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What’s The Right Kratom Dose? Sound Advice For Finding That Perfect Dose

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One of the more common questions our community and customers ask concerns kratom dosing. It’s always a tricky subject to cover, for many reasons but anytime we can add clarity to you, we do. Finding that perfect kratom dose can take time. While we’re always providing tips for your kratom dose, we really haven’t dived deep into one article and that’s what we’re going to be doing.

Here’s what our community is asking.

“Hey Eric. I’m brand new to the world of kratom and I’m hoping it can help me with my anxiety and depression. I already know I’m going to go with a white vein kratom, I’m just not sure what dosage I should start out with. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.” – Samantha J.

Samantha, thanks for the question.

This is a tough topic to cover, that’s why you don’t find a lot of helpful information about it.

Still, I want to share what I’ve learned, what studies have shown, and share my experiences.


Does the right kratom dosage exist?

It does and controlling your kratom dose is important because of building a kratom tolerance. You also want to know that top-level dosage so you get to experience the benefits you’re looking for. Taking a higher dose of kratom is not always the right move if you don’t feel the effects you want.

Now, if you’re new to kratom, it’s super important you know how to properly begin taking your kratom. You don’t want to take too much kratom in the beginning because you could be one of the few who may experience side effects of kratom.

The reason this is a tricky topic to cover is because everyone reacts differently, everyone has a different physical structure. No two of us are alike. What works for one person may not work for you and vice versa. There’s no possible way to give you the right answer.


It’s easy to say 3-4 grams may be a great dose for you, but there’s no way to know and that would be foolish to say none the less.

The only way to find the right dose is by taking a kratom dose and seeing what the kratom does to you. If you’re new to taking kratom, it’ll take a few days to find that perfect amount of kratom you need to take.

Starting out, you do need to start slow. It doesn’t matter what type of kratom strains you’re taking, always start slow. That’s usually 1-2 grams and giving it 30-45 minutes to kick in. That may take you to your zone. If not, 1-2 grams more shouldn’t hurt. Wait another 30-45 minutes and you might start feeling well the effects by this point.

There’s a lot of different type of kratom powders to buy, each can offer a different effect and experience.

If you’re curious to what kratom powders others are buying, be sure to check out our guide: Best Kratom Guide 2019 Edition


There’s a lot of different ways you can take your kratom too.

  • Toss And Wash
  • Kratom Tea
  • Kratom Drink
  • Kratom Capsules
  • Smoking Kratom

Most people tell you to take kratom on an empty stomach, I do agree with this. That doesn’t mean you have to, just explaining something you’ll read a lot about within the kratom communities.

You can try different delivery methods too, find what works best for you.

You can also try your kratom doses at different times of the day. You may find a specific time works best for you.


One of the toughest challenges for anyone that is new to kratom is finding the right strain.

It’s important to find the right strain that works for you too.

All kratom is not created equal, you’ll discover that as you try kratom powders from different vendors, as well as experimenting with different kratom types.

As you likely know, there’s 3 different kratom strains and each may affect you differently. (Click on the link, we break all of these down in detail)

These 3 kratom strains create all the different kratom powders you’re familiar with, even those you don’t know.

White Vein – White vein kratom is well known to be energetic and uplifting. It may provide benefits such as focus, alertness and concentration.

Green Vein – Green vein is mild versus white vein and red vein, often a middle ground that may produce many effects like pain relief, energy and mood enhancing.

Red Vein – Usually the most powerful and potent, may be great for pain relief, sedation, euphoria.

Each kratom strain is different and may produce different effects. There are many factors that weigh in as it pertains to how you feel taking kratom.

Some people would add Yellow Kratom to that list as a 4th option.

Finding that “right” kratom powder, can be tough. Even with all the research and knowing how kratom affects other users, you’ll never know how it affects you until you try it yourself.


The one thing that can ruin your kratom experience from the start is buying bad kratom.

That’s why you need to find a trusted kratom vendor. Where you buy kratom matters, the farmers, vendors, use play a role, the drying process, alkaloid count, there’s a lot that goes into delivering consistent premium kratom, kilos of kratom in bulk.

When I first started taking kratom, I’d buy from the same vendor and the kratom quality would always be different. That led me to launch Kratom Exchange and we have a great process to ensure your kratom is fresh and consistent.

If the kratom quality is changing when you buy kratom from a particular online vendor, it’s going to confuse you as you may likely feel different effects, some could be good, some may be bad. It may not be great for getting stable on your kratom. Where you buy kratom matters.

I’m glad you found us, I’m glad you’re taking the time to read this, I want you to be informed.


It all goes back to my point, you have the right kratom dose for you. Nobody else can do it.

You can do all the research you want, it’s great and I recommend it. However, in this scenario, the only thing you can do is try a dose and wait.

The reason we tell new kratom users to start small is because a small percentage may have side effects from kratom. You’re going to experience less side effects taking a small dose versus a large dose.

We want you to be safe. To be more specific, you can start with 1-2 grams and give that kratom 30-45 minutes to produce its effects. If you don’t feel better, you may want to try another 1-2 grams and wait 30-45 minutes again. By now, you might be feeling the effects.

The amount of kratom you take may influence how you feel too. In small doses, kratom may be stimulating. In large doses, kratom may have sedative effects.


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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  2. Hooker says:

    This was helpful, appreciate it Eric.

    I’m learning a lot from your content, thanks for taking the time to help the community.

    Taking it day by day, but doing much better.

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