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How To Use Kratom Powder

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When you’re new to the world of kratom, things can get confusing quickly. With all the different kratom strains, which should you try? Which strain may help you get the effects you’re looking for?

If you’re not sure which kratom strain makes sense for you, go check out our guide to kratom strains here. This is step one, you can come back to this page in just a minute.

Everyone else, glad you’re here. The reason is simple: what’s the right way to take kratom for “you?” With so many new kratom users visiting our website daily, we felt it was appropriate to write a guide that shows you how to take kratom powder.

For those of you that have questions about using kratom, we hope this kratom guide will answer all of them. If you have additional questions afterward, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

If you’re searching “how to use kratom powder,” it’s likely you don’t have much experience using kratom. In fact, this may be the first time you’re using kratom or it will be the first time using kratom powder. Awesome! We get a lot of questions about the right kratom dosage, so this guide should help out a lot.


There’s a number of different reasons why men and women take kratom.

In a recent study, 51 percent of respondents said they took kratom for pain. Due to how kratom works and targets the pain receptors in your brain, we know kratom may help you with your pain.

Pain isn’t the only thing that kratom may help with. Due to its pharmacology properties, we also know that kratom may help with anxiety. 

When we look into the history of kratom, we know the ancient tribes and farmers took kratom for energy. They would chew the kratom leaf raw and were also known for making teas with their kratom.

To learn more about how kratom may help you, check out this guide: What types of benefits does Kratom give you


One of the most common questions new users ask, “how much kratom powder should I be taking?”

The answer: it depends on you. Everyone is different, one person may be fine taking 2 grams of kratom, another may need 3 grams. The only way to find out how much kratom you need to take is by trying it yourself.

I always recommend 1-2 grams starting out for new users due to this, “you don’t know how it will affect you.” By taking a small dose, if you do experience some type of side effects from using kratom, they may be less versus you taking a large dose.

After your dose of kratom, wait 30-45 minutes and analyze how you feel. If you don’t feel effects, after 45 minutes, you can take 1-2 grams more. For a first-time dose, you should feel better with 2-4 grams. It may take a few tries to find that sweet spot you’re looking for. Continue to educate yourself about kratom (as you are now) and document your progression until you know exactly how much you need.

You can also read: Our guide to dosing Kratom


One of the chief complaints about kratom is the taste. Check out this thread on Reddit from the Kratom community talking about taste.

A lot of new kratom users report that the first dose of kratom tastes terrible. While you do get used to it after time, some users still have trouble. For me personally, it wasn’t that bad, but everyone is different. That’s why we wanted to create this guide to help you figure out some different ways to use kratom powders.

As you’ll discover below, there’s no shortage of creative ways to take your kratom. If the taste of kratom is a problem for you, there’s a solution for that too.

Once you buy your kratom from Kratom Exchange and it arrives at your door, you’ll see it comes in powder form. Hopefully you already have it but if not, it’ll be there soon, so go ahead and bookmark this guide for later reading when it arrives.

Now, let’s talk about how to use your kratom powder.



The toss and wash method is exactly as described, you toss your kratom in your mouth and you wash it down with your favorite drink. Out of all the ways you can take kratom, this is one of the most common.

Now, I have to warn you, be careful. If you’re not used to having kratom powder in your mouth, it’s enough to give you difficulty swallowing. This is going to take a little practice and getting used to. Once you get it down the path, it becomes second nature.

For myself and countless friends, this is a way to get your kratom dose in and done with. You can be in and out in a matter of seconds.

Here lately, I’ve heard some kratom users are putting their kratom in a small thin digestible piece of plastic called an oblate disc. It’s said to be safe and it may be an easy way to take your kratom powder. It can be purchased on Amazon if you’d like to try it.


The other popular way of taking your kratom powder is by creating a kratom drink. Now, there’s a ton of different ways to create the perfect kratom drink.

I’d recommend taking your favorite drink and trying your kratom powder with that first. For me, I’ve found that Mountain Dew is the best drink to take kratom with. If you’re a Dew type of boy or girl, give it a try.

I have some friends that love using kratom and coffee together. Others swear by using your kratom powder with chocolate or strawberry milk.

I would recommend you start with your favorite drinks first and see how it goes.

Other drinks kratom is used with is orange juice, grapefruit juice and ice cream.


Making a kratom tea is not a new method. Ancient tribes and farmers have been making kratom into teas for centuries.

While it can take a little time to make your kratom tea, a lot of users say it’s well worth the effort.

More popular methods for taking kratom is making kratom tea or kratom coffee. You may also take coffee and tea with your kratom for enhanced effects.

If you’re a tea drinker or coffee drinker, this can be a good way to take your kratom.

There’s a number of different teas and coffees on the market, so there’s many ways to get creative with your kratom.


Since most of you reading this are new to kratom or soon to be kratom users, you may have heard about kratom capsules.

If you’ve been doing your research on kratom powders, you’ve likely heard that new users sometimes have a hard time adjusting to the taste. It’s true, I know customers and friends that just can’t stand the taste.

To combat this, some newbies turn to kratom capsules. You can make these kratom pills yourself.

All you need are the capsules and you can buy these yourself. You can get a packing machine to fill your kratom in the capsules.

It’s all about preference. While some people don’t want to waste time dealing with making kratom capsules, others swear by it as it’s an easy solution to dealing with the taste.


While some may be surprised by this, kratom is used in aromatherapy.

Some kratom is burned as incense and candles too.

Others buy kratom powders to make their own or you may find them online.

There are many ways to use kratom powder, the method you choose is up to you.


Since most people that search how to use kratom are either want to use it or just curious, let me give you a few more tips to help you.

While we talked about how much kratom powder to dose when starting out, here’s a few more tips so you have the best possible kratom experience.

  • Try taking your kratom at different times to see which time may work best.
  • Try and follow a kratom schedule that may best suit your specific situation.
  • Many kratom users prefer taking their kratom on an empty stomach.
  • Before you buy kratom, make sure you know what you could possibly expect with certain strains.
  • It wouldn’t hurt to join a kratom community to get advice (we have many resources here at Kratom Exchange too.)


There’s always nerves trying something new, trying something different. I know you have your reasons, I was once in the same position as you.  Kratom has helped me so much, I’ve seen it help a lot of people.

My advice, don’t dwell on it. You’re buying kratom for a reason, a reason you know well. Just get to it and go.

There’s no sense dwelling on the taste, when you should take it, or how much you should take. You’ll figure all of these out soon enough. Just do it!

Of course, if you have any questions, we’re always here for you. Just let us know!

If you’re brand new to Kratom Exchange, try a kratom sample on us. Just a little “thanks’ for visiting the site! Plus, it gives you an opportunity to try the most popular kratom veins, red, green and white. All you have to do is cover the shipping and we’ll cover the rest.

If you’d like to try kratom, we have several awesome kratom strains to choose from. Help yourself!


About Eric Rollings

An advocate and enthusiast of natural remedies, first discovered kratom nine years ago when searching for solutions to his social anxiety and ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). Struggling with these challenges led him to explore alternative treatments, ultimately finding comfort in the traditional Southeast Asian botanical, kratom. Since then, Eric has dedicated himself to understanding and promoting the responsible use of this herbal supplement. His personal journey has inspired him to engage with various communities, sharing his knowledge and experience, and he has become a respected figure in the field. Through seminars, writings, and active participation in online forums, Eric continues to spread awareness of kratom, hoping to assist others who face similar struggles. His passion and dedication have made him a prominent voice in the natural health community.

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