The Good and Bad of Kratom Capsules

Sipping a mug of kratom tea can be an enjoyable way to consume your kratom dose, but it isn’t the only way. In the same way that people take kratom for a range of reasons, there are also a variety of ways to consume kratom. When it comes to ease of use and convenience, the capsule is hard to beat. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at capsules and tell you everything you need to know.


Is a kratom capsule a pill?

In the most generic sense, a capsule is a pill of sorts. But unlike the small, compacted powder tablets that immediately come to mind when thinking of pills, capsules are filled with kratom powder only. Capsule pills differ from tablets in several ways.

Capsules are a thin vegetable shell filled with kratom powder in a specific measured amount. Because the vegetable shell holds the powder, there is no need for additives, such as binding agents, in the powder. This means you’re gettiing only pure kratom powder.

The coating of a capsule makes it easier to swallow than a tablet, and compared to the distinct taste of many tablet pills, capsules are pretty much tasteless. Once swallowed, the tablet casing dissolves quicker than a tablet.

While a capsule is a type of pill, the difference between them and tablets is distinct. Regardless of whether you choose to call it a capsule or a pill, there are several benefits to taking your kratom in this way.

Are all strains offered in capsules?

The capsule is simply a holder for your kratom, which means any kratom powder can be put inside the capsule. Suppliers of capsules package a wide selection of strains and varieties, meaning that your preferred type of kratom can likely be found in capsule form.

At Sacred Kratom, we sell several strains of kratom powder in capsule form:

  • Bali kratom
  • Borneo red kratom
  • Borneo white kratom
  • Maeng Da kratom
  • Red Maeng Da kratom

These various kratom powders in capsule form are incredibly convenient – they are premeasured, easily portable powders. If capsules are your preferred way of dosing, you can expand your options by making your own capsules at home. We’ll get to that later. First, let’s look at the benefits of capsules.

What’s good about kratom capsules?

Many people have found that getting their dose of kratom in capsule form to be ideal. When it comes to ways to ingest kratom, capsules have several benefits over other delivery methods. Here are some of the reasons kratom users are captivated by capsules:

Pre-measured dose

When bought from a reputable supplier, each capsule is loaded with a precisely measured amount of kratom powder, making it easy to take your ideal dose. A measured, repeatable amount is essential to a pleasant experience—you don’t want to take too much, and too little might not have an effect. And once you’ve found that ideal dose size, you want to repeat the process. Capsules make all of this much easier, thanks to their measured amounts. Once you figure out the perfect number of capsules to swallow. No measuring, no scales, and no fiddling with loose powder.


When you’re out and about and want to include kratom in your activities, capsules are the ideal delivery method. Why bother with scales and powders and scoops and liquids when you can just swallow a capsule? Not to mention that pulling out all that gear, especially at the office, may cause people to ask questions since kratom is still relatively uncommon.

Capsules, however, won’t attract any attention. Whether for a medical condition or to battle a cold or headache, pill use is a normal part of life these days, and nobody really thinks anything of it. This makes capsules an ideal way to ingest kratom no matter where you are. When it comes to discreet convenience, kratom in a capsule really can’t be beaten.


Kratom has a unique, somewhat distinct flavor that, depending on your taste buds, can range from pleasant to utterly off-putting. Many people have found they don’t really enjoy the taste, leading to a wide range of beverage recipes designed to obscure the taste of kratom powder. While some of these drinks can be downright delicious, carrying around the equivalent of a smoothie bar in your backpack isn’t exactly practical when all you want is to enjoy kratom without the taste while on the go. Capsules, on the other hand, are ideal for this purpose. The vegetable capsules completely encloses the kratom powder and is itself virtually tasteless. As long as you don’t bite into the capsule, you won’t taste kratom’s unique flavor.

Unaltered potency

Brewing and drinking tea can be an enjoyable way to consume kratom, but the nature of the delivery method – extracting active ingredients from the powder using boiling water – can lead to varying potency levels based on how hot the water is and other factors. This is because various heat levels affect kratom’s active ingredients in different ways, which in turn can affect the potency.

This isn’t a concern with capsules, since each one contains a specific, measured dose that isn’t diluted or heated.

What’s bad about kratom capsules?

With all the benefits of capsules, you might start wondering if there are any downsides at all. And you would be right to wonder. The convenience of capsules does come with a drawback: the cost.


Kratom capsules tend to be more expensive, ounce for ounce, than loose powder. Consider it the price you pay for convenience, as someone else has taken the time to measure out a specific amounts and place it in an easy-to-transport, discreet form. That extra work takes time and additional material costs, so it makes sense that capsules are a bit pricier than loose powder.

When convenience and ease of use are paramount, capsules make complete sense. But if value and price per dose are your main concern, then the raw powder is the way to go.

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