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How Much Kratom Should I Take? A Helpful Dosage Guide

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Kratom is an herbal product that hails from Asia.

While it’s fairly new to the US markets, it’s still widely sought out for a variety of reasons. And, as a novelty item, there’s still a lot to be learned about it.

If you’re looking into it, you’re probably wondering, how much Kratom should I take? Luckily, we have your beginner’s Kratom dosing guide right here. Keep reading to learn more.

What is Kratom Used For?

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Kratom is known for its energy-increasing and stimulant effects. At low doses, the effects are opioid-like, acting as a depressant. At higher doses, the effects are more like a euphoric high.

Kratom has been used by native workers throughout certain parts of Asia for centuries. The leaves of the tropical evergreen were traditionally ingested by chewing, drying and smoking, or boiling into a tea. Here in the United States, Kratom is becoming popular primarily for its use as an alternative treatment for pain and opiate withdrawal. 

The safety and effectiveness of Kratom as a treatment has not yet been evaluated by the FDA. Therefore, Kratom dosage guidelines have not yet been officially established. 

How Much Kratom Should I Take?

Despite its ambiguous nature, you can easily find and purchase Kratom on sites such as Of course, finding it is easy—figuring out the proper dosage is the tricky part.

The Kratom you find on the market today usually comes in powdered or capsule form. There are a variety of ways to ingest it if you purchase it in powder form. Among the most popular ways are by making it into a tea, adding it to a protein shake or smoothie, or the toss n’ wash method—which is simply taking a spoonful of the powder and washing it down with water.

In terms of Kratom powder dosage, everyone is different. You’ll have to experiment to find what works best for you. To make life easier, just follow this beginner’s Kratom dosing guide:

Take it On an Empty Stomach

First thing’s first—it’s best to take Kratom on an empty stomach. Taking it on an empty stomach will require less while also allowing you to get a better feel for its effects. If you take it on a full stomach, it will require a higher dosage which will throw off your reference point completely.

Start Small

It’s important to note that there are different strains of Kratom that will have different effects. Regardless of which strain you choose, it’s best to start with a small amount. It’s recommended that you start with one to two grams for up to 150 pounds of body weight.

Assess How You Feel

After your initial Kratom dosage, wait about 30-45 minutes to see how you feel. If you think you need more, repeat your initial dose. Within the next 15-30 minutes, you should begin to feel something. 

Repeat the Process

Kratom’s effects should last up to five hours. From there you can take another full dose. Over time you can gradually increase your dosage depending on your needs and body weight.

Don’t Overdo It

How much Kratom should I take is a question based on things like body weight, tolerance, medical conditions, and so on. As with any new health supplement, moderation and caution are necessary.

If you’re interested in health care, we’ve got plenty of articles on our site for you to check out.

The Editorial Team at Healthcare Business Today is made up of skilled healthcare writers and experts, led by our managing editor, Daniel Casciato, who has over 25 years of experience in healthcare writing. Since 1998, we have produced compelling and informative content for numerous publications, establishing ourselves as a trusted resource for health and wellness information. We offer readers access to fresh health, medicine, science, and technology developments and the latest in patient news, emphasizing how these developments affect our lives.

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