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Out of all the ways to ingest Kratom, the toss-and-wash method is a more well-known and more accessible method. There’s no need for a multi-step process, and you don’t need a lot of equipment.
Many Kratom consumers enjoy the simple and effective toss-and-wash method to take Kratom. Here are some insights into what this method is, the pros and cons, and some alternatives if tossing and washing isn’t your thing.
The Mitragyna speciosa tree is indigenous to Southeast Asia, where the people who live in these parts have been incorporating it into daily life and cultural rites for centuries.
In these communities, the most popular methods of ingestion are chewing the leaves whole or brewing them into tea. Now that this tropical evergreen is making waves in Western cultures, other ways of intake have surfaced.
You can most often find Kratom in powdered form, and you can make this powder into tea or capsules. You can also mix Kratom powder into sweet foods or smoothies or try the ultra-fast toss-and-wash method.
In the end, the way you choose to ingest Kratom is entirely subjective. The main issue that Westerners and other Kratom lovers have with Kratom is that the taste lingers well after ingestion, and that taste, it’s been reported, isn’t palatable.
Many experienced Kratom consumers note that Kratom tastes very acidic, like super-strong green tea. This bitter taste is hard to mask. There are some solutions to the strong taste – you can get used to it, hide it with sweeteners and other ingredients, make it into capsules, or use the toss-and-wash method.
Before deciding on what method you may use to ingest your Kratom, you need to explore the strains and figure out your optimal dosage.
Kratom Strains and Dosage
Most of the powders you see on the market are all made from red vein Kratom that has been processed in a particular manner to give it a different hue. With this color change and processing, the product changes its properties, altering the benefits.
There are three different strains – red, white, and green veins. Red vein Kratom can promote peace and calm; white vein inspires optimism and provides motivation; green vein Kratom may help support decreased irritability.
Part of your journey to finding the perfect Kratom strain, dosage, and ingestion method involves trying out different strains and techniques. Some Kratom consumers even mix strains, as blending white and green vein Kratom brings out the best in both of them.
As you settle into a Kratom routine, you should also observe your dosage. The recommended dosage for Kratom is 2.4 grams, and you should not exceed 2 doses in 24 hours.
If you’re new to Kratom, start small and work your way up. Starting with a half gram or gram, observe your body’s reaction to that dose. If you feel like you want to boost the benefits, add increments of half grams to the original dosage, noting your response each time.
As you are concentrating on figuring out your dosage, you can also explore the different strains. In the same manner, as finding your sweet spot with dosage, try the varieties and see which ones you would find most beneficial. You may have a few favorites, which is excellent because, further along, swapping out the Kratom strains in your routine can help stave off strain stagnancy.
Once you’re clear on your dosage and strain, you’re ready to try the different ingestions methods.
Out of the various ingestion methods, the toss-and-wash way is useful, fast, and doesn’t take a lot of steps.
To make kratom tea, you must buy Kratom powder and then steep it in boiling water, straining it when you’re done. If you decide to add your Kratom powder to food, you have to experiment with which foods or beverages Kratom tastes best. If you’re not a chef, this method may be too difficult for you and not something you want to deal with.
Capsules are a great alternative and eradicate the strong, herbal taste. However, to be selective with which strains you use and specific about your dosage, you don’t want to buy pre-made capsules. That leaves you with the process of making your own, which can also be arduous.
If you’re looking for a way to take your Kratom that isn’t fussy or messy, toss-and-wash may be the perfect procedure to ensure you receive the appropriate amount of Kratom quickly.
How to Toss-and-Wash
The name of this method explains the procedure quite clearly. To take Kratom using the toss-and-wash process, you take a spoonful of Kratom powder and wash it down with water or other beverage.
Sounds simple? It is. Simplicity is one of the benefits of this method. There are some details to take note of to make this ingestion method even more comfortable for you.
Choose Your Wash Beverage
Many people use plain water, which is ideal or opt for a beverage like juice that can somewhat mask the Kratom’s taste. However, you do not want to wash your Kratom back with carbonated drinks, because the bubbles do not make the Kratom easy to swallow.
Have Your Beverage Ready
You should have a glass of your chosen liquid prepared for when you need it. The worst situation to be in is to have a mouthful of Kratom powder and have to fumble at the sink for a glass of water. Set everything up beforehand.
Measure Out Your Kratom Dose
You have to measure out your optimal dose and put it on a spoon for a more natural delivery. Some Kratom toss-and-washers recommend placing the powder in a different receptacle like another glass, so it is easier to pour into your mouth. This is a subjective choice. Whatever conveyance system you want, make sure you’ve measured out the right dose.
Place Kratom Powder on the Tongue
There is some finesse to this step. You don’t want to inhale the Kratom powder because it is very fine and hits the back of your throat as if you’re trying to eat a spoonful of cinnamon. Just put the spoon in your mouth and flip it, so the dose of Kratom falls neatly on top of your tongue. Above all else, do not inhale through your mouth with the Kratom powder on your tongue; it may not be pleasant.
Drink Your Beverage
This is the wash portion of the method. Try taking a few small sips of liquid and letting it mix with the Kratom powder to tamp down on its ultrafine consistency. Then have a few gulps, washing the whole dose down your throat.
The toss-and-wash method offers the fastest way for your body to absorb the Kratom because it doesn’t have to work at dismantling a capsule or digesting other foods.
If you’ve tried the toss-and-wash and can’t get past the third step (some people have a hard time swallowing anything like pills or powder), you can also mix-and-wash.
With this process, place your dose in a preferably sealable container, like a plastic water bottle. Add as much water as you could drink in a few reasonably sized gulps. Seal and shake until the powder has dissolved, then drink as quickly as possible.
Toss-and-Wash Pros and Cons
The pros of this method are that it is the fastest method to prepare for and execute, and it is also the quickest way for your body to absorb your Kratom dose.
Without having to break down a capsule, or digest other food or drink like the ingredients of a dish or smoothie, the Kratom gets into your bloodstream much more swiftly.
The cons of this method are that it doesn’t completely eradicate the taste. Although the toss-and-wash way is quick, it still isn’t a sealed capsule so you will have a slight Kratom aftertaste. Additionally, some have a hard time swallowing a small pile of ultrafine powder; for these folks, the mix-and-wash method might go down smoother.
Some aficionados recommend a glass of fresh orange juice for the toss-and-wash method. They attest that this beverage has the right sweetness and acidity to almost wholly eradicate the Kratom’s bitter taste. Additionally, citrus juice is a Kratom potentiator that helps boost Kratom’s benefits for longer.
The toss-and-wash method of ingesting Kratom is a superb way of quickly and competently ingesting your Kratom dose. The keys are not to let the Kratom powder get all over your mouth and to swallow it in one gulp.
Some novices break up their Kratom dose into two, and complete two toss-and-washes to get the full dose down. Whatever method you choose is invariably subjective, and the toss-and-wash takes practice.
Once you’ve mastered this method, you’ll find that this is a quick, easy, and effective way to take your Kratom. You don’t have to fuss with multiple steps or preparing food or making capsules. All you need is your kratom powder, a spoon, and a glass of water or juice.
At Kats Botanicals, we offer the highest quality Kratom with excellent customer service. With strong relationships with our growers and processors in Southeast Asia, third-party lab tests, and outstanding attention for our customers, we bring you the very best Kratom for your daily toss-and-wash method.