How Much Kratom Should You Consume?There isn’t a single answer for kratom dosage. It all depends on why you’re using it, your physique, and more. However, the rough estimates are that kratom doses range from two to twelve grams. Kratom dosing is segmented into four categories:
- Microdose – less than two grams
- Low dose – between two to six grams
- High dose – between six to eight grams
- Heavy dose – anything higher than eight grams
How Much Kratom Should I Take?As we said before, each person will have a different kratom dose. However, this ideal kratom dose depends on various factors. The most important factors are
- Desired effects
- How much kratom do you use
|Body Weight||Kratom Dosage Range(g)|
|In Kilograms (kg)||In Pounds (lb)|
|45||100||2.5 – 4.0|
|54||120||3.0 – 5.0|
|63.5||140||3.5 – 5.5|
|72.5||160||4.0 – 5.5|
|82||180||4.5 – 6.5|
|91||200||5.0 – 8.0|
|100||220||5.5 – 9.0|
Kratom Consumption Frequency
Dose of Kratom Depending on the Desired EffectsGenerally, people divide kratom doses into two categories based on their effects. These are stimulatory and pain relief. Pain relief requires higher doses of kratom when compared to stimulation. More specifically, you’ll need 0.04 g/lb for a sedative effect, while you can get stimulation at 0.025 g/lb.
Kratom Dose for Pain
Kratom Dose for Opioid Withdrawal
Kratom Dose for Stimulation
Kratom Dose for Depression
Kratom Dose for Anxiety
Common Kratom ProductsThere are no FDA-approved kratom dosages or products. However, brands have used kratom and marketed it as a dietary supplement. The FDA doesn’t regulate dietary supplements, so they have more wiggle room. Additionally, the Drug Enforcement Administration hasn’t yet put kratom, Mitragyna speciosa, on the list of controlled substances, despite its resemblance to opioids. Since kratom is legal, commercial kratom products have filled the supplement aisle in stores. In Southeast Asia, the natives boil kratom leaves in water to make kratom tea. In other parts, people crush dried kratom leaves into powders and mix these kratom powders into water. It tastes awful. That’s why people use honey to make the flavor bearable. This kratom extract is generally more potent. Generally, kratom uses ingest kratom powders. Additionally, people can vape or smoke kratom leaves. Although, this method isn’t that common. You can get it as kratom capsules, tablets, tinctures, gum, and even kratom extracts. These kratom preparations usually contain Mitragyna speciosa Korth.
Measuring a Dose of KratomGiven how changes in dosage can change kratom’s effects, it’s absolutely essential that you measure it before taking it. Taking too little won’t give you the benefits you want while taking too much will have adverse effects that can worsen your condition. There are currently three ways to measure kratom.
- By weight
- By volume
- Kratom capsules
- Size ‘0’ has 200 to 500 mg powder
- Size ’00’ has 500 to 750 mg of powder
- Size ‘000’ has 700 to 1000 mg of powder
How Long Does Kratom Affect the Body?Depending on how much kratom you have ingested, the effects can vary. The way you take your kratom and the strains you use also affect the onset time and the time during which these effects last.
How long before the onset of the kratom effects?
How long do kratom effects last?
Different Types of Kratom StrainKratom(Mitragyna speciosa) has multiple strains. These strains only have minor genetic differences that make them slightly different from each other. Depending on your wants, one strain may be more effective than the other. Currently, kratom strains are categorized on the leaf vein color; red, white, and green. Red-veined strains usually act the fastest and are best for pain relief. White strains are more stimulating, meaning you can use them to boost your energy levels. The green-veined strains are similar to white strains, but the effects last longer. Some of the most popular kratom strains are:
Maeng Da Kratom
Side Effects of KratomThere haven’t been any clinical trials with kratom, so all of our data is anecdotal. According to the CDC, kratom exposures have been reported to poison control centers. However, most of the side effects in these cases were mild. As long as you use kratom sparingly, there shouldn’t be any adverse reactions. However, we don’t know much about drug interactions between kratom and other substances. However, it does have the potential to react with other drugs like alcohol which can prove fatal.
Mild Side Effects
Chronic Side Effects