5 Thai Kratom Effects (If You Take This Dose)

Thai kratom is part of the mitragyna speciosa plant. Known for the powerful energy and stimulative effects, especially white and green vein. Manual Laborers in Thailand, the home of kratom, get the energy needed to complete the job with confidence and high productivity.

This strain, along with green malay, is said to have the longest lifespan.

Let’s learn more about it so you know if it’s something you want.


By the name, it would make perfect sense it’s Thailand. That’s not the case. Thai kratom is now grown in other southeast Asian countries instead. Because Thailand banned kratom in 1943. Why ban? Business. Thailand’s main export was opium drugs in the 40s. And kratom is a natural alternative to opium and that was seen as a threat to the money flow.

You don’t need to fly to another country to get kratom nowadays. You can order it from the comfortable home of yours.

Thai Kratom Effects

The effects last longer compared to the average strain. Thai effects are usually less euphoric than bali and Malay. However, Thai kratom is more energizing. Within 15 minutes you start to feel it, and the effects last for a minimum of 4 hours.

Depending on the color and source, expect:

  • Pain relief
  • Improved focus and concentration
  • Enhanced mood and energy
  • Enhanced immune system

Energy: The Indication of Thai Kratom

Thai is best for energy and stimulation. Smooth effects that last longer than caffeine. Many people replaced morning coffee with green or white thai because of no jittery feelings. Plus, the anti-anxiety and mood enhancement is remarkable.

Good For Pain?

Good, yes. Best, no. You’ll be satisfied if you have mild pain and don’t want to sacrifice energy. While red does have the painkilling alkaloid, 7-hydroxmitragynine, it’s better suited for sedation and relaxation.

Alkaloid Content

Thai kratom has over 40 alkaloids, the dominant ones:

  • Mitraphylline – vasodilator, immune stimulant, and muscle relaxing
  • Mitragynine – Psychadelic antagonist, anti-malarial, antidiarrheal, and analgesic
  • 7-hydroxmitragynine –analgesic, anti-diarrheal, opium agonist (stronger than morphine)

Red Vein Thai Kratom

Red thai is the popular choice. And for good reasons. The effects are similar to bali: calming and relaxing but more obvious. Bali can also make you feel nauseous. That’s rare with red thai kratom. Anecdotally, red thai can be more stimulating than relaxing. Depends also how much you take. Red thai has almost everything you want in red veins.

Red thai is good for mild pain, anxiety, insomnia, depression, and relaxation.

Green Vein Thai Kratom

Green thai I put in my unique category for energizing kratoms. What can you expect? Sedation through the roof. Anxiety gone, and improved mood. Take it at night works rarely with green veins for me, but with green thai, you still get a good night sleep.

Green thai is good for anxiety, mood, euphoria, and sedation.

White Thai Kratom

No painkilling effects are found here. White thai is not so common. Good if you only want energy, but be careful since it can be jittery. I would not purchase white thai. White Maeng Da would be a better choice.

Thai Kratom vs Maeng Da

Both originate from Thailand. Maeng da is less sedating and euphoric with a shorter lifespan. Red maeng da is better for pain. Green thai is better for anxiety and mood, by far.


Here’s an extracted guideline from the kratom guide:

Stage 1 – The Opening

The stimulating and mood-boosting effects are subtle but noticeable.

Stage 2 – Mild

You can definitely feel the mood-boosting and stimulating effects.

Stage 3 – Moderate

In this level, there’s a balance between stimulation, euphoria, sedation, and pain-killing effects.

Stage 4 – Strong

Sensitive people cannot handle this level. For those who can, the effects are sedative, euphoric, and very analgesic. Recommended for people that need to beat anxiety and insomnia fast.

Stage 5 – Very strong

Most people can’t handle this stage. The sedative effects can get too heavy, and the euphoria can cause hallucinations.

  • The beginning – 1g
  • Mild – 1-2g
  • Moderate – 2-4g
  • Strong – 3-6g
  • Very Strong – 5-8g

Selected User Reviews

I feel good and relaxed with thai kratom. Took it with grapefruit juice and then zapped on the  TV and watched Netflix. Thai kratom works well after a hard workday or study sessions.

My review of red vein thai from kratom


Thai kratom is a powerful strain for relaxation, sedation, and energy.

Red thai last longer and it is more relaxing but less stimulating than green thai.

You won’t be disappointed with this strain. Stimulation and energy is the dominant effect of any Thai kratom.