Kratom is a common herb used by many people across the world. This natural herb comes from the leaves of the Kratom plant which is considered to have medicinal properties apart from its known role in sedation and stimulation. The plant is botanically referred to as Mitragyna speciosa. Kratom plant and coffee tree share the same family of Rubiaceae.
This herb is generally used as a mood enhancer (to elevate mood and make people optimistic), stimulant (to improve people’s focus and bring about clarity of thought), powerful relaxant (to relieve mental and physical tension), analgesic (to relieve pain), sexual enhancer (to enhance sex cells), weaning off heroin addiction among other functions.
There exist various forms of Kratom upon which the dosage can be determined. These are the raw powder, capsules, and the resin/extracts. Raw powder form entails raw Kratom leaves that have undergone drying and powdering. Capsules form entails Kratom powder filled in Kratom capsules which may be made of gelatin or vegetable cellulose. Eventually, the resin/ extract form entails Kratom whose leaves have been boiled in water or alcohol.
It is advisable that those beginning to take kratom to begin with capsules because it is not only cost less but have fewer side effects too. When taking the powder form, you should consider mixing it in a liquid such as tea, coffee or even fruit juice. The resin/ extracts should be out of binding for beginners. Being that is very strong, it should only be used by those who are experienced. If you are looking for the form with less bitter taste, consider taking the gel capsule.
After familiarizing ourselves with the various available forms of Kratom and its benefits, the next important thing is to determine the correct dosage to avoid any of its adverse effects. Kratom dosage can be determined regardless of your experience and the benefit you are looking for being in mental clarity or sexual enhancement or pain relief.
Kratom Powder Dosage
You can take Kratom dosage as grams or measure it using a teaspoon. To avoid any possible overdose or associated risks it is important that the dosage is measured accurately. The ideal scale to use when measuring a dose should be an electronic weighing scale. Those with a kitchen scale of 100mg can as well measure it. Avoid eyeballing the dose because when you do that, it may result in an overdose and side effects like vomiting, fatigue, and nausea.
Those looking for energy and focus should take between 3 to 6 grams a day. The efficacy can be improved by mixing Kratom with grape juice.
For anxiety and pain relief, the dosage should be between 7 to 9 grams. It is necessary that you begin with lower doses to avoid the sedative effects of higher doses.
For opiate withdrawal, begin with a dosage of between 7 to 9 grams of Kratom powder. You should take this 2 to 4 times every day for a total of three days. You should then reduce the dosage to 5-7 grams and on the fifth day 3-5 grams. Finally, use 2 grams on the sixth day. The usage should stop from the seventh day.
If you are using a teaspoon and you are a beginner, consider taking one full level teaspoon (which is roughly 4.5 grams) for elevating your mood and energizing. To attain better results, you improve this to one and a half teaspoon of the powder.
Kratom Capsules dosage
For capsules, it is necessary that you consult with your vendor the size of the capsule first which will help you decide on the number to take.
Average capsules though contain up to 666 mg while extra-large ones can contain up to 1 gram.
Always ensure that you take the right dosage in whichever form you take.