Kratom Strain Guide

How to choose a Kratom that is right for me?

There is truly a staggering and confusing array of Kratom strains and products to choose from.Instead of discussing about the predicted effects of each type of Kratom, we really feel it is up to each consumer to try, test and evaluate any combination of Kratom that they can. This is the most important info to keep in mind when selecting a Kratom.
  • There is more similarities than differences between Kratom varieties
  1. Vein color is a more predictable indication of effects than other variables, such as region or leaf type.
  2. Most varieties of Kratom are the same price and price does not dictate the effectiveness of a Kratom for an individual.
  3. All differences in Kratom effects are due to varying balances of the active alkaloids in the leaf.
  4. As Kratom is a raw natural product, individual harvests even of the same strain and vein color may vary in effects due natural conditions.
    • Examples: Time of year harvested, weather conditions, and other natural factors.
  5. There is value in having a variety of Kratom on hand to choose for differing effects and needs. Αdditionally many people combine various Kratom to find the balance of effects that they wish!
  6. A person’s individual needs and personal biochemistry will determine what Kratom is best for them. Try them all and pick your favorites!

Strain Analysis

Due to growing in these distinctly different areas and breeding, the plant has evolved to adapt to its environment, and has evolved into a variety of different strains  making Kratom leaves that vary in effects and potency. Additionally, a person’s own needs and biochemistry will determine which Kratom is their preferred strain. The below three varieties are a general indication of effect, but may be completely different for you. The best way to find your favorite is to experiment!

 

In the past, Kratom leaf pickers would separate the leaves based on their vein color because they found that there were consistent differences in the effects that correlated to vein coloration.

 

In general, red vein are seen as being best for relaxation, replacement of pain medications, and as mood enhancers. These distinctions between vein types and effects should be viewed as loose characterizations instead of hard and fast rules for how Red Vein Kratom will affect you; slight changes in method of consumption, product potency, individual biochemistry and metabolism can all alter your experience when taking this herb.

 

It is also common these to mix different strains like Red and Green together to achieve a synergistic and balanced effect.

Red Vein

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Red Vein Kratom is well known for its natural and strong effects including:

Natural and effective pain relief.

Relaxation and sedation

Anxiety Relief

Stress Relief

Euphoria

White Vein

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White Vein Kratom is known to be highly effective for:

Depression Relief

Increased Mental Focus

Increased Energy LevelsNootropic effects (cognition enhancing)

Caffeine free coffee substitute.

Green Vein

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Green Vein Kratom is  often used  for great effects without the sedation common in many red veins, such as:

Pain Relief (Without sedation)

Nootropic (Cognitive Enhancing)

Stimulation

Long-Lasting Effects

Immune System Stimulation

Vein Color, Region / Strain, Leaf Type

The first three columns we will refrain from explanation as personal needs & biochemistry plays the biggest role in determining the effects that a consumer may encounter.

Products

The Kratom product type is the only information that can be explained and evaluated precisely.

Vein

Green

Red

White

Yellow

Region / Strain

Bali

Borneo

Indo (Indonesia)

Kalimantan

Maeng Da

Malaysian

Riau

Thai (Thailand)

The Sunda isles

Vietnam

Leaf Type

Horned

Normal

Products

Powder (Standard)

Powder (Premium)

Powder (Enhanced)

Powder (Bentuangie)

Raw Leaf

Extracts

Full Spectrum Tincture(FST)

Resin

Various Kratom Powders

Kratom Powder

Powder (Standard)

When leaves are dried, they can be crushed into a fine powder. Dried raw Kratom leaves are ground via blender or mill into a silky dust.
Kratom Powder

Powder (Premium)

The same process as standard powder, except the leaves have been separated from the stems & vein by hand. As the stems are known to contain far less alkaloid content, this process dramatically increases the amount of alkaloid matter in resulting powders. This results in “Premium” product.

Kratom Powder

Powder (Enhanced)

Large amounts of Kratom leaves are slowly boiled down over heat. After a long time, these leaves transform into a dense, smooth, rock-like substance known as resin. When the resin cools, it can be ground into a very fine dust. This dust is added to either Standard or Premium powders to create an Enhanced powder.
Kratom Powder

Powder (Bentuangie)

Bentuangie is a type of Kratom that is fermented before drying as with other types of Kratom. The fermentation process is said to give a milder flavor and a different alkaloid profile.

Raw Leaf

Raw leaf Kratom is dried Kratom leaf. Sometimes whole, sometimes lightly crushed. Resembles tea.

Kratom Extracts

Extracts are concentrated forms of Kratom. This type of Kratom, is made by adding liquid to Kratom powder and boiling them down. There are powdered extracts, tinctures, and resin. Not recommended, increases tolerance greatly for limited benefits, also expensive.

Kratom Full Spectrum Tincture

A type of concentrated form of Kratom. Not recommended, increases tolerance greatly for limited benefits, also expensive.

Kratom Resin

Large amounts of Kratom leaves are slowly boiled down over heat. After a long time, these leaves transform into a dense, smooth, rock-like substance known as resin. When the resin cools, it can be ground into a very fine dust. Not recommended, increases tolerance greatly for limited benefits, also expensive.

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