Kratom Dosage Guide: How Much to Take for Long-Term Benefit?

Kratom Dosage (Learn Leaf By Leaf)

Welcome to Hippo's "How To Dose" Kratom Guide!

Many of us at Happy Hippo dose Kratom powder everyday (and have done so for nearly a decade).

While 'Rotating Kratom Strains' (i.e using a different Leaf everyday) is super important, managing your ideal dose is equally important.

You will CONSISTENTLY experience Kratom's Effects whether you dose 5-Times-A-Month or 3-Times-A-Day. 

Hint: Even Veteran Users oftentimes need to revisit this conversation —

"How Much Kratom Should I Take." 

Does Happy Hippo have Good Advice to Share? 

(20+ Years of Kratom or "Mitra" Experience)

We personally have two decades of trail and error experience under our belt. 

Some of us dose Kratom EVERYDAY (for years on end) and currently have a serving-size similar to when we began.

When Newbies ask "How many grams of Kratom to take?" - they are often expecting a 1-Digit 'Answer'.

Rarely are things so simple. 

A Happy Hippo concept dubbed "Sweet Spot" (the perfect Kratom Dosage based on desired Effects at the time) has emerged.

"Sweet Spot" is not a singular digit —

  • Sweet Spot represents a range of possible doses that provide Kratom Effects for you.

This range will be defined by a high point and a low point.

Let's discuss how to find this range, and how to keep this range as stable as possible.

  • While this Dosage Conversation is geared to Newbies — We all can become more adept with Mitragyna Speciosa.

Kratom Dosage

Kratom is a Tree

Wisdom: Find Your 'Sweet Spot' Dosage One Leaf At A Time
 
It's easy to lose sight of the fact that finely ground High-Quality Kratom Powder was once just a brazen Leaf that fell from a Tree. 
 
Imagine your Most Successful Friend plants a Kratom Tree in your backyard.

He or She says YOU  can experience Magical benefits from the Kratom Tree!

  • Energy, Awareness
  • Discomfort-relief in the Mind and Body
  • Sense of feeling "Young Again"
  • Motivated, w/ less Distracting Thoughts

But your Friend also says -

  • If you consume too many leaves the short-term result is Nausea and over the long-term the Tree will stop giving.

Knowing this, You would very likely only consume a single Leaf from this Magical Tree each day.

This is equivalent to: 

START WITH THE BARE MINIMUM AND ONLY ADD A LITTLE BIT MORE EACH TIME.

How Much Kratom To Take?

(Determined by Weight and Gender)

We're not going to ask how much you weigh!

But, you'll need to know a reasonably accurate number and also check "L" or "G".

Kratom Dosage Chart !

  • Ladies, [L] :

Below 125 lbs: [0.25-0.50 Gram]
125-160 lbs: [0.50-0.75 Gram]
Above 160 lbs: [0.75-1.00 Gram]

  • Gentlemen, [G]:

Below 150 lbs: [0.75-1.5 Gram]
150-210 lbs: [1.5-2.25 Gram]
Above 210 lbs: [2.25-3.0 Gram]

In reality, these serving-size suggestions are fairly low.

It is better to take 'too little' (no benefits) than 'too much' (temporary irritating effects).

Remember, the Newbie serving suggestions are for Happy Hippo Kratom.

Our product tends to be considerably stronger than most lackluster generic plain-leaf on the market.

Strong Suggestion: Do Not "Eyeball" Serving-Sizes
1 TEASPOON GUIDE

1.0 level Teaspoon = 2.00 Grams 

→ 0.5 level Teaspoon = 1.00 Gram 

→ 0.25 level Teaspoon = 0.50 Grams 

→ 1/8th level Teaspoon = 0.25 Grams 

REMEMBER THIS IS A TEASPOON (2.0grams) NOT A TABLESPOON.

Adjust Dosing by One Kratom Leaf at a time: Adjust each serving-size by 0.25-0.50 Grams each time until you begin to feel the Magic. 

Empty Stomach is optimal, AND be sure to drink lots of Water: Rule 101 on how to use Kratom, Stay Hydrated!

Remember: Be patient like the Kratom Tree.

How to Use Kratom As a Newbie

(No Expectations, Effects will come with Experience!)

Best case scenario is you LOVE your very first Kratom Experience. 

That's perfect, and it can happen!

But -

It doesn't always happen - so don't set yourself up for disappointment.

Most people need a few weeks or a month to figure out their Mitragyna Speciosa "Sweet Spot".

How much Kratom Should I take? 

  • Start with the suggested serving-sizes above and you'll avoid a rough start.
  • As you test out new doses of Kratom try a small amount more, such as 0.25 Grams, each time
  • (Small incremental changes are especially suggested for Ladies)

The first Experience you have that is truly enjoyable can be defined as the bottom of your Sweet Spot Range. 

Many Hippos know how much Kratom to take within 15 Servings!

Happy Hippo suggests making 2 Sweet Spot Dosage "guesses" (servings) per day for the first week. 

As a Newbie, if you have 2 Kratom doses per day - you should have good idea of how much Kratom to take within a week!

It helps to write down:

  1. how much you took
  2. the time of day

Limiting yourself to 2 dose "Guesses" a day allows room for any error that may occur when trying to define this common question:

How long does Kratom last? 

Wisdom says it takes 6-8 hours for Mitragyna Speciosa to exit your system enough such that you can have a fresh dose for full effect.

Each new Human we hire to the Hippo Team gets their 2 Kratom doses per day and that's it!

Jeff, our latest Friend and Hippo Team Member, is a 50 Year old Male that is roughly 200 Pounds. 

1 Kratom Gram wasn't enough.

Neither was 1.5, 2.0, or 2.5 Grams. But, Jeff will soon find his Sweet Spot and he will be very Happy for the long-term! 

All it takes is 1 Bad or "unHappy" experience to be disappointed and give up on Kratom. 

Serving-size Can Vary Between Vein Color, Origin, and Speed

(But Don't Worry About it!)

There's countless different types (Strains) of Kratom. 

If you have a high-quality source your Sweet Spot will be similar for each Strain - regardless of which Strain you use. 

VEIN COLORS

Leaf can be: Green, White, Yellow, and Red vein.

ORIGIN

The general location is Southeast Asia but each part of Planet Earth is different! 

Leaf can be from: Malaysia, Thailand, Mainland Indonesia (Maeng Da and "Indo"), or the small Indonesian islands: Bali and Sumatra.  

Fun Fact: 1 Hippo Team Member traveled to Mitra's native lands in 2019 with intent to help secure its future in the United States.

SPEED (EFFECTS)

"Speed" is a unique Happy Hippo concept, see Kratom Strain Chart for the visual!

  • The "Fast" Strains support energy and motivation.
  • The "Slow" Strains support overall relaxation. 
  • The "Moderate" Strains are somewhere in-between.

We suggest Newbies ignore the possibility that Sweet Spot Doses can vary between Strains.

If you buy Kratom that is High-Quality each Strain's Dosage will be about the same.

There are lower-hanging-fruits (variables) you can focus on for better gains~!

Best Kratom Dosage Effects?

(1 Dosage Variable worth focusing on)

Eating a large amount of food just before drinking your Kratom Tea is generally a poor choice. 

The best Kratom Experiences normally occur first thing in the morning when your stomach and Mind are clear.

This allows for optimal digestion of your dose of High-Quality Kratom Powder or Capsules. 

It is not feasible to have an empty tummy every time you enjoy Mitra's benefits. 

Just try to not have a new dose within an hour of eating a full meal. 

It is 100% OK if you have have a dose after eating.  

  • Just know that you'll want to have a slightly higher dose (10-20% larger) anytime you recently have eaten lots of calories.
  • The most consistent, strongest Kratom Effects tend to be on an empty stomach and with a clear, open mind. 

~Kratom Dosage Guide~

(Focus on Quality of Life: Resonate with the Kratom Tree for Life, not just Today)

The Sweet Spot isn't a "Spot", a specified number of Kratom Leaves, or a single-digit number.

Sweet Spot is a range developed from personal trial and error. 

 The range of possible serving-sizes and your Sweet Spot in this range is dependent upon your desired effects at the time. 

Kratom has a very wide range of interpretable effects.

For a longterm Kratom Quality of Life you will want to keep your chosen range of serving-sizes narrow. 

The narrower your range, the less willing you are to take a higher doses of Kratom for the "Feel Good" vibe.

Strongest Kratom Dosage

  • Save the most intense Kratom Benefits for when you need them.

  • Or when someone else does (Kratom Herbs should be readily available for those in need).

"Sharing Kratom Tea is Caring": Hippos oftentimes share Kratom with Friends and Family because it gives them a Happy Heart. 

Daily doses will need to be on the low-end of your range for a long-term Happy Kratom Lifestyle.

It just so-happens lower doses tend to be correlated with maximizing the stimulating-effects of Mitra.

While the higher doses tend to promote more relaxation. 

Each Strain carries the potential to stimulate or relax you - but depending on its Speed Category, you'll know what to expect the most of!

~Trust Your Intuition, or "Wisdom"~ 

Getting Started with a safe and wise dose of Kratom is what'll set the tone for the rest of your Lifestyle.

You have to navigate your personal Kratom dosage range each day - how much to take is a daily decision, decided by intuition.

Trust Yourself!

Occasionally Consume Smaller Doses than your Normal Dosage
(Reduce Kratom intake once or twice each week)

"Less is More"

This timeless advice does not apply to everything in Life.

But it certainly applies to this conversation:

  • How to take Kratom with the future in-mind?

Imagine your Sweet Spot Range as being between 2.0-3.0 Grams on an average day.

You'll want to prove to yourself that 2.0 Grams is the lowest amount you can consume for effects.

If you take 1.5 Grams and the effects are too subtle or non-existent, you have effectively proven it is truly worth having 2.0 Grams (or slightly more) for each dose on an average day.

Testing a smaller dose once or twice a week will help keep your range stable and trustworthy. 

Trusting yourself is easier said than done.

Live out this recommendation on a weekly-basis and you will reap the rewards of a stable Kratom Tolerance

Kratom Dosage Determines Tolerance

What Is The Perfect Kratom Dosage?

Plants and Trees are not so simple! 

Navigating your personal Kratom Dosage range will take practice.

The GOOD news is -

With a reputable and high-quality product, the experience will ultimately be very Happy and Rewarding. 

Start with the BARE MINIMUM and add very small amounts until you hit your Sweet Spot.

If you are making a conscious effort to not take more Kratom than you need (and rotating Strains) - your Tolerance will remain very stable.

Have a conversation with yourself each day regarding:

  • How much Kratom to take?
  • Does this dose best contribute to a Long-term, Happy Kratom Lifestyle? 

Your Happiest Friend,

~ Puddles the Most Happy Hippo

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Comments (34)


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Yes Professor Mike and even with the giveaway, the Buy Kratom blog still has got a long way to go to pass the Dosage blog at now over 10,000 hits!! That goes to show people were clamoring for guidance on dosage. But the giveaway did serve one valuable purpose, it got people to post on the blog and hopefully we will get more participation in the comments section on future blogs.

Mike and Puddles how do you get your response to show up as a response instead of a separate blog post? My...

Yes Professor Mike and even with the giveaway, the Buy Kratom blog still has got a long way to go to pass the Dosage blog at now over 10,000 hits!! That goes to show people were clamoring for guidance on dosage. But the giveaway did serve one valuable purpose, it got people to post on the blog and hopefully we will get more participation in the comments section on future blogs.

Mike and Puddles how do you get your response to show up as a response instead of a separate blog post? My post always just show up as a separate blog post instead of under/related to the post I am referencing. Am I missing something or just an idiot?? Oh no don't answer that...lol.

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Obi Wan
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OBI, I want to thank you for responding to my questions. I actually quite looking here after a month and just happened to yesterday. Your advice was great! Yes, I've been dosing to heavy for the energetic effects. I also read some material about potentiating. So, tried the freeze method with lemon juice, lower dose and got that 'red bubble'! I've heard people talking about the red bubbles and had no clue to what they were talking about or how to do it. It's a shame we can't openly...

OBI, I want to thank you for responding to my questions. I actually quite looking here after a month and just happened to yesterday. Your advice was great! Yes, I've been dosing to heavy for the energetic effects. I also read some material about potentiating. So, tried the freeze method with lemon juice, lower dose and got that 'red bubble'! I've heard people talking about the red bubbles and had no clue to what they were talking about or how to do it. It's a shame we can't openly speak of these things easily on social ***ia.
Again, thank you so much! You helped me out of a bad place where I was feeling stagnant with dosing and all along, I was just dosing to high.

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amy mccoy
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(Cont'd)
I also agree that it is best to stay away from using an extract on a regular basis. Some companies peddle their "premium" or "king" strains. But, when you do a little research, although they don't come out and say it, you find out that these products are nothing more than weak leaf with extract added. Happy Hippo doesn't have to resort to these ploys as they actually have superior quality leaf.

Also, unfortunately I have seen rather absurd recommendations for dosage in some...

(Cont'd)
I also agree that it is best to stay away from using an extract on a regular basis. Some companies peddle their "premium" or "king" strains. But, when you do a little research, although they don't come out and say it, you find out that these products are nothing more than weak leaf with extract added. Happy Hippo doesn't have to resort to these ploys as they actually have superior quality leaf.

Also, unfortunately I have seen rather absurd recommendations for dosage in some comments on the blog. While I think it is great to have an open exchange and sharing of ideas, please beware of post that advise high doses, ie. take 2g, 30 mins later take another 2g, an hour later take another 2g etc. In my opinion these are really unnecessarily high doses when using an ultra high quality product like Happy Hippo. If you want advise on dosage, the recommendations in Puddle's above blog are excellent and sweet spot on!! #HIPPOSTRONG

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Obi
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Whoops- guilty as charged. I posted about this for Cozy Chocolate Hippo, it worked in my experience and friends’ experience but you’re right it isn’t a great recommendation for total newbies, thanks for pointing this out you two. Sometimes I get caught up in my own Hippo experience over the years and what my experience is like VS when I first started ~4 years ago!

In the beginning I dosed 2g at noon and that was it for me the entire day, and feeling the kratom Magic.

Sorry about that! You...

Whoops- guilty as charged. I posted about this for Cozy Chocolate Hippo, it worked in my experience and friends’ experience but you’re right it isn’t a great recommendation for total newbies, thanks for pointing this out you two. Sometimes I get caught up in my own Hippo experience over the years and what my experience is like VS when I first started ~4 years ago!

In the beginning I dosed 2g at noon and that was it for me the entire day, and feeling the kratom Magic.

Sorry about that! You can definitely delete that Cozy Chocolate comment, it came from a good place, but I can see how it would come off as confusing to newbies!

- Mike C

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Mike C
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Professor Mike,

No worries! Your insightful tips, context provided, are always worth sharing.

Dosage "spacing" is next level.

Newbies get the most of out of Kratom by keeping things simple and repeatable.

Puddles Hippo
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Okay, thank you puddles!

Spacing meaning like repeat doses instead of letting it ride out for 4-5 hours, but you're completely right newbies get the most out of Kratom by keeping things simple and repeatable like you said!

Sometimes it's hard for me to articulate things. (heart)

- Professor Mike

Mike C
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Herd not heard. And advice not advise. Ugh!! Obi must proofread before he hits send. Sometimes Obi's hoofs/hooves (if you want to know which one of these is correct good luck...well actually both) are faster than his brain. Hey it's hard typing with one hoof while holding a light saber in the other!!

Obi (scratches head) ….hmm maybe that Grammarly isn't such a bad idea after all!!

Obi
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Where do i buy this?

CHRISTINE MARTELL
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Hi Christine,

Great question! Obi Hippo acknowledged this but You are right where you want to be!

You can reference the Happy Hippo Starting Point or "Homepage", here. Shazam!

(Or simply click on the Happy Hippo Herbals Logo at the top-left side of this page)

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