Believe it or not, every kratom product you know and love derives from one source: the mitragyna speciosa tree. A member of the coffee family, the mitragyna speciosa is a tropical evergreen tree native only to Southeast Asia. However, this single tree gives us a variety of different strains of kratom. It’s important to understand these different kratom strains in order to find the best fit for your health and wellness.
But what are these different strains of kratom?
If you’ve ever purchased kratom from Kratom Spot, you’re probably quite familiar with these strains. Every kratom product on the market fits into one of these three categories. And if you’re left wondering: what about strains like Maeng Da and Bali Kratom? Don’t worry: we’ll get to those in a minute.
First, we must look at the ‘Big Three’ kratom strains to understand the similarities and differences between them. Today, we’ll examine:
- Red Vein vs. White Vein Kratom
- Red Vein vs. Green Vein Kratom
- White Vein vs. Green Vein Kratom
The ‘Big Three’ Strains of Kratom
The different kratom strains to be aware of are the red, white, and green kratom varieties. These are commonly written as “red vein”, “white vein”, and “green vein” kratom because the color comes from the veins of the kratom leaf. Although all three of these strains derive from the mitragyna speciosa tree, red vein kratom is created by allowing kratom leaves to mature longer on the tree.
In addition, red vein kratom products are some of the most popular on the market. Why? Many kratom users seek a relaxing experience. Red vein kratom varieties are said to offer this relaxation more than other strains of kratom.
But what about white vein and green vein kratom? Well, white vein kratom lies at the opposite end of the spectrum. In general, white vein kratom products offer a much more uplifting experience, known for energizing users and instilling motivation. Green vein kratom falls somewhere between red and white vein kratom strains, acting as a middle-ground between these two strains.
It’s also important to note that different kratom strains may affect users differently. All of us are unique individuals with unique nervous systems. This means that it’s possible for one kratom user to have a completely different experience than the next, even if both take the same strain.
Red Vein vs. White Vein Kratom
When discussing red vein vs. white vein kratom, let’s first remember that these two strains of kratom lie at opposite ends of the spectrum. Red vein kratom is known as the relaxing strain, while white vein kratom is known as the energizing strain. Right off the bat, the most prominent difference between these strains is their effect on users.
Red Vein vs. Green Vein Kratom
When discussing red vein vs. green vein kratom, the differences are much less pronounced than red vein vs. white vein kratom. However, red vein kratom is said to offer a relaxing experience, while green vein kratom is generally preferred by daily kratom users. Why? The hybrid effects of green vein kratom allow users to remain active throughout the day while also experiencing some of red vein kratom’s characteristic relaxing effects. In essence, green veins offer some of the relaxing components of red veins, but with a more balanced effect.
White Vein vs. Green Vein Kratom
Finally, the last of the different kratom strains known as the ‘Big Three’: white vein vs. green vein kratom. As we said, when discussing red vein vs. green vein kratom, green veins are hybrid kratom strains. How does this hybrid compare to white vein kratom? Well, green vein and white vein strains of kratom share an energizing component. However, white veins are much more energizing, enacting heightened alertness. Green vein offers less powerful energizing effects, smoothed out with a bit of red vein-esque relaxation.
The Different Kratom Strains & Regional Varieties
So you understand the similarities and differences between the ‘Big Three’ kratom strains. However, if you poke around Kratom Spot, you’ll see something else: regional varieties of kratom. Most notably:
You might think, are these strains different from the red vein, white vein, and green vein kratom strains we just learned about? However, these strains differ only in origin. As we said, kratom products all derive from just one source, the mitragyna speciosa tree. So while kratom vendors like Kratom Spot differentiate these strains into their own category, these regional varieties of kratom fit into the ‘Big Three’ color categories of kratom strains.
It’s important to note that regional variations of kratom do, in fact, affect the kratom experience you’ll come to enjoy. However, regional differences have less of an impact than vein color. Always check product descriptions when purchasing regional kratom varieties to ensure that you’re getting the different kratom strains that work best for your wellness regimen.
Finding the Perfect Kratom Strains for You
Just to recap what we’ve learned:
- Red vein kratom is known for relaxation.
- White vein kratom is known for energy.
- Green vein kratom is a hybrid of both red and white vein kratom.
It’s important to understand the differences between different kratom strains in order to get the most from your health and wellness regimen. Furthermore, knowing what works for you helps you overcome issues like stagnant strain syndrome. It also helps you avoid kratom scams like yellow kratom.
And if you don’t yet know the different kratom strains that work best for your routine, fear not! At Kratom Spot, we offer a variety of kratom sample packs that let you try different vein colors. Let us help you find the best strains of kratom for you!