Kratom is praised for its medicinal properties. Many people from all over the world are using this natural product for many issues and conditions, ranging from fatigue to chronic pain or anxiety. But the effects of kratom may vary significantly depending on several factors, such as the dosage or the kratom variety. In this post, we will explore the properties of the most energizing kratom type: white vein kratom.
Some Facts About Kratom
Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is an evergreen tree in the same family of coffee, native to Southeast Asia. In places like Indonesia, Thailand or Malaysia kratom has been part of the traditional medicine for many generations.
The alkaloids of the kratom leaves (such as mitragynine or 7-OHM) act on the opioid receptors in your brain, producing opiate-like effects. Thanks to these alkaloids, kratom can help you:
- Fight anxiety
- Cope with the symptoms of depression
- Fight insomnia
- Relieve pain
- Fight the symptoms of opiate withdrawal
- Create euphoria
- Boost your energy
Yes, kratom has many beneficial properties. And with a great advantage: kratom does not have the dangerous side effects and risk of addiction of opioids.
However, as you might have noticed, some of these effects are completely different. But why does this happen? Well, there are two main factors. One of them is the dosage (lower doses bring about energizing effects, while higher doses are better for pain relief and relaxation). Another factor is the kratom strain. There are different types of kratom, and each provides a different effect.
The Different Kratom Strains
There are three different Kratom strains, depending on the color of the stem and vein of the leaf: white vein kratom, green vein kratom and red vein kratom. Also, there are different varieties depending on the place of origin of kratom. For example, you can find white Thai kratom, a white kratom variety coming from Thailand, or green Malay kratom, a green variety from Malaysia.
Each kratom strain has a different set of alkaloids. Therefore, their effects vary. This is something you must consider if you are new to kratom and want to try this natural product for the first time.
White vein kratom comprises the most stimulant and energizing varieties. Red vein kratom is on the opposite side of the spectrum, providing pain relief and even sedative effects. Green vein kratom lies somewhere between the white and the red strains. It can provide energizing effects and euphoria while mitigating pain at the same time.
Properties of White Vein Kratom
White vein kratom is the most energizing kratom strain thanks to its particular set of alkaloids. It is rich in mitragynine, but it has a lower amount of the most sedative alkaloids (7-hydroxymitragynine or speciogynine) than other strains. As a result, the properties of white vein kratom are:
- Energizing and stimulating: This is the main property of white vein kratom. This kratom strain will give you the energy boost you need for the day. Many people use it as a substitute for coffee, as kratom does not produce the typical “jitters” of caffeine.
- Focus and memory improvement: Users of white vein kratom report an improvement in memory and focus after starting consuming this kratom strain.
- Euphoria: Together with green kratom, white kratom varieties are the best to create euphoria and a feeling of well-being.
White Vein Kratom: Popular Varieties
Just like it happens with the red and green kratom strains, there are several varieties of white vein kratom. And each of them has its own features:
White Vein Maeng Da
Maeng Da kratom varieties are originally from Thailand. The origin of Maeng Da lies in the attempt of producing more potent Thai strains. Nowadays, Maeng Da is not so potent as other strains, but it still is very effective.
White Maeng Da has stimulating effects, improves your cognitive functions and can create euphoria. But, at the same time, it also has analgesic properties.
The average dose of White Maeng Da kratom is 2 – 5 grams.
White Vein Borneo
This kratom variety native to the island of Borneo. To be more precise, to Indonesia, one of the countries that form Borneo.
White vein Borneo brings about very stimulant and energizing effects. It also enhances the mood and improves memory and concentration significantly.
The recommended dose is 3 – 6 grams.
White Vein Sumatra
Sumatra is a large island in Indonesia. Just like other white kratom strains, white Sumatra (also known as White Indo) is very stimulant and can enhance your cognitive functions. However, when taken in large doses, white vein Sumatra also brings about sedative effects. Therefore, if you want to use white vein Sumatra to achieve the typical effects of white kratom (energy boost, focus improvement or create euphoria), make sure you are using the right dosage. Otherwise, you could end up with undesired sedative effects.
If you want to use white vein Sumatra for getting an energy boost, the dose is 2 – 4 grams.
White Vein Kratom Side Effects
Like other kratom strains, white vein kratom side effects include:
- Upset stomach
- Headache and migraine
In many cases, these side effects are related to an inappropriate dose. That is, you have taken too high a dose. However, because white kratom has stimulant properties, you should be careful with when using it. Consuming white kratom in the evening is not recommendable at all, as it could produce insomnia. It is true that white vein kratom can have analgesic and sedative properties at high doses. However, if you want to use kratom for achieving such effects, you should use other strains that work better for these purposes.