Are Kratom Capsules Right For Me?

There are a couple of reasons why you would want to make your own Kratom capsules.

For the most part, Kratom doesn’t taste like strawberries and cream, and for this reason, people use their creativity to get past the bad taste when they dose with Kratom.

New users, who also aren’t quite used to the taste yet, can find using capsules are a very efficient method to taking Kratom. However, there are some questions – what do I need? Where do I get it? How much do I take?

We want to answer all of these questions for you today.

How To Make Your Own Kratom Capsules

When you’re just getting started, you’re still scrambling around trying to find the best method that works for you.

There are lots of ways you can take Kratom, but if none of these work for you, you’re still in luck because capsules are probably the answer.

#1 – Decide Which Capsules To Use

The very first thing you need to decide is what kind of capsules you want to use. There are two variations which are safe for you to digest.

  • Veggie capsules – comprised of hypromellose, cellulose, and purified water, these capsules are gluten free, vegetarian friendly, non-GMO, and free of any preservatives and chemicals. They dissolve more quickly than gelatin capsules and prevent any allergic reactions in the user.
  • Gelatin capsules – are the most common among capsules. Gelatin caps are cheaper than veggie caps, but are made from animal by-products which contain chemicals that are fed to animals. Be wary if you are prone to allergic reactions because you could develop an allergy to these.

We recommend making your Kratom capsules from the veggie caps. While a little more expensive, there are less concerns with using them in the marketplace.

#2 – Determine Your Capsule Size

Once you have figured out which Kratom capsules you want to start using, the next step is to learn about the size capsules you want.

Keep in mind, the smaller the capsule, the more you will have to swallow at the time of dosing. Here are the capsule sizes you can get.

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

Depending on your talent to swallow large quantities at one time will determine what size you need. The smart move would be to try for the largest amount you can get into your Kratom capsules, this helps you both in your dosing experience and the amount of time you spend filling each one later.

#3 – What You Need

Is it hard to make these? The answer to that is no. If you have a little time and are concerned with the bitter taste of Kratom, this is time well spent. However, don’t underestimate what you need to complete the task.

You will need:

  • To buy Kratom for your capsules.
  • Your capsules of course.
  • Optional – A capsule filling machine. Again, this is optional, but if this is going to be your primary way of dosing with Kratom it would be wise to go ahead and grab one to save time.
  • A tamper for packing your Kratom powder into the capsules. Note – most capsule machines come with a tamper so you might want to consider that option.
  • Parchment paper – this will help you to collect any spilled Kratom while you are filling your caps. Anything you can use to help you collect this afterwards is fine. I have even used regular printer paper before.
  • A scale to help you weigh out your Kratom. This will ensure you are getting the right amount into each capsule so there is no guesswork involved when it comes time to dose.

From here it’s as simple as filling your capsules with Kratom, tamping it down and putting the other half back on. Once you get the hang of doing it, it’s quite fun and you will start to feel yourself go into a focused zone when you find your rhythm.

But what happens after you have your caps filled and you’re ready to test this stuff out?

The Disadvantages

There are some downfalls to taking your Kratom this way. One disadvantage of doing it this way is how much time you have to spend filling these things.

Another disadvantage in using capsules is the delayed reaction of the capsule. Because your Kratom has been tamped into a veggie/gelcap your body now has to digest the outer layer of the capsule. This means it takes more time for you to enjoy your Kratom dose.

In order to determine if the dose you just took was the right one, you need to allow your gastric enzymes enough time to digest the Kratom capsules before you decide to dose again.

In Conclusion

Using Kratom caps is not an uncommon method. The Kratom users I talk to who use the Toss & Wash method love the fact that they get their dose done quickly. Taking Kratom in capsule form is kinda like the toss and wash method when you think about it. You get it over with quickly and you don’t have to combat the bad taste.

What about you? Have you ever used capsules to take your Kratom before? What was your experience? Hit the share buttons on this article and let us know on social media!

Written By Staff

The staff writers for Kats Botanicals have been researching and writing about CBD and Kratom products for more than 5 years, and have a combined experience of over 35 years of writing in the healthcare and supplement industry. The team has a keen understanding of the topic, remain current on all FDA and industry news, and use their expertise to generate engaging and informative content to help educate consumers on Kats Botanicals’ products. Each article is fact-checked and includes sources to scientific data to ensure readers receive the most up-to-date and accurate information possible.

Reviewed By Justin Kats

Justin Kats, founder of Kats Botanicals reviews and approves all content before releasing it for posting on the Kats Botanical website. Justin has been a tireless advocate for the benefits of CBD and Kratom since 2012. As a champion for botanical therapy, Justin created a Facebook group where more than 12,000 people discuss botanicals, CBD and Kratom. He has also assisted more than 80,000 customers since the inception of his business and works directly with a single source farmer to ensure the purity of the products he sells. He also performs rigorous lab testing because he understands what it takes to get a high-quality and safe product to market.

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