How to Use Kratom Extract: A Complete Guide
Kratom is the new marijuana. While its proponents recognize it for its potential medicinal properties, there is a lot of opposition to the movement.
Because of this, it is difficult for people to know how to properly take kratom. A quick internet search reveals a lot of conflicting opinions. If you are considering taking kratom, you may find yourself struggling to find the answers to your questions.
Kratom can do wonders for the body and the mind, but only if you know how to use it correctly. Below you will find a guide to taking kratom extract like an experienced professional.
What is Kratom Extract?
First, kratom is an herb derived from a tropical tree that grows in Southeast Asia. Scientists have identified certain potential benefits of kratom, including the treatment of opioid addiction and chronic pain.
Other uses include treating depression and anxiety.
Kratom extract is a concentrated form of the herb, made by boiling leaves of the Mitragyna species tree and then putting the mixture through an evaporation and filtration process.
It can either be left solid, turned into a resin, or powdered.
Determining a Cycle
Experienced kratom advocates recommend cycling your kratom intake. This means that you should not be taking it two days in a row or more than twice a week.
This will help prevent building a tolerance to the herb’s effects.
It should be taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Otherwise, you may not feel the effects until much later.
Dosing can be difficult to figure out when there is little information about this wonderful herb on the internet. You should make sure you have the right tools to measure your doses–no more and no less.
For most people, 0.5 grams will be a sufficient dose to experience the desired effects. Over time, you may wish to increase your dose, but be mindful to keep track of how much you are taking.
If you have a scale, you can use it to more accurately measure your doses. This scale should be able to measure down to a 1/10 gram. If you do not have access to a scale, you can use measuring spoons or something similar.
Intake of kratom should be done with the utmost respect for the herb. If you are considering taking kratom, be careful and be smart.
Putting the Kratom in Your Mouth
The most common method of taking kratom is by placing the extract directly into your mouth and swallowing. This will allow for quicker absorption into the bloodstream through your mouth before it’s absorbed in your stomach.
However, some people do like to take kratom in the form of a tea or in their food. While there’s nothing wrong with that, it will take longer for you to feel the effects of the herb.
You can get a little creative and try mixing it with other liquids, such as milk or juice. In Southeast Asia, where the tree grows, people often chew the fresh leaves.
The goal here is to figure out what works best for you. Be sure to keep track of how you are taking, how much you are taking, and the effects you are feeling.
Anytime you start taking something new, you should consult your physician. Although there is much debate surrounding the issue, a qualified doctor may be able to help you determine if kratom is right for you.
Clean Your Tools
Be sure to wash all of the utensils you use to take kratom. Kratom extract is highly concentrated, so even a small amount left on a spoon can have a profound impact on subsequent doses.
It is always wise to wash your utensils to avoid bacterial and fungal growth.
Keep a Journal
It is always good to write things down, especially when you are trying something new. Keep a log of how much you are taking, when, and the effects.
This will help you determine proper dosage, an adequate cycle, and whether or not the herb is working for you.
Because there is little information out there, you need to be your own scientist. Again, be sure to consult with your physician before taking Kratom.
Storing Your Herbs
You will want to protect your kratom from oxidation Doing so will keep it from breaking down and losing its potency.
Place your kratom in an airtight container, such as a jar, and store it in a cool, dry place. If you have a place that is out of the light, that is even better.
Are There Any Side Effects?
If you are new to taking kratom, you may have read about the potential dangers the herb poses.
The DEA wants to ban kratom, so it has created a campaign to make people afraid of it, like marijuana or LSD.
As with any drug, herb, or supplement, there are potential side effects. The potential side effects of kratom include vomiting, nausea, numbness of the mouth, constipation, and aggression.
You should be extremely careful if you choose to use kratom as an herbal supplement. A lot of research still needs to be done.
However, people who use kratom regularly find it to be extremely beneficial. This is why scientists are supportive of doing more research.
Talk to Your Doctor Before Taking Kratom
Although much research needs to be done, kratom does offer a lot of potential health benefits. As we move forward, kratom will hopefully become more widely known and accepted by the scientific community.
Starting anything new can be intimidating, but remember that you are not alone. If you enjoyed this guide to taking kratom extract, then visit our blog to find out more about how you can integrate kratom into your life.