For a newcomer, shopping for kratom can be downright confusing. From all the colors and strains, you may not know which option is best for the benefits you seek. Even for experienced kratom users, there can be some confusion with certain kratom strains.
Some of the most popular kratom strains are known as Kali kratom strains. While they may not be as popular as Malay or Bali kratom, they are still up there because of their potent effects that target specific purposes.
This article covers:
- What Kali kratom is and where it is produced
- The types of Kali kratom and their effects
- What each color of Kali kratom is used for
What is Kali Kratom?
Most kratom in the world is produced in Indonesia, but there are thousands of islands in Indonesia, each offering their own conditions that can influence the purity, effects, and alkaloids of the kratom plant.
Kali kratom is harvested from the Kalimantan region in Indonesia, which can determine specific results. The dense, wet, and warm forests of this region promote nutrient-rich soil that adds to the potency of some of the alkaloids found in kratom, but it also targets the effects in some ways.
While Kali strains are not for everyone, they are perfect for some users. Still, the effects can drastically vary based on the color of the kali strain. Unlike some kratom strains, kali options come in every color: White, Green, Red, and Yellow.
White Kali kratom is possibly the most popular type of Kali kratom on the market. Why? Because it offers exactly what makes Kali kratom so popular in the first place: stimulation, energy, and a powerful mood lift.
This type of Kali kratom is harvested and processed when the leaves are still young, so they haven’t fully developed some of the slow-affecting alkaloids. For example, they have a lot of mitragynine, but less 7-hydroxymitragynine. Plus, they likely have more of the lesser known chemicals that provide the amplifying mood lift that is perfect for work, productivity, and exercise.
- Energy, stimulation, and productivity
- Focus and concentration
- Reducing sleepiness
- Nootropic effects
- Coffee replacement
- Work and long shifts
- Sleep deprivation
Green Kali Kratom is energizing like other Kali strains, but is a little more balanced than the white version. As the leaves of the kratom tree start getting bigger, they turn dark and bright green. This is where Green Kali comes from.
The green variety of Kali offers a complex mixture of both main alkaloids. Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine are both abundant, which provides a burst of characteristic Kali energy, but also offers a relaxing quality that may be good for easing stress without sacrificing energy levels.
- Mood lift
- Focused relaxation
- Enhancing entertainment
- Afternoon or evening pick-me-up
- Relaxing without sleep
When the leaves have ripened completely and are fully matured, they are picked and become Red Kali Kratom. In many cases, they are also sun dried to enhance the amount of 7-hydroxymitragynine. While red strains are often known for less mitragynine and sedating effects, Kali strains are known for being more energetic than some, so you will still get a steady dose of mitragynine with this strain.
The result is a balance of mild energy with potent relaxation. Compared with red strains like Bali and Bentuangie, Kali will not put you to sleep as much. However, they should not keep you up either. These are great for nighttime use, but will not interfere with your ability to function during the day either!
- Relaxation without tiredness
- Calming focus
- Stress support
- Reducing discomfort
- Reduce discomfort during the day
- Nighttime relaxation
- After a stressful day
- Exercise recovery
Yellow Kali is the rarest type of Kali kratom but is also heavily sought after for the amazing, balanced, energetic effects. We recommend this strain for almost any purpose, but it is more energetic than other yellow and red strains, but also offers mental and physical relaxation unparalleled by Green Kali.
Yellow strains undergo a different processing method that allows them to retain mitragynine even while encouraging the development of 7-hydroxymitragynine. This means that they get more potent with full-spectrum effects whether you are looking for relief from discomfort, nootropic boosts, or overall wellbeing.
- Relaxation with focus
- Mental tranquility
- Energy without stimulation
- Reduces discomfort
- Potent mood lift
- Day and nighttime relaxation
- Work and productivity
- Exercise recovery and discomfort relief
- Afternoon or evening pick-me-up
How to Take Kali Kratom?
With any kratom strain, it is best to start with low doses and gradually work your way up. Lower dosages are known for being more energetic and higher doses more relaxing, but remember that Kali strains are typically a little more energetic than some other options. We recommend that you start with 1 to 2 grams if you are brand new to kratom and then move up from there.
To take kratom, you can toss and wash, which means you simply toss the powder in your mouth and wash it down with a beverage. If you hate the taste too much, orange juice is often preferred. You can also make tea out of the powder by mixing it with hot, not boiling water.
If those options don’t seem good, then you can also choose the most convenient options. You can buy Kali kratom capsules or kali kratom tablets and then you simply have to swallow them. No taste, easy dosing, and smooth effects.
Kali kratom varieties are wonderfully potent, smoothly energetic, and powerfully balanced. Whether you choose white, green, yellow, or red, you are sure to get some energy, but the color you choose will drastically vary the other effects and the strength of the stimulation. Just make sure you review the colors before purchasing so you get the benefits that you are looking for.