Thai kratom strains are among the most popular kratom varieties. But how does it work and what makes this kratom strain so special? In this article, we discuss the properties and effects of Thai kratom. And we will also explore the three different Thai strains: red, white, and green. Let’s start with a spoiler: Thai kratom does not come from Thailand. Would you like to learn more? Keep reading this article!
What Is Kratom?
Mitragyna speciosa (kratom) is an evergreen tree in the Rubiaceae family native to Southeast Asia. Thus, kratom grows in Indonesia, Thailand or Malaysia. Yet, due to legal restrictions, most of the kratom that is exported worldwide (over 90 percent) comes from Indonesia.
The leaves of kratom contain alkaloids and other phytochemicals that bind to the mu and delta receptors in your body. Mitragynine is the most abundant alkaloid, but kratom leaves also contain 7-hydroxymitragynine or mitraphylline. By binding to these receptors, kratom alkaloids can produce different effects, such as analgesia, stimulation, relaxation or euphoria. Hence, millions of people use kratom for:
- Relieving pain
- Coping with anxiety and depression
- Relaxing and relieving stress
- Fighting fatigue and building up stamina
- Combating insomnia
Kratom Types and Kratom Strains
Not all kratom is the same. In fact, you will find that there are a lot of different kratom varieties. So, sometimes it can be difficult to choose one kratom strain, especially for new users.
There are three main types of kratom: red kratom, white kratom, and green kratom. This classification depends on the color of the leaf’s midrib and vein. Also, in general, we could say that each of these kratom types has its own particular properties:
- Red kratom: Red kratom strains are usually the most potent varieties. They have very strong analgesic and relaxing effects. In some cases, red strains can have sedative effects. Hence, it is very important to be cautious with the dosage when using red kratom.
- White kratom: Let’s move to the other side of the spectrum. Whereas red kratom is usually relaxing and sedative, white kratom is praised for its euphoric and energizing effects. Many people looking to get an energy boost or alleviate the symptoms of depression find a great ally in white strains. White kratom strains also have pain-relieving properties.
- Green kratom: Green strains group the full spectrum of kratom effects. They will give you an energy boost, relieve pain, help you relax, promote wellbeing and good mood… However, they are milder than the red and white kratom strains. Even so, green kratom strains remain a great choice for most users. So, although they are not as potent as the other types, green kratom strains are still very effective.
But you will notice that other than these kratom types there are plenty of different subtypes (strains). For example, you can find green Malay kratom or red Indo kratom. While all these strains belong in the same genus (the Mitragyna genus) and the same species (Mitragyna speciosa), weather conditions, soil quality, or the drying process that the leaves undergo can affect the set of alkaloids of the leaves. Thus, some strains turn out more sedative, while others are more stimulating or have stronger analgesic effects.
Thai Kratom: Properties and Effects
Despite its name, Thai kratom does not come from Thailand. Due to legal restrictions ––kratom is illegal in Thailand since 1943, Thai kratom is produced in Indonesia. However, this situation could change in the future, since Thailand is considering legalize kratom again.
Kratom users praise Thai kratom for its energizing and euphoric properties. They are usually great to fight fatigue and improve your mood. Hence, Thai strains may be very helpful for people coping with depression or anxiety. Moreover, their effects last longer than other strains. That’s why Thai kratom is very popular in the kratom community.
Red Thai Kratom
While red strains are usually praised for their sedative and analgesic effects, many users favor red Thai for its mood-boosting and uplifting effects. Like most red kratom strains, red Thai is a great choice if you want to relieve pain. Also, thanks to its relaxing and mild sedative effects, it can be an amazing option to relax or fight insomnia.
But what makes red Thai different from other red strains is its euphoric, mood-boosting effects. Red Thai kratom may also help you improve your mood and reach a sense of well-being.
White Thai Kratom
Are you looking for an energy boost? White Thai is one of the best kratom strains that you can find. In fact, this variety is one of the most stimulating kratom strains. But despite its energizing effects, Thai white vein kratom will not make you nervous. Actually, many users report that this kratom strain makes them feel stimulation and relaxation at the same time.
Also, this kratom strain is praised for its cognitive properties. Thus, Thai white vein kratom may help you improve focus. Moreover, white Thai kratom is also a great strain to boost your mood, thanks to its euphoric effects. So, thanks to all these properties and effects, Thai white vein kratom is an excellent choice to start your day off.
Green Thai Kratom
This kratom strain has relatively moderate analgesic properties. That is, it may not be the best choice if you are looking for a potent strain to relieve pain. However, green Thai has other properties that can be very interesting for many users.
Green vein Thai is a great kratom strain to get a boost of energy and improve your mood. Thus, green Thai can be a good choice for those people who want to use kratom for fitness. Furthermore, this green strain can also help you fight stress and even relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression.
How to Use Thai Kratom
Kratom can also have side effects, such as nausea, headaches, constipation or eye wobbles. The best way to avoid these side effects is being cautious with the doses. You can read more about how to establish your kratom dosage in this article. It is also recommendable that you drink plenty of water while taking kratom to avoid dehydration and constipation. Additionally, if you have a sensitive stomach, you should avoid taking kratom on an empty stomach (even if the onset is quicker).