It is essential to know proper guideline about any medication before using it. Usually, medicine and other substances come with a manual on how to use it.
In the case of Kratom, however, we rarely find such guideline manuals, which is why we feel its necessary that we help all the users out there on the proper dosing of Kratom.
Also, to answer the query ‘how long to wait between Kratom doses?’ This article will help the newbies as well as experienced users about the usage of Kratom and its dosing. Let’s have a quick read.
How To Take Kratom?
Kratom can be taken in a number of ways. It depends on the user’s choice.
The common method of taking Kratom is ingesting it in the form of powder followed by drinking water or juice, but other methods are also used. The methods of taking Kratom are discussed below;
- Taking Kratom powder. Measuring the dose and then taking it by mouth followed by water or any drink. This is called Toss and Wash method.
- Mixing Kratom powder in a shake.
- Taking Kratom capsules.
- Taking Kratom tincture and extract.
- Taking Kratom cookies.
- Making Kratom tea: a very effective method for those who want to enjoy Kratom.
- Adding Kratom to flavored yogurt to mask the bitter taste of Kratom.
How To Dose Kratom?
According to users on various drug forums, Kratom spacing is necessary between two kratom doses.
Some users said that they dose only once a day, while others said that they at least wait for 2 to 3 hours before taking the next dose of Kratom.
In multiple dosing, the dose is usually kept low. Let’s have a look at the dosing guideline.
- Always Start By Taking Small Kratom Doses
The starting dosage should be small. Gradually increase your dose if you observe that you are not getting substantial effects. Once you find your sweet spot, that will be your optimum dosage for that strain of Kratom.
- Avoid Regular Intake
You can develop tolerance to Kratom if you take it regularly. Therefore it is recommended that you space your kratom doses. Take twice or thrice per week.
- Avoid One Strain of Kratom
Taking one strain of Kratom can also increase your chances of developing tolerance.
Thus, it is recommended to take different strains. One day you can take Maeng Da, and the next day you can go for Green Malay and then White Indo, followed by Maeng Da.
- Avoid Taking Kratom Tinctures And Extracts
Kratom tinctures and extracts are highly concentrated. Taking these can ensure the onset of tolerance.
- Always Take Kratom On The Empty Stomach
This aids in digestion and absorption of Kratom thus, there is the fast onset of action.
How Long To Wait Between Two Doses of Kratom?
According to a user, he takes Kratom three times a day, each time around 5 grams, and then he stops taking Kratom for a week after every eight weeks. He has been taking Kratom for Opiate withdrawal.
Another user stated that he takes Kratom 4 times a day at an interval of 4 hours. His dose is 3 grams. He also takes 3 grams Kratom before going to bed. With this routine, he has not experienced any adverse effects.
Some users stated that they go for a 12-hour spacing, taking 2 kratom doses per day.
One user, who has been taking Kratom for pain, stated that he takes .50 to .75 grams of Kratom at an interval of 2 hours for the management of pain.
The common observation is that in between kratom doses one should at least wait for 6 hours. If you are planning to take more frequent kratom doses, it is mandatory that you reduce the size of the dose.
The first dose can be anywhere around 3 to 5 grams. But the second dose needs to be larger than the first dose to be effective, as the first dose produces casual tolerance. The first dose of 2 grams means that the second dose should be somewhere between 3 to 3.5 grams.
However, this may not be the case for all users. Therefore, in the initial days, you can keep the second dose amount equal to the amount of the first dose and observe the effects.
If the effects do not appear, then you can increase the amount gradually. You can eat regular food after 2 to 3 hours of the second dose, to avoid disruption of the absorption of Kratom.
How To Avoid Kratom Tolerance?
There are various ways to avoid kratom tolerance. The user should know that there is a slight potential for developing tolerance to Kratom.
Therefore, one should be careful from the beginning. Take Kratom in moderate doses and wait for at least 4 to 6 hours before repeating the doses.
The user can also avoid repetition of the dose by taking two kratom doses, one on an empty stomach and the other after a light meal at least 4 hours apart.
This brings about potent effects. Two kratom doses per day are more than enough, and the safest choice for the dose is taking it in the early morning or on an empty stomach.
Also, go for different strains, as it is easier to develop tolerance if choosing only one strain. Avoid enhanced blends, extracts and Kratom tinctures.
Taking gap from Kratom for a week after each six to eight week can also reduce the chances of developing tolerance.