May 4, 2022

kratom hangover

If you take kratom regularly you’ve probably run into the problem of a “kratom hangover” this is common and happens when you take too much kratom the previous day.

This happens a lot when people first get into using kratom and discover its amazing benefits on mood enhancement and productivity-boosting effects.

When trying kratom at first it can be easy to go overboard and take too much kratom.

We’ve all been there, avoiding a kratom hangover like the plague is easy.

What Is A Kratom Hangover?

A kratom hangover happens from exclusively taking too much kratom with nothing else in your system.

It’s like a regular hangover but is brought on by taking too much kratom and not drinking enough water.

Many of the symptoms of a kratom hangover resemble the symptoms of a regular hangover. These symptoms usually include:

  • Fatigue or lethargy
  • Dry mouth
  • Fluctuations in body temperature
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Mood Swings

Most of these sound like what happens with a hangover brought on by alcohol.

The effects of this are brought on by having a low tolerance to kratom and taking too much.

What Causes A Kratom Hangover?

Taking too much kratom without any water or food can result in fatigue and irritability the next day.

How much is too much kratom I can hear someone ask? It varies depending on your tolerance.

A heavy dose is usually 10-15 grams. This is a very heavy dose that isn’t recommended for heavy users with tolerance or people using it for pain.

Other factors that cause this is using slow strains that cause sleepiness and lethargy on a daily basis without taking a tolerance break or cycling out strains.

Kratom Strains That Cause Hangovers

Certain strains are more likely to cause kratom hangovers such as slow heavy strains used too often. In fact, almost any strain can have a hangover effect if you take too much of it especially if it’s just one kind of strain.

Most kratom vendors have fast, medium, and slow strains. The slow strains can make you feel more sedated and you might feel sluggish the next day if you take it too often.

Having a few different strains in a rotation can help from a tolerance buildup meaning you won’t have to take as much to achieve the same effect. Taking more kratom leads to that hangover feeling the next day or after it wears off.

So having a few different mild strains that you take on different days helps keep the likely hood of having a kratom hangover the next day.

If you’re new to kratom try using a mild strain such as maeng da kratom to still get the effects without feeling drowsy afterward.

How To Prevent A Kratom Hangover

Preventing a hangover boils down to a few things, depending on your body type how often you take kratom, and how much food and water you have in your system.

Keep Your Dosage In Check

Don’t take more kratom than you need. It’s common to take too much kratom as you develop a tolerance to the plant and end up going overboard with the dosage.

It’s common to just eyeball kratom and take a small to medium amount of kratom. To keep from developing a tolerance it’s important to use a scale and measure how much you take.

No matter how you take kratom, keeping track of your dosage is how you keep from growing a kratom tolerance.

To prevent developing a heavy tolerance to kratom either take a tolerance break for a while or cycle your strains. which brings me to my next point.

Cycle Your Strains

Having multiple kratom strains that you cycle is an effective way to prevent a tolerance buildup.

Each strain is different and having different strains that take on different days helps keep your tolerance in check.

For example, if you take a slow strain on a Monday, try taking a medium strain the next day. Then take a fast strain the day after or try taking a day off and using something else.

Don’t Use Kratom Daily

Using kratom daily can turn into a bad habit very quickly. It can lead to kratom dependence and getting off it is not fun and comes with some bad withdrawal symptoms.

If you use kratom regularly try taking a day off and replacing it with something else. If you use it for work or focus try taking some nootropics for focus instead.

Kratom is a lot more effective if you take a few days off and let your tolerance go down so it’s stronger next time you take it.

Only Use High-Quality Kratom

Taking kratom that is low quality can have some bad side effects, especially nausea.

Buying kratom from places like smoke shops or stores usually are weak and makes you feel sick. You usually don’t even feel the effects after taking them.

Instead, only buy from high-quality vendors that test their product and deal only with the best kratom you can buy like Golden Monk.

Using kratom from a quality source helps reduce the chances of kratom hangover and fatigue granted you don’t use too much.

Try Using Kratom Capsules

Taking a large amount of kratom powder can be pretty strong sometimes, it might be helpful to use kratom capsules to control your dose.

Kratom capsules can still be strong but you need a lot more of them to get the same effect as taking a lot of kratom powder. In the case of preventing a kratom hangover, it can help to avoid overdosing with kratom tremendously.

You can start by taking 1-2 caps and see how it works, if you think you need more then take another one. Just as long as you keep track of how much you’re taking.

How To Get Rid of A Kratom Hangover

If you wake up feeling like crap because you took too much kratom there are a few ways to get rid of it.

1. Hydrate Yourself

Just like when dealing with a regular hangover you want to start drinking water as soon as you get up and continue doing so throughout the day.

Drinking water will help your body metabolize kratom more effectively. Aim to drink at least a gallon to really help your body recover from all the kratom taken.

2. Workout/Sauna

Getting your heartbeat up and sweating out all the kratom from the previous day helps with curing a kratom hangover.

Just like with a regular hangover going for a jog or hitting the weights helps bring your system out of that sluggish state and have you feeling rejuvenated.

3. Have A Detox For Kratom

If you use kratom for a long time you can have a build-up of it in your system that can contribute to having negative side effects from long-term use without having an off-cycle.’

Having a detox routine comes down to drinking a lot of water and other fluids that help clean it out of your system. If you have access to a sauna that really helps too

Closing Thoughts On Kratom Hangover

Remember, there is such a thing as too much kratom

Kratom is one of the best discoveries ever made but like with everything else it’s important to keep it in moderation.

Using kratom is great but if you take too much it can have some nasty side effects. If you’re someone that takes kratom regularly you know what I’m talking about.

Kratom hangovers are what happens when you overuse kratom as long as you keep track of how much you take along with your water intake you can easily avoid a kratom hangover.

There’s also are a few good resources for getting over kratom hangover and withdrawal on Reddit that you can check out here.

If you have any questions or anything you’d like to add about having kratom hangovers leave them in the comments

About the author 

Harrison Deal

My name is Harrison Deal, after trying several different nootropics I created this website as a way to give back to the community by creating a resource for information on nootropics, kratom, CBD, and different hacks for improving your health.

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