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Everything You Need to Know About Kratom Capsules

Meet Top Tree Kratom Capsules

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of Top Tree kratom capsules! They’re a convenient option for when you can’t brew tea, made from the same great kratom that goes into our tea bags.

To give you an option for every occasion, we included an energizing white vein, a well-rounded green vein, and our most popular red vein. The strains: White Borneo, Green Bali, and Red Maeng Da.  

In this post, we’ll break down everything you need to know about kratom capsules. We’ll cover how they fit into a kratom-based wellness program. We’ll help you choose a kratom capsule strain. And we’ll review the pros and cons of eating kratom powder.

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Kratom Tea vs Kratom Capsules

As we’ve written about before, there are multiple reasons most Americans start with kratom powder. In a nutshell, it’s because that’s what US vendors sell. It’s easier to ship micronized kratom powder, so that’s what happens.

In other words, the original kratom tea tradition is connected to having access to fresh leaves, and considering most US kratom is imported, it’s no surprise people overlooked proper kratom tea.

Nevertheless, the point here is that when you eat kratom powder, you’re on the forefront of a new way of using kratom. It’s not a good or bad thing, it’s just the truth. Bear this in mind as you read this post, as it explains why we recommend kratom capsules be used as a back-up option, for those moments you can’t brew tea.

For a more in-depth discussion on the differences between kratom tea and Top Tree Kratom Capsules, be sure to check out our post on Tea vs. Capsules.

Why Kratom Capsules?

Let’s get this out of the way now, we’re kratom tea people. We’ve spent the better part of two years helping spread the message that kratom tea is simple, effective, and delicious – when done correctly.

While all of this is true, it’s not a complete recommendation. The caveat, of course, is that you can’t always brew tea!

Sometimes you’re in a big rush. Other days you’re at the airport and can’t find boiling water. There are a million similar situation, which calls for having a back-up-plan. Instead of being forced to put your plans on pause, there’s a simple solution: kratom capsules.

And that really captures how we recommend using capsules. They’re a travel option. A great tool for when you can’t brew tea. To really dive this home, let’s quickly review best practices.

How to Use Kratom Capsules

Step one is confirming you know the size of your capsules. In addition to helping you determine your ideal serving size, it’s an easy way to avoid vendors that might not be following the right processes. (The rule: only buy properly labeled kratom products) To give you most control of serving size, our capsules are size 00 and contain .5 grams (500mg) of premium, lab tested kratom powder.

Capsules are a quick and easy way to consume kratom, and servings normally range between 2.5 grams and 6 grams. Although many people use more than 6 grams at a time, they normally mix powder into a beverage or make tea, since 6 grams of capsules introduces a lot of non-kratom capsule material.

You also might be wondering if you should use them before or after a meal. While it’s ultimately a matter of personal preference, we typically only use kratom tea on an empty stomach. If you do use kratom capsules first thing in the morning before eating, we recommend starting with a low serving and making sure it doesn’t lead to any stomach discomfort.

Beyond these general recommendations, we always suggest experimenting before you settle on a kratom practice. Everyone is different, so trying multiple approaches is essential. Otherwise, you won’t know what works best for you.

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How Do Capsules Fit in a Kratom Tea Ritual?

In many ways it makes sense to return to coffee analogies with kratom. After all, kratom is directly related to coffee – they’re both in the Rubiaceae family. So, let’s compare kratom tea with coffee, and kratom capsules with, err, coffee grounds put into capsules. Okay, so the analogy is a little strange from the start, but let’s keep going.

Coffee and kratom tea taste delicious. They allow you to get the desired alkaloids (e.g. caffeine or mitragynine) into your body without swallowing anything solid. They also involve a small, upfront time investment to produce. And finally, they’re beverages that are conducive to socializing.

On the other hand, kratom capsules and encapsulated coffee grounds are almost the complete inversion of those traits. To their benefit they take the least amount of time to use. But with that comes a tradeoff.

For one, you’ll miss the taste of kratom tea or coffee. Secondly, do you think your stomach is going to be happy with a ball of coffee grinds in it? And finally, there is no time in the process for socializing. Mainly, you’re forgoing the other positive traits of both coffee and kratom for a quick and efficient energizing boost.

Now that you know the context around kratom capsules, let’s review our options.

Top Tree Kratom Capsules

All our all-natural vegan capsules are made from natural vegetable cellulose, using no preservatives, wheat, starch, or gelatin, and are Kosher and Halal certified.

In addition to testing at an average of >1.5% mitragynine, all Top Tree kratom is AKA cGMP approved and is tested for purity, potency, and contamination – ensuring you’re getting the highest quality kratom on the market.

And as final reminder before we talk strains, all our kratom capsules are size 00 and contain 500 mg of premium lab-tested kratom. There are 70 capsules per pouch, giving you 35g (1.23 oz) of kratom in total.

White Borneo Kratom Capsules: For a morning option, we went with one of our most popular strains, White Borneo. It’s a classic white vein kratom – and in-house favorite – loved for energizing the day and promoting a sense of well-being! Whether you’re rushing to the gym or looking for a coffee replacement, you’ll love these kratom capsules.

Green Bali Kratom Capsules: If you’re looking for an afternoon energy boost, meet Green Bali. This popular green vein kratom is known and loved as a balanced strain that supports focus and positive mood. Generally regarded as having an effect somewhere between a white and red vein kratom, it’s versatile enough to enjoy during the day or in the evening. So, if you’re looking for a travel option that covers all the bases, go with Green Bali.

Red Maeng Da Kratom Capsules: For an evening option, we’re thrilled to introduce Red Maeng Da kratom capsules. They’re the perfect choice for finding winding down after a long day. As one of the strongest red vein kratom options on the market, this is a great choice if you’re going for relaxation over energy.  

Your One Stop Shop

As a closing note, we’d love to hear your feedback. Our goal is making Top Tree your one-stop kratom shop, so we wanted to offer something for days you can’t brew tea. That said, capsules are only the tip of the iceberg for non-tea kratom products.

There are kratom extracts in pill or tincture form, pressed kratom tablets, and more. Even though we went with the simplest option, all natural kratom capsules, we’re interested in other ways you use enjoy. While we’ll always be focused on tea, we want to help make sure you always have access to high-quality, lab tested kratom.

To that end, we hope you enjoy having the option to buy Top Tree kratom capsules, a non-tea option you can trust.


We hope you learned something new today about kratom capsules. We reviewed how to use them, gave some cultural context, and broke down our three newest kratom capsule options.

While we still believe you should make kratom tea your go-to method, it’s not always possible. As a team of long-time kratom consumers, we totally get it. And we support having a range of options for every occasion.

Until next time, cheers to better brewing, being prepared, and taking control of your own wellness. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Like always, we’re here to help!

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Sam Weber
Sam Weber is the co-founder of Top Tree Herbs. After serving in the Air Force and graduating from Columbia University in 2019, he worked in cannabis quality control. Sam founded Top Tree to make serious improvements to quality standards in the kratom industry, and to make kratom available to everyone - especially veterans. Sam organized the largest kratom tea survey, and continues to add to the scientific understanding of his beloved kratom tea leaf.

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