It was in the 19th century when people first started using Kratom. It all began by chewing the leaves of a plant that comes from the coffee family and is native to a number of countries in Southeast Asia. In traditional medicine, Kratom has been used for treating a wide variety of ailments and it has been known to provide a world of benefits. This is one of the major reasons why its popularity has risen in recent times. However, there is one thing that people need to be aware of; there are different strains and vein colors of Kratom out there because it can be found in several countries.
Therefore, the effects of Kratom can vary, depending on the kind you are using. Listed below are the three different kinds of Kratom that are widely available these days and you can choose one according to your needs and preferences:
- Red Vein Kratom
The most commercially available and popular form of Kratom is this one because it grows naturally in a large number of areas in Southeast Asia so it can be found in abundance. In addition, the seeds and cuttings obtained from red vein are considerably more viable than other vein colors. Like other Kratom veins, red vein Kratom can be a sedative or stimulant, depending on the dosage. When you take it in low doses, the alkaloids in it are going to bind to the delta opioid receptors and this will give you energy. But, a higher dose will have them bind to the mu opioid receptors and this works as a sedative.
Red vein Kratom can have strong pain relieving properties, even when taken in low doses due to which it works for both daytime and nighttime use. Its alkaloid profile also makes it great for dealing with withdrawal from opiates. The red vein found in Bali or Vietnam is the best choice.
- White Vein Kratom
The popularity of this kind of Kratom is also increasing steadily because other than the general effects, stimulant and sedative, white vein Kratom has some unique properties too. It has stronger energizing effects, which makes it a good choice during daytime as it will not over-relax you. IBS sufferers also find it useful as it can provide them with a morning kick better than tea or coffee and doesn’t irritate the stomach. It is also good for dealing with depression because it assists with the low motivation and lethargy this can bring. Indonesian white vein is the best one available.
- Green Vein Kratom
The most underestimated of the three vein colors, this one is regarded as the best for dealing with depression and anxiety. In fact, the truth is that green vein Kratom can actually offer you the benefits of both white and red vein Kratom. It is the ideal choice for those who want energy without over-stimulation like those who deal with anxiety and related disorders. People who want to strike a balance been productivity and pain relief will also find it a life-saver.