Kratom shots are a convenient way to experience the benefits of kratom extracts in a portable, easy-to-dose format. These concentrated liquids provide a boost of energy and pain relief. Kratom shots contain liquid kratom extract suspended in a liquid like water or juice. Some also include added vitamins, electrolytes, caffeine, or CBD for additional effects. Each shot is typically 1-2 fluid ounces. Kratom extracts contain concentrated alkaloids like mitragynine, so a small shot volume can provide potent effects.
Tips for optimizing your kratom shot
- Take on an empty stomach – Always take kratom shots first thing in the morning or after a minimum of 3-4 hours after your last meal. With no food in your stomach, the shot will be absorbed and take effect much more quickly and efficiently. Food can delay and dampen the effects.
- Stay hydrated – Kratom is dehydrating, and this effect is amplified with concentrated shots. Be sure to drink plenty of water before and after taking your shot. Avoid alcohol or other dehydrating drinks when using kratom.
- Start with half a shot – Kratom extracts are highly concentrated, so it’s best to start low. Try half a shot your first few times to assess effects and sensitivity before increasing your dosage. This allows you to find the sweet spot without taking too much.
- Take on an empty stomach – Always take kratom shots first thing in the morning or after a minimum of 3-4 hours after your last meal. With no food in your stomach, the shot will be absorbed and take effect much more quickly and efficiently. Food delay and dampen the effects.
- Avoid mixing with medications – Never take a kratom shot if you’ve recently taken prescription medications, especially narcotic painkillers, antidepressants, or sedatives due to potentially dangerous interactions. Check for contraindicated drugs.
- Keep records of your doses – Note the specific brand, dose, effects, and timing in a journal. This allows you to fine-tune your ideal dosage, shot timing, and frequency to what works best for your needs while minimizing tolerance buildup.
- Avoid daily use – While convenient, kratom shots should not be taken daily long-term due to risks like dependence and tolerance buildup. Limit shots to a couple of times per week and take regular breaks from all kratom. Give your initial shot dose at least 45-60 minutes to take full effect before considering taking more. Redosing too quickly risks taking more than needed.
- Limit use to occasional treat – Don’t make a daily habit of kratom shots. Think of them as an occasional treat to enhance your energy and mood every so often when you need it. If used frequently, your tolerance will require you to take more shots to feel the same effects. Take a week off occasionally to lower tolerance and regain shot potency.
The best way to avoid issues is to follow dosage guidelines carefully, take for limited periods, and avoid mixing shots with any other substances. Using plain leaf powder along with the occasional extract shot is a wise kratom regimen for many.