Kratom Capsules and What You Need To Know About Them

Kratom Capsules and What You Need To Know About Them

Kratom capsules are one way for you to introduce Kratom to your body. This is a form people like to take Kratom in.

Some Kratom users said that they use Kratom to replace their old medication. To take Kratom as a capsule gives them a sense of familiarity. A lot take Kratom orally because it is easier and less hassle.

It sounds simple and easy to take these capsules like any other pill, doesn’t it? Well, here are some things you should know about Kratom capsules.

The Other Forms You Can Take Kratom In

Kratom Capsules and What You Need To Know About Them

Mitragyna speciosa, or Kratom, comes from a tropical evergreen plant. This plant’s related to the coffee plant and is found in parts of Southeast Asia.

The leaves of the Kratom plant are what make the Kratom people consume. In their native lands, people there would chew on the leaves to feel its mind-altering effects. But, there are other forms people can take Kratom in:

  • Powder
  • Capsule
  • Tea

Boiling Kratom leaves gives you Kratom tea. For most users, they are familiar taking Kratom either as a powder or in capsule form.

People can crush the leaves to make a fine powder out of it. Users can mix this powder in water or in other foods to consume it. Some vendors decided to place the powder in capsules.

This development gave Kratom users another option to control their intake of Kratom. People can now take minuscule amounts of Kratom at a time. Also, it gave some users an easier way to consume it.

Why Take Kratom As Capsules? What Are The Drawbacks?

The only drawback of consuming Kratom is enduring the bitter taste and smell it carries. The taste and smell are more prominent the rawer you take Kratom in. Kratom capsules mask both while you can take safe and controlled doses every time.

It is common for people to use Kratom as a painkiller. A lot like to take Kratom capsules since it looks much like any other medicine. Plus, the pill casing can make it appear that you are taking some form of medication.

With the time and effort it takes to turn Kratom into capsules, this adds up to the Kratom’s price. Also, there are few manufacturers producing this form of Kratom. Because of this, vendors sell Kratom capsules at a higher price than Kratom powder.

Random websites or vendors might sell you an inauthentic or a contaminated batch of capsules. Reliable vendors find it even hard to stock up Kratom capsules on a regular basis.

There are only a selected few of strains turned into capsules. Thus, the search and collection is a pretty daunting task. Some users say that the effects set in faster when they take Kratom as capsules. Others say the effects set in faster if they take Kratom as a powder. The effects do come in after 30-45 minutes of taking the Kratom. You need to make sure you take them on an empty stomach to ensure better absorption.

The Different Kinds of Kratom Capsules You Can Take

If you choose to take Kratom as capsules, you can decide what kind of capsule you want. There are two variations you can choose from.

  • Veggie capsules
  • Gelatin capsules

Gelatin-based capsules are more common. Gelatin capsules, or gel caps, are the same plastic-like casing you see where drugs are encased in. They aren’t made of plastic, rather a type of collagen made from animal products.

Some people get allergic reactions when they take gel caps. Some don’t like to take them because they don’t want or they can’t consume animal-based products.

To combat that, some vendors developed veggie capsules. The materials that make up these capsules are pure water, cellulose and hypromellose. Sometimes, methylcellulose replaces the cellulose for some vegetarian capsules.  

Veggie capsules are non-GMO and free of preservatives. They can withstand humidity and dissolve fast. Veggie capsules can even make non-vegans, and non-vegetarians feel the effects faster.

Other than the material, there are different sizes of these capsules. They also contain the following measurements of Kratom. Each measurement pertains to one capsule:

  • Size ‘000’ – 1 gram of Kratom
  • Size ‘00’ – 0.735 grams
  • Size ‘0’ – 0.5 grams of Kratom
  • Size ‘1’ – 0.4 grams
  • Size ‘2’ – 0.3 grams
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