If you’re not familiar with kratom, here’s some enlightenment. Not only does it offer pain relief, but users also report improved mood, increased energy and focus, and more. Kratom contains alkaloids, and alkaloids interact with the brain’s opioid receptors. This substance can produce effects similar to opioid drugs like morphine or codeine. But most importantly, it is not an opioid.
There are a number of ways to take kratom powder, and the most common methods are something called “toss and wash”, mixing with liquids, capsulizing, and cooking/baking.
Toss and Wash
The easiest way to take kratom powder is referred to as the “toss and wash” method. How do you do it? You measure out your desired dose of kratom powder, place it in your mouth, and then drink a liquid to help wash it down. While it may be considered easy by some people, if you have trouble swallowing dry powders, you may decide to go with another method.
Taking kratom this way gives you the benefit of quick absorption without having to taste too much of the bitter flavor. Remember to go with lower doses until you figure out your tolerance if you are new to kratom.
Mix with Liquids
Another simple way to take kratom powder is to mix it with water, juice, or other beverages in a glass or cup. Mixing kratom with chocolate milk, protein shakes, or coffee can help cover up the substances’ natural bitterness.
First add 1-2 grams of the powder to a glass containing water, juice, milk, coffee, tea, or a smoothie. Using a spoon or by shaking the glass, mix the powder into the liquid. Make sure that it is completely dissolved. You may well need to let the mixture sit for a few minutes. This will allow time for the powder to dissolve. Once it has dissolved, drink the mixture immediately. Preferably before the kratom powder has a chance to settle on the bottom of the glass. After you drink it, make sure you rinse out the glass with a little bit more liquid and then drink it. This helps you get any leftover powder residue that may be sticking to the sides or bottom.
Filling capsules with kratom powder is a relatively convenient way to avoid the taste completely. You can purchase empty gelatin or veggie capsules and fill them yourself, or for more convenience, you can get premade kratom capsules at Kratom USA.
First of all, you’ll want to purchase size 00 or 0 empty capsules (plus a capsule-filling machine if you want to make the process easier. Measure out the desired amount of kratom powder for each capsule. 500-600 mg is a good starting dose per capsule. Carefully pour or scoop the powder into the empty capsules. Finally, push the ends closed and store the finished capsules in a cool, dark place.
Taking kratom capsules is simple – just swallow them with water like you would any other pill. The main drawback here is that capsules take longer to digest and absorb than raw powder.
Add to Foods and Beverages
There are also a number of particularly creative methods you can use to mask the taste of kratom powder, such as blending the powder into thick, flavorful items like yogurt, applesauce or chocolate pudding. This way, the taste can be easily hidden. You could also mix your kratom dose into oatmeal, smoothies, or protein shakes. In this case, other strong flavors will overpower the earthy kratom.
For heartier dishes, add kratom powder to soups, sauces, curries, or chili. Here, it will dissolve into the spices and broth. For those with a sweet tooth, consider baking the powder into cookies, brownies, or other baked goods. In this manner, sugary and chocolate flavors will conceal the bitterness. With a little bit of imagination and experimenting in the kitchen, you can discover all sorts of delicious ways to take kratom without ever tasting it.
Brew Some Tea
Making a cup of kratom tea is the perfect way to enjoy the benefits of the herb with the added bonus of avoiding the messy powder. To brew a simple kratom tea, start by adding 1-3 grams of kratom powder per cup of water to a pot. Gently boil the mixture for 15-20 minutes to fully release all those valuable alkaloids from the powder. When it’s ready, strain the tea through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Be sure to press the powder to squeeze out as much liquid as possible. According to your preference, the finished tea can be enjoyed hot or chilled. For extra flavor, you might want to add honey, lemon, milk, or sugar to hide the bitter taste.
Finding Your Own Method
With so many options for taking kratom powder, you’ll notice that each has its own pros and cons. The best method? That all depends on your personal preferences, lifestyle, and the effects you’re looking for.
Take some time to experiment with different preparation methods and kratom products. Pay attention to which techniques give you the best experience. Everyone is different, so find what works for you. The most important thing is that you enjoy the process and benefits of consuming this ancient plant medicine. Kratom has a lot to offer when you use it responsibly. At Kratom USA, we provide high-quality kratom powder and products to help you on your wellness journey. Let us know if you have any other questions about making kratom powder part of your daily rituals and routines.