Beginners Guide to Kratom

Spoon of green kratom powder

If you are researching kratom for the first time, you’re no doubt wondering about how much to use. Even longtime users discuss this since the right amount differs for everyone. Kratom contains alkaloids that affect people differently. Finding the right amount is essential for finding the experience you want–it’s just a matter of adjusting how much you use until you find the right fit.

We have come up with some general beginner kratom guidelines for you to follow when using kratom. These guidelines are suggestions rather than rules. So, use them as a starting point and go from there.

Initial Amount

If you are new to kratom, take a little time to find a quality kratom product targeted for beginners. Research vendors to see which ones conduct testing on their products. Kratom can come in many forms but the most popular is in the form of a powder.

For first-time users, begin with 1 gram, and if the desired effect is not achieved increase the dose by .5 – 1 gram every hour until you can feel the effects.

As you increase the amount, you should be noticing the effects of the kratom. You will also notice the intensity of those effects as you increase how much you use. With this beginner’s guide, you can find the perfect amount of kratom for you.

Just remember to increase how much you use slowly. That may take a while, but it yields the best results. Kratom should be an enjoyable experience, so if you increase the amount you use too quickly it could lead to some negative effects.

Many first-time users may experience an upset stomach when they start using kratom. This is especially true when they begin with too much. Many botanicals can upset your stomach, especially if you have a sensitive stomach to begin with. Start small and gradually increase the amount you use until you find the right fit for your body type. 

To alleviate any negative side effects, the first thing you should do is reduce how much you’re using. If any negative side effects persist, you may want to try a different strain. 

Building a Tolerance

Even after you use this kratom guide for beginners, keep in mind that our bodies build a tolerance to kratom. This is a natural body response, though there are a couple of things you can do to reduce your body’s tolerance build-up.

First, rotate strains of kratom every few days. That will reduce your body’s tolerance response. You can switch colors as well, though rotating strains within the same color also works. Keeping your tolerance low means you will not have to keep increasing how much you use. You should also take regular breaks from using kratom and you should not use it daily for weeks on end.

You can use too much kratom, especially if you’re using large amounts of kratom 2-3 times a day. Some of the side effects of using too much can be found here.

Have Patience

The amount of kratom you should be taking is different for everyone. We all have different physiologies and personal preferences as well. In short, be patient and take your time to find the right amount for you. If you are planning to slowly increase the amount you’re using, you should identify and monitor how you feel during each use in order to find your body’s ideal amount for use. 

You may even find that your ideal amount can change according to other factors, such as your stress levels or overall health status. For example, if you are recovering, you may benefit from using slightly more kratom than usual. 

With a little patience and some experimentation, you’ll find the ideal amount for you. If you are ready to get started we think you might love the Afternoon Delight as a great kratom blend for beginners.

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