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Enhance your kratom experience with these 5 potentiators

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Kratom has many advantages, from mood elevation, relaxation, motivation, to increasing energy. Kratom potentiators can boost these effects. Many kratom potentiators are common household food products or items that can be easily accessible at any grocery store, and are relatively inexpensive. 

What is a kratom potentiator?

A kratom potentiator is anything that can enhance the effects of kratom. A potentiator is usually taken with kratom at the same time. Kratom potentiators can strengthen kratom’s effects, prolong its effects, and create faster absorption. 

What are the benefits of using a kratom potentiator?

Because kratom potentiators strengthen kratom’s effects, kratom can be taken at a lower serving size. Taking kratom at a lower serving size means it will help prevent building a tolerance. Since you will be taking less kratom, you will be able to save more kratom and spend less money as well. 

Grapefruit Juice (or other citrus juices)

Grapefruit juice is one of the most popular ways to potentiate kratom. It’s acidic nature and natural enzymes help pull the alkaloids from the kratom at a faster rate, and also slows down your body’s metabolism for prolonged effects. Other citrus juices can be used, like orange or lemon juice, but grapefruit juice is found to be most effective. Not only is it a great enhancer, it also helps mask the bitter taste of kratom. 

How to use grapefruit juice with kratom

Measure 1 teaspoon or 2.4 grams of kratom powder. Mix the powder with 8 ounces of grapefruit juice and consume. The toss and wash method can also be used, by tossing the powder into your mouth, then chasing it with the grapefruit juice. 

Turmeric

Turmeric contains curcumin, which is a powerful antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is great for overall health, and can be an excellent kratom potentiator. However, curcumin is poorly absorbed into your bloodstream, therefore to increase absorption in your body, it is recommended to take it with black pepper.

How to use turmeric with kratom

Since turmeric has a bitter taste like kratom, some people create their own capsules mixing turmeric and kratom together. You can also create a tea by adding 1 teaspoon of turmeric and 1 teaspoon of kratom to 8 ounces of hot water, or add this mixture to a juice or smoothie to help mask the taste.

Cayenne Pepper

Not only is cayenne pepper used to enhance flavors of cuisines and dishes, it can also be used to enhance the kratom’s effects. Cayenne pepper has many nutritional benefits, and has a compound called capsaicin that can relieve pain and help with athletic performance. Cayenne pepper also increases saliva production which aids in digestion. With faster digestion, kratom will absorb faster in the body and the effects will kick in faster and last longer.

How to use cayenne pepper with kratom

This pepper can be quite spicy, so it’s best to start at a small serving to get accustomed to the taste. Generally, people take an equal serving of cayenne pepper with their kratom. If you are taking 1 teaspoon of kratom, you will take 1 teaspoon of cayenne with it. You can use the toss and wash method. If you can make your own capsules, combine the cayenne pepper with the kratom when making capsules. This will help mask the taste of cayenne and kratom. 

Herbal Teas

  • Chamomile 

Chamomile is a great potentiator, especially when it comes to kratom’s relaxing effects. Chamomile can help enhance the relaxing effects of kratom, or balance out the energizing effects of kratom. Chamomile tea can also help break down alkaloids for faster absorption.

  • Valerian Root 

Valerian root is known to help promote restful sleep and relaxation as well as relieve stress. Valerian root is also a great potentiator to boost the sedative effects of kratom. 

  • Lemon Balm 

Lemon balm can help calm the nervous system, promote better sleep, support digestion, and can even boost concentration. The calming components of lemon balm can go hand in hand with the relaxing effects of kratom, making it a great potentiator.

How to use these herbal teas with kratom

Since these herbs promote relaxation, it is best to take these at night with kratom. With kratom, a larger serving size promotes relaxation. You can purchase these herbs as loose leaf tea or individual tea packets. Mix 1 teaspoon of loose leaf tea with 1-2 teaspoons of kratom powder with hot (not boiling) water and let it steep for 10-15 minutes. If you are using a tea packet, you can take 1 herbal tea packet and 1 tea bag of Super Speciosa Kratom Tea and put it in 8 ounces of hot water. Let it steep for 10-15 minutes. Add honey and lemon to taste.  

Matcha

Matcha powder has a wide variety of health benefits, including improving skin, heart health, and brain function. Matcha contains caffeine, which has energy-boosting properties. Matcha also contains L-theanine which improves brain function, helps with sleep, boosts mood, and increases cognitive functions. The caffeine and L-theanine in matcha pair well with the alkaloids within kratom, and can help boost its effects.

How to use matcha with kratom

Matcha usually comes in a powder form. Kratom users can use the traditional toss and wash method by tossing 1 gram of matcha and 2.4 grams of kratom into the mouth and chasing it with a beverage of choice. Matcha and kratom together can also be brewed into a tea, by mixing the matcha and kratom in 8 ounces of hot water and steeping it for 10-15 minutes. Matcha and kratom can also be combined into a smoothie to mask the taste. 

Caffeine

Sometimes, kratom can have more of a relaxing, sedative effect. To promote the energizing effects of kratom, combining kratom with a cup of coffee can help enhance these effects. Since coffee and kratom are part of the same botanical family, these two products can complement each other niceley. 

How to use caffeine with kratom

Combine 1 teaspoon or 2.4 grams of kratom with a cup of freshly-made coffee. If you are taking capsules, you can use coffee as a chaser. 

Remember, these ingredients as well as kratom can affect each person differently depending on their body type and brain chemistry. Do your own research, and speak to your healthcare professional before making any decisions, and to consult with pre-existing conditions or current medications you are taking. Some potentiators, such as grapefruit juice, are not recommended to take with certain medications. 

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