Starting last week, I am using a different delivery system for my Kratom.
In the mornings I make a smoothie with all the fresh veggies and fruit I have on hand (celery, carrots, spinach, avocado, strawberry, raspberry, banana and pineapple.
I will usually add water and Greek yogurt to it, along with two deveined leaves. I blend for a few minutes in my Ninja until everything is really mixed/cut up.
The effect hits at 45-60 minutes. It will last for 5-6 hours (normal) but I don't have to worry about constipation or using sugar/honey to coat the leaves. Plus no bitter flavor.
The first day I had some loose BMs but then my body adjusted.
No need for taking a laxative, the fresh greens and fruit do the job. I also think I'm getting maximum effect from the leaves because my body is breaking them down, since they are tiny bits.
On a side note, I put my remaining leaves in a dehydrator. I noticed that they sweated out an oil. I was careful to keep that oil and not waste it.
The effects seem more mellow with the dried leaves in the smoothie, I believe it is more a controlled release.
I still need to work on the 3pm problem, which is that I get really tired around 3pm and crash for two hours.
I might mix things up and do a second smoothie at 2pm, but with one leaf.
My sleep has been better too. I'm 50/50 at sleeping until 6 or 6:30 am, with a few mornings getting me to 7-8am.