Kratom Strains And Effects
Updated Nov 11, 2021
Written By: Mark Andrews
Countless people across the world are learning about kratom in 2020. With so many strains, its important to understand which strain is right for you. Unlike synthetic opioids, kratom’s chemical composition is complex, and the effects of this composition are dynamic.
Its main alkaloids are mitragynine, paynanthine, speciociliatine, and the more minor 7-hydroxymitragynine (7-HMG). Kratom’s neurochemical complexity is echoed in its physiological effects.
It is generally understood that at low doses (< 1 gram), kratom “can boost energy and enhance mood,” whereas at higher doses kratom is sedating, and may have anxiolytic qualities.
The following table serves as a comparative base for some of the most popular strains of kratom on the market.
Click on any strain below to find more information:
Ground Leaf Strains
|Bali||An ideal balance of pain relief and energy boost. Bali works somewhat differently than a traditional red kratom. Bali helps achieve a gentle energy boost while maintaining the pain relief expected of a red. Euphoric and the most classic opiate like among the strains of kratom.||1/2 – 3 teaspoons|
|Maeng Da||Energizing and stimulating with pain killing effects. Maeng Da takes the normal pain relieving properties of a red strain and adds a nice energetic kick because of it’s specific alkaloid properties.||1/2 – 3 teaspoons|
|Red Bali||Similar to Bali with some red characteristics. This is a known as a versatile strain.||1/2 – 3 teaspoons|
|Red Vein Thai||Similar to Bali with a more classic red strain effects.||1/2 – 3 teaspoons|
|Red Vein Kali||Sedating and more classically opiate like. Red Kali is a more traditional red kratom offering pain relief & relaxation.||1/2 – 3 teaspoons|
|Red Indo||Similar to Red Kali and many other traditional strains. Red Indo is a more tame red vein strain and is often touted as ideal for mild pain relief and relaxation.||1/2 – 3 teaspoons|
|Green Indo||Balances pain relief and energy boosting qualities. The combination of alkaloids in Green Indo creates a longer lasting milder effect although there is not as high of a concentration of alkaloids as SGM.||1/2 – 3 teaspoons|
|Green Malay||This original variety of Malaysian Kratom is well known for its mood-lifting, energizing effects.||1/2 – 3 teaspoons|
|Green Vein Kali||A stimulating strain which also has painkilling attributes. Green Kali delivers a strong boost of energy without sacrificing any of the sought after pain relief effects. It is know for have a higher potency than Green Indo.||1/2 – 3 teaspoons|
|White Vein Kali||More euphoric or dissociating. White Vein Kali is a milder white strain known for its energizing qualities – when compared to Red Vein Kali – while still containing notable pain relief qualities. .||1/2 – 3 teaspoons|
|White Vein Thai||White Thai may be the most stimulating of all white strains. There are however less pain relieving attributes than a red vein strain or a strain similar to Bali as a trade off.||1/2 – 3 teaspoons|
|White Vein Indo||Similar to Red Indo which is best known for its pain relief attributes. However White Vein Indo differs from the calming Red Indo by bringing a euphoric dissociative kick with it.||1/2 – 3 teaspoons|
|White Borneo||Known as a uniquely high quality white strain of kratom. It has known for its long lasting, energizing effect.||1/2 – 3 teaspoons|
|Super Green Malaysian||Known for its unique ability to combine the characteristic pain relieving properties of a red strain with the energy and euphoria boost of a white strain. SGM also has some of the longest lasting effects of any kratom with smooth delivery due to the high concentration of alkaloids.||1/2 – 3 teaspoons|
|Ultra Enhanced Indo||Most euphoric of the extracts and works well for reducing social anxiety. UEI manages to contain a full range of effects including pain relief & relaxation with a slight energy and mood boost.||1 gram or less (if mixed with powdered leaf)|
|Gold Reserve Extract||Powerful extract made by applying highly concentrated kratom alkaloids back to natural kratom leaf. Gold Reserve is a highly potent extract providing a blend of stimulation and pain relief while providing full body relaxation with a notable energy boost.||1 gram or less (if mixed with powdered leaf)|
|ISOL-8 Extract||ISOL-8 is an outlier and has caffeine like stimulation. ISOL-8 uniquely focuses in on the energy and stimulating effects of kratom while other extracts generally bring out a broader range of effects.||1 gram or less (if mixed with powdered leaf)|
|Ultra Enhanced Red Kali||This extract is made by blending pure alkaloids from Red Vein Kalimantan leaf with high quality Red Kali leaf. This is not made with semi-synthetic chemicals but only all natural kratom leaf alkaloidal extract.||1 gram or less (if mixed with powdered leaf)|
|Natural Enhanced True Thai||Made from taking a 90% pure alkaloid extraction of Thai Kratom and reapplied to a Green Vein Thai leaf. This extract is a high potency version of classic Thai kratom strains notable for a mild energy boost with significant pain relief & relaxation effects.||1 gram or less (if mixed with powdered leaf)|
|Natural Enhanced White Sumatra||Created by taking a 90% pure alkaloid extraction from white vein kratom and mixing it with White vein leaf. This reformulation results in a more potent version of white vein kratom with significant pain relief and relaxation effects.||1 gram or less (if mixed with powdered leaf)|