One of the most important things to know when using Kratom is exactly how much Kratom to take, and this Kratom dosage guide written by the experts at Amazing Botanicals will provide you with precise instructions on how to properly dose Kratom, whether you’re taking powder, capsules, or extracts.
Kratom Powder Dosage
First off, if you’re dosing Kratom powder it is important to first weigh it on a scale, otherwise you’ll have no idea how much Kratom you’re actually taking. That being said, you could weigh out a level teaspoon of Kratom powder on a scale, and then use that same teaspoon going forward in order to calculate your dosage.
Even in the lightest doses Kratom powder can have effects, and therefore it is possible to take just 1 gram of Kratom and obtain a slight mood lift and increased energy. Generally, a dosage of 1-3 grams of Kratom is considered a light dose. To put this in perspective, a teaspoon is typically 2-3 grams, so a single teaspoon of powder is considered a light dose.
A moderate dose of Kratom is 4-6 grams of powder, which is roughly 1-2 teaspoons. Notably, a moderate dose is the best choice if you are busy working or socializing, since a moderate dose provides significant effects without being overwhelming. Indeed, most Kratom users take a moderate dose in the 4-6 gram range.
A strong dose of Kratom is in the 7-10 gram range, which is 3-4 teaspoons. Notably, no one should ever take more than 10 grams of Kratom at a time. This is not because Kratom is dangerous beyond 10 grams, since indeed even in higher doses Kratom is not dangerous. Rather, taking anything over 10 grams of Kratom is a waste, since Kratom has an effects ceiling, and beyond 10 grams no more beneficial effects will be obtained.
In-fact, a common saying among veteran Kratom users is “less is more”, meaning that taking less Kratom has better effects than taking too much Kratom.
Kratom Capsules Dosage
The same dosing guidelines apply for Kratom capsules, with 1-3 grams being a light dose, 4-6 grams being a moderate dose, and 7-10 grams being a strong dose. In order to calculate dosage, simply divide the grams by the weight of the capsule. For example, Kratom capsules from Amazing Botanicals contain 0.6 grams of Kratom.
Therefore, divide the dosage in grams by 0.6 grams, which yields 1-5 capsules for a light dose, 6-10 capsules for a moderate dose, and 11-17 capsules for a strong dose.
Kratom Extract Dosage
In order to calculate the dosage of Kratom extracts there is a simple rule of thumb. Kratom powder contains 10-15 mg of Mitragynine per gram, with Mitragynine being the primary alkaloid that causes Kratom’s effects. Therefore, to calculate extract dosage simply divide the Mitragynine content of the extract by 10-15, which yields the equivalent dosage of Kratom powder.
For example, the double-strength Kratom extract tablets from Amazing Botanicals each contain 45 mg of Mitragynine, and therefore each tablet is equivalent to 3-5 grams of powder. Thus, a single Kratom extract tablet is a moderate dose, and two tablets are a strong dose, and no more than two tablets should be taken at a time.
On a final note regarding extracts, many extracts from other brands do not list the amount of Mitragynine they contain, making it impossible to calculate a dosage. Extracts which lack Mitragynine content information should be avoided, since you will have no idea how much Kratom you’re taking.