Kratom Dosing: How Much Should I Take?

Kratom can be a powerful tool to have in your arsenal when it comes to combating chronic stress or fatigue or elevating your mood. However, understanding the dosage, you’ll need when it comes to taking kratom can be confusing and intimidating. 

How much kratom you should take depends a lot on your tolerance, physiology, and other elements. If you’ve never tried kratom, your tolerance is more than likely low. However, you could also have a cross-tolerance from other opioids. 

No matter where you’re at, the recommended starting dose is one to two grams. If you know that you’re sensitive to new medications, it’s best to start with one gram. When you decide to buy kratom, you should invest in a digital scale to measure out your kratom. If you don’t have a scale, there are kratom dosing charts that will help you estimate the equivalent dosage of teaspoons or tablespoons. If you’ve decided to buy kratom capsules instead, one capsule usually has between 350 and 750 mg. So you’ll need between one to three capsules as your starting dose.

There are ways to take kratom powder:

  • The toss and wash, which means you swallow the dry powder down with a non-carbonated drunk like fruit juice or chocolate milk (it helps to cover the bitter taste of the powder).
  • In capsule form
  • As a tea

The recommendation is that you wait around 30 to 45 minutes after your first dose to see how it affects you. Once that time has passed. And you can gauge how the kratom is affecting you. You can take another gram if you feel you’re not getting the effects you need. You should then wait for another 30 to 45 minutes, and then you can take another gram if required. Once you understand your tolerance, you can increase your dose the next time to find your optimal dose. That being said, you shouldn’t take more than eight grams of kratom on any day.

In general, a moderate dose of kratom powder is between three and six grams, and anything above five grams is considered potent.