How To Buy Kratom Strains That Meet Your Needs

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How To Buy Kratom Strains That Meet Your Needs

Kratom is a unique plant that grows in variety. It has multiple strain types which can be substantially different from each other in terms of their effects. While one strain would make you energetic, others could make you feel calmer and more relaxed. It’s important to find out what all different kratom strains are famous for so you can buy a kratom product that is right for you.

With each passing day, kratom is gaining popularity, so much so that many people prefer a cup of kratom tea over a cup of coffee in the morning because they feel it helps them stay energized and more focussed.

This blog post aims to shed light on different kratom strains and their effects so you can find one that meets your needs.

Maeng Da Kratom

This strain is grown via selective pollination. The process of grafting goes into its breeding. It’s supposed to be one of the most potent types of strain. Just like Thai strain, Maeng Da also carries a concentrated profile of mitragynine alkaloid. In general, a user may experience improved energy. They may also find themselves in a better mood.

There are many accounts and kratom enthusiasts who feel Maeng Da was designed for the labor-intensive needs of peasants who would toil in humid climates. That’s why this particular strain could be good for people who perform repetitive or mentally draining tasks.

Higher potency of this strain led to strong competition among farmers. Over the years, that led to a decline in its potency and strength. But, you may still find yourself in a better mood after consuming it.



This particular kratom strain has high levels of 7-hydroxy mitragynine. It could, therefore, potentially lead to a feeling of passivity and mild sleepiness.

Indo Kratom

In comparison to many different strains, the traditional Indonesian kratom has a very unique set of effects which make it one of the most desired strains. While Indo kratom effects can vary depending on the season, the plant, and vein colors, there are certainly some common characteristics.

Something to note is that high-quality Indo strains cause much fewer side effects, such as nausea and wobbles than other strains such as Bali. Because of this, they reported feeling “cleaner” overall.

Indo kratom is supposed to be rich in 7-OH-mitragynine. It also has less mitragynine which means the effects may be more subtle in nature.

Bali Kratom

Due to the fact that the cultivation of Bali is cheaper than most stains, you may find it is more easily available and at cheaper prices. However, it’s important to mention that many users may feel ‘the wobbles’ with Bali. Therefore, you should always start with really small doses.


Thai Kratom

This particular strain of Mitragyna Speciosa happens to be the most popular one. Leaves of Thai kratom carry a rich profile of alkaloids like mitragynine which might be responsible for improved focus and coffee-like boost. It may be good for those who want to ward off boredom and fatigue.

Kratom has a rich history of usage in its native regions. As per many accounts, laborers and peasants would chew Thai kratom leaves to work tirelessly for many hours. Thai kratom strain leaves tend to have white and green veins. However, the ones with red veins are supposed to be more potent. Perhaps the unique profile of alkaloids is responsible for that potency. Also, depending upon the user, the effects of Thai kratom could vary significantly. To find the best strain, try out a couple to establish the right one.

After consuming Thai kratom many users reported feeling:

  • Energetic
  • Motivated
  • Confident

Malay Kratom

There is a long history of growing and cultivating Malay kratom. It tends to grow naturally in tropical and wet climates which provide the regions of Southeast Asia the perfect conditions for its growth.

Malaysian kratom has, over the years, gained quite the popularity due to its unique profile of effects. To that end, most users feel the effects are more balanced and smooth. The best way to find your sweet spot is, to begin with, small doses. Malay may make you more focused and energetic.

One of the more popular varieties of Malay veins is called Green or Super Green Malay. Its effects may also be longer-lasting compared to other strains. While red vein Malay may promote relaxation, the white vein could put you in a better mood.


Final Thoughts

Different kratom breeds may use different processes for cultivating and growing kratom strains. Therefore, it’s very much possible that the same kratom type coming from two different suppliers could have a completely different profile of effects. This is why as a user, it’s crucial that you set your expectations right. It is also paramount to consume kratom in small doses until you find a safe dose that meets your needs.

Stacey Chillemi

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