Can You Smoke or Vape Kratom?
Though it is fair to say that the overwhelming majority of people using kratom decide to ingest it orally to take advantage of all that this medicinal herb has to offer, a fair share of people today want to know whether or not they are able to smoke or vaporize kratom and still get all of the same benefits.
We have done a bit of digging to uncover the truth behind whether or not you are going to be able to vape kratom and the truth might surprise you a little bit!
Let’s get right into it.
It’s really important to understand right out of the gate that the idea of smoking or vaping kratom is a very modern approach.
This medicinal herb has been used for hundreds and hundreds of years throughout Southeast Asia thanks to its healing properties, but the overwhelming majority of people throughout history have ground up the kratom leaves and consume them in paste form or in teas and other beverages.
It isn’t until just recently that people have started to play around with potentially smoking or vaping kratom, kratom extract, and kratom vape juice products.
Obviously, vaping has become incredibly popular over the last decade or so even if it is recently coming under a bit of fire. Vaping takes advantage of a neutral liquid mixed with the essence of something like kratom to turn it (no surprise here) a vapor, promising high bioavailability, ease of ingestion, and a more consistent delivery of all the potent biochemicals that the active ingredient in vape juice brings to the table.
It turns out that you certainly can vaporize kratom if you are interested in going down that road, with many of the people that have vaporized cannabis in the past using the same tools and technology to get the job done with kratom.
Whether or not this is an efficient or completely safe delivery mechanism for kratom is something that we are going to really get into in-depth throughout the rest of this quick guide.
We can tell you right away, however, that most people find the kratom results from vaporizing to be a little bit different than directly ingesting everything that this herb has to offer. You have to be careful about getting the vaporizing temperature just right (there’s a specific range you’ll want to hit consistently), but we will cover that more in-depth later.
Here’s What You Need to Know About Kratom Extracts
Even though the idea of vaping kratom is pretty brand-new there are a lot of companies out there already serving the market with a variety of different kratom extracts and kratom vape juice products ready to rock ‘n’ roll right now.
Vaping is very much the latest fad and craze in smoking, particularly with younger people, but older folks looking for a mild and consistent delivery mechanism for all that kratom offers are also turning to vaping left and right as well.
In fact, there are cities throughout Southeast Asia and in Europe that have vaping cafés with kratom extract and kratom flavored vape juice that is really starting to grow in popularity, too. These kinds of cafés are starting to be built in places like Canada and the United States as the governments there start to loosen up a little bit when it comes to regulations on things like vaping, cannabis, and kratom in particular.
The first thing you need to know about kratom extract is that you do not have to spend a mountain of money on commercially available extracts to start vaping.
Believe it or not, the process for making your own kratom extract is pretty simple and straightforward – and a whole lot less expensive than buying it from traditional vendors. You don’t have to worry about sourcing raw or bulk ingredients, either. A traditional kratom powder can be mixed with a neutral liquid or oil used in vaping hardware and you are pretty much off to the races.
At the same time, there are a lot of manufacturers making some pretty high quality and very exciting kratom extract and kratom vape juice products that you’ll want to consider. Many of these have impressive flavor qualities and a consistency that might be tough to pull off if you are DIYing your own vape juices for the very first time.
Secondly, you’ll want to know that vaping kratom is a much better approach than smoking it.
Not only is smoking it a bit more difficult (especially since you have to source the raw leaves themselves, understanding that these leaves aren’t going to be anywhere near as potent as condensed kratom extract will be) but it is also going to be harsher on your lungs and your body.
The reason vaping has caught on like wildfire in the first place is because it is so much gentler on your respiratory system and doesn’t introduce all kinds of dangerous chemicals and other toxins into your lungs the way that traditional smoking products can.
Is Vaping Kratom Safe?
Recently, traditional vaping has come under fire for being incredibly unsafe – the point where some states in the US are starting to outlaw vaping altogether, with a federal ban considered by the government right now as well.
Digging a little bit deeper into those stories, however, tells you that the overwhelming majority of vaping dangers come from the black market and bootleg style vape juice products that aren’t legitimate, are filled with dangerous chemicals and are anything but safe all on their own.
Vaping is actually considered by some medical professionals to be a lot safer for your health than smoking (for the reasons we highlighted above) and you’ll find that vaping kratom to be a perfectly safe alternative to ingesting the kratom powder itself orally.
Obviously you’ll need to make sure that you are very careful about the ingredients you use in any DIY kratom vape juice, or that you purchase quality vape juice from a reliable kratom vendor, but as long as you take care of that you shouldn’t have any real concerns with vaping.
What Are the Benefits of Vaping Kratom?
As we mentioned a little bit earlier, most people choose to orally consume kratom because it is easy, inexpensive, and the way that things have been done traditionally for hundreds and hundreds of years. This approach has high bioavailability, consistent results time after time, and absolutely zero barrier to entry and no extra expense involved, either.
At the same time, folks that do decide to vape kratom find that it offers a couple of cool benefits as well.
For starters, transporting a vial of kratom vape juice to have on hand – and to enjoy pretty much anywhere and everywhere on the go – is a whole lot easier to pull off than toting around a couple of cylinders of kratom powder throughout the day.
Secondly, the delivery mechanism of kratom allows for sky high bioavailability. The biochemicals in kratom are going to be rapidly absorbed throughout your body after being vaporized and breathed in – and that means you’re going to see better results faster and for a longer duration.
Lastly, vaping kratom is becoming more and more affordable and accessible than ever before. It used to be pretty hard to find quality kratom vape juice in the past but that certainly isn’t the case today, especially when you consider how easy it is to DIY your own supply if you’re willing to go down that road as well.
There are a couple of different things you want to think about before you start vaping kratom, but hopefully, we’ve been able to point out how easy, how safe, and how effective this approach can be.
Sure, you may not experience the same benefits vaping kratom that you will when you consume it orally (in the traditional approach) – but there are trade-offs with vaping kratom that may make the switch more beneficial for you in the short and long-term.
It’s not a bad idea to consider all of your options before you settle on how you are going to maximize everything that kratom has to offer.
Vaping might be right for you every now and again, may be your daily option for getting more kratom into your bloodstream, or it might be something that you try out and it just doesn’t work as well as you hoped it might.
At the end of the day, you’ll never have to worry about risking your health or your well-being should you decide to vape kratom. This is a highly efficient, effective, and enjoyable delivery mechanism that when mixed with high-quality kratom extract and kratom vape juice can be a fun way to take advantage of everything that kratom brings to the table in the first place.
Give it a shot, the odds are pretty good you won’t regret seeing if vaping kratom is right for you!