When it comes down to actually trying kratom for your first time or trying a much stronger vendors product than your used to we've come up with our own opinion on which is the most effective and simplest way. A few months ago, a friend of ours who was curious asked to try it and we came up with a new method for him. We put a certain amount which was a guess of a maximum amount he might be able to tolerate into a cup with water and stirred it until all of the dry powder was completely saturated. (This takes several minutes) It was about 200ml of water or a quarter glass and 7 grams (a tiny bit less than 1 teaspoon), which is a pretty high amount. Some people can tolerate much more but most are there or less... We figured he wouldn't be able to get to the bottom of that, but then we suggested for him to sip a tiny bit and then wait about 30 minutes and see how he felt...he did that several times over the course of a couple of hours until he felt he was getting to the point where it was going to be too much. Then there you go, after seeing how much of the cup was gone, he then fractionalized how much he took up until the point where it still felt good, and that let him know how much his own personal serving size would be for the next time. Once he did the sip and wait 30 minutes a few times he recognized that if he went any higher, he was going to be nauseous. Our previous method before thinking of this was much more complicated and technical but this is definitely a good way. You can find our old method on the Sanctum Kratom Facebook page, but we'll be going into detail on that method tomorrow as well as what the best method for taking away the bad taste of kratom is. One thing is for sure, it's not to eat a ton of capsules, which you can but we personally prefer not to eat double digit capsule amounts.