1. Quick and Fast: Leaves
The original consumers of Kratom, those in central Asia, chewed on the leaves before kratom harvesters came in and began processing the leaves. Chewing on the leaves gives users an immediate effect.
2. Toss and Wash
This method also puts the kratom into a user’s system almost immediately, but it requires a strong gag reflex. You take your dose or a partial dose of powdered kratom, toss it in the back of your throat, and then wash it down with your drink of choice.
If done correctly, the user will feel his dose quickly and efficiently.
3. Drink Mix Method
If you just cannot stand the bitter taste of kratom, you have options. You can mix it into your favorite drink mix. Chocolate milk, Hawaiian punch, orange juice, pomegranate juice, and coffee all work well to mask the flavor.
Orange juice has proven to be especially effective, as the acids in the juice extract more alkaloids from the plant. More concentrated alkaloids mean amplified effects.
You can find suppliers that also offer kratom in capsule form. The capsules eliminate the taste completely, and you do not have to clean up any messes in the kitchen.
However, you may need more capsules to acquire the desired effects from the kratom.
You always have the option of making kratom yourself as well, but you need a machine to do so. And if you’re looking for a mess-free, simple way to consume kratom, making your own capsules means you’ll still have a mess to clean up. ;
To make kratom tea, you need a saucepan with a pouring spout, a coffee filter or strainer, water, your choice of kratom, and a lemon.
Pour a half a cup of water into the saucepan, and then squeeze the lemon juice into the water to extract more alkaloids. Bring the water to a simmer, and then add the kratom. Simmer the kratom in the water for 20 minutes.
Put coffee filter or strainer over your favorite mug, and then strain the lumps out of your tea. Sit back and enjoy the medicinal effects.
A tincture is the extract of plant or animal material dissolved in typically a 20% ethyl alcohol concentration.
You can consumer a tincture of kratom, but be aware: it is messy to make, and the result is powerful. Even just 10 drops have a powerful result.
If you use a tincture, be aware of the changes in dosage, and start small.
You can also create a kratom smooth. You just need a blender, a beverage of your choice, and kratom. For example, you can start with coconut milk, 3 grams of kratom powder, and a banana.
Bananas work especially well in combination with kratom because they have l-tyrosine, an amino acid that helps the brain release dopamine.
You can also create a chocolate milkshake by adding the powdered kratom to chocolate milk and blending it like a smoothie.
You can also add kratom into some foods such as sauces, yogurt, creams, and pastries. You may need to experiment to understand the right food-to-kratom ratio so you can adequately mask the bitter taste of kratom.
Also, the effects of kratom may take a while if you mix it into food as your food need to break down first before the kratom enters your system.
9. Gum and Tablets
Some companies produce both tablets (compressed kratom) and gum. Gum will have additives that make it gum, so it may not be as effective as straight-up kratom.