Mitragyna speciosa, better known as kratom, is a versatile botanical. Users take kratom for a variety of reasons and in a diverse array of forms. From kratom leaf to powder to delicious kratom tea, the dosing options are virtually endless. But of all the ways to get your dose of kratom, capsules may be the most convenient.
Today we’ll be going through the ins-and-outs of kratom capsules, covering the most frequently asked questions we’ve received from our customers. From the very basics to pros and cons and even to the details of making your own kratom capsules at home, read on to learn everything you need to know about getting the best kratom capsules experience!
What are Kratom Capsules? Are They Just Pills?
Broadly speaking, kratom capsules are a type of pill that, unsurprisingly, contains a small amount of kratom powder. However, describing them as pills can be a bit misleading, as the term evokes some ideas that don’t apply to these convenient dosage vehicles.
For many, the term “pill” brings to mind the sort of hard, condensed, and often foul-tasting type of pill that is actually called a “tablet”. Kratom capsules are a pill of a very different sort.
Capsules differ from kratom tablets in a number of ways, most of which make them more convenient and enjoyable than other types of pills.
- Kratom capsules are made up of a soft, thin gelatin shell, which houses a pre-measured dose of kratom powder.
- Unlike tablets, they do not require a binding agent or other additives to hold the dose of kratom together — that is, the dose remains pure and undiluted, so long as you’re using high quality kratom powder.
- Because of their gelatin coating, capsules are typically very easy to swallow, even for those who find tablets to be (ahem) a “hard pill to swallow.”
- The gelatin coating dissolves quickly once ingested, allowing the body to absorb the full dose of kratom rapidly (unlike tablets, which typically break down slowly over time).
- They’re virtually tasteless, unlike tablets, which often have a distinctly “mediciney” taste.
So yes: in the broadest sense, kratom capsules are just pills that contain a pre-measured dose of kratom. But they’re a pill of a particular sort, one that’s near-perfectly tuned for taking your dose of kratom powder.
Which Kratom Strains can be Found in Capsule Form?
As we’ve described above, kratom capsules are simply a delivery mechanism for your dose of kratom powder. So, kratom users, rejoice! Because that means that virtually any strain and leaf color of kratom powder can be taken in capsule form!
At Kratom Spot, users can find a wide variety of the industry’s best kratom capsules available for purchase, made with the same high quality kratom powder you’ve come to expect from our store.
Some of our most popular kratom capsules include:
- Red Bali Kratom Capsules
- Red Thai Kratom Capsules
- White Borneo Kratom Capsules
- Green Malay Kratom Capsules
- Green Indo Kratom Capsules
- Red Maeng Da Kratom Capsules
- And many more!
Whichever strains of kratom powder you prefer, we’re confident that you’ll find kratom capsules to be a highly convenient dosing method — one that doesn’t alter the dosage or effects of your favorite kratom strain.
But if you don’t see your preferred strain of kratom powder available in capsule form, worry not! It’s easy and inexpensive to make your own kratom capsules at home! For more on that, see the section “DIY Kratom Capsules at Home” later on in this article.
What are the Pros and Cons of Kratom Capsules
Many users find that capsules are the ideal delivery mechanism for their regular dose of kratom. But why? Well, kratom capsules offer a number of benefits that make them a desirable option, both for users at home and on the go.
Kratom Capsule Pros
There are many reasons that kratom capsules may be the best treatment option for you. Some of the stand-out advantages include the following:
Kratom capsules contain precise, pre-measured doses
When it comes to kratom powder, getting the proper dosage is the name of the game. Whether you take too little or too much, if your dosage is off, you’re not going to have the experience you want. Finding that “goldilocks zone” of just right dosage is extremely important — and when you have found it, you want to be able to take that same dose in the future.
Never wonder how much kratom to take. When they’re made properly, kratom capsules contain a precisely-measured dose of kratom powder. And once a user determines the correct number of capsules to achieve their intended dosage, capsules allow users to get that dosage on demand — with no need for measurement, scales, or any other prep work.
Capsules are discreet, portable, and perfect for use on the go
If you’re at the office or some other public place, weighing out a dose of kratom powder might raise a few eyebrows. After all, kratom is still somewhat rare in the US and may prompt a few questions from onlookers.
But with kratom capsules, it’s a different story. Taking a capsule or two is quick and discreet, and swallowing pills is so common that virtually no one will take notice. It’s good to note that kratom capsules are one of the most discreet methods when thinking of how to take kratom. Moreover, because they’re pre-measured and portable, kratom capsules allow you to get your dose anytime and anywhere that’s convenient to you — with no need for scoops, scales, or preparation of any sort.
Capsules are virtually flavorless
Love it or hate it, any kratom user will tell you: kratom powder has a rather distinctive taste. Some users come to find the flavor quite pleasant. For others, however, finding a way to cover-up the taste is of the utmost importance — a pursuit that has led the community to develop a wide array of imaginative kratom tea recipes and other, genuinely delicious kratom infused beverages.
But if you’re looking for a no-nonsense, quick-and-easy way to get your dose of kratom without the earthy flavor, then kratom capsules may be the perfect fit for you! Capsules’ easy-to-swallow softgel coating is virtually flavorless — and whatever you do taste will just be the gelatin cap itself, and not the kratom powder it contains.
Capsules don’t alter the potency of your dose.
Some methods of taking kratom, such as brewing kratom tea, can alter the potency of your dose. That’s because kratom, when exposed to high heat or other conditions, can undergo a chemical reaction — altering the levels of the alkaloids mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine that it contains. (Pro-tip for kratom tea: simmer, don’t boil!).
Not so with kratom capsules! The best kratom capsules, such as the ones you’ll find here at Kratom Spot, contain pure, high quality kratom powder — which hasn’t been treated, diluted, or altered in any way, something that can’t be said of kratom tablets. So once you know your proper dosage, kratom capsules require virtually no adjustment; just figure out how many capsules you need to achieve that same dose, and you’re good to go!
Kratom Capsule Cons
For all their benefits, kratom capsules do have one downside that may deter some users:
Kratom capsules tend to be more expensive than kratom powder
They may be the most convenient way to take your dose of kratom — but that’s only because kratom capsule vendors took the time to make them that way! Creating the best kratom capsules does require precise measurement and time spent filling, packing, and otherwise perfecting each capsule. For manufacturers, that work comes at a cost.
Because they require extra effort to produce, kratom capsules do tend to be somewhat more expensive than raw kratom powder. If you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck, then traditional kratom powder is probably the best option for you.
But why not have your cake and eat it too? If you’re looking for the most cost-effective way to enjoy the convenience of kratom capsules, why not consider making them yourself? With the right tools, making kratom capsules at home can be reasonably quick and easy — and may help save you a buck or two and you don’t have to worry about how much kratom to take!
DIY Kratom Capsules at Home
Now that you know all about the ins-and-outs of kratom, the last thing to consider is whether you’d prefer to purchase pre-made capsules or try your hand at a bit of good-old-fashioned DIY!
At Kratom Spot, you’ll find the best kratom capsules available anywhere on the market. They’re pure, potent, and made with the world’s best kratom on cutting-edge machines. For users looking for sheer convenience, our capsules are undoubtedly your best option.
But if you’re not afraid to roll up your sleeves, making kratom capsules at home is quick, convenient, and inexpensive. It allows you to customize your dosage, choose your very favorite strains, and feel the accomplishment of a job well done.
If that sounds like you, then we’ve got good news! We offer all the tools you’ll need to make kratom capsules at home, quickly, easily, and efficiently. Check out our Kratom Capsule Filler, which will make DIY kratom capsules quick, easy, and affordable. Just pick up a few empty capsules, choose a high quality kratom strain, and get to it! With just a bit of practice, you’ll find it quick, easy, and cost-effective to make kratom capsules at home! We cover it in this convenient guide: How to Use a Kratom Capsule Filling Machine.