Kratom products will usually have 2 names like white Maeng Da from thailand or green Bali The first name will represent the part of the leaf it is derived from. For instance, green veins/strains come from the green leafy parts of the mitragyna speciosa tree. Red veins/strains will come from the red veins found throughout the leaf which are ground out during the harvesting and processing. The second part of the name represents the region it was harvested from; for example bali or vietnam. Fairly simple.
Red Strains/Red Veins
Out of all the strains being sold today, red is the most popular in the west. It is the best kratom strain for the early beginner because it is not too powerful as either an upper or a downer. Red vein strains, is well known for its potent ant anxiety and sedating properties. Red kratom strains are popular for sleep enhancement and overall relaxation. Many users will find the red bali strains to be calming and they give the user a feeling of peacefulness and calmness. Of all the strains, the gold Maeng Da capsules are the most potent for weaning off of opiates or anti-anxiety medications. For instance, xanax or valium. The alkaloids found within the Red vein strains are considered mu-opioid receptor agonists. This basically means they trick the brain into thinking it is getting opiates and it eases the withdrawal symptoms. A dose of kratom may help to relieve the unpleasant side effects of the withdrawal by attaching its alkaloids to the delta-opioid receptors in the brain. Although opiate drugs bind to the mu-opioid receptors, the mitragynine’s unique ability to attach to the delta receptors can relieve withdrawal symptoms without the risk of further dependency. I first began my sobriety with Red strains and am very glad I did so. Click Here to read my testimony. Red strains are often substituted for muscle relaxers due to its relaxing effects. The best Red strain reported among users for treating pain is definitely Red Indonesian, Red Borneo, or Red Bali. To see how each strain may effect the individual, click here.
- Great for weaning off Opiates
- Excellent for weaning off Benzodiazepines
- Promotes sleep naturally
- Good for pain
- Powerful at muscle relaxing
- Reduces blood pressure
- Regulates glucose levels
White Kratom Strains/ White Veins
White veins are known to be the most powerful energizers and they give the user a sense of euphoria at high doses. It is considered a stimulant and it truly does the trick when you simply need a quick boost! Because of these stimulating properties, white veins are often used to treat depression, chronic fatigue syndrome and even narcolepsy. As with all kratom strains, the level of effect will depend greatly on the user, the general health of the individual, the dosage and the user’s tolerance level. White veins are the way to go when you are sure your day will be long and full of hard-work. It will boost energy naturally without any jitters or aggravation, unlike many other stimulants. Whites are great for improving memory and concentration. I tend to use White Maeng Da or White Sundra on late nights writing, or when I am cramming for my midterms. Whites are never too powerful and only on rare occassions does the user experience any type of agitation or nervousness. Often vendors will add catchy names to these products, but the truth is they are never anything more than just a basic white, red or green strain. Yellows, Chocolates, etc…all the same. Lightening, Silver, etc. I don’t understand the marketing ploy.
- Great for energy
- Excellent at fighting depression
- Euphoric in high doses
- Improves cognitive function
- Improves memory
- Promotes alertness and mental clarity