Over the past few years, the western world has begun to discovere the immense potential of kratom, particularly its usefulness in pain relief; however, the medicinal effects of kratom extend much further.
Before using kratom for energy, it is essential to know that not all strains are alike, with some causing a sedative effect. Because of this, it is important to understand the differences between strains in order to receive the best, cleanest and most stimulating effects from kratom use.
With such a large selection of kratom strains, it can be difficult for the new user to know where to start when looking for an energetic strain. Because of this, it is important to know these few strains and varieties which tend to provide these effects, such as:
By far, the most characteristically stimulating strain of kratom is Thai. Thai strains tend to have a high level of mitragynine, which is responsible for the strains energetic effects. The most stimulating varieties of Thai tend to be green vein and white vein, with red veins on the whole slightly less stimulating, having more pain relief potential. Despite that, red veins can be great for energy, as they tend to be characterized as providing a more “clean” energy.
Maeng da is by far one of the most popular strains of kratom, and there is solid justification for this, as they tend to provide both energy and pain relief without sacrificing one for the other. However, depending on the strain, this balance between pain relief and stimulation can vary, so some trial and error may be necessary to find the ideal choice for you.
Vietnam strains, while having existed for a while, are just now becoming quite popular. Vietnam strains are similar to maeng da in that they tend to vary between sedating and stimulating, however, they tend to be more stimulating on the whole. These are characterized by more of a lucid mental energy, without the get-up-and-go effects common in Thai varieties.
While white vein varieties tend to have less painkilling effect, they are usually quite energetic. Even strains such as white vein borneo, one of the most sedative varieties of kratom, can be quite stimulating. However, note everyone is effected by white veins alike, and not all white veins are suited for everyone.
For anyone looking to find the best kratom for energy, there are some strains that should typically be avoided. The primary strains to avoid are:
While some white vein varieties of these strains can be mildly stimulating, they are on the whole quite sedating. However, even if on the whole you are looking for a good stimulating strain, these strains have great painkilling properties and everyone should have a bit in their personal arsenal. Interestingly, some strains of Bali kratom tend to be stimulating at first, and then sedating, so there is some potential use for them.
Something that is commonly overlooked when using kratom for energy is dosage. A common phenomenon with kratom that most experienced users notice is that at lower doses, even sedating kratom tends to be more energetic, and at high doses, some stimulating strains tend to be more sedating. Because of this, it is a good idea to keep your kratom dosage low to moderate when using kratom for energy.
Additionally, by keeping kratom dosage low, you can keep your kratom tolerance low, which will maximize the plant’s medicinal effects for much longer.
Over the last few thousand years, and likely longer, those in southern Thailand and other areas in Southeastern Asia have used kratom for energy; especially those in who do manual labor in these hot, humid areas. Even today, users are seeing tremendous benefits from using kratom for its energetic effects. By following all of these guidelines, you can be among these people, and can have some really great results — best of luck!