Kratom Strains Explained – The Best Kratom Strains in 2019


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Kratom, also known by its scientific name Mitragyna Speciosa is an evergreen tree, which is found mostly in Southeast Asia. Mitragynine is an active ingredient found in the leaves of Kratom. The effects of mitragynine depend on its dose. Lower dose boosts energy in your body while higher doses have sedative effects.

Kratom is available in different forms like extracts, gum, capsules, tablets, and tinctures. The native growers also consume Kratom in raw form like chewing on fresh or dried leaves. It is also brewed like tea. The other ways to ingest Kratom are; the leaves are dried and powdered, or it is vaporized or smoked. Kratom is mostly used to treat anxiety and depression. However, it is not legal to use and sell in most countries.

There is a variety of Kratom grown in Southeast Asia. The different varieties of Kratom are known as strains. Almost all strains can uplift mood and induce euphoria, but the results are different for different strains. Some strains are mild; whereas, some can be super strong. There are no researches to prove the effects of each strain; however, based on anecdotal reports, here are the descriptions on different types of Kratom.


The Malaysian Kratom strains include red, white, and green vein. These strains are known to give a good balance between sedative and stimulating effects. People who have consumed Malaysia strains have reported pain relief, increased focus, energy boosts, and mood lifts.


The Thailand Thai Kratom strains also have red, white, and green color vein. The effects of the Thai Kratom strains are depended on their color. The Red vein is for pain relief. The white and green vein provides stimulation. Also, it gives a high that is quite euphoric.


Borneo Kratom from Borneo also comes in red, white, and green vein. It is used for treating stress and anxiety. It is an antidepressant and is good for those who have a fluctuating mood. Borneo Kratom helps to live for the moment. It can be consumed moderately around 7 to 9 grams as it gives instant energy to the brain. Its effects stay for a longer time than Maeng Da. It is better to take it in the evening as high doses of Borneo can act as a sedative. It has more sedative effects than other types of Kratom.

Maeng Da

Although Maeng Da is originally from Thailand, Malaysian and Indonesian Maeng Da Kratom strains are also available. This is also available in red, white, and green vein color. It is reported to act similar to a stimulant. It boosts energy, reduces pain, and induces well-being feelings. It also seems to make a person talkative. It helps you to be awake, focused, and alert. It also helps relief from anxiety and depression. It is best for boosting your concentration level. Daily usage of Maeng Da can make you vulnerable. Hence it is advised not to use it daily. A small dosage of Maeng Da is enough to make you euphoric.


Indo Kratom is produced in Indonesia. They come in red, white, and green vein color. Indo strains have less stimulating effects as compared to other strains. They help in relieving pain, create well-being feelings, increase relaxation, and are known to relieve anxiety problems. However, they have mild or low energizing effects as compared to other types of Kratom. Therefore, it is good for beginners who want to try Kratom. A mild dose of 1 to 2 grams of Indo is enough for beginners to try.

Premium Indo Kratom and Enhanced Indo Kratom are the two types of Indo Kratom. Both have different effects as it is made differently. Premium Indo Kratom is dried and then powdered; whereas Enhanced Indo Kratom is boiled till they become thick.

Green Malay

The Green Malay is a dark green color strain. As the name Malay suggests, this Kratom is from Malaysia. It is known to be good for people suffering from an anxiety problem. It is a well-known strain for bringing about natural euphoria in a human being. It is the strongest strain, and its effects can be seen for a longer time. If you take it in moderate amounts, it will increase your energy and act as mood-lifter. After an hour, you will feel more relaxed as the effect of this strain starts wearing out. That means green Malay Kratom not only makes you happy and relaxed but also takes your stress away. You are rejuvenated as a person. 2 to 4 grams is the recommended dosage to kick in happiness in you.


Bali strains are from Indonesia. They have red veins and have a reddish color. It is known to relive pain-related problems, like chronic pain and also depression. As compared to other Kratom strains, the Bali strain is opioid-like.

Hulu Kapuas Kratom

Hulu Kapuas is grown in Indonesia. The words Hulu Kapuas is derived from the dense forest of Hulu and the river Kapuas where the Kratom is grown close to the river banks of Kapuas River. There are three types of Hulu Kapuas- red, white, and green. It can be used for relieving stress, anxiety, and depression.  White Hulu Kapuas can be a better energizer than red and green.

Most of the Kratom has red, white, and green vein colors. Let’s look at the difference between red, white, and green vein Kratom

Red vein color Kratom

As compared to white and green, red is more popular. The reason for its popularity is; it brings out euphoric feeling in a person. It can also relieve pain and bring calmness in a person as it has a low sedative effect.

White Vein Color Kratom

White vein color Kratom has an intense taste. Most of the beginners won’t like its strong taste. It’s more accepted by users who have tried different varieties of Kratom. It has a stimulant effect but a mild one when taken in lower doses. It is good for boosting energy and increased alertness.

Green Vein Color Kratom

Green Kratom has a similar effect like that of white Kratom. It has a stimulant effect but a more subtle one as compared to the white Kratom. Like the white Kratom, it boosts energy. However, it gives better clarity and focuses as well as greater endurance as compared to the white Kratom.

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