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Kratom Dosage Guide Explored

Dosage is a key factor for Kratom use. The amount or dose of Kratom determines the kind of effect it will have on the user.

By dosing too low, the medicinal capabilities are nulled, while dosing too high can often lead to relatively harmless, but potentially unpleasant side effects.

Below is a list of the recommended dosage for Kratom.


Average Dosage by Grams:

  •       Mild – 1 to 2 grams
  •       Moderate – 2-4.5 grams
  •       High – 4.5 – 8 grams


Average Dosage by Teaspoon:

  •       Mild – .5 to .9 tsp.
  •       Moderate – 1 to 2 tsp.
  •       High – 2 to 3.5 tsp.

It should be noted that due to varying potency between strains and plants, this is not a standardized estimate.

It is an estimate based on historical and experiential reports from users.

Doses at the “high” end of the spectrum are also much more likely to cause side effects, depending upon the strain.

For best effect, many users find that Kratom should not be taken in high doses regularly, as some of the medicinal effects can diminish.  However, those who use this plant to combat chronic pain may find this inevitable.

Differences between strains are a factor that can’t be overlooked when calculating a dosage.

There are a few primary strains that should be dosed relatively lower than the average, these strains are:

  •       Maeng Da – Potent, active at lower doses
  •       Bali – Side effects encountered at lower doses in comparison to other strains
  •       Thai – Can be over-stimulating for some at higher doses

It is recommended that users modify dosage with these strains accordingly in order to achieve best results. It is advisable to start low with any new or unknown strains of Kratom.


Less is More

Almost every strain has an optimal dose for both medicinal and euphoric effects, and dosage above the recommended ideal threshold can have reverse effects.

Using lower dosage also creates less tolerance to effects, which can increase the plant’s medicinal potential over time.



It is considered best to take Kratom leave on an empty stomach, as this will ensure the effects are delivered quickly and properly as the leaf is digested.

Because eating is a necessity, it may not always be possible to use it in this manner; for this reason, many have made Kratom tea to deliver effects more quickly.

Maeng Da

  • Stimulating
  • Mood Enhancing
  • Pain Relieving


  • Stimulating
  • Mood Enhancing
  • Pain Relieving

White Vein

  • Stimulating
  • Mood Enhancing
  • Pain Relieving


All information presented on is intended for information purposes only and is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. You should take no action solely on the basis of what this publication contains. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Always consult your health professional before beginning any supplement, diet or exercise program.