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Effects - Taking Kratom on an empty stomach?

Discussion in 'Kratom' started by Fanatexe, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Fanatexe

    Fanatexe Silver Member

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    Hey everyone, the mouse in my garage has been taking bali for several months and still can't make up his mind if the effects are better when taking the kratom on an empty stomach or to take it on a full stomach?

    I'm sorry if this question has been asked, but i'm new to the forum and couldn't seem to find what that would be posted in.
     
  2. trdofbeingtrd

    trdofbeingtrd Palladium Member

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    I guess the majority answer is it's best to take it on empty stomach.

    I think when it comes to substances there is no absolute. Most people cannot sleep on kratom, and the more they take it the more they have to take because of tolerance. I can sleep on kratom and my usage goes down the more I take it. When I first started I took 10g three times a day, if I took more than 7 grams right now I would get a bad headache, throw up like crazy, and be REALLY out of it.

    So, from everything I have read in directions for kratom and trip reports, taking kratom on an empty stomach is better for potency and length. For me, this is true. You just have to find how you as an individual feels with the substance. I know that some people have food recipes for kratom, so they are eating as they are taking it.

    The overall answer is empty stomach.
     
  3. hypernihl

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    In my experience taking kratom in gel caps, empty stomach is much more effective.
     
  4. thirdeyelasik

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    In my cats experience, taking kratom on an empty stomach proves to be much more effective than taking it after a meal. It feels like it kicks in stronger and makes him "well" quicker.The only time he doesn't like taking it on an empty stomach is first thing in the morning as it tends to make his stomach hurt. He eats a small meal in the morning and then takes it.
     
  5. DiabolicScheme

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    Empty stomach for sure because there is nothing else in there to hold up or taper the processing of kratom.

    Though in my experience, adding food an one hour or one and a half hours after Kratom has taken effect on an empty stomach, eating food tends to extend it a hair.
     
  6. Fanatexe

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    Thank you so much for your input everyone, the mouse in my garage is very satisfied with this.
     
  7. Shwags

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    I am awaiting some kratom that I ordered for this first time. Was wondering, when I have eaten copious amounts of prescribed painkillers (hydros/oxys), If I were to eat them on a COMPLETELY empty stomach, it was a guarantee I would get nauseous. It usually mentions that specific side effect on empty stomach in the RX info. So kratom is not that way? Cause I know you can get nausea from it, I'm probably going to eat a small meal before I take it for the first time but lemme know if you guys see any relationship between empty stomach and likelihood of nausea. Peace.
     
  8. ianzombie

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    Kratom when taken on an empty stomach is broken down and its alkaloids extracted alone without competition from other foods being broken down and absorbed at the same time, so it makes for a faster absorbtion rate and therefore a stronger effect.
    The downside is that for many people it can be very harsh on an empty stomach which can lead to nausea.

    Ive not had this problem much, my stomach is pretty tough.
    Its different for everyone.
     
  9. Fanatexe

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    Today when the mouse in my garage woke up he went straight to his local store to try Maeng Da on a completely empty stomach, and not even a couple minutes after the effects had some extreme nausea kick in. He thought maybe it could be the kratom, but he grabbed a McChicken and everything was better. If he were to take kratom and then eat straight after would this effect the potency of the kratom? The mouse in my garage has noticed that when ever he smokes marijuana if he eats it sobers him up almost immediately, can kratom be like this too?
     
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    Like i just said, if there is more in your stomach than the kratom then the kratom is not getting broken down as well and the effect wont be as strong. You would have to wait untill the kratom had taken effect before eating, but kratom taken on an empty stomach can be felt within 20 minutes if eaten/toss and washed and as soon as 10 minutes if taken as a tea, as the alkaloids are already extracted into water and easily absorbed.

    Many people report the effects get a boost when a light meal is eaten about an hour after the kratom has kicked in.
     
  11. DoctorGnarfsatchel

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    As Ian mentioned, I've found that the effects are heightened if a meal is eaten shortly after effects are felt. Does wonders for the nausea as well.
     
  12. Shwags

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    Nausea sucks soo much though, don't think I'm gonna risk that for a little extra effect, id rather take an extra gram or something. When I've gotten very nauseous on opiates due to my stomach contents it ruined the experience.
     
  13. seaturtle

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    The key is to take it on an empty stomach and then to eat food about an hour later, always gives SWIM a second Kratom rush when they eat an hour after and prevents nausea. Probably due to moving the Kratom around in the digestive system and therefore more break down/absorption.

    Certainly don't take it on a full stomach or the Kratom will release much slower, i.e. a waste of Kratom.
     
  14. Shwags

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    But how come that same principle doesn't apply to other opioids? Cause it definitely doesn't...

    I mean, maybe if you stuff yourself silly before eating some vicodin it might lessen the effects, but generally speaking I have found that eating before taking traditional opioids is better and certainly does not reduce their effect in any way. In fact, I have read on this board that eating foods that are high in fat content actually potentiates oxycodone. Kratom is simply different in this regard?
     
  15. hypernihl

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    Kratom is not in a form that is made to dissolve in your stomach like Vicodin and other pharmaceuticals. It is usually dried plant material containing an active ingredient. Eventually you should get all of the active ingredient, but you are just getting it so slow that you never really get the effects you are looking for.

    Your stomach has to break down the plant material to get to these active ingredients. Of course, you can speed up this process, by making teas, etc.

    I've only taken capsules containing powdered Kratom, and I certainly get more of the active ingredient on an empty stomach.
     
  16. Shwags

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    Word, I just took quite a few capsules on a somewhat full stomach. Not intentionally, but I just hadn't eaten all day and then ate some stuff, and then my krat came in the mail and I took some. I initially took 7 grams (which alone would be a standard - somewhat heavy dose for me) and did not really feel that kick so took 3 more grams, and then 3 more. Thats the most Ive ever taken in a short span of time, but I can now say I feel absolutely wonderful. It seems food in the stomach definitely slows down the process, and extends the duration, but it still seems like it works quite well. But in the future I will try to plan doses so that I eat a bit after taking them, as opposed to right before.
     
  17. hypernihl

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    Glad it worked out for you. You can try making a tea, I think that would drastically increase the absorption on a full stomach. If your using capsules just empty the powdered plant material into some water and bring it to a boil. You can either filter out the plant material or drink it. I would drank it as I do not find the taste of Kratom unpleasant.
     
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    Its that easy to make the tea? I have definitely been thinking about it. All you do is boil it in water, and than filter it? That's it?
     
  19. seaturtle

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    Basically, adding lemon juice helps increase extraction.