Kratom is an extremely potent botanical that’s a perfect addition to anyone and everyone’s daily health regiment, it helps to boost your optimism, motivation, and even your well-being. To help increase the potency of your kratom powder even further, you can mix kratom powder with quite a few different spices and/or fruits to make it hit you harder and faster, leading to considerably more potent effects. We call this “potentiating” which helps your kratom experience last longer, and that’s pretty vital for those looking to improve their day during a long and hard shift at work.
If you’re newer to kratom powders, start with a base strain of powder or capsules, then you can work your way up to actual blends or experiment with your own. We recommend taking around 2 grams your first time around, enough for a teaspoon. With these tips and ingredients, we’re hoping to make that first experience a great one.
What is a Kratom Potentiator and what does it mean?
To potentiate generally means to add and ingredient or use a method that improves a substances potency. From using some of these tips, you may need a lesser kratom dosage, along with being able to enjoy the effects of kratom for a longer period of time. This in the long run, helps to save quite a bit of money and time.
If you’re wanting to possibly spice up your kratom routine, adding a potentiator may just be the thing you’ve been looking for. Not just to create a stronger, better experience, but many of the ingredients that help tend to have health benefits themselves!
1. Citrus Such As Grapefruit Juice
Orange juice and grapefruit juice are always a nice way to begin the day. Grapefruit juice as a matter of fact, is actually one of the best potentiators when it comes to kratom, making it an extremely popular choice.
Grapefruit has quite a large variety of benefits. Enzymes in grapefruit actually enhance the alkaloids in kratom, along with promote digestion, sometimes leading to a healthier and more efficient metabolism. On top of this, grapefruit juice contains antioxidants that boost immune systems, helping to fight against colds and other viruses.
If you’re not a fan of grapefruit, fret not, as other citrus juices are fantastic potentiators for kratom as well. Lime, lemon, and orange juice are perfect examples. While drinking orange juice is a nice swap up, lemon and lime juice isn’t always the tastiest, you can always add a splash or slice to your kratom tea.
For people who love boosting their kratom with other citrus drinks, another benefit they find, is that it tends to hide the bitter taste of kratom and that’s a thing everyone enjoys!
Turmeric is a nice spice that’s a decent potentiator for kratom. It contains anti-inflammatory properties as well, making it a great choice to include it in your health regimen.
Turmeric can be bitter to the taste however, just like kratom, so we recommend mixing it with your kratom and then adding them to your capsules, as to avoid the taste.
3. Cayenne pepper
Like Tumeric, this spice can be used as another potentiator for Kratom Powder. Cayenne pepper actually helps promote saliva production, helping to boost cardiovascular health and aid in digestion.
Just like Turmeric though, Cayenne may not be the best choice to mix into a drink, from the taste and spice level. Due to this, we recommend also turning this into capsule form.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the more popular things people are adding to their daily health routines. Much more research and studies are starting to reveal the advantages Apple Cider Vinegar can have on the body.
We recommend not starting with the classic “Toss-and-wash” method, unless you’re already used to the taste of Apple Cider Vinegar, since the taste can be quite off-putting.
For a better mixture of these two, we recommend making kratom tea how you would normally enjoy it (we enjoy honey and lemon juice), then add 1-2 tablespoons of the Apple Cider Vinegar.
5. Chamomile Tea
Quite a few kratom consumers already make kratom tea, and one of the teas of choice is a nice Chamomile tea. Simply adding your kratom powder to a warm cup will increase the relaxation and euphoric effects. We recommend using a red vein kratom powder, with a little honey and lemon, to really enjoy a nice calm night of sleep.
6. Freeze Kratom For Short Periods
Funny enough, one of the more unusual, but best ways to increase the potency of your kratom is to just stick it in the freezer for around 30 minutes. This helps to break down the plant cell walls, helping to release kratom’s alkaloids as you digest it, increasing the speed in which the effects hit you.
To do this, we recommend using a container that’s freezer-friendly with an airtight seal. Start with preparing your kratom by mixing it with a citrusy/acidic juice with a half cup of water. Mix in your kratom to create a paste consistency. Proceed to freeze this paste for the 30 minutes, be careful not to freeze it for too long, this may lead to lessened effects and a frozen kratom block. Remove it to thaw, and mix the paste with your choice of liquid.
If you’re just looking for a new way to experience kratom, or even brand new, give potentiating your kratom a try. Mix your favorite ingredients, try freezing your kratom, and figure out the best methods for you. After all, everyone enjoys better, long lasting effects and saving money!