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Kratom is a powerful botanical addition to your daily wellness regimen, boosting your well-being, optimism, and motivation. To enhance your well-being even further, you can mix your Kratom with several different ingredients, fruits, and spices to make it even more potent. Potentiating your Kratom powder helps your Kratom experience last longer, which is vital for those looking to seize their day during a long work shift.
If you are new to Kratom, start with the basic powder and work your way up to different strains and the standard serving size of 2.4 mg. Do not exceed two servings per 24 hours. For experienced users, get ready to help your standard Kratom dose pack a punch with these potentiating ideas.
What Is a Kratom Potentiator?
A potentiator is an ingredient or method that makes a substance even more potent. As a result, you may need less of your Kratom dose, or you can enjoy the benefits for a longer time throughout your day or night. For many Kratom users, having to use less of their Kratom saves money and time.
If you’re looking for a new way to spice up your daily Kratom routine, adding a potentiator can be a game-changer. In addition to a more potent experience, many ingredients offer potential health benefits. Promote your sense of optimism and your well-being for the duration of your work shift, or absorb yourself in peace and tranquility while you sleep.
1. Grapefruit and Other Citrus Juices
Grapefruit juice with your breakfast is a great way to start your day. Grapefruit juice is one of the most powerful potentiators for Kratom, which is also why it is the most popular.
Grapefruit has a host of other benefits as well, such as antioxidants, which boost the immune system. The enzymes in grapefruit enhance the alkaloids in Kratom, while also providing Vitamin C and potassium to supplement your daily nutritional needs. These enzymes also promote digestion, and in some cases, a healthier, more efficient metabolism.
Other citrus juices are also excellent potentiators for Kratom, such as orange, lime, and lemon juice. While drinking lemon or lime juice isn’t palatable, adding a slice to your Kratom tea is an excellent option for enjoying their potentiating benefits.
For people who love boosting their Kratom with grapefruit and other citrus juices, another benefit is that the sweetness of the juice helps mask the bitter taste of Kratom. Mix your Kratom in 8 oz of juice, or use the toss-and-wash method and chase your Kratom powder with your favorite juice.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular foods people are adding to their health and wellness routine. More studies and research are revealing the many advantages ACV can have in and on the body. Many people use it to improve their skin, blood sugar, lose weight, and boost cardiovascular health. ACV also contains a natural probiotic which aids digestion.
ACV is also an excellent potentiator for Kratom. Combine your Kratom and ACV with the toss-and-wash method, using the ACV as a chaser. If you are not used to the tang of ACV, do not try this method until you are accustomed to it, as the taste of the ACV in large amounts can be a bit startling.
For a more subtle combination of ACV and Kratom, add a tablespoon of ACV to your Kratom tea, or mix 1-2 tablespoons in with 8 oz of water and Kratom. Add 1 teaspoon of honey, cinnamon, or cayenne pepper to mask the taste further, or 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to make the ACV more tart.
3. Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper is easy to mix with Kratom powder to potentiate its benefits. Cayenne pepper helps to promote saliva production, which aids digestion and boosts cardiovascular health.
Mix 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper in per 1 gram (or 1 level teaspoon) of Kratom powder. Start small; cayenne pepper is strong, and you may need to get your tastebuds accustomed to the heat. Combine this mixture in 8 oz of water and stir until it is fully combined.
Conversely, if you make your Kratom capsules at home, consider creating a Kratom-cayenne pepper mix. Use crushed ground red pepper, or crush the flakes yourself if necessary. If you don’t like spicy heat, this is a great way to enjoy the benefits of this Kratom potentiator without the displeasing taste and effects of the cayenne pepper.
Much like cayenne pepper, this spice is another potentiator for Kratom. Turmeric also contains anti-inflammatory properties, making this an excellent choice for your daily health routine. Curcumin, the active property in turmeric, is also a powerful antioxidant.
Turmeric also helps enhance the potency of Kratom, adding to its many potential benefits for your wellness regimen. Simply mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric into your daily dose of Kratom, and add it to hot tea, a milkshake, or your favorite fruit juice.
Much like cayenne pepper, you can also combine Kratom and turmeric into capsules. Turmeric and Kratom are bitter, so this may be the best option for many Kratom users. Black pepper helps with turmeric absorption, so you can also add this into your turmeric-Kratom mix.
Black pepper is another potentiator of Kratom because it contains piperine. Piperine prevents premature metabolism of the alkaloids in Kratom, so they last longer.
5. Chamomile Tea
A chamomile Kratom tea is a perfect drink before you head to bed. Add your dose of red vein Kratom to the chamomile tea, and stir until combined. Consider adding some lemon or lime juice for additional potentiation of the Kratom. Add a bit of honey or agave syrup for added sweetness, but not too much as the sugars in these can make you feel more awake.
6. Cat’s Claw
This herbal compound comes from a woody vine found in South American tropical jungles. The Inca used cat’s claw for a variety of ancient medicinal purposes, including infections and inflammation.
While there is no clear scientific evidence that cat’s claw can help these issues, many people still take their cat’s claw supplements each day. It also happens to be an excellent Kratom potentiator because it contains alkaloids similar to those found in Kratom.
Because cat’s claw has a slightly bitter taste, it’s best to add some sweetness when you combine it with your Kratom. You can purchase the cat’s claw inner bark powder, or simply take your cat’s claw liquid extract in conjunction with your Kratom dose. Add the mixture to 8 oz of your favorite juice or mix it in a hot tea with honey.
This ultra-hydrated lettuce contains loads of nutrients that help aid in digestion and absorption. Many people don’t realize that watercress contains more iron than spinach and more Vitamin C than oranges. Iron and Vitamin C help support the immune and cardiovascular systems, along with cognition and digestion.
You can purchase watercress in capsules, but the best way to combine your Kratom and watercress is to mix the Kratom in with a watercress salad. If the taste is too bitter, mix Kratom in with your salad dressing instead.
If you’re used to a cup of coffee every morning, consider adding your Kratom to it. The caffeine in coffee combines well with green and white vein Kratom. Since coffee and Kratom come from the same plant family, the two complement each other nicely.
If you are looking to promote your focus and motivation, mix in your dose of Kratom until combined. Avoid using sugar for sweetener; instead, use natural sweeteners such as agave juice or Stevia, as the combination of Kratom, caffeine, and sugar may be too much for some people. If you use a sweet creamer or almond milk with high sugar content, add less or skip it for your coffee with Kratom.
9. Freeze Your Kratom
One of the best ways to potentiate your Kratom is to stick it in the freezer for 30 minutes. Freezing your Kratom helps break the plant cell walls, releasing the alkaloids more quickly when you use it.
Use a freezer-friendly container with an airtight lid, such as hard plastic or ceramic. Prepare your Kratom for the freezer by mixing it with an acidic liquid of your choice, such as ACV, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, etc. Mix a ½ cup of water with 2 teaspoons of your juice, and mix in your dose of Kratom. The combination creates a Kratom paste.
Freeze the paste for 30 minutes, and then remove it to thaw. Combine your thawed Kratom into water, juice, or tea for optimal potentiating benefits.
Whether you are new to Kratom or looking for a new way to experience it, try potentiating it. Use different ingredients, or freeze your Kratom mixture and see which method works best for you.