All About the Many Different Ways to Consume Kratom

We like using kratom, scientifically known as Mitragyna speciosa, because it contains psychoactive alkaloids. These alkaloids, of which kratom naturally produces roughly two-and-a-half alkaloids, are fragile.

Although they’re not super delicate, many long-term kratom consumers share anecdotal reports that boiling tea, for example, at too high of a temperature can significantly hamper its potency.

While we’re on the subject of tea, it’s worth mentioning that boiling a pot of kratom is one of the easiest methods of preparation. After a few run-throughs, you shouldn’t run into any issues whatsoever.

Whether you just don’t like tea or you’d like to try other routes of administration on for size, you’re starting in the right place.

Without further ado, here’s an introduction to different methods of kratom consumption. These forms of kratom consumption make up the overwhelming majority of all modern kratom use. Try them out yourself and we guarantee that you’ll find something you like.

 

Toss-n’-Wash

Toss-n’-wash is undoubtedly the most popular way to take kratom. Here’s how it works:

Take a spoonful of kratom and dump it in your mouth. Most kratommites — that’s what we call people who use kratom — aim for their tongue to keep leaf powder from lingering in their mouths afterward.

Swallow a big gulp of a drink of your choice. Although some people can power through a toss-n’-wash with just one gulp, it’s okay if you need two, three, four, or more!

 

Oblate Discs — A.K.A. Spring Roll Wrappers

Kratom is difficult to swallow for two reasons:

  • It’s very dry
  • It’s quite hydrophobic, which means it doesn’t mix well with water.

Oblate discs are thin discs made of vegetable starch that are most commonly used as wrappers for spring rolls. Although you might not be able to buy them in every supermarket, they’re cheap and widely available in many Asian supermarkets. Of course, you can also find them online.

When it comes to dosing kratom, you use oblate discs as wrappers for kratom powder. These discs act as a barrier between the kratom and your mouth. Oblate discs tend to go down smoothly and stay sealed throughout the dosing process. In addition to dissolving quickly in the stomach, oblate discs are almost always vegan friendly.

This method of consumption is sometimes called parachuting. Just like parachutes bring divers down from safety, oblate discs make dosing much easier by blocking out that bitter taste and keeping leaf powder out of your mouth.

To use oblate discs, simply fill them with kratom and seal them shut with moisture. You can use water, saliva, another liquid, or honey. Once you’ve firmly sealed them, add some moisture to the outside of the disc. The moisture prevents the discs from sticking to your mouth or throat and potentially unraveling. Swallow them with your drink of choice.

 

Capsules

Capsules also act as a barrier, allowing kratom to smoothly go down the proverbial hatch. Unlike oblate discs, which you’ll always have to fill with kratom yourself, you can find pre-packed kratom capsules from most kratom vendors, including us.

On the down side, capsules don’t hold as much kratom as oblate discs. If you’re taking small to mid-size doses, however, this doesn’t matter.

While capsules are sometimes made from animal protein, you can readily find vegan-friendly kratom capsules across the market. You can also cap your own capsules although it’s a slow process.

 

Tea

Kratom tea is our final recommended method of preparation. Since evidence shows that alkaloids in this botanical supplement can break down at high temperatures, try to keep your kratom below boiling temperature.

Although boiling your favorite kratom might accelerate your tea-making, it’s likely to harm the plant’s alkaloids. Since this process takes a while, consider making enough for multiple doses per batch.

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