Finding the Proper Kratom Dosage

You may have decided to try kratom dosage and have been wondering about what dosage you should take. Well first off, this article is not meant to endorse kratom use and is simply for informational purposes only. Finding the right dosage will vary by strain, type of product and the quality of the kratom used.

Eyeballing a Kratom Dose

Try a Test Dose First

If you are a kratom beginner, trying a new strain or vendor it is best to conduct a test dose. We recommend that you start really small. The reason for this is because kratom might cause a rare allergic reaction. This is so extremely rare though but it is good to be cautious. Like stated elsewhere there are no reports of deaths from kratom used alone but still start small before moving onwards.

Also, taking a larger than normal dose your first time can bring out unpleasant side effects in some people (especially sensitive individuals). This may ruin your experience and give you a bad impression about the herbs effects. Finding the right kratom dosage is finding the “sweet spot” for you as everyone is different.

A small test dose should range from 1-3 grams of powder. Wait at least one hour before determining if you want to raise the dosage.

Scales vs Eyeballing a Kratom Dose

Using a proper scale is always the best way to weigh kratom. Powder densities can vary based on the type of grind because this alters the density of the product. If you do not have a scale and are simply too impatient/cheap to buy one, then you can weigh the powder without scale by eyeballing it. The powder densities do vary a little bit but not enough to make a significant difference when eyeballing a dosage.

One option is to buy a cheap measuring spoon off of eBay. These spoons are digital and usually range from $8.99-$29.99

Generally, 1 level teaspoon = 2.0 – 2.5 grams of kratom powder

Maeng Da Dosage

Most Maeng Da dosages range. Maeng Da comes in 3 different colors: white, red and green. Each strain will have slightly different effects so you may want to adjust your Maeng Da dosage accordingly depending on what type of effects you want to get.
Maeng Da is a very popular strain to dose with green being the most popular followed by white and red. Generally, a lower dosage of Maeng Da will be a little more energetic whilst a higher dosage may be more sedating. White is the most stimulating and red strains are the most sedating with green being somewhere in the middle.

Low – 1.25 – 2.5 grams (1/2 – 1 tsp.)
Med. – 2.5 – 5 grams (1 – 2 tsp.)
High. – 5 – 10 grams (2 – 4 tsp.)

Bali & Borneo Dosage

Bali, also known as Borneo Kratom is a very popular type of kratom to dose followed closely behind Maeng Da. As with Maeng Da, Bali or Borneo come in white, green and red varieties. You may have to adjust your Bali or Borneo dosage to find the perfect balance for the effects you want. As with all other kratom strains, lower dosages will be more stimulating and higher dosages more sedating. Below is the following regimen for choosing a Bali dosage.

Low – 1.25 – 2.5 grams (1/2 – 1 tsp.)
Med. – 2.5 – 5 grams (1 – 2 tsp.)
High. – 5 – 10 grams (2 – 4 tsp.)

Other Kratom Strain Dosages (Thai, Bentuangie, Blends)

All of the other kratom strains follow a similar dosage pattern as Maeng Da and Bali strains. The same strategy of modulating the dosage based on the type of effects you want is key. High dosages and red strains will have more of a sedating and analgesic effect whereas, low dosages in white and green strains will have a more energetic, mood-boosting effect.

Kratom Extracts & Enhanced Strain Dosages

If you want me to be completely honest with you, you should avoid kratom extracts altogether. If you do decide to purchase a kratom extract, do so from a reputable vendor. Avoid headshops at all costs. Most of these types of places do not care about you and may be selling products with other chemicals in them. There are some reputable online shops that sell high-quality extracts produced in Indonesia.

Choosing a dosage of kratom extract depends on what you want to achieve. Extracts should be treated with care and not be used all the time. Some extracts will offer directions on their packaging while others may not. Just be very careful when choosing your kratom dosage when working with extracts as potency can vary greatly. As a rule of thumb, use a test dose and wait accordingly before using a higher dosage.

Kratom Capsules Dosage

Many people ask how to find the proper dosage of kratom capsules. If you make the capsules yourself, it is best to weigh them on a scale first, then you have an accurate idea of what each capsule weighs.

Generally, 1 Size 00 Capsule = 850-1000 mg of kratom
Most kratom is encapsulated in size 00 capsules which generally holds 850 – 1000 mg of kratom per capsule. If you buy your capsules off of a vendor, hopefully, they provide how much content is in each capsule so you can figure out the proper amount of capsules to take accordingly. This is just a rough guide meant to approximate the dosage in each kratom capsule.

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