A Beginner’s Guide to Kratom

What is Kratom? 

The Kratom Tree or Mitragyna speciosa is a tropical evergreen tree in the Rubiaceae or coffee tree family. Kratom is native to Southeast Asia, specifically the tropical rainforests of Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. The powder and leaves of Mitragyna Speciosa were originally used by Southeast Asians in to aid with work and for medicinal purposes. The leaves of this plant are made up of two main alkaloids- Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine, both of which interact with the opioid receptors in the brain that often results in sedation, pleasure and decreased pain and can increase energy and focus levels. 

The Kratom tree is a massive tree, soaring at heights of up to 80 feet and is well known and sought after for its glossy green leaves. The leaves of these tropical trees can all vary in color, size and potency, with the color of the vein of the leaf determining the strain of the Kratom. These strains are red, white, green, yellow and brown. The color of each leaf’s vein can change based on a variety of factors, such as amount of sunlight, genetics and the state of maturity the leaf is in. 

The primary function of Kratom is as a stimulant, but the laundry list of benefits of this versatile plant is seemingly endless. For one, the same strain taken for energy at a low dose can often also be taken for a more relaxing effect at a higher dose. Different strains offer different benefits and run the gamut from pain relief to sleep aid, cognitive engagement to being a fantastic choice for anti-anxiety. Certain strains are also regarded as a very effective alternative to alleviating opioid withdrawal symptoms and providing pain relief comparable to those of pharmaceutical-grade painkillers. The list truly goes on but we will go more into detail on that when we get into specific strain benefits. 

Table of Contents 

Where is Kratom Grown and Harvested?

What is Kratom used for?

Pain Relief

Anxiety and Depression

Nootropic Effects

What are the different strains of Kratom and Benefits? 

The key alkaloids of Kratom

Is Kratom legal?

What are the best strains of Kratom to start with?

Kratom Extracts

Kratom Dosage

The Wobbles

Ways to Prepare Kratom

Is Kratom addictive?

Kratom and Tolerance

Kratom Potentiators

Where is Kratom Grown and Harvested? 

Kratom trees require a very specific habitat to grow and thrive. Indigenous to Southeast Asia, this tropical tree flourishes most predominantly in the rainforests of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand due to their incredibly hot and humid climate. Each country produces their own variations and strains of this nutraceutical plant. 

What is Kratom used for?

Pain Relief 

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) has reported that 1 in 5 Americans or roughly 50 million people suffer from chronic pain. So it is not surprising that many of them are constantly on the lookout for the latest and greatest in pain relief options. 

Kratom is very well known in the nutraceutical world for its pain-relieving capabilities. Used as an alternative to both prescription grade pharmaceuticals and OTC (Over the Counter) pain relievers, Kratom is considered to be the best choice of all three options. This due to its effectiveness and the lack of crippling side effects that can be associated with traditional western pain relief medicines. It is important to note that you should always consult a physician before using Kratom for assistance with opioid withdrawal, but studies have shown that Kratom acts on opioid receptors, so it would be most effective once opiates are out of the system. 

Ailments and Pain Conditions that are symptoms can effectively be treated with Kratom:


Multiple Sclerosis 


Neck & Back Pain


Cancer Pain

Post Surgical Pain

Nerve Pain 

Opioid Withdrawal Pain

The list truly goes on and is endless in terms of Kratom’s ability to fight pain. Its effectiveness is due to its main alkaloid Mitragynine. 

Best Strains for Pain Management 

Kratom is incredibly effective with pain management due to its main alkaloid Mitragynine which is most commonly known for its success when used for treatment of chronic pain, depression and anxiety and for opioid withdrawal symptoms. In addition to Mitragynine, the evergreen leaves also contain another very potent alkaloid called 7-Hydroxymitragynine which tends to focus more on energy production and boosting mood. The balance of the two determines the effects or benefits that you will experience from the leaf. The ones with higher levels of Mitragynine are the ones to look for when wanting that pain-relieving effect. Red and Green Vein Strains being the strongest. 

Here are a list of the Best Strains for Pain:



Maeng Da 


Anxiety and Depression 

According to the ADAA or Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders and different types of depression affect more than 40 million adults in the US every year, and only roughly 36.9% of these people are receiving treatment. Often crippling symptoms like panic attacks, lethargy, insomnia, mood swings and in many cases even suicidal thoughts. These mental health issues can leave a person desperate for relief. Many times trying one prescription after another trying to find the right one for them. It’s important to know that there are natural alternatives that can be used with or in place of these western medicine pharmaceuticals. Kratom is one of these options. It has been used successfully for many years as an anti-anxiety and mood booster. Red Vein strains being the best option for relief of symptoms with many of these mood disorders and Green Vein Strains being the second choice. 

The best strains for Anxiety and Depression are:

All Yellow and Gold Vein Strains 

Nootropic Effects 

Nootropics often referred to as “smart drugs” and are used as cognitive enhancers and are exploding in popularity all over the world and for more than just the students or those looking for a study aid. They have become the go-to for athletic performance enhancement as well. Nootropics are any natural or synthetic supplements that are proven to boost the brain’s activity and provide cognitive enhancement. They do this by increasing the activity in your neurotransmitters, specifically your dopamine and norepinephrine levels. These neurotransmitters play a very specific role in sustaining mood and motivation. 

Kratom has more recently been exploding in popularity as one of the most widely used nootropics in the world of athletics. Nootropics have become a staple in the CrossFit and workout community in general. Having the ability to add focus, energy and improved momentum to your workout and using the concept of “mind over matter” or “the first muscle to quit is your mind”, nootropics have the power to improve any workout. Kratom acts as a nootropic by giving you the perfect balance of increased motivation, improved focus plus ample energy. This plus the fact that it improves mood, reduces anxiety and acts as a cognitive enhancer makes it the perfect choice for whatever your workout may be. 

Best Strains of Kratom as a Nootropic:

Maeng Da 

White Samarinda 

Super Strains 

Kratom Leaves and Their Unique Benefits 

Red Vein Kratom 

Red Vein Kratom is probably the most popular of the Kratom leaves. Known for providing a more calming response than the other strains, Red Vein is often used to quiet the mind and give oneself an overall sense of well being. This strain is higher in the alkaloid Mitragynine which is well known for providing pain relief, boosting mood, relieving anxiety and even assisting with symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Red Vein leaves are also one of the most widely available of the leaf colors as this plant is more persistent and aggressively grown than that of the other Mitragyna Speciosa trees. Red Vein leaf trees are known to be less susceptible to external elements such as environmental factors. 

Red Vein Strains and Benefits 

Red Maeng Da KratomRed Maeng Da comes in three different forms- Powder, Capsules and Crushed Leaves. It is one of the most powerful of the reds in terms of alkaloid content. The term “Maeng Da” literally translates to “Pimp Grade” so it’s no surprise that it truly packs a punch. This red vein strain is one of the most popular strains among Kratom enthusiasts. Red Maeng Da is regarded as a great alternative to antidepressants due to its mood-boosting effects and simultaneously gets the job done relieving pain without creating a sedative-like effect, allowing you to experience the positive effects without feeling sluggish. 

Red Bali KratomRed Bali comes in both powder form and capsule form. With higher levels of Mitragynine, Red Bali is used by Kratom enthusiasts all over for its success with creating a calming and relaxing effect, making it great for anxiety and insomnia and it’s also widely used for assistance with opioid withdrawal symptoms and assistance with pain relief. 

Super Red Borneo KratomSuper Red Borneo comes in both powder and in capsule form. Grown on the third largest island in the world of Borneo, this highly potent red vein strain is named “Super” for its super-sized leaves. Super Red Borneo is known for its ability to provide a euphoric state mixed with sustained energy and offer pain relief that lasts. This large leaf strain is also known as a great natural option for anti-nausea. 

Red Malay KratomRed Malay Kratom comes in both powder and in capsule form. Grown in the forests of Malaysia, Red Malay is a slow-burning, long-lasting strain that is known to pack quite the punch in the pain-relieving department. With high concentrations of both Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine, the two main alkaloids in Kratom, this red vein strain is also one of the best choices for anxiety relief and mental clarity. Much like Red Bali, Red Malay is also one of the most commonly grown and most affordable strains of Kratom due to its ability to withstand adverse weather conditions. 

Check out all of the Red Vein Strains here. 

Green Vein Kratom 

Green Vein Kratom is extremely popular with Kratom enthusiasts as it perfectly combines the pain-relieving properties of a red strain with the positive mood-boosting energy of a white strain. Considered to be the more balanced of the Kratom strains, Green Vein is the one people go to when they need the best of both worlds. It is the strain that allows you to relieve pain without the grogginess that typically comes with analgesics. At the same time, it is also great for someone looking for a wonderful mood boost without the sluggish feeling that antidepressants can sometimes create. 

Green Vein Strains and Benefits 

Green Maeng Da KratomGreen Maeng Da comes in three different forms- Powder, Capsules and Crushed Leaves. It is one of the most powerful of the greens in terms of alkaloid content. The term “Maeng Da” literally translates to “Pimp Grade” so it’s no surprise that it truly packs a punch. Green Maeng Da is known as the ultimate mood booster with its antidepressant properties and a great way to get a major energy boost.

Super Green Borneo KratomSuper Green Borneo comes in both powder and capsule form. Grown on the third largest island in the world of Borneo, this highly potent Green Vein Strain is named “Super” for its super-sized leaves. Super Green Borneo is known for its ability to provide a euphoric experience and a major boost in sustainable energy. In addition to this, this large-leafed Green Vein Strain is also excellent for relieving pain. 

Green Malay KratomGreen Malay also known as Green Malaysian comes in both Powder and Capsule form. This green vein strain is grown in Malaysia and is known for its long-lasting energy and mood-boosting effects. 

Check out all of the Green Vein Strains here. 

White Vein Kratom 

White Vein Kratom is the most stimulating and euphoric of all the Kratom strains. Often used as a supplement for the morning cup of coffee, this strain is great for alertness, increased concentration and brilliant as a mood enhancer. It is not recommended to take white vein strains late in the day as they will most likely affect your sleep quality. 

White Vein Strains and Benefits 

White Maeng Da KratomWhite Maeng Da comes in three different forms- Powder, Capsules and Crushed Leaves. This White Vein Strain is one of the most powerful in terms of alkaloid content. The term “Maeng Da” literally translates to “Pimp Grade” so it’s no surprise that it truly packs a punch. White Maeng Da is known for its ability to energize like no other strain, boost your mood and focus and even help with pain relief. 

White Malay KratomWhite Malay comes in both Powder and Capsule form. This White vein strain is known as the smoothest of the whites with incomparable mood-boosting abilities and provides noticeable energy without the caffeine jittery feeling. White Malay also carries a full range of alkaloid content and has a heavy following in the Kratom enthusiast world. 

White Horn KratomWhite Horn comes in both Powder and Capsule form. It is one of the rarest strains of Kratom and also one of the most potent. White Horn’s name comes from its distinctly different shaped leaves. This rare white vein strain has horn tipped leaves that are said to have a much higher alkaloid content in the horns. The rarity is due to farmers meticulously collecting only the horned leaves, ensuring the optimal alkaloid content. This potent strain is known for its ability to provide all-day energy and for diminishing lethargy and muscle fatigue. 

Check out all the White Vein Strains here. 

Yellow Vein Kratom 

Yellow Vein Kratom is not an actual natural Kratom leaf at all. Instead, the yellow vein is attained by taking a Red Vein Kratom leaf and putting it through a fermenting process that typically takes about 2 or 3 days to complete. This fermentation process causes the leaves stems to turn yellow. The beneficial results that you experience are somewhere between a red and a green vein strain with a “slowed down” effect. You experience an increase in energy but the simultaneous analgesic properties make it more of a smooth response with this strain. Yellow strain veins are the best strains for anxiety relief. 

Yellow Vein Strains and Benefits

Yellow Borneo Kratom Yellow Borneo comes in both Powder and Capsule form. Grown and harvested on the third largest island in the world of Borneo, this highly potent Yellow Vein Strain is named “Super” for its super-sized leaves. This Yellow Vein Strain is a great replacement for your morning cup of coffee or as a pre-workout. It provides a great boost in energy, euphoria and is also used for its analgesic properties.

Yellow Vietnam KratomYellow Vietnam comes in both Powder and Capsule form. Unlike its namesake, Yellow Vietnam is not grown in Vietnam, but instead is grown and harvested in the rainforests of Indonesia. Rumor has it that the name is derived from its high energy effects which are very similar to the culture of Vietnam. This Yellow Vein strain is very rare as it has a unique and lengthy drying process that it goes through to achieve the optimal effects and alkaloid potency that this strain is known for. Its main benefits are that it provides prolonged focus and improved mood. 

Gold Bali KratomGold Bali comes in both powder and capsule form. This gold vein strain is actual a combination of two other Kratom strains- Sumatra and Borneo. It is not actually grown in Bali, but instead it is named for its similar characteristics to the island of Bali as it is one of the most calming and relaxing strains of Kratom available today. Gold Bali is actually grown a harvested in Indonesia outside of Bali. The gold tone is achieved by taking Red Vein Bali and putting it through a fermentation process and then it is sun dried to bring it to that perfect yellow/gold tone. This strain is higher in the alkaloid mitragynine and is known by Kratom users for its ability to treat anxiety, insomnia, opioid withdrawal and pain relief. 

Check out all the Yellow Vein Kratoms Here.

The Main Alkaloids in Kratom

Alkaloids are a natural reoccurring nitrogen-based organic compound that makes up a plant. They contain a broad spectrum of benefits ranging from benefits like pain relief, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer properties and have even been used to fight the war against opioid abuse. 

There are two main alkaloids in Kratom or Mitragyna Speciosa leaves and they are Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine.

Mitragynine– This alkaloid is classified the primary alkaloid in Mitragyna Speciosa or Kratom. It is most commonly used for the treatment of chronic pain, depression and anxiety and opioid withdrawal symptoms. Kratom strains highest in Mitragynine are the Red Vein Strains. 

7-hydroxymitragynine– This alkaloid is also referred to as 7-Hydroxy and metabolized from Mitragynine. This alkaloid is best known for its use as a stimulant and for providing boosted focus and an overall sense of well-being. Kratom Strains’ highest in 7-hydroxy are the White Vein Kratom Strains and Green Vein Kratom strains. 

Is Kratom Legal?

Yes Kratom is legal. According to The American Kratom Association or AKA, who advocates for the legalization of Kratom in all 50 states, Kratom is legal on a federal level. However, the actual legal status of the herb is held at a state level and ranges from fully legal in some states, controlled in some and entirely illegal in some. AKA provides an interactive map that shows which states possess what laws. 

Kratom is currently illegal in these 7 locations of the US: Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, San Diego (California), Vermont, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin. 

It is currently legal everywhere else. 

The Best Strains of Kratom to Start With

Several strains come to mind when discussing Kratom for beginners, but the most popular and smart choice for a starter strain would have to be either Green, Red or White Maeng and Super Green, Super Red and Super White. 

Maeng Da For beginners 

Green Maeng Da

Green Maeng Da Kratom is a powerful yet balanced strain, so it is a great option for beginners. It is recommended to start low and slow and uses between about 1-2 grams or ¼ to ½ teaspoon. This dose should provide a gentle yet stimulating effect. 

Red Maeng Da 

Red Maeng Da Kratom is also a powerful yet balanced strain, so it is a great option for beginners. It is recommended to start low and slow and uses between about 1-2 grams or ¼ to ½ teaspoon. This dose should provide a gentle mood boost and even stimulating effect. 

White Maeng Da 

White Maeng Da Kratom is probably the most powerful strain of the Maeng Da family so a great option for beginners. It is recommended to start low and slow and uses between about 1-2 grams or ¼ to ½ teaspoon. This dose should provide a gentle mood boost, a decent amount of focus and an even stimulating effect. 

Supers for Beginners 

Super Red Borneo

Super Red Borneo is a great choice for beginners Kratom users because it is a mild effect Kratom. It is recommended to start low and slow and at about 1-2 grams or ¼ to ½ teaspoon. This dose provides gentle energy, pain relief and mild euphoria. 

Super Green Borneo

Super Green Borneo Kratom is a powerful yet balanced strain, so it is a great option for beginners. It is recommended to start low and slow and uses between about 1-2 grams or ¼ to ½ teaspoon. This dose should provide a gentle yet stimulating effect. 

Super White Borneo

Super White Borneo Kratom is a powerful yet balanced strain, so it is a great option for beginners. It is recommended to start low and slow and uses between about 1-2 grams or ¼ to ½ teaspoon. This dose should provide a gentle yet stimulating effect. 

Kratom Extracts 

Kratom extract is the most potent form of Kratom there is. It comes in tincture, powder, oil and liquid shot form. This highly potent extract is created by brewing crushed Kratom leaves or powdered Kratom leaves in either water or ethanol for a prolonged period of time. This process results in the liquid evaporating and the Kratom turning to a thick green paste that is extremely high in Kratoms’ main alkaloids Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. The paste then dries out to be what is called an Enhanced Kratom powder that looks a lot like the original powder except that it has an iridescent sheen to it. This new form can be up to 60 times more potent than that of traditional Kratom leaves. Basically, the longer you brew the leaves the stronger the alkaloid content will be. 

Here are the four basic levels of Kratom Extracts

10X: This signifies an extract powder with 10 times the normal concentration of Kratom alkaloids.

15X: This signifies an extract powder with 15 times the normal concentration of Kratom alkaloids.

25X: This signifies an extract powder with 25 times the normal concentration of Kratom alkaloids.

50X: This signifies an extract powder with 50 times the normal concentration of Kratom alkaloids.

Kratom Dosage 

The dosing of Kratom plays a key role in the efficacy of it. Certain strains cause a completely different response at low doses than they do at higher doses. Not too mention the fact that taking too low of a dose can potentially leave you disappointed since it just may not be enough to affect you at all, while too high of a dose can often result in unpleasant side effects like a reaction referred to as the “wobbles” where you can have a hard time focusing your eyes and too much can also oftentimes cause nausea. 

When you are measuring your Kratom and you do not have a scale just know that 1 tsp-4 grams and 1 tbsp-14 grams. 

Average Dosing 

Mild – 1-2 grams 

Medium – 2-4.5 grams

High – 4.5-8 grams 

It is important to note that it is always good to start low and slow with any strain of Kratom the first time, as each individual is affected differently. It is also important to remember that Kratom is not meant to be taken on an empty stomach and it acts as a diuretic so it is important to drink plenty of water. 

Wobbles with Kratom 

In the world of Kratom usage pretty much everyone eventually comes to hear the term “The Wobbles”. The wobbles is a term that was coined by Kratom users that describes the very apparent side effect of having a hard time focusing your vision without straining. It has been compared to having the spins when you drink too much alcohol. This oftentimes leads to headaches and nausea. 

How to Avoid the Wobbles 

Avoiding the wobbles is actually quite simple. First and foremost always remember to make sure when start any Kratom strain, to start low and slow. If you new to Kratom try starting with 2 grams or 1 tsp and if you are a new brand or strain try cutting your dose in half to start. 

Strains that have a higher Wobble Risk 



Maeng Da 

How to Fight the Wobbles 

Activated Charcoal– Activated Charcoal is essentially a sponge for other chemicals or substances in the body’s system. If you are experiencing the wobbles you can take this supplement and it will absorb a portion of the Kratom-negating the effects typically all together. 

Carbonated Beverages– Carbonated beverages can speed up the half-life of supplements so while it can’t make the wobbles stop, it can make the symptoms pass more quickly. 

Ways to Prepare Kratom 

Toss and Wash Method 

The toss and wash method is probably the most common method used by Kratom enthusiasts today. This is for the Kratom users who prefer the powder form of Kratom and just as it sounds is a simple process where you fill your mouth with some water or liquid of choice and let it sit at the back of your throat and then pour the Kratom powder in gradually as you gargle the mixture and then you just simply swallow. It doesn’t taste the best, but it’s still much better than taking the powder dry, which we do not recommend. 

Mixing and Kratom Shakes 

Another common and refreshing way to consume Kratom is by adding a teaspoon or two to your favorite beverage. One of the most popular in the Kratom world is chocolate milk-this one is a good one because the milk neutralizes the tannins in Kratom reducing the bitterness. The most popular juices to mix your Kratom into are orange juice, lemonade and pineapple juice as the citrus in the juices increase the potency of the alkaloid mitragynine. Then for those of you who enjoy your morning protein shake, Kratom can easily be thrown in there for an added boost of energy. 

Kratom Capsule 

Consuming Kratom in capsule form is without a doubt the least complicated route to go. Kratom powder is encapsulated typically in gel caps making for a mess-free, seemingly tasteless option in comparison to the other methods available for consumption. Kratom capsules are however considerably more expensive than the other forms of Kratom available and consequently, unreputable brands of these capsules oftentimes sold in convenience stores at lower prices have given Kratom a bad name. So it is important to do your research and only purchase your Kratom from reputable retailers. Most capsules tend to hold .55g per capsule. 

Kratom Tea 

Another very popular way to prepare Kratom is by making it into a tea. While this process can be quite a bit more time consuming than that of the toss and wash and capsule method, it is still a great alternative to those more traditional methods and can be a really nice treat when flavored properly. 

Kratom Tea Preparation 

Crushed Leaf Kratom Tea

This method is probably the most popular way to make Kratom tea. Using the crushed Kratom leaves typically results in a clear non-textured beverage. 

Supplies and Ingredients

Tea Kettle or Saucepan with pouring lip


Crushed Kratom Leaf (Desired Dose)

1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar 

Reusable Teabag (optional)

Sweetener of choice- Honey, Agave, Maple Syrup or Sugar to taste 


Heat water in kettle or saucepan, do not boil. 

Fill teabag with the desired amount of Kratom leaf and add to the tea pot.

Add water to teapot and allow it to steep for a minimum of 15 minutes. 

Remove tea bag and stir in ACV and sweetener of choice.

Enjoy your Kratom tea immediately. 

Kratom Tea from Kratom Powder

Kratom tea from Kratom powder is the most common way that Kratom enthusiasts make this tea. It is the easiest method and incredibly low maintenance.

Supplies and Ingredients 

Saucepan with a pouring lip

Small Whisk (Matcha whisk is preferred)

8 oz Water 

Kratom powder (desired dose)

Strainer or coffee filter 

1 small lemon 

Sweetener of choice- Honey, Agave, Sugar to taste 


Pour water in saucepan and heat until hot, but not boiling. 

Squeeze the juice of the lemon into the water.

Add in Kratom powder. 

Place the strainer or coffee filter over your cup and pour in the tea. 

Stir in sweetener. 

Enjoy your Kratom tea immediately.

Is Kratom Addictive? 

Kratom or Mitragyna Speciosa is in the coffee plant family and so as a result, much like other stimulants and very similar to caffeine, Kratom can be addictive. So just like with coffee and other energy drinks where if you had multiple drinks a day and then just stopped without tapering down, you would experience withdrawal symptoms, the same concept applies to Kratom. It’s important to note that when consuming any substance it’s good to start low and slow. 

Kratom and Tolerance 

Like with many other substances including the stimulant variety, tolerance is something that adjusts itself as time goes by. Here are some tips you can use to keep your Kratom tolerance low and allow yourself to get the most out of each dose. 

Kratom Tolerance Maintenance Methods

Strain Rotation– Often times when using the same Kratom strain for prolonged periods of time you build up a resistance resulting in having to take more to feel the effects. The solution to this is cycling your strains throughout the week. For example, choosing a day of the week to take a certain strain based on vein color or effects like Monday-Green, Tuesday-Red, Wednesday-White and so on or Monday-Stimulant, Tuesday-Euphoric, Wednesday-Sedating and so on. 

Energy Source Mixup– Another way to keep your Kratom tolerance down is to practice a little energy source confusion. You can do this by alternating your stimulant sources, like switching between Kratom and say maybe coffee to keep your tolerance down. You can also try adding coffee to certain strains like green and white vein strains to overcome the tolerance hurdle. 

Days off and Tapering– We also recommend taking one day off a week or tapering down your dose one day a week. 

Kratom Potentiators

Potentiators are any drug, herb or chemical that can be added to a supplement to increase their efficacy. Kratom has several great potentiators that will both enhance the potency and length of time it will last. 

The Top Five Kratom Potentiators


Not only is grapefruit an amazing way to make Kratom easier to consume due if it’s flavor masking abilities, but it is also an amazing Kratom potentiator. By either drinking the juice or just outright eating a piece of grapefruit you can lengthen the effects of Kratom and increase the intensity of the benefits at the same time. 

Chamomile Tea

This tea is known for its relaxing effects and although it is not known to increase the effects of Kratom, it is great at lengthening the duration of its effects. Chamomile tea is most often taken with fermented strains like Yellow Vein and Chocolate Vein Kratom


Watercress is a powerhouse all around. It’s the super hydrated version of lettuce and has an amazing nutritional profile as it holds tons of antioxidants and cancer-fighting compounds. Plus, when used as a Kratom potentiator it not only doubles the strength of the Kratom strain but it improves the duration immensely. 

Cayenne Pepper

This spicy pepper works so well as a potentiator that it is only recommended to be used in very small amounts. It is reported to increase the effects substantially, however, it is not known to increase duration. 


Turmeric has been a rising star in the world of supplements for quite some time now. With its main active ingredient being curcumin. Turmeric has an ever-expanding list of health benefits, such as it’s a fantastic anti-inflammatory and it’s very well known for its high antioxidant content. When taken with Bioperine (black pepper extract), turmeric acts as one of the most potent Kratom potentiators available. It does this by giving you the biggest boost in efficacy possible, as well as producing the longest duration of Kratom effects of all the potentiators.