Are you thinking about taking kratom to improve your health but aren’t sure which type of strain to purchase?
Like cannabis, kratom comes in different strains, and each strain comes with different side effects and health benefits. How do you know which strain is right for you?
Check out this guide to learn about the different types of kratom strains.
The Three Main Strains of Kratom
Kratom comes in three main strains: white vein, red vein, and green vein. Strains are classified according to how they’re processed and prepared for retail.
While you may see different strain names outside of these three varieties, other names usually refer to where the leaves were sourced from. For example, you may see something labeled as “Bali strain” kratom, which simply means that the leaves come from Bali.
Kratom strains from Bali won’t necessarily have different effects than kratom strains from Thailand, so don’t let these names fool you. Instead, you really just need to focus on the three main types of strain. Let’s take a close look at each one:
White Vein Kratom
This type of kratom is intense, so beginners should avoid it until they’ve built up their tolerance. Farmers harvest white vein kratom while the veins are still white and the leaves are young.
After harvesting, farmers dry the leaves entirely indoors without any light. White vein kratom also has an acquired taste, so you’ll need to adapt to it over time.
White vein kratom is a stimulant, and many people enjoy it for its energizing properties. If you’re looking for a strand of kratom to help you focus, this is the one. White vein kratom can also help with mood stabilization, and some people use it to combat chronic fatigue and general tiredness.
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Red Vein Kratom
This is the most popular kratom strain. It’s best for pain relief, and it can bring a sense of euphoria to the user. Unlike white vein kratom, which has a stimulating effect, red vein kratom has a sedative effect.
For this reason, many people combine red vein kratom with white vein kratom to even out these side effects. Red vein kratom is processed using a lot of sunlight or a UV lamp.
It can also be fermented during processing to create a different variation of kratom, bentuangie kratom. This is a slightly different type of red vein kratom that offers intensive pain relief.
Red vein kratom is the most mellow of the kratom strains, making it a great option for beginners. Due to its sedative effect, it helps you stay calm while offering pain relief.
Green Vein Kratom
This kratom is the happy medium between white vein and red vein kratom. It comes with similar stimulant effects to white vein kratom, but it’s subtler.
Farmers harvest green kratom leaves once the plant has had some time to mature. Farmers first dry green kratom leaves indoors in an air-conditioned room, and then it’s moved outside to complete the drying process.
Green vein kratom can give you a mild boost in energy and mental clarity.
Types of Kratom: Are You Ready to Try?
Now that you know about the different types of kratom, it’s time to figure out which strain is right for you. With the right strain, you’ll be reaping the benefits of kratom in no time.
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