Kratom capsules are rather popular nowadays, especially among experienced users who can make their own. If the kratom capsule is of good quality, it can provide many benefits to its user, including health an opiate-like effect.
Uses of Kratom Capsules
An effective kratom capsule will contain mitragynine, an active chemical that works like an opioid. In addition its effect as a sedative, the capsule can also be used as a stimulant. In fact, farmers in the past used to consume the plant’s leaves as a way to remain energized while out in the fields.
Kratom capsules are known to boost concentration and energy levels as well as increase mental alertness. It is also commonly used as a remedy for chronic pain, as a treatment for withdrawal from opiates, for depression and anxiety, and even to relieve something as simple as a cough.
Types of Kratom Capsules
If you decide to use kratom, you should research the different forms it comes in. Generally speaking, there are two types of capsules available. For vegetarians, there are veggie kratom capsules that are gluten-free and prevent all forms of allergic reactions. For other users, there’s the gelatin kratom capsule, made of animal by-products. The latter is much cheaper and therefore more commonly used.
Kratom capsules can come in various sizes that start at 000 (at the largest) and end at 2 (at the smallest). The size of the capsule is usually based on the grams of kratom contained in it. Whether you’re buying these capsules or making your own, pay close attention to the dosage, since tolerance is likely and overdose is possible.
For those who consume a moderate amount of a quality strain of kratom, the side effects are usually not severe or long-lasting. Some side effects of kratom capsules include vomiting, dry mouth, nausea, and constipation. If frequent users suddenly stop taking kratom, they may experience irritability, distress, hypertension, insomnia, and muscle and joint pain.
Making Your Own Capsules
There are several ways to take kratom, and capsules are among the most popular. Since kratom does not have a great taste, many users decide to purchase a ready-made capsule, or they’ll make their own dose. If done properly, this can be a much more enjoyable and efficient way to take the drug.
For those who decide to make their own kratom capsules, experienced users recommend the veggie caps. Gelatin caps are made of animal by-products, and thus may contain some of the chemicals that are fed to those animals.
Next, there’s the issue of determining the amount of kratom dose. Do your research to determine the size of the capsule. For example, in a cap of size 000, you can fit 1 gram of kratom. In a cap of size 2, you can fit 0.3 grams. The size depends on your dosage and your swallowing preferences. When choosing the size of the capsule, make sure to get one that you can swallow with ease.
As soon as you have the capsules, you’ll need the following items to make your dose:
- A variety of high-quality kratom strains
- A capsule-filling machine for accurate dosing (optional, but highly-recommended)
- A tamper for packing the kratom powder into the capsules
- A scale to weigh out the powder
- A parchment paper to collect the spilled powder
Making your own kratom capsules can be time-consuming at first, but once you get the hang of it, the taste is much more enjoyable. Using capsules may also lead to a slightly delayed reaction, since your digestive system must erode the capsule material before it can start processing the kratom, but soon enough, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits the powder offers.