You have probably been hearing a lot about the popular herb kratom. Maybe you have seen it available in smoke or vape shops. Online kratom retailers are also rising in popularity. If you are curious about the supplement, then you are probably wondering about the best way to take kratom.

You have several ingestion options, and, in this article, we will explore your choices. Remember, what works well for one person might not be great for another, so you’ll want to maybe try more than one method to determine which one you prefer.

Nowadays, one of the most popular ways for people to ingest vitamins, minerals, and other supplements is via capsules. You simply place the tablet or capsule on your tongue and wash it down with liquid.

A kratom capsule is ideal because you don’t have to taste the herb’s bitter alkaloids. It is also quick and easy. If you don’t have a problem swallowing pills, then this might be an ideal way to take the herbal supplement. Also, you can carry a pill bottle in your purse and pocket to enjoy the kratom throughout the day as needed even if you are at work.

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  • Easy to take
  • Discreet
  • No taste
  • Accurate dosage


  • Slower to act
  • Less potent than other forms of kratom

Kratom Powder

Capsules and powder are great ways to take kratom.

Powder form is one of the classic ways to ingest kratom powder. However, if you don’t like the often bitter flavor of the plant’s alkaloids then you might want to avoid this option.


  • Fast-acting
  • Affordable


  • Difficult to achieve an accurate dose
  • Strong taste

Potent Extracts

The alkaloids are extracted directly from the plant’s leaves.

Extracts are a potent form of kratom that comes as either powder or kratom mixed with a carrier oil. As a powder, you will want to add a carrier or mix it with some form of liquid such as a cup of tea or coffee to ingest. They are like CBD tinctures which are immensely popular.

The highest concentration of kratom in the extract means that you can add a couple of drops to a beverage and never really have to taste the bitter alkaloids of the herb. You can also add drops of the extract directly to foods. Typically, kratom extracts are not for newbie kratom users because they do pack a lot of punch, but they are an easy way to ingest kratom quickly.

Best Way to Take Kratom Powder

Most users prefer a method referred to as the ‘toss and wash’. Basically, it involves placing a dose of kratom powder in your mouth and then washing it down with a liquid such as water. This is a simple way to ingest the powder and if you don’t mind the rather bitter flavor of the plant’s alkaloids then it is an excellent option.

Powder is ideal because it is quick-acting and very potent. Your body will rapidly absorb the kratom powder so it’s a great way to invest your daily dose and rapidly reap the physical benefits.

Sadly, some people simply cannot tolerate having a mouthful of dry powder. It will trigger their gag reflex and they will start to cough and gag. This is especially true if you aren’t fast enough rinsing down the powder or you don’t consume enough water to truly cleanse your palate of the chalklike residue. Even if you follow the ‘correct’ method to toss and wash, you still might not be able to physically accomplish the task, especially if you have a sensitive gag reflex.

Below are a few tips on how to carry out the toss and wash method:

  • Do not use too much kratom powder when practicing the toss and wash method.
  • Use orange juice to wash down the kratom powder instead of water. The flavor of the juice will counter the alkaloid taste of the kratom in a pleasurable way and make it more tolerable to most people.

Performing the Toss and Wash Method

If you are convinced that the kratom toss and wash method is a doable option for yourself then here are a few easy-to-follow steps to carry out the task.

  • Measure the correct amount of powder
  • Pour a glass of water or some other beverage that you enjoy (avoid soda which will cause you to belch the powder back up due to the carbonation)
  • Using a spoon, place the correct amount of powder directly in your mouth
  • Do not inhale or you might accidentally breathe in the powder
  • Hold the kratom in your mouth without swallowing
  • Take a drink of water or some other preferred beverage
  • Let the powder and liquid mix in your mouth for a few seconds before you swallow

Toss and Mix

Okay, the toss and wash method might be too extreme for some people. In fact, you might need an alternative because some people simply cannot handle it. You can mix the kratom powder directly in the liquid and drink it like a beverage.

Basically, you are turning the powder into a liquid. You’ll want to discover a juice that helps mask the taste of the plant’s alkaloids. Orange, cranberry, grapefruit, grape, and pineapple juices are all excellent choices. Some people even choose to mix it in a warm beverage like coffee. When mixed with coffee, it gives the coffee a taste that is like chicory coffee. It is bitter but tolerable. In fact, many people enjoy chicory coffee mixtures so find kratom and coffee flavorful and robust.

  • Measure the accurate dose
  • Add the substance to the liquid
  • Mix using a spoon until the powder is completely dissolved (you can also add the powder and liquid to a sealed container and shake it to mix it like a shaken martini)

Without a doubt, pre-mixing the best way to take the herbal supplement if you can’t handle the toss and wash method. It’s fast and easy. You don’t choke and you don’t waste the mixture by coughing or gagging on the powder.

Brewing Tea

Brew yourself a cup of your favorite tea. Try chamomile, mint, or green tea.  You can then add kratom powder directly to the tea and sweeten it with honey or can sugar. For centuries, in Southeast Asia, the locals have used leaves to brew tea after a long day of hard work for special occasions such as festivals. In fact, kratom tea is a favorite to serve to guests in such an area.

Unlike in Asia, most people don’t have access to actual mitragyna speciosa leaves to brew the plant fibers into classic tea, but you can still use a combination of traditional tea and powder to make yourself a nice hot beverage. Enjoy kratom tea at the end of a long day when you need to relax.

Create a Protein Shake

Are you headed out the door in the morning and looking for a quick meal? How about a protein shake? You can also enjoy one as a mid-day snack for extra energy. However, with your typical protein shake, you can add herb as a ‘secret’ ingredient to give you the pick-up that you need and boost your energy. Many people swear by mixing plant powder in a protein shake as one of the best ways to ingest the herb. You simply use kratom powder right alongside your protein powder. Blend it all together and maybe even add some yummy fruit or yogurt to the mixture to really make it tasty.

Ingest Kratom on an Empty Stomach

The best way to take most supplements is always on an empty stomach. If our tummy is empty, then it will absorb the powder quickly and you’ll be able to reap the benefits faster. Also, if you have a full digestive tract then a great deal of the kratom will be flushed out during the digestive process with the food so you won’t absorb the full amount of kratom and you might not achieve the results that you are seeking. After you take the herbal supplement, you should also wait for about two to three hours before eating.

Keep Track of Doses

All strains of mitragyna speciosa are different. Some are stronger than others. You should keep track of the different strains of kratom that you have ingested, the dosage, and your results. The logbook will let you go back and explore kratom’s benefits so you can determine which ones were more successful. You’ll also be able to adjust the doses accordingly. Also, include what time you took the kratom and how long it took after ingesting the herb to feel any benefits.

Keeping Your Body Hydrated

Many kratom users believe that you should always ingest at least 16 ounces of water after you take kratom no matter what ingestion method you use. Hydration helps your body absorb the kratom more effectively.

The best way to take kratom is different for everyone. Please contact My Kratom Club to learn more about kratom ingestion methods and the different strains of kratom.