What Are the Main Types of Kratom Strains?

Kratom; to some people, it may be the next wonder substance that works its way into the fabric of society — like caffeine, alcohol, and marijuana before it. To other people, it’s a threat to our society.

So what’s the truth about Kratom?

Well, it’s not that scary. It’s a leaf of a tree that has certain physical and psychological therapeutic effects. You may have also heard that it’s controversial.

To begin approaching the controversial topic of Kratom, you have to understand the different types of kratom.

This article will walk you through all you need to know about kratom strains.



Luckily the different types of Kratom can be told apart by their color. It’s not that often that mother nature helps us out like that. Let’s look at the three main types of Kratom, so you can better understand this exciting new substance.

White Vein Kratom

White vein kratom is a stimulant. It’s also known as the strongest strain of kratom. Its strengths mean it’s the best strain of kratom to feel the much-talked-about kratom benefits.

This white veined strain of kratom is stronger because it’s harvested when the plant is still very young.

However, just like most intense variations of a substance, white vein kratom is not the best for beginners. The strong effects and strong flavors mean that maybe this should stay in the realm of the more experience kratom consumer.

So what’s a more mild option?


Green Vein Kratom

Green vein kratom is the in-betweener in the world of kratom. It’s harvested after the leaf has already matured, so it has a much milder stimulant effect than white vein kratom. However, while reduced, the stimulant effect of green vein kratom is similar to that of white vein kratom.

The energy boost in kratom is comparable to that of a strong tea. Not quite strong as coffee (like white vein kratom), but not an insignificant burst of energy.

But what if you want to relax?

Red Vein Kratom

Red vein kratom is the most popular strain of Kratom. It’s by far the one with the most subdued effects. Its effect is not just subdued, it’s inversely related to Green and White vein’s effects.

Red vein kratom is considered a sedative. If white vein kratom is coffee and green vein kratom is caffeinated tea, then red vein kratom can be compared to a soothing drink. It can help you wind down after a long day, and some people even use it to deal with pain.


It’s very important to understand which states Kratom is legal in. If you have legality questions, check out this listicle by Etanicals about kratom legality.


Understand Types of Kratom

Kratom is an exciting, important substance that we’re just starting to get a hold of in America. To forge a better understanding of this new substance, it’s important to know the types of kratom.

Kratom just might be the tea we’re all drinking in the future. If you enjoyed this article, check out our health section.

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