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Kratom: Red vs White vs Green

Are you looking for calm, or do you want more energy? Maybe you’d like to enhance your focus or get into the “zone”. If you’ve heard of kratom, you may have heard of the different strains, which are typically divided into three sections depending on the color of their stems: red, white, and green.
Kratom has been lauded for its alleged benefits, including treatment for muscle aches, fatigue, high blood pressure, opioid addiction and withdrawal, diarrhea, low libido, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more. If you’re looking for a natural treatment for one or  more of these issues, kratom just might be the answer you seek.

Kratom Veins: Which is Which?

Each of kratom’s types, red, white, and green, are thought to have different effects and potencies. Depending on the desired effect, different kratom strains may work better for different individuals. At NuWave, we’ve put together a short guide to sort out which is which.

Red Vein Kratom

The most popular type of kratom by far is red vein kratom. Known for its serene and calming effects, red leaf kratom is an excellent choice for beginners. According to Kratom Gardens, “It gives peace of mind and it gives you a feeling of well-being and optimism.” This zen variation might also product body effects such as relaxation and relief. While the red vein may produce stimulating effects, it is typically used for its calming and peaceful sensations. Some of the most popular red vein strains include:
  • Pontianak Maeng Da
  • Pontianak Red Horn
  • Red Thai
  • Kratom Bali
  • Borneo Red
  • Red Sumatra

White Vein Kratom

White kratom, on the other hand, is popular for its possible mood-enhancing and stimulating effects. “White veins are the most stimulating and euphoric of all kratom strains”, according to Kratom Gardens, and are often used as a substitute for coffee or other stimulating substances. While white vein kratom should generally be avoided in the evening (because of possible increased energy), it may also be mixed with red veins for a more balanced effect. Some of the most common white veins include:
  • Pontianak White Horn
  • White Sumatra
  • Borneo White

Green Vein Kratom

Green vein kratom is described as falling somewhere in between white and red veins, and is usually taken for a more balanced set of effects. “People who have experimented with it report that it helps them to enhance alertness and focus to get in the ‘flow’”, according to Kratom Gardens, and are regarded as the more subtle vein.
  • Malaysian Green
  • Pontianak Green Horn

Ready to Get Started?

Choosing the best kratom may feel difficult at times. At NuWave, we understand that, which is why we offer many types of kratom in all forms, so there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a subdued red vein feeling or a bright white vein, we offer many options to get you started on your kratom journey. If you have any questions about our products or about kratom in general, give us a call at (866) 420-5728x100 or send an email We look forward to hearing from you!