(The below will help you determine what dose of Kratom you need and how to accurately measure it. If you’re interested in learning more about Kratom, check out our Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Kratom. It has everything you need to get started!)
Figuring out what dose of Kratom you need will be determined by many different factors. To start with, the quality and strength of any specific Kratom powder batch will always be something to consider. Each batch’s potency level will vary so it’s important to start slow and slowly increase your dose each time you start a new batch.
Your individual body makeup will also play a major role in determining your dosage. And no, it’s not always about weight. A higher body weight does not always mean a higher dose. With Kratom, a 250-pound man may find that 4 grams of Kratom is the ideal dosage for him, while a 100-pound female may require 7 grams to feel any impact.
Finding your perfect dose will take a little time and experimentation. I suggest starting with a lower dose of Kratom (about 2 grams) and gradually working your way up (gram by gram) until you reach the desired effects. You should also refrain from taking multiple doses in one day at the beginning. It’s best to give yourself no less than a full 24 hours between doses before you attempt to take another one.
A basic guideline to follow is:
2 to 5 grams = Effects that are invigorating (won’t necessarily apply to slow strains)
4 to 8 grams = Effects that ease pain and are relaxing
6 to 12 grams = Effects that cause euphoria (this might be excessively strong for a few) and relieve pain
Remember, Kratom is usually very energizing when taken in lower amounts and becomes sedating in higher ones. If, at any time, you begin to feel sick or nauseous, it probably means you’ve taken too much.
To recap, it’s best to start your Kratom journey with a dose at around 2 grams and gradually increase it (gram by gram) until you’ve reached the desired effects. You also need to keep in mind that your next batch of Kratom may be more or less potent than your last. So whenever you receive a new one, start slowly and ramp up your doses as you get to know the batch.
Measuring Kratom Accurately
To make sure you’re taking the right dose, it’s important to know how to measure Kratom accurately. A general rule to follow is: Measure by weight, not volume. Sure, you can measure Kratom using teaspoons and tablespoons (volume), but it will not be as accurate because volumes can vary greatly (based on how fine the Kratom powder is) and fluctuate batch to batch.
The most precise way to measure Kratom powder is with a digital weight scale that measures down to 1/10th of a gram. You can pick one up at many local and online stores for around $20 or so. The accuracy and convenience is well worth the cost.
Now that you have an idea about what dose to start with and how to accurately measure Kratom, it’s time to learn more about the different ways to take Kratom, where to purchase it and how to keep your tolerance low! Check out our Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Kratom for more information.