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.
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.
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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:
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.