Many forms of kratom supplements are now available on the market. But, as kratom supplements gain popularity, some questions might be on your mind. If you are confused about whether to go for kratom powder or kratom capsules, we’ve put together this easy guide for kratom lovers to learn more about the slight differences between kratom powder and kratom capsules.
What is Kratom?
Kratom is a tropical evergreen tree called Mitragyna speciosa. The kratom tree is indigenous to the rainforests of Southeast Asia in countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Due to its unique alkaloid profile and the prominence of mitragynine, it has a wide-range of wellness benefits. Southeast Asian natives have been known to use this herb for centuries to fight physical and mental fatigue, particularly field laborers who work in arduous conditions.
What is Kratom Powder?
Kratom powder is the dried, ground-up kratom leaf. Kratom leaves are picked off when they are ripe and dried using various outdoor and indoor practices. These dried leaves are then ground into powder form, producing kratom powder.
Kratom powder is the most commonly available form of kratom, as well as the most cost-effective. Powdered kratom is especially preferred for its versatility in usage. Kratom powder can be mixed with water, blended in juices and smoothies, taken with food, or consumed in a toss-and-wash method.
Kratom powder comes in many different varieties called “strains”. It has a strong herbal taste that can be masked when consumed with flavorful juices such as orange juice or savory foods such as applesauce or yogurt.
If you want to try a selection of different strains, Super Speciosa’s Powder Flight is a bundle of five 20-gram pouches of our best-selling strains: Red Maeng Da, Red Bali, Green Bali, White Maeng Da, and White Thai.
Super Speciosa also offers flavored kratom powder for a pleasantly tasting kratom experience. Head on over to the Super Speciosa shop.
What are Kratom Capsules?
Traditionally, kratom leaves were either chewed or boiled to make kratom tea. Because of its herbal taste, many users find the taste of kratom too strong for their liking. Kratom capsules are an encapsulated form of kratom powder.
The capsule shell is made of gelatin or vegetable-based options such as cellulose, which offer a tasteless kratom experience. Unlike kratom powder, kratom capsules are pre-measured and offer more consistency than a roughly measured spoonful of kratom powder. They are also very convenient for on-the-go use.
The Differences Between Kratom Powder and Kratom Capsules
There are very slight differences between kratom powder and kratom capsules, as the capsules are just the encapsulated form of the same powder. Let’s look at these differences one by one.
Comparing preparation methods
Kratom powder needs a little bit of preparation, whether you are taking it with water or blending it with juices or smoothies. You will need to pre-measure your powder using a teaspoon or a digital scale for more accuracy. On the other hand, kratom capsules do not need any preparation and can be swallowed right away.
Differences in convenience and ease of use
Kratom capsules offer much more convenience in ingestion when traveling and taking your kratom supplements on the go, whereas kratom powder is not as easy to carry around or take discreetly as kratom capsules.
Differences in taste
Unless you are using flavored kratom powder, the taste of kratom powder is bitter. On the other hand, kratom capsules offer a tasteless experience, making them a perfect choice for kratom users who don’t wish to mask the herbal taste with other ingredients.
Differences in shelf life and storage
All Super Speciosa kratom products are tested to remain fresh without losing potency for up to 2 years. All kratom products should be stored in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight, moisture, and dampness.
Differences in serving size and measuring
Super Speciosa’s recommended serving size is 2.4 grams of kratom powder, which roughly equals 1 teaspoon. You can also precisely measure your kratom using our Super Scooper Adjustable Measuring Spoon.
For kratom capsules, each capsule contains 500 milligrams of kratom powder. Super Speciosa recommends up to 5 capsules per serving.
Differences in pricing of kratom capsules and powder
Super Speciosa takes pride in providing premium quality kratom products at a non-premium price. Generally, kratom powder is the most cost-effective option especially when bought in larger quantities. While kratom capsules are relatively expensive, kratom users can also make capsules with kratom powder with a convenient home capsule machine.
Best Kratom Powder and Kratom Capsules for Energy
With naturally high mitragynine kratom guaranteed to test at 1.4% mitragynine or higher, our Signature Reserve is the strongest variety of kratom we carry. Signature Reserve gives you an energy boost for the toughest days, from hiking to late-night emails and everything in between.
Green Maeng Da
A great starting point for beginners and a staple for seasoned enthusiasts. With focus and mood-boosting qualities, Green Maeng Da is potent and highly stimulating, has long-lasting effects, and is great for enhancing focus in your day.
Green Malay is milder in terms of alkaloid content, increasing sociability and talkativeness, and can also keep you alert and focused on personal tasks such as long study sessions. Green Malay promotes a sense of calmness and enhances your focus to help you power through the workday.
Features: Green Bali is amazing for memory, focus, and concentration. A mild euphoric feeling in the beginning that is long-lasting.
Green Bali Kratom
Green Bali is amazing for memory, focus, and concentration. A mild euphoric feeling in the beginning that is long-lasting. Green Bali eases the tension and gets you back in your groove.
Super Speciosa Verified Buyer Reviews
“Signature Reserve is by far the best I have tried. I only need 3 capsules and within 45 minutes I get a boost in energy”
“Provides a nice calming but energetic feeling for me, good quality, and is affordable. I like not worrying because I know this is a trusted product that is tested for purity and safety”
Best Kratom Powder and Kratom Capsules for Relaxation
Red Maeng Da Kratom
Optimal for the late hours of the day to relax and ease the tension, Red Maeng Da makes your body feel right and calms the mind for restful sleep later. This red-veined kratom strain is great for taking it easy on yourself and improving your sense of well-being through a soothing calm that cares for all the stress and bottled emotions.
Red Bali Kratom
Red Bali is relatively milder than Maeng Da but offers its uniquely relaxing effects for the evening hours. Super effective in improving rest and recovery for the body, Red Bali kratom can be a great natural aid for occasional sleeplessness.
Red Borneo Kratom
If there’s a strain perfect for soothing sleep, it’s Red Borneo. No matter how bad the restlessness, this kratom strain is for the wee hours of the night and good sleep. If you’ve been tossing and turning with something on your mind, Red Borneo quiets the mind and body for extremely restful sleep.
Super Speciosa Verified Buyer Reviews
“I opened up the Red Bali, and I usually take four grams or more of other kratom brands, but with this one, I only needed two to three scoops. What I like about this Red Bali is that the effects lasted a long time, and I didn’t always need to take more.”
“Red Maeng Da is my favorite strain for sleeping. It’s very calming and chill. It also makes me have the wildest dreams, which is always fun. I always feel good after sleeping with this stuff. Highly recommend. Or even just sitting on the couch after a long day of work watching tv”
Where to Buy High-Quality Kratom Capsules and Kratom Powder
Super Speciosa takes pride in being one of the only few premium kratom vendors who are doing it the right way. Unlike unreliable kratom products commonly available at smoke shops or convenience stores, well-reputed kratom vendors test their kratom rigorously.
Super Speciosa’s kratom products are lab-tested for contaminants by an ISO 17 25 accredited third-party lab, Cora Science. You can also check the lab results via the scannable QR code on our product packaging. Super Speciosa is also a GMP-qualified kratom vendor, following the guidelines set forth by the American Kratom Association.
Effects of Kratom
Red vein kratom is generally known for its relaxing effects, whereas green vein kratom and white vein kratom are known for their energizing and stimulant effects. These stimulant benefits of kratom include an energy boost, mental clarity, improved wellness, and mood enhancement.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a difference in potency between kratom powder and capsules?
No, there is no difference in potency whether you consume kratom powder or kratom capsules. The potency varies in different batches, and each Super Speciosa product indicates the mitragynine percentage on the packaging.
Can kratom powder be converted into capsules at home?
Yes, kratom powder can be converted into capsules using a home capsule machine. Make sure to measure the amount of kratom powder each capsule contains.
Which is more cost-effective: kratom powder or capsules?
Kratom powder is relatively more cost-effective than kratom capsules, especially when bought in larger quantities.
What are the storage requirements for kratom powder and capsules?
Make sure to store your kratom in an airtight container away from direct sunlight.
Which is faster-acting, kratom powder or capsules?
Kratom powder is faster-acting, whereas kratom capsules may take some time to break down. However, this only delays the effects by 15 minutes.
How can I choose between kratom powder and kratom capsules?
Depending on your consumption preferences, such as whether it’s easier for you to swallow capsules or if you prefer liquids, you can choose whichever form of kratom is better suited.
Is kratom safe?
Super Speciosa promotes the safe use of kratom. Our kratom products are only intended to be dietary supplements and should be used as directed on the label to avoid any adverse effects. Heavy use of kratom may lead to potential side effects of kratom such as nausea, constipation, headaches, and drowsiness. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet approved kratom as a dietary supplement.
Is it easier to measure serving sizes with kratom powder or capsules?
It is certainly easier to measure your kratom serving size, as kratom capsules contain the same amount of 600 milligrams. Kratom powder can also be measured precisely but requires a measuring scooper or a digital scale.
Can I switch between kratom powder and capsules without changing the effects?
Yes, but only as long as the kratom powder and capsules are made from the same batch. The effects will be similar.
Can I take kratom powder or capsules while pregnant or breastfeeding?
No, it is considered unsafe for pregnant or breastfeeding women to take kratom in any form. Make sure to consult your healthcare provider for medical advice.
Can I take kratom capsules with medication?
It is potentially dangerous to consume kratom with other medications or substances. For proper guidance, always consult your healthcare provider for medical advice.
What kratom capsules are best for me?
Depending on the desired effects, you can choose the best kratom capsules for yourself. Generally, red kratom strains are relaxing, while greens boost energy and focus, and white kratom strains provide balance.
What is the return policy if I am not satisfied with my purchase?
Super Speciosa offers quality products and the highest quality kratom, including a 30-day money-back guarantee on each purchase and everything we can do to ensure your kratom experience is satisfactory with us.