How Much Kratom is in Different Capsule Sizes

December 22, 2018 Articles, Kratom Research, Kratom Reviews, Kratom Vendors

I get this question a lot from newcomers to the kratom space. It makes sense given the disproportionate number of smoke shop kratom brands that don’t provide detailed information about their kratom capsules‘ content.

To better understand the differences, one needs to understand that kratom capsules vary in size and, therefore, the amount of kratom powder that each can hold varies along with them.

For starters, let’s look at why users purchase kratom capsules in the first place. Kratom comes from the crushed up leaves of mature kratom plants. Because kratom is an herbal powder, it has an earthy aroma and bitter taste.

Drinking kratom tea or tossing and washing raw kratom powder can often lead to nausea or even vomiting. This is just one of the reasons why kratom capsules have grown in popularity.

Another factor is precision; it can be tough to measure out the exact amount of kratom powder one intends to burn without an industrial scale at one’s disposal. Kratom capsules take the headache out of preparation and make kratom easier to swallow, both literally and figuratively.


As I said before, kratom comes in a number of different capsule sizes. The 00 capsule holds just 0.5 grams of powder. Most users agree that a proper dosage is around 5 grams; this is the amount that typically induces kratom’s purported effects.

Armed with this knowledge and a bedrock grasp of mathematics, one can deduce that they would have to take 10 kratom capsules in order to achieve the desired effect.

Kratom capsule sizes range from 000 to 5 with 5 being the absolute smallest of the bunch. Think of it like piercing gauges—the smaller the number, the bigger the hole…or, in this case, the bigger the pill.

These kratom capsules are firm, gelatin-based capsules that can hold up to one gram of kratom powder. But larger kratom capsules are available for purchase through select kratom vendors. These larger capsules are customized to the amount of kratom powder the customer intends to fill them with.


As with most things kratom-related and otherwise, it all comes down to you, the consumer. Who knows your strengths and limitations better than you, am I right?

If you’re accustomed to swallowing what people commonly refer to as “horse pills” (think statins, multi-vitamins, whathaveyou) then it’s probably a safe bet that you could handle a triple zero (000) kratom capsule or two.

But if you’re like most people, you’d likely prefer something a bit easier to get down the old gullet. That’s why the industry standard is double zero (00); it holds a decent amount of powder and it slides right down with no problem.


Everybody deserves to know what they are buying and nowhere is this more true than items that one will be ingesting. If you’re in the market for kratom capsules, you want to know where the kratom powder was sourced from, whether it was lab tested for possible contamination and if it is backed by a guarantee.

The top kratom vendors online provide all of this and more; you get a full refund, third party lab testing, certification of purity, discounted kratom products and detailed information about their kratom capsules.

Another consideration that bears mentioning is what kind of kratom capsule your kratom powder comes in. Many fine vendors now offer vegetarian-based capsules for the discerning kratom user, but others do not.

When purchasing kratom powder, be sure to research the vendor in question to see if vegetarian kratom capsules are an option. If no information about their capsules are made available on their online store, give them a call and inquire about what kind of capsules they use.

Finally, one should always keep in mind that pre-prepared kratom capsules contain ground up kratom leaf and nothing more. Because we are talking about powder that is not enhanced, you will have to use more kratom capsules in order for them to produce optimal effects.

Some have suggested that it takes 15-20 capsules to reach beyond the threshold to reach the full spectrum of kratom’s purported benefits. That’s a lot of capsules for mere convenience. If you really think about it, it’s pretty inconvenient in its own right.

Nevertheless, many individuals prefer kratom capsules to raw kratom powder because it’s easier on the stomach and makes for a subtler experience. But remember that it also takes longer for kratom to kick in when using kratom capsules.

If you’re a person who likes to take the DIY approach, then you’d do well to visit YouTube where you’ll find a number of videos on how to fill kratom capsules.


When you buy kratom capsules online, be sure to look for clear info about where the contents of said capsules came from. Always do your homework on a kratom vendor before ordering. Be safe, be smart and be well.

Bob Freville
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