No matter how beneficial and effective kratom might be, it’s anything but tasty. Most of us have gotten used to the old toss-and-wash against our taste buds’ will because that’s the only method of use available. Heck, even most vendors only exclusively sell kratom powder which provides a very limited selection even for low tolerance users.
But as the old adage goes, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. These days, kratom edibles have increased in popularity because how they make the kratom experience just that much more enjoyable. Want to learn more about kratom edibles? Here’s what you need to know.
As the name implies, kratom edibles are essentially various forms of food infused with kratom. This masks the taste of the herb itself, making it easier to consume a dose without having to confront kratom’s bitterness and gritty texture.
There are a variety of recipes you can try at home, and even some kratom edibles you can buy in-store. Some of the most common kratom food products you can buy straight from vendors include:
In terms of taste, it’s tough to trace the flavor of kratom once it’s mixed into a baked good or confection. However, you still may notice a slight bitterness when eating a kratom edible, although not quite enough to get you to wince.
Yes, it’s possible to make kratom edibles at home. The most important rule of thumb to remember however is that kratom itself is sensitive to heat. Unlike hemp’s chemistry that’s activated through heat, kratom’s alkaloids can be damaged when subjected to significant heat. Thus cooking or baking the stuff at high temperatures for prolonged periods of time can reduce its potency.
Here are some tips for preparing kratom edibles at home:
For other types of food like meals, you can simply dust the powder over your food. Adding kratom powder to dips and sauces can also help you enjoy its benefits minus the unsavory taste. Another tip is to make sure you incorporate the powder into foods that aren’t inherently bitter. Choosing recipes that are sweet or salty can help effectively mask the taste of kratom and result in a more satisfying eating experience.
PRO TIP: If you’re adding kratom to food that’s taken in servings like pasta, soup, or salad, add the powder after you’ve taken your plate instead of adding the herb to the whole pot. This makes it easier to measure out the right dose just for you.
While they might be increasing in popularity among kratom consumers, not a lot of vendors offer kratom edibles. The reason for that is that most governments have problems with advertising kratom for human consumption.
Although most states in the USA allow the sale and purchase of kratom, the Food and Drug Administration has stated that the stuff isn’t approved as safe for human consumption. So selling it in a way that would make it seem like a supplement, medicine, food, or drink directly goes against FDA guidelines.
So should you buy from vendors that offer kratom edibles as in-store products? Well, it depends. Because this might place you in a potentially problematic situation with the local government, it might be better to make your own at home. This also helps guarantee the freshness of the food, since some kratom edible products might have been sitting on store shelves for a while.
Sure, the FDA might not be on board with the whole kratom edibles craze just yet. But that shouldn’t stop you from giving the stuff a whirl. Adding kratom to your favorite food can make it easier to get your doses, especially if you’re not too keen on the old toss-and-wash. Just make sure to watch the heat and measure out your doses so you get the full effects of the herb with every bite.