Like so many coffee drinkers worldwide, kratom is used by millions of people to power through busy days. Unlike coffee drinkers, kratom users don’t have to get their gusto from a beverage alone. There is a multitude of ways to consume kratom. For people new to Kratom, this can make figuring out the right routine and dosing a challenge. The two main ways to use Kratom is in capsules and powders. Which is better? The best way to take kratom depends on your palette and goals. In this blog (or this Kratom Bloom Talking Point), we’ll learn about the different types of Kratom and the pros and cons of using kratom capsules and kratom powder.
Kratom comes from an evergreen tree found in the tropical forests of southeast Asia – mitragynia speciosa. In countries like Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, people have chewed on these leaves for their effects for hundreds of years. However, as it has become more popular and available, its use has shifted to Kratom powder and kratom capsules. Finely crushing the dried leaves of the mitragynia speciosa plant produces the powder-sugar consistency of kratom powder. The kratom powder is seldom consumed by itself but rather prepared as tea, mixed with juice or water, and even added to food and baked goods.
Pros of Kratom Powder
Some people prefer kratom powder because they report faster effects, enjoy it as a ritual, and benefit from the greater flexibility in dosing and blending Kratom. Kratom is rich in alkaloids, a plant-derived chemical. Alkaloids can affect the body and mind in different ways. Although beneficial when consumed, alkaloids are bitter and unpalatable to most people. Coffee’s bitterness is due to its alkaloid content, for example.
Some people prefer Kratom powder because they can mix it in liquids that mask its bitter taste. Lemonade, orange juice, cranberry juice, tea, and, believe it or not, coffee are all used in Kratom cocktails. It is believed that mixing Kratom with juices high in acid, such as orange juice, breaks down the alkaloid, resulting in a quicker onset of effects. Kratom teas and cocktails are also advantageous because they can be enjoyed socially and shared. Bars that serve Kratom and other non-alcoholic substances have sprung up all over the United States in recent years.
The Cons of Kratom Powder
Kratom powder doesn’t have too many drawbacks, and the main one is undoubtedly the bitter taste. If you wonder what it tastes like, think earthy and grassy, like green tea steeped for a long time. While Kratom was first used by chewing the raw leaves of a tropical tree, it has come a long way in its current dried and powdered form. What has not changed, though, is the bitter, unbearable taste to some. Many people do not find using kratom mixed in water as palatable, and so a drawback to kratom powder is that you may need something else to enjoy it with. If you use Kratom to manage pain or anxiety that can strike at any time, this could pose challenges.
The only other drawback to using kratom powder is that dosing requires you to weigh the Kratom whenever you use it. Kratom capsules are conveniently pre-weighed and consistently dosed. Just like the burden of always needing a drink to blend your powdered kratom with, having a scale in your back pocket at all times is not likely.
Most people use Kratom in capsule form. There are many advantages to taking kratom in capsules, such as ease of use, discretion, preweighed dosing, and on-the-go flexibility. For starters, all you have to do to take a kratom capsule is swallow it. No scales, no drink to mix it with, really nothing else is necessary to use it. Of course, you should always have water or some other drink to wash your kratom capsules down to avoid choking. Probably the best benefit to taking capsules is their pre-measured dosing. Kratom causes different effects at different doses, so having consistent and precise amounts is vital to reach your desired goals.
Finally, the discretion and on-the-go availability of capsules, which you can take anywhere without anyone noticing, makes them ideal for travelers and for people who take kratom throughout the day. The best Kratom capsules always start with 100% pure and lab-tested Kratom, so be sure to get yours from Kratom Bloom.
Why not Both?
Many people use Kratom in capsule and powder form. The beauty of these options is they give you different advantages in different situations. Want to enjoy Kratom with friends as you watch the game? Prepare some Kratom teas and cocktails, and bottom’s up. It seems that our days never have quite enough time. Therefore, most people prefer the quick and easy use of Kratom capsules.
Kratom Bloom only offers high-quality Kratom powders and kratom capsules that are lab tested and 100% pure.
We offer various Kratom strains, and every strain is available for your convenience as both powders and capsules. The Kratom strains we offer are Thai, Sumatra, Borneo, Bali, Maeng Da, and May. The types of kratom we offer are Green Kratom Powder, Green Kratom Capsules, White Kratom Powder, White Kratom Capsules, Red Kratom Powder, and Red Kratom Capsules. You can find these strains in both powdered and capsule forms throughout our marketplace. Whatever you use, always start low and go slow if you’re new to kratom.