If you wonder how much kratom to take to kill pain and hit the sweet spot, then you’ve landed on the right page.
The topic of kratom powder dosage can be tricky because the right dose is often individual. Weight, age, gender, and tolerance all play a part for your optimal dosage.
And frequent kratom users need a higher dose than beginners to get a similar experience.
Different Doses for Different Experiences
Correct kratom dosages depend on you and what experience you’re hoping for? Kratom can act as a stimulant, a relaxant, a pain reliever or a sedative; which effect you get depends on how much you take.
Typically, a smaller dose produces energizing effects (similar to a good cup of espresso, but much more potent). You’ll also notice subtle enhanced mental clarity, improved focus, better productivity, and increased motivation.
A moderate dose reduces anxiety and has noticeable pain relief and mood-boosting effect. A higher dose makes you reap all the benefits from the sedating and painkilling qualities of kratom.
A User’s Guide to Kratom Powder Dosage
New to kratom? Trying out a new strain? Check out the guide below but remember these are guidelines only; as with all things, use common sense and your own judgment to determine your personal kratom “sweet spot”.
Threshold Dose (1-2g)
The threshold dose of 1-2 grams is a good baseline for kratom; the effects are subtle. You should experience mild stimulating and mood-boosting effects within the 30 minutes span.
Moderate Dose (2-5g)
If, after half an hour, you haven’t yet achieved the desired effect, take another 2- 3 grams. This should allow you to achieve the full benefit of kratom’s stimulating and energizing properties.
Strong Dose (5-9g)
After 15- 30 minutes, you may want to take a further 1-4 grams in incremental amounts (allowing 15 minutes between each dose) if you feel you haven’t yet hit your sweet spot.
This is the optimal dose needed to experience the full power of kratom’s sedating and analgesic properties; perfect for insomniacs looking to profit from kratom’s sleep-inducing qualities, or those looking to alleviate chronic pain.
People who use kratom to treat opiate withdrawals need a strong dose.
Very High Dose (9g)
Doses of 9 grams or more are considered dangerously high and carry the risk of side effects and dependency. If you find you need consistently higher quantities than you used to, consider abstaining from kratom entirely for a while to reset your tolerance. Some users also report that switching strains can be helpful.
General Advice on Dosage
Anyone new to kratom and people who are trying out a new strain should start with a small dose and mindfully work up to higher doses.
Allow some time between doses so you get a feel of what’s happening. Take more if necessary.
Taking too much and too quickly is why people experience the negative side of kratom. Feeling nauseous, fatigued, and headaches is a clear sign you’ve gone too far.
Be serious about your limits. Monitor how kratom affects you by taking a few grams of kratom at least 30 minutes at the time. Use the recommended guidelines above and you will most likely not experience the unpleasant side effects.
A Note on Strains
You may need to adjust the dosage accordingly. The above recommendations are based on a medium strength kratom such as Red Bali.
If you’re using a highly potent strain like Maeng Da, you will probably need a lower dose than recommended.
If you’re using a less potent strain such as Indo, you may need slightly more.
When you start using a new strain, don’t assume you’ll need the same amount as you have done with other varieties. Start with a threshold dose, and carefully monitor your reactions as you gradually work up to higher quantities.
Key Considerations Before Taking Kratom
l take kratom on an empty stomach most of the time. Wait 2-3 hours before getting started if you recently eaten.
Consuming kratom on a full stomach will result in a delayed onset to the experience, and you may have to take more to achieve the desired results.
Keep a journal of your kratom journey. Write down how you feel at different doses if you want to find your own personal sweet spot.