We are all hyped about getting into the groove of Kratom; however, when it comes down to ensuring overall satisfaction, dosage plays a huge role. One of the most common inquiries is the exact amount of Kratom dosage for experiencing desirable effects

Kratom usage is condition and dosage-dependent. Each individual has a unique biochemistry, tolerance, and need as per their condition; hence, every individual requires a different dose; any measurement error can also have serious repercussions. Thereby, you’d need to be very consistent and precise in measuring your Kratom dosage.

Fortunately, you have arrived at the right spot! This article will give you insights into how to measure Kratom in teaspoons, tablespoons or grams and share a few tips and tricks to make everything simple and easier for you!

[Note: If you’re a newbie seeking guidance or a new user adapting regular use of Kratom, then be sure to do your research and check out Kratom’s starter guide.] 

A Quick Insider

Mitragyna speciosa, commonly known as Kratom, is a tropical tree naturally found in Southeast Asia and a Rubiaceae (Coffee) family member. Unlike its cousin, it has zero caffeine levels but is very potent and addictive. 

It is rich in mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine alkaloids that cause the plant to be extremely potent. These alkaloids interact with the body’s receptors to stimulate richness, lifting physical and mental energy levels. Kratom strains (red, green, white and yellow) individually offer a wide range of unique benefits.

The legality of Kratom falls in a gray area; each state (US) has its laws and regulations, i.e., it is illegal in many states and even some cities within states that have legalized Kratom. Kratom interacts with the body’s receptors in the same way as Opium and other drugs, and for this reason, the DAE has classified it as a controlled substance.

The leaves are the main source of extraction, which are converted into various products, including powders and capsules. 

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Kratom Powder 

When it comes to popularity, Kratom powder wins the most votes. Consumers prefer to buy it as they can obtain more out of their product; however, accurate measurements play a vital role in this case.

Since there is no universal fix to Kratom dosing and it is not legal to advise everyone regarding this matter, we will disclose the amount (in grams) as per teaspoons and tablespoons to help you get a clear idea about the measurements.

[Note: When measuring, be careful to round off the powder regardless of using a spoon or even a scoop for exact measurements.]

How Many Grams Of Kratom Powder Should You Start Off With?

It is important to note that depending on the dosage, Kratom serves both as a sedative and a stimulant; if you’re a first-timer, then you have to be cautious not to overdose. While lower doses kick your energy and confidence levels, higher doses offer you calmness and relax your mind and body. 

Generally, we advise all consumers to start from a low dose and work their way up after consulting a doctor and as per your need; however, the recommended dose described below fits everyone.

Beginners are usually recommended to take below two grams, and if you don’t feel any effects after 20-30 minutes, you can increase your dose from two to four grams. This method is very convenient, effective, and safe as starting with a high amount can cause disturbing side effects like nausea, headaches, etc. 

How To Properly Measure Your Kratom Powder?

There are numerous ways to measure your dose, though not all are created equal. It isn’t rocket science as you can measure your powder by using common tools found in your own kitchen! We will thoroughly discuss all possible ways/techniques for calculating your dosage. Whether you’re dealing with grams, using leveled teaspoons, or making your capsules, we’re content to present the finest methods in the trade!

People usually incline towards using common teaspoons and tablespoons; however, this can lead to inaccuracies as not all teaspoons have the same shape or size. 

Moreover, this method can cause variance in your measurements, i.e., not every dose would be the same every time you measure it. Furthermore, the weight per volume also varies from one Kratom strain to another.

How Many Grams of Kratom Does A Teaspoon Hold?

This is a very common practice; however, you must first convert grams into a teaspoon to know the precise amount of Kratom per teaspoon. Every substance has a different weight due to surface area to volume ratio, i.e., finely crushed salt particles will have more grams per teaspoon than sugar crystals. 

Similarly, the amount (in grams) of Kratom powder depends on the type of strain and how finely it is powdered. Although the measurements for the number of grams vary, on average, a teaspoon holds around 2.0-2.3 grams of powder.

How Many Grams of Kratom Does A Tablespoon Hold?

On the contrary, a tablespoon is three times the size of a teaspoon; hence the measurement in grams will triple. We strongly advise all users not to use a tablespoon to measure their dose, especially if you are someone new to get the groove of Kratom. 

As mentioned above, the measurements will also differ depending on the strains, measuring instrument/utensil, and quality of powder; usually, a tablespoon has around 6.0-7.0 grams of kratom powder.

We advise all users, especially newbies, to stick to one teaspoon to experience elevating and energizing effects and gradually increase as per your tolerance level to one and a half or two teaspoons per day. 

[Note: A maximum dosage of eight to ten grams per day is recommended to achieve full results.]

Kratom Capsules

Capsules are another popular Kratom product that is much easier and convenient for those who find it difficult to consume powder due to its taste. 

To avoid creating a mess around the kitchen or the struggle of evaluating your daily dose, then capsules are the best option. Besides, each capsule will hold the same grams making your dosage journey far easier. You can purchase Kratom capsules from different brands or even buy empty capsules and fill in your powder. Mostly, empty capsules come in either“00” or “000” sizes/volume.

Nevertheless, in this case, the measurements will also vary. This mostly depends on the size of capsules, the quantity of powder used, and even the strain used. You might even use several capsules equivalent to the powdered dose you are taking. On average, a capsule has around 0.5 grams of Kratom powder. 

  • 1 Teaspoon of Kratom (2.0-2.3 grams) = 4 Capsules 
  • 1 Tablespoon of Kratom (6.0-7.0 grams) = 12 Capsules                                                             

The table below shows an approximate measurement of Kratom powder varying according to strains. The spoons measure a leveled amount of Kratom and not heaped ones. 

Kratom Strain Teaspoon (grams)Tablespoon (grams)Capsules(grams)
Red Dragon2.46.00.5
Green Malay2.46.20.5
Maeng Da2.67.00.5

For a better understanding, you can refer to an online Kratom Dosage Conversion Chart. 

Important Tips

  1. Always use leveled spoons to measure your powder.
  2. Compress your powder using another spoon, paper or knife.
  3. After scooping your powder, use a knife or paper to discard excess powder back into the packet/pouch.  
  4. For precise measurements, use a weight balance or electronic scale. 
  5. Always make sure your scale is tared/zeroed before any measurement. 
  6. Always measure the weight of the paper, utensil, capsule holding the Kratom powder separately.
  7. Use a Capsule Filling Machine instead of manually filling your capsules for exact measurements and avoid wasting any powder. 

The Bottom Line

Although Kratom still resides in the gray area, it is surely breaking waves across the US! When calculating the right dose, everything mentioned earlier needs to be understood extensively to avoid any complications. For all fresh users or even moderate ones wishing to increase the amount, we strongly advise you to consult your doctor to provide legal advice regarding dosing as per your condition/need. Moreover, we’d advise all new users to start with capsules and regular and pro users to use electronic scales to avoid imprecise calculations. Keep exploring and Good Luck!


  • Camille Quintin

    Camille Quintin is a trained health professional with over ten years of experience in medical service delivery, basic science, and applied clinical research. She aims for the highest quality results to help professionals raise awareness with critical health literature. Her medical and health writing experience includes working with researchers at various European Universities and research organizations to assist in preparing articles for publication in international journals.

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