Although kratom’s energy boosting properties are recognized and the native cultures in Southeast Asia have used it for thousands of years, it’s been only recently that the western civilization has discovered this amazing plant. Many people who seek a natural stimulant to help reduce fatigue have started using kratom. In this article, we’ll explore which are the best kratom strains for energy.
Exploring Kratom And Its Effects
Mytragyna speciosa – kratom’s scientific name – is a tree native from Southeast Asia, that belongs to the Rubiaceae family (same as the coffee tree). The native cultures of that part of the world have been using kratom for thousands of years. Some of its many properties include:
- To relieve pain
- As a treatment for diarrhea and gastrointestinal upset
- To relieve insomnia
- As a way to reduce fatigue and increase energy
- To improve focus
- As a help for anxiety
- To improve mood
- To relieve symptoms of opiate withdrawal
There are three strains of kratom: white vein, red vein, and green vein. They get their names from the color of the noticeable veins on the backside of the kratom leaf. The precise variety of kratom gets its name from the region where it comes from, such as Thai Kratom, Bali Kratom or White Borneo Kratom.
Every type has different effects, which also will vary depending on the amount of kratom taken. Whilst larger doses tend to have a sedative effect, smaller doses are more stimulant and energizing.
You can find kratom in the market as a powder, capsules, tincture, liquid or extract. Kratom powder is obtained after drying up and grounding up its leaves and it can be brewed into a tea or even eaten with a sweet food.
Kratom Strains for Energy
The most efficient kratom strains for energy are Thai Kratom, Green Malay Kratom, and Maeng Da Kratom. On the other hand, Red Borneo Kratom, Bali Kratom, and Indo Kratom are best for their calming effects.
Let’s see the more commonly used types for their stimulant and energizing properties:
Maeng Da Kratom
Maeng Da kratom, also known as “pimp grade” is harvested in Thailand. Energy, mood and focus improvement are some of its properties. Maeng Da is also one of the strongest types of kratom for energy.
Users take it in the mornings to boost energy and achieve a focused mind. It provides a sense of euphoria and well-being. Maeng Da can also help relieve pain and has some analgesic properties.
The energizing and stimulant properties or Thai kratom are well-known amongst those who seek to improve their mood. It´s also used as a pain reliever.
Thai kratom’s best strains to improve energy and mood are typically the white and green vein varieties. The red vein type is mostly used for its pain relieving properties.
Green Malay Kratom
Though not as stimulating as Maeng Da and Thai kratom, Green Malay is a nice strain for those who seek to boost their energy levels. It is also appreciated for its long-lasting effects, that can go up to 6 to 8 hours. This makes it a great choice for those who need an energy-boosting that lasts the entire day.
Contrary to the other two varieties, Green Malay kratom is not as effective for pain relief.
Dosage of kratom for energy
As stated above, kratom’s effects will vary depending on the amount taken. The effects will be more stimulating and energizing at lower dosages and more sedative at larger amounts.
For regular kratom powder the usual dosage would be as follows (this is not valid for kratom extracts):
- 2-4 grams – most users will experience kratom’s stimulant effects.
- 4-6 grams – Depending on the person’s tolerance, the more experienced users will experience kratom’s stimulant effects, while less experienced users may experience its analgesic and sedative effects.
- 6-8+ grams – Most users will experience its pain relief and sedative effects. For less experienced users this dosage may be too high.
In addition, you must consider that every person’s tolerance is different, and the effects vary depending on the variety of kratom taken.
The best thing to do when you start taking kratom is to start at the lower dose. Then wait for at least 45 minutes to experience the effects. Finally, you may take a bit more if you haven’t achieved the effects you are looking for.
It is also very important to take a fresh variety when using kratom for fatigue and to increase energy. Kratom tends to lose its potency over time when the alkaloids present in the plant start degrading. Buy your kratom only from a trusted vendor who can supply fresh and quality kratom powder and extracts.
Furthermore, don’t forget to handle every kratom package with care and also store kratom properly to preserve its freshness and properties.