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How to Keep Kratom Powder From Foaming

Kratom usually forms a brown foam when mixed with a liquid. Many people find it annoying, as they feel they lose part of the product when it foams.

This article will tell you how to keep your kratom powder from foaming. It will also show you alternatives to kratom powder so you can avoid it in a more practical way.

Written by Wade Paul
Last Updated 1 year ago

Wade Paul

Founder & Editor-In-Chief

Wade Paul is the founder and editor-in-chief at

What Is Kratom?

Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is an herb with powerful medicinal properties that can help you relieve pain, sleep better, boost your mood, and much more. Its effects can be both sedative and energizing, depending on the dose and strain you take.

For example, mitragynine, its main component, produces stimulant effects usually manifested at low doses. Then, it is followed by 7-hydroxymitragynine, which, on the contrary, has sedative effects in large quantities.

However, kratom possesses many other alkaloids that are vital for developing other benefits, although in smaller amounts.

Here are other four of the most critical components of kratom:

  • Speciociliatine — an alkaloid that produces a pharmacological activity similar to opiates. For this reason, many people use this herb to kick their addiction to opiates.
  • Speciogynine —  a diastereoisomer of mitragynine that produces potent analgesic properties.
  • Paynantheinean alkaloid similar to 7-hydroxymitragynine, which produces mainly analgesic effects.
  • Corynantheidinealthough there are no concrete studies on this alkaloid, many researchers believe that it has significant analgesic properties.

Why Does Kratom Foam?

Unfortunately, there is no proven reason as to why kratom foams. However, it most likely occurs because its polymers are released into the liquid, causing it to foam. Interestingly, that is what soap does: it reduces the surface tension allowing for greater bubble formation.

Furthermore, some long-time users report noticing that better quality kratom foams less, although there is no evidence to support this.

Keeping Foaming to a Minimum

Many people believe that kratom’s alkaloids are lost when it foams, but rest assured that it is not true — even if it loses some, it shouldn’t affect its overall potency.

Still, if you want the foam to disappear, you can simply pour a little more water or oil into the bottle and drink it.

However, we recommend that you never mix kratom with carbonated beverages. Even if it does not produce foam at the time, it can do so later in your stomach and make you feel sick.

Using Kratom in Powder Form

Generally, kratom stores sell the herb in powder form, so you will have no trouble getting any strain. It’s the easiest way to transport it while staying close to the natural source.

The elaboration of this product consists simply in pulverizing the dried leaves of the plant obtained from an evergreen tree.

There are many ways to take kratom powder, so we have created a list of the three most practical methods to save you time and trouble.

Prepare A Tea

Tea is one of the most popular ways to take kratom, as it is practical and helps to camouflage its unpleasant taste.

Its preparation consists of the infusion of the herb with hot water — then, you can sweeten it to cover its bitter taste.

The benefits of using kratom as a tea include:

  • Camouflaging its bitter flavor
  • One of the easiest ways to take the herb
  • Less likely to lead to side effects

Toss ‘N’ Wash

Toss ‘n’ wash consists of putting some kratom in the mouth and then swallowing it with water or any other liquid. This is the favorite method of many enthusiasts, as it is more effective and faster.

However, if you take it like this, keep in mind that there is no way to cover up its unpleasant taste — at most, you can drink a glass of juice to remove the bitterness from your mouth.

The benefits of toss ‘n’ wash include:

  • It is the easiest method of consumption
  • It is the most effective method of consumption


Parachuting consists of wrapping the dose of kratom in a small piece of thin paper and swallowing it as if it were a capsule.

The difference between parachuting and capsules is that paper dissolves much faster, so you will feel the effects quicker. The capsules’ gelatin dissolves slower, and they’re more expensive.

The benefits of parachuting include:

  • Fast absorption
  • Camouflages kratom’s unpleasant flavor
  • Practicality

There are other ways to take it that might suit your preferences better if you don’t like the above methods.

Kratom Capsules

Capsules are probably the most practical way to take kratom, as they are easy to carry and administer. However, they are usually more expensive than powder because they are more elaborate.

If you want to save a few dollars, you can even make them yourself by buying the capsules separately and putting your dose inside. Kratom capsules come in different sizes, so you can find the one that best suits your dosage.

Kratom Tinctures

Kratom tinctures are another practical form that will also help you avoid the herb’s characteristic unpleasant taste. Generally, this product is a mixture of alcohol with kratom leaves, extracting its valuable and active compounds.

Kratom tinctures usually come in doses of 1 mL, so you will not need several grams of powder to obtain potent effects. In addition, they act much faster, as the alkaloids are absorbed more quickly into the body.

Conclusion: How to Keep Kratom Powder From Foaming

It is common for kratom to foam when mixed with a liquid — to avoid this, you can add a few drops of oil beforehand or mix it with water. You can also directly opt for other kratom products such as tinctures or capsules if you are bothered by its foaming.

Finally, remember to use the herb responsibly to avoid unwanted effects. Never mix it with unusual potentiators or other rare substances.

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