If you’re an avid Kratom user, who feels that Kratom isn’t giving you the effects it used to, or it’s just not quite adding to your stability and flexibility as much as it used to, you most likely not wrong.
Much like many other substances, even coffee, when you adapt something into your daily routine, there usually comes a time when your body isn’t responding the same way it used to. Maybe your regular dose isn’t really taking away the stress or giving you the energy you once felt before.
Don’t worry though; there’s something you can do about that build up in Kratom tolerance. By swapping up your strains and scheduling your dosages, you can break free from stagnant strain syndrome and once again enjoy Kratom’s powerful benefits in your regular routine.
Kratom Tolerance, What exactly is it?
As you become used to the plant, your body slowly becomes less sensitive to it, which means the effects will slowly dwindle down until you’re at less than desirable outcomes. This is perfectly normal and happens with many substances that humans decide to add into their regimens.
Coffee, sugar, and plenty of other stuff that you come across every day are all susceptible to this effect; however, that doesn’t mean you can’t do something to keep your tolerance down. Here are some tips and tricks to get away from stagnant strain syndrome.
Strain Stagnancy and How It Effects You.
The different strains of Kratom all come from the one tree. Most of the green vein and white vein varieties of Kratom still actually come from a red vein Kratom tree. There are some exceptions, but this is generally true for most Kratom products.
To create different strains, green and white Kratom powders are made from red vein Kratom leaves, which are dried in a particular way, resulting in a different strain. White vein Kratom is dried indoors with minimal exposure to sunlight or UV rays, resulting in its light hue. Green vein Kratom is also dried indoors, but it gets some exposure to UV light. Red vein Kratom is fermented in bags and then exposed to UV light, which makes its warm, amber hue extremely prominent.
As you may know, each Kratom strain uniquely interacts with your body. The red vein can imbue a sense of calm and serenity. Green vein promotes cognitive boosting qualities and is generally a middle ground between red and white veins. White vein Kratom has many of the beneficial qualities of the red vein, but in a lower scale, while providing energetic and motivational boosts for your day.
If you depend on one strain too much, you may end up suffering from stagnant strain syndrome, and your routine may feel halted. There are ways to tell if your Kratom regimen is becoming stagnant.
In the early phases, a person who’s new to Kratom enjoys the powerful benefits for the first time. This sadly doesn’t last too long for most people, since they use it daily for their needs.
The next phase of the Kratom experience is where you want to be dosage wise, it’s best to stay low as long as possible. You know which strains you like best, and you know what your optimal dosage is. The optimal dosage for everyone can depend on your height, weight, diet, etc. If you can find your perfect dosage and regularly switch up to different strains, you can stick to a lower dosage for quite awhile. Usually not needing to exceed 3 grams for most people.
The third stage occurs when your body becomes used to Kratom and it’s effects, you’ll no longer experience the benefits as efficiently, noticing a decline. When you hit this stage, there are a few things that you can generally do to keep Kratom’s effects up and running.
The biggest way to tell if you’re suffering from stagnant strain syndrome is if you find yourself increasing your dosage fairly often to notice the same effects you’ve been receiving for some time.
It’s perfectly normal to have a day or two where your Kratom doesn’t seem as beneficial. Almost everyone experiences a dose that doesn’t seem to do much from time to time. Still, when you find yourself missing more often than not and adding to your dose to make up for the loss, you may want to consider a different dosage schedule and strain rotation.
Work On A Schedule With Your Kratom
To break free from this stagnancy, combine a set schedule with strain rotation. For your schedule, the first step is to keep track of your usual doses. Record each time you take a dose and, most importantly, which strain it is.
After a few days, check out the schedule and finalize it. Maybe you like green vein Kratom in the morning and usually have a Kratom smoothie for breakfast. Or perhaps you enjoy tea made of red vein Kratom in the evening to help you ease into a calm state of mind.
Whatever your preferred time of day and strain is, make a note. Once you have a handle on when you like your Kratom, set a schedule and include dosage. Since the alkaloids in the Kratom plant don’t collect in a concentration in your body, a planned schedule can help you space out your doses and make you less susceptible to stagnant tolerance.
A set schedule blended with strain rotation may help dispel any stagnancy in your Kratom routine.
Rotating Between Kratom Strains
You might already have a favorite type of Kratom and want to do your best to stick with it, but if you’ve been experiencing a high tolerance for Kratom, you should first and foremost switch up your strain.
Perhaps you already swap between the different strains in your collection, but if you’re experiencing a stagnancy in your tolerance, switch your strains as often as possible and maybe daily.
Pick three or four reliable Kratom strains that you’ve taken before and know you already enjoy. Set up a rotating schedule, making sure you don’t have the same strain two days in a row as often as possible. Ideally, you would only have the same strain every few days.
Strain rotation can get complicated fast, so the most straightforward method is to use a scheduling application on your phone, or simply write it down. You could even go a step further and have your doses pre portioned out, making it easier and faster to take.
If you stick to a set schedule and dosage, switching your strains up, so you’re not encountering the same strain every single day, you should feel the constraints of Kratom tolerance lessen every day. As a bonus, there’s a good chance you might even find another strain of Kratom you love.
Another way to make the most of your Kratom dose is using a potentiator.
A potentiator increases the potency of whatever substance it’s been combined with. Some well-known Kratom potentiators are citrus juices, magnesium, black pepper, and turmeric.
Although you might want to do some research, as some potentiators work best with your Kratom dose, and some work best if you take them before or after your dose due to digestion timings.
It doesn’t take much to potentiate your Kratom. Add lemon to your tea, or chase your toss-and-wash dose with some apple cider vinegar. If you make your Kratom capsules at home, you can also combine your Kratom and the a potentiator like turmeric or black pepper into one capsule.
As with any addition to your health and wellness lifestyle, start small and build up. This is especially with potentiators, as they can make a significant difference fairly quickly for some people.
One of the most important ways to make sure your Kratom experience goes smoothly is to get your Kratom from a reputable seller.
Without kratom having much regulation in many states, there are tons of vendors out there. You’ll want to ensure that the one you decide to go with has high standards, tests their products in outside labs, and has stable relationships with their growers and processors in Southeast Asia.
Kratom is a tropical evergreen tree in Southeast Asia, and the communities that started cultivating this amazing tree for centuries know the ideal time to pick Kratom leaves. They also know the proper ways to process and store the leaves.
There are a lot of different strains available. The length of time the leaves dry in the sun can result in a different strain with just a small adjustment to the type of light or length. Southeast Asian cultivators understand the ins and outs of this process, and the vendor you choose must have a strong relationship with the people who produce Kratom leaves.
It is hard to stick to a strain rotation schedule if you’re unsure of the properties of your dosage’s alkaloid content. Another way to guarantee that your dose only has powdered Kratom leaves in it, with nothing detrimental, is to choose a vendor that sends its products out for third-party testing.
When a company sends its Kratom powder out to an unbiased lab for testing, the lab tests for alkaloid content, label transparency, and any detrimental factors like heavy metals, pesticides, or pathogens.
At GLAKratom, we make the results of these tests available upon request and on our lab tests page. Our Kratom is not made with fillers or any other detrimental substances that could detract from your Kratom experience.
On top of this, we’re located in Missouri, which is a state the supports the Kratom Consumer Protection Act, which ensures the quality of your kratom is pure and untouched.
If you’ve been a Kratom user for a while, you’ve probably moved out of the early low tolerance phases. You may have also found your sweet spot, that perfect dose of your favorite strain. However, you may find that your daily dose of Kratom just isn’t as powerful as it once was. You are not alone.
Some excellent ways to get around high Kratom tolerance is to record a set schedule and dosage, switch your strains regularly, and if need be, use a potentiator like citrus juice or turmeric. With a little regulation and tracking, you can set a Kratom schedule that works for you and your body to give you a positive day, every day.
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