A question frequently asked by new kratom users is about dosage.
It is necessary to ensure that doses taken are correct in order to avoid side effects of kratom while also being effective for its purposes.
This article will help to give an estimate for using this plant for specific goals, however, due to plant differences these guidelines are not set in stone.
The question of kratom dose isn’t as straightforward as many would assume, as there is a large variability in the potency of different plants and strains.
Additionally, dosage can vary depending on the specific purpose it is being used for.
For anyone looking for pain relief, the necessary dosage may be higher than average, depending on severity.
If you are looking for energetic effects, slightly lower kratom doses may be the most effective.
Note that here are no set rules on kratom dosage, so it should be done carefully, starting with lowest doses first until the perfect kratom dosage is found.
Because each strain and kratom plant has differences, it is difficult to find a perfect dose without trial and error. However, there are some differences in strain that can cause their dosage to be lower or higher than average.
With this information as a guideline, it should be easier to find a suitable kratom dosage range.
With most strains, kratom dosage varies between 1.5 to 7 grams, (around 3/4 tsp to 1 tbsp of dried powder). However, the different qualities of the kratom strain used and the desired effects can impact the ideal dosage.
While the average ranges do not apply to every kratom strain and plant, they can certainly be useful in order to give a ballpark estimate of proper dosage.
Something that many kratom users are familiar with is the differences in effects at different dose ranges.
Typically, even for traditionally sedating kratom, a lower kratom dosage will prove to be more stimulating than larger doses. Large doses overall tend to be quite sedating, typically with the exception of Thai and Maeng Da strains.
Because of this, with some strains, as the powder is absorbed it goes from initially stimulating to sedating over a period of time.
Additionally, vein color should be considered, as most white vein kratom varieties tend to be stimulating, wheres red vein strains tend to be sedative and analgesic, with green veins somewhere in between.
Depending on how the leaf is prepared, there will be kratom dosage variability as well.
While we do not have a kratom dosage chart as each different strain varies largely, tea commonly requires a slightly larger dose if the sediment is not consumed with it.
For example, a standard kratom tea dose would range from 2.5 to 9 or 10 grams.
Because of water extraction of specific alkaloids, one is much less likely to encounter side effects from kratom tea, such as the wobbles, even at higher doses.
Because of this, using tea as opposed to powder alone has proven to be a good choice for those who do not know their body’s reaction to the plant as well as their proper dose.
While the word overdose has negative connotations, especially death, there are no known fatal cases of kratom overdose. Instead, there are a variety of unpleasant side effects from too high of a dose, some of these include:
While not harmful, these side effects are less than pleasant do deal with.
As stated prior, kratom dosage is not standardized.
Because of this, it has always been a good idea to start with a low dose of kratom.
By doing these, one is much more likely to have a pleasant experience and avoid a “kratom hangover”.