What are Kratom Capsules?
Kratom, otherwise known as Mitragyna Speciosa, is a plant native to Southeast Asia. This plant has been used for centuries by the people of Sumatra, Borneo, Thailand, Malaysia, and other countries for the enjoyable effects experienced after drinking kratom tea made from the leaves.
Kratom capsules are just a new preferred method of consuming this plant. Many find the taste of the ground-up leaves to be very bitter and hard to swallow, so capsules were created so it could be taken and enjoyed much easier.
What is the Difference Between Kratom Capsules and Creatum Pills?
When someone first hears of Kratom, maybe from a friend or a family member, they will head to Google to look up more information.
Believe it or not, so many people spelled Kratom wrong when searching for it, that it created a new popular search term - Creatum Pills!
According to KratomGeek, Creatum Pills and Kratom Capsules are different names for the same product.
Kratom Capsules is our preferred term, but if you’ve ever seen Creatum Pills they’re essentially the same thing.
Why are Maeng Da Kratom Capsules so Popular?
Maeng Da Kratom was categorized as the strongest Kratom strain available on the market.
For some, other strains may be better for certain effects - however, Maeng Da Kratom is a very great strain for gaining motivation to do the things you wouldn't normally have the energy for. Like a cup of coffee in the morning!
And for some customers, convenience is King.
Can I Make My Own Kratom Capsules?
Before Happy Hippo purchased a capsule machine in late 2020 - we capsuled everything BY HAND!
There are capsule-filling kits you can purchase online; we had a few of those and a whole team that would fill our Kratom capsules.
Unfortunately, it is very very time-consuming, and a very tedious task nonetheless. We wouldn’t wish that process on anyone.
Buying Kratom Capsules online is well worth the money - and saves you a ton of time and mess!
Why Do People Use Kratom Capsules?
Kratom Capsules should be considered a luxury. Everyone deserves some of the finer things in life.
The #1 Kratom Capsule Benefit is Convenience.
Enjoy the most cost-effective and versatile Mitragyna Speciosa Lifestyle by having Kratom Powder and Kratom Capsules handy.
Happy Hippo recommends buying a 90:10 Ratio (90% Kratom Powder, 10% Kratom Capsules).
The Best Kratom Lifestyles are
- Cost-Effective (high-quality powder that doesn't require large servings)
It's wise to keep 1 or 2 bags in your pantry or backpack/purse. If you buy a bag and forget you have it sitting around — You will remember your Kratom Capsules When Convenience Calls.
Why Buy Kratom Capsules?
- Travel (Especially Air Travel!)
- Taste (Or No Taste!)
- Cleanliness (Like all of our Kratom powder, our Capsules are manufactured in a GMP-compliant facility and tested for pathogens)
- Serving Size (500/600mg or ~1/2 gram per capsule)
Most customers of Happy Hippo are active-hardworking professionals or are grandparents with rambunctious grandkids, or both.
Basically — We all know the value of TIME when we're running five minutes late.
Good intentions do not negate accidental spills and Kratom Powder can get messy real quick.
Especially when you're in public and know you look a little sketchy stirring up green powder.
Kratom Capsules help mask Kratom's bitterness. This benefit is more than enough for some Kratom Users.
Personal experience: While I have NEVER had issues when flying, it's definitely easier to use Kratom Capsules on an airplane (It's a real mess when you spill powder all over the person sitting next to you).
Are Kratom Capsules Safe?
Kratom capsules are safe to take in small amounts, however, you should always consult a physician before adding anything new to your diet.
How Many Kratom Capsules Should You Take?
Kratom Serving Size is Made Easy with Capsules!
It takes time to measure your serving size and sometimes you just don't have the time necessary to do so. On a deeper level, Kratom Capsules won't allow you to get stuck overthinking how much Kratom to take.
There's a set amount of Powder in each Capsule (500/600mg per Happy Hippo Kratom Capsule).
Or, about half a Gram (0.5G) per Cap.
- If 1 Capsule isn't enough, try 2 Caps.
-- If 4 Capsules are too much, try 3 Caps!
Serving Size: Kratom Capsules vs Powdered Kratom Products
Whether using Kratom capsules or raw Kratom Powder - keep your serving size of Kratom about the same.
There's no need to believe they will be totally different, likewise, it's unwise to believe they will feel the exact same.
If you take 4 Kratom Capsules your serving size will be about 2 Grams of Kratom.
This is precisely how much Kratom is in one level Teaspoon.
You may determine that 2 Grams of Kratom is your Sweet Spot so whenever you measure out 2 Grams of Kratom Powder you'll experience the benefits of Kratom right away (faster activation time than Kratom Capsules) and you will consume a slightly lower amount than when you have 4 Kratom Capsules.
Unless you plan on dumping out a small amount of your 4th Capsule each time, you'll always have a slightly higher serving size than what you'd consider your Sweet Spot at 2 Grams.
So as long as you're relatively close to your Sweet Spot you will be just fine.
Learn how to find your Sweet Spot in our Kratom Effects: Kratom Strain Chart.
How Long Does it Take for Kratom Capsules to Take Effect?
Kratom capsules will take longer to absorb or kick in than using the raw powder. This is because your stomach has to break down the capsule before it even gets to the plant matter, then it has to break down the plant matter to get to the precious alkaloids!
Unlike raw powder that will take effect within 30 minutes, you might not 'feel' capsules for about an hour or longer...
So plan accordingly.
How Long Do Kratom Capsules Affect You?
Kratom capsules should last just as long as regular Kratom powder, the only difference is that the capsules may take a little longer to kick in.
The typical longevity of Kratom effects is anywhere from 2-6 hours depending on serving size and tolerance!
How Long Does Kratom Stay in Your System?
As with every product someone ingests - this is a more tricky question to answer.
The amount of time something stays in your system is all consumer dependent; Age, weight, diet, metabolism, and even genetics all play a factor!
Although there is not a lot of research on this subject, Kratom can stay in your system anywhere from 24 hours to 7 days, and that is if you are not a habitual user.
How to Find a Quality Vendor of Kratom Capsules
When finding a quality vendor to buy any Kratom product from, there are many things to consider before making a purchase, but here are the most crucial ones.
- GMP Certification. Originated from the American Kratom Association, this certification ensures that the product you are buying has been sterilized and tested before being put on the market!
- Quality Reviews. Make sure to check outside sources such as Reddit or TrustPilot to see unbiased reviews about the company.
- Fast Shipping. No one wants to wait over 2 weeks to try a new product, try to find a vendor that has reliable and fast shipping!
- Customer Service. If anything were to go wrong with your package, you want to know that the company has a reliable team to help assist you so your money doesn’t go to waste.
How to Buy Kratom Capsules in Stores Near You
Although we don’t recommend buying Kratom products from a gas station, there are other places that may carry reputable products. Vape shops and smoke shops usually have a decent selection of Kratom products on their shelves, and you’re more likely to find Kratom capsules than Kratom powder in one of these shops!
To see a list of the stores that carry Happy Hippo around the US - check out our blog on How to Buy Kratom Near You!
How to Buy Kratom Capsules Online
A downside of buying Kratom online instead of in-person is the ability to use a credit card. Believe it or not, banks do not like working with anything pertaining to Kratom, so it is very hard to find a credit card processor that will work with a Kratom vendor! The reason smoke shops are able to use it is because they sell multiple products.
However, some vendors have figured out other ways to collect payment that is safe and effective for purchasing Kratom.
Happy Hippo offers some of the most payment options out there, these include:
- Mobile Check
- Credit Card
- MESH Credit Card
Check out our blog section Customer Guides to see how to use these payment methods.
Available Strains of Kratom Capsules at Happy Hippo
Eventually, we would like to carry every single strain on our site in capsule form as well.
However, we have struggled with finding the staff to work on capsules on top of getting our powder packaged! But every day, we get better and quicker in production.
We will have all the strains soon, but for now, here are the strains you can find on our site in capsule form:
- Green Vein Maeng Da (Hyper Hippo)
- White Vein Maeng Da (Rockstar Hippo)
- Red Bali (Red Dragon Hippo)
- Red Vein Maeng Da (Red Hot Hippo)
- Red Vein Sumatra (Magic Hippo)
- Green Vein Borneo (Happy Hippo I)
- White Borneo (Ghost Hippo)
- Red Vein Borneo (Happy Hippo II)
- White Vein Malay (Thunder Hippo)
- Yellow Vietnam (Wild Golden Hippo)
- Green Vein Bali (Top Shelf Bali)
- White Bali (Platinum White Bali)
- White Vein Thai (Lightning Hippo)
- Red Horn (Smiley Hippo)
- Green Malay (Elite Elephant)
Which Kratom Strain is Right For You?
Finding the perfect Kratom strain can be a long process of trial and error. Every strain can produce different effects, and just because someone you know likes a particular strain doesn’t mean you will like it!
However, we do have tools to help you get a jump start on trying things that may fit your needs.
We have a blog on Finding Your Best Kratom Strain - this post breaks down what the colors mean, the origin of the strain, and how to find a strain based on your preferences.
Or - you could get a strain recommendation in a few seconds! Answer 3 simple questions on our Kratom Quiz and you’ll get 1-2 strain suggestions tailored just for you.
DISCLAIMER: Because Kratom remains unregulated by the FDA, the authors of this text would like to note that although this article contains many points regarding the use of Kratom, they should only serve as a piece of information, not medical advice.
Kratom is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition.
Make sure to speak to a physician if you have questions before using Kratom.