Recently I wrote an article about how to get the most out of your Kratom dose and the issue of Kratom tolerance levels was one of the points in this piece.
When you use Kratom it’s important to understand how to adopt different strategies which will keep your tolerance level down.
What is Kratom tolerance?
In a sense, it means you would have to use more in each dose of Kratom to realize the same effects on your body from when you first started using it.
Basically, your body becomes less sensitive to the plant which means you end up taking more and increasing your dosage, which eventually leads to spending more money because you’re using more Kratom.
Let’s talk about this. I want to break this up into a couple of different parts because I think this is an important topic to discuss with consistent Kratom users.
Stagnant Strain Syndrome
This was a term I heard about years back and it simply refers to the effects of using one strain of Kratom over and over again.
What you must understand about Kratom is each strain has its own effects on the body. In essence, the different strains which we all love and enjoy, are basically the same plant. The maturity of the tree, the drying and curing process, etc., change the effects of what we know as the three different types of Kratom. For example, you could take a red vein leaf from the same tree, dry one set of leaves outside and another set of leaves inside – when you do this you are changing the effects of the plant because drying red vein indoors makes it more potent than drying it outdoors.
The alkaloids in the strain of Kratom you are currently using are independent from any other strain, which means you will be exposed to this particular strains combination of alkaloids – AKA maturity of the tree, harvest time, curing process which makes a big difference in alkaloid content.
When this happens you begin to see an increase in dosage to get the effects you normally would get when you first started taking the strain.
This is called Stagnant Strain Syndrome and it can be avoided easily. The smart Kratom consumer will switch and mix up their strains of Kratom in order to stay away from the SSS effects of one particular strain.
One great way to combat this is through something we here at Kats Botanicals like to call Kratom fusions. These are a mixture of blends we provide you which will keep the SSS from knocking at your door all the time.
Kratom tolerance is a real thing – and aggravating, so make sure you adhere to these tips below.
Keep A Schedule
Another great way to keep your Kratom tolerance level down is to avoid consuming Kratom powder whenever you feel like it.
Set a schedule for each day and stick with that schedule.
When I first began taking Kratom powder, I took my dose of the morning. As a beginner, the Kratom lasted pretty much all day. Since then I have graduated to three doses a day, and have went as high as five doses a day.
During the time I was using a little more than I should have been I began to notice my tolerance level growing, I tapered off and created the schedule which I now stick to today.
Since sticking to a schedule I have noticed I am not taking any more than normal and the dosage is fine for me.
Learn which parts of the day your body could use Kratom powder and then make that part of your daily routine.
Because the alkaloids in the Kratom don’t reach a stable concentration in the brain, spreading your doses out like this means the development of tolerance will be less likely to occur.
You already know to mix and switch your Kratom doses every now and then to keep your tolerance level at bay, but one can also keep the idea of mixing and switching as part of your daily routine as well.
Here’s what it could look like:
Monday – Wild Red Hulu
Tuesday – Green JongKong and Plantation Maeng Da
Wednesday – Green Malay and White Borneo
Thursday – Red Bali
Friday – Wild Premium Green and Red Maeng Da
Saturday – Digital Buddha and Red Batak
Sunday – Green Bali
You get the point. Create a rotation like this to avoid hard core tolerance levels in your body.
This Potentiator Works
Somewhere in this blog I wrote a post about Kratom potentiators to make your dose stronger. Everyone wants their Kratom dose to be stronger, but no one wants to deal with the tolerance levels that may or may not come with it.
You can remedy this problem with one simple thing – Magnesium.
Magnesium is a great potentiator, and it can also lower tolerance levels in your body. Not everyone likes using this though, as I wrote in the above linked article, because you end up paying a little more taxes to Prince John than you normally would for the day.
Magnesium is saturated with NMDA receptor antagonists and it does a great job of maintaining your body’s tolerance level of Kratom.
But please use sparingly. Unless you’ve got a good book and some time on your hands for the day.
Kratom tolerance is and always will be up for popular discussion in the Kratom community. The main thing to remember if you’re just getting started is to rotate your strains. As always, we’ve got the best product and we will help you get your first order ready with a blend if need be.