How To Properly Take Kratom Powder: Toss N' Wash, Capsules, Or Tea
Kratom powder is literally the ground up leaves of the Mitragyna Speciosa tree, making Kratom powder 100% organic. However, Kratom powder can be quite bitter, and combined with its powdery consistency it can be difficult to ingest if you do not know what you are doing. Fortunately, this article will explain how to ingest Kratom powder without any hassle.
Taking Kratom Powder Via Toss N’ Wash
The first important thing to do when taking Kratom powder is to measure your dose, which requires a scale precise to at least 0.1 grams. Kratom newbies could probably start off by taking 2 grams of Kratom and see how that goes. A more moderate dose of Kratom is 3-5 grams, and a heavy dose could be anywhere between 5-10 grams. Each Kratom strain and batch of Kratom is different though, so when dealing with a new batch/strain of Kratom it is recommended to start low, and only increase the dose after being comfortable with a low dose. Taking more than 10 grams of Kratom is almost always not recommended; it can cause nausea, vomiting, and an overall bad experience.
Toss N’ Wash requires a teaspoon, the dose of Kratom powder which has been measured on a scale, and a drink to wash it down with. Orange juice is certainly the best drink to wash Kratom down with based on my 10 years of experience. Other juices may work, as well as sugary teas like Brisk, but nothing compares to orange juice for covering up the taste of Kratom.
Once you are ready to begin a toss n’ wash, dip your teaspoon into the measured dose of Kratom powder, and then level the Kratom powder on the spoon so that it is flat. A heaping teaspoon, meaning it is not leveled, will be much harder to take.
Then insert the leveled teaspoon of Kratom powder into your mouth, and capture it between the tongue and the roof of your mouth. The key is to not let the Kratom powder go all over your mouth. Then drink the orange juice or whatever other drink you chose, and make sure to get all the Kratom powder into suspension in the drink before swallowing.
The toss n’ wash technique takes some practice, but the key points are not to let the Kratom powder go all over your mouth, and to make sure to wash it down all at once and not partially. Also, orange juice, specifically pure fresh squeezed orange juice not from concentrate, will make the toss n’ wash technique much easier than any other drink, since it really covers up almost all the Kratom taste.
If you can learn to do the toss n’ wash technique correctly you might come to savor the taste of Kratom powder. Also, this technique results in the fastest Kratom effects with the least hassle, so I highly recommend it. That being said, I have seen several people mess up this technique, which causes vomiting, so perhaps start with an even smaller amount of Kratom than a level teaspoon.
One final tip is that ginger can immediately get rid of any nausea associated with toss n’ wash. Candied ginger root and ginger candies like gin gins are the best options, but any form of ginger would work. That being said, with high quality pure Kratom there is rarely any nausea. Only with lower quality cut Kratom is nausea a persistent problem.
Many Kratom newbies decide to buy Kratom pills, which is literally Kratom powder encapsulated into gel caps. It is also easy enough to encapsulate Kratom pills yourself with a pill maker. That being said, the downside of Kratom pills is a substantial amount are needed for a dose. A Kratom pill may hold anywhere from 0.2 grams of Kratom to perhaps as much as 0.5 grams of Kratom if it is tightly packed. People with Kratom tolerance often take 5-10 grams of Kratom, which would be anywhere from 10 to 50 pills. Taking so many pills can be more nauseating than simply taking the powder itself. Also, buying Kratom pills is significantly more expensive than buying Kratom powder. If someone encapsulates their own Kratom powder it is still an extra cost and a time consuming process.
Kratom tea is one of the other primary ways of taking Kratom, although not that many people make Kratom tea anymore. In any case, this is my personal Kratom tea recipe that I developed after much trial and error.
This recipe requires 10-15 grams of Kratom powder, lemon juice, 4 packs of hot cocoa, a big drinking cup, a pot, a stirring spoon, and a metal coffee filter aka permanent coffee filter.
Fill up the big drinking cup 70% of the way with water, which leaves room for the other ingredients in the cup. Then dump this water into a pot, and stir in the 10-15 grams of Kratom powder as well as 5 squirts of lemon juice. Stir continuously while heating up the mixture, and it is best to stir for 10-20 minutes before boiling starts. Boil the mixture for only about a minute while continuing to stir, and then take the pot off the heat and stir another 5 minutes. Essentially, do not boil too long to avoid the destruction of any alkaloids, but some boiling is beneficial.
Then place the metal coffee filter into the top of the big drinking cup, and pour the mixture through the metal coffee filter. This will strain out 100% of the Kratom powder with ease, making the drink much more palatable. Do not even try doing this with paper coffee filters, it will be a mess and will take forever to strain.
Add the 4 packets of hot cocoa into the Kratom tea, and make sure it is sweetened hot cocoa. This will transform the Kratom tea from being extremely bitter to having a nice herbal taste, and also the chocolate will add to the euphoric effects of the Kratom.
Kratom newbies should only sip on this tea and let the effects slowly come on, and it is fine to save some of the tea for later. Someone with Kratom tolerance could probably drink the entire cup all at once.