There are a variety of different types of kratom strains. Most kratom strains take their names from their places of origin.
We know there are hundreds marijuana strains, so the same is true for different kratom strains that have slightly different effects and taste.
There’s currently no university research into the effects of different strains of kratom. The following studies are based only on anecdotal reports.
It’s also worth noting that the effects of a specific strain might vary from one vendor to another.
Red Maeng da
Maeng da refers to several different types of purportedly strong and long-lasting kratom pills.
Maeng da originated in Thailand, but Indonesian and Malaysian maeng da strains are also available. Maeng da can be green, red, or white in color.
It’s said to act as a focus stimulant, increasing energy while also inducing feelings of well-being and reducing chronic pain. Some people report feeling talkative after taking maeng da.
Indo kratom comes from Indonesia. It can be green, red, or white in vein color.
Indo kratom is considered to be less stimulating than other asian strains, though some types may have mild energizing effects.
In general, Indo strains are known for increasing relaxation, relieving pain, and promoting better sleep patterns. They are thought to help with anxiety.
Bali kratom powder originates in Indonesia. It’s reddish in color and believed to provide effective pain relief.
Bali Users say it’s the most “opioid-like” of all the kratom strains. It may help relieve pain-related conditions, such as anxiety or chronic pain.
Green Malay kratom extract comes from Malaysia. It’s dark green in vein color.
At low dosage, it’s said to provide energy and focus along with pain relief. At high doses, it may have more of a sedative effect.
It’s said to help with anxiety.
Thai kratom comes from Thailand. Red vein, green vein, and white vein Thai kratom is available, and the effects may vary according to color.
Green and white vein strains are said to provide stimulation and create a euphoric “high.”
Red vein Thai kratom is said to provide pain relief, and focus.
Borneo kratom comes from pacific Borneo. It comes in red, green, and white vein varieties.
Compared to other white vein strains, Borneo kratom is considered to have a more sedating effect. It may help to treat anxiety and stress.
Malaysian strains, including green vein, red vein, and white vein kratom varieties, are said to provide a balance between energy stimulating and sedative effects.
Users report mood lifts, pain relief, and increased energy and focus.