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
1 gram0.035 ounces
50 grams1.75 ounces
100 grams3.5 ounces
Crushed Leaf
1 Tablespoon2.7 grams
1 Teaspoon.9 grams
Bali Powder
1 Tablespoon6.2 grams
1 Teaspoon2.3 grams
Maeng Da Powder
1 Tablespoon7 grams
1 Teaspoon2.6 grams
Crushed Leaf
1 Tablespoon2.7 grams
1 Teaspoon.9 grams
Green Malay Powder
1 Tablespoon6.9 grams
1 Teaspoon2.4 grams

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  1. Jose

    I’m on 30mgs of morphine a day and 8mg of dilaudid. I am wanting to get off of those so kratom was recommended for my pain after I suffered 2 strokes. Which strains would you recommend and how much should I take?

    1. Morgan

      For pain relief I am a fan of Bali. It’s good to use at night also for relaxing. White Maeng Da is my daytime go to. I’m a nurse so while I am definitely no expert on Kratom I would definitely say do some intense research for replacing meds that strong. I’ve read the red strains can be excellent for easing withdrawals as well as keeping pain at bay. Best of luck to you my friend!

      1. Teresa Edwards

        How many mil should I take of Red Bali strain pure. I bought capsules because I just cant stand the taste.
        How many of capsules should I take for relaxation and severe pain?

    2. Sheri nelson

      Red is best for pain. Just remember less is more with Kratom. Start small and find what works for you, experiment a bit!

  2. Brendan

    I take 7.7 grams of green maeng da for adderall alternative. I also have gold Bali powder and green Borneo works well too. However it gets expensive but it’s well worth it. I’m also 6’5” 200 pounds. But I really haven’t found my ideal dose to deal with similar adderall effects. Tony have any ideas?

  3. Tony Heights

    Everyone seems to be taking it for addiction. I’m taking it as an alternative to adderall. Seems to work similiar adderall minus the many side effects of adderall. Although, i heard you can get addicted to kratom. I only take about 2:4 grams a dose and maybe redose every 4:6 hours depending my work load. Never felt like I needed it. Kratom feels more of a cup of coffee than a drug to me.

    1. Nick

      Hello, first time every posting anything like this, but I have been reading everyone’s post and most are very up lifting. I just started taking Kratom today from a reputable source locally (thank God it’s not illegal in Ohio yet) and I was wondering on the dosage. I am trying to get off street drugs and I wanted to quit cold turkey. Well after about 24 hours I knew I couldn’t do it alone. My amazing wife and I looked into Kratom together and I picked up a red strain. I have read on here that it may not help that much do to the fact that the opiates I was taking were stronger than the Kratom. My main issue is dealing with the withdrawals is why I have failed at quitting before. I was only taking a small amount of fentanyl a day. Not even enough to show up on a drug screen, but still the withdrawal symptoms are horrible for me. So I guess my question is one, how much should I be taking? They very nice guy at the store suggested 5 teaspoons to start out with. Second, will it even help me this early into me trying to quit drugs? I did the recommended amount and felt nothing so I took another 3 teaspoons and still this withdrawal is kicking my ass! Thanks for any advice and I will say everyone keep being strong and stay healthy, body and mind!

      1. Anthony Santone

        I believe your best bet is to get a scale to weigh it out in grams. Average dose is 5 grams. Take 5 grams of Kratom, and wwith in hour and half how do you feel. If needed dose another 5 grams. Wait another hour and half. Repeat a third time. 5 grams. At this rate you have 15 G of Kratom in your system in about four and a half hours. If that is well tolerated potentially could take 15 G of Kratom at one shot. That dosage ideal is to ramp up the amount of Kratom in your system and how well you are tolerating it in the time frame in which you do all three doses you will have a total of 15 G of Kratom in you. Once again if that is well tolerated pretty much should equate to the fact that you could take up to 15 grams. Although the five doesn’t work used 8 grams. And repeat the dosage steps every hour and a half in relation to how you feel. Once you’ve done the 5 gram step and you’ve done the eight gram step. Go with the total of 10 grams every hour and a half depending on how you feel. Make notes and comments of time frames and exact grams of ingestion as you trying to figure out what works for you best. Wish you all the best God bless.

        1. Anthony Santone

          Anytime you in just a mine mood-altering substance your body has to filter it out the higher the dosage understand your kidneys and liver are working harder to filter out of the body. You could always take more start with the low dose and work your way up over several days experiment on how you feel be mindful and safe with the way in which you use kratom. For sure it has the potential to have dangerous repercussions if used carelessly. So if you’re going to self administer medication do it as if you were a doctor and take a lot of notes for dosage timeframe how you feel anything out of the ordinary the good the bad about. You are basically your own lab rat be careful

      2. Jennifer

        I did the red Maeng Da powder to get through withdrawals which were kicking my butt from opiates, absolute worst and know that it will get better! Anyway, I survived only because of the Kratom powder which I mixed with a small cup of hot water to dissolve and then added in orange juice to take some edge off but still had to chase with juice after each gulp. The powder in water/juice on an empty stomach – you will start getting relief from nausea and anxiety in 10-15 minutes tops. I would just talk to myself and count through the yucky feeling while gulping it down and usually felt better even before finishing. The pills are ok but take a little longer to kick in, at least for me. I started with 2 heaping teaspoons of powder and then would take another dose if still felt bad. It’s doesn’t completely eliminate your symptoms, it makes them tolerable to persevere until you are through the rough patch and function (though you could also be luckier than me). I just want to be honest about that so you keep your head up and know that some discomfort doesn’t mean it’s not worth it to keep moving forward – worst days for me are days 5-7. Opiate withdrawals are so hard and know you’re not alone. What’s worse with opiates, even the meds they give you to get clean also cause withdrawal when you stop them so really isn’t a magic cure but the Kratom was definitely a lifesaver for me this time around!
        Good luck!!

        1. Dia'Shan

          I make a VERY yucky tea from it and found that if you don’t breath between tea gulp, and chaser it goes down quite well. Be well 🙂

      3. Amber

        You need to be sure you’re taking the right strain of Kratom. Green Maeng Da has always been my go to. U wanna start off with 2-4 grams and then give it 2 hours and take 2 more grams. I take 2 every cpl hours. They have different strains to help different things. Start there. It will help you. I promise

      4. Morgan

        First, kudos to you for getting into recovery! I’m in recovery myself for alcohol. Red strains will help with the withdrawals the most I’ve heard. I take white strains for adhd and now I very rarely fill my adderall script. So, I’m a nurse, and I can explain why fentanyl isn’t showing up on your screen. Fentanyl has to be specifically screened for because it’s a synthetic drug. Believe me, if you’re having withdrawals it’s there. It’s just not being tested for. Anyway, I’ve read the red strains are top notch for opiate withdrawals. There’s also a “train wreck” blend THATS stronger. But if you’re getting good quality Kratom that shouldn’t matter. Beat of luck to you my friend! Reach out to NA groups and I hope you’re successful in kicking the drugs!

      5. Francisco Polanco

        I’ve been in your spot before, and trust me that Kratom actually works. I was worst than you by the way, and with Kratom i slept good with no type of withdrawal, try it. The red one is great for withdrawals, anxiety, etc….the green Kratom is for the pain and it gets you on a good mood (makes you very talkative also) But go for it man, you will not regret it.

    2. Morgan

      Right! I replaced adderall and use the white maeng da. I’m a surgical nurse and it keeps me very focused and gives me a little energy from going off the adderall. I thought I’d be stuck on adderall forever. I only took it when I worked but it was still annoying. It’s been a godsend for me.

    3. Brad

      IF your taking it to get off adderall your taking it for addiction too

    4. Heather Houston

      First of pat yourself on the back for taking the step in the right direction by getting off your drug of choice! It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do,but you’re doing it! I’ve taken Kratom since 2015. I used it to come off of 70 mg of methadone. I was at 105 and tapered til I got to 70 and said bump this! So I did tons of research and took the plunge! I swear the only thing I noticed was minor sweats and chills. MINOR! I take Xanax so that did help I’m sure but I also stayed busy. Even if it was just watching TV. It took my mind off the psychological withdrawal, which is a LOT of it!

      It’s suggested that you start with 3-5 grams 3-4x a day to see how you do. If the amount you take doesn’t seem to work increase in 1 gram increments every hour until you do feel better. Not everyone gets 100% relief. Keep this in mind. Even if you get 70-80% relief it beats the heck out of 0! Try not to focus on how you feel. Your mind is VERY powerful! And it WILL play tricks on you!
      As far as which strain, theoretically any should work as they all have the same two main components, however, I would steer clear of white anything as it could potentially cause anxiety which you don’t want for obvious reasons. Green is a great daytime strain. Red usually for evening although some red maeng da can be energetic.
      Gas station or smoke shop Kratom is usually NOT your best option because 1)it’s very expensive 2)it isn’t usually as strong. Not always #2. But in a pinch it’ll do. Stay away from extracts unless you want another habit and capsules are also expensive, you need to take way too many, and they take longer to work and aren’t as effective.
      Kratom is an amazing substance if used properly and responsibly for withdrawal, depression, anxiety,pain, weight control, and a host of other things but be smart and RESEARCH!! Don’t take anybody’s word for it!
      Best wishes to all!

  4. Katey

    Just took my first dosage of Kratom tonight, and it’s my first night without heroin. I did so much research before driving to TN to get the Kratom. So hopefully with this and the right attitude I’ll beat my addiction in the next few weeks. I’ve had many friends tell me that Kratom is the way to go for withdrawals and so far with just this one dose I’m not aching like I typically would be.

    1. Amber

      Stay strong. Do research on what the best strains and dosage is. There are a lot of great sites out there and vendors. Also Facebook groups as well. U just need to find ur dose. It’s going to be trial and error. Less is more. Try and break up ur doses thru the day. That’s what I do. And finding a good online vendor helps becuz I started on the gas station kratom capsules and now I toss and wash. Best method for me. Good luck

  5. Dustin

    We all got this people. We can beat this dope addiction

  6. Terri

    Just found this thread. Question about red Hulu. I don’t know what that would be through this site? What’s the grams per tablespoon for this? Anyone know? Thanks

    1. Amber

      6 grams which is a lot
      You want to be careful and also want to research which strain is best for your needs

  7. Rb

    I wanted to let you guys know a trick I’ve learned that makes kratom consumption a lot easier and work better. I take my dose, which is about a tablespoon and a half or so, and mix it with lime juice. I heard lemon juice works as well. Then I mix in some water and freeze it. The freezing along with the acid releases the alkaloids from the Kratom and allows your body to process them quicker. I’ve found the easiest way to do this is in a water bottle. Just mix the powder with lime juice and some water, shake it good and put it in the freezer. Once it’s frozen just put some hot water in there and shake it up and drink it. It’s way easier to drink that than any other method I’ve found, and it works quick. I’ve used Kratom to get off of hard opiates, H, etc and it is a lifesaver. I recently relapsed after a year and a half clean and went on a 10 day mini bender. I’m terrified of going back and the Kratom has been working. I’ll pray for all of us.

  8. Zachary Johnson

    As a side note for anyone interested, I used kratom for opiate withdrawal and I found that it alleviated 90 percent of symptoms. The worst part of kicking heroin for me has always been the night time symptoms. For context, I have been a heroin addict for 36 years. I have kicked dope more times than I care to count. In the past 15 years, the only way I would be able to kick is in jail. I only included that last bit so that those who doubt my story might accept it’s authenticity based on their own experience. At least my experience with kratom might help anyone struggling with addiction. If you are and hesitate to quit because of the withdrawal, I highly encourage you to explore kratom. With it i have been able break a 36 year addiction with no rehab or 12 step programs.

    1. Ashlea

      Can u message me at [email protected] please, I have a question about dosage if you can answer

    2. Catrina

      I’m trying to help my adult child through her withdrawals. She wants to do it at home cold turkey. I bought the kratom and started her off with 1gram (1/2) teaspoon. I figured starting low and working up would be the best but I have no knowlage in how this works. Just going by what I’m reading in forums. Shes 100lbs been using H intravenously for 6 months needing it every 2 or 3 hours. I dont know how much to give her daily or for how long. If anyone could help me with dosage and how many times a day and how long before tappering her off. I cant stand to see her like this and feel so hopeless. Thank you

      1. Francisco Polanco

        Give her 2 teaspoons, trust me, i’ve had friends that i’ve helped alot. Hope she feels better, lots of prayers.

  9. Jill

    Hi so I’m a heroin addict who had 2 months clean. I just relapsed and went on a 10 day bender maybe using about a 1/2 a gram a day. I knew withdrawal was on its way I’ve detoxed myself 3 times before at home and one in detox center. I’m on day 4 and my symptoms are peaking, usually I’d be on the toilet right now or holding back vomit, aching all over and incapable of sleep, someone in detox said if I was ever withdrawing again to try kratom and I’m so glad he did. I went to a local dispensary thank god they’re doing curbside pick-up and I purchased 2oz of Bali kratom it’s working wonderfully. I wouldn’t go as far as saying I’m 100 percent comfortable but it’s diminished my withdrawal symptoms by like 80 percent. Now I’m reading a bunch of ppl saying well it doesn’t get you high like opiates and thank god for that I wouldn’t try to get high off of it. What it does is soothes those aching muscles, headaches stomach cramps and nausea to help you get off dope. I started my first dose before my withdrawal symptoms set in because the powder taste awful( cause it’s cheaper than capsules) and can make you feel nauseous. I’ve been taking one tablespoon full in orange juice in the morning around 8am then I take a second tablespoon with orange around 1pm another around 5pm and a tablespoon before bed. I have been able to eat, sleep and function to some level. I can’t believe how mild my withdrawal symptoms are, basically my biggest complaint would be sweating and mild body aches. The kratom does give you a sense of well-being compared to normal withdrawals but it also makes you very sleepy which is fine with me your body needs the rest, in a couple of days I’m going to start stepping my kratom dosage down. I haven’t used kratom completely alone though I bought a half gallon of Gatorade, Dramamine Nausea, Benadryl, probiotics and melatonin. I’ve been making sure to take the nausea meds right before I take the kratom. With all these things combined I’ll be back to sobriety in no time. I was really skeptical about kratom but I made sure I found a brand known for purity. I never thought I’d be writing a review on kratom at the peak of withdrawal it’s truly a godsend. It gives you the will power to quite because you don’t have to suffer the pain. I’m not sure how dosing will go to who ever reads this but I’m a 5’6 35 year old female 150 pounds and the dosage above has done really well for me. You can do this and kratom can help! Good luck to all my fellow friends struggling with addiction and pain issues bless up.

    1. Zippy

      Just read your post and it looks like you’re about a week further into the battle by now. How is it going at this point? Has Kratom continued to help significantly? I’m doing my own research on Kratom to assist in what I hope to be a more humane withdrawal from pain meds. Any extra tips you’ve discovered along the way, I’ll take! You’re a brave soul to go thru this. More power to you!😌💪🏼🤜🏼🤛🏼🙌🏻

      1. Jill

        Zippy I’m completely off Kratom and dope now. I only stepped the Kratom dose down for about two days and quite. I had no withdrawals from the Kratom. Having gone threw this I’ve found about an ounce a day is needed. I also did my usual of sitting under a hot shower along with the Kratom I also used ibuprofen to help with the aches but that’s about it. If you can try to rest and watch something funny or uplifting. I hope this message finds you feeling better and free from pain meds. Stay hydrated too. Bless up.

      2. John

        I’m 49 yrs old, an addict, and I’ve been clean about 10 yrs. I had moved through all the opiates and eventually settled on Methadone. I had an endless opiate supply, since I wrote my own prescriptions (starting in 1999), and at the end (in 2009) I was taking 800-1000 mg of methadone daily – just to stay “normal”. Of course, this led to 81/2 yrs in prison and having to detox cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is something that can’t really be understood unless you’ve experienced it. Unfortunately, I also suffer from sciatica, and started using Kratom a few months ago during an extra painful episode where I couldn’t even walk. It has worked wonders. It’s worked even better than traditional opiate pain relief and without the extreme high that I craved so much. Honestly though, I have experienced some of the side-effects similar to opiate use but not exactly the same. Much weaker as well. This scares me a little and I’ll have to be cautious, but the benefits are obvious – especially with opiate withdrawal. Having said all this, had Kratom been around 15 yrs ago it may have saved me nearly a decade of my life in prison, another decade where I tried at least 15 times to quit opiates and failed, unbelieveable pain my daughter and family had to go through watching me on the news, watching me go to prison, and then having to live without me for so long – the list goes on. My only fear, and it is inevitable, is that Kratom will soon be made illegal. Not sure what type of research you are working on, but maybe you can help. It is so sad to think about it, but It is coming.

        1. Rebecca

          Wow your story hits me! I’m no doctor but I am a CT tech and after a surgery found myself addicted to pain pills. Next thing I knew my best friend was a drug dealer I knew from way back when and I’d spent all my inheritance on pills just not to feel shitty every day. I was snorting 24s of hydromorphine (Canada) and couldn’t ever feel high. I quit Almost too easily on Kratom that I took it for granted and relapsed twice. The second time I couldn’t stomach it anymore. Even in capsules- immediately throwing up. So now I’m on suboxone and have been for a year, tapering every month and will be done by the end of the year. Telling my doctor who I work with was horrible- I can’t even imagine being in your position. But Its relieving to hear of other medical professionals get in the same boat, don’t feel like such a moron. I have to remind myself every day how much I hated my life on drugs and I pray I don’t ever relapse again. The thought of ever having to have surgery again terrifies me thinking about the possibility of needing to take pain meds.
          Anyway, When I could take it, kratom literally took 90% of my withdrawal away, the worst is cold sweats for me, and it’s absolutely debilitating. I was able to function almost normally except a few times my vision would get wonky. I did have to taper the kratom though because I am pretty sure it was almost a substitute for the drugs. Definitely easier to taper though. Recommend getting a capsule machine for 30$ for anyone who can’t stomach it!

    2. john

      32 yr old clean 6 weeks of pills/dope . inspiring story jill. i been doing the kratom thing for about 3 weeks of it…. it does make me feel arlite… i couldnt beleive how long i felt so shitty for. [email protected] if u wannna shoot the shit

    3. elaine

      Hi Jill, you are amazing and very brave. I had been on fentanyl and IR .morphine tabs for 3 years for metastatic cancer pain, because I had a good doctor. Well he died so Kratom has saved my life. I tapered off the narcotics then ordered Red Vein Indo. Wow. Amazing for pain, insomnia, muscle spasms and depression
      Grapefruit juice really enhances the effect of Kratom. I take a maintenance dose of 4 grams 2 times a day with a big glass of grapefruit. I can mow my 1 acre lawn now with a self propelled mower. I can work out again. I am 65 years old, so this is a huge miracle for me. God bless you, getting off any narcotic is an amazing accomplishment.

  10. Jessica Hanna

    I have serious back problems from driving a forklift for 20 years and have tried just about everything under the sun just to get some kind of relief through the years,I was told about Kratom so went to a vape store and chose Bali after doing my homework of course but it has been a god send for me,I will never take another pain killer again!!!I highly recommend for anyone as a alternative to pain killers….

    1. Kay

      Jessica, I just read your comments & it was encouraging. My back is so bad I can hardly stand straight. I want to cry most of the time. The pain clinic took me off 120mg morphine & 60 mg Vicodin, I had 30 days of a refill & I had to go from dr. to dr. to beg for 2mg to help me safely stop the narcotics that I was on since 1995. Thank God for cannabis but I have gotten so much worse, now they want to put rods in my back—but I don’t think so. How much do you take to get relief? I purchased Maeng Da from Golden Monkey but it doesn’t work very good or I am not taking enough. Is Bali better for pain & how much do you take? Anything you could tell me would be greatly appreciated, so PLEASE if you have a few minutes could you reply? Glad it’s helping you! Where do you purchase yours? I totally don’t even know where to start. Thank you for any help. Kay

  11. Monte

    Methadone has to have a specific test to show positive but it is the hardest to quit because it is both an agonist and antagonist but if you live in the city you should tell them you need help and want to be on methadone treatment and taper off ever so slowly

    1. Jesse

      I agree with monte.

      People need to get onto the methadone clinic and slowly taper down to one mg.

      Once you get to one mg maybe considering using kratom to stop taking methadone.

      Relapse is possible through the use of kratom.

      1. Tom G

        I know many people who quit substances without methadone or other replacements to help them. I wouldn’t advise anyone go on methadone unless they absolutley have too, methadone is addictive too. Methadone is great for the people that can’t stop without it but I don’t want the common thought to be that people have to take methadone to quit.

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