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. [Read more…]