Due to the numerous beneficial effects of kratom, more and more people contemplate trying it. However for a complete beginner finding the best strain can be a challenge.
There are several kratom vein types, and, on top of that, each of them also comes in a seemingly infinite array of strains. The selection of strains can vary from a vendor to a vendor, making a beginner’s choice even harder.
Moreover, strain product pages may have limited or no information on what you can expect from them. That’s because kratom is not approved by the FDA, and vendors do not state certain things on their websites to avoid potential problems.
So, if after having browsed through a few stores you feel like you know less than you did before you started, that’s normal. You’re also not the only person who feels like that.
To make your first time shopping for kratom easier, let’s look into different types of kratom and what the best kratom strains for beginners are.
Different Kratom Vein Types
Before jumping to the best strains of kratom for beginners, let’s take a look at the basics. There are three natural kratom vein types:
- Red vein kratom – kratom leaves with red vein and stems yield red vein kratom powder. These are also known as the slow strains as their effects are primarily pain-relieving, sedating, and relaxing. More on red vein kratom here.
- Green vein kratom – that’s the kratom powder that comes from leaves with green veins and stems. These strains are moderate. They relieve pain, but also boost energy and mood. More on green vein kratom here.
- White vein kratom –powder that comes from kratom leaves with pale stems and veins is white vein. This variety is energizing; therefore, the kratom community refers to its strains as the fast. Learn more about white vein strains here.
Nonetheless, you may also see the fourth variety – yellow kratom. While leaves with yellow veins and stems do not actually exist, this variety is usually a mixture of two of the natural strains that farmers dry in a different way, and, perhaps even ferment. Similarly to green vein kratom, its effects are moderate. Read more about yellow kratom.
Kratom potent effects are due to its alkaloids, namely mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, the two most abundant kratom alkaloids. However, its amount differs in each strain and vein type. As a result, the effects that each strain and vein type has are also different.
The Best Kratom Strains for Beginners
Generally, we advise absolute beginners to avoid white strains. At least, at the very beginning. White strains are highly energizing at low doses. While there are recommended amounts for each vein type, there are various factors that can impact how much kratom your body is ready for. For instance, athletes who have a lower body fat percentage than the average human, may need a much lower dose.
Secondly, inexperienced users can find fast strains overly energizing. They may feel agitated and jittery, similarly how you’d feel if you drank too much coffee.
So, which kratom strains would be best for beginners, then?
1. Green Vein Kratom Strains
Strains like Green Maeng Da and Green Malay are moderate strains. They won’t provide the strongest pain relief, but they will boost your energy levels, mood, and ability to focus. Because of that green strains are best taken during the morning or early afternoon.
Why do we recommend them for beginners then?
Green strains require moderate doses, and it’s easier to measure and assess what dose is best for you. Greens won’t make you to sleepy and you will be able to better observe your kratom experience.
2. Red Vein Maeng Da
Red strains are sedating and euphoric. Kratom users take them in higher doses. Red Bali is the most popular and widely available strain. Nonetheless, the large dose may not feel good for a complete beginner.
So, we advise introducing yourself to the red strains by trying Red Vein Maeng Da, which has potent pain-relieving properties, yet isn’t as sedating.
Because Red Maeng Da is a slow strain, it is better suited for the late afternoon or evening.
3. Yellow Bali Kratom
A variation of the Bali kratom, Yellow Bali provides milder effects than Red Bali Kratom. Its effects are moderate and can feel more suitable for a beginner.
Because of its moderate effects, Yellow Bali can be a great daytime or afternoon strain.
Kratom Samples or Variety Packs
Manu kratom enthusiasts do not take one, but several kratom strains. It helps them achieve different effects and keep kratom tolerance at bay.
One of the best options to try which the best kratom strains for beginners are is by trying a few strains. Several vendors offer samples or starter packs for symbolic or very low prices. These options allow you to try several different strains without making a commitment to buy a whole pack.
Are you a kratom beginner? Which do you think are the best kratom strains for beginners? Which will you try and why?