More and more people are experimenting with kratom.
And why shouldn’t they? Taking it may be able to help relieve daily stresses, increase energy, improve concentration, etc.
Taking too much, though, can be dangerous. How are you support to find the right kratom dosage for your needs?
We’ve put together this guide to help you learn how much kratom you should take if you’re trying it for the first time.
So let’s get started!
How Much Kratom Should You Take?
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. The right dose size for you depends on a number of factors, including the following:
- Your health
- The type of kratom product you’re using (how potent it is)
- Why you’re using it
Everyone’s body reacts differently to kratom. A dose that works for your friend may be much too large (or too small) for you—even if you’re a similar height and weight.
On top of that, as your body grows and changes, your kratom dose might have to change along with it. Because of this, it’s difficult to recommend an exact dose size for kratom products.
Start Small and Work Your Way Up
The best way to find the right kratom dose for your needs is through a bit of trial and error. This might sound frustrating, but putting in the effort to find the right dosage is well worth it.
So start small.
Take less kratom than you think you’ll need at first. This will give you a chance to see how your body will respond to the product. Then, based on how it feels, you can increase your dosage a little at a time.
It’s a good idea to start with a single gram of kratom.
How to Pick the Right Dosage for You
Spend some time thinking about why you want to use kratom.
Do you want an energy boost to help you get through the day? Do you want a break from stress?
This will affect the amount of kratom you take.
Then take a look at the kratom product you’re using to find out how much kratom is in it. Things like extracts will contain a lot more kratom than a capsule. Because of this, you can’t take the same dose for different products.
Take a small amount of kratom first and keep a record about how much you took, how it makes you feel, and how your symptoms reacted to it. Keep increasing the dose—by half a gram or a single gram at a time—until you get the desired effects.
When to Stop
Make sure you stop adjusting your dosage once you find an amount that works for you. Otherwise, you may end up taking too much, which can be risky.
Here’s a quick breakdown of how different kratom dosages will impact your body.
- 1-5 Grams
Anything below 5 grams is a relatively low dose of kratom. Taking this much may give you an energy boost and improve your concentration. This dosage can also improve your mood and reduce stress from daily life or depression.
- 5-15 Grams
If you want to take kratom to reduce stress, you’ll need to take more than 5 grams. A dosage over 5 grams is an average amount, but if you get closer to 15 grams, you’re taking a high dose.
Keep in mind, you’ll also experience “high” by taking this amount. If you want to avoid this, you should stick to a low dose.
- 15+ Grams
You shouldn’t take more than 15 grams of kratom if you can avoid it. While most side effects of kratom aren’t dangerous, they can get more serious if you take too much kratom too often.
If you want to increase your dosage to 15 grams or over, you should talk to your doctor about the pros and cons. They’ll be able to ensure you reap the benefits of kratom and stay safe at the same time.
Can You Take Too Much Kratom?
Is there such a thing as taking too much kratom?
There isn’t a lot of research about kratom out yet, but unlike CBD, kratom is thought to be addictive if you take too much of it. Because of this, it can also have some serious side effects if you aren’t careful, including:
- High blood pressure
- Heart palpitations
- Liver and kidney problems
- Loss of memory
- Lack of appetite
That’s why it’s so important to keep your dose below 15 grams. If you ever experience any of these symptoms, make sure you get medical help right away.
But don’t let this scare you away from kratom and its health benefits. Most of the side effects you’ll get from kratom are small and harmless. The worst you’ll end up dealing with will likely be nausea or drowsiness.
Kratom Dosage 101: Finding the Right Size
Finding the right kratom dosage takes time, so be patient. Keep adjusting your dose until you see the effects you’re looking for.
It’s also good to keep in mind that you might experience minor side effects during this process. If you start to feel nauseous after increasing your dose, you may want to lower it again until your body adjusts to the kratom.
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