What Is Kratom? A Full Breakdown of Strains

What Is Kratom? A Full Breakdown of Strains

Looking through your local supplement store, you will more than likely find products labeled as “Kratom”. What is it? What are the benefits? Is it dangerous? These questions are the first step toward understanding the nature of this supplement and more!

Kratom

What Is Kratom?

Kratom in its simplest form is a natural Opioid used for several deficiencies, better focus, more energy, even to help someone sleep. Seems a bit counterintuitive for one thing to help with two opposing forces like energy and sleep, but Kratom is just the broad term used for the product. You can begin by breaking it down into strains of Red, Green and White (some companies also incorporate Gold and Sapphire). With each color comes more strains, this can be a bit confusing and overwhelming, don’t worry we are covering them all in this breakdown. There is a simple way to remember the color scheme in the way of a saying, “Red before bed, White in the light, Green for everything in between”. Red strains are made for relaxation along with pain killing effects, White strains are great for energy boosts, and Green strains provide a balanced feel between the two (the aforementioned Gold or Yellow strain is considered to be the most potent).

The Different Strains and Benefits

RED STRAINS

Red Indo
- High Pain Relief
- High Sedation
- High Relaxation

Red Bali
- High Pain Relief
- Mild Sedation
- Mild Relaxation

Red Thai
-High Pain Relief
- Low Sedation
- High Relaxation

Red Borneo
- Mild Pain Relief
- Mild Sedation
- High Relaxation

Red Maeng Da
- High Energy
- Mild Pain Relief
- Low Sedation
- Mild Relaxation

WHITE STRAINS

White Indo
- High Energy
- Mild Mood Booster
- High Stimulation

White Maeng Da
- High Energy
-High Mood Booster
- High Stimulation
- Low Pain Relief

GREEN STRAINS

Green Bali
-High Energy
- Mild Mood Booster
- Mild Pain Relief
- Mild Stimulation
- Low relaxation

Green Indo
- High Energy
- Mild Mood Booster
- High Pain Relief
- High Stimulation

Green Thai
- High Energy
- Mild Mood Booster
- High Stimulation
- Mild Pain Relief

Green Borneo
- High Energy
- Mild Mood Booster
- Mild Pain Relief
- Mild Stimulation
- Low Relaxation

Green Maeng Da
- High Energy
- High Mood Booster
- Mild Pain Relief
- Mild Stimulation
- Low Relaxation

Green Malay
- High Energy
- Mild Mood Booster
- Mild Pain Relief
- High Stimulation
- Low Sedation
- Low Relaxation

GOLD (YELLOW) STRAINS

Bali Gold
- High Energy
- High Mood Booster
- Mild Pain Relief
- Low Stimulation
- Mild Sedation
- Low Relaxation

Gold Maeng Da
- High Energy
- High Mood Booster
- Mild Pain Relief
- High Stimulation
- Low Relaxation

Kratom Strains Chart

Precautions

While some would say that Kratom is a better alternative to pharmaceutical opioids, it is still highly recommended to ask your doctor on how this supplement can interact with your body or medications you are taking. There are no uses for kratom that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In article written on the National Institute on Drug Abuse website the question of long-term effects was answered as follows, “Case Reports do show regular, Long-term, kratom use in large amounts may be associated with serious liver problems.” For further information regarding the addictive potential or other health concerns refer to the article by the NIDA.
Conclusion

Kratom itself can potentially present a beneficial morning boost for daily activities or pain issues but it is still advised to seek a doctor’s recommendation on if this product is safe for your consumption. Through this article we hope you gained a better understanding of Kratom as well as knowing the potential risks of taking this product. As always you should do as much research as possible before consuming a substance that could benefit or hinder you health and wellbeing.
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