All Types of Kratom and Their Unique Effects (Best Painkiller)


What are the different types of kratom? There’re many types that produce a unique experience. The real question is: what type suits your needs? Let’s find out in this article.

But to know the types of kratom you should first look at vein color and then strain. Here’s what the different colors can do for you:

4 Types of Kratom Colors

First and most important, you want to pick the color that produces the effects you seek. Then, strain and the extract formula. Powder and capsules are the standards. You can also buy tinctures and resin extracts.

Red Vein

Red types are kratom therapy that produces the best medical benefits. The high levels of 7-hydroxmitragynine make red veins effective painkillers. Red is the most sedating type that can also banish stress and depression.


Green is the best type of kratom to experience what red and white have to offer. The effects last longer compared to white and red. Green is not as sedative as red or stimulating as white. You can also relieve pain like a red strain if the strain is right. Borneo and indo do a good job.


What type of kratom gives you the most energy? White veins produce stimulating effects. Often used as a nootropic; a cognitive enhancer for memory and focus. Most people use white to boost energy and prevent fatigue. You can use maeng da instead of coffee because you won’t experience physical discomforts such as jitters and shivers.


Yellow veins appeared by an ancient complex drying process. This color has a unique scent and alkaloids. Sometimes referred as ”golden kratom”. These strains can produce experiences like no other kratom can.

Red veins are great stress, anxiety, and pain relievers. They affect people differently because of unique body chemistry. Red sells best and is often some of the strongest kratom strains.

Green veins can enhance cognitive performance and your immune system. Depending on the strain, they can kill pain like red and improve your mood better than pharmaceuticals, especially green thai.

White veins are stimulating and perfect for focus and productivity. White maeng da is popular among fanatic kratom users.

Types of Kratom Strains

PainManeg Da, Borneo, Bali, Indo (Red)
AnxietyBali, Borneo, Green Malay (Green or Red)
DepressionMaeng Da, Malay (Red or Green)
Immune System EnhanceGreen Malay, Borneo, Maeng Da (Green)
Cognitive PerformanceGreen Malay, White Maeng Da (White)
SleepRed Bali

Types of Kratom: The Extract Formulas

Kratom extracts consist of almost all the active alkaloids. Some are stronger with their own unique advantages.

Enhanced Leaf

Enhanced leaf is many people’s favorite form because of the potency and uncommon side effects. Ultra enhanced maeng da and indo are two examples. Enhanced leafs are good for pain but can make you tolerant quickly. Pricey as well.

Water Extract

The most common form where the alkaloids are extracted from the leaves then dissolved in water. This technique leaves behind a high alkaloid concentration. The water-based extract can also be used together with plain leaf because of the fewer side effects it produces. The downside is less pain relief and sedation. It’s also pricey and not effective if you don’t take it with plain leaf.

Reisin Extract

Kratom resin can be pricey but more potent than water extract. They offer the whole set of effects and it’s easy to use and store. Side effects are common and you need to pay attention to temperature because it can melt in minor heat. You only need a small piece to feel the effects.


Dissolve kratom leaves in ethanol and you’ve got the mix for tinctures. Tinctures are highly concentrated and potent. Not more than two drops are enough to feel the effects fast. Beginners should look elsewhere since kratom tinctures can mess up your tolerance for weeks.


Utilized for centuries in Southeast Asian countries because of the pain relief and stimulatory effects. Kratom is also an incredible natural remedy for a plethora of medical benefits. The different types of kratom are easy to understand once you know about the colors and veins.

Read this kratom guide if you want to develop further understanding of the plant.

  • D lee says:

    Just wanted to say thanks for sharing your in depth knowledge of the Kratom plant as I’ve enjoyed Kratom off & on for some time now. I also know now why my experiences differed significantly because of the strains and brands where usually never the same except for Bali it was my favorite and usually was predictable but now there’s so many strains available I have just been all over the place with it so again I thank you very much for the time you took to educate people who may be like me or not know anything at all about it which can be dangerous with anything at all! It took a long time for me to get Kratom because I knew nothing about it but once I had a person give me a basic understanding then I started using it. Now I am loaded with information thanks to you folks!

  • Jon says:

    It is absolutely absurd to even threaten the legality of mitragyna speciosa. How can a group of people decide whether or not it is legal to grow a God-Given substance?!? It’s no different than coffee! Yes, coffee is an addictive substance with some side effects. But anyone with a dollar can get a cup anywhere in the U.S. So why is there any fuss over Kratom? Like coffee (actually in the same family of species), it has effects if consumed, but anything you put into your body has some type of effect, even water. Water can actually be lethal too…(
    I’ve researched this topic over the past decade, and I could write a book. But I’ll keep it short and to the point. The FDA**holes are just making things worse. By making it difficult to import for a highly demanded product, several vendors are selling a very watered down version of it to make money. If they would allow it, just like coffee, the only people they would be hurting are those involved in the drug addiction cycle (doctors, pharmacies, pharmaceudical companies, rehab facilities, etc.). So while anyone with an ID and enough money can walk into any store and buy enough alcohol to kill a small village, they want to keep kratom from us. It blows my mind. Think about it. You don’t have to be a doctor to sell alcohol. But doctors are simply legal drug dealers. You pay to see them. They write the name of the drug on a piece of paper. You take that piece of paper to a pharmacy and pay a ridiculous price for the drug that is made by another manufacturer (oh, and don’t forget about health insurance getting their piece in all of this). You do this enough times, your body builds a tolerance and gets dependent on it. Like a common drug dealer, the doctor has you hooked. Then, if you decide to try and kick the habit, they give you another addictive substance that is worse than the original drug. I’m obviously speaking about pain pills and suboxone. This is killing our country, yet they are keeping kratom away. I’m just getting angry now, so I’ll stop. But lift your voice. We can’t allow a group of people to take away our God-Given freedom!
    It is ridiculous to even debate the banning of Kratom.

    • Roger Wilci says:

      That’s true about any drug. The aspects of drugs such as addiction and abuse are part of the human condition. When jail is used in place of medical care you get the horrors of gang violence, police brutality , overdoses , and denial of medical care. Those criminal aspects of drug use will continue rise until this foolish war ends.

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