Kratom is a tropical Southeast Asian tree, and its leaves enjoy widespread use and cultivation today. People often take it as a powder or powder-filled capsule. In its countries of origin, people chew fresh kratom leaves.
For practical reasons, kratom leaves are dried and ground into powder before exporting to markets like the United States of America. Here, most people consume kratom in powdered form.
While you can eat kratom powder plain or try it mixed into teas or beverages, the most palatable way to keep it down is in a gel capsule. These small capsules let you take kratom like a pill, avoiding the bitter taste.
They can also let you control your dose easier than with plain powder. You can either buy pre-made capsules where you know the dose, or you can create capsules tailored to your needs.
Choosing the right kratom capsule is a lot like choosing the right kratom. Most vendors sell their strains in either pure powder or in powder-filled capsule form.
Thus, if you know what strain you like, finding the right capsules can be easy. Rather than having to dose out powder every time, you can also readily learn how many capsules suit you for different contexts.
As with its powdered form, there are different strains with different varieties. You have red vein, green vein, and white vein kratom. The difference between these comes down to the time of harvest, which affects their properties. The least mature leaves are white vein kratom leaves, mid-maturity leaves are green vein leaves, and the most mature leaves are red veins.
The white vein kratom has the most uplifting effects, while the red vein kratom has the most relaxing. As with kratom, you might want to try new strains by buying a small number of capsules. That way, if you find one you do not like, you are not stuck with a large quantity of kratom you do not see yourself using.
Pre-made capsules are the most accessible form of kratom capsules. They are exactly what they sound like: gel capsules filled with a specific amount of kratom powder. You can find information on the exact dose for a capsule product on the site that sells it.
These are an alternative to making your own kratom capsules, which can be tedious. That said, many kratom vendors will sell scales, gel caps, and scoops to make it easy to craft capsules.
Pre-made capsules typically come in quantities ranging from five to 500. Some stores will even sell capsules by weight, typically in kilogram increments. If you are lucky, your preferred kratom vendor will have sample packs that let you try various kinds of kratom capsules before deciding on one to make your go-to option.
one thing to consider is that pre-made capsules cost more than the same amount of kratom and capsules would separately. The reason is that creating capsules can be difficult. Not only can you end up wasting kratom powder when you try to make capsules at home, but the process can be messy and time-consuming. Some kratom users find the effort worth it for the benefit of having customized kratom capsules.
As with any form of kratom consumption, kratom capsules have various advantages and disadvantages. The advantages tend to come in the form of convenience, controlled dosage, and discreet kratom consumption. The main disadvantage of kratom capsules is the price.
Other disadvantages come down to the risk of dealing with less-than-honest businesses. Some untrustworthy kratom vendors will underfill their capsules or overcharge in hopes that customers do not realize they are getting fleeced.
For the most part, the advantages of kratom justify the cost for some people. The disadvantages can also be avoided when you know which vendors to trust. You are the one who best knows your budget needs, so you will be the best judge of whether kratom capsules are right for you. Not to mention, you can offset some costs by making kratom capsules at home.
There are several key advantages to using kratom capsules. The first is consistent dosage. Whether your kratom capsules came from a vendor or were the product of your own efforts, you’re sure that all those capsules each contain the same amount of kratom. Manufacturers also tend to put the same amount of powder in all their capsules.
This can be nice because you can develop an intuition for what number of capsules suits you better than what quantity of powder suits you. Not only is the dosing often precise, but it is consistent.
Another benefit to kratom capsules is that they are fairly discreet. While kratom should not be frowned upon, its newness will ensure people ask what that green powder you’re throwing in your tea is.
By keeping some capsules on you for use as needed, you can likely take kratom without anyone noticing. If you do not want to bring your scale and scoop to work or the coffee shop, capsules can come in handy.
The only other notable benefit of kratom capsules is that they are a popular form of kratom, so companies often focus more on the capsules than loose-leaf kratom or kratom powder.
Kratom capsules often come with a vendor’s highest-quality kratom. Because they are consistent, convenient, and quality, many people prefer to consume kratom capsules.
As mentioned, the main disadvantage of kratom capsules is the price. The price for the same amount of kratom becomes higher when the powder is in capsules. You are paying in part for the labor that goes into making the capsules, so it is hard to say this practice is unfair. Not to mention, the more consistently packaged and quality your capsules are, the more work that went into making them.
That means that the kratom capsules worth buying are often the more expensive kind. Just know that you can get a better price on kratom capsules by making them at home than by buying them.
The best way to save money on consuming kratom capsules is to try to make capsules at home. You get full control of the product, picking the size of the capsule, the dose of kratom powder, and the kratom type. It will also save you money on kratom capsules.
Making capsules requires three crucial tools: a scale, a capsule holder, and a tool to tamp loose kratom. Beyond these tools, you need empty gel capsules and kratom powder. A container and parchment paper are helpful too.
To make kratom capsules, open up your empty capsules and set them in your capsule filler. Capsules range in length from under 2 centimeters to around 1 inch. Then, measure your total quantity of kratom, which you can calculate as a product of the number of capsules and grams per dose. Once you have weighed it out, evenly distribute the powder among your capsules.
You may need to brush some powder off your machine and put it back, tamping the capsules between each pass. Setting up your capsule filler on parchment paper helps to ensure that you do not lose kratom or make a mess. Once you are done, close your capsules and store them in a pill bottle or plastic baggie.
Making your own capsules gets easier with practice. You should also not need to make them frequently, since you can make a lot at once. Making kratom capsules saves you money and provides you with customized capsules that have just as much kratom powder as you want.
Kratom capsules are an excellent way to take all the hassle out of kratom use. Rather than relying on dosing out your kratom each time and with a messy bag of powder, you can have pre-measured capsules for a more controlled and easier kratom experience.
Hopefully, this guide has helped you determine how much kratom to put in a capsule. The amount you need depends on what experiences you are after and what kratom you are using. Kratom use varies from person to person, so there is no one solution to how much kratom should be put inside a kratom capsule.