Taking kratom powder may seem like a chore. Mixing it in water does not work well as the powder itself is not water soluble and clumps on top and within the side of the glass. Alternatively, putting the powder into capsules is also a chore and requires such a large amount of capsules to be swallowed. The purpose of this article is to describe the best way to take kratom powder.
The “Toss & Wash Method”
The toss and wash method is perhaps the best and easiest way to take kratom. This method involves scooping the powder into the mouth and washing it down with a liquid, which is usually water. It is not the cleanest or best method but it is effective and works to get the best results of kratom and its wonderful effects.
Follow these methods for toss & wash
1. Make sure you have an empty stomach.
Kratom works best on an empty stomach. If you have just eaten, try to wait at least 2 hours before consuming your kratom powder. The best results will be obtained when a meal has not been consumed for at least 3 hours. You may eat 45 minutes after the kratom has been taken.
2. Measure out 1 level teaspoon
One level teaspoon of fine kratom fine powder is equal to roughly 2.5-3.5 grams. Most people will take 3-7 grams of kratom powder depending on their desired effects. For the toss and wash method, you should never take over 1 teaspoon. The reason for this is any amount over this will simply be too much for your mouth to handle and it will be an unpleasant experience in general.
3. Scoop the teaspoon into mouth
Scoop the teaspoon into your mouth and then take a quick drink of water or liquid without swallowing. Swish the liquid around until all the powder is cleared from the mouth and then swallow. Repeat this method for any further scoops you intend to ingest.
Warning: It is important not to breathe in when you scoop the powder into the mouth as the fine particles can get into the lungs. Inhaling any micro-particles is not healthy and the effects of kratom powder in the lungs have not been studied.
How to Measure Kratom Powder without a Scale
Measuring kratom is quite easy even without a scale. This will only work for kratom powder and you cannot measure extracts or leaf properly without getting a scale. Most kratom powder is around 2.5 – 3g for a level teaspoon. This is for the kratom powder with the floury type of texture only.
Most people won’t get effects off of 2.5g of powder so 2 level scoops of fine kratom powder are usually needed to feel the effects. It is never recommended to take more than 4 teaspoons of kratom powder as these amounts are simply too high. Taking over 4 teaspoons of kratom increases the chance of side effects and addiction.