Dosage Conversion Chart

Please be aware that the below charts reflect estimates and not exact measurements consistent across all kratom vendors. While it is recommended that you buy a scale to correctly measure your kratom, these charts offer support for those who are unable to do so.

When measuring an extract, we strongly recommend purchasing a small digital scale as they often have a significantly higher degree of variability.


Average Powdered Leaf

MeasurementOunces
1 gram0.035 ounces
50 grams1.75 ounces
100 grams3.5 ounces

Crushed Leaf

MeasurementGrams
1 Tablespoon2.7 grams
1 Teaspoon0.9 grams
000 Capsule0.70 – 1 gram

Bali Powder

MeasurementGrams
1 Tablespoon6.2 grams
1 Teaspoon2.3 grams
000 Capsule0.75 – 1 gram

Maeng Da Powder

MeasurementGrams
1 Tablespoon7 grams
1 Teaspoon2.6 grams

Green Malay Powder

MeasurementGrams
1 Tablespoon6.9 grams
1 Teaspoon2.4 grams

Extract Capsule Conversion (00 Capsules)

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Extract00 Capsule DosageEquivalent Powdered Leaf
Gold Reserve Extract Capsule1 cap = approx .5 gram7-8 grams Powdered Leaf
Ultra Enhanced Indo Extract Capsule1 cap = approx .5 gram6-8 grams Powdered Leaf
ISOL-8 Extract Capsule1 cap = approx .5 gram6-7 grams Powdered Leaf
Ultra Enhanced Maeng Da Extract Capsule1 cap = approx .5 gram6-8 grams Powdered Leaf
Ultra Enhanced Red Kali Extract Capsule1 cap = approx .5 gram6-8 grams Powdered Leaf

1,738 thoughts on “Dosage Conversion Chart”

  1. I make tea. About 7grams Kratom. Drink it thru out the day on ice. Not sure it’s too much or not. I really don’t feel anything but energy. I like it

  2. Kratom will eat you up and spit u out just like any other drug go read the stories of the thousands of people who’s lives are ruined from this toxic plant. Just because your addicted doesn’t mean it’s safe. That’s just the addiction speaking… 4 year Kratom user who now suffers more problems from Kratom then the initial problems I had before. This shit turns on you… Say what u want about pharma drugs but at least there’s research behind them and there abuse…Kratom needs to be regulated and not by a gas station attendant or some big supplier with no medical knowledge of meds… remember before heroin is made into heroin it’s an opium plant first… this plant is NOT like COFFEE AS THEY SAY… go a week without it and tell me different… FUCK KRATOM happily 6 months sober….😘

    1. Four years (plus) and just in the process of going cold turkey. Not a big deal at all! The absolute worst experience was after the first night, I started getting cramps in my feet. Also, I had a feeling of hollowness in my leg bones along with some irritating restless leg (night only) and a slight feeling of pressure on my chest. Little bit of sneezing but hardly a runny nose, which was what I was expecting, the runny nose. Perhaps it helped that I “fasted” on homemade bone broth and protein powder the first 24 hours, Idk? Take your supplements, especially magnesium and other electrolytes, epsoms salt bath for this is good, too. I hardly needed it, but I used a 200 mg. ibuprofin at night for the legs. NO REAL PAIN! Just, the mild, very mild, lack of energy for a week. Coffee (!), Yerba Mate tea, green and black tea, and herbal teas help.
      I do agree that you should never use this habitually-that’s asking for trouble.
      But it’s an effective, natural plant source of botanical wonders for everything from pain to energy. It’s got great advantages and even claims to be an antioxidant. Please don’t demonize something that didn’t work for you-it might be the salvation someone else needs?
      (All God’s Creation is Valuable- even Lindsley Graham the Cracker! Skjol!

    2. I am so sorry that you went through that and I can understand why you hate it. I am 66 years old and I have many severe pain conditions. I’ve been at this since 1997 and I’ve been on some heavy pain medications which I have to say, gave me good relief for the most part. I had to quit my job and go on disability, bringing home $800.00 a month to live on. Because of all the drug problems going on out there with Pharmacutical pain meds, I no longer get them and was suffering 24/7 with no quality of life whatsoever. Many many other patients out there have gone to heroin. That idea for me had scared me to death! Then I found Kratom and I’m not going to say it takes all my pain away because it doesn’t. At least I do get some relief so that my body can relax, some energy to get some things done and a nice smile on my face… instead of being in my bed with tears in my eyes feeling helpless and hopeless and hating the world. I’ve been taking Kratom now for 5+ years and planning on taking it until the day, The Good Lord comes to take me Home. I have to have some kind of happiness before I leave this place. I have 3 grown daughters, 9 Grandchildren and 11 GreatGrandbabies to enjoy before I go. I can’t enjoy anyone if I’m laying in bed pain stricken. Honey, it sounds like you went through absolute hell and that breaks my heart for you. Also, I didn’t realize that, getting off Kratom could be that much of a Bitch to get off of. Again, I am sorry for what you went through.
      But there are a whole lot of people that haven’t been affected that way. I think it depends on our systems. I went through Morphine withdrawal in a week. Thank God but some people end up in the ER for it. I don’t know what I’d do without Kratom. It’s not the 100% pain reliever I need but I can’t get the 90% I need from my Doctor anymore. Quality of Life used to matter to Doctor’s but now they have to be afraid of the Government, losing their licenses and going to prison. This whole thing is fucking bullshit and so millions of people in this country are either turning to heroin, or any other illegal drug they can get their hands on or laying in their beds in agony, contemplating suicide or just laying there in bed suffering. Suffering! No one deserves that. No human being deserves to live like that. Kratom is better than nothing. Because all you can get from your Doctor’s… is nothing.

  3. I struggle with chronic pain and decided to give kratom a try so I don’t have to rely on my prescription as much but I wasn’t sure how much I should start with. This is super helpful!

  4. Mountain_climber79

    I was dependent on Dr prescribed opioids for over 10 years (endometriosis, degenerative disk disease, cancer, arthritis) I’m 43 and biologically female. My mother is a holistic practitioner so I have been very knowledgeable about herbal medications all of my life. I was aware of Kratom the entire time I was on opiates. I even recommended it to others getting off of their pain medication and suboxone. I honestly just liked my pain pills so I never gave Kratom a try. I was taken off my pain meds roughly 9 years ago when the DEA cracked down on the prescribers. I didn’t cuss and rant I just detoxed myself. It was hell for 4 weeks then another 2 weeks of finding my willpower. I still didn’t try Kratom, just didn’t see the point. A very good friend of mine transmitted Lyme disease from a tick approximately 5 years ago. He complained to me of his pain and inabilities to obtain opiate pain management so I recommended Kratom. In doing so I also decided to buy some for myself. I am a pharmacy technician currently, with a background in nursing and emergency care. I have been using Kratom 4x a day for approximately 4 years. I dose 4 grams of fine ground leaf powder Kratom in 4oz of hot water upon waking each morning(6am), 4g @ 9am, 4g @ 1:30 pm and 4g @ 5pm. I like the pain relief, mental clarity, and energy boost I obtain. I don’t like to dose after 7pm unless I’m going to be out and active. Kratom has a tendency to keep me awake but this is bc I choose the white and green strains. I have tried reds and they don’t give me the kick in the ass I want. The doses I take at 1:30 and 5 I do the “dry toss” method bc I have no time to make tea. It’s nasty but I do it anyway, rinsing well with water. I also use pharmaceutical grade CBD 2x day during my typical day as well. I’m open to any all questions anyone may have. I genuinely love helping others to live a healthier more productive life. I have much to say about Kratom.

    1. Is there a conversion factor to express pain relief using Kratom compared to morphine? I’m a long term user of morphine and want to use Kratom to taper down.

  5. I have 1 oz Red Borneo capsules according to my research as a beginner I should take 5-6 grams. Can someone please explain how many capsules I should take?

  6. Thank you so much fir your comments. Ive been using Kratom for about 5yrs and I can only say great things about it.(other than the taste) Ive been struggling with chronic pain for many years from a spinal cord injury. At first I was on some extremely powerful pain meds. After the pain started to lessen a little I was still in need of some major relieif. My docs started to take me off and substituted with 800 mg of ibuprofen. Like that helped. I understand that doctors are under the gun from the DEA and I myself didnt want an opioid addiction. On the other hand I needed relief. I heard about Kratom from a friend who was taking it for his pain and anxiety and said it saved his life. It does work! I lean to the red and green strains. Red is great for pain and relaxation and green really helps my anxiety. All I can say is do your research but dont put too much stock in the FDA and drug companies. They lose money. Be your own advocate and take care of yourself. And I’ve never had a Kratom Blackout. Just sayin.😊

    1. Hi Megan,
      I’m encouraged by your story. I have some nerve pain and am just now finding kratom to be a potential life saver. How do you dose, specifically once or more daily? Do you take “tolerance breaks” or fins a need to increase doses due to tolerance?
      Best-
      Bob

      1. I am on pain management for, may as well say, same thing as you. I have used red maeng da capsules for well over a year. In terms of pain relief, I can tell no difference, whatsoever, between it and that one reeeeeeeeeeally popular opioid pain medicine that seems to be every PM Doc’s go-to. Bear in mind, rather, I have found that unless you take enough to get past a certain size/bodyweight threshold, the desired effect (being elated mood/pain relief); taking less than that amount results in more of an energy boost and enhanced focus.

        The Good: when I first tried it, being squeamish, I took 2-3 half-grams…zero pain relief, but I didn’t require my Adderall-at all. At first, in order to achieve anything even close the same critter as the script, I required 3 grams (6’2″ / 220lbs). After a month or so of dosing morning/midday, it took 4g. But the jump to 4.5-5g didn’t take as long…about the same tolerance pattern as the one being substituted, right? Except, it’s not right. Once I hit 8 grams of the red maeng da powder/in caps, dosing 3 times a day, I’ve never actually needed to take more ( I have, mind you…but not for “physical pain” relief). In short, far as actual legitimate functionable pain relief, past 7-9 grams starts seeing diminishing effects. On the other hand, taking 10g….Alright-alright-alright…! and seems there is no upper boundary for that particular feeling…just keeps going and going.

        The Bad: for someone who really does rely on legitimate pain relief in order to be more than a derelict in society, at least, I have found that once you hit the aforementioned diminishing effects, just like anything you can take, ‘used to be a little but a little wasn’t doin,’ but the little gettin’ mowah ‘n mowah ain’t gonna do it either. Again, for PAIN RELIEF. For Euphoria, like I said, you can get as satisfied as you care to with but a soft ceiling (aka nauseous as f*** you take enough). So, yes, you DO require tolerance breaks, from that perspective.

        The Ugly: Early on, I enjoyed telling people that 8 grams of the powder was ideally equivalent to 10mg of public enemy #1, because it was, and is…except for that when you swap back for efficacy, it ain’t no mowah. In fact, it takes a very very long time fasting from it before you get back to where what the doc wrote you will do much better than a placebo. I mean, you’ll know you’ve taken something but whereas it used to be “hot towel on my brain, gimme 10 minutes and I’ll be good,” now it’s “I used to do a little but a little w….”
        Already long story, short, after one month of just kratom (morning/noon/night @ 8g per dose), then fill my script, at no time over the course of 120 pills, do I feel like less than 1.5 my prescribed dose is equivalent to the 8g of kratom. That is the ONLY thing that makes kratom a less than ideal substitute for nerve pain. Still, though, the pros far outnumber the cons.

        I do hope this helps someone with the same/similar question as yours
        Thank you
        Horace Hemphill

        1. Great explanation and commentary. Agreed, similar situation. Moved states, new state refuses to prescribe for chronic pain due to broken vertebra that refused to heal properly. Its a serious problem for people in chronic pain. Doctors are now, seriously, only prescribing if you are actively dying. I beat cancer btw’s so I no longer qualify, never mind the chronic pain from the broken vertebra, subsequent surgery and delinquent healing thereof. Kratom saved my arse, quite literally! Only issue now is drug screens for work. Its concerning, and slims down my options for working with populations. Im a therapist. Too bad I am not allowed to recommend this to clients. No, NO! Politicians have too much money invested in the Buprenorphine and Methadone clinics. Up and coming, quickly, is the psi·​lo·​cy·​bin for depression and anxiety, not sure if it works for pain… Be well all.

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