Kratom powder preparations are relatively easier than crushed kratom leaves. If you are new to kratom, it is one of the recent herbal sensations to add to your wellness regimen. Sourced from the leaves of the kratom tree, scientifically known as Mitragyna Speciosa, the powder contains alkaloids that can have energizing and relaxing benefits depending on the serving size and potency. This comprehensive guide is put together for all kratom beginners and experienced enthusiasts to prepare the kratom powder in the right way.
Getting to Know Kratom Powder
Kratom has been known to be consumed since at least the 19th century for improving physical stamina and fighting fatigue by the locals of Southeast Asia. Kratom trees are indigenous to Malaysia, Indonesia, and other surrounding countries.
This evergreen tree grows mostly in wild rainforests with hot and humid climates and seasonal rains. The leaves are picked off the trees, dried, and pulverized into a powder form.
Kratom powder does carry a strong herbal and naturally bitter taste. Like all plant matter, it is also dense and can be difficult to dissolve into liquids.
Kratom Trivia: Locals also call kratom as kakuam, thom, ketum, or biak.
Understanding the Vein Colors of Kratom Powder
Depending on the drying processes of the kratom farmers and harvesters, the powder can have darker or lighter hues of green. While you will find many kratom powders categorized in colors of red, white, and green, they are not indicative of the colored veins of the leaves.
Red is the darkest in color while green is typically the lightest green and the hues in between are marketed as white.
How Super Speciosa Prepares Kratom Products
Super Speciosa ensures only the highest-quality kratom reaches our customers, from growing and harvesting to manufacturing and shipping.
Our kratom is sourced from Indonesia, which has the perfect climate and soil for alkaloid-rich kratom. The leaves are cleaned and dried, either under direct sunlight or indoors with UV lights.
Once the kratom powder reaches our warehouse, we inspect it for tampering or damage. Then, it’s assigned a batch number for traceability. The blending and batching process involves mixing and sifting the kratom to ensure even distribution and removal of debris.
After testing the kratom at a third-party lab, we create various products, including kratom pouches, capsules, teas, and tablets. Get a deeper understanding of Super Speciosa’s Good Manufacturing Practices at every step.
How Should I Choose My Kratom Strain?
At Super Speciosa, you will find many kratom strains like Maeng Da, Bali, Thai, or Malay, labeled morning energy, afternoon calm, or evening relaxation. What do the strain names really mean?
Many kratom strains you see in the industry are named arbitrarily There is no specific kratom tree that grows a certain strain. Furthermore, strains that specify a certain location are most likely not grown there (for example, like Thai or Vietnam), since all kratom in the United States is exported from Indonesia, specifically the West Kalimantan region.
Unlike other vendors, Super Speciosa grades its kratom strains according to the alkaloid content found in each batch when the powder is lab-tested. Here’s a brief rundown:
Reserve Batches & Special Releases are the most potent in alkaloids. Specifically the Signature Reserve batch will always test above 1.4% mitragynine levels. Special Releases are chosen by their unique alkaloid profile.
Maeng Da Strain is stronger than the other strain varieties and tests consistently greater than 1.0%.
Other varieties, like Bali, Thai, Borneo, and Malay may range from 0.5% to over 1.0%.
Other vendors may not grade their strain varieties like us and your kratom experience may vary across batches. This is because Mitragynine, the main alkaloid, can range anywhere from 0.5% to 2.0%. This means that across two different batches, there may be a 3x difference.
How Much Kratom Powder Should I Take?
Super Speciosa’s recommended serving size is 2.4g for powdered kratom. If you do not have a digital scale to measure precisely, 1 teaspoon equals around the same amount. Remember to adjust your serving size based on the density of the powder.
While some users may take more than the recommended amount, we do not recommend taking more than two servings in a day. When preparing your serving size, here are some evergreen advice you can take:
New to Kratom? A little goes a long way. Small serving sizes are energizing and stimulating, while larger ones can have more relaxing and sedative effects.
Experienced User? Sensing the need to up your serving size or not feeling the expected results? A tolerance break might do the trick. Take 2-3 days off from kratom, then restart at a lower serving size.
Trying out a new batch of kratom? Test a small serving size to get a feel of it and adjust your serving sizes accordingly.
What is the best way to measure kratom powder? Using a digital scale is your best option for precision measurements. One teaspoon of kratom powder equals around 2.4 grams too.
How to Prepare Kratom Powder for Consumption
There are many ways to prepare your kratom powder to your liking and taste preferences.
How to Prepare Kratom Powder with Water
If you don’t mind the bitter taste, kratom powder can be prepared with a warm glass of water mixed with a spoon. Stir repeatedly between sips for the powder to be evenly mixed otherwise it may start pooling down at the bottom. You can even use a smaller amount of liquid to take the kratom powder all in one shot.
Try Super Speciosa’s flavored kratom powder for a bitter-free kratom experience.
- Cherry Bomb Calm Flavored Kratom Powder – Afternoon Calm
- Sherbet Focus Flavored Kratom Powder – Morning Focus
- Sour Gummy Spark Flavored Kratom Powder – All-day Zesty Energy
How to Prepare Kratom Powder for Toss and Wash
Another quick technique is to toss and wash the kratom powder with a non-carbonated beverage like fresh juice. This method is for the experienced kratom user, as it can be bitter, and, if not done properly, can create a big powdery mess.
Here’s how to go about it:
- Measure your desired serving size. Small serving sizes are recommended for beginners for toss-and-wash.
- Using a spoon, take the desired serving size and place it on the far end of your tongue. This is called the “toss”.
- Drink your beverage until the powder is completely washed down. This is called the “wash”.
How to Prepare Kratom Tea, Smoothies, and Juices
Kratom users can enjoy the benefits of kratom in a range of assorted drinks and beverages.
Kratom Tea: A cup of kratom tea is an easy mood booster and focus activator. Brewing kratom tea isn’t hard either.
To prepare your morning energizer or relaxing night tea, just add your desired serving size to hot boiling water. Let it simmer in hot water for 10-15 minutes until the color is deep orange or yellow. Use a strainer and pour it into your favorite mug. Add honey, sugar, cinnamon or stevia.
Tip: Add a slice of lemon for stimulating effects of kratom and a pleasant flavor. You can also refrigerate for an iced tea experience. Kratom tea can last up to a week in the fridge.
Get yourself Kratom Tea bags for a super quick authentic or flavored kratom tea experience. We offer herbal blends as well, for a delicious kratom experience.
Juices & Smoothies: If you don’t wanna take it hot, blend the kratom powder into a delicious smoothie with fruit, orange juice, almond milk, or vanilla soy milk to sweeten things up.
Tip: Blend and stir thoroughly as kratom powder takes time to mix evenly with cold beverages.
Kratom Food Mix: Without any cooking or baking, kratom powder can also be prepared with your daily breakfast. Whether you take yogurt, oatmeal, or applesauce, kratom can be effectively prepared with food. Added sweeteners can enhance the taste of kratom.
How to Prepare Kratom Capsules
Kratom powder is not the most suitable option when you are traveling or on the go. Preparing kratom capsules makes taking kratom powder convenient and mess-free.
A standard 000 capsule size can hold up to 1 gram of kratom powder. For this, you will need to buy an at-home capsule machine. Most machines can also make various sizes of capsules for you to experiment with the serving sizes.
At Super Speciosa, you can buy kratom capsules and kratom tablets for an easy on-the-go experience.
Tip: When preparing kratom capsules at home, do it in a single batch and store them in an air-tight container for easy access everywhere.
Can I take kratom on an empty stomach?
Taking kratom capsules or even tea on an empty stomach can have more potent effects. For safer use, you can always eat something filling before taking kratom powder.
Kratom Powder Easy Storage Guidelines
Storing kratom powder isn’t tricky but there are a few reminders you might need to avoid your kratom powder losing its effectiveness.
Keep it in a dry and cool place. Extended exposure to UV light may weaken the alkaloids. Temperature changes, moisture, or dampness are all to be avoided.
Use an airtight container. Plastic bags, freezer bags, plastic bins, or glass jars are effective storage containers. However, strong smells can affect kratom’s taste so be mindful of the storage location.
Prepare Kratom Powder the way you like
Super Speciosa prioritizes safe and effective use of kratom. From AKA-approved Good Manufacturing Processes to lab-test transparency with every kratom batch sold, we make it our mission to provide the most useful information to kratom lovers. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet approved kratom as a dietary supplement, kratom is not a federally scheduled controlled substance despite a few attempts made by the DEA.
In case of any side effects such as drowsiness or constipation, make sure to consult your healthcare provider immediately. Kratom is not recommended to treat any withdrawal symptoms or opioid withdrawal. Any information provided is not a substitute for medical advice.
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