It can be intimidating learning how to use kratom extract, especially if you have not used it. On the other hand, its viability as a more portable and cost-effective product makes it attractive to kratom fans. Because it is concentrated, it does require precision when it comes to using kratom extract. Check out our step-by-step guide to using kratom extract.
How to Use Kratom Extract | A Step-By-Step Guide
Step 1: Determine Your Kratom Extract Dosage
Kratom extract is the strongest form of this botanical product. It is made by boiling crushed or powdered leaves of the Mitrogyna speciosa plant, and leaving the resulting mixture to go through evaporation, and then, filtration. Once all liquid has been removed, the remainder is reminiscent of a thick, dark green paste, full of the coveted alkaloid content. Fans can either leave the kratom extract to solidify until it turns into a resin, ground it to a fine powder, or left as it is.
As such, it is important to determine the right dosage for you. If you are just starting, go with a lower dose first. Lower dosage will still give you the invigorating, stimulating effects kratom is known for. Do observe any changes in your body, to know your dosage limit. Once you have developed a tolerance, you can slowly increase your dosage.
Step 2: Determine Your Kratom Cycle and Intake Schedule
Most kratom users will tell you to “cycle” your kratom extract intake. This means you should take kratom extract on alternate days to avoid tolerance. Cycling your dosage will ensure that you remain sensitive to the benefits of kratom extract in smaller dosages. It is suggested that you do not take kratom extract two days in a row, and more than twice in a week.
More importantly, you should take the kratom extract first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach. The effects will be almost immediate, after 30 to 40 minutes, once it is absorbed by the body. If you plan to take kratom within the day and on a full stomach, you will tell the effects much later (or around 60 to 90 minutes).
Step 3: Use the Proper Tools to Take Extract Dosage
Using the proper tools will help ensure that you are taking the exact dosage; nothing more and nothing less. If you are taking a kratom extract in powder form, definitely use a clean and dry measuring or regular spoon. If it comes in liquid form, use a disposable dropper, and fill it in with the right dosage. For resin types, simply slice off a measured piece, weigh it, and swallow it like a capsule.
Step 4: Drop Kratom Extract Directly Into Your Mouth
The best way to use kratom is to take it directly and swallow it down. While some people introduce kratom in their system via tea or food, most people simply place the kratom extract under their tongue for quick absorption. This way, the kratom extract will be absorbed by the body into the bloodstream, instead of your stomach. The bitterness may last for several minutes, but you will get over it quickly, as you take it on a regular basis.
Step 5: Wait at Least, Two Minutes, Before Drinking Water
The bitterness of the kratom extract can tempt you to down a big glass of water. However, wait for at least, two minutes, to give your body time to absorb the kratom. If you drink or eat something immediately after taking kratom, it may inhibit or reduce the desired effects. Also, drinking water would wash out some of the kratom extracts to your stomach, which can decrease the intensity of the kratom’s effects.
Step 6: Rinse and Air Dry Your Kratom Tools
Some kratom users tend to not wash the spoon, dropper, and other tools you use in taking kratom. Not cleaning them for your next use would be dangerous, as damp or unclean tools will unintentionally increase your dosage. The kratom remnants on your spoon or dropper may be small, but it will definitely have a causal effect on your next dose. We are dealing with kratom extract here, so even the slightest speck or remains will amplify the benefits.
Step 7: Keep Kratom Extract In A Cool, Dry Place
Oxidation is one of the organic products’ worst enemies. This is because oxidation will break down your fresh kratom extract, and will reduce the product’s potency. Make sure your kratom extract is stored in an airtight container, and placed in a cool, dry place. The kratom extract should be kept away from light as well, in order to preserve it’s shelf life, as much as possible.
Learning how to take kratom extract is essential, especially for beginners. Knowing the basics will help you absorb and enjoy the full benefits. Proper intake of this powerful form of kratom will reduce unwanted effects. It is also equally important to have the right tools cleaned up, and ready for use.
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