Since its apparition in the western world, many people who suffer from different conditions have turned to kratom as a natural remedy to ease a variety of symptoms. As you may know, the native cultures of Southeast Asia have used kratom for many centuries to treat various ailments. They also chew raw kratom leaves to get a boost of energy to go through exhausting working days.
The kratom tree, a member of the coffee tree family, grows naturally in various parts of Southeast Asia. Each region has its own unique strain, and each variety has different properties and effects. Not all kratom strains are the same, neither do they work in the same way. So, before choosing a kratom variety it is recommendable to do some research to learn which strain will work better for you.
Kratom Types and Properties
Depending on the color of the veins present on the back of their leaves, we find three different kratom types: . Whilst white vein kratom is regarded by those who seek a boost of energy and a mood lifter, red vein is often used for its relaxing and calming properties. The green vein types, on the other hand, are a perfect mix between the other two, that’s why many people usually combine this variety with one of the others.
Also, there are different strains of kratom depending on where it grows. These strains usually take their names from the region where they come from, i.e. Indo, Malaysia, Borneo, etc. Due to the climate difference between each region, the alkaloid concentration in each strain is slightly different. This is the reason why each kratom type has different varieties and effects.
Kratom has a wide range of properties and is used to treat and/or mitigate many different conditions. Most users take kratom to help with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, as an energy booster or to achieve a sense of euphoria. Also, there are many consumers that use kratom to help them relieve the symptoms of opiate withdrawal.
But, with so many kratom types and strains sometimes it’s hard to decide which one to choose. That’s why many people opt to blend two different types to better achieve the results that they’re looking for. In this article, we’ll give you examples of blends and explore the best kratom combinations.
Best Kratom Combinations by Vein Color
As mentioned above, kratom is divided into three different types depending on the color of the veins on the back of the leaf.
Red vein kratom: This is the most relaxing and calming variety. People use it in higher doses to help with insomnia, for its pain relief properties and to improve mood and relaxation. It also helps with opiate withdrawal symptoms.
White vein kratom: This type is commonly used in smaller doses to get a sense of euphoria and as a natural stimulant. This is the most energizing type and also helps with mental clarity.
Green vein kratom: This is probably the most popular type due to its wide range of properties, which go from the most relaxing and calming to the most stimulant and energizing.
When blending two kratom types, most people prefer to combine the green vein variety with any of the other two. Although a milder type, its many properties make green vein kratom perfect to blend it with the other types. So, by combining a green vein variety with a red or white vein type, you’ll be able to expand the effects that you are trying to achieve.
Combining red and white vein types is not recommended due to their potency and because they are most effective at producing opposite effects. Although there is one exception. Some people mix red vein kratom for pain relief with a bit of white vein to get a bit of extra energy. The proportion would be two parts of red vein and one part of white vein.
Best Kratom Combinations by Strain
Depending on the effects that you want to feel, there would be different blends that you could try. It is important to know the main properties of each strain before combining them. Some examples of the different strains and properties are:
- Pain relief: Red Vein Maeng Da
- Relaxing effects: Bali and Red Vein Sumatra
- Sedative effects: Red Vein Bali and Indo
- Energy boosting: White Vein Maeng Da and White Vein Borneo
- Euphoric effects: Indo and Bali
- Anxiety relief: Red Vein Sumatra and Red Vein Borneo
- Social anxiety: Green Malay and Indo
Also, consider that Bali is the shortest acting strain, whilst Indo, Borneo and Green Malay are the longest acting strains of kratom.
Below are some examples of the best kratom combinations by strain.
Kratom Blend for Euphoria
3 parts of Indo kratom – this will give a sense of euphoria and will help extend the effects.
2 parts of Bali or Red Vein Borneo – this will provide relaxation and euphoria.
Morning Energy Booster
6 parts of White Vein Sumatra – to achieve energy in the morning.
3 parts of Green Malay – to get a sense of euphoria.
1 part of Bali or Red Vein Borneo – this will help extend the duration of the effects.
Kratom Blend for Relaxation
2 parts of Bali or Red Vein Borneo – these strains help with relaxation and pain relief.
1 part of Red Vein Sumatra – this helps with relaxation and euphoria.
1 part of Indo kratom – this will help increase the duration of the effects.
Kratom Blend for Pain Relief
5 parts of Bali kratom or Red Vein Borneo – this is for pain relief.
1 part of White Vein Borneo or Green Malay – this will give you energy and get rid of any feelings of drowsiness. Consider that if you find Green Malay too sedating, White Vein Borneo will be a better option.
Balanced Combination for Various Effects
1 part Red Vein Sumatra – this will provide euphoria and relaxation
1 part Green Malay – this will give a bit of energy, some euphoria, and mild pain relief.
Best Kratom Combinations of Leaf Powder and Stem and Vein
Although kratom stem and vein doesn’t have the high concentration of alkaloids that are usually present on the leaf, its unique properties make it a perfect choice to combine it with other types of kratom. Its properties differ from those of the kratom leaves due to the proportions of the alkaloids, also stem and vein is less potent than kratom leaves.
Kratom stem and vein properties include sedative effects which are also long-lasting. Most combine stem and vein with their preferred kratom type to increase the duration of its effects. Also, some mix stem and vein with white vein kratom to reduce its stimulant properties, whilst others prefer to blend it with the red or green vein varieties to increase its sedative effects.
Best Kratom Combinations: Conclusion
Remember that blending two types of kratom may work differently in each person. What works for some may not work for you. So, it’s always wise to start introducing small doses of the kratom type that you wish to blend with your usual variety and keep a journal of the dosages and the effects. This way you will be able to adjust the doses until you find the one that works for you. Also, keep in mind that lower doses are always more energizing, whilst higher doses are more sedative.