Taking Kratom Basics – 101 – How Much To Take?
Taking Kratom in the right dosages has always been a key factor in seeking the right effects. One of the most interesting things about Kratom is that you can experience a full spectrum of effects depending on the precise dosage you take. In general, the basics are really easy to learn. Now obviously, everyone’s bio-chemistry is a little bit different and you should experiment to find what dosage works best for you.
By taking too much kratom, you may experience some harmless but unpleasant side effects, such as a head ach or minor nausea. On the flip side, if you take too small of a dose, the beneficial effects will not be noticeable. The following is a general reference guide for the average person.
Average Dose by Grams
Mild: 1 – 2 grams
Moderate: 2 – 4.5 grams
High: 4.5 – 8 grams
Average Dose by Teaspoon
Moderate: 1 – 2 tsp
High: 2 – 3.5 tsp
Please note that these amounts are to be used as a guide. Each kratom strain is different and effects may vary from person to person. These doses are an estimate based upon historical and experimental reports. Most will find that the amounts classified in the “high” range, dependent upon the strain, are more likely to cause side effects.
To maximize the effects of Kratom, you should not consume high doses regularly. Reports have shown that our bodies develops a kratom tolerance and the medicinal effects will weaken. Unfortunately, those that battle with chronic pain on a day to day basis will know that pain does not follow a schedule. In order to combat a tolerance build up, you may consider cycling the days you use Kratom.
Kratom powder has to be digested in order to gain any of the medicinal benefits. In order to ensure the effects are delivered quickly and properly, Kratom should be taken on an empty stomach. This way your body completely dedicated to digesting this herb without any distractions.
Sometimes it may not be possible to take your dosage on an empty stomach. For people like this, making Kratom tea to deliver the needed effects is always a good option.
Differences in Kratom strains is always a factor when first considering the appropriate dosage. Look into reviews of different kratom strains to narrow down what you are looking for. There are a few key strains that should be dosed lower than average.
Mang Da: Potent, users find that the effects are highly active at lower doses
Bali: Side effects can be encountered at lower doses compared to other strains
Thai: May be over stimulating for some users at higher dosages.
In order to achieve the best results, it may be a good idea to alter your measured doses for these strains. In comparison, some strains such as Bali, can in fact be dosed relatively higher due to the fact that they lack side effects. As you can see, because of the variances between each strain, users should start with lower dosages when dealing with a new strain.
Effects by Dosage
One of the most interesting things about almost every kratom strain is the difference in effects at different dosage levels. Generally, if you are looking for more stimulating effects, stay with a lower dose rather than a higher one.
Everyone who is interested in trying this magical herb for the first time should do their research. It is important to learn about the values, theory and guild lines before taking Kratom.