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How to Consume Kratom Powder?

Billy Carlyle June 13, 2023 0 comments
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Maybe you want to try kratom for the first time…or maybe you’re an experienced user and you just want a different way to consume kratom powder. Either way, you’ve come to the right place! 

There are tons of different ways to take kratom powder. The most common methods are as capsules, as tea, or using the often loathed toss and wash process (trust me, it’s not that bad if you know what you’re doing!). However, there are other ways to take kratom too including as extracts, gummies, and more!

Keep reading to learn the pros and cons of each of these routes of administration to decide which one is right for you!

Kratom Capsules 

Kratom capsules are often a good choice for beginners. That’s because they’re convenient, easy to take, and still work the same way as all other methods. 

However, they are also more expensive or time-consuming. Why? Because you’re paying a vendor to do more work by making the capsules. Or if you choose to make your own capsules, you have to spend time learning how to do so and then packing the capsules. 

While they do cost a little more, you can get a good deal if you buy larger orders or value packs like Ketum’s Pick 4 Capsule Kratom Strains deal that saves you as much as $70! 

With kratom capsules, the onset might also be slower than with powder because your body has to unleash the powder from the capsule before using the beneficial alkaloids. This also leads to milder, but longer-lasting results for many people. If you’re taking Red Bali Kratom Capsules for discomfort that might be a good thing, but it may not be beneficial if you’re looking for a quick mid-afternoon pick-me-up. 

Kratom Capsules Pros

  • Convenient
  • No taste
  • Longer lasting 

Kratom Capsules Cons

  • More expensive
  • Slower onset 
  • Milder Effects 

Kratom Tea

Another way to take kratom is to make kratom tea. While you can use kratom powder to make tea, we strongly recommend using crushed leaf kratom for a better flavor and an easier tea-making process. You can also use a kratom tea leaf infuser to make tea with a milder taste, without compromising the benefits. 

With kratom tea, you can drink it straight or add black or green tea, sugar, flavoring, and all sorts of other ingredients to boost taste and effects. Plus, you can strain out the tea leaves, which may reduce gastrointestinal side effects. 

While it’s a fun, traditional way to consume kratom, it takes more time than other methods and is not very convenient because you need a place to make the tea. Additionally, some people claim that making tea reduces the results. While we have had good effects from tea, it’s important not to overheat because it can kill the alkaloids. 

Kratom Tea Pros

  • Can flavor as you like
  • May reduce nausea and other side effects
  • Is a lot of fun to make

Kratom Tea Cons

  • Can be quite bitter
  • Not Convenient 
  • Takes a lot of time

Kratom Toss and Wash

Experienced kratom users often rely on the toss-and-wash method that involves, well, tossing the kratom in your mouth and washing it down with a gulp of water or other non-carbonated beverage. It’s a good idea to have a little liquid on your tongue that the hydrophobic kratom can ride on as it goes down your throat. 

This kratom consumption method is fast and powerful. It’s also one of the cheapest ways you can take kratom and for many (myself included), it’s very easy. In fact, I rarely taste the kratom at all. 

However, it does take lots of practice, and doing it wrong can be a horrible mistake. It can get messy, taste awful, or even become inhaled into your lungs. If you’re one who absolutely hates the taste of kratom, then this method might not be the right one. Still, with practice, it can be rewarding with beneficial effects. 

Kratom Toss and Wash Pros

  • Potent, fast-acting benefits
  • No extra costs 
  • Fast and easy (once you get used to it)

Kratom Toss and Wash Cons

  • Can taste bad to some
  • Can get messy
  • Take some practice to get used to 

Extracts, Gummies, Tablets, and More

In addition to those main three ways to take kratom powder, there are also plenty of other products that offer different results and methods of consumption for the kratom plant or alkaloids. For example, there are extract tablets and tinctures that offer potent concentrations of kratom alkaloids like mitragynine. 

While powerful and effective, they can also contribute to tolerance and be quite expensive if you use them regularly. That being said, you can also use crystal kratom extract and add a little bit to kratom powder doses occasionally to enhance the effect and amplify the benefits. 

One of the tastiest and most powerful options is to use Ketum 50mg kratom gummies that contain an amazing 50mg of kratom alkaloids in each small, sweet gummy. Just be careful though, because extracts can be super powerful which can lead to side effects if you take too much. 

Extracts and Other Methods Pros

  • Powerful effects
  • Convenient and easy 
  • Wide variety of extract options

Extracts and Other Methods Cons

  • Can be expensive
  • Contributes to tolerance
  • Easy to overdo

How to Consume Kratom Powder? Conclusion

While kratom powder can be made into tea, placed into capsules, or consumed as a powder using the toss-and-wash method, the final decision on the best option is up to you. Additionally, there are other kratom products to consider like tinctures, extracts, and tablets. 

Need some powerful yet affordable kratom powder to consume? Click here to browse all our potent white, green, red, and yellow strains!

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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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