There are three different strains to Kratom, with a new one making its way into the scene. That’s red, white, green and yellow.
When I first started taking Kratom, I had done lots of research beforehand. I watched a lot of YouTube videos and I’m glad I did. It helped me to find the best strain for me. I learned that Green Maeng Da was the most popular strain that helps with pain and energy. I actually started off with Super Green Malaysian. It is my absolute favorite.
After four years of taking it, it’s still my favorite strain today. I actually like it better than Green Maeng Da. Once I found out I like Kratom, I started experimenting with different strains. I tried red, however; it was sedating and I didn’t like that. I didn’t really want to have to take something at night either so I stuck with the greens.
I have (severe) chronic fatigue, so I tried white. I love White Borneo. I found that the green strain was not enough to relieve me of my fatigue, so I like to mix 1 teaspoon (relatively 2 g.) of White Borneo with 1 teaspoon of Super Green Malaysian. It’s the perfect mix and dosage strength for my body type and condition.
It’s very important to start off slow, beginning with the smallest of amount/dose so you have a baseline to work from. If you’re just starting out, you can begin with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon. Then every couple hours, add 1/2 teaspoon until you find the right dose for you.
It’s also important to switch strains and vendors, alternating between them on a regular basis, continuously. This is essential in order for your body to not become accustomed, because Kratom does have tolerance issues. It is a small price to pay, if you can even call it that.
For example, I will take Super Green Malaysian and White Borneo for one week. Then the next week, I will take Green Maeng Da and White Maeng Da for the next, and so on. Also, switching the place that it came from.
It’s also important to take breaks if you can. I understand that not everyone can do this but it is the best way to not build a tolerance.
Red strains are great mixed with white also. It gives a great balance and energy level. After, experimenting and consuming now for almost 5 years, I can safely say I am a lover of red. Red is great for anxiety and pain, I have found. This is when it’s important to try every strain for yourself or at least every color because we are all so different and have different needs. Most people love red and after giving it a try and experimenting more with this strain, it’s now one of my favorites. Because, I still struggle with fatigue, I almost always mix it with a strong white strain.
Remember, what works for you now may not in 3 years from now. Our bodies and needs are ever-changing and it’s a scientific fact, our bodies change every seven years. But, that’s something you need to find out for yourself.
White strain is good for energy, focus, and mental clarity. It’s VERY energy producing so please be careful when trying. If you are someone who is sensitive to caffeine, then it probably won’t be a good strain for you. I know a lot of people who mix it with red and get great results.
Yellow is mellow. I didn’t particularly like this strain, but I know lots of people who do. Again, it all depends on the ailments in which you’re taking it for. It affects me differently than most because I have so much fatigue. Therefore, it doesn’t do much for me.
Kratom has a zillion uses. As long as you respect it, yourself, and are not abusing it or other things in your life you can thrive in life and get great results from taking it long term.
I’ve heard of the stoplight illustration to describe Kratom strains and their effects. It’s a good way to explain it. Green means ‘go’. Yellow means ‘slow’. Red means ‘stop’. White is in a class all by itself, I guess. White means ENERGY.
Remember ..RESPECT the leaf. Kratom on my friends!!! Love Kam🍃💕