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:
Red Vein and,
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
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:
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!
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.