Kratom comes in a variety of strains. These strains differ, and people use them for different purposes. Some types of kratom have a stimulating effect, others are calm and tranquilizing. Others ease pain, and some blend different results.
Many strains of kratom get their names depending on the region where they grow. Kratom varies with climatic conditions. For example, kratom from Bali will have different effects compared to kratom from Borneo.
It is important to note that variations do occur within the same strain of kratom. Green, yellow, red and white varieties can occur within the same type of kratom. For example, the strain Maeng Da has all the kratom color varieties. Each variety though from the same strain has different effects. Here are the different types of kratom:
Thai kratom is a dominant strain among types of kratom. It contains a high concentration of alkaloids such as mitragynine, which increases mental focus and energy to endure long hours of work.
Thai Kratom is for those that want more power and focus at work. Now you understand why manual laborers in Thailand prefer Thai kratom.
People suffering from depression and fatigue may find the strain ideal but it’s not ideal for beginners.
Thai kratom is available in the four different color varieties of kratom. The red strain is beneficial as a pain reliever while the green and white vein varieties have excellent stimulating and mood enhancing properties.
It is important to note that Thai kratom may yield different effects depending on the consumer and it is advisable to experiment with each strain to identify one that suits you.
Consumers of Thai kratom attest to being more motivated, energetic and productive. Users also report improved confidence. These acclamations make Thai kratom a potential cognitive enhancer.
Maeng Da Kratom
Maeng Da is another popular kratom. Maeng Da means “Pimp grade” in Thailand. People believe that selective breeding brought the strain into existence.
Like Thai kratom, Maeng Da is potent in mitragynine, responsible for the analgesic and stimulating effects as well as mood-enhancing effects of the strain. Manual laborers find Maeng Da Useful for their work environment.
Since it enhances focus and energy, the strain is also perfect for those engaging in mental work. Maeng Da is also an excellent analgesic for those suffering from chronic pain. It relieves pain without adverse side effects.
Maeng Da is available in red, green, yellow and white varieties. The white and green are very popular due to their energy and energy-boosting effects as well as pain easing property.
Borneo is another favorite strain after Maeng Da. Borneo is an island in Asia that produces large amounts of kratom thanks to its climate condition.
The red Borneo and green Borneo are more popular than the other variants.
Borneo kratom boasts pain relieving and euphoric properties. The strain can also help with treating addiction. Borneo kratom concentrates a high amount of 7-hydroxymitragynine, which ranks it as the most sedating type of kratom.
It is available in the various color varieties with red and green topping in popularity. Few strains of kratom can match up to the analgesic, euphoric and addiction treating properties of Borneo kratom.
Consequently, Borneo strain finds use in easing chronic pain, relieving opiate withdrawal as well as for reducing stress, anxiety, and insomnia.
The green vein is beneficial to those dealing with stress and anxiety because of its sedative effects. The red vein delivers high analgesic and euphoric properties. It is also great for treating addiction. The white vein has good stimulating and pain easing effects.
Indo Kratom refers to a variety of kratom that grows in Indonesia and some areas of and some areas of Bali and Borneo. Indo kratom is a quality strain with minimum side effects such as the “wobbles.”
Wobbles start after consuming kratom when the eyes find it challenging to focus. This causes the body to feel wobbly and sometimes you experience nausea. The effects appear depending on the amount of kratom consumed and the physiology and body weight of the consumer.
The benefits of Indo kratom include relaxation, easing pain, mood enhancement, sedation and treating opiate withdrawal. The effects depend on the plant, vein color and time of the year.
Compared to other strains, Indo kratom contains higher amounts of 7-OH-mitragynine and lower concentration of mitragynine. This implies that it has good mood enhancing and sedating properties; it does not match up to the stimulating properties of other kratom strains.
Bali kratom originates from the Island province of Bali in Indonesia. Bali kratom is easy to produce, the reason why it is cheap. The strain is good for relieving pain.
It is potentially beneficial to those wishing to gain weight. However, users claim it can either increase or reduce appetite. Consumers may want to experiment with it before using the strain for weight gain purposes.
The strain can cause wobbles. To alleviate wobbles, users prefer taking the strain in small doses or using it in combination with another strain.
The red vein Bali kratom is beneficial for easing pain, but it is a potent sedative. The green and the red types can significantly combat stress and anxiety. Since it has strong sedative effects, Bali kratom is not ideal for boosting energy. The white Bali kratom offers the benefit of calming without sedating.
Kratom varieties from Malaysia do not have as much popularity as the stains from Indonesia. This is because kratom is illegal in Malaysia.
Malaysian kratom has an array of effect. However, some strains stand out. The most notable is the Super Green Malay characterized by bright green appearance. This strain improves focus, enhances mood and boosts energy.
The effects of Malaysian kratom depend on dosage. A high dose creates sedative effects while a low dose has a mood-boosting effect.
The Malay strains have cognitive enhancement properties. The varieties help improve focus and increase mental energy. Small doses of the white and green vein Malaysian varieties are ideal for cognitive enhancement purposes.
Green and red varieties have pain killing effects with minimal sedating effects. Malaysian strains help relieve stress and anxiety.
White vein Malaysian kratom has the most stimulating and energy boosting effects.