Use of medicinal herbs to treat various sicknesses, diseases and conditions are slowly becoming famous all over the world. This is because of some reasons including the safety associated with natural herbs and their effectiveness. Among the common herbs that are in use today is kratom, which comes in various strains for different purposes.
How are kratom strains different?
Different types of kratom are divided into strains depending on the regions where they grow and the kind of breeding they go through. The general classification splits them into three different colors:
- Red-vein- derived from red-colored stem and veins
- White vein
This classification depends on the color of the stem and vein of the leaf that is used to make the strain. The color is what determines the effect the kratom leaf will have on the user’s mind and body as it determines the chemical composition of the herb.
Choosing among different strains of kratom
The different strains contain various alkaloids, each producing its effects. The strain you will therefore select will depend on the symptoms you are experiencing.
The red vein, for instance, is used for its calming effects. It will give you peace of mind and promote a feeling of well-being and optimism. It is also useful for people with sleeping problems such as insomnia. Physically, it will relax your body and help relieve pain as well as relax your muscles.
The white vein kratom, on the other hand, is a stimulant and a definite mood enhancer. It works better than coffee when it comes to boosting alertness and concentration.
The green vein kratom comes between the red and white strains. It is a mild energy booster, therefore, can be used to brighten up a person.
Your preference and current situation will mainly determine the type of strain that is appropriate for you.
Maeng Da Kratom
This is among the finest, most famous kratom strains in use today. Not much is known about its effects, origin, and potency but its effectiveness is known pretty well. It is mainly recommended for people seeking pain relief and stimulation, results that are not found in other kratom strains. It will put the user in a positive mental state as well as boost their enjoyment and enthusiasm. Because of its high concentration level of active kratom alkaloids, users should take about 2 grams every 8 hours. If taken in high dosages, it can cause such effects as:
- Lack of mental clarity
Red Bali Kratom
This is most natural kratom strain to get. Its benefits include:
- Quick and efficient relief from pain,
- Enhancing the user’s mood
- A boost of user’s metabolic rate
- Clear focus
- Stimulation and sedative effects
The red Bali is also the cheapest among other kratom strains. Its sedative effects can be used to ease pain relief, anxiety, stress, depression and anger issues among different situations. Its effects are however milder when compared to others strains. Even so, it should not be taken in high dosages as this might cause adverse side effects such as nausea, headaches, blurred vision, constipation, and diarrhea. Users have to follow the amount of dosage recommended for their weight, tolerance and other determining factors.
Green Borneo Kratom
This is the most beneficial of all the kratom strains. Its alkaloid structure produces such effects as:
- Pain relief
- Relaxation of muscular tension
- Stress and anxiety reduction
- Feelings of euphoria
This strain has the same alkaloids as those found in the tree from which caffeine is derived. This is the reasons why it produces instant stimulation to the brain. It will also stabilize your metabolic rate to allow faster digestion of foods and absorption of nutrients. It can relieve constipation and flush out toxins from the body.
Its dosage should however not exceed 5.5 grams. Beginners should start with 1.5 grams and increase dosage gradually. Excess dosage can cause dizziness, nausea, increased sedation, and itchiness.
Ultra Enhanced Indo
This is a unique form of product, with more potency than the natural kratom strains. The enhanced Indo is made from the addition of about 1500 milligrams of alkaloids into already existing Indo stains. Its suitability is however dependent on the user’s body type and his tolerance. Its benefits include:
- Strong sedation effects
- Mood enhancement
- Cognitive enhancement
- Pain relief
- Treatment of fatigue
Users need to start with the lowest possible dose, and then you can increase the dosage gradually. This is because a good quality of Induced Indo is 20 times more potent than the regular kratom strain. You can start with a dose lower than one gram to prevent adverse side effects.
Super Green Malay
This is a kratom strain that offers an exciting mix of benefits that are hard to find in other strains. While different strains provide pain relief, mental stimulation and mood enhancement, super green Malay offers all these benefits in moderate to high levels. For this reason, it is quite popular. Only a minimum amount of super green Malay is needed to yield the best results such as a boost in energy levels, strengthening of the body and brain, improved focus and better concentration. It also works against all types of pain, reduces stress levels and cures insomnia. Since its effects are very high, it should be taken in small doses of not more than 3 grams for adults. Beginners can start with 1 gram or less.
Ultra Enhanced Maeng Da
This is the most delicate strain of all kratom strains and the most popular across the globe. The strain is artificially enhanced; therefore it has more maximum potency than any kratom strain. It is however not easy to get, as only a few vendors sell it. It is not right to use by beginners though, because of its enhanced status. For the regular users, the strain has a broad range of profound benefits to offer including:
- Extra relaxation
- Better mood enhancement
- Extra stimulation
- Analgesic effect
- Psychological and emotional support
The recommended dosage is 1 gram or less when mixed with powdered leaf.
Full Spectrum Tincture
This is the latest kratom strain to appear in the global market. It is liquid based and one of the most potent strains for experienced users. It is also the most convenient when it comes to ingestion. The strain is a kratom herb that has been turned into liquid. As a result, its organic contents are more concentrated, and this means higher potency and density. Its effects are similar to what you get with other strains, but you will require a lower dosage to attain the same results. Its ideal dose is two drops.