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Does Kratom work better with food?

Billy Carlyle May 4, 2023 0 comments
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To eat or not to eat, that is the question…or at least one of the most common questions new and experienced kratom users ask. Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer because there are benefits to taking kratom with food and the benefits of taking kratom on an empty stomach. 

Additionally, kratom can be a little unpredictable, and different users often get different results in relation to their eating habits, so it’s always a good idea to try both ways to find the perfect balance for you and the benefits you want. 

That being said, it can be good to know the benefits of kratom both with and without food. That way, you can truly determine the answer to the question, “Does kratom work better with food?”

Benefits of Taking Kratom with Food

Lots of people love taking kratom with food because of these specific benefits. 

Long-Lasting Results

When you take kratom with food, you can delay the onset and metabolism. This causes the results to last longer, which can be highly desirable if you need a certain dose to last more than a couple of hours. In general, high-quality kratom lasts 3 to 4 hours, but you can sometimes stretch that out to 5 to 6 hours by eating a little bit before taking kratom. However, the results will also not hit as fast and the benefits may be diminished or weaker feeling. 

I’ve found that eating with kratom works this way, but if I eat after dosing kratom it can eliminate the effects much faster so be careful. On the other hand, I know some users eat an hour after their dose and it boosts the results they want, which highlights the importance of testing it out for yourself. 

Reduced Side Effects

Eating with kratom can prevent or reduce side effects significantly. In fact, this is probably the main benefit of taking kratom with food. The main side effects of kratom include nausea, headache, and dizziness, and taking kratom on a full stomach helps with all of them. Additionally, if you are having these side effects after taking kratom, eating may help to relieve them (although it could also add to nausea depending on how severe and what food you eat). 

Better Results for Relaxing Effects 

If the main benefit of kratom that you’re trying to achieve is relaxation, sedation, and sleep, then taking kratom with food or on a full stomach may be worth a try. That’s because in my experience as well as the experiences of many other regular kratom users, eating amplifies those benefits while reducing the energetic ones. However, the best way to get awesome tranquility and relaxation is to choose a potent red strain like Red Bali kratom. 

Benefits of Taking Kratom On an Empty Stomach

While there are benefits of taking kratom with food, there are also benefits of taking kratom on an empty stomach. In fact, that’s my preferred method, although I know many other users prefer eating with kratom. 

Faster Results

When you take kratom on an empty stomach, you can expect a faster onset. That means that you’ll feel the kratom in as little as 10 minutes instead of 30 minutes to an hour. That’s great for those of us who’re impatient. However, it does mean that the effects won’t last as long as they would if you had eaten before taking kratom.

More Powerful Benefits and Less Dose

The biggest benefit of taking kratom on an empty stomach is the fact that it will be more powerful. That’s because it hits all at once, so you will need a smaller dose for similar benefits. This could save you money and give you more of the awesome kratom effects you crave. Just be careful because it will be easier to experience side effects. 

Here’s another expert tip: if you prefer high-quality kratom capsules then this will be an extremely important benefit for some. Other users and I hardly get effects from capsules unless the stomach is completely empty. They are great for convenience, but I have to wait at least an hour after finishing a meal before taking them or it will be mostly a waste. 

More Energetic Benefits

If you want energy and productivity, then you should not only choose a speedy white strain like Super White Kratom, but you should also try to take it on an empty stomach. That’s because the energetic effects are often reduced by eating while taking kratom. In fact, it’s best not to eat for an hour or more after taking kratom too, if energy is your primary goal.

Does Kratom Work Better with Food?

As you can see, kratom works better with food and an empty stomach depending on the effects and results you want. For example, for longer-lasting and more relaxing results, you may want to eat with kratom, but for faster onset and faster results, try holding off on the food before ingesting the beneficial plant. Either way, click here to get the highest quality kratom at the lowest possible price! 

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Billy Carlyle

Billy Carlyle is an alumnus of UNCW, obtaining an MFA in creative writing. In his nook and cranny of the writing community, he explores the intricacies of plant pharmacology and its botanical research, writing predominantly for the cannabis, medical marijuana, CBD, and kratom industries.

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