Because kratom strains can have wildly different effects, choosing the one that is strongest really depends on what the intended purpose is. In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the common uses of kratom and discuss which strains are commonly considered to be the strongest for that use. It is also important to note that how a person responds to a given strain depends a lot on their individual body chemistry, so these should be considered starting points that apply to most people and not necessarily definitive answers.
One of the most well-known uses for kratom is as a stimulant similar to coffee. For this purpose, the white-vein kratom strains are going to be the most suited since the other colors are known more for either a sedative effect or for a mix of the two. Among the various regions from which white-veined kratom is available, the white Hulu or white Maeng Da are generally regarded as the most potent for their stimulant properties. These have higher concentrations of the stimulating alkaloid mitragynine. For stimulating effects, lower doses are recommended.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, red-vein kratom is used for sedation rather than stimulation. The red-veined varieties are definitely better suited to this task than other colors. Chief among the red-veined kratom strains for sedation effects is red Bali. As an alternative to red Bali, a close second is the red Borneo strain. Both of these strains have lower concentrations of the alkaloid mitragynine mentioned in the section above. Moderate to high doses are recommended for the maximum sedative effect.
Pain Relief, Opiate Withdrawal
Some people take kratom in higher doses for the alleviation of pain, or to aid in withdrawal from opiates. This is another area where the red Bali powder or red Borneo strains really shine. Both of these strains are high in alkaloids that function as partial opiate agonists. Partial opiate agonists bind to the opioid receptors in the brain but do not activate them fully in the same way that actual opiates do. Although higher doses are recommended for this purpose, anyone who is new to using kratom should start off at small doses until the effect that they have on the user is known.
Many take kratom for its effect in alleviating depression. The best strains for this will provide a nice euphoric feeling without having an overly sedative quality. Of all the regions, kratom from Maeng Da is most often used for this purpose. White or green-vein kratom versions from the region are particularly useful in striking the balance needed relieving symptoms of depression. Moderate doses will provide the best combination of euphoric effects without getting too close the sedative effect that comes from higher doses. Good secondary choices dealing with depression would be the green Thai or green Malay strains.
The best kratom for the relief of anxiety will combine a euphoric effect with a sedative effect. This combination will calm you down while also picking up your mood. We’ve mentioned several times now how the red-veined leaves are best suited to provide a sedation effect. What we want in choosing a strain for anxiety is to mix that with a strain that is not only also good at providing a euphoric effect but at effectively blending the two. Red Borneo kratom is considered one of the best strains for this purpose. Red Bali or red Maeng Da are also good second choices.
Mum’s Two Cents
There are a lot of alternative medicine being discovered and being made available to people. I see no harm in trying out other options to heal from your disease or sickness, especially if your prescription drugs aren’t doing the trick. As always, if you are planning to start taking alternative medicine, it is best to consult with your physician or medical practitioner first.