Out of a range of Kratom consumption methods, capsules have gained decent popularity in the last few years. Newbies prefer taking Kratom capsules because they are known for masking the bitterness of this plant.
You can buy these capsules from almost all smoke shops, gas-filling stations, bars, etc. How about making them on your own? Does this sound interesting? If yes, make sure to read the discussion below.
What are DIY Kratom Capsules?
DIY capsules mean preparing these products at home utilizing the strains you want to benefit from. This preparation needs a few ingredients and a capsule-making machine. We will discuss it later in this article. Let’s have a look at what are the benefits of making Kratom capsules on your own.
Why Should I Make DIY Kratom Capsules?
The best part of making Kratom capsules on your own is using a strain of your choice. For instance, if you want to consume Malay Kratom capsules and cannot buy them from a nearby smoke shop or local store, you can purchase Malay powder to prepare capsules at home. Even if Malay powder is unavailable in the market, you can buy its dried leaves and convert them into fine powder with grinders.
Moreover, you can adjust the dose according to your needs. For example, if you don’t want to fill the capsule shells, you are free not to do so. On the other hand, you have no control over this parameter when buying from local shops or online stores. These are the two major reasons why you should make DIY Kratom capsules.
Things Required to Prepare Kratom Capsules
Below is a list of the three things you need to proceed with.
- Empty capsules
- Capsule-filling machine
- The Selection of the Right Strain
There is no fixed rule when selecting the strain to prepare capsules at home. You can choose any strain you love the most. However, there are better approaches than randomly selecting a specific Speciosa strain (you have never tried it before). You must know how a particular Kratom strain behaves with your body before you choose it to proceed.
If one of your colleagues has selected Red Bali Kratom and is pretty satisfied with the influence it produces, it does not mean that the same strain will do wonders for you. Consumers usually have different choices, tastes, and interests; therefore, choose the one that suits your needs the most. The top strains people mostly use when preparing DIY capsules are listed below.
Where to Buy Empty Capsules & Which One to Use?
Both local shops and online brands sell empty capsule shells. Online stores usually offer bulk capsules at affordable prices. Leading stores, like GNC and Wal-Mart sell 500-1000 count packs at a competitive price. Capsule Connection has a great variety at affordable prices with many sizes to choose from for all of your capsule needs.
In contrast, you can purchase these capsules in small amounts from nearby local shops. Though it will cost you a bit high, you get access to small quantities. The two popular types of capsules are:
- Non-Vegetarian (Gelatine) Capsules: They are made up of animal or plant collagen. Though they are cheap, extra processing makes them not a good option to take.
- Vegetarian Capsules: Manufacturers use plant cellulose to prepare these capsules. Their preparation does not need chemical or animal compounds, making them a perfect choice. You can try both to determine which one performs perfectly for you.
- The capsules are available in varying sizes, e.g., 000, 00, 0, or 1-5. The higher the number, the smaller the capsule size will be.
What is a Capsule-Filling Machine?
It is a smart and cost-effective device introduced to fill capsules with Kratom powder, thereby maintaining high accuracy. This machine is made of plastic and has different holes where you can place empty shells. Once done, start filling the empty capsules with the strain of your choice and close both halves of the capsules.
This is all you need to get the job done. A variety of capsule-filling machines are available in the market, don’t worry about which one to choose, as all work the same way.
How Can I Use Capsule-Filling Equipment?
Before going into the details of how to fill capsules, you should be familiar with the important parts of the capsule-filling machine, as listed below.
- Cap Plate: Holds the capsule’s shorter side.
- Body Plate: Holds the capsule’s body part.
- Alignment Plate: Helps you fill-up the capsules quickly.
- Middle Plate: Holds the end product when you press the body part and the shorter side of the capsules.
- Spill Guard: Prevents Kratom powder from spilling.
- Spatula: Used to spread the powder.
- Tamper: Distributes the powder evenly.
Step 1: Always choose a clean space. Make sure to use gloves to prevent Kratom powder exposure to dust.
Step 2: Use a mask to protect the powder from entering your nose or mouth.
Step 3: Take some capsules and separate their body and cap parts.
Step 4: Load the capsule bodies using an alignment plate.
Step 5: It is time to connect the spill guard. Now, start filling the Mitragyna powder.
Step 6: Press the cap plate and join it evenly with the capsules. Repeat this step 14 times to make sure every capsule is evenly pressed.
Step 7: Now, remove the cap plate. Don’t forget to confirm if all the capsules are perfectly placed on capsule bodies. Once you cross-check, pull the middle plate up. The end product will be left behind.
Step 8: Put the finished capsules in an airtight or sealed container.
Step 9: Use a sponge and warm soapy water to clean the capsule-filling machine.
Have you carefully followed the above steps? Congratulations! You can now take the capsules you’ve prepared.
The Trouble with Preparing Kratom on Your Own
When purchasing Kratom capsules from a reputable vendor, it is guaranteed that you will get safe, pure, and consistent products. Moreover, the top-grade sellers always offer lab-tested items at a fair cost, and you can safely consume them.
But when it comes to making DIY capsules, you can’t maintain the consistency level. Moreover, you may not have access to third-party independent laboratories to test your stuff.
In addition, experienced manufacturers and sellers keep digital weighing scales and the latest equipment to fill an equal amount of Kratom powder in capsule shells to maintain high precision. It helps you maintain a perfect dose for daily consumption. In comparison, DIY capsules may have a different amount of powder in various shells.
Preparing DIY Kratom capsules has many advantages. However, making them manually becomes challenging. This is where a capsule-filling machine comes in handy. For more details, ensure to read the above discussion.