So I ripped open the White Vein and consulted Spiny, on dosing, as he has experience with the stuff. He says he usually takes about 3 scoops which he figures to be about 5 grams (They sent me a handy dandy scoop but there was no indication of how much 1 scoop equals)
Spiny's a big boy and I had never tried the stuff so I started with two scoops... For some reason using the same number of scoops as the sun uses for raisin bran just seemed right... "It's always a great day with 2 scoops of Kratom!" or something like that...
The stuff doesn't mix up real well and doesn't taste too great; kinda like green tea and grass clippings. I mixed it up with some Strawberry Margarita C4. Most of it went down pretty easy but as I got to the bottom, it started to get pretty gritty to the point where the grit was making wretch a little. So, I mixed the end of it with a scoop of lemon BCAAs and I was able to get it down.
My shoulder has been bothering me a bit, so, I kind of used that as a guage. It seemed to wear in slowly and subtly for about the first 30 minutes or so and then I got a pretty noticeable sensation of butterflies in my stomach. At that point, I started to notice some relief in my shoulder and a sort of calm yet upbeat feeling. I was energized but not in the same way as I would be if I added some other stim to the C4. I would have had no problem sitting still and there was a nice anxiety-free feeling. The butterflies subsided quickly but the relaxed energy lasted for hours.
Had a great workout on stuff. There was no dopey sensation like one might expect from something so often compared to opiates. I would say the pain relief was comparable to a tramadol. I wasn't numb; I was still aware of the soreness/ tightness in my shoulder but it was greatly diminished.
I'll be on for a while tonight if anyone has questions and of course, I'll be continuing to update this log as I continue to try the White Vein as well as the other varieties. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have and thanks for following.