There are many different strains of kratom this guide will help you choose the strain that is right for you. Some strains are more sedative or more energizing, the effects of some strains will last longer than others and some strains will have a stronger analgesic kratom effect. The differences are important to note if you are trying to use kratom for a specific purpose. I will list some of the more popular strains here. There are too many to list them all and many more new strains are coming out of Southeast Asia as kratom gains popularity.
Thai kratom has stimulating and euphoric properties. Kratom is illegal in Thailand but that has not stopped Thai kratom from becoming one of the most common strains found on the market. This is not a good choice if you are looking for a relaxing effect. Thai kratom is not as potent as Maeng Da but probably ranks second in potency.
- Energizing and euphoric
- Common strain
- Lasts 2-5 hours
Maeng Da which translates to “Pimp’s grade kratom” is one of the most popular strains. The reason this strain is so popular is that Maeng Da Kratom is by far one of the most potent strains of kratom. Maeng Da contains large amounts of high end alkaloids, making this a favorite among more experienced users. This strain is much more energizing than analgesic, although does still have analgesic properties. Learn more by click here
- Energizing, highly euphoric
- Strong analgesic kratom effects
- Lasts 3-4 hours
Malaysian kratom is known for being highly euphoric. This particular strain can be energizing at lower doses and sedative at higher doses.
- A top strain for Euphoria
- Superior taste
- 3-7 hours
Indonesian kratom or Indo can actually refer to a number of different strains in the region. Often when purchasing kratom labeled Indo you can receive a blend of a number of different strains. However, all of these strains are often high quality. Kratom effects are also somewhat bolstered when different strains are used at once.
- More relaxing than Thai strains
- Considered slightly lower potency than some of the stronger strains
- Lasts 2-6 hours
Bali kratom is a well known strain and one of the most popular. This is a great strain for someone looking for a calming kratom effect, possibly those who suffer from depression or anxiety.
- Both relaxing and energizing
- sedative calming kratom effects
- Lasts 5-6 hours