The region kratom is grown in is particularly relevant as it affects its potency, alkaloid profile, and its soothing or euphoric/energizing effects. This post lists single origin kratom and discusses what characterizes kratom varieties from different regions. The distinctions in varieties are usually noted by the intensity of its effects. Other discrepancies comprise the duration of its effects and whether it is more suitable for energizing or relaxing purposes. The varieties are frequently named after the areas where the kratom is grown, except for Thai kratom.
The cradle of the kratom plant is a region that includes Southeast Asia in the Indochina and Malaysian areas. The standard names for kratom derive from the regions in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, the naming criteria include Borneo, Sumatra, Riau, Indo, Bali, Kalimantan, and so on.
Indonesian kratom, also known as “Indo” comes in white, green and red vein varieties. The main zones in Indonesia in which you find more aged and potent kratom plants are in Sumatra and Borneo (Kalimantan). Indonesian kratom is responsible for some of the most notorious kratom varieties:
- Riau: Is a region in the southwest of Sumatra, and even though the kratom gets its name from this region, it is really different from the rest of Sumatran strains. Riau kratom flavor and aroma is much sweeter and much more enjoyable than the rest of the kratom varieties. For those individuals who can’t stand the flavor and/or aroma of kratom, Riau just might be the answer. Green Riau kratom effects provide the same stimulating properties of Sumatran kratom mixed with the relaxing capabilities of the Borneo strains (Bali kratom). Red Riau is, by nature, more relaxing and highly effective as an anxiolytic and as a pain killer but is a bit less potent than its nearby rivals Bali and Red Thai.
- Borneo: Borneo (also known as Kalimantan in the Indonesian language) is the third biggest island on the planet and the most extensive island within the Asian countries. It is located on the north of Java, west of Sulawesi, and east of Sumatra. Red vein Borneo is one of the most relaxing and soothing kratom varieties, and the personal favorite of numerous kratom connoisseurs for its painkilling properties. Red Vein Borneo is frequently sold as Bali kratom. White Vein Borneo, also known as the poor man Maeng Da, is recommended to minimize the feelings of depression, tiredness, and lack of concentration. You will have all-day energy with this variety without experiencing the jitters you get from caffeine. Green vein Borneo is an amazing all-around kratom variety which incorporates the very best of both strains. A high percentage of kratom lovers take this strain to improve their general mood and euphoria. Green Borneo is likewise notorious for eliminating discomfort and pain related to chronic conditions. It provides concentration while wiping out anxiety and stress. For all these reasons, it truly is a highly regarded strain all year around.
- Sumatra: Is an island in the western part of Indonesia and an area of the Sunda Islands. White vein Sumatra is one of the most energizing and euphoric kratom varieties, white vein Sumatra kratom is taken to boost energy levels, sociability, and in some cases libido. Many people even say that it has nootropic effects because it helps with their focus and motivation to work. Having said that, for other people white vein Sumatra can be overly jittery somewhat like a very robust coffee, so although it may be excellent choice for social gatherings it’s not the ideal option to choose while at work. As a result of the stimulant properties of this variant, it’s considered a good option for usage as part of a blend, to give some lift, instead of using it alone. Red vein Sumatra is a milder, smoother and longer-lasting option. Most red vein kratom varieties are known for providing effects that fall more on the relaxing side of the spectrum. Sumatra red vein kratom is proven to supply its strong, pleasing effects for as long as 10 hours. This longer time-span does not include over tiredness, but rather is de facto confirmed to sustain a sense of long-lasting, natural energy, which develops into a natural trail-off of effects.
Malay kratom is truly amazing. This type of kratom is really exceptional and has its own character, in fact it is incredibly shocking that it isn’t better known. While it is super euphoric and somewhat energizing at smaller doses, it turns into relaxing and pleasurably soothing at larger doses. The moment at which its effects change from stimulating to relaxing varies from one person to another, so there is always an element of trial-and-error required with Malay kratom. Apart from that, the effects of Malay kratom are much longer than other kratom varieties, as much as 7 or 8 hours, and it is in theory possible to enjoy the effects of Malay kratom for the whole day!
Due to the banning of mitragyna speciosa in Thailand, many of the most popular varieties of kratom are now grown in other areas. If you usually buy Thai kratom, you should know that it most likely comes from Indonesia. One of the most popular Thai varieties is Maeng Da. Maeng Da is said to be the most robust type of kratom in existence, which incorporates a great mixture of mood and energy uplifting effects. It can be a fantastic energy level supporter that will assist you in getting more stimulated and concentrated during the day. Countless well-versed kratom fanatics think that this is basically the best kratom type around, possessing much higher alkaloid level when put next to the standard kratom varieties. Because of the much higher alkaloid levels in the Maeng Da variety, you will typically only have to take about 20% less quantity in comparison with other kratom strains in order to feel all its effects.