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5 Best Kratom Capsules: Effects, Dosage, & Are They Safe

Due to their convenience, Kratom capsules have become excruciatingly popular in today’s day and age. However, some capsules are better for certain effects than others.

Kratom capsules can be effectively used to relieve discomfort, stress, increase energy, or boost your mood. Their effects heavily rely on the strain that was used to fill the capsules. Kratom capsules are offered in various sizes and are made with either a gelatin or veggie case.

Hello, my name is Phillip. I am the co-owner of Kratom Krush and your personal guide for your kratom journey. For this article, I have personally experimented with a wide variety of kratom capsules with the intention of finding the best capsules for each of the most commonly sought after effects.

Some were decent while others were superb. My ultimate goal is to save you time and money so that you can go straight to benefiting from these amazing natural capsules. Let’s get started.

Best Kratom Capsules for Energy

Best Kratom Capsules for Energy

White Maeng Da helps you get the day started with a sudden bolt of energy, good-feel effects, and increased focus that is extremely useful to get in the zone at work or school. This hybrid strain is potent in all its colors and is also known to produce euphorias.

Best Kratom Capsules for Sleep

Best Kratom Capsules for Sleep

Red Bali is recognized for being one of the best sleeping aid strains on the market. It’s high alkaloid levels will have you snoring like a lion and will also produce exceptional pain relief. If you have trouble sleeping, especially due to pain, Red Bali capsules are perfect for you.

Best Kratom Capsules for Anxiety

Best Kratom Capsules for Anxiety

As a person who has struggled with anxiety, I can personally vouch for Green Malay capsules. Reason being, Green Malay is not sedative nor is it over stimulating to the point where it can increase your anxiety. Green Malay also produces a strong energy boost which can increase your productivity and add to your overall […]

Best Kratom Capsules for Pain

Best Kratom Capsules for Pain

Red Maeng Da capsules produce incredibly potent pain relieving properties. Even though Red Bali produces comparable pain relief, Red Maeng Da is less sedative and provides a strong mood boost that is very effective for anxiety relief. Red Maeng Da capsules’ ability to provide you with a powerful combination of benefits is the reason why […]

Best Kratom Capsules for Euphoria

Best Kratom Capsules for Euphoria

By far the most euphoric capsules I have ever used were White Thai capsules. The euphoria and energy boost I obtained was spectacular. I felt an overwhelming sense of joy that can only be described as an intense feeling of optimism, especially for the future. I also love using White Thai capsules to reduce my […]

What are Kratom Capsules & How Are They Made?

Kratom capsules are capsules filled with kratom powder either by hand or much more commonly, with a capsule machine. Kratom powder is made by taking the leaves from the Southeast Asian kratom tree (also known as Mitragyna Speciosa) drying them and grinding them down into a powder.

This powder contains the alkaloids Mitragynine and 7-Hydroximitragynine, responsible for producing all of kratom’s amazing benefits. The alkaloids bind to the opioid receptors in our brain, which is why kratom tends to produce many opioid-like effects without the health risks associated with opioid drugs.

Capsule Case: Gelatin Vs Veggie

There are two types of materials used to create capsule cases; gelatin and veggie. Veggie capsules contain cellulose, purified water, hypromellose, and zero animal-derived ingredients. They are non-GMO, vegetarian friendly, and do not contain any chemicals or preservatives.

Gelatin capsules, on the other hand, are more malleable and cheaper because they are easier to assemble. However, gelatin capsules are known to contain pork, beef, or chicken by-products and will therefore, also contain hormones, chemicals fed to livestock, or antibiotics. If you suffer from allergic reactions, I would highly recommend using Veggie capsules.

Regardless of wether you use gelatin or veggie, capsules last about a year before they expire. Always keep them in a cool and dry place to maintain they effectiveness.

Capsules Sizes and Quantity Contained

Capsules are offered in a wide range of sizes, holding as little as 0.3 grams to as much as an entire gram in one capsule. If you have a difficult time swallowing large pills, I would recommend using capsules no bigger than ‘0’. However, feel free to use the table below to find which size is best for you.

SizeGrams in Each Capsule

Kratom Capsule Effects

The effects produced by kratom capsules depends on the strain used to fill the capsule. Kratom comes in 4 different colors, red, white, green, and yellow, which is dictated by the color of the veins on kratom leaves. Each color is known for producing a similar set of effects.

However, within each color there a myriad of strains which can vary within those set of effects such as Red Maeng Da versus Red Bali. Some strains are more potent than others, which explains why some strains are more popular.

When using capsules, you can expect to feel the initial effects within 30-45 minutes because your stomach has to break down the capsules before absorbing the alkaloids. This elongated period of time as well as price are the only downsides to using capsules.

Depending on the individual, once your body has absorbed mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine the effects can last anywhere from 3-5 hours.

Kratom Capsules Dosage

Your kratom dose is going to depend on the effect you wish to obtain. If you are using Red Bali capsules for sleep, you’re going to require a larger dose to achieve sedation. If you desire energy, I would advise a smaller dose.

Because every person is physiologically different, it’s very difficult to recommend an exact dose.

Keep in mind your weight, metabolism, and gender will highly influence how you will experience these doses.

Kratom Capsules Side Effects

We can’t have a complete guide to kratom capsules without mentioning some of the side effects. Although kratom capsules are safe and made from a natural powder, consuming too much in one sitting can lead to very unwanted outcomes.

This is why I can’t stress enough how important it is to find your personal dose. When taking more than your body can handle, you may experience:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Vomit
  • Agitation

However, all of these side effects can easily be avoided if you safely practice kraotm use. Just like with caffeine, if you abuse it, you will experience negative effects.


Nancye CageApril 6, 2021

I tried ur Train Wreck but it wasn't very good. I am going to try a different strain to see if it helps. Thank you Nancye Cage

DEREKMarch 6, 2021

Hello I have had severe sciatica pain so bad I could barely walk..I got some green vein mang da caps and it did help tremendously with the pain .. The sciatica was super bad for 2 weeks now its not as bad but at times i still get pretty strong spikes of pain but mostly just at night So I',m lookin for something with painkiller effect and will help me sleep... The mang da green vein I thought did keep me up late could not fall asleep til very late it seemed to definitely alleviate the pain but kept me wide awake I wonder if its cause I would start with 5 caps when the pain got bad say at 9pm then throughout the night to keep pain at bay as it started in Id take 2 caps every 3 hrs this helped with pain but kept me up all night Any suggestions ? How much to take? What type strain? Thanks Derek

JaredJanuary 20, 2021

Thanks for the info A few days ago I was involved in a car accident where I flipped and was ejected from face down on the highway. With pain pills not an option this is the best way if used responsibly I take 3 grams every 4 hours or 6 pills. No negative affects helped my swelling go down and my pain in the eased

Jimmy ShaunSeptember 21, 2020

I would like to add another product here with best results known as green maeng da.