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What to do if Kratom stops working?

William Clark April 19, 2024 0 comments
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Kratom improves the quality of life for millions of people around the world with a wide range of effects that can improve comfort, relaxation, focus, productivity, energy, and more. While some people can use it for years with the same results, sometimes it can stop working out of nowhere. 

Why? Because of kratom tolerance. While it can be alarming to suddenly lose the effects that improved your life, there are ways to reduce tolerance and start achieving your desired results again. 

Keep reading to learn about kratom tolerance and 7 expert strategies to address it including dose changes, breaks, new strains, and more. 

What is Kratom Tolerance? 

Kratom tolerance simply means that your body is becoming resistant to the effects. This generally happens over time or when you keep increasing your dose. When it happens, you will need a higher dose to get the same effects that you did before. 

That means you’ll be spending more money, increasing the chance of side effects, and ingesting much more powder, just to get the same benefits. In fact, sometimes the benefits with a larger dose are diminished, meaning you lose the advantages of the kratom plant that you fell in love with. 

Generally, a small amount of kratom tolerance will set in after 5-10 uses, but it is typically a small amount of tolerance that doesn’t hinder use. However, over months or years of use, higher tolerance can set in, especially with higher doses and powerful kratom extracts. 

The good news is that there are some things you can do to reduce tolerance and get the magical feeling of kratom back. 

7 Tips for Reducing Kratom Tolerance 

If you aren’t getting the results you want from kratom anymore, check out these awesome tips! While not all of them may work for you, there’s a good chance you’ll reduce your tolerance in no time if you follow these expert methods. 

  1. Don’t Increase Your Dose 

When kratom stops working, the first thing you might want to do is increase your dose to get those effects back. Don’t do that!!

Increasing your dose means just chasing the kratom instead of letting your body adapt to the tolerance. Chances are, this will lead to higher and higher doses, all with diminishing returns. 

That being said, a higher dose or Ketum’s Potent 50mg Extract Gummies can be fantastic on occasion. Just don’t start increasing your dose too much or it will become harder and harder to get those wonderful kratom feelings back. 

  1. Change Strains

Sometimes, your body adjusts to a specific strain. Each kratom strain offers a unique blend of several alkaloids, producing different effects. If you’ve been taking the same strain for a while, your body might be used to its unique combination of alkaloids. 

That’s why changing to a different strain can have miraculous effects on kratom tolerance. Where your body might not respond to Red Bali kratom anymore, a slow yellow strain like Yellow Kali kratom can provide the same relaxing benefits with a combination of alkaloids your body isn’t used to. 

  1. Find a Sweet Spot

Kratom is a weird plant, which is why lowering your dose can sometimes produce even better effects. One theory on why this happens is that some of the alkaloids attach to your brain receptors and prevent others from sneaking in. 

Either way, most people have a sweet spot that produces the best benefits with the least amount of side effects and tolerance. Find yours and then stick to it. Many kratom users who do this maintain their tolerance for years with little to no change in effects. 

  1. Take a Tolerance Break

The fastest way to reduce kratom tolerance is to simply take a break. If you do this, we recommend going kratom-free for at least 2 weeks to reset your body. When you come back, the effects will be profound, offering a similar result as the first few times you ever took kratom. 

However, after you’ve built a tolerance, there might be some withdrawal symptoms when you take a break. You can avoid this by tapering slowly, around .25 grams less every two days. This will allow your body to gradually adjust, reducing the likelihood of withdrawal symptoms like fatigue, stress, nausea, and headaches. 

  1. Use Stem and Vein 

Some kratom vendors sell stem and vein that still has the alkaloids of the kratom plant, but it much smaller quantities. Because of this, it can be a great tool for lowering tolerance because you can take your normal kratom dose, but it will be less potent. 

Some people taper with stem and vein as well, replacing a portion of their normal dose with stem and vein. Then, they increase stem and vein, lower the amount of powder, and pretty soon get to a full stem and vein dose that substantially lowers tolerance. 

  1. Buy High-Quality Kratom 

Lower-quality kratom is more likely to increase tolerance. For one, you need a larger dose to get the same effects. Secondly, there might be some of the lesser alkaloids without the powerful punch of mitragynine. 

If you want the highest quality, lab-tested kratom, choose Ketum Superior Kratom. With our wide range of kratom powders, capsules, and extracts, you’ll only need a small dose to achieve exceptional results. 

  1. Stay Healthy 

One undervalued way to reduce tolerance and get better results from every kratom dose is simply to stay healthy. Eating healthy foods, drinking plenty of water, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep all help your body operate at the highest level. Plus, they regulate your brain so that the kratom has the potent effect it is supposed to. 

While it will not directly impact tolerance, living healthy can help you get better results. Not only that but if you do take a tolerance break, you won’t have as bad symptoms. Considering many people take kratom for health reasons to begin with, this is something that you should be doing to get the most out of your kratom. 


It’s awful when kratom stops working, but if you use the tips above you can regain the magic. Try taking smaller doses, using high-quality kratom products, and changing your strains first, but if that doesn’t work consider a tolerance break. 

If none of that works, maybe you just need to try Ketum Superior Kratom. Our top-of-the-line kratom products have people saying things like

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  • “This product was a Godsend to my Veteran when the VA decided not to address my husband’s chronic pain” – Anonymous 

Click here to get top-quality kratom at an affordable price today! 

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