First off, welcome to Kratom Exchange! Glad you were able to find us. As a new kratom user, I know you have a ton of questions about kratom. I still remember the very first time I tried kratom, I had a lot of questions. Looking back, I did things I shouldn’t have done, made “mistakes.”

Look, I know you may be in a hurry to buy kratom and jet. Not a problem, visit our kratom shop here.

With that said, I would hope you care enough to learn about kratom before you try it. I think you’ll have a much better experience knowing the general “rules” to follow when you’re taking kratom for the first time.


Kratom, also called Mitragyna Speciosa, is a special tree that originates in Southeast Asia. It’s the kratom leaf that holds all the abilities that makes kratom popular. The kratom leaves are harvested, dried out, and used to create kratom powders for all of us to enjoy. Check out kratom’s history here.

Kratom comes in 3 different strains, white vein, red vein and green vein. Each kratom strain has special properties, make sure you become familiar with them all.


Men and women use kratom for a wide range of different reasons. Many people buy kratom because of the health benefits it may provide while others buy kratom powders to get a euphoric high. More than likely, you’re buying kratom for a reason.

You’re likely wondering if kratom might help you with;

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Energy
  • Focus
  • Pain Relief
  • Chronic Pain
  • Alertness

Kratom users have reported many benefits from taking kratom.


Since you’re new to trying kratom or have never tried kratom before, you’re likely wondering if kratom might help you.

There’s only one way to know for sure, buying kratom and giving it a try.

You can do all the research you want, you’ll never know how kratom may affect you.

The only way to find out is why taking kratom for yourself.


If you’ve never taken kratom before, I always recommend starting out slow.

Take 1-2 grams and give it 30-45 minutes to kick in.

Depending on how you feel, you may want to take an additional 1-2 grams to achieve the desired effects you want.

I always recommend choosing a few kratom strains and figuring out which one works best for you.

  • Low Kratom Dose – 1-2 grams
  • Medium Kratom Dose 3-5 grams
  • High Kratom Dose 6-8 grams or higher

Nobody will know your body as you do, so experiment responsibly until you find what dose works best for you.


It varies a lot, because everyone reacts to kratom in different ways.

The stimulation may begin within 10-15 minutes. For others, it may take 30-60 minutes.

Kratom may last for many hours, from 4-6 hours, as long as 8 hours per dose.

Peak kratom effects are usually within the first 2-3 hours.

The dose of kratom you take (amount) will be what determines how long it last, as well as the quality (what strain you take).


Some people recommend mixing your kratom strains, others do not.

If you take a specific kratom strain for a long duration, you can build a tolerance to it.

To keep your tolerance low, you may use one strain one day, the next, you can then switch to another strain.

At the very least, if you’re concerned about tolerance, this is one way to keep it low.


Yes, kratom is legal in most states.

To see if kratom is legal in your state, check out our kratom state by state legal map.

Thanks to the efforts of the American Kratom Association, the kratom community, and all the kratom vendors, kratom is still legal despite the efforts of big government to take it away.


Studies on the long-term effects of kratom are non existent at the moment.

However, we know kratom has been used by ancient Asian tribes for many centuries.

Still, you want to know if kratom is safe for you.

There are a lot of people and groups out there that say kratom is not safe.

Used in careful doses, kratom is safe.

Now, some people may have a reaction to kratom. It’s possible, so just make sure you’re prepared.


If you’ve never bought kratom online, there are some rules you want to keep in mind.

It’s important that you find a trusted kratom vendor like Kratom Exchange.

We have great relationships with our kratom farmers and our supply chain. I also know the effort we put into it to make sure our customers get the best kratom possible.

We deliver fresh kratom, which means the kratom you get has a high alkaloid count and gives you the strongest effects possible. Dry kratom is weaker, and not as high quality, so make sure you remember that.

Our kratom is also consistently high quality, which is why our customers stick with us long-term.


When I discovered kratom, it was a life saver.

I know so many people that are living a better life thanks to kratom.

I hope kratom helps you find what you’re searching for.

Again, we’re glad you found your way here.


About Erick

An advocate and enthusiast of natural remedies, first discovered kratom nine years ago when searching for solutions for lack of focus and desire to withdraw from communicating with others in social situations. Struggling with various 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.

10 thoughts on “New Kratom User: Before You Get Started

  1. Joe says:

    I’m new to kratom, glad I found the site. The team here answered all my questions and helped me choose the right kratom. Life is pretty good – couldn’t have did it without them. Glad to see the owner is a big kratom fan and gives back to the community.

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