Kratom Capsules or Kratom Powder: Which One is Better

What is Kratom

Kratom, also known as Mitragyna speciosa, is a class of plant that is commonly found in several Southeast Asian nations such as Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines, Sumatra, and Papua New Guinea. It appears as a typical tropical evergreen tree whose leaves are upturned. Dark green leaves can be seen growing from its branches and features yellow flowers. This plant has been cultivated in the aforementioned nations since ancient times.

Southeast Asian civilizations have cultivated the Kratom plant for its medicinal value. The plant, particularly its leaves, contain several active chemical compounds that can help alleviate pain, stress, depression, and other symptoms.

Modern advances in science have spurred more in-depth research involving these plants and with the help of modern technology, transport of kratom leaves is now possible from its source to all corners of the globe, after going through a process such as drying kratom leaves, which converting them into powder or capsule form.

We are now faced with the question: which form is better - the powdered kratom or the one in capsules?

Kratom in Powdered Form

Turning Kratom into powdered form stemmed from practical reasons. Before Kratom was shipped from harvest to various destinations but merchants involved in this trade realized that there’s a lot of spoilage following this method. They devised a way to preserve the product by drying the same leaves and crushing them into powder. This made transporting Kratom easier and has improved the shelf life of the product.

Kratom powder is probably the most widely-used form of Kratom in the present because of certain advantages: 1) Once in powder form, it has a long shelf-life, 2) It’s ideal for people who are always traveling as it can be stored in a small bottle and brought around, 3) It’s more convenient to use than Kratom leaves, and 4) and it mixes well with almost any solute, such as water.

Kratom in Capsule Form

However, carrying around Kratom in powdered form tends to get messy. Kratom also inherently leaves a distinct aftertaste when taken in mixed with water. To provide a remedy to this, scientists began to introduce Kratom in capsule form. The capsulated Kratom is not messy and easy to bring around. The capsule is made of a gelatin-like substance that not only prevents the distinct aftertaste of Kratom to manifest when ingested, it also improves the absorption of Kratom within the body by making sure it’s delivered in the digestive system.

On the surface, it certainly appears that the capsule form has an overwhelming advantage over the powdered one, but all these added benefits didn’t come without a price. Encapsulating Kratom entails added cost and as such, Kratom capsules are a bit more expensive. Both forms of Kratom have their benefits and cons. It really depends on your lifestyle and what is more convenient to your life.

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