So, I've been mixing and stirring the kratom powder with hot water and some coffe reamer. As you know, the powder sinks pretty fast down to the bottom, si I've been constantly stirring the cup as I slowly sip the tea, making sure I get all the grinds down my throat. But, as you also know, the kratom brings some unpleasant side effects, um...constipation being one of them. So as of yesterday I started letting the powder/grind sink to the bottom after I let it steep a little longer in the hot water. After the initial stir, I don't keep on stirring and just drink the water. And leave the grind, rinse it out of the cup when done. I'm thinking (hoping) that all the good stuff (alkaloids) are mainly in the steeped hot water anyways and that these leftover grinds are not needed. And I'm hoping I will bypass the nasty constipation this way or at least lessen it some. I mean, it can't be good to shit coke cans for this long, I'm worried I'm hurting my colon somehow, not to mention my a**. And also the unhealthiness of carrying around toxins in the system for so much longer before eliminating them. Any thoughts on this subject? Anyone else doing the same and feel relief? So far so good though. I'm not getting any less effects of the kratom as I can tell one day in.