- Nov 19, 2019
I've tried it. It was ok. Found the powder to be pretty gross, tbh!
I've taken it in capsules and in loose powder mixed with coffee (the only way I could stand to choke it down), and I've never noticed any difference in how well or how quickly it worked. Some people swear there's a difference, but I've never experienced any. Capsules make the taste pretty much unnoticeable to me.
My biggest problem with kratom is that the market is unregulated. No one is making sure that, for example, the capsules contain the amount claimed on the bottle. Or that these products have any kratom in them at all. I've found a few brands that provide pain relief reliably enough that I believe there's kratom in those brands, but even then, the quality tends to be uneven (dosage is a problem with herbal medicine in general).
States with legal cannabis have figured this out. At least all the cannabis legal states I'm familiar with regulate the market for purity and accurate labeling. But, alas, the feds would rather ban kratom, because...y'know...that's worked so well with drugs in the past....