Kratom Strain Chart- Learn About Kratom Strain Effects

If you’re interested in kratom, at some point you may have found yourself wondering “what’s the difference between kratom strains?’ or even, ‘what’s the best kratom strain’? 

Well, the answer to the first question we definitely know- and for the second question, it really matters what kind of effect you’re hoping to get out of your kratom! We’re going to go over the most common effects of many kratom strains, and even look at a kratom strain chart that’ll help show similarities & differences.

Let’s dive in.

The Differences Between Kratom Veins & Strains

There are three major kratom veins and a fourth that’s making its way onto the scene. They are:

White Vein

Green Vein

Red Vein and,

Yellow Vein

Each of these veins has many subtypes, or strains, inside of it. However, each kratom vein tends to have a specific type of effect.

White Vein kratom is typically energizing and focusing

Green Vein kratom is typically good for elevating positivity and talkativity

Red Vein kratom is typically relaxing and calming 

Yellow Vein kratom usually sits between white vein and green vein in terms of effects, with milder doses of energy and positivity

Kratom Strains

Kratoms strains are more specific types of kratom and are typically named for the color vein they are and the region that they’re from. 

For example: White Bali would signify a white vein strain from Bali

Red Indo would signify a red vein from Indonesia

Green Malay would point to a green vein from Malaysia, and so on!

The effects of these strains are definitely impacted by their place of origin, as the plant accumulates different alkaloid content based on the soil & region it is grown in. 


What About Maeng Da?

Maeng Da is a type of kratom, but the name doesn’t refer to a place- rather Maeng Da is a sign of strength. To learn more about the meaning of Maeng Da, read our blog about it here.


What’s the Best Kratom Strain For Me?

Take a look at our kratom strain chart, or look for the effects symbols on our product pages, and see what strain might have the perfect effect for you! 

These symbols are meant to describe the effect most commonly felt with each strain.

Lighting bolt is energy

Moon is sleep/relaxation

Smiley is mood

And the cross is relief

When you select a product on our website these symbols pop up like so:

kratom strain chart effects homemade kratom blends

But we’ve also created a kratom strain chart that compiles many of our favorite strains together so you can compare and contrast them in order to pick the strain that would suit you the best!

kratom strain chart

Interested in learning how to make your own kratom blends? It’s easier than you think- and might help you fine-tune effects for your perfect kratom dose! Find our blog on homemade kratom blends here.


  • Robert Donohue says:

    I’m going to attempt to make a special blend to lessen the withdrawal of opioid. I have been on them for years and I am tired of this drug owning me. suggestions are welcome

    • Jasmin Weber says:

      Hi there Robert, because we aren’t doctors we can’t give medical advice at all. That being said, we have had customers tell us that red veins are very effective at relieving discomfort & that might be a good place to start. Some of our strongest red veins are Red Maeng Da, Bentuangie, & Red Indo is another popular one. We wish you all the best in your endeavors!

  • Teea Sechrist says:

    I got off methadone using kratom, here’s how I did it. First, get your clinic to start weaning you down. I aimed for 20 but got frustrated and jumped off at 25 and everything was still ok. Basically, you want to stick with a red strain in the beginning, while you’re getting used to the switch. Once you feel adapted, it’s ok to add in other strains to get different effects. I would start by blending with other reds first, then branch out. A good starting dose is 3.5g. I got a scale and stuck to a dosing schedule. 3.5 every 4 hours. The idea is to decrease over time and either lessen your dose or increase the time between doses, or maybe both! Another thing you should try to have on hand is stem and vein. This is the non leaf part of kratom that is sold separately. It’s still got about 30% leaf in it so keep that in mind. Stem and vein acts as a potentiator for your dose and makes it last much longer. This is a key ingredient for lessening your dose or even just kickstarting it.

    Try to remember: a little is a lot with kratom. LESS is MORE. Avoid the temptation to increase your dose a couple months in if you arent feeling the “effects” as well. This is part of the process, and its helpful to remember that this would be counter active to what you want to accomplish. The goal here is not to feel any kind of effects, but just to feel normal. Above all, this takes time, so give it that! I have been free of opiates AND maintenance drugs like subs or methadone now for nearly 6 yearsIf I can do it anyone can! Good luck!

  • VDP-Chey says:

    What was your dose of methadone before you started decreasing it?
    How long did it take you to decrease your dose to 25 mgs?
    I’m taking 180 mgs. a day. When I was only taking 60-80 mgs. a day, and I tried to quit, I couldn’t handle it. I can’t even decrease my dose at all right now.
    I’m going to try to do what you said and let you all know.

    • Jasmin Weber says:

      Hey there, because we aren’t medical professionals we cannot give recommendations on this topic. We wish you the best with your endeavors.

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