Kratom can offer a lot of benefits, but unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation floating around the Internet about its use and how to use it. Luckily, we’ve assembled a step-by-step guide here to help you make your Kratom capsules, either by hand or by machine.
BENEFITS OF TAKING CAPSULES
Kratom leaves have been used for centuries in south-east Asia as a medicine. At low doses, Kratom can be a stimulant (like caffeine). At higher doses, interestingly enough, it becomes a sedative. As a medicine, Kratom can treat diarrhea, opiate addiction, arthritis, Restless Leg Syndrome, and Fibromyalgia, among other things. Since Kratom has a less-than-appealing taste, it’s often delivered into the body on a carrier, such as through chocolate milk, tea, or juice. The quickest method is to put it into capsule form, meaning you can simply swallow a pill with a glass of water to enjoy its benefits.
WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE MY OWN KRATOM CAPSULES?
- First off, you’re going to need capsules. You’ll want to go for the 000 size because they’re the largest size.
- Next (and this is optional, depending on your method of creation) you’ll want a capsule holder/filler/machine.
- A tamper: This way, you’ll be able to pack loose powder into your capsules.
- Parchment paper: This way, if you have any spillover, you’ll be able to collect it easily.
- A scale for weighing the Kratom (if you plan on using it regularly, anyway) and some Tupperware in which to hold it.
FILLING CAPSULES WITH A MACHINE
If you want to use a machine, first put the caps in place. You’ll want about 50, which means you’ll want to weigh about 45g of Kratom. Fill up each of the caps, while using the tamper to pack it down. Don’t be afraid to put some elbow grease into it! Repeat until the caps are absolutely full and you can’t pack any more Kratom within.
Next, stick the tops onto the caps. If you’ve loaded the caps properly, you should have a slight amount of overflow; try to minimize the lost Kratom as much as possible. You’ll know the tops are in place (meaning they won’t fall off) if you hear a ‘click’ noise.
Finally, remove the capsules (preferably by hand) and put them somewhere safe, such as in a plastic bag. Congratulations! You’ve just made Kratom capsules.
FILLING CAPSULES BY HAND
Filling the capsules by hand is similar to how you fill them with the machine, the difference being that it’s harder to tamper the Kratom in place, meaning you’re going to have trouble getting even distribution – some capsules are going to have more Kratom in them than others, e.g.
Make sure you’re wearing latex gloves, which will keep your capsule-creating nice and hygienic, as well as keep the Kratom from staining your hands. Separate the long end (the cap) from the short end (the top) and scoop up Kratom powder, again using the parchment paper to catch the overflow. If you have a tamper, you’ll want to tamp down the powder two or three times (you can also use the cap of a pen, but this method is a bit more unpredictable). Try to be consistent, but again, this is an inconsistent science so that some dosages might be higher than others.
Once you have the capsules filled, push the top onto the cap until you hear a ‘click’ sound. This means that the top and the cap are seated together, and you don’t have to worry about them coming undone. Voila! You’ve just created your first batch of Kratom capsules.