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How to Take Kratom Powder

Kratom has become increasingly popular in the U.S. over the past few years, with vendors and enthusiasts raving about its potential benefits. Unfortunately, kratom powder doesn’t taste very good, as its bitter taste can be quite a turn-off. So, to make your kratom experience more fulfilling, let’s take you through some of the easiest, tastiest, and most efficient ways of how to take kratom powder.

How to Take Kratom Powder

Some users find kratom’s taste hard to stomach. Therefore, some of the best kratom consumption methods aim to reduce or eliminate the taste altogether.

Here are some of the best ways on how to take kratom powder:

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The Toss-and-Wash Method

The toss-and-wash method is arguably the most widely used method of kratom consumption. Although it doesn’t help reduce or alter the bitter taste of kratom, it offers a fast and easy way to take powdered kratom without tedious preparation or extra ingredients.

 What You Need

  • Kratom in powder form
  • Measuring tools like a scale or spoon
  • Water or other beverage of choice


  • Measure out your desired kratom dose.
  • Fill a glass with water, juice, or other beverage.
  • Toss the kratom powder into your mouth and wash it down.

For optimum convenience, you can take a strongly flavored beverage to chase the taste out of your mouth quicker.

The Parachute

The parachute method is much like the toss-and-wash method but with one significant advantage: It helps you avoid the bitter taste of kratom. The method typically involves using a thin, edible sheet-like piece of rice paper to wrap the kratom powder, which enables you to swallow it like a pill.

What You Need

  • Kratom powder
  • Measuring tool
  • Edible paper
  • Water or other beverage


  • Measure your desired kratom dose.
  • Place a piece of edible paper on a flat surface and place the powder at the center.
  • Twist the paper to form a parachute.
  • Swallow the parachute and wash it down with a glass of water or other beverage.

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Kratom Tea

Kratom tea offers an easy and convenient way to take kratom while masking its bitter taste with sweet teas and flavors like lemon juice. As the name entails, it’s basically tea with kratom in it, making it a beginner-friendly kratom consumption method.

What You Need

  • Kratom powder
  • Measuring tool
  • Teapot
  • Flavor or sweetener
  • Tea leaves


  • Measure your dosage.
  • Boil water in the teapot.
  • Mix kratom powder and tea leaves in boiling water.
  • Simmer and stir.
  • Strain the tea.
  • Add preferred flavor or sweetener.

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Kratom With Food

Kratom mixes well with a wide array of food. As such, this method offers an effective means of masking kratom’s bitter taste. It’s also an excellent way to enjoy some of your favorite treats with kratom. There are numerous food recipes you can prepare with kratom. You can also use it as a salad dressing. But for this purpose, we’ll go with baked foods like kratom cookies.

What You Need

  • One egg
  • ½ a cup of melted butter or vegetable oil
  • ½ a teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¾ cup of brown sugar
  • ½ a cup of white sugar
  • 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Kratom powder


  • Add your preferred dose of kratom powder, all-purpose flour, and baking powder in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add the white and brown sugar to another bowl and mix
  • Melt the butter and add it to the bowl containing kratom powder, all-purpose flour, and baking powder
  • Add your vanilla extract and egg to the bowl containing mixed sugar
  • Preheat your oven to 350° Fahrenheit
  • Add the contents of the bowl containing the egg and sugar mixture to the first bowl with the flour.
  • Grease your cooking sheet and pour the dough onto paper parchment
  • Put the pan in the oven and bake for about eight to 10 minutes

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Kratom With Drinks

If you find the toss-and-wash method too repulsive and the kratom with food method too much work, taking kratom with drinks might be the best option. Like with food, some drinks like orange juice work pretty well in masking the bitter taste of kratom. They’re also much easier to prepare than cookies. For this illustration, we’ll use one of the most popular kratom drink recipes: the kratom chocolate smoothie.

What you need

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon of nut butter
  • 2 tablespoons of raw cacao
  • A dash of salt
  • Kratom powder


  • Place all ingredients except kratom powder and cacao in a blender.
  • Set the blender on high and blend until everything combines.
  • Add the kratom powder and cacao and pulse several times until they combine with the other ingredients.
  • Pour the smoothie into a glass and enjoy.

What Kratom Dosage Should You Take?

The effects you get after taking kratom depend on the dosage. Therefore, it is important to keep track of how much kratom powder you take to achieve your desired effects. With that said, everyone reacts differently to kratom, making it difficult to come up with a single optimum dosage for the herb.

This is especially troublesome for first-time kratom users who are at a higher risk of getting side effects from taking more than they can handle. For this reason, experts advise starting with low kratom doses, then working your way up as you gauge the effects.

When dosing kratom powder, the first thing you have to consider is your intended effects. If you’re looking for more uplifting and energizing effects, you should use about two to five grams. Two grams will generally give you uplifting effects like those of coffee, and three to five grams will likely produce more energizing effects.

However, if you want to experience feelings of well-being and mood enhancement, you’ll need to increase your dosage to about five to 10 grams. Depending on the strain, anything above that can induce more relaxing or sedating effects.

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Enhancing the Kratom Powder Experience

Enhancing your kratom powder experience doesn’t stop at finding the most suitable consumption method. You can do several other things to make your experience even more fulfilling. They include:

Using Kratom Powder With Potentiators

As you progress in your kratom journey, you slowly build a tolerance to the herb, making it more difficult to get your desired effects with your regular dosage. When this happens, you can either increase your dosage (which puts you at a higher risk of experiencing negative side effects) or use kratom potentiators.

Kratom potentiators are a group of drinks and botanicals thought to enhance the effects of kratom. Some of the most popular kratom potentiators include:

  • Grapefruit
  • Citrus juice
  • Apple cider
  • Turmeric
  • Chamomile tea
  • Apple cider vinegar

Combining Kratom Strains for Personalized Effects

Mixing kratom powders of different strains can create a personalized experience by synergizing their unique properties. However, before combining kratom strains, you first need to understand each strain’s distinct properties and consider your desired effects.

For energizing and stimulating effects, you should consider mixing white and green vein kratom strains. Similarly, red and green vein kratom strains provide more relaxing effects, while red and white kratom blends provide more balanced effects.

For instance, a White Maeng Da (60%) and Green Malay (40%) blend provides energizing and motivational effects, while a blend of White Maeng Da (50%), Red Bali (30%), and Red Borneo (20%) provides relaxing effects.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I snort kratom powder?

While it may be possible to snort kratom, it’s not advisable. For starters, kratom has a bitter taste that could make the experience quite unpleasant. You’ll also need to snort at least two to five grams to achieve your desired effects, making the experience even more unbearable. Snorting kratom can also result in various negative results like nasal infections, nose bleeds, and blood clots in the lungs.

Can I smoke kratom powder?

Smoking kratom powder may seem like an effective way to get fast-acting effects, but it’s not recommended. Besides being an unpleasant experience due to the heavy smoke and kratom particles that make it to your throat, the heat also destroys most of the beneficial alkaloids in the herb, thus making it very inefficient.

Is kratom powder legal in the U.S.?

Like other kratom products, kratom powder is legal at the federal level. However, this quickly changes depending on where you are, as several states, cities, and principalities have banned the substance. Therefore, it is important to stay informed of the legal status of kratom and other kratom regulations in your area.

The Bottom Line

Kratom powder is the most widely used form of the herb. Unfortunately, kratom has a bitter taste which significantly limits the number of ways you can take it. However, with a little creativity and the tips above, you can revolutionize your kratom experience and even enhance it to some extent.

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