Kratom is a tropical evergreen tree, native to Southeast Asia and has a strong effect on your anxiety, mood, inflammation, pain and energy levels. It lowers your anxiety level, while the feeling has been described as happy, strong, and active, with a strong desire to do work. The mind is described as calm. Thai workers use it to get through a hard day of work. Effects come on within five to ten minutes after use, and can last for several hours. Please see the strains below to asses which is best for you.

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Green Md- Known for its increasingly powerful mood enhancing effects and energy, many find the Maeng Da Kratom strain to be more stimulating than others. The effects of this strain are much different than others and many find them to be very powerful. It can often be compared to certain types of nootropics for its ability to make an user feel more awake, alert, and focused. Comparative to other strains, the Maeng Da strain actually tends to increase productivity and decrease fatigue.


Green Borneo- Green Borneo tends to be quite an impressive strain. In fact, borneo kratom strains as a whole tend to be quite potent.This strain combines strong pain relief with just enough mental stimulation to make it a very lucid experience as well as a very low incidence of side effects. Of all strains we have tried, the most powerful pain reliever was of this variety, though not all are alike.


Red- The most common effects of a standard red vein strain are:

  • Pain Relief
  • Opiate W/D Relief
  • Anti-Anxiety
  • Sedation
  • Positively Effects Mood

Red Indo- Often cited as having the highest mitragynine alkaloid content of any kratom leaf, Red Vein Indo provides one of the most relaxing experiences on the market today. The entire red veined Kratom family is known as the go-to for maximum anxiety and stress relief as well as whole-body relaxation. 


Red Borneo- This variety of kratom, also known as “Borneo Red Vein”, is one of the most popular of these strains, and is considered highly effective for pain relief, euphoria and addiction treatment. This strain tends to last around 4 to 6 hours, depending upon the grind of the leaf. For a new user, I highly suggest this strain.


White MD- This strain of Kratom is quite unique in its properties. It provides more than just stimulation and pain relief. It has the ability to enhance mental and physical readiness without causing any signs of sweating, palpitations, and tremors. It is used by laborers who are involved in heavy work. As it enhances mental activity it is also used by mathematicians, philosophers and scientists to increase focus and energy.


Gold MD- Gold MD is similar to to green md but with more relaxation like the red. Sedative effects are less than the red veins making it perfect for daytime chill with a combo of energy. 


Brown MD - This strain provides intense euphoric effects and is often taken in less dosages than other red strains. This Kratom is a rare brown vein of Maeng Da. It will give you a strong sense of euphoria coupled with strong pain relief. ... This strain provides some euphoria and strong relaxation effects.

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