Strongest Kratom of All Time

When I was going over this topic in my head, making an article about the strongest kratom seemed a lot easier than it may be in reality. Instead of listing each individual kratom type and vendor, instead I decided to go over what I feel are the strongest kratom strains over the past few years.

Now there are a lot of different differences between different strains, extracts and even they can vary from season to season as well. Despite these changes, I think that this will give a pretty good idea of where to start when looking for the strongest kratom products. I will seperate this article into the strongest types of kratom in each category: plain leaf, extracts and enhanced leaf; hopefully this will keep it simple and easy to digest.

kratom leafStrongest Plain Leaf Kratom

Plain leaf kratom has been used for over a millenia, which is very impressive considering that it has only recently become popular in the west. Finding the strongest plain leaf kratom is difficult because of the variations in effects between different strains, regions and trees. Because of this, I’m going to seperate the strongest plain leaf kratom into two categories, stimulating and sedating.

Stimulating

There are two primary types of stimulating kratom: Thai strains and Maeng Da strain. Thai is by far the best strain of kratom for anyone who is looking for pure stimulation, but overall maeng da is more potent because it can be both effective as a painkiller as well as for energy. Because of this and its perceived potency among different kratom strains, Maeng Da is the winner of strongest kratom in the stimulating category.

Sedating

Sedating kratom is a whole different league from stimulating kratom, and is typically a bit more potent with the exception of maeng da. The most potent sedating kratom types are Bali, Indo and Borneo. However, depending on the batch, vendor and region they are harvested from the most potent of these can vary dramatically. However, of all the sedating kratom types, in my experience Indo kratom seems to be the most potent kratom with borneo trailing slightly, though not by much at all. You can find some more information on the strongest kratom strains at http://ensobotanicals.com/strongest-kratom/.

Extracts and Enhanced Leaf

kratom extractLike plain leaf, the strongest kratom extract can vary depending on what one is looking for. Typically, a vendor will denote their extract type with a number, like 15x or 50x. What this means is how much base kratom was used to make the same weight in extract. For example, making a gram of 50x kratom extract would require 50 grams of plain leaf kratom to make. There are a few extracts available on the market right now that are potent, but it really depends on how much you are willing to pay. If price is not an option, a pure 7-hydroxymitragynine tincture would be ideal, though actual tinctures of this kind are hard to come by and extremely expensive. For the price, some of the best kratom extracts are enhanced leaf which can extremely effective for painkilling.

Every vendor differs in their enhanced leaf, but at the moment kratom forest’s omega extract is extremely popular and what we currently consider the strongest.

Hopefully you guys have a better idea of what the strongest kratom is, and I hope that you find exactly what you need! Just remember, that when looking for the strongest kratom, every vendor varies so make sure you buy from a reputable place.

A Bit About Maeng Da

Maeng Da is one of the most popular types of kratom. The reasons for this are varied but it has to do with its unique effects and potency. This type of kratom can be both good for stimulating effects and sedating effects, primarily depending on the dose used.

Because maeng da is a pretty generic term now, the effects of maeng da can vary from vendor to vendor, but typically the strain is used to describe a strong kratom that has both stimulating and sedating effects, which is typically a thai-like kind of kratom.

maeng daThis type of kratom is one of my favorites because of its potency, but I’ve had very different types from different vendors so make sure you are getting a good deal, and not buying from a questionable vendor who is labeling weak kratom as maeng da to get sales.

Because there are not many good maeng da vendors around, definitely search around on kratom forums and in other kratom related areas to get reviews of different vendors, this will definitely increase your chances of success.

The Kratom Hangover

The other day I was reading an article about a kratom hangover, and I thought that I had some information to share on the topic. While kratom doesn’t have a real hangover, at least definitely not as bad as alcohol, there still can be some after effects when taking a lot of kratom which I’ll talk about a little bit and hopefully get some good responses to.

kratom hangoverThe Kratom Hangover Effects

Despite not being nearly as bad as alcohol, a kratom hangover can make you feel kind of cruddy. One of the hallmark of a kratom hangover is a feeling of gut rot, a semi-nauseating annoying feeling. This gut rot isn’t that bad, but it can be certainly uncomfortable. Typically this occurs about 3 or 4 hours after taking the kratom, but it can occur earlier for some people. You should note that getting this effect from kratom is pretty rare, and typically only occurs in people who haven’t taken kratom much before and are very sensitive to it.

For some people, kratom can cause a mild dehydration effect and this can contribute to headaches and just a general feeling of bleh. This is much, much more common when using a stimulating strain as opposed to a sedating strain. Obviously the best way to avoid this symptom is to drink water before, during and after taking kratom. By doing this, you can eliminate almost all the effects of a kratom hangover.

Another symptom of a kratom hangover is difficulty waking up, what’s interesting is that I have never heard anyone voice this online or on forums until very recently, despite it being talked about regularly by me and my kratom using friends. While the effect is pretty self explanatory, you can find some good information on how to avoid it in this kratom hangover article.

Avoiding a Kratom Hangover

Although kratom hangovers are rare, you should always make sure that you have a way to counter the situation if need be. Typically, if you follow healthy practices with kratom and generally with your health, you won’t experience much of a hangover at all. The best way to do this is to keep your kratom dose within a normal range, typically 2 to 6 grams. Additionally, it is a good idea to drink water throughout the kratom experience, as some individuals do experience mild dehydration. Also, if you are prone to nausea, make sure to eat a light snack after taking kratom; this can definitely reduce nausea symptoms in my experience.

Overall if you follow all of these guidelines, you should have no problem and will probably never even experience a kratom hangover. In fact, it looks like a majority of regular kratom users have never experienced one, so it shouldn’t be a big concern.

Best of luck and happy kratom-ing!

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Kratom Capsules

Something that has been driving me crazy recently is the purchase and use of kratom capsules. Now I have nothing against people who buy kratom powder and capsule it themselves, but everyone who is buying kratom capsules are not only pay ridiculous prices, but are also promoting shady vendors and risking the legality of kratom.capsules

Not only that, but there have been a few disgusting people who have been adulterating these capsules with dangerous rc opiates without adding any information, which could not only cause dangerous health problems within users, but also potentially be fatal.

So please, if you care about the legality of kratom, DON’T BUY these capsules. By doing so you are a promoting the illegality of kratom, which could take this medicinal plant away from those who need it the most.

Kratom and the Immune System

immune systemKratom’s effects on the immune system are one of the least frequently talked about subjects, but is very apparent for those who have taken kratom for long periods of time. I know several people who used to get sick regularly, but once they switched from opiates to kratom for pain, haven’t gotten sick since, which is pretty amazing.

I recently encountered a thread on a known kratom forum http://kratomconnoisseurs.com about this topic, and many described talking about taking kratom at the onset of a cold in order to boost the immune system, reduce symptoms and shorten its length.

At this point I realized how long it has been since I’ve actually been sick; this is just another reason I love kratom so much.

If any of you have had experience with using kratom for the immune system, or know why it is so effective in this regard leave a comment or email me! I’d like to get a good discourse going on this topic.

Natures Way Advocates Kratom!

I’m so happy I came across this video, I’m glad that there are more reputable supplement vendors advocating kratom, this could be a huge positive for promoting the legality of kratom. I know there are organizations like http://botanicallegaldefense.com that lobby for kratom, but what we have been lacking is this kind of push so that it can be, finally, made a true dietary dietary supplement like kava was.

There are a few new videos like this out, and I would love to see some more.

Using Kratom for Depression

kratom for depressionWhile not a lot of people talk about using kratom for depression, it has become a lot more popular for this purpose. However, not every type of kratom is good for this purpose, as the more sedating strains can even cause energy loss at high doses, while the extremely stimulating strains can burn one out more quickly, while having great temporary effects. Because of this, it is essential to have a general idea of how to use this plant most effectively for depression.

Dosage

One of the most important factors when using kratom for depression is dose. It is important to keep dose a bit lower than average; this will help keep its antidepressent effects lasting for a longer period of time, due to both tolerance reducation and the general increase in stimulating effects at low doses.

Strains

When looking for a strain for depression, there are a few options that you have as far as strains go. One of the most common is thai. Despite its effectiveness, I don’t advocate using only Thai kratom for this purpose, as it is easy to develop a tolerance to its effects. Instead, it is a good idea to alternate thai kratom with other white vein kratom strains, which tend to be more stimulating. Even some of the more sedating kratom strains with a white vein can be stimulating at low doses.

Like anything else, the key in treating depression with kratom is moderation and education. Some people use kratom regularly for depression and others use it less regularly. It is a good idea to use common sense when it comes to treating depression with kratom and to listen to your body. This will ensure good effects for long periods of time.

The Beginners Guide to Kratom

Anyone who suffers from pain, anxiety, sleeplessness, lack of energy, is looking to get off of other substances, or even if you just want a good mood boost, kratom is a fantastic herb. Kratom, otherwise known as Mitragyna Speciosa, is a plant native to Southeast Asia and has been used for thousands upon thousands of years by those who live in Thailand and Indonesia.

In addition to the medicinal effects, this plant is astonishingly safe in comparison to other plants and in the thousands of years it has been used there is not a single recorded death that is attributed to its effects. I have been using kratom for a long while for several purposes with only good effects. This article is going to go through what the effects of kratom are, how it is used as well as a little bit about the plant in general.

kratom treeThe Plant

Unlike a lot of other medicinal herbs, kratom is rather large. In fact, a kratom tree can grow up to 30 feet tall (around the height of a three story building) and can be up to 12 feet wide as well. This plant grows wildly in a variety of areas, but especially Thailand and Indonesia. Because this plant grows so large and wildly, it’s prices are rather cheap in comparison to other plants, and when fully grown, this plant can produce a heck of a lot of leaves.

The Effects

I briefly went over the effects of kratom in the first paragraph, but there is much more to kratom than that. This plant has a vast amount of medicinal benefits, and can function effectively as: an immune system stimulant, a powerful pain relief, a sleep promoting substance, an anti-anxiety agent, an aantidepressant in low doses, an energy booster or a sedative depending on strain. A massive amount of people have used kratom to get off of opiates as well with great effects, as it eases withdrawal symptoms as well as reduces craving for opiates. This plant even has anti-malarial properties, you can find a full list of all the effects of each strain and alkaloid in this massive guide to kratom.

Interestingly, kratom has seemingly paradoxical effects such as sedation and energy boosting. The reason for this is because there are a big differences in each different strain of kratom, similar to another herb. For example, a Thai kratom can function as a powerful coffee replacement while an Indonesian kratom can put you to sleep really fast. Because of this, we could potentially design different strains for different medicinal purposes, which could truly turn the pharmaceutical industry on its head.

The Alkaloids

mitragynineKratom has a massive amount of different alkaloids that contribute to its effects, the most potent of which is 7-hydroxymitragynine. 7-OH-mitragynine is an alkaloid that affects the mu opiod receptors and slight affects the delta opiod receptors, which is around 17 times the potency of morphine but with almost no side effects and much less addiction potential, a truly ideal painkiller. Mitragynine is the second most potent alkaloid in kratom, and like the former it is a mu opiod agonist, however it also stimulates the adrenergic receptors, which is responsible for kratom’s stimulating effects. Mitraynine is about 1/30th as potent as 7-hydroxymitragynine, but is found in much larger quantities than 7-OHM.

Kratom is a truly amazing herb, anyone reading this post that hasn’t tried kratom should definitely check it out, it has a lot to offer to almost everyone.

Different Kratom Grind Styles

Today I wanted to talk a little bit about different kratom grinds. You don’t really see this talked about too much on kratom forums but it can have a big effect on the duration and quality of effects of different strains.

Typically, most strain grinds range from coarse to flour-grind. Flour grind can drop as low as 200 microns, which can literally blow away in the wind. Because of this variation, it is a good idea to make sure that your kratom is ground in a way fitting to your needs.

kratom grind

Coarse grind kratom used to be much more common than it is now, but there are a few kratom websites that still sell coarse ground kratom. Coarse ground kratom typically tends to last a lot longer than finely ground kratom, up to 8 hours, and takes a bit longer to kick in, up to 45 minutes. A downside of using coarsely ground kratom is that it can seem to be nearly ineffective when taken on a full stomach, as it takes a very long time to break down in the stomach.

Moderate grind kratom is still fairly common, and has balanced between the time to take effect and length of duration. This type of kratom typically takes about 30 minutes to kick in and will last around 4-6 hours. This type of kratom is ideal for those who need to take kratom regularly for conditions like pain, and don’t want to have to redose regularly.

Flour grind kratom is the most finely ground kratom, and can often take effect in as little as 10 to 15 minutes when taken on an empty stomach. However, the effects of flour ground kratom do not last as long as either coarse or moderately ground kratom, around 3.5-5 hours. A lot of high quality kratom vendors currently sell flour ground kratom.

Because a lot of vendors don’t specifically advertise what type of grind they use, it may take some research to find the ideal kratom grind for your needs. There’s a discussion on kratom grinds you can find here as well for more information.

Green Vein Kratom: Effects and Info

green vein kratomGreen vein kratom is one of the most unique types of kratom, a sort of blend of effects between red vein and white vein strains, but unique in its effects. In comparison to red vein strains, green vein is less commonly encountered, however there are a few popular strains sold like green malaysian and green indo which are very popular.

There are a few unique aspects of green vein kratom, one of the most pronounced of these is a mild, but powerful effect on relaxation and focus, making it a great type of kratom for daily use — not too stimulating or too sedating, just clean and potent.

Nootropic Effects

Something that people have repeatedly remarked about is green veins nootropic effects, especially green malaysian. The reason for this is because the strain isn’t overpowering in any direction, stimulating or sedating, but lets one focus with an enhanced mood and ability for comprehension. Because of this, this kratom can be great for tedious activities and work.

Pain Relief

While not quite as powerful in pain relief as most red veins, green veins can be very effective, especially high quality malaysian and indo strains. Because they aren’t too sedating, these strains can give keep one clear headed all day without sacrificing pain relief.

Long Length

Something interesting about green veins, especially malaysian, is that they last for a good bit longer than most other strains. There are a few theories about this, but I am no expert in the area.

I feel this type of kratom has a lot to offer anyone, so be sure to try it!

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