Regardless where you are on your Kratom journey, it’s likely you have learned about the importance of only using high-quality Kratom sourced from a reputable, trustworthy vendor like Kratom Gator.
But, did you know that there are some secrets to using Kratom—secrets that seasoned Kratom connoisseurs have learned after months or even years of experimentation.
Because we want you to get the very most out of the Kratom you use, we’re sharing these secrets with you in this article. As always, remember to use Kratom responsibly, and remember that cheaper Kratom isn’t always better Kratom!
Secret #1: Use a Citrus Base to ‘Potentiate’ Your Kratom Dose
Our first ‘secret’ is steeped in science: when you mix Kratom with a liquid containing citric acid (including virtually any lemonade, orange juice, or grapefruit juice), your dose becomes more powerful.
So, how does this work? Well, almost all juices that are derived from fruits like lemons, oranges, grapefruits, and limes contain high concentrations of citric acid, a substance that acts as a catalyst for breaking down the plant alkaloids found in the Kratom leaf.
These plant alkaloids include mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, the two most potent phytochemicals that are responsible for Kratom’s effects on well-being and mood.
By mixing your Kratom with a citrus juice like those mentioned above, you’ll effectively be kick-starting the breakdown of your Kratom before it enters your body. Then, when the dose is administered, you’ll feel the effects much faster and with more ‘oomph’.
There is a tradeoff to using this technique, however, and that is the duration of your effects will almost always be shorter. Because you’re prematurely breaking down the plant alkaloids, their effects won’t be as long-lasting as a standard dose. Keep this in mind!
Secret #2: Switching Strains Results in More Pronounced Effects
Most people who use Kratom on a regular basis find that if they use the same strain for a few days in a row, the effects will start to diminish. This is because the body gets used to the specific alkaloid profile in that strain, and a tolerance starts to build.
Disrupting this tolerance goes a long way in keeping your Kratom doses effective. To do this, cycle through numerous Kratom strains throughout a given week or month. For example, keep at least three Kratom Gator strains on hand, and alternate which strains you use, taking care not to use the same strain for more than a few days at a time.
Also, a surefire way to completely reset your Kratom tolerance is to take a ‘T Break’, also known as a Tolerance Break. A tolerance break can last anywhere from a few days to a week or longer, and it’s a great way to return your body’s biochemistry to baseline so you can enjoy the full suite of benefits that Kratom provides.
Secret #3: Store Your Kratom Properly to Avoid Compromising Its Quality
Did you know that exposure to sunlight (or any UV light for that matter) can reduce the potency of your Kratom? Did you also know that even a tiny amount of moisture can be enough to allow mildew or mold to form in your Kratom?
For these reasons, it’s imperative to always store your Kratom powder in an airtight container kept in a cool, dark environment. If you maintain a disciplined storage strategy for your Kratom, it’s possible to preserve it for months on end.
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