When taking a botanical like kratom, there are a lot of things that you need to figure out for yourself. You need to decide what type of kratom you want to use and why you want to use it, but you also need to figure out how much kratom is best to take to get the desired effects.
Serving size is one of the most popular things for consumers to talk about with each other. The kratom community is full of different advice about what to use and when, but the simple fact is that everybody’s body is different, so you can’t always rely on what other people say.
Today, we’ll give you some tips and ideas about how to manage and alter your own serving size without doing anything too extreme. We’ll also talk about why we can’t tell you exactly what to take, and why we still think it’s important to get at least some serving size talk out there. Let’s get into it!
Beginners: How To Start Taking Kratom
When you start using kratom for the first time, you’re going to want to start with a smaller amount than an average user would take. This is important so that you can see how your body reacts to the kratom and make adjusts as needed.
We recommend starting with less than the recommended serving size. Usually, trying ½ the recommended serving of any given variety is a great way to start. If your friend uses a Green Malay variation and uses a larger amount, you’ll want to lower that amount when you are first giving it a try. Reducing your serving size will help you avoid unwanted side effects.
The amount of kratom that you end up using is completely up to you, but you will need to take time to fine-tune it. Try not to change the amount you take more than three times a month. You need to use a specific serving for a week or two to be sure of its effects, so take this into account when making your serving schedule and adjustments.
Experienced Users: Adjusting Your Serving Size
Once you’ve found your sweet spot for kratom, you might not want to make any changes. Still, it’s very likely that at some point, the kratom might not be as effective as it once was for you. There are a variety of reasons about why this might happen, but the key point is that you need to always be ready to make changes and adjust as needed.
In fact, we recommend that experienced kratom users consistently rotate amounts and strains that they are using! When you use the same amount and type of kratom for too long, it is very likely that it will start to be less effective due to the way that your body begins to be used to and expect it.
By simply rotating through a few strains that you like, you can prevent this tolerance from forming! Here’s what we suggest doing to remove any built-up tolerance:
- 1. Stop taking kratom all together for at least two weeks. It might seem like a long time, but it will make a big difference.
- 2. When you start taking it again, take only 2-3 servings per week.
- 3. Rotate between one strain per week.
- 4. Try not to overlap servings.
- 5. Try to not take more than one serving per day.
Those five rules may seem very simple, but they can cause a big difference in how you experience kratom going forward.
Pay Attention To Your Body
Regardless of everything that we have just talked about, there is one rule that trumps the rest of them. You need to pay attention to your body and the way that it reacts when you take kratom.
If you’re only taking ¼ of the recommended serving of something and that is still overwhelming you or causing unwanted side effects, you need to make further adjustments. Whether you change the serving size or the consumption method, your body is telling you that you need to change something.
It’s not always easy to “give up” on the amount that you think you should be taking. Remember, however, that this isn’t about accomplishing a specific serving size. There are no benefits to taking more than you need to take. On the contrary, you’ll feel better and be happier if you find the right amount for your body.
Don’t be afraid to make changes, even if that means you’re using less kratom. After all, using less will also help save you money!
Why We Can’t Tell You What To Take
You might be wondering why we haven’t given you any specific serving size to try taking. While we’d love to and we believe that we can give you some quality advice, suggesting what to take when using a product with a shaky legal status like kratom isn’t a great idea.
Our product listings may contain some suggested amounts, but putting out further literature about serving size could compromise our business. Still, we think it’s important to give as much information as possible, and that’s why we include suggested serving recommendations on our labels.
Generally speaking, most of our kratom powders start off with a recommend 2g per serving, but this is something that we believe all users should work their way up to. Using 2g as a guideline, we hope that you can find the right serving size. Some of our customers report taking up to 5g or even 8g daily.
You Call The Shots
Remember that it’s all up to you! If you think that you need to increase your serving size, that’s okay as long as you do so carefully and slowly. If you believe that you’ve used too much, you can also make the choice to lower the amount you take or even stop taking kratom altogether.
The only consequences that you need to face are from yourself, so feel free to explore different options and try out various things until you find what works for you!