Everything You Need to Know About Kratom Hangover


There are a wealth of potential benefits that can be unlocked by taking kratom. Its effects are well-documented and voluminous. It can enhance concentration, boost your mood, offer stimulation, help users to relax, improve sleep, increase sociability, relieve anxiety and depression, alleviate opiate withdrawal symptoms and even act as an aphrodisiac.

Unfortunately, like so many other substances, kratom can also have its negative side effects. One of the biggest drawbacks to kratom use is the dreaded kratom hangover. As we have covered in the past, the kratom hangover is something that is generally pretty rare.

Kratom hangover typically occurs in first-time users who are not accustomed to taking it. Kratom abuse is also not uncommon and this abuse can also carry the consequence of a kratom hangover.


Kratom hangover is different from an alcohol hangover. Unlike alcohol hangover which generally consists of nausea and headache, a kratom hangover can also carry other widespread symptoms. These may include:

  • Lethargy
  • Muscle Weakness or Sensitivity
  • Fatigue
  • Brain Fog
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety


Several posts on Reddit have suggested that kratom hangover can induce an acute depression in users who use the herb recreationally. They report a lack of motivation that leaves them hitting the snooze button and finding themselves incapable of peeling themselves off their mattresses.

And this is not limited to Reddit. User experiences on Erowid speak to the problem with taking large doses of kratom. One user who took a 15 x extract said that he was somewhat depressed after taking this concentration.

Some sources say that clinically depressed persons who use kratom are prone to experiencing depression after coming down from kratom.


There are several ways in which you can avoid the kratom hangover. Users should always take a decent amount of time to allow their systems to acclimate to kratom. If you have never used kratom before, you should start with the lowest dosage possible and slowly build up to larger milligram amounts.

By carefully managing your dosage, you will permit your body to adjust to the herb and likely avoid any kratom hangover.

Users should always take kratom within the recommended dosage range. A light dose of kratom is usually considered to fall somewhere between 2 and 3 grams while a potent dose is about 5 grams. Some users take as much as 15 grams, but this is not advisable if you are looking to avoid a kratom hangover.

It is also important to take the quality kratom; there are a lot of cheap kratom brands out there that may not be pure. The ways in which you take kratom may also effect your likelihood of developing a kratom hangover. You can smoke kratom, drink kratom or take it as a powder supplement.

You can even purchase a highly-concentrated kratom extract. The high concentration of kratom extract means it's more powerful which may also mean there is a better chance of suffering a kratom hangover.

Users should also avoid taking kratom more than once a day. If you take it more than once a day, it is imperative that you leave a significant time gap between first and second consumption. A good frame of time between first and second would be eight hours.

Avoid using kratom on a frequent or daily basis. This will help you to avoid kratom hangover as well as kratom tolerance. This will prevent you from developing a kratom addiction.

Eating meals, getting exercise and setting aside time for snacks on the days that you take kratom are other methods by which to avoid a kratom hangover.

Most importantly of all, though, is to STAY HYDRATED! As many users on Reddit have pointed out in the past, dehydration is the number one cause of a kratom hangover. “I dosed 3 times this morning,” one Redditor says. “And I made sure to drink a full bottle of water eact time, no headache, no hangover and just got up from a nice kratom induced nap.”


Kratom and alcohol do not mix well. Period. Drinking alcohol while under the influence of kratom intensifies the sedative effects of kratom and can result in severe adverse effects including lethargy, muscle weakness and loss of motor skills.

Users on Reddit have reported nausea and lethargy after combining just 7.5 grams of kratom with two pints of beer. On the other hand, others on the platform have suggested that they have frequently drank beer with their kratom and had no problem whatsoever.

Evidently, kratom hangover as it pertains to combining with alcohol is something that occurs on a case by case basis. In fact, one user said, “A few times a wekk I'll take my afternoon dose [of kratom] then have a few beers while relaxing before diner. I find that it adds a small bit of euphoria.”

Ironically, drinking alcohol right before taking kratom tends to dull the effects of kratom, thus negating the purpose of taking kratom in the first place. Nausea and headaches may also crop up as a consequence of the combination.

That being said, if you are suffering from an alcohol hangover, it has been said that Red Bali kratom can assist in counteracting the symptoms of said hangover.

If you are suffering from a kratom or alcohol hangover, Green Malay kratom can keep you energized and reinvigorate you so that you can get through a work day without feeling like crap.


As mentioned above, kratom hangover is not a common occurrence. However, the side effects of a kratom hangover can be quite unpleasant. They include nausea, drowsiness and fatigue.

Other side effects have cropped up, but they often depend upon the quality of the kratom or the lack thereof. Poor quality kratom strains can cause headaches in addition to the above symptoms.

It is important to understand that the kratom hangover is something that is not only rare but also short-lived. The kratom hangover does not stick around long, it actually passes quite easily with rest and hydration.

Users can help their symptoms to dissipate by avoiding activities and relaxing with a cold compress and a gallon size bottle of water. Water is the most integral thing to ridding yourself of a kratom hangover.

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