INTRODUCTION TO KRATOM DOSAGE
There is sufficient evidence indicating that kratom is a potent herb with numerous therapeutic applications. For instance, in Southeast Asia – where the Mitragyna Speciosa plant grows – the locals have been chewing the Kratom leaves and enjoying its benefits for centuries. However, more clinical studies are still needed to identify the full extent of the effects of Kratom and its potential applications. This lack of information is one of the primary reasons why dosing kratom is very challenging.
Consuming high doses of kratom can lead to grave adverse reactions. To some people, even minimal doses can still yield undesired effects. You might also build high tolerance for this compound, which means that you will need to ingest higher doses of kratom to experience regular effects.
What’s more worrying is that in your quest to increase your dosage to counteract the tolerance, you may end up developing a dependence on the herb. Unfortunately, there are thousands of kratom addicts out there, and the withdrawal symptoms they experience is something you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy.
Consequently, you must get the dosage right to avoid such issues. What’s more, taking the right dose of kratom will also help you to get the most out of the substance in the most efficient way.
The following piece will give you the full scoop on everything you should know regarding kratom dosage.
HOW TO DOSE KRATOM
The interesting thing is that a one-size-fits-all approach does not work when it comes to kratom dosage. Doses and effects are very personal, and what worked brilliantly for someone else may not work for you. Therefore, you must embark on a search for your own ‘sweet spot.’ In other words, you must find the amount where you will experience the sensation you desire without exposing yourself to adverse reactions.
The correct kratom dosage is contingent on numerous factors, including the health, age, and body type of the user, among other conditions. The scientific community is still trying to find the appropriate dosage recommendations for this compound, but during the time of writing, there was insufficient research for general guidelines.
Another thing that adds to this predicament is that kratom measurements are not consistent across all its vendors. As a result, you should buy high quality, and precision digital scale for weighing your compounds as kratom portions of the same size may have different weights. This is mostly the case when with extracts.
The following information does not always come up as accurate, but it’s as good as you’ll get when it comes to guidelines for your dosing needs.
- Average Powdered Leaf: 1 gram = 0.035 ounce, 50 grams = 1.75 ounces, 100 grams = 3.5 ounces
- Bali Kratom Powder: 1 tablespoon = 6.2 grams, 1 Teaspoon = 2.3 grams
- Green Malay Kratom Powder: 1 tablespoon = 6.9 grams, 1 teaspoon = 2.4 grams
- Crushed Leaf: 1 tablespoon = 2.7 grams, 1 teaspoon = 0.9 grams
- Maeng Da Kratom Powder: 1 tablespoon = 7 grams, 1 teaspoon = 2.6 grams
Given that you cannot know the best kratom dosage from the beginning, you should start small and then build up your dose over time to find out the safe and effective amount for you. If you’re a beginner to kratom, specialists advise that you begin with two or three grams. For the best results, endeavor to take your kratom on an empty stomach. You should do this right when you wake up or a few hours after having breakfast.
After your first dose, you should wait at least 30 or 40 minutes before deciding how you feel. If you think you need some more, you may increase your dosage with 1 or 2 grams. Subsequently, you should wait an additional half an hour before evaluating how you feel. Typically, you won’t need any more kratom than that, but if you want to, you may add a third dose (Anywhere from 0.5 grams to 2 grams).
Your weight is also a crucial consideration when it comes to kratom dosage. Kratom researchers discovered that a dose of 20 milligrams per kilogram was highly effective. This means that the average human should take an average dose of 1 to 2 grams of kratom.
You will also realize that the method of ingestion will influence how well you can dose the herb. As you know, Kratom products come in different types that should be used differently. For instance, Kratom capsules are loved because dosing them is accurate and it shields users from the awful taste of Kratom. The toss n wash method, which uses Kratom powder, is another easy to dose method. On the other hand, users who opt for a method such as Kratom tea and even the controversial Kratom vapes are likely to have a hard time dosing accurately. However, whether it’s capsules, powder, extract, or tea, your goal should be to use dosages as accurately as possible to keep the risk of side effects low.
Check out the following guide which is based on weight
- 60kg: 1200mg (1.2 grams)
- 70kg: 1400mg (1.4 grams)
- 80kg: 1600mg (1.6 grams)
- 90kg: 1800mg (1.8 grams)
- 100kg: 2000mg (2.0 grams)
Please note that the guideline mostly works for first-time users. If you are an experienced user, you may take more according to your needs.
Experienced kratom users already know their preferred kratom strain and are accustomed to the effects. Therefore, the only thing for them to consider is kratom tolerance and possible addiction.
Using kratom frequently will prompt your body to develop a tolerance. When the resistance sets in, you will not experience kratom effects the same way as you did the first time. Continued abuse of Kratom can also result in addiction. This can actually get serious to an extent where one cannot stay clean of the compound without experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms. If you suspect addiction, get in touch with a helpline immediately.
KRATOM DOSAGE FOR VARIOUS EFFECTS
The first indication that you’ve overdosed on kratom is experiencing diarrhea, dizziness, and nausea. You should stop using the herbal supplement as soon as you notice these symptoms. After using your starter dose for a while, you may increase it further depending on your desired results, and the particular kratom variety you’re using.
As you may already know when used in low doses, kratom functions as a stimulant, and it acts as a sedative when used in high doses. What’s more, when taken in excess, users not only begin experiencing extreme sedation but they also encounter euphoria.
This is how you should take kratom to achieve various effects.
- Energy and Focus– Kratom is known to stimulate the nervous system to boost energy and focus. For this purpose, you may take 3 to 6 grams every day. For better results, you may choose to mix it with grape juice. Take note that extremely high doses can result in irritability and headaches.
- Anxiety and Pain Relief– If you want pain relief and to reduce anxiety, taking 7 to 9 grams of kratom should do the trick. Kratom is an excellent anxiety reliever, as well as a mood uplifter. The herb has also shown positive results not just in muscle pain and back pain issues, but also in chronic pain management. However, before getting to dosages as high as 9 grams, beginners are encouraged to start with low doses, notwithstanding how desperate you may be for results. Disclaimer: A sudden spike of kratom levels in your system may be harmful.
- Opiate Withdrawal– The use of Kratom as a replacement for opioids has been going on for some time now. This is made possible by the active alkaloids known as Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. Given that it reduces one’s craving for opioid drugs including morphine and diminishes the effects of opioid withdrawal, kratom helps individuals to stay away from these harmful substances. For this purpose, you should start with approximately 7 to 9 grams taken two to four times for the first three days. You should then reduce the dosage to between 5 grams to around 7 grams on the fourth, 3 to 5 grams on the fifth, and 2 grams on the sixth. When experiencing opiate withdrawal, you should take kratom under the supervision of a detoxification professional. The specialists should help you use kratom appropriately to reduce the physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms while keeping you comfortable.
Crucial Kratom Dosage Tips
Here are several things that are worth mentioning when using kratom for the first time or taking a strain that you’ve not tried before.
Kratom is a member of the coffee family and will dehydrate you significantly (much like coffee). Therefore, you must drink a lot of water with it to avoid issues such as dry mouth and others. If you suddenly feel a bit ‘heady’ it could be that you’ve taken a high dose. However, if you’ve followed the guideline above, it’s more likely that you only need a drink. When using kratom, you will need more body fluids than usual, and you must bear this in mind if you’re going to be up and about.
Take On an Empty Stomach
As mentioned earlier, this is quite important, especially when starting. You may experiment with taking kratom with food in your belly at a later stage although it is good to have a reference point from which to work. A full or partially filled stomach will require a higher kratom dose.
Each Strain Requires a Different Dosage
This is quite important actually. To avoid overdosing, be sure to refer to the above dosage guidelines whenever you are switching between different Kratom varieties. Some of the first acting strains can hit harder, so you want to start on the low end of the dosage spectrum with that.
Keep A Log
A log helps you keep records of your first experiences with each kratom variety, including how much you took, and your encounter after. This will help you build on each experience as you review the notes. As a result, it only gets better each consecutive time.
Use A Premium Source
Finally, and arguably the most crucial consideration; ensure that you are buying high quality Kratom products. It is not surprising that some people have a hard time experiencing results only to realize that they use cheap head-shop brands from unreliable suppliers.
The aspect of building up your dosage gradually and finding your sweet spot has been significantly emphasized in this guide. This is because a sudden spike in kratom in your system may pose some unwarranted side effects. What’s more, frequent kratom use is prone to building tolerance among kratom users, which will make them somewhat immune to their usual kratom dosage.
It may be frustrating when you feel like you aren’t getting the results you desire. At the same time, it may be dangerous if you take too much kratom. However, many people who’ve found their sweet spots have been patient and methodical in their approach.
Overall, the process of finding your correct dosage should be fun.