Kratom Dosage Guide: How Much to Take? [Explained]

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The general advice on Kratom dosage is that anywhere between 2 grams and 8 grams is an ideal dosage. It is important to understand that weight, age, and lifestyle will influence the results of the dosage.

Kratom Dosage Introduction

In the following Kratom dosage guide, we will explain how Kratom is used for different purposes. We will also talk about the various factors that influence the effects of Kratom on an individual.

The growing popularity of Kratom as a recreational drug or for pain relief and help with sleep makes it of interest to more people every day. Obtained from the leaves of a plant native to Thailand and nearby countries, Kratom is of the opiate class.

Let’s begin by talking about the uses of Kratom, and why you may want to take this fascinating substance.

What are You Taking Kratom for?

If you want a detailed run down of how to take the substance, we recommend you google a Kratom dosage chart as there are many available. Why are you interested in using Kratom?

One of the curious aspects of Kratom is that different dosages have wildly different effects. A small dose, for example, is a stimulant. A larger dose acts as a relaxant.

The dosage you require will also depend upon the following factors:

  • Your body weight and size
  • The effects you wish to experience
  • Whether you have eaten or not before the dosage
  • Metabolic rate
  • Your tolerance
  • The strain of Kratom you are taking

The two main effects of Kratom – sedation, and stimulation – can be looked at via a useful rule of thumb that relates to body weight:

  • For stimulation, a dose of 0.025 grams per pound of body weight should be effective
  • For sedative or pain relief effects the general rule is 0.04 grams per pound of body weight

It is recommended that newcomers start with a very low dose and build up gradually until experiencing the effect they are looking for.

We want to look at different reasons for taking Kratom, and how the dosage will change.

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Using Kratom for Focus and Energy

Before we talk about how much Kratom to take for focus it’s important for us to mention the different strains.

Kratom is made from the leaves of a family of plants, and within that family, there are different species. These are usually divided into ‘white,’ ‘green,’ or ‘red veined’ Kratom.

White-veined Kratom is considered the best strain for energy and focus. Some users take a very small dose of around 1 gram for focus. A dose of 2 to 4 grams is considered ideal.

Be aware that when using this Kratom dosage for energy there may be other effects including enhanced creativity and mental endurance. Many people who suffer from anxiety and social anxiety use Kratom to reach a feeling of sociability and talkativeness.

Take care to measure your dose as too much Kratom can have the opposite effect and may even induce euphoria and cause hallucinations.

In summary- for energy and focus, 1 to 4 grams of Kratom is the recommended dose, and new users should start low and gradually increase.

Taking Kratom for Pain Relief

The Kratom dosage for pain relief is usually a higher amount than for focus and energy. The following should give you an idea of how much you should take for the severity of the pain you suffer from:

  • Mild pain 2 to 4 grams
  • Moderate pain 3 to 5 grams
  • Severe pain 5 grams or more

Again, it is important you start with a low dosage and add to it until the pain is relieved.

Kratom works by inhibiting the opioid receptors in the brain and nervous system which cause the pain we feel. Bali Kratom is a strain that comes recommended for pain relief by satisfied users.

Kratom as a Sleep Aid

Reports from users about the use of Kratom for combatting insomnia say it is a successful remedy. Red-veined Kratom is recommended for this purpose and in higher doses.

The dose most often used to induce sleep is between 5 grams and 8 grams. For heavier people, up to 12 grams may be necessary.

While Kratom is not known to produce any side effects when used conservatively, it is within this range of doses that there may be some undesirable effects.

Too large a dose may induce psychological effects such as hallucinations and euphoria. Other possibilities are dehydration, dizziness, and headaches.

When taking Kratom for sleep you will at first feel more energetic and awake; this should fade over 45 minutes or so at which point you will begin to feel sleepy. Start low and add to your dose until it begins to work.

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Other Uses for Kratom

Research into the substance is ongoing and there are many further uses for this interesting and effective substance, such as the following:

  • Treating depression
  • Anxiety treatment
  • Helping withdraw from opiate addiction
  • As a recreational substance

The effects of Kratom will be felt in different ways by the individual. For example, a mid-range dose may induce a feeling of mild drunkenness, inspire you to become more talkative and socially active than usual, and for those who exceed the recommended dose or their own tolerance levels, there is a phenomenon known as the ‘Kratom Wobble.’

The Kratom Wobble renders the user unstable, unable to focus, and dizzy. This can be an unpleasant experience and is a further reason to take care of your dosage.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Kratom Leaves a Day?

This depends on the factors described in the early part of the article. 1 gram is a sensible starting point and beyond 8 grams is not recommended.

What Percent is Kratom?

Research carried out on imported Kratom from Indonesia in the USA found that the percentage of alkaloids – the active ingredients – in Kratom on the market

How Often Can You Take Kratom?

If you are new to Kratom it is recommended that you start slowly and build up your dosage to establish your tolerance level.


Kratom is a useful and interesting substance that has been used for many years in the region where the plant is native. Served as powdered leaves to ingest or as tea, the many different effects range from stimulation and energy boost to sedation and pain relief.

Used sensibly and in the dosages described, side effects are rare.

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