As kratom is becoming a primary choice as a herbal supplement, it is important to keep in mind that kratom should be used responsibly and safely. In this blog, we dig deeper into what purposes kratom is well-suited for and how often you should be taking kratom.
How Often Can I Take Kratom? Factors to Consider When Determining the Frequency of Kratom Use
Personal Goals and Reasons for Using Kratom
Before you use kratom, it’s essential to think about how kratom can improve your life. Whether you are looking for morning motivation, afternoon focus, or night-time calm, the reasons for using kratom can guide your kratom frequency.
Many users take kratom as a replacement for their morning coffee. Others use kratom to relax in the evenings and have a good night’s sleep. Occasionally, you might want to use kratom for an extra boost in physical activities such as a hike or an inspired gym session.
Tolerance and Sensitivity to Kratom’s Effects
Another factor to consider is your tolerance and sensitivity to kratom effects. If you are a first-time user or only take kratom occasionally, you probably have little to no tolerance so a smaller serving should suffice. If you are a daily kratom consumer, your tolerance is likely to be high. You may feel like the effects are not as strong as when you first took kratom, or you may find that you need to continuously increase your serving size. In these instances, taking a break is very beneficial, as it will reset your tolerance and you can take a much lower serving size for the same effects.
The effects of kratom can vary from person to person due to body type, weight, and physiology. On an empty stomach, the effects can be even more potent.You can take a serving every 6-12 hours, however, we advise to not exceed 2 servings per 24 hours. Too much frequent use especially at larger serving sizes may cause stomach aches and discomfort.
Kratom Strains and Strength
Due to the distinctive alkaloid profiles found in different kratom leaves, the effects may also differ slightly. As a result, it is important to determine serving sizes and frequency based on the Mitragynine percentage of the kratom powder. Generally, the higher the alkaloid percentage or density of the kratom powder, the less you need to consume. Here’s how to calculate the exact Mitragynine content in your serving size.
At Super Speciosa, we separate and grade our high-quality kratom based on batches and alkaloid profiles. After we batch our kratom powder, we send it to a third-party lab to be tested for 5 different alkaloids, as well as a full-panel microbial and heavy metals test to meet our quality standards.
This ensures a consistent kratom experience for our customers and provides them with a better understanding of the product they are purchasing. To learn more, please read about the truth of kratom strains.
Health and Medical Considerations
Since kratom is not well-suited to be taken with other substances or medication, it’s extremely important to consult your healthcare provider for medical advice. Pregnant or breastfeeding women are also highly advised against any use of kratom.
While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet approved kratom for any use, kratom is legal on a federal level. The DEA does not regulate kratom, although they tried to ban it in the past, and failed due to kratom use advocacy and science-backed research on the safety of kratom.
Recommended Kratom Usage Guidelines
Super Speciosa’s recommended serving is 2.4 grams of kratom powder per serving. This is roughly equal to 1 teaspoon, 5 kratom capsules, or 8 kratom tablets. This is a moderate serving size for both beginners and experienced kratom users. Depending on whether you want stimulating or relaxing effects, the serving size can be lowered or increased.
Start with Less
Beginners and experienced kratom users alike should always start small, especially if you are trying out a new strain or product. Since certain users are seeking a modest amount of stimulation and energy, smaller serving sizes are optimal. Once the desired effects are achieved, there is no need to increase your serving size or consume kratom repeatedly. Larger servings have a relaxing effect and may not be beneficial for those seeking stimulating effects.
Listen to Your Body
Knowing how your body responds to kratom can be helpful in recognizing any potential warning signs. It is advisable to keep a record of your kratom intake to observe any variations or trends. By gaining a deeper understanding of how your body benefits from kratom and determining when a break may be needed, you can improve the timing of your kratom servings and prevent excessive use.
Avoiding Daily or Excessive Long-term Usage
Dependence on any supplement whether it’s coffee or kratom can be undesirable. To help avoid developing any kratom tolerance or dependence, take regular tolerance breaks. Some users also like to reduce their serving size also called tapering. Kratom withdrawal can feel similar to that of caffeine. Since it’s hard to stop anything once you develop everyday habits, it’s best to let your body naturally recover every once in a while.
Best Time to Take Strains
For Energy and Focus
Green vein and white vein kratom strains such as Signature Reserve, Green Maeng Da, Green Malay, and White Thai are the top strains for increasing energy levels throughout the day for maximum productivity. Learn more about all Super Speciosa strains for energy and focus.
Most kratom users take these in the morning for positivity and motivation or during the afternoon for added focus and clarity.
Red vein kratom strains such as Red Maeng Da, Red Bali, and Red Borneo are especially recommended for soothing calmness and deep relaxation. Learn more about Super Speciosa’s top strains for relaxation and sleep.
Most kratom users take these in the evening to chill out and relax before bedtime.
Super Speciosa’s Products
Super Speciosa is a premium kratom vendor offering the best kratom in the market. Our strains of kratom are available in various types of kratom products:
- Kratom Capsules: Tasteless capsules, each containing 500 milligrams of kratom powder. Recommended serving size: 5 capsules.
- Kratom Powder: Ground Mitragyna speciosa leaves, versatile in consumption and popular among all kratom users. Recommended serving size: 2.4g or roughly 1 teaspoon.
- Kratom Tablets: Pressed kratom powder tablets, made for extra convenience and on-the-go use. Each tablet weighs 300 milligrams. We recommend taking 8 tablets per serving and no more than 16 in 24 hours.
- Kratom Gummies: Tasty gummies infused with Mitragynine for a delightful treat. Each regular gummy contains 15mg of Mitragynine, and the bold kratom gummies contain 35mg each We recommend taking 1-2 gummies per serving depending on the strength.
- Flavored Kratom Powder: Flavorful kratom powder options, made for a bitter-free taste. Comes with a convenient scooper. Recommended serving size: 1-2 scoops.
- Kratom Tea & Blends: Crushed kratom leaf that come in individual pouches, with some varieties including other herbs such as chamomile to enhance the kratom experience. Each tea bag has 4 grams of crushed kratom leaf. Make the tea with 8 ounces of hot (not boiling) water. A maximum of two cups per 24 hours is recommended.
- Kratom Extracts: Kratom tinctures and liquid extracts are highly concentrated forms of kratom that are made by extracting active compounds such as Mitragynine from the leaves.
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Additional Tips and Recommendations
Switch it Up
Other than tolerance breaks and lowering your serving size, switching strains is a useful tactic to avoid developing tolerance to any particular kratom strain. Regular users love to try out different strains or kratom products to make their kratom experiences more enjoyable.
Consult a Healthcare Professional
Consulting your healthcare provider is always recommended. Whether you are already on medication or looking to take kratom, medical advice is essential to avoid any unwanted risks. Routine check-ups can also be beneficial to spot if kratom is taking a toll on your body.
Keep a Check on Your Well-being
The best way to take kratom is responsibly and effectively. If kratom is aiding your well-being, you are doing it right. If at any point, you feel that kratom is no longer helping you achieve the desired effects, it’s best to take a break and let your body return to normal energy levels.
Proper storage and handling of kratom products
Super Speciosa’s kratom has been tested and found to stay fresh for up to 2 years after its manufacturing date. Look for the use-by date on our packaging. To keep your kratom from losing any potency, make sure to keep it away from direct sunlight or any heat sources, and store it in airtight containers away from any moisture or dampness.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is kratom?
Kratom or Mitragyna speciosa is a dietary supplement that enhances the daily functioning of the human mind and body. Kratom originates from the rainforests of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. Natives in Southeast Asia have been known to use this herb for centuries to fight physical and mental fatigue. Some of the benefits of kratom include improved well-being, an energy boost, a positive outlook, and deep relaxation.
Can I take kratom every day?
Yes. You can take kratom every day but avoid excessive long-term use to keep away any risks of developing kratom unhealthy habits or tolerance. It’s best to take a break once in a while, or taper down your serving size.
Is it safe to take kratom multiple times a day?
Yes, it is safe to take kratom multiple times a day depending on the serving size and frequency. Kratom can be taken safely twice within 24 hours when following our recommended serving size guidelines. It is important to note that recommended serving sizes can vary across other kratom brands. You may take kratom every 6-12 hours. Kratom’s half-life is 24 hours. If you have more than normal body fat, it might take longer for your body to expel metabolites from your system.
What are the risks of frequent kratom use?
Kratom overdose when taken alone is extremely rare. However, heavy use of kratom can lead to unintended side effects such as dehydration, dry mouth, nausea, drowsiness, constipation, itchiness, headache, frequent urination, or weight loss.
How long does it take to develop tolerance to kratom?
Continuous long-term heavy kratom consumption may lead to developing a tolerance to kratom over time. It’s best to take at least 4-5 days of a tolerance break in a month.
What serving size should I take?
Super Speciosa’s recommended serving is 2.4 grams of kratom powder per serving. This is roughly equal to 1 teaspoon, 5 kratom capsules, or 8 kratom tablets. Lower serving sizes stimulate while higher serving sizes soothe.
What kratom strain is for me?
If you are not sure which strain to start with, it’s best to start with our Powder Flight. A little bit of everything that includes 20g each of Red Maeng Da, Red Bali, Green Bali, White Maeng Da, and White Thai.
What is the best way to take kratom?
There are so many ways to take kratom; the best way is really your personal preference! Kratom capsules are a great way to take kratom on the go, as they are pre-measured for an accurate serving size. Kratom tablets and kratom gummies are another convenient way to enjoy the effects of kratom, and they are fast-acting as they don’t have a capsule barrier. Kratom powder is a versatile and cost-effective way to take kratom; you can make kratom tea, enjoy it in a smoothie, or mix it with juice to combat the bitter taste. We also offer convenient, ready-made kratom tea bags that you can enjoy hot or cold. Try out all the options we offer to see which one you like best! To learn more on how to prepare kratom powder, click here.
How often can I take kratom?
Kratom servings can be taken every 6-12 hours, with no more than 2 servings per 24 hours. In case of regular use, make sure to take tolerance breaks every once in a while to avoid an increase in tolerance.
Can I take kratom with medication or other substances?
No. It is not recommended to take kratom with medication or other substances as it can be potentially dangerous. If you are on medication, consult your healthcare provider to avoid any adverse effects. Super Speciosa also doesn’t recommend taking kratom as a medication for opioid withdrawal symptoms or chronic pain relief.