Kratom Strains Information
About Green Kratom, Red Kratom and Red Kratom
One of the best features of kratom is its flexibility of effects. There are a multitude of different strains and vein types one can utilize depending on one’s needs.
While not as popular as red vein strains, some of the best strains that we have encountered have been of this variety. While there is some variation, green vein kratom tend to be moderate in effects — a powerful blend between painkilling and energetic effects.
As noted, there are a variety of effects that green vein kratom can provide, and there also some effects that seem fairly unique to it. Some of these effects include:
- Pain Relief
- Nootropic (Cognitive Enhancing)
Although the painkilling effects of this variety of kratom typically aren’t as prominent as they are in red veins, for some reason, a few of the most effective painkilling strains that we have used have been of this variety. While there is some speculation to why this is, it may be that this variety is more sensitive to growing conditions, as the potency seems fairly variable depending upon the region it is grown.
However, the primary reason green vein kratom is used for pain relief is that it tends to provide great effects without the sedation common in many red veins, making it very valuable during the day.
Red vein kratom is one of the most sought after varieties of kratom, and for good reason too. These strains contain a large variety of medicinal, and not so medicinal, effects. The prized effects this type of kratom can provide are pain relief, but it often also provides some sedation and relaxation as well.
Because of these effects, they are commonly used by those who have pain, and for those looking for a relaxing mood boost, being especially useful in the evenings and at night.
Besides the effects, red veins are found in nearly all varieties of kratom: Thai, Indo, Borneo and even Malaysian (not as common). This vein type of kratom is also one of the most abundantly harvested vein types, and seems to grow more wildly and produce bigger harvests than both green and white vein strains.
Red vein kratom effects primarily include, sedation, relaxation and pain relief. However, this does not mean that all reds will be abundant in these effects. In fact, some strains, such as red vein thai, can be instead much more stimulating. Because of this, know that all varieties of this type of leaf are not all entirely alike, and their strain can often overpower some of their commonly known effects.
The most common effects of a standard red vein strain are:
- Pain Relief
- Opiate W/D Relief
- Positively Effects Mood
Of all different kratom varieties, white vein kratom is the most unique. This vein type has some of the most energetic strains of all and tend to be used in the mornings, or in draining situations where fatigue would be otherwise inevitable. However, while energetic, they overall tend to have less painkilling, analgesic properties than green and red vein strains.
Because of this, they have a very unique niche, and not everyone is suited for them. For those who haven’t tried this variety of kratom, there is a lot of potential within these strains, and shouldn’t be overlooked in favor of some other, heavier strain — sometimes the clean boost of white veins can be just what is needed.
As briefly mentioned, the effects of this variety of kratom are unique in comparison to other vein types. The most common effects of white vein kratom are stimulation/energy, nootropic (cognitive boosting), endurance, and it has even been used for depression.
Stimulation, Energy and Endurance
One of the most common reasons that white vein kratom is used is for a clean pick-me-up. If you read through kratom forums, you’ll find many people who have replaced their morning coffee with a white with great effect. The energy that is provided from these strains tends to be much cleaner than the jittery energy of caffeine and other stimulants. The reason for this is the balancing of energetic and analgesic alkaloids, which also contribute to its endurance promoting effects by increasing energy and dampening the pain response.