Over the course of our experience with kratom, we have heard from quite a few people that believe that kratom doesn’t work for them.
However, as many experienced kratom users know, there are many different factors that can contribute dramatically to the effects of kratom.
So before assuming that you have a natural “immunity” to kratom, which is highly rare, be sure to check out the below factors and find out what is keeping you from experiencing this plant’s full effects.
Unlike many other medications, which can be taken on a full stomach without problems, kratom potency can be dramatically decreased this way. Because kratom powder is dry plant material, your body has to work extra hard to digest it properly, and with a full stomach, this process can be slowed down to the extent where you don’t notice the effect that it is having on your body.
For those who are new to kratom, taking kratom on an empty stomach is essential for anyone looking to get the most potent effects.
Like in any other market, there are good products and bad products. Because new kratom users don’t have much experience with kratom, they may wind up getting some less-than-potent leaf, which can put them off kratom for good. Even vendors who typically have good kratom can have an occasional bad batch every so often.
For this reason, it’s important to do research on vendors before purchasing, and if you have purchased leaf that isn’t effecting you, try another more reputable vendor.
Something that we’ve frequently touched on is that not every strain effects every person in the same way. I know several people who don’t respond to white vein strains at all. While we don’t know exactly why this is, it is a phenomenon worth taking into consideration when trying to get the most effect from kratom.
For new users, the most reliably potent strain choices are red and green veins. Strains like Maeng Da, or even bali/borneo, often are a good place to start, as vendors rarely label a weaker strains of kratom as maeng da.
Dosage is another important factor to consider if kratom is not working for you. New users have a tendency to start with low dosages, which is a good idea, but if kratom isn’t effecting you, don’t be afraid to up the dose slightly. For new users, however, I don’t suggest going above 6-7 grams (around 1 tbsp), as it can cause side effects, such as wobbles.
It should be noted that every strain of kratom, and person, has a different ideal dosage, so some time should be spent finding the right dosage for your needs.
Tolerance is a big factor when it comes to getting the most effects from kratom. Taking this plant regularly can reduce the effect each usage has on you. Even for new users who take some types of pain medication, there can be a cross-tolerance to this compound.
There are many different factors that can contribute to kratom not working as you feel it should, however, if you make sure that all of these are taken care of, you are very likely to find that you are not immune to this wonderful plant.