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A Definitive Guide to Kratom Strains

Billy Carlyle January 7, 2021 0 comments
Kratom Guide

Want to know more about the best kratom strain that will help diminish your health problems? Or perhaps you have just climbed onto the ketum bandwagon, and navigating your way through the countless species and strains makes you feel like banging your head against a wall? We’ve all been there.

Get this: While there are three notable species of Kratom, each is further categorized into around 15 different strains. And guess what? With the upcoming research conducted on the therapeutic benefits of this all-natural herb, new strains are emerging that provide more potent effects than their former counterparts.

The only problem?

With the countless strains available on the market and combined with the fact that your friends keep suggesting different ones, deciding on the best strain for your individual needs is no walk in the park. Luckily, we have come through for you again.  With our definitive guide on Mitragynine speciosa, you will know about the best strains there are and how each works. But keep in mind the only first-hand experience will help you become confident that the particular strain is a good fit for you.

Starting with the basics of this herb, there are three major species, and they are categorized based on the Colour of the leaf veins: Green, Red, and White.

Green: Easily the most vital type of Kratom, Green Vein is a fantastic herb for relief and providing gentle stimulation.  What’s more, it is ideal for uplifting your mood when you feel down. Best of all, it is the perfect herb for boosting your concentration the night before an exam. Fortunately, the effects can easily last for around 8 hours. In other words, you can stay alert and focused throughout an entire workday.

Red: For those dabbling into alternative therapies to help cope with discomfort,  believe me when I say that the red vein is your new best friend.  And trust me, I am not exaggerating in the least. Along with superb relieving effects, the red vein kratom is also great for relaxation on those days when you are under a different school or work pressure. Red offers great relieving benefits. Here’s the best part. If you are someone who is battling with restlessness, a red vein will help you calm down. Best of all, all these beautiful effects will easily last for about 5 hours. 

White: Loaded with unique boosting effects, the White vein is a fantastic herb for helping you cope with restlessness. The best thing about this species is that it helps immensely in alleviating. Considering that more than 264 million people are suffering from melancholy globally, this herb is fantastic in helping you feel productive and motivated through a boring workday. As for the duration, the effects of this herb can last for as long as 3 to 5 hours.

Now that we are done with the essential kratom species let’s dig a little deeper. You’ll be surprised to know that each of the above-discussed species is further categorized into strains that offer unique effects. Here are a few common strains;

Type of Strains based on Colour

Red Vein– Superb for relaxation and helping you stay calm

White Vein– Best for providing energy and allowing you to concentrate better

Green Vein– To help you relax and inducing calmness

Yellow Vein- Best for helping you stay positive and happy

Type of Strains based on effects

Relieving – Maeng Da, Red Vein Bali, Red Vein Borneo

Inducing Euphoria– White Thai, Green Maeng da, Green Malay, White Borneo

Sedating- Red Vein Bali, Horned Red Vein, Red Borneo, Maeng Da

Energizing- Green Indo, White Vein, Maeng Da

Type of Strains based on region

Bali- Bali Gold, Green Bali, Red Bali, 

Malaysia- Green Malay, Green Borneo, 

Thailand- Green Maeng da, Green Thai, Red Maeng da, Red Thai, White Maeng Da

Indonesian(non- Bali)- Red Indo, White Indo


One of the most potent strains available on the market today, Maeng Da, is believed to be created through selective pollination of Kratom plants. Early on, farmers kept trying to develop a new strain of mitragynine speciosa that could rival the existing ones. To say that their efforts yielded fruit is an understatement. 

One of the significant reasons Maeng da is so trendy is that it can help boost focus and induce energy in individuals involved with many mental and manual jobs. Maeng Da provides that extra cutting edge to turn your mentally exhausting days into a breeze. What’s more, our customers have confessed to experiencing a better mood and improved focus.

You’ll be happy to learn that Maeng Da is also used in relieving moderate discomfort. Not only does its effectiveness make this strain such a popular choice for relief, but it is also completely safe. What this means is that you will get all the required effects without experiencing any adverse effects whatsoever.

A word of caution: Prolonged and unsupervised use of this herb could lead to a potential tolerance buildup over time. Your body might not any longer feel the same effects unless you significantly increase your dosage. The solution? Stick to the recommended dosage.


Next up on our list of the best strains is the Thai Kratom which is another incredible strain. Highly concentrated with various alkaloids, including mitragynine, this herb is excellent at providing energy and great mental focus that’ll allow you to work for hours without the slightest bit of fatigue setting in. Interesting fact: Some people also use the strain to treat their tiredness successfully. You’ll be surprised to know that Thai Kratom was highly popular among the manual workers of Thailand to help keep fatigued at bay.

For those of you who are dealing with a great deal of sadness and melancholy in your lives. Helpful in relieving melancholy and mood enhancement. The green and white veins are potent for helping fight sadness.


Excellent at treating a variety of health problems, Sumatra is a favourite strain of many. And might I add, a personal favourite of mine. Some of the reported benefits that users experience while using Sumatra are the following;

●   Relief

●   Excellent mood lift

●   Assists with tiredness

●   Calms nerves

The Sumatra red vein stands out amongst the various strains because it is the most relaxing leaf instead of all Kratom strains. Users looking to experience excellent relief have found their perfect fit with Sumatra.

Here’s the best thing. While the effects of most Kratom last for an average of 2-3 hours tops, the Sumatra red vein kratom can maintain its results for up to 10 hours. Unbelievable, right? The red-veined Sumatra is undoubtedly an excellent choice for those looking for a relatively long-term solution to their lifestyles. Say you are tired out after a long day at work or having trouble unwinding when back from work; one dose of red vein Sumatra will help you kick back and relax in no time at all.


Fourth on our list of the best ketum strains is Borneo. As the name suggests, this particular strain originates from the jungles of Borneo, which has the perfect weather for the cultivation of this herb. Interesting fact: The region is also the world’s biggest exporter of all-natural Kratom.

Owing to the high concentration of the alkaloid 7-hydroxy mitragynine, Borneo is easily the most sedating strain in the market today. Reports state that high-quality Borneo is a more potent sedative than prescription medications such as benzodiazepines. Amazing, right?  Add this to the fact the sedative properties come with no unfortunate side effects; Borneo is famous for all the right reasons.

Did you know that Borneo strains were traditionally used to treat unhappiness? Borneo, particularly the green-veined Borneo, remains one of the most excellent choices in treating various conditions.

Another noteworthy thing to mention is that this strain is also excellent in curbing drug cravings.

And that’s not all. Borneo can also be used as an anti-inflammatory, a stimulant and also for inducing euphoria.

Bali Kratom

If money is a problem and you are on the lookout for affordable strains that won’t break the bank, Bali will deliver all the top-notch qualities without costing you an arm and a leg.

The best thing about this strain is that it provides various effects, unlike most other strains that deliver only a certain amount. In addition to its ability to act as a stimulant, you can also use it to modify your appetite. You must be vigilant about using the strain with great care to observe your body’s reaction to it.

Indo Kratom

Cultivated and harvested in Indonesia for years, Indo is favoured globally for its powerful abilities to heal the human body.

In addition to helping one deal with any discomfort, this herb can also be used as a sedative. The best thing about this strain is that its effects will last you for an extended period instead of other strains that will barely last you a few hours at best.  Furthermore, the red vein is primarily one of the best strains of Kratom to relieve any uneasiness in the body.

Below are some of the different kinds of Indo listed that are individually cultivated to provide unique effects. 

●   Red Vein Indo –An excellent sedative and an even excellent mood enhancer, you can also combine red indo with other stimulating strains for a synergistic effect.  

●   White Vein Indo – If you look for a strain that delivers excellent stimulating qualities, white vein indo doesn’t disappoint.  

●   Super Indo – Along with remarkable soothing qualities with a mild energy enhancement effect, Super Indo goes by ‘Super’ for all the right reasons. 


Next comes the Malaysian Kratom imported straight from  Malaysia, providing the perfect tropical climate for cultivating mitragyna speciosa. What’s more, the farmers of this area are well aware of the production process of this herb and have been at it for years.  So if there is anybody who can do it right, it’s them. 

As far as the uses are concerned, the Malay strains can be utilized for an array of purposes.  When taken in low quantities, the strain acts as a stimulant and boosts energy levels. At low doses, the strain works as a stimulant, increasing energy levels. As the quantity is increased, it acts as a sedative. 

Another benefit worth mentioning of this strain is that it can also enhance bodily functions. Individuals around the globe have been using this strain for enhanced mental clarity and improved focus.  

On top of it all, the strain’s ability to enhance mental clarity and induce sedation makes it super helpful in treating any discomfort within the body.  

Some of the  different forms of Malaysian Kratom available today are:

●   Green Malay –  Also known as the Super Green Malay. It can be used as an energizer, reliever, enhancer and also for alleviating feelings of discomfort. The best part is that its effects are also known to be super long-lasting.

●   Red Vein Malay – Slightly more powerful than the green Malay, the red vein Malay is excellent at sedation and relieving tiredness. Not to mention that It also possesses excellent relaxation and enhancement properties. You can use the red vein with the green Malay to work as a powerful reliever while boosting levels and improving focus.

●   White Vein Malay – Of all three Malaysian strains, the white vein Malay is the most energetic and stimulating by far. Additionally, It can also be used to enhance mood and increase mental focus.

To Sum It Up

Armed With the information above, you should go through the different kratom vendors on the internet and finalize the strain you need.  It would help if you also remembered that kratom strains are only as good as their quality. Here at Naya Kratom, we pride ourselves on having the best, most potent quality kratom you can find. Our work is limited to including only the best farmers to deliver you a vast array of fresh Kratom products. 

Another thing to be mindful of is that your brain receptors can get used to the alkaloids present in the different strains. When that happens, your body will build a tolerance to the compound, which will force you to increase the recommended dosage that can come at the expense of various adverse reactions. To help avoid building any tolerance to this herb, try rotating your strain and stick to the recommended dose.

Why wait any further?

Now that you know what strain you are looking for, it’s time to get your hands on it and see the benefits for yourself. How else are you going to ensure whether the claims surrounding kratom benefits are correct?

Share with friends or family who might find this helpful guide. Happy shopping!

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Billy Carlyle

Billy Carlyle is an alumnus of UNCW, obtaining an MFA in creative writing. In his nook and cranny of the writing community, he explores the intricacies of plant pharmacology and its botanical research, writing predominantly for the cannabis, medical marijuana, CBD, and kratom industries.

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