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measurement 4 years 7 months ago #7237

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jasondeanh wrote: First off, in the community of people who use kratom, they have a specific lingo. Although kratom is legal to buy, possess, and sell- it can’t legally be sold for human consumption since it’s not approved by the FDA. It has to be sold as an incense. Therefore, when talking about ingesting kratom online, people will say ‘burning kratom’ instead of ‘drinking’ or ‘ingesting kratom’. Another word is ‘aroma’ which is the effects that kratom produces when used.

Receiving the full benefits of kratom takes time as your Kratom IQ increases. Trial and error is expected a bit when you start using kratom, so don’t worry on getting it perfect in the very beginning.

The kratom you purchase is the leaf all blended up into a powder. You can ingest this (somewhat gross tasting) powder several ways like:
<strong>Toss n’Wash</strong> – Toss the powder in your mouth, take a big sip of water, mix it around in your mouth and then swallow. Efficient but tricky the first few times (this is how I do it- it takes me 5 seconds)
Mix with Water or Juice- Put the powder in a cup, mix it with water/juice (stir well since it doesn’t dissolve easily), then drink it down.
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Make Tea Out of it</strong>- This is the most time consuming way but a lot of people stand by it. Basically you boil the powder in a pot for several minutes, strain the water to remove the powder, and then drink the water (tea). Coffee filters can work.

<strong>Mix it with Protein Powder</strong>- Decent option to help mask the taste.


Jason,

I do appreciate this. We just ordered from two places tonight, and one has already shipped it. This is so good to know. I will have to get a gram digital scale, though, but that's okay. However, when it comes in before I get that,then what can I do? Can I take a teaspoon and a half or what? I know that if it will physically help me and the way that I'm feeling, I'll probably take it anyway. We live in the country, and my husband works hard for a couple of days a week just driving like crazy. So if he has time to get one, then he will. I'm hoping it will help him,, too, as he has arthritis.

Kind Regards!!

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measurement 4 years 7 months ago #7229

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First off, in the community of people who use kratom, they have a specific lingo. Although kratom is legal to buy, possess, and sell- it can’t legally be sold for human consumption since it’s not approved by the FDA. It has to be sold as an incense. Therefore, when talking about ingesting kratom online, people will say ‘burning kratom’ instead of ‘drinking’ or ‘ingesting kratom’. Another word is ‘aroma’ which is the effects that kratom produces when used.

Receiving the full benefits of kratom takes time as your Kratom IQ increases. Trial and error is expected a bit when you start using kratom, so don’t worry on getting it perfect in the very beginning.

The kratom you purchase is the leaf all blended up into a powder. You can ingest this (somewhat gross tasting) powder several ways like:
Toss n’Wash – Toss the powder in your mouth, take a big sip of water, mix it around in your mouth and then swallow. Efficient but tricky the first few times (this is how I do it- it takes me 5 seconds)
Mix with Water or Juice- Put the powder in a cup, mix it with water/juice (stir well since it doesn’t dissolve easily), then drink it down.

Make Tea Out of it
- This is the most time consuming way but a lot of people stand by it. Basically you boil the powder in a pot for several minutes, strain the water to remove the powder, and then drink the water (tea). Coffee filters can work.

Mix it with Protein Powder- Decent option to help mask the taste.
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measurement 4 years 7 months ago #7228

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I keep seeing people refer to "the burn" or "burning" kratom, so what does this mean? I'm such a beginner and don't know the terms.

Thanks :)

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I don't think it's a texas thing my friend. It's just the way that you have been measuring.

If you go online their is a range of answers on how many grams is in a teaspoon. And even when you buy capsules it's not always an exact amount. That's why I, along with others, Highly suggest purchasing a simple gram scale.

My suggestion is if your going to invest in taking kratom regularly, And you are already purchasing kratom online - It's just as simple to buy a gram scale online. I got mine for less than $10.00

And then I know exactly what my doses are and if I need to take less or more the next time I burn that same strain.
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measurement 4 years 7 months ago #7223

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I don't understand the gram measurement. I'm from Texas, and we use teaspoons, half teaspoons, 1/8, 1/4, tablespoons and so on and so on.

So how do I measure this gram out, or should I just order the capsules? I have a large kitchen scale, and it doesn't say anything about grams either. It's not digital.

Thanks

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measurement 4 years 10 months ago #4768

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One of the best things I did was purchase a digital scale. It allows me to know EXACTLY how much I was taking per dose. Then if I needed a stronger aroma I went up and if I started to feel icky then I measured less. It definitely allows me to have more control over my burn and lets me know how much I am spending per dose.

I read the same things about how many grams are in a tsp. (A FEW PEOPLE DIFFERING) That's the internet, which made this new time user even more confused. But my first few times I did measure it that way. When I did finally invest in a scale I realized that the amount I thought I was taking was extremely off.

But everyone has their own way that works...And if it works for you then that's all that matters.
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measurement 4 years 11 months ago #4731

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It's definitely worthwhile to purchase a cheap digital scale, so you can accurately measure your doses for future reference. After a fashion, I now can guess within a gram how much I am scooping up...but I still always weigh it to be sure.
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I'm a firm believer in digital measuring of kratom. I purchased a scale for less than ten dollars! Measuring is especially useful when using many different strains, as I can make a few notations of quantity burned and effects, then I'll know to use more or less the next time.
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measurement 5 years 1 month ago #3857

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Eye it up to how good your feeling the go back and do another 1/2 -2 teaspoons If you take to much at 1 time your throwing your money away... I always eye my spoon full's (1/2 spoon at a time) Then go do it again as to how I feel 20 min's later.. You can weigh the total amount first then go from there to see how much you took. I haven't in over a year.
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for plain leaf i'll just use a teaspoon but if your messing with extracts or "enhanced leaf" then you should be using a decent scale.
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