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How Much Kratom Should I Take? Kratom Serving Size Guide

Are you considering elevating your wellness routine with kratom?


This all-natural supplement is becoming increasingly popular for a wide range of reasons, and more and more people are learning more about how kratom can support their goals. But before you start your kratom journey, you’ll want to take some time to understand the best way to incorporate it into your lifestyle.


We’ve created a simple, straightforward guide to answer one of the most common questions we receive: how much kratom should I take? We’ll talk about suggested serving sizes, the differences in servings of various kratom types, and how often to enjoy kratom.


Recommended Kratom Serving Size

Like any food, drink, or supplement, the ideal serving size for kratom depends on some key factors:

  • Your size/weight
  • Your desired kratom experience
  • How often you consume kratom (your tolerance level)


Other things can impact how much kratom to consume, including your metabolic rate, the strain and type of kratom you choose, and whether or not you eat something before taking it.


Typically, kratom serving sizes fall into one of two categories:

  • An ideal serving size for “stimulating” kratom effects: Approximately 0.025 grams per pound of bodyweight
  • An ideal serving size for “sedating/pain relief” kratom effects: Approximately 0.04 grams per pound of body weight


If it’s your first time trying kratom, you’ll generally want to start with smaller serving size. Then, you can slowly increase your serving size with each consecutive use. This way, you can effectively “work your way up” and pinpoint the serving size that best suits your needs and goals.


In general, a good starting point for a raw natural kratom powder serving ranges from 1 to 4 grams. 


Again, this serving size should be adjusted according to your size, tolerance, and experience level.


Understanding Dosage for Kratom Powder vs. Kratom Extract

It is important to understand that serving sizes for kratom extract are completely different as opposed to those for kratom powder. Several factors shape the ideal kratom extract serving size, including concentration, quality, and more.


Serving Sizes for Kratomade

Our innovative Kratomade flavored kratom powders provide an excellent boost in a relatively small package. So, when you’re figuring out how much kratom to take, the serving size for our Kratomade varies slightly.


1.75 grams of Kratomade powder equals approximately 4 grams of natural kratom powder. 


One sachet of Kratomade contains 3.5 grams of powder, which is made up of 200mg of our 50% FS Kratom Extract or 100mg of Mitragynine. For the average consumer, this works out to approximately two full-size servings.


Of course, you can consume Kratomade in the specific serving size that delivers your ideal experience. And with so many delicious flavors, experimenting with servings is much more enjoyable.


What Happens If You Take Too Much Kratom?

Taking a conservative approach to kratom serving sizes is the most effective way to avoid any unwanted side effects.


In reality, negative kratom effects tend to only occur in individuals consuming serving sizes much larger than they actually need. Some people can make the mistake of assuming that “more is better,” but when it comes to kratom, that’s not necessarily the case. Instead, being patient and finding your ideal serving will allow you to reach your optimal outcome.


Taking too much kratom can cause a series of side effects often referred to as “the kratom wobbles.” It’s not particularly pleasant and something you’ll want to avoid. The kratom wobbles are associated with temporary dizziness, nausea, and decreased muscle coordination.


Interestingly, many people who have had a negative experience with kratom are simply missing a key component of wellness: proper hydration. Dehydration has many of the same symptoms as taking too much kratom, including dizziness, headaches, and fatigue. So, it’s not unusual for someone to mistakenly assume that kratom is the cause – when they actually just need to drink more water.


How to Measure Kratom Dosage

Now, you may be wondering: how do I measure kratom servings? The simplest way is to use a basic, affordable kitchen scale.


You can find digital kitchen scales for less than $20 online and in various stores, and they will make your kratom experience significantly easier. Although you may see kratom servings discussed in units such as teaspoons or tablespoons, using a scale is a far more accurate approach.


Alternatively, you can use pre-measured servings of kratom, like our Kratomade. Individual sachets are convenient and easy to take on the go so you can save time and effort across the board.


So, how long does kratom last? Individual experiences can vary, but the effects of kratom kick in within 20-60 minutes and typically last between 5 and 6 hours.


And how long does it take for the effects of kratom to set in? If you consume kratom on an empty stomach, expect to feel its effects within 30 to 40 minutes. However, if you’ve just had a large meal, the onset of effects will likely take upwards of 90 minutes.


Optimize Your Well-Being with Kratomade

Now that you know more about how much kratom to consume, you can look forward to incorporating it into your routine. Kratomade is a flavored kratom powder that makes this plant-derived supplement as delicious as it is convenient. With two servings in each individually-wrapped stick, Kratomade is the perfect way to enjoy all the benefits of kratom.


Explore Kratomade and its more than two dozen flavors today!


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