This is my first time using it. I've seen threads dedicated to prep, and a lot of them recommend boiling it with water and lemon juice to pull out the alkaloids. However, many people say heat will destroy some of the alkaloids. Would this room-temperature prep work better or worse than a basic hot tea brew? 1) Bali Kratom powder 2) Just enough lemon juice to cover the power. That's it. No other ingredients, and no heat. I'd let that sit for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, then drink. (I'm NOT worried about the taste!). The other options would be putting the powder in my mouth, then drinking it down with either white grapefruit juice or seltzer water. The reason I don't have measurements yet is because I don't know how much I'll need to get my desired result. I'm going for sedation, not a stimulant effect. I want an effect similar to anesthesia. Would using a higher dose of kratom give me that result? Nogamenolife added 3 Minutes and 14 Seconds later... Btw, I disagree with the people who said any heat will destroy the alkaloids. I'm just wondering if this room-temp prep will work just as well.