Kratom is a godsend for many of us who struggle with pain, depression, and anxiety. Being kratom users ourselves here at Barrett Botanicals, we know that some of the first questions people ask about kratom is “What are the effects I can expect from kratom?” and “What side effect can I expect from taking kratom?” Because we strive to provide as much information as possible regarding our products, we are writing an article specifically about these questions.
Effects of Kratom Powder
Each different variety (known as strain) of kratom has unique effects, with all strains of the same vein color being somewhat similar. This is due to the different alkaloid contents and potencies of each. There are three main vein colors – White, Green, and Red. There is also yellow/gold which is simply a green vein harvested early. Additionally, there is a type of kratom known as Maeng Da Kratom.
White Vein Kratom Effects
White vein kratom is energizing. It promotes a positive mood in the user and is a great choice for your morning-time dose. Many of our customers like taking white vein kratom with coffee for an extra boost. This being said, white vein kratom is the least effective for pain in most people.
Green Vein Kratom Effects
Green vein kratom is a good place to start for beginners due to the fact that it is “in-between” white and red vein kratom. It is relaxing with a bit of energy in small doses and mild sedation in high doses. It is good as a mid-day dose as it is pain relieving and won’t make you sleepy unless you take a lot of it.
Red Vein Kratom Effects
Red vein kratom is sedating and is the best for pain. It is good for anxiety, pain, and sleep. Definitely a night time vein color, unless you go the Red Maeng Da route.
Yellow Vein Kratom
Yellow vein kratom is very mellow, and a good choice for those sensitive to the effects of kratom.
Maeng Da Kratom
“Maeng Da” literally translates to “Pimp Grade” and is a type of kratom available in all varieties of vein color. It assists in pain relief and also grants a solid mood and energy boost.
Please keep in mind that even though the vein colors are the same, different strains may have different effects. For example, one strain may have different strengths in the areas of relaxation, mood boost, euphoria, or pain relief.
Kratom Side Effects
Kratom has very mild side effects when compared to pharmaceutical medications:
- Not great for your liver (however not as bad as many other medications)
- Dizziness (in high doses)
Kratom Addiction Potential
Simply put, kratom has a similar addiction potential to coffee (which is not surprising considering kratom is a tea leaf in the coffee family).