The horrible truth that nobody will tell you until you find out for yourself, is that kratom tastes absolutely damn awful. You’ll be told to toss and wash kratom as a solution because that just sounds so easy. But the truth is the toss and wash kratom method still tastes vile, and it’s not actually the best way to take kratom powder.
I’ve learned all this with bitter experience, and as kratom tastes bitter, that’s a bit of a pun as well. Let me tell you the best way to actually take kratom powder, so you can avoid the horror of potential choking and vomiting.
Why Does Kratom Taste So Bad?
Kratom tastes very bitter. In fact, bitterness is a good sign, because it shows that kratom is good quality and fresh.
On top of that, kratom powder is a fine powder, that can stick in the mouth, and can irritate the partner and taste buds, on top of the bitterness.
Plus, kratom can cause nausea in some people. The combination of the powder choking you, the taste stuck in your mouth and throat, plus nausea you might get, can lead to actual vomiting. But there are ways around all of these problems.
Kratom Toss And Wash Method
The classic way of taking kratom is called the toss and wash the kratom method.
This literally involves tossing the loose kratom powder into your mouth and then washing it down with liquid. The problem with that is, then if you take it that literally, then your mouth and throat get blasted with loose kratom powder, which then has to be washed down.
It’s not very efficient, and it leads to choking, and irritation in the mouth. Plus, you have the problem with the taste of kratom lingering on your taste buds for quite some time.
The only slight way of adjusting the method is to hold some of the liquid in your mouth and throat, like when you are going to gargle. Then you pour the powder in and swallow, following it up with drinking more liquid.
But the problem with that is that a good dose of kratom can be several grams in size, which will be incredibly difficult to get down without problems. So for me, the toss and wash kratom method is definitely not the most pleasant way to take kratom powder.
Best Way To Take Kratom Powder
For me, the absolute best way to take kratom powder is to take inspiration from the people of Southeast Asia, the home of kratom.
I don’t mean the old people, and the farmers, because they tend to toss and wash it, or drink it in an awful tasting kratom tea.
I’m talking about the younger people, in the beach resorts and trendy city bars. They take kratom as part of an alcohol-free cocktail. It could be anything in the cocktail, but it’s always a variety of fruit juices.
As taking a teaspoon of kratom will make you vomit, the toss and wash don’t solve the problem, and you have to get the powder down your throat somehow, then mixing it with fruit juice is about the only realistic way of doing it.
You literally need two glasses a fruit juice. Not too much in each glass. It should be thick juice, something like mango, or orange juice.
You mix the kratom powder into one of the glasses of juice, making sure there’s not too much juice in there because you’re going to have to down it quickly. Mix kratom powder in thoroughly, and then down it.
Then pretty quickly, drink down the second glass of juice, swilling around the mouth, to make sure the powder and taste are washed away.
An alternative is to use milkshake. I’ve tried a chocolate milkshake, and it works very well too. So for me, the best and easiest way to take kratom powder is with something thick to hide the powder, that also has a strong taste.
How To Take Kratom Without The Bad Taste
For me, the toss and wash kratom method is a virtual no-go. Mixing the powder with juice or milkshake is probably the best option to hide its terrible taste, but another way is to use kratom capsules.
These are pre-filled capsules, just like the ones you get containing prescription medication. They are usually 400-500 mg, which means you don’t even have to measure out the loose powder.
They are a bit more expensive than loose kratom, but for me, the easiest way to take kratom is in capsule form, because there is no weighing, no mess, no storing loose powder, and no taste and vomiting to deal with.
My final word is to always use fresh kratom. It tastes better, but it means you won’t have to take as much, and you’ll get the best kratom experience.
If you want to check out a list of the kratom vendors I personally use, so you can experiment yourself, then click here.