Strains, Effects, and Dosage

Strains and effects

Many people new to kratom have questions about the effects of different strains and how much they should consume. The following table serves as a good resource:

Strain Effects Dosage
Bali Euphoric and the most classic opiate like among the strains of kratom 1/2 – 3 teaspoons
Maeng Da Energizing and stimulating with pain killing effects 1/2 – 3 teaspoons
Red Vein Thai Similar to Bali with fewer negative side effects 1/2 – 3 teaspoons
Super Indo Similar to Bali with less euphoria 1/2 – 3 teaspoons
Super Green Malaysian Varies between suppliers but is typically more stimulating with little euphoria 1/2 – 3 teaspoons
Ultra Enhanced Indo Most euphoric of the extracts and works well for reducing social anxiety 1 gram or less (if mixed with powdered leaf)
Thai Essence Somewhat weaker than Ultra Enhanced Indo by weight with a bit of a Maeng Da kick 1 gram or less (if mixed with powdered leaf)
Full Spectrum Tincture (FST) The original likely had synthetic 7-hydroxymitragynine but current formulations are basically Ultra Enhanced Indo in liquid form 0.25mL or more

Methods of consumption

There are a couple popular methods of consuming the powdered leaf, but the most common are “toss and wash”, mixing with food, and preparation as a tea.

“Toss and wash” is basically just spooning the powder into your mouth and washing it down with a liquid. This is the most “difficult” method of consumption but likely gives the strongest effects. The powder is incredibly dry and will stick to your mouth and throat, causing many to gag or cough “blow” the dry powder out of their mouth. If using this method of consumption, it is best to spoon small amounts at a time.

Kratom can also be mixed into a food and eaten that way. Apple sauce and ice cream are often used.

Lastly, preparation as a tea is convenient and effective. We have written detailed instructions for preparing kratom as a tea. It is important to note that only powdered leaf should be used to make tea. Extracts should not be used.

16 Responses to “Strains, Effects, and Dosage”

  • Drathrul says:

    If this site is truly dedicated to providing legitimate science about kratom, then please make this above information scientific. Depending on the vendor, 1 tablespoon of kratom could weigh anywhere from 6 to 12 grams, which is a tremendous difference in dose. Also, you may want to consider a disclaimer warning new users that this information is only relatively accurate and potency will always vary from vendor to vendor. It is presented here as being facts with no sources. Kratom is a drug and should be respected as such, everyone who uses this substance needs to use digital scales and measure their doses by the gram.

    As a student of science and a lover of kratom, I just had to vent these frustrations. If you want to be taken seriously as an “authority,” (PS authoritative is a word meaning that you rule with an iron grip, not that you are an authority on a certain subject) then use scientific notation and cite your sources. =)

  • Matt says:

    As far as taking down the powder goes, why not dump it into a water bottle with a little water, shake it, and down it as fast as you can?

    • john says:

      because NOPE

    • Paul says:

      I wouldn’t mix with water.. The taste it’s not to pleasant..

    • Roman says:

      Basically. The only method I use is to take powder, put it into a small (like Guayaki energy shot) glass bottle, add a bit of lemon juice and fill mostly with hot water, then shake shake shake. Add a bit more water to make it pourable and the drink it with a bit of juice. Chase with hot tea (add cayenne and/or black pepper to potentiate) and it’s on.

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  • Que says:

    Well what is Borneo then?

  • IslandShaman says:

    Toss n wash, make a tea, mix with yogurt, use in place of hops when making.beer. there are all kinds of methods, and most dosages depend on the quality of the vendor.
    Be responsible. This doesn’t need more bad attention on the news. With drugs like alcohol tobacco and a world of otc poisons you’d think Kratom would.be deemed safe, beingthat not a single person has died from Kratom alone.

  • Becca says:

    I read a lot

  • Stepz says:

    The way I take my kratom is I mix about 3-4 grams of kratom powder into a cup of orange juice while using a straw, afterwards I re pour another half cup of OJ to get the rest of the kratom chunks that sticks on the side of the cup. Probably the best way to bare the taste. Also, works effectively well.

  • Jarid says:

    You can ingest Kratom by mixing it as well – but being that I’ve been using kratom for a couple years to combat intolerable pain at the recommendation of doctors – I can day that I recommend against it. Depends partially on what kind you have, but I’m telling you it can be Horrendously bitter. I’ve thrown up just from drinking this stuff mixed with just water. It’s easier to toss and wash. I have a strong stomach too – I was prescribed extremely high doses of hydrocodone and then some time later oxycodone and then hydromorphone later after that – I never got so much as a stomach ache from these. I have a strung stomach. So I mean that – feel free to test your bounds man but it sucked. There were many times where sure I didn’t feel even slightly sick. But the capacity of bitterness was there my friend.

    • Dan says:

      I mix with water and drink. I only use about 3/4 of a cup, stir and drink. I then add a bit more water and repeat the process until there’s none stuck to the cup.

      It was pretty gross at first but I’m at the point where it doesn’t even bother me at all.

  • Ginger H. says:

    What about consumption via capsules?

  • melinda says:

    Can you tell me which one is best for pain? I need to replace the morphine and hydrocone we are taking.

  • Jenn says:

    I need help with the dosage to start out with for Maeng da Kraton for Pain, Fatigue and Depression, as I do not want a Euphoric effect at all, that’s not what I am going for. I suffer from Fibromyalgia and have a hard time even getting through a normal 8 hr work day, let alone every day life stuff that needs to be done, Dishes, laundry, shopping, ect … I am warn out 2 hrs after I get out of bed. Again, I do not want a euphoric effect, just relief from my pain and some energy to get through my day. Thank you so much, Jenn


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