooth White Elephant, and the perfect Wedge blend.