The other day I was talking to a few friends about different strains of kratom and one of them brought up the topic of different vein colors and I thought that would be a pretty neat topic to talk about, as not many people really know the differences in vein colors and effects.
White vein kratom strains are some of my favorites for a few reasons. The first reason is that overall they feel cleaner than most other strains, typically when you take a high dose of a red vein strain you can tend to get fuzzy headed and sedated, whereas with a white vein the experience feels more crisp.
Another reason this vein type is so great is because of its stimulating effects. In fact, even typically sedating strains like borneo and indo can be on the stimulating side if they're a white vein. This can create some very unique effects that are different from any other type of kratom.
I've heard a lot of people remark on the focus enhancing effects of this type of kratom, and I agree entirely. These type is overall much more subtle than either green or reds, but their effects are potent in the area of focus. This makes them great for more mentally-stimulating activities, such as writing, reading and the like.
I'm not sure if this is something that others have experienced, but I have noticed that this type can be great for creativity. Because it gets you into a "clean" state of mind and provides focus, it seems to enhance the flow of thoughts and allows one to be more fluid and creative.
Because there is such a huge selection of kratom for sale online, it can be difficult to know exactly where to start in order to find the strongest kratom both overall and that fits exactly what you want in a kratom. Because kratom strength can range from plants within strains, this is not a set guide that is always applicable in every circumstance. Instead, this will be a general overview of the different kratom strains and their potency from my experiences.
Strains of Kratom
As I noted earlier, different kratom strains have different effects, so I'm going to go over the overall strength of each strain and what makes it unique in comparison to others. I should note that this is my personal experience with these strains, another blogger wrote a good kratom strain comparison which is pretty similar to mine but has some differences as well, so to eliminate some of the bias I would check them both out as well as read around at kratom forums.
Maeng Da is one of the most popular and strong strains of kratom. It is typically considered the strongest because it has very effective painkilling and euphoric effects in comparison to a lot of other stimulating strains. While not every Maeng Da is made equal, most of them are fairly stimulating, but typically less so than a Thai. Because of these effects, this is one of the most desirable strains of kratom as of 2014 and has been so for a while.
Borneo is another awesome kratom and is perfect for anyone who loves more sedating strains. Borneo has a very unique blend of effects and typically has almost no stimulating effects, especially red vein borneo, which I consider the strongest kratom overall when grown correctly. There seems to be a lot of variation between different borneo kratom strains so definitely do some research before buying this type of kratom.
Indo kratom is very similar to borneo kratom, but there are some unique differences in the feel of the experience for real kratom connoisseurs. Green vein indo has become very popular in the past year and is pretty long-lasting, but slightly less sedating than a typically red vein indo strain.
Bali is one of those strains that people either love or they hate. In my experience, bali is a pretty sedating kratom but it has some interesting mental stimulation effects as well. Bali is pretty euphoric in comparison to a lot of other types of kratom, and a good bali strain can be exceptional.
Thai strains are really unique, and are typically really stimulating in comparison to just about every other type of kratom. Although I love sedating strains, Thai kratom will hold a place in my heart. One of the most loved types of thai is red vein thai, which is pretty stimulating with moderate painkilling effects and a pretty strong mental component.
Green Malaysian is one of those strains that really depends on who you get it from. I have had extremely potent green Malaysian strains but I have also had pretty weak ones as well, so it definitely takes some shopping around, and that's why I rated at 7.5 of 10. GM is neither to sedating or too stimulating, and a lot of people really swear by it.
So that's my overview of the strongest kratom strains! This is definitely based on my own experiences and I don't think that everyone would agree. Because of that, I'd like to see what you consider the strongest kratom.
Besides the main reasons that kratom is used, such as pain relief and opiate withdrawal relief, kratom can be extremely effective for anxiety and stress relief. However, because there are a large variety of different effects in different strains and plants, it is a good idea to have an understanding of what to look for before finding using kratom for stress relief.
There are a few strains to avoid when looking for an ideal stress and anxiety relief kratom. The top strains to avoid are Thai, and potentially maeng da, depending upon the type. Also, it is a good idea to avoid most white veined strains because they can tend to be rather stimulating in comparison to both green vein and red vein kratom strains.
For anyone looking for a great strain for stress relief, here are a few types of strains that are ideal for anxiety and stress relief.
Borneo is in my opinion the ideal type of kratom for stress and anxiety relief. Like Indo, Bali and most sunda strains, Borneo kratom strains very sedating, especially red vein borneos. However, it has been repeatedly remarked on kratom forums that there is something very unique to this type of kratom that makes it ideal for this purpose. However, because this strains is one of, if not the most, sedating kratom strain, it may not be ideal to take high doses during the day, as it can make you pretty damn tired.
As far as relaxation and anxiety relief, Indo is highly effective. There are some variations within the strain, that can make some indos less effective or this purpose, however, nearly all of them will have provide a very chill experience with slightly less sedation than most borneos.
Bali is one of the most commonly used strains for this purpose, the reason for this is because it is both effect and low priced in comparison to most other types of kratom. While a little bit more stimulating than the other two, it is definitely still on the sedating side in comparison to most types of kratom.
For anyone looking for anxiety and stress relief, all of these strains can be effective. Definitely be sure to watch your dose, as too high a dose of them can cause mild side effects. You can check out a sample of a few peoples success using these strains for this purpose at http://www.reddit.com/r/kratom/comments/1xvmsn/3_months_kratom_use/
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