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What is Borneo Kratom (Benefits, Colors, and Dose)?

Billy Carlyle September 30, 2022 0 comments
What is Borneo Kratom

When it comes to kratom, there are two categories to keep in mind: color and strain. Borneo kratom is one of the more popular options and it is available in all four main kratom colors. So what makes it so special?

This article covers:

  • What Borneo kratom and how red, green, white, and yellow Borneo differ
  • The effects and benefits of Borneo kratom 
  • How to take it and at what dosage

Let’s begin!

What is Borneo Kratom?

The name Borneo refers to the geographic region where these kratom varieties originated. Borneo is an island located in the far southwestern region of the Pacific Ocean. The island is massive at 287,000 square miles and is found between Malay and Sunda islands. 

In fact, it’s so large that it’s divided into four political regions. Most, if not all, Borneo kratom that you can purchase in the United States will come from the Indonesian region of Kalimantan. 

That being said, not all Borneo kratom that you buy is actually grown in Borneo, but only comes native to that region. By using the strains and farming practices found in Borneo, any farms within Southeast Asia that produce kratom can mimic the results, and therefore the effects.  

In general, Borneo strains are very stimulating when compared to other types, but since they come in all colors, they can still produce a range of effects from sedating to energetic and everything in between. 

We’ve found that Borneo kratom is also very fresh smelling with a pungent natural odor and bright green color. Even the red and yellow Borneo strains have a more distinct green color than, say, Red Bali or Yellow Kali. 

Let’s look at the similarities and differences between the different colors of Borneo kratom.

Green Borneo

This is the most popular Borneo strain because the effects are wholly characteristic of what Borneo kratom represents. Highly energetic, incredibly potent, and powerfully euphoric, Green Borneo has a fresh scent, bitter taste, and extreme effects. If you want the widest range of stimulating and relaxing properties and all the benefits of Borneo kratom, then this is a great choice. 

White Borneo

Since both white kratom and Borneo strains are energetic, White Borneo Kratom is one of the most stimulating options you can buy. This strain is unlikely to produce sedating and relaxing effects, even at larger doses, but for focus, energy, and social events, this strain is an amazing option. Just be careful if you are prone to jitters, anxiety, overstimulation, or insomnia. 

Red Borneo

Red Borneo kratom is a great choice for those who want the qualities of red kratom strains like easing discomfort, calming the mind, and relaxing the body, but don’t like the sleepiness or brain fog that can sometimes accompany those positive outcomes. With more energy than almost any red strain, Red Borneo is a unique option. 

Yellow Borneo

Yellow Borneo is a great daytime relaxant because it will not limit your ability to work and be productive, but also allows you to ease feelings of stress. With a potent balance somewhere between Green and Red Borneo, you can’t go wrong with this choice and we actually recommend it as a good sample of what Borneo Kratom has to offer. 

What are the Benefits of Borneo Kratom?

Borneo Kratom offers a lot of benefits, most of which are tied to the energetic effects and mood-boosting effects. While large doses may produce some relaxing effects, the primary benefits are more stimulating for Borneo kratom, even if you select the Red variety. 

Increases Energy

Regardless of which color you choose, you are bound to get some energy from Borneo kratom. Whites being the most energetic and reds being the least, you should be able to find a balance you want, but any of them should give you a burst of energy about 20 to 30 minutes after dosing that will last 2 to 3 hours after. 

Boosts Productivity

Because of the energetic effects, Borneo kratom is great for productivity. If stress impacts your productivity, then Green and Yellow borneo are the greatest options. If you get distracted easily or struggle with symptoms of ADHD, we suggest trying White Borneo. 

Enhances Socialization

Borneo kratom is great for socializing because it can make you more talkative, interested in conversations, and boost intrigue, all without causing more anxiety like stronger stimulants can do. For socialization, we recommend a moderate dose of Green Borneo, but White Borneo can be good for parties and Red Borneo is optimal for relaxing get-togethers. 

Amplifies Mood

Borneo kratom is very euphoric, which means you get a nice mood-lift along with the energetic characteristics. Some people find all 4 colors of Borneo Kratom to be equally blissful and the reason for this is because Borneo strains typically have more mitragynine than 7-hydroxy-mitrgynine. 

How to Take Borneo Kratom?

Since the most common form of Borneo kratom is powder, the best ways to take it are to use the toss and wash method or make it into tea. For “toss and wash”, you simply place it onto your moist tongue and then swallow it with a sip of water, juice, or other beverage. For tea, you can mix it with cool or warm water and drink it down. This concoction can also be mixed with other drinks like black or green tea, coffee, orange juice, or even chocolate milk. 

Even though Borneo kratom usually comes in powder form, you can also get it in tablets or capsules. Borneo Kratom tablets are a great way to easily take kratom without messiness or hassle, but they also kick in rapidly for a massive energy boost to help you along the way. A lot of people like taking a couple of them in the morning with coffee to get ready for the day. 

Borneo Kratom capsules are also convenient, but may not kick in as fast as strong. Still, they are a great option with Borneo kratom that has such a fresh taste and odor that it may be harder to take via the toss and wash or tea methods. 


The recommended dosage for Borneo Kratom is 2 to 4 grams, but is highly dependent on your susceptibility to the effects and your desired results. Since it is more energetic, you definitely want to start slow with a dose below 2 grams the first time. However, if you want more relaxing results, especially with Red or Yellow Borneo, you may find that you need a 4 to 6 gram dose for superior outcomes. 


Borneo Kratom is a popular option for a reason. It’s euphoric, energetic, and potent with a fresh odor and taste. While White Borneo Kratom is one of the most energetic kratom strains available, you can get a more calming version that is still stimulating if you choose Green Borneo Kratom. The least stimulating option is Red Borneo, but when it comes to relaxing red strains, it still falls on the energetic side. Finally, we recommend starting with Yellow Borneo Kratom because it offers everything a Borneo strain should be. 

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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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