The Kratom industry has a wide variety of kratom strains. The following chart rates the effects of some of the most popular kratom strains. We surveyed brands, forum members, and friends to come up with these results.
NOTE: Kratom effects are very subjective to the individual. The ratings are averages from all people polled.
MAENG DA KRATOM
Maeng Da kratom is known for its potency. It is arguably the most popular kratom strain and is often the strain people are first introduced to. This strain has its origins in Thailand and in Thai, the word Maeng means Pimp or “Pimp grade”. Many vendors do not like the term Maeng Da and believe that the roots of the name came as a marketing ploy. Maeng Da strains can be found in other countries like Indonesia and Malaysia but the weather in Thailand is great for producing high-quality Maeng Da.
The Island of Borneo has great conditions for kratom to grow naturally in the wild. The nitrogen-rich soil in the rainforest makes it sustainable to harvest kratom without having to clear the jungle. Borneo Kratom strains are known for their Mood Enhancing and Relieving effects.
Thailand has a complex history with kratom. Growing wild for hundreds of years, kratom trees began to be cultivated in the early 1900’s for human consumption. Kratom trees flourish in humid conditions where it is hot and the soil is almost always wet. Thailand fits these conditions and in many regions the soil is very fertile. Thai strains are known for their stimulating properties. They are typically more energizing and mood enhancing than others. This makes them great for social settings.
Indonesia is a country made of thousands of islands stretching through the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The Southeast Asian corridor is fueled by acidic rich soil and minerals. Many attribute the volcanos that made the islands for the rich soil content. Combined with the warm humid weather, Indonesia is a great place for kratom trees to thrive. Indo strains are sought after strains known for their stimulating and relieving effects.
Check out some of the Forum threads on Indonesian Kratom
Bali Kratom strains are very desirable for mood lifting properties. Compared to other strains, Bali is a slow and steady strain in terms of stimulation but also very consistent. They are known for aiding in Stress Relief and Anxiety but many people find relief with Bali strains as well.
Check out some of the Forum threads on Bali Kratom
The industry has many other strains than outlined here. The following are some other industry favorites.