How to describe the feeling you get after taking Kratom?

Putting feelings into words is difficult, but what people say on various drug forums and Reddit is that something closer to euphoria and ecstasy.

How does Kratom euphoria feel like? How long does it last? How is its onset?

These are some of the questions that arise in the mind of all newbies who have not taken Kratom yet.

How does Kratom feel like?

To answer this, we first consider the various strains of Kratom that produce different effects.

You can’t expect a Red Maeng Da to sedate you at a dose of 4 grams!

Why? Red Maeng Da is a stimulant strain.

But the same Red Maeng Da will sedate you at a dose ranging from 8 to 10 grams.

This means that dose is important while we account the feelings associated with the consumption of Kratom.

In this article, we will consider the feeling you get with various strains of Kratom and the changes that occur due to the variability of dose.

Which strain of Kratom produce what feeling?

White Vein Kratom

White Vein Kratom generally makes you feel very relaxed. You feel like lying down, and you forget all your worries. It makes you calm and soothes all irritated nerves.

You feel light headed, and your muscles relax. It reduces your worries and helps you falling into a peaceful sleep. Due to its relaxing property, it makes one feel happy and light.

Thus almost all types of White Vein Kratom will get you feel intensely calm and relaxed.

Green Vein Kratom

Green vein gives you an immense amount of energy. It makes you feel stimulated within hours of consumption.

With the increase of dosage, the stimulation is settled, and one feels more relaxed and warm. In small doses it makes you feel highly active, and you keenly participate in activities that usually appear boring to you.

You can feel more focus or attentive to small doses and thus you work better. Green vein also produces a pain-free sensation in the body.

Red Vein Kratom

Red Vein produces a high amount of energy and makes you feel euphoria.

You feel contented and happy with life and the surroundings. You also have no pain sensation, but these effects do not last longer. They taper off within 2-3 hours of consumption.

It makes you feel highly motivated, confident and energetic. It also enhances tactile sensation thus one gets aroused easily. You feel happy, and you get pleasant dreams during your sleep.

The red strain produces the strongest euphoria especially Red Maeng Da. The euphoric sensation comes in waves and then settles.

What dosage produces what sensation?

At low doses, most of the users claim that they feel very stimulated and energetic. They are chatty, and they socialize with people.

The conversations flow better with increased mental clarity.  They are highly aroused and euphoric.

At this dose, a person feels a sense of well-being and excited. You feel more empathetic. The user also feels motivated and feel enthusiastic about tasks that are very hard to do or extremely annoying.

Such effects last for 1-2 hours before tapering down. However, with certain strains, the effects last longer.

At higher doses, one would usually feel sleepy and sedated so he/she would feel like lying down and relaxing. Higher doses make you feel calm and soothe you.

It takes away all your pain and gives you a sensation of peace and happiness.

You will feel less anxious and worried. Thus higher doses make you feel sedated and sleepy helping you in relieving pain as well as insomnia.

Other factors that should be taken into account

The feeling that you get with intake of Kratom also depends on the way you take it.

Do you take it with tea, tincture form or you chew the leaves?

Chewing leaves, though bitter make gives you more pleasant sensations. However, many also feel nauseous after chewing leaves and may actually throw up.

It also depends upon the factor whether you take it in the form of extract, plain leaf, powder or capsules.

With extracts, the effects are more potent thus the feeling of euphoria and stimulation is intense. With capsules, the effects are a bit delayed, but nevertheless, the effects are powerful.

If you have tolerance to a certain strain or you are dependent to any opioid analgesic you may not feel anything at all. In this case, you need a larger dose to feel the effects or you need to change the strain.

The speed of effects and feelings that appear depend on the method of ingestion too.

Though the account is true for many people but some people also experience altered feelings so it is important that you try out the various strains of Kratom before relating to the feelings of other users.



  1. I notice a very large difference between your understanding of the strain effects and mine (and what is commonly stated).

    What is generally said about strain effects is that it goes on a scale of stimulating to relaxing (body euphoria), starting with white and going to red.

    White is mostly stimulating, and the least relaxing.
    Green is balanced. Equally relaxing and stimulating.
    Red is mostly relaxing, and hardly stimulating.

    All of this is given a dosage in the “in-between” range. What I mean by this is that all kratom at a low dose is stimulating and a high dose is relaxing. For me this is around 3-4g, but varies by person and the strength of the kratom.


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