Kratom has been in the herbal market for many years and the most frequently asked questions is “Which kratom is the strongest?

Even though this seems to be a very normal question, but for many getting the right answer is the most difficult part.

The major difficulty in stating which strain is the strongest than the other is because of the major differences in the alkaloids of different kratom which can have a number of various effects.

We know how much this question bothers the users of Kratom so we created this article which will discuss the different types of Kratom strains for different needs.

Each type of kratom plant, growing conditions and strains are different, the dosage is different and hence its effects are also different.

We have different categories of moods for describing which kratom is best in which situation:

Kratom for pain reduction

Kratom for pain reductionPainkilling is one of those sensations for which Kratom is used a lot.

People who use kratom as a medicine know that one of its biggest ability is to reduce pain.

The pain reducing effects in kratom comes from the main alkaloids, 7-hydroxymitragynine, and mitragynine, which also adds a mood-boosting effect.

For pain killing, the most intense Kratom strains are:

  • Maeng Da

    It is so far the most effective Kratom strains for pain killing, it is good for reducing pain without any sedative effects.

  • Bali and Borneo

    With the passage of time these two Kratom strains have become similar to each other mainly because of their similar alkaloid band, it is highly recommended strain for analgesia.

  • Indo

    While the Indo Kratom strains are commonly referred to sedatives with different sedative variations – often hybrids of Bali and Borneo Kratom.

  • Malaysian

    This strain is great for using on a regular basis for pain reduction without any negative effects.

Prescribed dosage: Moderate to high.

Kratom for energy boosting

 Kratom for energy boostingA lot of Kratom users use it for getting an energy boost. Getting the desired energy level makes kratom strains more popular among users.

The energy that a good strain offers is more powerful and much smoother than what you can get from caffeine, making it as a good choice for getting best energy and focus for difficult work.

Top energy boost Kratom strains:

  • Thai

    This strain has a tough competition with Maeng Da strain, as stimulation of both the Kratom strains is fairly the same, with some omissions.

  • Maeng Da

    Maeng Da is a great strain when it comes to boosting energy it also provides pain relieving effects. Typically it is the strongest kratom strains.

  • Malaysian

    Normally it’s a less stimulating strain than Maeng Da and Thai, but it has normal energy boosting effects.

Prescribed Dosage: Moderate.

Kratom for better sleep

Kratom for better sleepSimilar to strains being used for an energy boost, many users take kratom for sedation to unwind after a long day of tiring work or for those who are dealing with anxiety.

  • Bali

    To be honest, Bali is one of the most effective strains when it comes to sedation and it will not disappoint you.

  • Borneo

    Similar to Bali in pain reduction, Borneo is also a popular strain when it comes to sleep effects but it is less sedative than Bali.

  • Indo

    Normally, the Indo strains have the same sedation effects as the Bali and Borneo, however, Indo’s sedative effects seem to be more flexible.

Prescribed dosage: Moderate to high.

Kratom for mood enhancement

Kratom for mood enhancementThe mood enhancing effects is another major reason people use kratom strains to get the best and most euphoric strains.

On the whole, the main chemicals that shake the mood are the opioid receptor agonist alkaloids and the adrenaline receiving antagonist alkaloids.

  • Maeng Da

    Because of its perfect combination of stimulating alkaloids and pain killing effects, it has been considered to be the most euphoric and strongest kratom; even though, there are many potent and new competitors in the market.

  • Bali and Borneo

    Anyone who has used Bali or Borneo strains know their potency of mood uplifting.

    Depending on the strain and its growing conditions the Kratom tree itself, Bali can certainly compete with Maeng Da.

  • Indo and Malaysian

    Generally, the mood enhancing effects of both the Malaysian and Indo strains are similar, however, Indo is more variable in its effects and in some cases it can be also euphoric or hardly mood enhancing, depending on its quality.

Prescribed dosage: Low to moderate.

Kratom for depression relief

Kratom for depression reliefKratom has also been used to deal with depression.

And the type of strain that should be used for dealing with depression is debatable.

Selecting the right type of strain and vein-type needs some patience and it is important to see that it affects your body – while one strain is good for depression initially with time it can lose its effects.

  • White veins

    Generally, people who used white veins for dealing with depression had great results.

    The reason is this the white strain is less sedating and its effects are subtle and energetic, and they offer a feeling of natural happiness.

  • Green veins

    Normally, green strains are not a good option for treating depression, but there are some people on who green veins work well.

    So if you think a green vein will affect you then you must start by picking a less sedating strain like the green vein Malaysian or Thai.

  • Maeng Da and Thai

    For energy, Thai strains are the boss. Along with Maeng Da, and so far these strains are considered the best when you need a boost of energy.

    With that being said they are not a good choice for using on a daily basis as their effects tend to wear out quickly and it leaves you with a high tolerance level.

Prescribed dosage: Moderate.

Kratom for Opiate Withdrawal

Kratom for Opiate WithdrawalKratom has mood enhancing and pain relieving qualities as stated above.

These characteristics make kratom an ideal herb for treating patients who suffer from drug addiction.

Kratom has strong effects in alleviating and dampening the serious effects of harmful drugs and it helps in easing the after conditions related to those drugs when attempting to overcome them and getting back to the normal vim of soberness.

The best strains for opiate withdrawal are the following:

  • Bali/Borneo

    Bali and Borneo Kratom strains both are known for their mood enhancement. Both these strains can be used for opiate withdrawal and a person can get good results from them.

  • Maeng Da

    Maeng Da is known for its mood enhancement and energy boosting characteristics, it also works wonder in pain reduction, it is a strong strain and makes it a good choice for opiate withdrawal.

  • Indo

    Indo strains are known for its sedating effects mood uplifting and pain relieving effects, which makes it good for opiate withdrawal but in certain conditions.

Prescribed dosage: Moderate to high.

The Verdict

Because of the difference in many of these strains, it not totally correct to say which strain is the strongest, however, these are our top picks:

  • Maeng Da
  • Bali/Borneo
  • Indo/Malay
Jennifer Kurtz studied medicine at the New Jersey School of Medicine (Rutgers). She is passionate about developing her knowledge of Cannabis, Nootropics, Kratom, and nutritional supplements. In addition to attending medical webinars and conferences, she loves to write research-based articles for magazines, healthcare professionals, and medical agencies.