If you don’t know how to use kratom powder without a scale, chances are that you’ll mistakenly take too much of it. Since taking kratom powder is the easiest way to use this herbal medicine, it’s best to know how to use it without a scale. We’ve come up with five tips on how to accurately measure this dry ingredient without messing up your dosage.
How to Use Kratom Powder Using a Spoon
Know Your Dosage
Before anything else, it is important for you to know how much kratom powder you can take. If you’re just starting now, it’s always best to take a conservative amount. Regulars take 5 to 10 grams of kratom powder.
Measurement of some kratom strains in a teaspoon may vary because of texture. Check out some of our examples below for your reference when measured using a normal-sized teaspoon. Don’t go over the recommended dosage unless you are no longer experiencing the benefits with your usual dosage:
- Average powdered kratom – 2.5 grams minimum
- Bali powder – 2.3 grams
- Maeng Da powder – 2.6 grams
- Green Malay powder – 2.4 grams
Use a Teaspoon Instead of Tablespoon
People who have been taking kratom on a regular basis use a regular teaspoon to regulate their dosage. This is because, it is easier to add more using a teaspoon, than eyeballing the amount on your second tablespoon. One teaspoon of kratom powder with a floury texture measures 2.5 to 3 grams. You can take the recommended dosage directly, and wash it with water or any of these ways.
Tablespoon Measurements to Take Note Of
It is a common practice for kratom enthusiasts to use a teaspoon, rather than a tablespoon. An average tablespoon may have three times more content as compared to a teaspoon. In certain powdered forms, a tablespoon is already at 10 to 12 grams. It is advisable for a new kratom taker to go with a teaspoon.
Take note of this tablespoon conversion chart for some of the kratom’s popular strains:
- Bali powder – 6.2 grams
- Maeng Da powder – 7 grams
- Green Malay powder – 6.9 grams
Level, Not Heaped Filling
After scooping the kratom powder, make sure you level the teaspoon. The top should be flat, and it’s not rounded nor piled high. You can use a straight edge of a butter knife, spatula, or another spoon to level the powder flat. If you fail to do this, you might overdo the dosage. You don’t want to risk taking too much of kratom powder.
Make Sure Your Spoon Is Not Wet Either
Kratom powder is a dry ingredient. If you scoop kratom powder using a wet teaspoon, chances are some of the powder will get stuck on the spoon. Also, avoid using the same spoon to take the powder directly into your mouth. If you have to, raise the spoon over your mouth, and pour it in. You can also use a small, dry receptacle to transfer the measured kratom powder, so you can take it all in one go.
Here’s an ingenious solution demonstrated by Magro112 on how to measure dry ingredients:
Taking kratom powder might be difficult for anyone, especially for a newbie. On the other hand, kratom powder allows you to have the flexibility to increase your dosage, or introduce it to your system in several ways. A rule of thumb for measuring kratom powder using a spoon is to go small, and increase the dosage if it’s necessary.
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Disclaimer: As with any natural remedy, please use discretion on the amount and frequency as it can have adverse effects. You can find our full disclaimer here.