What’s the Best Way to Use Kratom? An In-Depth Guide

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Kratom, the hot new natural wellness dietary supplement, is transforming people’s daily lives through its unique energy-boosting and relaxation-inducing benefits. While fairly new to the United States, kratom has a long history of traditional use in Southeast Asia. This blog is an in-depth guide to harnessing the maximum benefits of this special plant.

While kratom consumers enjoy many benefits, it’s important to exercise caution. Super Speciosa recommends consulting with a doctor prior to using kratom. Do not use kratom while using prescription or non-prescription drugs. The FDA has not approved the use of kratom for any purpose.

History and Origins of Kratom Use

Kratom or Mitragyna speciosa originates from Southeast Asian rainforests such as Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. Indigenous people traditionally used it as a wellness booster for increased stamina and vitality while working long hours in the fields. They chewed on raw leaves or brewed them into kratom tea. Kratom helped them increase energy levels and boost recovery to combat physical fatigue.

Understanding Serving Sizes and Their Effects

Kratom offers a range of effects from energizing and motivating to soothing relaxation. That’s why determining the correct serving size is crucial.

Super Speciosa recommends 2.4 grams of kratom powder per serving or roughly 1 teaspoon. You may take 5 kratom capsules or 8 pressed kratom tablets for a similar serving size. It is recommended to not exceed two servings within 24 hours. 

Why Less is More

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The well-known rule of thumb, ‘less is more,’ applies to the energizing and stimulating effects of kratom. If you are looking for energy, focus, and motivation, smaller serving sizes are recommended. Unlike coffee, the effects of kratom last longer without caffeine jitters or caffeine crashes. 

Strains such as 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.

Larger Serving Sizes are Relaxing

When your body and mind need calm, larger servings of kratom can provide soothing relaxation. Red vein kratom strains such as Red Maeng Da, Red Bali, and Red Borneo are especially recommended for soothing calmness and deep relaxation. These strains are suited for evening relaxation and a good night’s sleep. Learn more about Super Speciosa’s top strains for relaxation and sleep.

Always Start Small and Work Your Way Up

The effects of kratom can vary from person to person. It’s highly recommended to start small and see how what works for you, especially if you are a beginner or starting a new strain or product for the first time. Another useful tip is to calculate the exact Mitrgynine content of your serving because it can vary between different batches. All products come with an easily-accessible lab report for the specific batch, that indicates the alkaloid level per milligram of powder.

For accurately measuring your serving size, use a digital scale or our Super Scooper Adjustable Measuring Spoon. Knowing exactly how much you are taking helps understand how it reacts with your natural biochemistry and the amount that works best for you. 

Different Methods of Taking Kratom

Kratom is now available in many forms and products to suit your taste and consumption preferences. Depending on the context and situation, you can also switch between these methods.

Kratom Capsules

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 ingestion experience. Each Super Speciosa capsule contains 500 milligrams of kratom powder. Shop Super Speciosa’s capsules.

Kratom Capsule Pros:

  • For users who find the herbal taste too strong, kratom capsules are a great alternative.
  • Capsules can be taken discreetly anywhere and on the go while traveling or when away from home.
  • Capsules are pre-measured and offer a consistent kratom experience.

Kratom Capsule Cons:

  • Capsules may take longer to kick in because of their capsule barrier in digestion.
  • People who have trouble swallowing capsules may not find them convenient.
  • Capsules are made with gelatin which vegans might want to avoid.

Kratom Powder

Kratom powder is the dried, ground-up kratom leaf. Kratom powder is the most commonly available form. Powdered kratom can be mixed with water, blended in juices and smoothies, taken with food, or consumed in a toss-and-wash method.

Super Speciosa Red Maeng Da Cherry Bomb Calm flavored kratom powder.

Kratom Powder Pros:

  • Powder is the least expensive and even more cost-effective when bought in larger quantities.
  • Powder is easily available in a variety of strains and flavored packs to mask the strong herbal taste.
  • Offers versatility in use.

Kratom Powder Cons:

  • Preparing it for consumption can be a little messy if you do not have the necessary tools such as a blender bottle or a shaker.
  • Serving size may not always be precise leading to an inconsistent experience.
  • The powder form is not as convenient as capsules or tablets.

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’a flavored kratom powder products for a pleasantly tasting experience are available at the Super Speciosa shop.

Kratom Tincture/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. 

Kratom Extracts Pros:

  • Extracts are highly concentrated.
  • Extracts provide a faster-acting experience.
  • Liquid extracts are available in most shops.

Kratom Extract Cons:

  • Tinctures and extracts are more expensive than other forms of kratom 
  • Kratom extracts should be used with caution due to their high potency. They are not suitable for beginners as the experience might be too strong.
  • Extracts should be taken sparingly and with caution as there’s an increased risk of developing tolerance.

Kratom Tea

Kratom tea is made by brewing the powder or leaves in hot water. This method is popular among kratom enthusiasts as it allows for a more gradual and milder onset of effects compared to other consumption methods. 

Kratom Tea Pros:

  • Kratom tea can be taken as a replacement for morning coffee
  • Kratom tea allows you to add other citrus ingredients to potentiate the effects. 
  • Kratom tea can be enjoyed in the late evening and before bedtime.

Kratom Tea Cons:

  • The tea may not feel as potent as other methods of ingestion.
  • Preparing tea takes much longer.
  • Tea can taste slightly bitter.

At Super Speciosa, you can also find pre-made herbal tea blends like Kratom Sleepytime Tea Blend or Kratom Evening Tea Blend. Enriched with flavorful ingredients, these blends are definitely a must-have for tea lovers.

Other Flavored Kratom Tea Blends:

Kratom Gummies

Experience all the benefits of kratom in delicious, convenient fruit-flavored gummies. Each regular kratom gummy contains 15mg of Mitragynine. The extra-strength kratom gummies contain 35mg of Mitragynine.

Super Speciosa's Fruit Punch Kratom Gummies, a delicious way to use kratom.

Kratom Gummies Pros: 

  • Gummies are pure Mitragynine infused like kratom extracts.
  • They are flavorful and offer a pleasant experience.
  • Great for both beginners and experienced users.
  • They can be consumed discreetly, whether on the go or in social settings.

Kratom Gummies Cons:

  • They are relatively more expensive than other kratom products.
  • They are not available at all kratom vendors and may be hard to find.
  • They do not provide the full spectrum experience as it only contains the Mitragynine alkaloid.

Super Speciosa’s Kratom Gummies:

Choosing the Right Strain for You

Kratom comes in different forms and Super Speciosa offers not just capsules, powder, tablets, gummies, and tea bags but also flavored kratom powder, flavorful tea blends, and gummies. But at the heart of it all are the variety of strains. 

Man drinking Super Speciosa kratom sleepytime herbal tea. Sharing kratom tea with woman.

While kratom varieties and strains offer diverse effects, a kratom store with a surplus of strains is not always a good sign. In fact, the usage of “strain terminology” is a misnomer as no harvester on the supply side is cultivating different strains or colors based on their unique properties.

The strain names are also arbitrarily made up by the vendor. For example, the “Red Thai” strain is not from Thailand. The colors also do not reflect the vein colors of the processed leaves as multiple colored veins are found on the same tree. Instead, the colors are from different drying techniques. The more time the leaves are left out to dry outdoors in the sun, the darker the shade gets, creating “red vein kratom.” Leaves that are dried indoors have a brighter shade of green, which becomes “green vein kratom” and “white vein kratom”.

At Super Speciosa, we like to rely on the term “variety” instead of “strain. We separate and grade high-quality kratom based on batches and lab-tested alkaloid profiles. Our Maeng Da and Signature Reserve are the strongest in Mitragynine percentage followed by the milder Bali, Green Malay, and White Thai strains. 

This provides our customers with more consistency and a clearer understanding of what they are purchasing.  For more information, read the truth about kratom strains.

Best Strains for Energy and Focus

Best Strains for Sleep

Potential Risks and Side Effects

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Super Speciosa urges everyone to use kratom safely as it has not yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a dietary supplement. Purchase products that are certified by the American Kratom Association’s GMP program, which ensures the kratom you are taking is safe and effective. Super Speciosa is proud to be one of the first kratom vendors to be certified by AKA’s program.

Heavy use of kratom may lead to side effects such as nausea, drowsiness, constipation, itchiness, headache, frequent urination, or weight loss. 

Taking kratom in combination with other substances is also potentially dangerous. If you are on medication, make sure to consult your healthcare provider for medical advice. Kratom is also not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Kratom supplements are not intended to help with opioid withdrawal symptoms or to manage opioid addiction or cravings in which case FDA-approved therapies for mental health or addiction treatment should be pursued. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I determine the correct serving size of Kratom for me?

Many users achieve the optimal effects by sticking to the lowest serving size. To some, this seems counterintuitive, but it’s true, and consumers often confirm that decreasing their serving size allows them to achieve what they want with kratom. Super Speciosa’s recommended serving size is 2.4 grams per serving.

What is the most effective way to take Kratom?

There are so many ways to take kratom; the best way is really your personal preference! Capsules are a great way to take it on-the-go, as they are pre-measured for an accurate serving size. Tablets and 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.

Can I mix different strains of Kratom?

Yes, some users have tested mixing different strains for desired effects. 

How often can I use Kratom?

Kratom can be taken every day or as needed. We recommend taking up to two serving sizes in 24 hours. If you do take kratom regularly, sometimes it can become less effective over time. When this happens, we recommend taking tolerance breaks, switching strains, or lowering your serving size.

What are the legalities surrounding kratom use in my country/state?

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), kratom is not controlled under the Controlled Substances Act but kratom is still prohibited in some areas. States where kratom is illegal: Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin. 

Cities and counties where kratom is currently illegal: Sarasota County in Florida, Union County, MS, San Diego, CA, Jerseyville, IL, Oceanside, CA, and Ontario, OR.

What are the possible side effects of using Kratom?

Heavy use may lead to adverse effects such as nausea, drowsiness, constipation, itchiness, headache, frequent urination, or weight loss. Kratom addiction or kratom withdrawal can feel similar to that of caffeine.

What kratom strain is best for relaxation?

Red vein 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.

What kratom strain is best for energy?

Strains such as 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 Sepciosa strains for energy.

How do I store kratom?

Super Speciosa’s products have been tested to remain fresh for up to 2 years. However, proper storage is essential to avoid any loss in potency. Keep your kratom away from direct sunlight, dampness, and moisture, and store it in airtight containers such as glass jars or plastic bags.

Where can I buy kratom?

You can buy kratom online or from smoke shops, health food stores, and convenience stores. Super Speciosa is one of the best kratom vendors to purchase online. We’ve helped over 500,000 customers and have thousands of positive reviews like this one. 

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