Are you confused by the varying colors of popular kratom strains? Well you’re in luck, because today we are going to look at the three primary colors for kratom and how they’re different.
This article should give you a basic understanding of the differences between the separate kratom types. For a more detailed analysis into each color, please read our in depth strain reviews by following the links below.
The Different Colors of Kratom
Kratom is typically categorized into three primary colors–red, white or green. I know what you are thinking. Aren’t all kratom leaves green? Well…sort of.
While most kratom leaves and powder generally look green at first glance, the color classification is actually dependent upon the color of the stem and veins that run through the individual plant leaves.
Upon close examination of a kratom plant, you can see that there are indeed varying colors detectable on these portions of the leaf. It is this color that determines the effect the kratom leaf will have on the user.
Each color provides a different effect, however subtle or distinct, due to the differing chemical composition of the alkaloids within the respective type.
This is due to several reasons including, the beginning origins of the strain, the location from where the plant is being grown, the weather climate during that particular season, the growing and harvesting methods of the growers and any number of additional variables that may be relevant.
As such, red, white and green vein varieties have developed their own unique profiles of varying qualities. Let’s take a look at each kratom strain now to get a better idea of its effects.
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Red Vein Kratom Strains
Red vein kratom is the most heavily used of all the kratom types–accounting for approximately half of all kratom sales. This is due mostly to the sheer volume of red vein kratom that is available. The red kratom plants grow more abundantly than white and green vein varieties and often produce larger harvests. This variety seems to be very resilient and can survive in various environments, unlike some other kratom strains.
The red vein variety of kratom plants are commonly known for their pain-relieving and sedating qualities–making them an excellent choice as a sleep aid or for phyical pain-management. Their ability to relax muscles and regulate physical pain has led to kratom being used as a replacement to harsh pharmaceutical drugs. Higher doses can be used to combat opium addiction as well. Of course, lower dosages can provide some stimulation but red kratom is generally used for more relaxed experiences.
Within the all-encompassing category of red veins, there are various strains that offer notable differences in effect. Strains such as the Red Horned or Red Borneo may work great as a sedative, while a strain like the Red Vein Bali may provide mood enhancement. Red Vein Maeng Da is also known for increasing energy, so it is important to understand the differences between the strains. As with all kratom, the effects are very dose dependent.
White Vein Kratom Strains
White kratom strains are most commonly associated with stimulation and mood enhancement. Some users claim that a good white strain can be as effective as a cup of coffee at increasing energy and focus. This makes it a good choice for accomplishing tasks and should generally not be consumed late in the day. Of course, the quality and dose of the strain will have some impact on this.
Another quality of many white vein kratom types is the long duration of its effects. While some red veins may loose their punch after 4 hours or so, it is not uncommon for a white strain to provide effects for 8 hours or more.
Green Vein Kratom Strains
If red kratom is for relaxation and white kratom gives you energy, then green kratom strains fall somewhere in between. Some people may even like to mix a green strain with a red or white strain to tailor the experience to their individual needs. This can take some trial and error but could be worth looking into if you have yet to find a good combination that works for you.
Green strains are known for being more mild in nature and are generally great for everyday activities or anyone new to kratom. Some may find that this type of kratom works great for going out or for socializing, as it can provide some anxiolytic and/or mood enhancing properties.
Which Kratom Strain is Right For You?
Determining the kratom strain that is most appropriate for you is dependent upon your personal preferences and particular situation. This can be complicated to figure out early on because the effects vary so much within the same strain color, but it does get easier as time goes by. After a little trial and error, you will be able to identify the strains that work for you and how to use them properly.
While we have done our best to sum up the characteristics for the primary kratom strains in this article, the only way to know which ones will work for you is to go out and try a bunch of different strains. A great way to do this is to order a kratom sample pack from a proper vendor. You can buy yours right here.
Until next time,