Is All Kratom Hit or Miss? Unpredictable Effects Too Commom
After several years taking kratom with regular tolerance breaks I just can't figure out how a strain will effect me with any given dose. Sometimes the same strain will be great and other times nothing, even at the same dose. Sometimes its more sedating, and other times it's more stimulating or gives me no effect whatsoever despite taking the same dose. It's so frustrating because I even rotate 10-12 strains and not one strain gives me consistent results. After a 3-5 day tolerance break I usually get great results from first 3 days or so back taking kratom after the t-break. But then it levels out and becomes unpredictable again.
I don't know how some people can take the same 1 to 3 strains for weeks and get consistent results at the same dose. I have quality kratom so I know that's not the problem. I take kratom for mood lift and energy. I don't take it for pain or sleep. I tested all kinds of doses from 1g to 6g with at least 20 strains from my regular stash and samples from various vendors. Here's what often happens...
1) First time taking a strain I never took before (usually 2-4 grams), I often got excellent mental stimulation and energy that would last for 3-5 hours. The 2nd time taking that same strain and batch, the effect was weaker. Then the 3rd time the effect was barely noticeable. It seems my body builds a tolerance within days.
2) Sometimes 1 gram would give me excellent results. Other times nothing. The same with 2, 3 and 4 grams. I never know what the ride will be.
3. I've come to learn strain colors mean nothing to my body chemistry. I have reds that will either stimulate me and sedate me at the same dose. The same with greens and whites. Sometines the same strain from the same batch is stimulating and other times sedating. I do notice the longer I wait to take the same strain the effect is stronger. Sometimes I can't take the same strain in a 3-4 week period if I want the best possible effect.
4. Despite taking kratom daily for sometimes months at a time, I'm able to take a tolerance break easily without any issue other than a very minor lethargy, almost like when I quit coffee some time ago. Therefore, if my body doesn't crave kratom when I'm on a tolerance break, then clearly I'm not getting consistent results. So maybe that's a blessing in disguise?
So here I am trying to figure out how to get consistent results that make me more productive. Again, I'm not looking for sedation, all I seek is the mental stimulation and mood lift. Coffee or the ECA stack is actually more effective than kratom sometimes to meet my needs. But when kratom works, it's the best by far.