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 are the best kratom strains’? Well, if you’ve been hoping to find a kratom strain chart to help you figure out the difference between kratoms strains, look no further!

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 strains chart that’ll help show similarities & differences. Kratom charts like this are meant to help you understand quickly & easily what the best strain for you might be based on the effects it’s known for. 

Let’s dive in.

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The Differences Between Kratom Veins & Strains

Let’s dive right into what the difference is between kratom veins! 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 (this is sometimes called Gold 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 while Green Vein kratom is usually good for elevating positivity and sociability. Meanwhile, Red Vein kratom tends to be relaxing and calming. Yellow Vein kratom usually sits between white vein and green vein in terms of effects, with lower levels of energy and positivity.

Where do kratom veins come from? Kratom vein colors are literally a reference to the veins of the kratom leaves. As a kratom plant matures, the veins inside the leaves change color- from white, to green, to red. White vein leaves are the youngest and most energizing, while red vein leaves are the oldest and most relaxing. 

Kratom Strains

Kratom strains are more specific types of kratom and are typically named based on the color of the vein and the region that they’re from. For example, a White Bali would signify a white vein strain from Bali and a 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 a 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 guide, 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 chart that compiles many of our favorite strains so you can compare and contrast them in order to pick the strain that would suit you the best!

Lets’ Check Out Our Kratom Strain Chart:

kratom strain chart

Don’t See the Strain You Want?

We couldn’t fit every option we carry into our kratom strain chart, it would have been HUGE! Don’t fret! Just visit the product page on our website to find the icons there! There will also be a brief product description that should help you understand what common effects of that strain are.

Get High-Quality Kratom from GRH Kratom!

Once you’ve found the strain you want, check out all the products we have to offer. We have lots of kratom for sale so you’re sure to find the best kratom strains for your needs.

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  • 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.

    • Natalie says:

      I hope that worked out for you. Sometimes I find greens more effective than reds at providing the same sensation that “all is well” as opiates did. I just happened to read this and hope you found your correct dosage and could find relief.

  • kratomstrain says:

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    History of Kratom Mitragyna Speciosa, also known as Kratom is a tropical evergreen in the coffee family. It is native to Southeast Asia, indigenous to Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Papua New Guinea. The use of Kratom There are many forms of consumption and benefits that come from Kratom. Kratom was often eaten fresh after being picked by the locals and was also used in ceremonies. It was not until later that the Kratom leaf was dried and crushed to be made into a powder and brewed as a tea or made into capsules for easier consumption. Kratom can also be added to your smoothies or even protein drinks to give it a boost. Some even prefer to mix it with milk to make a simple shake. Kratom has been known to have an Opiate-like effect even though it’s not really an opioid, what this means is that Kratom has been known to help deal with addiction by binding with the same receptors in the brain as opiates except Kratom does not activate the receptors in the same way.
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  • Manuel says:

    I suggest you listen only to your body to make the decision for relief. Sales are the goals of companies and patients of doctors. No one feels yor pain. I was addicted to opiod; oxycontin and oxycodone. A life of abuse to my body, 8 times i should be dead Medically retired +22 yrs from military, iive been broken and shattered many times. Mentally and physically. Comas, P.T.S.D. I live with pain. At 63 I take no Narcotics. Using a variety of kratom strains I find relief daily and sleep well. The product works for me. You have to go with what works for you. Purchase the smallest package that is the highestly recommended strain for your isse. If it is not effective increase the dose but don’t exceed the maximum recomended dose. If you still have no relief, switch to a different strain. Once you find a strain that works for your issue. Settle in to your dosage. Myself i will stop cold with that strain to mlnitor the effect. If my pain returns i start up my dosage again if I have relief again am satisfied to stay with that strain. Assured it was the Kratom product. Do not stop medication you take for other issues. I have heart and lung issues, (1/2 a lung) monitor any side effects. Once you settlle on a strain for one issue you can start to focus on a different issue. Sleep, anxiety, mood, depression. Remember that not all remedies will be. effective for everyone. We are all different. Don’t get discouraged and take advantage of and trust that only you know how you feel.
    My opinion, my unproffesional,personal experience. I pray you have success in your trial

    • Jasmin Weber says:

      Thank you for this thoughtful comment, we agree with your advice entirely! These are the effects we’ve noticed & heard reported for these strains, and we’ve heard from many people that red veins tend to be the most beneficial for relief, but you are absolutely right that kratom affects everyone differently & that the best strain for one person might not work for another!
      We’re very glad to hear that kratom has been so helpful for you.
      the GRH Team

  • Help says:

    Just starting trying to come of lortabs single mom two kids can’t go through withdrawals, I’m trying the green stakes in but I’m still not feeling great I take 6 when I wake up and I just can’t find the right dose to completely stop the lortabs and feel ok to take care of my kids

    • Jasmin Weber says:

      Hi there, while we feel for you greatly, because we are not medical professionals it goes against FDA regulations for us to offer you advice on this subject. We’d suggest looking at some kratom forums online, as kratom users tend to provide first-hand experiences there, or speaking to a medical professional. If anyone in the kratom community has advice, please leave it here!
      the GRH Team

    • San says:

      Ur going to feel sick. Its withdrawal From a HORRIBLE drug. I think this and others just take the top edge off. Feel the experience the negative parts really feel then. Writer every single horrible thing in a journal. Then when u feel like going back to that life u read a few pages. Good for u for doing this for u and kiddos. It is hard but look at us it’s possible😉

  • Rob says:

    Normally, I would be offended by the grade school type chart, but I have to say that it makes choosing the right kratom strain easy. I am a Green Maeng Da: two lightning bolts, two smiley faces, and a plus sign

  • Kevin says:

    The chart helped me to figure out where I was going wrong with my kratom selection. I wanted to be more energized, but I almost seemed too energized and on edge. I switched from White Maeng Da to Super Yellow and found my balance.

  • David S says:

    Kratom has been a blessing to me and my wife since we found it several years ago. Im 54 and raising twin 7 year olds plus owner and operator of a landscape business I need boosted energy to say the least. Been using Maeng Da in protein shakes but after trying Hulk Im sold on it!

  • Gibson says:

    It is one thing to read what Red Indo is, but seeing what it offers on a chart is another thing. I was looking through the GRH Kratom products, and I didn’t know what anything meant. I read through your strain post and looked at the chart, and found out that it was what I was looking for.

  • Daniel says:

    You appreciate that some people are visual learners, and some are more straightforward with their learning approach. Your post caters to everyone, and that’s why I love GRH Kratom. You have the kratom and the products that everyone wants and needs for their life.

  • Jeff says:

    Oh wow! I didn’t realize there were so many different strains of kratom out there. At least now I know some of the different properties so I can make the right choice.

  • JJJameson says:

    Choosing the right kratom strain can be difficult especially when you’re a newbie and you’re shopping online. Thanks for breaking it all down so simply!

  • Vivian says:

    I love how easy it is to choose the right kratom strains from GRH. Those little symbols make it much easier for me to find exactly what I’m looking for.

  • Tara says:

    I use green Maeng Da for pain relief but I haven’t tried many other strains. This chart has certainly opened up my eyes to the other options I can choose from.

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