The Correct Dosage of Kratom

August 14, 2015 Articles

The Correct Dosage of Kratom

Learning about the correct dosage of Kratom use has been a challenging question among many kratom users. While many Kratom users say that moderate doses take effect in about 20 minutes and last between 3 and 4 hours, the effects can vary drastically based on a variety of factors. In most cases, the user’s body mass and general tolerance is amongst the most contributing factors to the plants’ effectiveness.

Starting Point

According to hundreds of Kratom users, the ideal starting point for a beginner would be at 2 or 3 grams. Over time, the user can add 0.5 grams to the following consumption regimen. However, this increase should not be done immediately as a gradual transition is necessary to avoid unpleasant and unwanted effects. It is also advised to take notes on the intensity of Kratom effectsevery time an additional gram is added to the dosage.

Diverse Response to Certain Veins

The differences between the Kratom strains also contribute to the effects of the plant, aside from the amount of consumption or dosage. Generally, red-veined strains have higher levels of reported sedation and relaxation due to differing alkaloids. On the other hand, the users reported that the green and white veined varieties offered between low and moderate stimulating effects, including a higher euphoric effect.

Some people mix multiple strains together like red with green or white to take advantage of the stimulating euphoric and relaxing effects.

Delayed Effects

At some point, Kratom users also reported that there are delaying factors for the Kratom’s effects to take place. Recent meals could be a delaying factor, thus, it is recommended allowing oneself to wait for at least an hour for the expected effects. The ingestion of Kratom capsules could also play a significant role when it comes to the delayed effects, considering the dissolution process of the vegetable cellulose capsule or gelatin in the stomach.

Non-overdose Effect

To date, there are no reported cases of Kratom overdose causing death from kratom alone, although some cases involved the use of Kratom caused addictive signs and withdrawal effects leading to poor mental health. There have also been reports of suicides where kratom was abused however kratom abuse alone has not been proven to be the sole driving factor in any of these cases.

Recommended Dosage and Corresponding Effects

A person can take 2 to 4 grams of regular Kratom powder and experience mild stimulating effects while 4 to 6 grams of the powder could result in moderate, stimulating, sedating, or analgesic effects. Between 6 and 8 grams, the user could experience strong effects including both its sedating and analgesic effects. Side effects such as nausea and dizziness can manifest themselves at any range but most people experience this at dosages above 6 grams. At high dosages, tolerance and addiction can appear in the user in just a short time frame.

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