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).