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The Strongest Kratom

The Strongest Kratom Strains

Picking the “strongest” kratom depends on your desired effects.  Read on to find the strongest kratom for your particular needs.

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Picking the strongest kratom depends on your reasons for use.  Different alkaloids cause different effects, so the strongest kratom for energizing effects is different than the strongest kratom for pain relieving effects.  But there are clear winners in each category.  For example, PurKratom’s White Maeng Da is the strongest kratom for energy; Coastline Kratom’s Red Vein Bali is the strongest kratom for pain relief; PurKratom’s Red Vein Borneo is the strongest kratom for anti-anxiety effects; and The Golden Monk’s Green Maeng Da is the strongest kratom for euphoria and mood enhancement.

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The Strongest Kratom for Energy: PurKratom's White Maeng Da

PurKratom’s White Maeng Da is hands down the most powerful kratom for energizing effects.  Both Maeng Da (of any vein variety) and white vein varieties in general are well known for high levels of mitragynine, which is believed to be responsible for kratom’s stimulating effects.  Put them together and white Maeng Da is arguably the most stimulating strain/vein combination available.

Interestingly, Maeng Da also contains significant levels of 7-hydroxymitragynine, which is believed to be responsible for kratom’s pain relieving properties.  This makes Maeng Da one of the few stimulating strains that is also good for pain relief.

PurKratom holds the American Kratom Association (“AKA”) Good Manufacturing Practice (“GMP”) standards
certification – the most stringent certification in the industry – which is important when sourcing such potent kratom.

PurKratom also offers free shipping on all orders and a 30-day money back guarantee.

The Strongest Kratom for Pain: Coastline Kratom's Red Vein Bali

Coastline Kratom’s Red vein Bali is unquestionably the strongest kratom for pain relief due to its high levels of 7-hydroxymitragynine.  Bali is also quite sedating, however, so it may be most suitable for nighttime use or when productivity is not a concern.

Coastline Kratom is family owned and works closely with indigenous tribes in Southeast Asia to source and harvest extremely high-quality kratom.  They also offer a 100% money-back guarantee with no time limit.

The Strongest Kratom for Anxiety: PurKratom's Red Vein Borneo

PurKratom’s red vein Borneo is far and away the strongest kratom for anti-anxiety effects due to its high-levels of 7-hydroxymitragynine.  Borneo is less sedating than Bali (which also has high levels of 7-hydroxymitragynine), making it the more desirable choice for anxiety relief.  For example, Borneo is highly effective at easing feelings of social anxiety while still permitting active participation in social settings without the drowsiness Bali would likely cause.

As noted above, PurKratom is among the most reputable vendors in the industry.

The Strongest Kratom for Euphoria: The Golden Monk's Green Malaysian

The Golden Monk’s green Maeng Da has quickly garnered a reputation as the most potent kratom for euphoria and positive mood support.  Unlike white Maeng Da – which purely boosts energy – green Maeng Da boosts both mood and energy.  This makes it a popular choice for nights out on the town, and even for sustained productivity with difficult tasks.

The Golden Monk is AKA GMP
certified, the highest manufacturing certification in the industry.  They offer free 2-3 day shipping on all order over $50, and a 100% money-back guarantee for any reason at any time.

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What Do We Mean by “Strongest” Kratom?

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For our purposes, the strongest kratom generally means the kratom with the highest alkaloid content.  But there is some nuance, because different alkaloids have different effects.  For example, high levels of mitragynine are generally associated with energizing effects, while high levels of 7-hydroxymitragynine are generally associated with pain relief and sedation.

It can be difficult, however, to pick the “strongest” strain because things like environmental factors, harvesting techniques and storage practices can all affect potency.  (Though we recommend only vendors that exhibit the highest levels of care in these areas, so their kratom is likely more stable than other vendors.)

But certain strains and vein varieties do tend to be particularly effective in certain areas.  Therefore, we have divided our analysis below into four areas:  (1) the strongest kratom for energy; (2) the strongest kratom for pain relief; (3) the strongest kratom for anxiety relief; and (4) the strongest kratom for euphoria and mood enhancement.

What is the Strongest Kratom for Energy?

Strongest Kratom Strains for Energy

 

As noted above, Maeng Da is without a doubt the most stimulating kratom strain due to its exceedingly high mitragynine content.  Maeng Da is also one of the few stimulating strains that also offers pain relief, due to its relatively high levels of the pain-killing alkaloid 7-hydroxymitragynine.

Thai is nearly as stimulating as Maeng Da, but doesn’t come with the added bonus of pain relief.

Malaysian is definitely milder than Maeng Da and Thai in terms of pure stimulating effects, but is worth mentioning because it has the longest effect of any kratom strain – lasting six to eight hours.

Strongest Kratom Veins for Energy

There is really no debate that white is the strongest kratom vein for energy.  It simply has, on average, higher mitragynine content than other vein varieties of the same strain.

What Is the Strongest Kratom for Pain?

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Strongest Kratom Strains for Pain Relief

Bali is absolutely the strongest kratom strain for pain relief, due to its high levels of 7-hydroxymitragynine.  But Bali is also highly sedative, and generally should be used only when you don’t mind falling asleep!

Borneo is similar to Bali in terms of strength, with slightly less sedation.  But Borneo is still decidedly a deeply relaxing strain, and should be used only when productivity and social activity are not necessary.

Maeng Da – somewhat of a jack of all trades – also offers potent pain relief.  Maeng Da’s pain relieving effects come with its trademark stimulation, so it is probably best for daytime use.

Finally, Malaysian offers relief for mild pain, but it is not nearly as strong as Bali, Borneo or Maeng Da.  But it again bears mentioning given its long-lasting effects – typically in the neighborhood of six to eight hours.

Strongest Kratom Veins for Pain Relief

 

There is really no dispute that red vein kratom is the strongest for pain relief, as well as sedative effects.  For any given strain, the red vein variety will tend to have more 7-hyrdroxymitragynine, which is responsible for pain relief and sedation.  So if you’re in pain or having trouble sleeping, red vein kratom is generally the best choice.

What is the Strongest Kratom for Anti-Anxiety Effects?

Strongest Kratom Strain for Anti-Anxiety Effects

This list is similar to our list of the strongest kratom strains for pain relief, because the alkaloid 7-hydroxymitragynine is primarily responsible for both pain relieving and anti-anxiety effects.

Bali is clearly the strongest strain for anti-anxiety effects, again because it has among the highest levels of 7-hydroxymitragynine.  But remember that Bali is highly sedative, and should be used only when those effects are desired.

Borneo is nearly as strong as Bali, but comes with slightly less sedative effects.

Indo is also a calming strain, but because “Indo” refers to the very large geographic region of Indonesia, there is more variation in strength than with other strains.  But if you can find a vendor with a strength suitable to you, each vendor’s Indo strains are usually of consistent strength.

Strongest Kratom Vein for Anti-Anxiety Effects

If you aim to treat your anxiety with sedative and calming effects, red kratom is clearly the strongest.  If, however, you believe improved mood is more effective for managing your anxiety, green is the most powerful option.

What is the Strongest Kratom for Euphoria and Mood Enhancement?

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Strongest Kratom Strain for Euphoria and Mood Enhancement

Maeng Da (in particular green Maeng Da) creates high levels of euphoria, typically along with stimulation.

Bali and Borneo are also strongly associated with euphoria, but in contrast to Maeng Da, generally come with calming and even sedating effects.

Malaysian also produces euphoric effects.  Though its effects are generally milder than the strains noted above, it bears mention due to how long its effects will be felt – often up to eight hours.

Strongest Kratom Vein for Euphoria and Mood Enhancement

Green is undoubtedly the strongest vein variety for euphoria and positive mood support.

Dosage for Strongest Effects

In addition to selecting the right strain and vein varieties, dosage plays an important role in maximizing the effects of kratom.

For energy, somewhat counterintuitively, the strongest effects will come from low doses of approximately 1-2 grams.

For pain relief and anti-anxiety, the strongest effects will come from higher doses of approximately 5-6 grams.

For euphoria and mood enhancement, the strongest effects will come from moderate doses of 3-4 grams.

Enhancing the Strength of Kratom

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There are three primary ways to enhance the strength of kratom.

First, you can try extracts like those offered by Original Harvest, which are up to 10 times as strong as traditional kratom.

Second, you can take kratom along with agmatine, which is believed to prevent the tolerance build-up that can become an issue over time.

Finally, you might try taking kratom with an acidic juice like grapefruit juice or orange juice.  Anecdotally, this increases the intensity of kratom’s effects.

PurKratom’s White Maeng Da Kratom

  • White Maeng Da is the strongest kratom  for energizing effects.
  • Maeng Da is known for high levels of mitragynine, which is generally associated with stimulating effects.
  • White vein varieties are also known for high levels of mitragynine.
  • Put together, white Maeng Da is arguably the most stimulating strain/vein combination available.
  • Maeng Da is also the only stimulating strain that also contains significant levels of 7-hydroxymitragynine, which makes it a good choice for pain relief without sedation.
  • PurKratom is AKA GMP standards certified – the most stringent certification in the industry.
  • PurKratom offers free shipping on all orders.
  • PurKratom offers a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee.

Coastline Kratom’s Red Vein Bali Kratom

  • Red vein Bali is the strongest kratom for pain relief due to its high levels of 7-hydroxymitragynine,
  • Bali also very sedating, however, so may be most suitable for nighttime use or when productivity not a concern.
  • Coastline Kratom is family owned and based in North Carolina.
  • Coastline Kratom works with indigenous tribes in Southeast Asia to source and harvest kratom, resulting in an extremely high-quality product.
  • Coastline Kratom offers a 100% money-back guarantee with no time limit.

PurKratom’s Red Vein Borneo Kratom

  • Red vein Borneo is the strongest kratom for anti-anxiety effects due to its high levels of 7-hydroxymitragynine.
  • Borneo is less sedating than Bali, and therefore generally more desirable for anti-anxiety.  For example, Borneo can ease feelings of social anxiety and allow active participation in social settings without drowsiness.
  • PurKratom is one of the most reputable vendors, as described above.

The Golden Monk’s Green Malaysian Kratom

  • Green Maeng Da is the strongest kratom for euphoria and positive mood support.
  • Maeng Da boosts mood as well as energy, making it great for social activities.
  • The Golden Monk is AKA GMP standards certified – the highest certification in the industry.
  • The Golden Monk offers free 2-3 day shipping on all orders $50 or more.
  • The Golden Monk offers a 100% money-back guarantee for any reason at any time.