How to Potentiate Kratom: Natural Ways to Enhance Kratom


If you’re reading this article, you are probably already aware of what kratom is, an herb closely related in makeup to the coffee plant – that consumers say brings undeniable physical and emotional relief. How can you magnify and prolong its effects? Some swear by taking the plant in its pure form all by itself, while others like to mix other natural substances to create enhanced kratom in order to boost its effects, i.e. “potentiators.” So what exactly is the best way to potentiate kratom?

Just like finding the perfect strain of kratom, it may take time to figure out what potentiator(s) best suit your individual needs. Let’s take at how to potentiate kratom. Most natural potentiators you will find are extremely affordable, an added perk especially when testing to see what works best.

It is also important to note that those who benefit from kratom tend to say it’s most effective when taken on an empty stomach. It will be absorbed more quickly, as it isn’t competing with anything else in terms of digestion. This allows for kratom to hover around to the receptors responsible for offering relief at a faster rate.

Here are several natural ways to potentiate kratom:


When it comes to learning about how to potentiate kratom, citrus fruits appear to be at the top of the list. Grapefruit, in particular, has garnered widespread attention in relation to the herb. However, many say that a glass of good old-fashioned, preferably fresh-squeezed, orange juice also does the trick.

The reason citrus fruits are highly regarded for use with kratom is because of the enzymes present. The enzymes help in the process of breaking down the compounds found in kratom, which in turn can make its affects last longer.  Some also say that it increases the herb’s qualities that they take it for in the first place.

Having an especially rough day? Treat yourself to a glass of grapefruit or orange juice. Bonus – the added vitamins can’t hurt!

Kratom Tea

Making kratom tea has become part of a routine for many consumers – and for good reason. Not only does it help the herb to go down more smoothly (as many find its taste to be putrid, especially upon first trying it), but it also helps to release the alkaloids in the plant that make it so beneficial.

For an even stronger and more flavorful tea, add fresh lemon juice. As outlined above, citrus can help make kratom last longer, while also enhancing its natural, positive effects.

Does the thought of brewing your own kratom tea intimidate you? Don’t fret – it’s easier than one would imagine! Use our comprehensive guide on different methods for making kratom tea, as well as some of our top kratom tea recipes.


It seems everyday that there is a new reason for people to take CBD oil. Its many touted health benefits – along with its ability to calm even the most anxious of minds – makes for a great pairing with kratom. The two can work together to provide a natural way to combat everyday stress. Those with physical ailments also praise both remedies for helping them to lead happier, more productive lifestyles. What’s not to like about that?


What coffee lover doesn’t love an excuse to chug more of the energizing drink down the hatch? It turns out that kratom and coffee pair together like bread and butter!

Besides helping to mask the bitter taste of kratom, coffee is said to enhance kratom and the effects of the plant – specifically the caffeine content and properties found in coffee beans. And since kratom is in the coffee family, it only makes sense, right?

Try it with your next morning cup of joe, and if you aren’t a coffee drinker, now might be the perfect time to give it another whirl. Still not a fan? Please refer to the above sections on kratom tea or citrus juices!


Kratom is used for many as a tool to help with anxiety.

Kratom, meet Skullcap – an herb which is also praised for its anti-anxiety properties. It also has sedative qualities that are appealing to those who are feeling overwhelmed.


Akuamma Seed Powder – Picralima Nitida

While Akuamma seed powder has quite a bitter taste, it tends to work well with kratom. It won’t make the effects last longer per say, but you may find that the two paired together will add to the benefits you already enjoy from kratom, i..e intensify its effects.

How to Potentiate Kratom with Turmeric

Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory for the body. Less inflammation leads to less stress, which leads to a happier person overall! On top of these properties, it’s also known to make extend the time that kratom works, while also potentiating its effects.  For better absorption, add freshly-ground black pepper to your turmeric, as it will help with absorption.

Cat’s Claw

Cat’s Claw is a botanical that hails from the rain forests of Peru. It is thought to lower the tolerance levels for kratom consumers, especially those who benefit from the herb on a regular basis. Cat’s Claw also contains alkaloids that may potentiate and prolong the effects of kratom.

Cayenne Pepper

To amplify the effects of kratom, some consumers swear by cayenne pepper. Mix the two together with water, and have plenty of extra fluids available in the event that your mouth is on fire! Remember that starting with small amounts is best with anything, and you can slowly gauge from there to see if you want to increase the dosage.

Relaxing Herbs/Tinctures

Kratom consumers often cite the herb as helping to give them an overall sense of well-being, with many emphasizing how it helps to calm the nerves. To enhance those warm feelings we all love, think about adding other calming herbs and natural products to get the most out of your favorite strain(s).

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is a perennial plant that has earned praise for its – you guessed it – calming effects. It also acts as an anti-depressant by helping to lift the spirits of those who use it. A tincture form of lemon balm makes for an easy and convenient way to reap its benefits. As an added bonus, lemon balm has a soothing effect on  the digestive tract.

Another product to strongly consider as a relaxant is Moringa. The herb is a nutritional powerhouse, filled with a plethora of vitamins and minerals. Additionally, it also helps with overall well-being, and to soothe a racing mind.

Lastly, if your mind and body are not relaxed, it can be tough to get a good night’s sleep. A natural sleep tincture could be the difference between having a groggy, horrible day, to feeling energized and ready to take anything on!

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21 thoughts on “How to Potentiate Kratom: Natural Ways to Enhance Kratom”

    1. I just recently started looking into this topic. So thanks for the post! I take an herbal supplement that has turmeric, black pepper, cats claw, white willow and magnesium, everyday. But I really don’t know if there’s a noticeable difference. I need to pay more attention. I took it early today and I’ve been noticed that my kratom seems stronger or better today. Huh, maybe it does help and I’m just to darn busy during the week to notice!

  1. I had no idea about this marvelous blog. One question: I’m a tumeric fan. What measure to use in the tea? A teaspoon? I’ll have to try all these suggestions. Kratom is a great help to me for a variety of conditions & Top Extracts is the company for me. Always a good experience. Very personalized too, which is terrific.

  2. I will use lemon sometimes but recently I started taking a diet pills from truvision health and it seems I only need to take a half dose.

    1. I haven’t noticed any difference when using citrus. Wish I did. Only works best for me on a completely empty stomach. Hey, I guess everyone’s body reacts differently to it. Will definitely try some of the turmeric. Cayenne pepper sounds like my stomach might have issues. Thanks for the ideas.

  3. I have tried a couple of different citrus fruits and I have heard that chamomile also helps to enhance the kratom but I can’t really tell if it does or not.

  4. Renee Canfield

    In the morning I start my day with coffee and kratom, I call it coff-tea and in the afternoon I switch to herbal tea with ginger. I added akuamma a little over two years ago and I’m so glad I did because for me it’s the best anti-inflammatory and really enhances kratom

  5. Brendan Gonyea

    I’ve never tried any of these suggestions other than kratom tea (which is my preferred method of ingestion). I’ll have to try out a few! Thanks for the blog post.

  6. Lemon juice. Just a squirt of lemon makes a big difference for me and makes the taste far more bearable 🙂

  7. I’ve not known of potentiators prior. I will begin pairing orange juice, lemon and turmeric with my tea. Thank you for the information!

  8. I love my potentiators. I use lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and Tumeric w/ black pepper. I switch all of these up and normally only use one at a time. The lemon juice, I normally put a little in my cup, then the kratom and let is sit for about 30 minutes. I add a little hot water, stir and drink. The acv I just take a shot of it before I take my Kratom. The tumeric with black pepper, I take around a half tsp, about 15 minutes prior, toss and wash style normally.

  9. Samuel Crawford

    I often use cannabis with Kratom, they combine for a great synergetic experience and reduce pain more than one alone. I like that they work on different systems.

  10. I thought that tea or the hot water I mean kills the alkaloids in it? In need of some help here please. Really want to brew a tea but only if it makes the kratom better.

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