Are you one of those consumers of kratom who are captivated by its vast benefits? A guide to how quickly kratom produces its effects is something you should surely know.
Kratom produces dose-dependent benefits. To reach your desired outcomes understanding the kick-in time and optimum dosage should be the top priority of every consumer.
What Are Kratom Capsules?
Kratom is widely available in different forms such as crushed or whole dry leaves, as tea, tinctures, powder, and Kratom Capsules. For all those looking for a way of consumption of kratom with lesser kick-in time and a longer span of effects, capsules are the best choice.
Varieties Of Capsules
Fortunately, capsules are available in two varieties. The ones with cellulose shells are manufactured for vegans and the others with gelatin coatings (having an animal source) can easily be consumed by non-vegans.
The vegan capsules are gluten-free and are purely prepared from cellulose, hypromellose, and water. These are more expensive but are easier to digest. The gelatin capsules on the other hand are more commonly consumed and are available in an array of colors and sizes. These capsules are rather cheaper and readily available.
Why Kratom Capsules To Kratom Powder?
Kratom capsules are actually kratom powder pre-filled into capsules. They are by far the most effective way of taking an accurate dosage. The raw and bitter taste of Mitragyna Speciosa is not what everyone savors and hence taking it in the form of capsules saves you from a lot of trouble. Capsules are also more travel-friendly and prevent any overdosing since the herb is measured and filled in the capsules.
How Quickly Can Kratom Capsules Show Effects?
To produce desirable effects it is extremely important to take an optimum amount of kratom. If you have also brain-child this misconception that kratom capsules take longer to kick in than the powders since the capsule needs to dissolve first you need to get your facts straight.
High-quality capsules available on the market these days only take about 10 to 15 minutes to dissolve in the stomach and start producing results. You begin to feel the effects within 15 to 60 minutes of the consumption.
However, according to many other observations some strains can also take up to about 2 hours to produce significant effects. The onset of effects thus depends on the type of strains.
The results begin to appear soon after the capsules are absorbed into the bloodstream via the rich vascular system surrounding the stomach. Certain factors may delay or speed up the process of absorption and considering these aspects we can achieve better and quicker results.
What Factors Affect Kratom Absorption In The Body?
The most common factors that interfere with the absorption of the capsules to either slow it down or speed it up are the residue from the eaten food in the stomach, citrus juices, water intake, tolerance against kratom, age, and the number of capsules and their potency.
The leftover Food In The Stomach
Kratom capsules absorb much faster when taken on an empty stomach or when the amount of residual food in the stomach is less.
However, it is to be understood that taking kratom on an empty stomach is not at all recommended to beginners as they can feel nausea or discomfort in the stomach.
The best way would be to take your dosage one and a half an hour after eating any meal or 45 minutes before any meal.
Citrus Juices Speed Up Kratom Absorption
Citrus juices like orange, lemon, or grapefruit are acidic in nature. These create an acidic environment on reaching the stomach and stimulate the release of gastric enzymes. Therefore according to various consumers taking kratom capsules with fresh or canned citrus juices is actually a good option.
Intake Of Water
If you are taking the capsules with water it is important to ensure its sufficient quantity so that you feel hydrated to enjoy the effects. The water used to swallow the capsules actually plays an important role in their digestion and absorption.
When there is a sufficient amount of water and enzymes in the stomach the capsules soak well and the shells dissolve quickly hence releasing the herb in the meantime. But beware an excess quantity of water can also lead to dilution of gastric enzymes and may slow down digestion. It may also cause an early excretion of the herb thus decreasing the span of the spell.
Tolerance Against The Herb
Tolerance is a phenomenon in which even higher concentrations of kratom do not produce marked effects in your body. Prolonged excessive usage or continuous usage of weaker strains after using stronger strains may cause your body to develop tolerance against this natural herb.
Your Age Affects How Fast Your Body Processes Kratom
People mostly above 65 take longer to absorb capsules due to their compromised digestive conditions but since their elimination cycles are lengthier the herb remains in the body for an extended period.
How Much Kratom For Better Results?
We already discussed that the effects of kratom are dependent on the dosage. Although the results are also affected by factors discussed above an adult with average weight will feel
- Subtle stimulant effects on taking 4 grams
- Medium analgesic, stimulant, or sedative effects on taking 4-6 grams
- A strong analgesic or sedative effects (but this concentration is often too strong for most people) on taking 6-8 grams of Kratom
- Taking 8 grams or higher produces intense analgesic or sedative effects and is not recommended.
This is generalized data collected from various consumers. The kratom capsules however behave distinctively in different individuals.
How long Do Kratom Capsules Stay Inside The Body?
You may observe the effects of Kratom capsules from slightly building up to maximum and then decreasing again before disappearing completely once it is out of the body. Thus the effects persist as long as the capsules stay in your system.
The peak of effects is usually seen an hour or two after taking the herb. According to the currently estimated half-life, kratom capsules are fully eliminated from the body after about 12 to 14 hours after their intake. This is the fastest elimination period the slowest elimination may take up to 9 days.
Kratom capsules are easy to store and take. They are therefore the first choice of many consumers. They kick in as early as 15 minutes or as late as 2 hours. Their effects are largely controlled by their dosage and potency however various other factors may partake in accelerating their absorption.
It is to be noted that no information mentioned above is based on authentic researches. The data is compiled using consumer reviews and experiences. Always use this herb after consulting your physician.