Although there is only one species of kratom (scientific name “Mitragyna Speciosa”) there are dozens of kratom products in the market. This huge amount of different kratom types can be overwhelming for the kratom buyer, who, many times, sits in front of his or her computer scratching their heads and thinking: why does this have to be so difficult? No matter if you are a newbie or an experienced user, trying to figure out which strain to use is hard. For this reason, we would like to bring you a series of articles showing you our favorite kratom types by color. We are starting this series with the top 5 green kratom strains. Keep reading and find out if green kratom is what you are looking for!
The Different Kratom Colors
We have already mentioned that there are only one kratom species known by the name of Mitragyna Speciosa in the scientific community. Kratom is an evergreen tree from the coffee family that grows wild in some areas of the South Asian rainforest.
So, if there are only one kratom species, why are we seeing so many different kratom products? Unfortunately, there is no general consensus in the answer to this question. Some people even say that there are indeed different types of kratom, but, as we said, this is not the case.
Despite the lack of a definite answer to why the different kratom colors, there are some factors that we know can affect kratom and its properties, including:
- growing conditions, i.e.: different soil, environment, weather conditions
- harvesting methods can also affect kratom, for instance, different leaf maturity, harvesting seasons, etc.
- drying and processing methods
A combination of all the above factors results in different kratom colors: white, red and green. Although they are essentially the same, they have different properties and effects.
Properties of Green Kratom
Since this article is focused on the top 5 green kratom strains, we won’t explain red kratom and white kratom here. But you need to know that red strains are typically used for relaxation and white types are used for energy and stimulation.
So, if white is stimulating and red is relaxing, what does green kratom do? This is a very good question indeed. Green kratom has many of the properties of its white and red cousins and it’s considered a middle ground between the other two. In fact, many users like to blend their white or red preferred strains with a green type to get the most out of their favorite type.
Green kratom has the analgesic and relaxing effects of the red varieties, but without the drowsiness that, sometimes, red strains provoke. This makes it the best kratom choice for newbies. On the other hand, green kratom poses stimulating and mood-enhancing properties that make it a great companion in the morning. Some users even take it as a substitute for coffee.
The Top 5 Green Kratom Strains
Now that you know a bit more about green kratom, do you think it could be the right type for you? If the answer is yes, keep reading below to discover our top 5 green kratom strains.
Probably, Green Malay is the most popular green kratom type and one of the most popular kratom strains in general. Users of this strain consider it as one of the most balanced varieties. Green Malay kratom’s properties are:
- immune system boosting
- focus and concentration enhancing
One of the advantages that make Green Malay kratom so popular is its long-lasting effects, which can go up to 8 hours. For this reason, people who suffer from chronic pain will benefit a lot from this strain, so they won’t need to re-dose so frequently.
On the other hand, since Green Malay has so many properties, you may be cautious when using this strain. Like most kratom types, Green Malay is more energizing at smaller doses and more relaxing at higher ones. So, make sure that you always measure your dose before using it. Determining the right kratom dose is not always easy, so it is recommended to start low and build up until you find the desired effect.
Green Thai remains one of the users’ favorites among green kratom lovers. Due to its potency and set of effects, some people even compare Green Thai to Maeng Da. Green Thai is typically used for the following purposes:
- energy and stimulation
- pain-reliever (at moderate to higher doses)
- social anxiety improvement
Green Thai is one of the most popular varieties among individuals who use kratom in the morning as a replacement for coffee. As you may already know, kratom and coffee belong to the same family, that’s why some kratom strains have similar properties to its caffeinated cousin.
Since the main reason why people use Green Thai is to get more energy and as a mood enhancer, it is best used at low to medium doses. However, be careful not to exceed your dosage, since, like any other kratom type. this strain can be relaxing at higher doses.
Although not so popular as its Malay and Thai cousins, Green Borneo is a very interesting strain if you are a green kratom user. This is one of the most potent green kratom strains, so it wouldn’t be recommended to people who are going to use kratom for the first time.
The main properties of Green Borneo kratom include:
- brain stimulation
- pain relief
Additionally, Green Borneo kratom is said to promote food digestion and bowel movement. For this reason, it is a good option for consumers who suffer from kratom induced constipation.
On the downside, users report dizziness and nausea when using Green Borneo, so this strain wouldn’t be recommended if you are prone to suffer from these side effects when using kratom.
Another popular green kratom strain is the Green Sumatra variety. Its effects are said to be between the Red and White Sumatra varieties; however, it’s not as stimulating as the white type, nor so relaxing as the red vein variety.
So, what are the main characteristics of Green Sumatra kratom? Like most green kratom types, Green Sumatra is:
- stimulating and energizing
- focus and cognition-enhancing
- social anxiety-relieving
And, like any other green kratom type, Green Sumatra works better at low to moderate levels to feel its energizing, focusing and social anxiety-relieving properties, whilst more analgesic at higher doses. However, since this is a potent strain, it is not recommended to go above 6 grams.
Green Maeng Da
And last, but not least, the super-popular Maeng Da. No matter if you have just discovered kratom you have probably seen this funny name everywhere. But, why makes Maeng Da so special? Maeng Da is one of the most popular kratom varieties thanks to its potency (some consider it the most potent of them all) and its unique properties.
Although green Maeng Da is not as popular as its white and red varieties, it couldn’t be left out of any top 5 green kratom strains list. Green Maeng Da’s properties include:
- mild stimulation
- well-being sensation
Green Maeng Da is typically used by individuals who seek the stimulating and analgesic effects of the other Maeng Da strains but without the extreme potency of its cousins. It is also praised among individuals who want to ease social anxiety, as this strain is said to make you more confident and talkative.
Which one is your favorite green kratom type? Is it among our top green kratom strains? Tell us in the comment section!