How to Prevent Kratom Nausea
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How to Prevent Kratom Nausea

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Kratom can ease pain, reduce depression or anxiety, and give you a boost of energy, but too much can lead to side effects like Kratom nausea. Find out how you can use this herb without problems.

A little bit of Kratom can make you feel energized and positive. Slightly more Kratom can relax you, relieve your pain, or even help you sleep. But Kratom can also make you feel nauseous and queasy, and no one wants that. Here are some ways to prevent Kratom nausea:


Taking too much Kratom is almost guaranteed to make you feel sick to your stomach. Stick with the lowest effective dose to reduce your risk.

To find the dose that's right for you, take a gram and see how you feel. If you don't get the result you want, take another gram after 45 minutes. As soon as you start to feel something close to what you're after, stop. Pick up where you left off the next day and repeat the gradual increases, stopping again before you go too far.

When measuring out your dose, be precise. Instead of eyeballing it, use a digital scale so you know exactly how much you're taking. Even after you find your sweet spot, wait at least four hours before taking another dose of Kratom to avoid nausea.

If you change strains or suppliers, the potency can change as well requiring you to adjust your dosage or risk unwanted side effects. Until you have some experience, stick with the same type of Kratom and use the same reputable source.


The body better absorbs the alkaloids from kratom on an empty stomach—lack of digestive congestion ramps up bioavailability. However, kratom is infamous for inducing nausea. Consuming it on empty only amplifies this side effect. Users can sidestep nausea by taking antacids 30 minutes before ingesting kratom. These tablets help to neutralise stomach acid, counter stomach upset, and release pent-up gas.

Be warned. Although antacids help to alleviate nausea, they are known as kratom potentiators. They enhance the psychoactive effects of kratom’s alkaloids. It’s a tradeoff that some users happily initiate.

It's advised to consume a light snack 30 minutes after taking kratom. This will settle the stomach and make the rest of the experience more enjoyable.


If you get in a hurry and toss back some powder, you're more likely to feel nauseous than if you sip on Kratom tea.

When tossing Kratom, you ingest the entirety of the plant; chlorophyll, waxes, fibers, etc. Those compounds are not responsible for the unique effects of Kratom, but can contribute to the nausea. When preparing tea, you filter out much of those unnecessary ingredients, but extract all the potent alkaloids into the water. This is why tea is an efficient way to reduce nausea.

If you must use Kratom by toss n'wash, use a smaller amount than you would normally use to brew a tea.


Ginger is a natural spice that's famous for reducing nausea and settling stomachs. Grind it up and add a little to your Kratom whether you're washing or brewing tea. The flavour is a tad spicy, but it tastes way better than powdered Kratom.

If you're in the middle of a bout of Kratom nausea, chewing on a slice of fresh ginger could make you feel better. Crystallized ginger is a candied form of this root that may be a little more palatable if the more pungent, fresh version doesn't exactly rock your world.

Don't forget cannabis is just as famous as ginger for reducing nausea. If it's legal to smoke where you're located, this is another all-natural solution, but don't forget it'll add another psychoactive agent to your herbal cocktail. Try this tip with caution.

By taking precautions and treating Kratom with respect, you can get all the health benefits from this beneficial herb without experiencing nausea or any of the other side effects. How do you like your Kratom?



Written by: Laura
Featuring as a regular guest writer, Laura lives in the wild heart of the American East Coast. Based at her family farm, she has developed a deep respect for cannabis, continuing to master and hone its cultivation.

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