Not all that long ago, few people had ever heard of kratom. A lot has changed in a relatively short amount of time. Today, more than 2 million US adults are kratom consumers. As awareness of everything the plant has to offer grows, so does the number of people asking how long it takes for kratom to kick in.
At Kratomade™, we’re committed to providing the information people need to make informed health and wellness decisions. We also believe our latest innovation opens an entire world of possibilities for kratom enthusiasts. After touching on kratom’s effects and exploring some of the many factors that can impact absorption and onset, we’ll explain why.
Kratom Origins and Overall Effects
Kratom is a tropical evergreen used for centuries in Southeast Asian countries to achieve an impressive number of wellness goals. The alkaloids in the plant’s leaves interact with key receptors in the brain, digestive tract, and central nervous system.
In small amounts, kratom’s alkaloids can have a stimulating, energizing effect many enthusiasts find helpful for mood elevation, improving focus, and supporting cognitive function. In slightly larger amounts, kratom can have a calming, relaxing effect many people find beneficial for sleep support and alleviating physical discomfort.
What Determines How Long Kratom Takes to Kick In?
After swallowing kratom, the plant’s alkaloids are processed through the digestive system. It can take time for the active components to begin circulating in the bloodstream. Although some consumers claim feeling positive results within 20-30 minutes of consumption, everyone is different. Alkaloid absorption and onset can be affected by multiple factors.
Kratom Strains & Amount Ingested
There are three main types of kratom: red vein, white vein, and green vein. Although red vein strains are generally more potent than green and white, they tend to metabolize slower. The number of grams per dose is also a consideration. Smaller amounts typically take longer to kick in.
Individual Body Composition & Metabolic Function
Metabolic efficiency also plays a significant role in effect onset. When advancing age, genetic factors, or overall body composition slow the metabolism, it can take longer for kratom to make its presence known. Consumers with a high BMI also retain kratom metabolites longer.
Tolerance Levels & Timing with Meals
Kratom tends to work faster when taken on its own because the plant’s alkaloids are free to interact with their target receptors in the stomach. However, many consumers feel kratom is less likely to cause digestive discomfort when taken with food. Over time, some people find their onset times increase, a common sign of kratom tolerance most often remedied by taking a break or switching strains.
How Do Most Adults Consume Kratom?
Some consumers brew kratom leaf tea; others swallow kratom powders and tinctures with water. Those having difficulty adjusting to kratom’s bitterness often prefer masking the taste by mixing their products with foods and beverages or bypassing their tastebuds entirely with an ablate or capsule.
Although kratom has many impressive qualities, flavor isn’t one of them. But we’re changing that narrative. Kratomade™ kratom powder sachets are clearly a game-changer. We found an innovative way to make our kratom taste as good as it feels. Just mix with cold water, stir, and enjoy.
Our Delicious High-Quality Kratom Flavors Are Ready for Your Needs
Numerous factors influence how long it takes kratom to kick in, everything from the amount ingested to product type. Although individual results can vary, most kratom enthusiast can count on Kratomade™ sachets delivering their magic in as little as 30 minutes on an empty stomach or within 90 minutes when enjoyed with food. Their effects generally last between 5 and 6 hours.
To learn more about the benefits of the world’s most advanced kratom products available in our industry, visit us online to read our informative guides and explore our many enticing flavors. Each Kratomade™ packet contains two average-sized servings ready to meet your needs.
Image source: Bigc Studio via Shutterstock