How long does it take Kratom to kick in?
March 6, 2019
Once everyone gets to know about Kratom and its effects, there are various doubts that pop up in the mind of users. How does Kratom act? What is the ideal dosage? What is the best strain out there? There are many such questions that frequently bombard the doors of Kratom community. It is indeed surprising that this special herb from Asia has come a long way, creating a curious environment around it. Hence, we thought it would be ideal to answer one important question that every Kratom user would have in their mind.
How long does it take for the effects of Kratom to act or kick in? I have seen a lot of people who are so confused about when the effects would start off or how long would it last. To put it in simple words, the effects of Kratom generally takes 10 to 15 minutes, usually for it to start working. An average dosage lasts for about 2 hours, where the dosage amounts to 2 grams or more. At doses more than 7 grams and less than 10 grams, the effects tend to last for 8 hours or less on an average. But the latter one is a high dose and you will have to be very careful when you administer it on yourself. The peak effects of Kratom last up to 2.5 hours if Kratom is consumed on empty stomach.
How long do the Effects Last?
Based on the several reports from the users, it is believed that the effects last around 6 to 8 hours on an average. When consumed on an empty stomach, the effects of Kratom take around 40 minutes to kick in, but on consumption after a heavy meal, the effects tend to start only after 60 to 90 minutes. Also, the consumption of Kratom through capsules can take much time for the effects to start since the capsules have to dissolve in the stomach.
What to do for Stronger and quicker effects?
Just like every other drug out there, effects of Kratom depend on the dosage, strain, age, gender, tolerance and other factors that influence the duration up to which the effects last or how long it take to start working. Hence, you will have to understand how much your body can take in and administer doses based on that criterion. If you are a beginner, it is better you start with low doses.
A dosage guideline with effects is given below for your reference.
- 2 to 4 grams of Kratom can produce subtle stimulant effects.
- 4 to 6 grams can produce medium effects that can be analgesic/ stimulant or sedative.
- 6 to 8 grams can produce strong analgesic or sedative effects in some people
- More than 8 grams of Kratom can produce very strong analgesic/sedative effects, which are not recommended.
Since the sensitivities of people with respect to Kratom can differ, the potency and other factors play an important role in determining the ideal dosage. However, these standards mentioned above apply only to the Kratom powder and leaves. It is better that you consult your vendor about the doses and effects before consumption. Also, it is recommended that you start with low doses when you try a new Kratom variety. And make sure that you consume Kratom on empty stomach.
Kratom powder or Kratom capsules
If you ask me I would suggest Kratom capsules since it eliminates the bitter taste and makes the process of consumption easier. However, most people don’t prefer capsules since it takes time for the effects to start. This is due to the fact that the capsules delay the time taken to get absorbed into the blood. There is no mess with Kratom capsules since you will not have to waste time with the preparation process. Also, when you are traveling or something, Kratom capsules are the best choice.
You tend to develop a tolerance towards a particular Kratom strain in the long course which is called as the Stagnant Strain syndrome. The rate at which tolerance develops in oneself is solely based on the user. For example, some users might experience tolerance within a few weeks for a particular strain and some might develop a tolerance after a month for the same strain. The main indication that you have developed a tolerance for Kratom is that you tend to consume more doses of Kratom for achieving the desired results. In simple words, your body and mind become more inclined towards Kratom and less sensitive, due to which you start consuming more doses of Kratom for the same effect. If the tolerance is left without any check-up, then it could lead to adverse effects. Hence, it is important that you go through a withdrawal program. Also, Kratom tolerance gets stronger when your body is exposed to one particular Kratom strain. So it is better if you use different strains in order to combat the tolerance against one particular strain of Kratom.