Updated: Mar 5, 2020
A common misunderstanding that many beginners make when using Kratom is that they only buy one type and use it over and over. There is a chance that you might feel less effects from Kratom if you constantly use the same vein (strain) and the same dosage, but this is not a physiological tolerance, this is the nature of the human mind that has the tendency of always demanding more.
Rotating Kratom is important for a specific reason, and that is to keep your tolerance low. When you use the same Kratom type every day your body and mind will become used to this, which will make the effects seem less strong.
Stagnant Strain Syndrome
This was a term that simply refers to the effects of using one strain of Kratom over and over again.
When this happens you begin to see an increase in dosage to get the effects you normally would get when you first started taking the strain. This is called Stagnant Strain Syndrome and it can be avoided in a simple way. The smart Kratom consumer will switch and mix up their strains of Kratom in order to stay away from the Stagnant Strain Syndrome effect of one particular strain.
What you must understand about Kratom is each strain has its own effects on the body. In essence, the different strains are basically the same plant. The maturity of the tree, the drying and production process, change the effects of what we know as the three different types of Kratom.
The alkaloids in the strain of Kratom you are currently using are independent from any other strain, which means you will be exposed to this particular strains combination of alkaloids. The maturity of the tree, the drying and production process influence the alkaloid content.
Kratom tolerance is a real thing – and aggravating, so make sure you adhere to these tips below.
How do you rotate kratom?
Rotating kratom means that you have to use a different type of kratom type every day to experience desired effects. Preferably, 5 to 7 species should be in your rotation. It is also possible to do create 'Kratom Fusions'. You can mix two strains together, in this way you can easily take Kratom everyday with only 3 different strains of Kratom. The more different strains, the better.
If you want to take the same favorite strain again, it is best to take the same kind again after about 3 days. The more often you take the same kind without rotation, the more tolerance you build, making that particular strain much more difficult to experience effectively.
One thing you can do if you'd like to use the same strainon the same day several times is to take a slightly larger dose to match the desired effect. The best thing is to do this after about 3-4 hours from the last time you took it.
So how many types do I need?
This is different per person. If you do not want to use Kratom everyday (beginners) then 3 is the minimum. But to keep the tolerance effective in daily use, you must have about 5-7 species as mentioned before.
Each species has its own strength and specific effects and we usually prefer another effect every day. Monday can be Euphoric, Tuesday can be energizing, Wednesday can be relaxing, Thursday can be focused, Friday can be euphoric, Saturday can be energizing, Sunday can be relaxed etc.