Kratom is a product of an Asian evergreen tree. It contains mitragynine, a stimulant, and 7-hydroxymitraginine, a narcotic. Around 5 million people are said to be using Kratom as an alternative approach to pain management in the United States. Kratom can be used for many things such as pain relief, relaxation and for energy and mood enhancement. But the benefits you enjoy depend highly on the strain you choose. Not sure where to begin? Stay with us and we will guide you into choosing the best kratom strains.
It can be a little confusing to understand kratom strains. A lot of people consider red, green, white, and yellow kratom to be strains, but in reality, those only represent the four different kratom veins like the Red Vein Maeng Da Kratom. We will be going over the different stems next time, but this article will focus on the 16 different strains which are as follows:
Borneo Kratom is a strain native to Borneo. White Borneo kratom is rare and usually more potent compared to the Green Borneo and Red Borneo varieties. The red varieties, however, have stronger aroma compared to the white and green varieties.
This strain originated in Cambodia, but it also grows in areas with similar climates such as Laos and Vietnam.
The Cambodian variety is a hybrid strain, which is a combination of red and green vein-horned leaves. This particular combination is uncommon, hence it’s not easy to get your hands on this strain. It’s also similar to the Maeng da strain in terms of genetic outline.
This strain shares most of its DNA with the Thai variety and comes with a high alkaloid count. It originates from only one plantation so it’s not easy to obtain as well.
The Elephant kratom strain is available in white, red, and green varieties. It is distinguished with its large leaves that look like elephant’s ears. This strain contains a high indole alkaloid count.
The Horn strain, according to some people, can provide clarity. It comes in white, red, and green colors but each color is connected by this ‘clear thinking’ performance.
Hulu Kapuas Strain
The plants used in making this particular strain are rare, mainly because they’re only available in an island with hardly any inhabitants. This strain is available in red, green, and white varieties and each one of these strains is special because they boast of a unique alkaloid count. It is said that the green Hulu Kapuas strain is one of the rarest in the market.
The Indo kratom strain is available in both red vein and white vein varieties. But the white vein variety is the rarest to find. The red vein Indo has a thick cell wall within the strain’s genetic makeup. While it has a high alkaloid content, users claim its effect hit them gradually.
Jong Kong Strain
This kratom strain comes with a special alkaloid content and appearance. It comes in red, green, and white varieties. The Green version has been called ‘Maeng da’s’ little brother’ mainly due to its potency. The Red strain, on the other hand, comes from some of the oldest and most mature trees out there. The White vein Jong Kong strain is made up of two White strains.
Of the 16 Kratom strains, the Kali strain is one of the best smelling out there. It also boasts of a unique blend of alkaloids. Those who have tried this strain claims its potency is moderate and can last for a long time. It is available in Red and Green veins.
Ketapang strain is available in either white, green, or red varieties. Each one of these varieties can provide you with a different experience. This strain is quite popular, and its fresh smell is a well-loved by customers.
Maeng Da Strain
The Maeng da strain is one of the best kratom strains in terms of potency. The Maeng da was ‘grafted’ together from two different sets of leaves. This technique is commonly used when modifying and creating strains. Like most strains, the Maeng da is available in many forms and is quite popular among avid Kratom users.
The Malay strain comes in two different types. The first is the Standard Green Malay and the other is the Super Green Malay. The Super Green Malay has a more subdued alkaloid content while the Standard Green Malay gives users a more moderate hit. The Malay strain is the next most popular strain to use. It also has a unique scent that sets it apart from the other strains.
The Riau strain features a musky aroma and is guaranteed to give you a moderate hit if you’re looking for something less potent. It’s available in red, white and green varieties.
This strain is found on the Sumatra islands in Indonesia. This particular strain grows quite well and is available in white, green, and red varieties, with the White strain being the most powerful. The White strain is so powerful and potent that it is hailed as the most potent white strain out in the market. The Green strain, on the other hand, offers a more subdued, milder experience, while the Red strain lasts quite a long time.
This strain is available in Red, Green and White versions. The white strain is considered one of the most potent Kratom strains out there.
This strain is available in all vein colors, with the yellow strain gaining a lot of popularity due to its mild performance. The White Vietnam strain is quite powerful, so caution is needed when ingesting it. Since this strain only grows in Vietnam, it’s privy to the climate in the country.
Since there are so many different kratom strains in the market (16 at that!) the only way to find out which kratom strain is the best is by trying them out. However, we highly recommend taking a lot of caution when trying out a new strain as you don’t know how your body will react to it.
Now that you understand more about the different types of strains, you’re now armed with all the information you need to try them out for yourself and decide which of the best kratom strains work for you.