Kratom Dosage 101: The Ideal Dosage For You

You just picked up some kratom at a local Smokeshop or wherever, you return home eager to give it a try. You look at the back of the bag to see how much to take but it doesn’t say! So, you pull out your phone and ask your friend Google.

“How much kratom should I take”

Well, let’s cut to the chase!

The correct answer is start with 2 grams. That’s it. Thanks for reading. We’ll see you next time!


Hold on. We can do better than that.

Let’s learn something here.

Disclaimer: Since kratom is not a drug, the word dose is not the proper verbiage, it is only used for simplicity. Also, only  kratom powder and capsule dosages are discussed here. There is no guidance about dosages for kratom extracts.

Ideal kratom dosage

General Kratom Effects at Low to High Doses:

Some people prefer to take a high dose of kratom once a day, while others prefer a low or micro dose every few hours. A lot of kratom dosing will be trial and error until you hit your personal sweet spot. Here’s a quick list to show what’s the difference between a micro dose, low dose, high dose, and a heavy dose:

  • Micro dose – less than 1 gram
  • Low dose – between 1 – 3 grams
  • High dose – between 3 – 6 grams
  • Heavy dose – anything higher than 6 grams

We recommend most people use a low dose (1-3 grams). It may seem low for some more experienced users, it is better to take too little and not feel much, than to take too much and possibly experience temporary irritable effects.

Your unique metabolism and the potency of the kratom you have can also influence the dosage you need. Even whether or not you eat before taking Kratom, can affect the dose that works best for you. Finding the right dose shouldn’t feel frustrating or complicated. Scroll down to see the recommended dose tables based on the kratom form ( e.g capsule vs powder) and how much you weigh!


Kratom Powder Dosage:

How much Kratom powder to take according to your weight & recommended dose frequency

Body Weight Range

Kratom Dosage

Dosages & Frequency

< 120 lbs


1-2 per 24hr period

140 lbs


1-2 per 24hr period

160 lbs


1-2 per 24hr period

180 lbs


1-2 per 24hr period

200 lbs


1-2 per 24hr period

220 lbs


1-2 per 24hr period

Kratom Capsules Dosage 

How Many Kratom Capsules to take according to your weight & frequency:

Body Weight RangeKratom DosageDosages & Frequency
< 120 lbs1-2 capsules1 per 24hr period
140 lbs1-2 capsules1 per 24hr period
160 lbs1-3 capsules1 per 24hr period
180 lbs2-3 capsules1 per 24hr period
200 lbs2-3 capsules1 per 24hr period
220 lbs2-3 capsules1 per 24hr period

*This chart is applicable to 1000mg capsules. Most vendors use between 500mg-600mg so in that case it would be approximately double.

Kratom Dosage Based on Color: 

White Vein Kratom Dosage:

If you’re looking for an energy boost to help you tackle the day ahead, then white vein kratom may be the perfect fit for you. Known for its stimulating effects, white vein kratom is commonly used by those who need a little extra push to power through their daily tasks. For the best results, a starting dosage of 1 gram is recommended. 

Red Vein Kratom Dosage:

If you’re struggling with minor aches and pains or looking for a way to help your body relax, red vein kratom may be right for you. Known for its relaxing and relieving effects, red vein kratom is the go to choice when seeking relief from physical discomfort or stress. For the best results, a dosage of 3 grams is recommended. Keep in mind that red vein Kratom generally contains the least amount of mitragynine (the main active alkaloid in kratom) but often contains higher amounts of other alkaloids compared to the others. It’s still recommended to start with a lower dose and gradually increase if needed.

Green Vein Kratom Dosage:

If you’re looking for a balance of the different effects, then green vein kratom may be just what you need. Being the most versatile, green vein kratom is known for its mood-boosting and energizing properties. It’s also a popular choice for those looking for overall wellbeing. It can be used as a natural way to alleviate discomfort without feeling too stimulated or relaxed. For the best results, a dosage of 2 grams is recommended. 


Ideal Kratom Dosages for different Use Cases

Kratom Dosage for Discomfort Relief?

Pain can be a debilitating experience, and very often traditional methods of relief just don’t cut it. The optimal dosage range for relief is 2 to 3 grams of red or green vein kratom. If you’re looking for a natural alternative to alleviate discomfort, kratom may be the answer as long as it’s used in a responsible manner.

Kratom Dosage for Energy and Focus?

For boosting energy and focus, white vein kratom is the strain to turn to. A dosage range of 1-2 grams is recommended for optimal results. This strain is known for its stimulating effects, helping to increase energy levels, mood, and improve mental clarity. Whether you’re cleaning up the house or just need a little extra energy to power through the work day, kratom can help. Keep in mind that kratom is a powerful herb, so stick with a lower dosage and gradually increase as needed and use it responsibly.

Kratom Dosage to Sooth your Mind:

When it comes to using Kratom as a way to calm yourself, a dosage of 1 to 2 grams of red vein kratom is typically recommended, although some users will report better results from a higher dosage of green vein. Red vein strains are known for their calming effects, helping to reduce racing thoughts, promote relaxation, while green vein strains are known to improve mood and general wellbeing. Feelings of anxiety can be a challenging experience to manage, and many people struggle to find an effective solution to ease their symptoms.

Affects & Onset:

For How Long Does Kratom Affect the Body?

Generally, kratom’s effects can last anywhere from 1 to 8 hours. Kratom’s effects on the body can vary depending on the dosage and strain used. Unfortunately, there’s no way to tell how long the effects will last other than trial and error. Since we’re dealing with a natural product, no two batches are identical. Every leaf has a unique alkaloid profile. How long before you need another dose? That is entirely up to you, although, we recommend a maximum of 2 doses per day. Additionally, certain citrusy fruits and other substances are known as kratom potentiators, which means that they enhance the kratom effects, allowing you to take small doses that hit harder or longer. If this is something that interests you, do the research before mixing anything.

How Long Before the Onset of the Kratom Effects?

Stop watching the clock! When it comes to kratom, the onset of its effects can vary depending on the dosage, the strain used and other factors. But, if you’re forcing us to give you an exact digit, the effects of Kratom typically begin within 10 to 30 minutes of consumption. If you are looking for a fast fix, instead of increasing the dosage, try taking a low kratom dose on an empty stomach.

How Long Do Kratom Effects Last?

The duration of Kratom’s effects can vary depending on the dosage and strain used. Generally, the effects can last anywhere from 1 to 8 hours. However, everyone has a different body chemistry and this can play a role in how it affects you. So we’re only guesstimating the length of time you’ll feel the kick. Some human factors influence the duration of Kratom’s effects, including the user’s weight, metabolism, and tolerance. 


FINAL – VITAL TIPS for Correct Kratom Dosing! Do NOT Skip this section: 


Seriously, if there is one thing to know about kratom, it does a ‘great’ job dehydrating you. That being said, you should always arm yourself with a considerable amount of water before you take kratom. As a rule of thumb, you should drink plenty of water when taking kratom. Otherwise, you might start feeling dehydration effects, such as nausea and dizziness.


Whether you like it or not, finding your perfect kratom dosage is a process of trial and error. To ensure you get things right faster, we’d recommend keeping a journal. Every time you take kratom, write down what the dosage was, what were the effects, what kind of product / strain you took, etc. Keeping a journal of your personal kratom results will allow you to figure out the ideal dose and desired kratom strain much faster than if you keep randomly trying new things. 



If you’re new to kratom, finding the ideal dose will take some time. As covered, kratom dosage will depend on numerous factors, such as your weight, as well as the effects you want to achieve. There’s also the case of your individual tolerance to kratom. Long story short, there are many things to consider so be safe and start small.

However, as you’ve learned, finding that perfect kratom dose is an absolute must if you wish to incorporate it into your dietary regime. Going overboard might cause temporary discomforts like nausea or headaches, whereas taking too little, at the very worst won’t provide you with the results you seek.

Hopefully, after reading our guide, you now know how much kratom you should take, whether capsules or powder. Also, remember to always use high-quality kratom from reputable source like Mount Kratom and ensure you stay hydrated when taking it. If you have any questions you can refer to our blog, or, reach out to us directly! We hope you achieve success on your kratom journey and fulfillment in your life.