What is Kratom Tolerance?
Tolerance occurs when the body grows accustomed to the presence of a compound and it begins to require more of that compound to achieve the same results. Thus, high tolerance means more has to be consumed and low tolerance means less has to be consumed.
It is possible to build a tolerance to many things. A tolerance can be built with anything that contains caffeine, like coffee or tea; alcohol, like wine and beer; and more. Kratom is no different. There are a number of ways to manage and minimize tolerance issues, including
tolerance breaks, stem and vein, blending strains, switching strains, and even consuming with potentiators. This is the kratom tolerance guide.
Understanding Kratom Tolerance
The very first time a person drinks a cup of coffee, the energy may feel overwhelming, or they may just feel awake and experience increased focus and awareness. If that same person consumes coffee every day, they might find that they aren’t getting the same level of energy and focus, and that they must drink more and more coffee to get the desired effect. This person has built up a tolerance for caffeine. In order to combat tolerance issues, they might reduce their caffeine intake for a time, for instance by choosing to only drink coffee in the mornings, or to restrict themselves to one cup a day. Alternatively, they may just cut caffeine entirely and instead choose a different product that offers energy and focus; or simply take nothing and not have the extra energy for a while. There are a lot of options for caffeine tolerance, and kratom tolerance isn’t any different.
How to Manage Your Tolerance Levels
Being mindful of tolerance from the beginning provides the easiest path. Taking a “tolerance break” by not consuming kratom for a couple days, every couple of weeks, is ideal. Some consumers, however, are not in a position to do that. In these cases, slowly tapering the amount consumed while simultaneously adding a potentiator, like turmeric or citrus juice, is a good alternative.
There are less conventional methods that get good reviews from consumers as well, such as tapering one’s normal product while replacing part of that normal consumption with stem and vein. Stem and vein is made from a different part of the plant from that from which plain leaf kratom is made. Some people even say that replacing the entire amount consumed with stem and vein works well as a way to reduce tolerance.
Making sure to avoid same strain syndrome by mixing strains, trying blends, or switching strains regularly is also important. Keeping a “less is more” philosophy from the beginning is also valuable. Consuming more doesn’t necessarily ensure that desired results will be achieved, but it does mean that tolerance levels will climb.
There are many options to help with tolerance control. Through proper pacing, tapering, blending, potentiating, alternating, or taking breaks, tolerance control becomes much easier.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition.**