Kratom will sedate you or stimulate you, depending on the dosage you decide to intake. With a smaller dose, it will energize your body, enhance your cognitive capabilities and elevate your mood. As you begin to increase your dosage, the drug will begin to relax your body, eliminate pain and stress, and help you fight the opiate withdrawals. It is crucial and essential to regulate your dosage, as the effect of this herbal drug depends on the number of grams you take each day.
In What Ways May The Drug Be Taken?
If you are beginner, it is important that you start with a dosage of 2 grams, and once you understand the link between dosage and effect, you can increase the amount to satisfy your needs. Kratom can be taken in the form of powder, tea and capsules. It can also be added to food. Although people enjoy adding the powder to their tea, milkshakes, coffee and any other beverage, the capsule is the most common form of intake. Not only does it eliminate the bitter taste of the herbal component, but also, it makes it easier for you to monitor your dosage and manipulate the effects.
The Various Different Grades Of The Herbal Component:
There are four major grades of this drug, and each grade is different in its potency and effects. These grades are:
- Organic commercial grade:
Popularly known as the least potent, this has a very mild and insignificant effect and thus, it is ideal for beginners to experiment with quantity and effects.
- Instant premium:
This grade is more powerful than the previous, and if taken in the right quantity, it is very easy to manipulate its effects.
The super is extracted from personally handpicked huge leaves. It is extremely high in alkaloid properties, and thus, has a more powerful and intense effect.
- Super Enhanced:
The most concentrated and powerful type of the Kratom, it is intensely potent and strong. Therefore, it is strong advised not to take this from every day.
Effects Of The Drug On A Stimulant Level:
This herbal drug is just as rejuvenating as a strong cup of coffee. It increases the energy and activity in your brain, and enhances the strength of your cognitive system, your muscles and your body. It even heightens sexual energy, and invigorates your health and vigour.
Effects Of The Drug On A Sedative-Euphoric-Analgesic Level:
On this dosage level, your body is immune to pain, stress, anxiety and feelings. You will feel peaceful, calm and content, you may feel that your mind has entered a trance-like atmosphere, and your body will gradually fall asleep. Some common side effects include light nausea, perspiration and itchiness.
Harmful Aspects Of An Incorrect Dosage:
In case of a high dosage, your body and metabolism may exhibit certain disturbances such as:
- A running nose
- Loss of hunger
- Lack of concentration
- Mild nausea
If you experience any of the above mentioned effects, it is advisable that you stop your intake of this herbal drug for some time.
Effects Based On Strain Differences:
When determining the right dosage of a strain, it is essential to examine all the differences among the various strains in terms of potency and effectiveness. Here are some of the popular and major strains that need serious consideration while regulating the dosage:
- Maeng Da:
The Maenga Da is the most powerful and intensely potent strain, therefore, you need to be diligent and cautious while regulating and calculating your dosage. Remember, keep the dosage low if you want to experience stimulation, or make it high for complete sedation.
The Bali strain is a natural analgesic, and users have reported experiencing side-effects at a lower dose. This strain is indeed the most euphoric and classic in terms of alkaloid properties, thus, it is advisable to limit your dosage between 1-3 teaspoons.
Thai strain is an intense stimulator therefore, you need to extremely careful while calculating the dosage. If you end up administering a high dose, you will experience side-effects such as irritability, perspiration, nausea, restlessness and insomnia due to overstimulation.
This strain is unique in the sense that it has very less side-effects, so this strain is ideal for experimenting with dosage.
In any case, it is essential that you start with a low dose, and gradually increase the dosage as you become tolerant to the effects produced by your existing dose.
‘Less Is More’- Not Just A Saying, But A Rule To Live By:
When calculating your dosage, it is essential to remember the ‘less is more’ theory. It is important that you as a kratom user understand that each strain requires an optimal dosage for achieving stimulation, sedation and medication effects, and by exceeding the threshold of the perfect dosage to bring about a certain effect, you will only experience side-effects.
So, the ‘less is more’ theory basically states that the lesser your dosage, the less tolerant you will become to the alkaloid effects, and thus, the longer you can enjoy the effectiveness of this powerful herb.
Should You Take Kratom On An Empty Stomach?
Intake of this strong drug is ideal with an empty stomach. Not only will the drug dissolve fast, but its onset will also be quick and its effects will get prolonged.
What Level Of Dosage Is Recommended?
The recommended dosage depends on the potency of the type, and ranges from 2grams to 8 grams depending on the grade. In order to find optimal dosage level, start with 2 grams, and monitor the effects of the intake for the next 30-40 minutes. If you feel nothing, increase dosage by 0.5 grams. If you take it with an empty stomach, the effects will be stronger, while if you take after having a huge meal, the effects can be delayed.
Always remember the ‘Less is More’ theory, the less you take the more you can enjoy this drug. If you begin with large intakes, your tolerance will increase and you will not be able to enjoy the effects of this miraculously healing herbal drug.