Kratom is great for relieving pain, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, (you get the picture) but where it excels in boosting your health it totally falls flat in the flavor department. Like Buckley’s always said – tastes awful, but it works! An easy way to get around the flavor problem is to opt for kratom capsules or pills or loose leaves that can be brewed into tea. Still not what the kids would call “yummy”, but you end up with something that doesn’t assault your taste buds quite as harshly.
Some people just prefer to use kratom powder over these other available products — perhaps because powder gives you more control over dosing. Rather than grin and bear it, most folks choose to mix their powder with liquid, like water or juice: the best way to hide the bitter flavor of kratom is with something sweet. They do say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!
Chocolate milk is the mixing agent of choice, either warm or cold (make sure that it’s not too hot, though, as the heat may denature the alkaloids in the kratom powder), with as much chocolate powder or syrup as you want. It’s a sweet treat at night (with a little extra kick). Dare we suggest you go one step further and make a milkshake? Bonus: milk has a neutralizing effect on the tannins present in kratom and can reduce that natural bitterness.
Folks suffering from a lactose intolerance or who just prefer to be dairy-free can rest assured knowing kratom mixes quite well with non-dairy substitutes like coconut or cashew milk. Though these vegetarian alternatives probably don’t neutralize the tannins in the same ay as their protein-packed cousin, they do the job.
They say grapefruit juice is part of a balanced breakfast, but it’s also great at balancing out the strong flavor of kratom powder. More importantly, the citric acids in the juice work to enhance the potency of the active alkaloids found in kratom, like mitragynine, allowing them to be more quickly absorbed.
As mentioned above, the citric acid present in pineapple juice is great for enhancing the potency of alkaloids in kratom, plus you can add different berry flavors to help balance out the scent and taste even further. Alone, pineapple juice is rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene, both antioxidants that can help fight skin damage, reduce wrinkles, and improve skin texture. That’s a win-win in our books!
If you’re already the kind of person who likes a shake in the morning, this one is a no-brainer. Add a teaspoon or two of kratom powder to your morning protein shake, before the gym for a quick boost of energy that doesn’t make you crash, or after your workout sesh to balance out endorphins.
Coffee or Tea
Above, we mentioned that heat may cause the alkaloids in kratom to become denatured – meaning they will lose their effectiveness – but there is still a way to add kratom powders to your favorite coffee or tea. Allow half a cup of boiling water to cool for a few minutes before adding a teaspoon of kratom with your desired amount of instant coffee. Allow the mixture to dissolved before adding another half cup of boiling water.
The same can be done with tea: allow your tea bag or leaves to steep in a teapot, pour out a half cup of water and allow it to cool a few minutes before mixing in your preferred kratom strain. Top it off with another half cup of tea, and add sugar and milk if desired.
Note: Like caffeine, kratom is a stimulant, though it doesn’t make you feel jittery or cause you to crash. Even strains that are considered sedative may have mild stimulating effects. If you plan on mixing your kratom powder with your morning cuppa joe, use decaffeinated varieties to ensure you aren’t overdoing it on the stimulation!
Ultimately, how you choose to mix your kratom powder is your personal preference, but you’re going to want to make sure you choose something you enjoy sipping (or chugging, as the case may be) on a regular basis. That’s the easy part. The hard part? Figuring out exactly which kratom strain is right for you, but we can help! Check out our selection of organic kratom powder strains, all of which come with detailed product descriptions!