Kratom FAQ 2017-12-31T03:08:08+00:00

Kratom FAQ

Before reading this list, make sure you read The Ultimate Guide To Kratom.

If you’re looking to buy Kratom, check out my recommended vendor, Happy Hippo Herbals.

kratom faq

1. Do I smoke Kratom?

No, you do not smoke it. You put it in your mouth and wash it down with water. This method is called Toss & Wash.


2. Should I use capsules?

You might think that putting your Kratom in pill capsules would be easier than the Toss & Wash method. I thought it would too. However, it takes an extremely long time to fill your capsules, even with a pill making machine. In addition, the aroma you get when you take the capsules is significantly less than if you used the Toss & Wash method.


3. What does it taste like?

When you start burning Kratom, you probably won’t like the taste. You will get used to it though. It tastes like dirt or tea, and some strains taste significantly worse than others.


4. Are there any side effects?

Side effects can include constipation, itchiness, and dehydration. However, it’s unlikely that you’ll actually encounter any side effects. In terms of dehydration, be sure to drink a lot of water.


5. Can I overdose?

No, it is physically impossible to overdose on Kratom. It is 100% safe.


6. How much should I take?

If you’ve never burned Kratom before, you should start out with a dose of 2.5 grams (1 tsp.). However, a normal dose is usually around 5 grams. You have to play around with it though, the “perfect” dose will vary from person to person.


7. What happens if I take too much?

If you burn too much you will feel sick and possibly nauseas. The best way to combat this is to ALWAYS have something in your stomach before you burn. DO NOT burn Kratom in the morning without eating anything first.


8. How long do the effects last?

The effects last depending on how much you burn. If you only burn a little bit, it will last for around 2 hours. If you burn a lot it can last 8+. Even after the aroma wears off, you will get a nice after-burn effect that will continue to make you feel good.


9. How long does it take to kick in?

It usually takes around 15 minutes for you to notice a difference. Then at about 30 minutes it will hit you completely. Sometimes however you will have a delayed aroma where you don’t feel much for a few hours. Eating or drinking a lot of water can bring the aroma to life.


10. What happens if I don’t use a rotation?

If you don’t use a rotation and burn the same strain every-time, you will quickly develop a tolerance and Kratom won’t feel as good anymore. If you burn on occasion, it is preferred to have at least 3 strains in your rotation. If you burn everyday, it is preferred to have at least 7 strains.


11. What if I stop using Kratom?

If you burn less than 10 grams a day, nothing will happen if you decide to take a break for a little while. However, if you burn more than 10 grams a day for a long period of time and you try to quit, you might experience a minor cold for a few days.


12. Is Kratom addicting?

No, Kratom is not physically addicting. But, you will likely want to take it everyday for how much positive benefits it brings to your life.


13. Does Kratom show up on drug tests?

No, Kratom is not tested for in standard drug tests. No-one will ever know.


14. What if I don’t want to buy from Happy Hippo Herbals?

That is totally fine. In fact, I encourage you to try other Kratom vendors so you can see the vast difference in quality from good and bad Kratom.


15. Why isn’t Kratom working for me?

On rare occasions, there have been some reports that Kratom just doesn’t effect certain people. If you don’t respond to Kratom after a few burns, there is unfortunately nothing you can do to rectify the situation. Like I said it is very rare though. It doesn’t work for less than 5% of people who try it.


16. How long does Kratom stay good for?

High quality Kratom stays good for a long time if you keep your bags sealed. You’ll be totally fine if you order a 6 month supply. There will be no loss in potency.


17. Can I take Kratom on a plane?

Yes you can take Kratom on a Plane. I’ve put it in my checked in bag multiple times and have had no problems. Many other people have even brought it through security in their carry-on with no problems.


18. Can I drive on Kratom?

If you’re just starting out with the Kratom lifestyle, we recommend that you do not drive or operate any machinery while under the influence. However, once you get accustomed to Kratom, it is perfectly safe to drive on. Use your best judgement. Loser 2 Winner is not liable for any damages that could occur.


19. What if I mix Kratom with other substances?

If you smoke weed, the marijuana effects will overpower the Kratom effects. If you drink, you will get the effects from both substances. In addition, having a beer after you burn will make you feel amazing, more so than any other alcohol.


20. Is Kratom helpful at work?

Kratom is incredibly helpful at work. It will make your day more happy, more productive, and the time will fly. Dose up after lunch in the bathroom for best results.


21. Will Kratom help me with school?

Kratom is great for school. It will make class 10x more enjoyable and will make writing essays a breeze. Don’t take a full dose before a test though, you might zone out a bit and spend too much time on each problem.


22. Will Kratom give me energy?

Kratom is like a better version of coffee. It gives you an awesome boost without the negative effects of caffeine. It also prevents you from having to take naps and helps you follow a normal sleep schedule.


23. How do you build a rotation?

You build a rotation by buying 3 to 7 strains of different types of Kratom. If you’re burning everyday, you should have at least 7 strains. You would then choose a few Thai Strains, a few Indo Strains, and then some Bali and Malaysian strains as well. When you get your order, you will make a schedule where you take one strain of Kratom per day.


24. How much does Kratom cost?

Kratom is extremely cheap compared to other substances. If you burn everyday, it will cost about $2.00 per day or $700 a year. And if you burn only on special occasions, it will likely cost you only $100 a year.


25. Is Kratom legal?

Kratom is currently legal in the United States. However six states have a ban on it, (Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Tennessee, Vermont and Wisconsin). If you live in one of those states unfortunately you will not be able to order. In addition, Happy Hippo does not ship internationally, which includes Canada, Australia, and the UK.