Mitragyna speciosa, or kratom, is a tropical evergreen tree that belongs to the coffee family. The tree is native to regions in Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, and other countries in South Asia. Kratom leaves and their extracts are used for their sedative and stimulant effects.

Benefits of kratom are numerous thus explaining why supplements and other products have become incredibly popular. A wide array of kratom strains is available, and this article will list top 16 kratom strains and their benefits.

1) Bali Kratom

Bali kratom is probably the most popular strain on the market. It was considered a standard for many years and even a vast majority of kratom companies offered this strain primarily. Leaves of Bali kratom strains are significantly darker than in other strains.

Bali kratom trees tend to go faster compared to other strains as well. We can divide Bali kratom strains based on the veins on their leaves (white, green, and red). Benefits of this kratom strain include:

  • Energy Boost
  • Analgesia or pain relief
  • Mood Boost
  • Relief from opiate withdrawal and addiction
  • Appetite changes
  • Certain sedative effects
  • Relaxation

2) Maeng Da Kratom

Maeng Da KratomMaeng Da kratom was created as a high-potency strain of red kratom which is found in Thailand and Indonesia.

What many people don’t know about this strain is that Maeng Da is a genetically-modified version of a tree in Thailand and it contains more alkaloid compared to the original kind.

Leaves are darker at first but become greener when they are powdered and crushed. Benefits of this kratom strain include:

  • Energy Boost
  • Improved mood
  • Focus and clarity
  • Enhanced memory and other cognitive functions
  • Antidepressant effects
  • Increased enthusiasm and stamina
  • Aids pain management
  • Improves sexual performance

3) Red Vein Borneo

Red Vein Borneo belongs to the group of the most prolific strains of kratom. As you can presume based on its name, this strain comes from Borneo, and it’s a popular choice for users who are looking for relaxation. Besides sedative effects, this kratom strain can also aid management of:

  • Chronic pain
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Scoliosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

4) Red Thai Kratom

Red Thai KratomRed Thai is one of the most widely consumed kratom strains you can find on the market today. Compared to green and white strains, Red Thai kratom has a more relaxing and sedating effect.

After all, that’s a common trait of many red kratom strains – they provide relaxation thanks to the natural chemical that gives the leaves their unique red vein. Regular intake of this kratom strain delivers the following benefits:

  • Pain relief
  • Sedation
  • Relaxation
  • Better sleep
  • Anti-anxiety effects

5) Red Kali Kratom

Red Kalimantan or Red Kali kratom is one of the purest strains of kratom that are native to regions in South Asia. Even though the effects of Red Kali are milder than those of Red Bali, they last longer. These milder, yet longer, effects are due to the fact that denser leaves of Red Kali take longer to get broken down in the body. Benefits associated with Red Kali include:

  • Anxiety relief
  • Anti-fatigue
  • Pain relief

6) Red Indo Kratom

Red Indo KratomRed Indo Kratom comes from Indonesia, the biggest exporter of kratom. Different reasons could explain why Indonesia is currently #1 in kratom export but the most important one is that this country has the ideal conditions necessary for the growth of kratom.

Unlike Red Kali which is fully relaxing, Red Indo exhibits milder effects; which is why it is more energizing than its counterpart. However, this doesn’t mean you’ll experience a surge of energy, and it still belongs to sedating strains. Regular supplementation with this strain brings the following benefits:

  • Pain relief
  • Relaxation
  • Anxiety relief
  • Improved mood

7) White Vein Thai

White Vein kratom strains are truly unique because they provide an amazing energy boost that you need in the morning or during those times when you’re exhausted.

White Vein Thai originates in Thailand, and it comes with a wide spectrum of alkaloids which are responsible for the health benefits of this strain. Health benefits of this strain include:

  • Euphoric effects
  • Energy
  • Pain relief
  • Stimulating properties

8) White Vein Indo

White Vein Indo is yet another strain that comes from Indonesia, and it also goes by other names such as White Vein Sumatra Kratom and White Vein Borneo. This kratom strain provides a mild to moderate stimulation which can be useful for an energy boost and increased productivity.

Thanks to its practical effects, White Vein Indo can also improve your communication skills and boost motivation. Health benefits you can expect include:

  • Energy Boost
  • Pain relief
  • Euphoric effects
  • Anxiety relief

9) White Vein Kali

White Vein KaliCompared to red vein strains, White Vein strains including Kali exhibit milder pain relief effects, but they are still existent.

This unique strain manages to retain some of the pain relief potentials while providing other important benefits, such as:

  • Energy Boost
  • Stimulation
  • Pain relief
  • Mood enhancing
  • Relaxation

10) Super Green Malaysian

Green Malay Kratom or Super Green Malay has gained in popularity lately thanks to strong effects coupled with high potency.

Many users of Maeng Da, and other, strains prefer Super Green Malay because its effects last longer and these products tend to be relatively more affordable (it all depends on the brand, of course). Health benefits you can obtain through supplementation with this kratom strain include:

  • Euphoric effects
  • Energy Boost
  • Mood enhancement
  • Pain relief
  • Increased motor and sensory function
  • Improved motivation

11) Green Vein Kali

What makes Green Vein Kali kratom strain so amazing is its well-roundedness. While many strains exhibit a specific effect while other benefits are relatively mild, this strain manages to balance out different properties despite a relatively lower concentration of alkaloids.

This could explain why Green Vein Kali won the hearts of numerous people around the globe. Effects one can achieve through supplementation with this strain include:

  • Solid energy boost
  • Pain relief
  • Mood enhancement
  • Stimulation
  • Relaxation

12) Green Indo Kratom

Green Indo KratomGreen Indo kratom is one of the most famous strains today. The strain originates in Southern Asia, like many other strains.

What makes Green Indo kratom so unique is that it works well with other strains, thus allowing users to get the maximum out of products containing these ingredients.

Green Indo kratom is on the crossroads, i.e. it is placed right between white and red strains. In turn, it provides benefits that are characteristic for each of these strains. Benefits of Green Indo kratom include:

  • Increased levels of alertness
  • Energy Boost
  • Creates mild euphoria
  • Improved focus
  • Makes you more sociable

13) Natural Enhanced White Sumatra Extract

The extract is always a great way to support your health and improve quality of life. It contains a high quantity of active ingredients and delivers them in different ways, based on a patient’s convenience.

Natural Enhanced White Sumatra extract was specifically created to contain 90% pure alkaloid extraction from white vein kratom only to combine it with the leaf of this tree.

The greatest advantage of this extract is that it delivers a more powerful version of white vein kratom. Besides pain relief and exhaustion, the extract boosts your energy levels too.

14) Natural Enhanced True Thai Extract

While the extract mentioned above was created from plants available in Indonesia, this extract features kratom from Thailand. You see, this extract was made from combining 90% pure alkaloid extract of Thai kratom and reapplying it to Green Vein Thai leaf.

The extract provides the same benefits as other Thai kratom strains. Regular extract intake results in a mild energy boost coupled with relaxation effects, pain relief. These benefits are a result of high-potency of the ingredient.

15) Ultra-Enhanced Indo Extract

Ultra-Enhanced IndoBasically, this is a concentrated extract made from one of the most popular strains in the world – Ultra Enhanced Indo extract. It is made from White Indo kratom, and Bali strain is in the mix. Taking this extract regularly provides a number of useful benefits such as:

  • Relaxation
  • Pain relief
  • Improved mood
  • Stimulating effects
  • Energy Boost

Even though the effects are similar to Bali Kratom, the higher potency of this extract allows it to exhibit improved pain-relieving properties.

16) Gold Reserve Extract

This powerful extract is a result of combining concentrated kratom alkaloids with a natural kratom from a leaf. This well-rounded extract provides both pain relieving, energy-boosting, and mood-enhancing effects while allowing you to calm down, get more sleep, and experience other relaxing benefits too.


An increasing number of people use kratom for all sorts of purposes and chances are high you are interested too. Before you go online to buy one of these Kratom strains, take a few moments to learn more about all the wonderful benefits you can expect.



  1. I’m a very long-time user of Kratom. And although I respect what you posted. There are only 3 strains that should be considered.

    1) Bali – It’s a red vein Kratom higher on the scale for pain relief and management.

    2) Borneo – More geared to stop anxiety attacks and yet still deliver pain relief and management.

    3)Maeng Da – The most commonly used for an energy boost and has been around the world longest!

    I honestly feel like nobody else has the right to encourage others on what each one affects on with. All we truly know is that Kratom is going to wipe out Big Pharma and cure most ailments. The government is going to do whatever they can do to stop Kratom because it has more healing properties than Marijuana. And that scares the government enough to try and outlaw it! We all need a place to share our stories of the benefits of Kratom in our lives, our family and friends.

    • Given this is NO LONGER just a natural planet and has been modified by humans ..It is a huge cause for concern just as marijuana is , as it too is no longer a natural planet and has been changed and modified to become plant that is not naturally growing! Humans love to stretch BS and make up things that simply are not true!

  2. I have tried a couple different types of Kratom and I haven’t gained any benefit from any of the ones I’ve tried. I tried capsules and powder.
    I am also taking a small dose of suboxone and I am desperate to take myself off of it. I’ve detoxed from suboxone a few rimes but it just leaves me weak and I have terrible RLS. I feel like that for months until I get so tired of not even being able to shower without it taking so much out of me, I go right back to taking the suboxone. I have aches and pains constantly, I’m always tired, I have anxiety 24/7 and I can’t concentrate. That is why I turn to the suboxone. It sounds stupid, but it just masks the pain, RLS and I get tiny bit of energy from it. I don’t have health insurance and I’d much rather use a natural substance anyway. Does anyone recommend which type of Kratom I should try and if so, capsule or powder? What brand is best? (So far I’ve tried green vein maeng da by whole herbs, vivazen botanicals maeng da kratom both capsules and maeng da kratom mitragyna speciosa).
    I apologize for the long comment, I am just looking for someone who has a lot of knowledge and can recommend a kratom that actually does something, especially to help with the withdrawal. I want to get off the suboxone cold turkey as soon as I find the best Kratom. Thank you in advance.

    • No, joke! You have lost subs when you get your body free from the ill effects brought on by pharma. trust me,.. I know how the side effects and withdrawals are.Taper down off your prescribed dose even for the long term. Even dry it out. Message me if you want help anytime.It’s not an easy road. Red Bali,.. 2-3 grams each does 3 times a day

      • Hello I have been on subutex for almost 3 years now I am 44 female I never knew the effects it would take on me mentally and physically I have to detox myself ASAP im not the same person I was 4 years ago the effect the medicine has taken on me in this short period of time is terrible my daughter has been sober frim everything 8 months and she brought me royal kratom maeng da and want me so bad to get better I need advice on how to break this habit and be able to function at work all week please help thank you so much

    • hey i have too been put on suboxone i took it for a year and after i found kratom its been super helpful you just need to detox your body on subs and take red bali powder with a cup of coffee i take 5 grams at a time it works so well for me that i was able to leave subs in the past! just try it! im so for anyone getting off subs i know how the come down is and i cant stand it lol

  3. Ms Kurtz proffers information that should be taken with a grain of salt. I’ve seen information in other articles that is just plain wrong. Her bio states she studied medicine. Is this to create an air or authority? She needs to do more research and study. For all reading this, there are better information sources on the web, I recommend checking her information against other sources.


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