According to a study published in Psychology Today, kratom, “was not found to cause the potentially fatal respiratory depression normally seen in opioids, morphine, codeine, and fentanyl”. It also went on to state that kratom is much less addictive.
As a result, more and more people are enjoying the benefits of kratom, especially those of the more milder and moderate green vein strains. Today, people from all over the world are enjoying the benefits of kratom. Those who are searching for a natural way to boost their mental clarity, enhance their cognitive processes and reduce the pain and stress they feel, often turn to the green vein strains of kratom.
What Contributes to the Effects of the Green Strain?
Green vein strains are those which have a green vein running through the leaf, with the addition of the area they were grown in. No matter what the strain, kratom gets its effects from a combination of different alkaloids. Alkaloids known to frequent green vein strains include
- hydroxy corynanthidine
It’s the various blending of alkaloids such as these, which give each different strain their unique benefits. These benefits include:
- Enhanced concentration
- Stress and pain relief
- Increased sense of alertness
- Dosage recommendation
Basic Uses of Green Vein Kratom
Of the three kratom strains, red, white and green, it’s the green strain which users find produces the mildest and moderate effects. In fact, it’s one of the reasons many beginners try the green strains first. These strains are known for assisting people with chronic pain, enhancing their mood, focus, and concentration, as well as providing them with some much-needed energy.
They are prized by those who suffer from conditions such as
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- arthritis and
due to their mild and long-lasting effects. While other strains may produce an intense sensation, most green strains will work quietly, throughout the day, providing users with much-needed stress and pain relief, while encouraging a high state of alertness. It stimulates you without putting you to sleep.
Finally, there has been extensive study and research in utilizing the green vein kratom strains in assisting those who are addicted to heroin or opiates. According to professor Darshan Singh Mahinder, who works for the Center for Drug Research at the University of Science in Malaysia, kratom can indeed be used to assist in weaning people off opiates.
He further states that it is used to “self-treat heroin/morphine dependence, or reduce opiate withdrawal among illicit drug users.” While more research needs to be done, those who have used kratom, such as Green Maenga Da, confirm it produces positive results.
Green Vein Kratom: How Much to Take?
Under no circumstances should you overdose with kratom. Yes, it is considered a natural medicine, but that does not mean you can take all you’d like. If you take too much, you’ll lose the benefits of the strain, and end up with stomach issues, allergic reactions, and sinus problems, among others.
To begin, it is recommended that you start with 1 gram of kratom per day. Pay attention to how your body and mind react, then if you’d like, gradually increase the dosage to 3 grams each day. For those who would like to attempt a higher dosage, then 5 grams should work out well. Also note, that different strains may have different recommended dosages. However, please do not exceed recommended dosages, or you will experience the side effects.
Other factors regarding dosage involve tolerance. There are those who suggest that taking kratom every day causes you to build up a tolerance. While opinions vary, it is a good idea to gauge the dosage yourself until you find your ‘sweet spot’. The sweet spot refers to the proper dosage where you obtain the kratom effects that work best for you. Further, it is recommended that you alternate strains, so you do not build up a tolerance to one.
The Positive Effects of Taking Green Vein Kratom
Green vein kratom is prized for its ability to ease the pain as well as provide an energizing effect. This means that you’ll experience pain relief without the side effect of drowsiness, which can happen with many pharmaceutical painkillers. Green Vein is ideal for those who suffer from
- as well as those recovering from a serious workout.
For those suffering from the ‘brain fog’ effects of fibromyalgia, and similar conditions, then Green vein is a good choice. Green vein kratom is well known for fostering an alert state, with users reporting improved memory and a greater ability to focus, without feeling drowsy or sedated. This benefit of enhanced concentration is an asset for students, researchers or those working on serious projects which require one to be focused on the outcome.
If you or a loved one suffer from
- anxiety issues,
- excessive shyness
- stress-induced disorders,
then you may appreciate the anxiolytic effects of the green vein kratom strains. These strains are known for increasing mental awareness while decreasing mental clutter and constant fretting. This increases their productivity as well as assists them in facing situations which cause them anxiety.
This is just what the green vein strains are most famous for Stimulation. These strains excel at boosting your energy levels, and unlike the effects of caffeine, you’ll never have to worry about the dreaded crash later on.
You’ll feel enthusiastic, energetic and vibrant. Considering one of the benefits of the green strains is their long-lasting effect, one standard dosage taken in the morning may be enough to energize you throughout the day.
Of all three strains, it is the green that is known to have the longest lasting effects, due to the higher concentration of the alkaloid mitragynine. Strains like the Malaysian, or SGM, will last much longer than either red or white. In fact, the hit of energy you’ll receive will last much longer than the push you get from coffee, all without leaving your feeling nervous and jittery.
The Top Green Strains
Green Elephant gets its name from the large leaves from which it’s harvested. This strain is known for its stimulation effects, leaving users with an overall sense of high energy and mental focus. What’s nice about this strain, is that it stimulates you when you need it, without causing you to feel nervous or jittery.
Since it does not leave you to feel sleepy, a mid-range dosage of 3 to 5 grams can help you feel energetic throughout the day. It also provides users with a mild form of pain and stress relief.
Green Kapuas Hulu
One of the more potent of the green strains, the Green Kapuas Hulu strain originates from the Mitragyna Speciosa tree in Borneo. This strain contains a powerful blend of alkaloids, which include
- and Isospeciofolin.
It’s this combination of alkaloids which give users the unique sense of euphoria, pain reduction, and overall sense of ease. What fans of kratom love about this strain, is that it provides the benefits of white kratom as well, so they can simply purchase the Hulu strain alone.
Because this strain only grows in Borneo near the banks of the Kapuas Hulu River, it’s not as readily available as other strains. It’s strongly recommended that you only purchase this scarce strain from reputable vendors only.
Originating in Sumatra, this Indonesian kratom strain is prized for its ability to relax those who take it. This is the perfect strain if you’re in the mood to take it easy without feeling sedated, as it also provides a mild energy boost.
For those who suffer from maladies result in chronic pain, this is a good strain for you. You’ll remain alert enough to function, yet relaxed with little or no pain so you can continue your day. Those new to the kratom experience will enjoy experimenting mixing the Green Sumatra kratom with other strains as well.
The Green Bali strain of Kratom is one of the most marketed strains in the world. This strain is easy to grow, cheap to sell, quick to market, and just 1 to 4 grams is all you’ll need to experience its effects. People love this strain, and use it to help them relax, ease physical pain and helps to suppress the urge to overeat, and its anxiolytic effect is so subtle, that it’s not even noticeable.
If you are asked to talk at a function, or intend a large, interactive business meeting, and want something natural and holistic to ease your anxiety, this might be the strain for you. If you normally take red strains for their pain relief but find they relax you too much, then give Green Bali a try.
Green Maenga Da
Green Maenga Da is just what you need for a nice focused energizing boost. With Maenga Da, you’ll get the energy you need, without feeling nervous about uneasy. Kratom users find the Green Maenga Da strain to be perfect to take before social situations, such as family get together or office parties.
This strain also gives users that extra bit of self-confidence that they need to get through tough situations. Another effect of the Maenga Da strain is that it reportedly ‘quiets the mind’, so you have less self-talk, which helps you concentrate on your activities.
The Green Malay strain is also known as the Super Green Malay strain or SGM. This strain is chosen by users for its long-lasting effects, up to 8 hours long. SGM holds a high concentration of alkaloids, as compared to other strains, and an early morning dosage of around 5 grams seems sufficient.
Indeed, this is the strain you want if you’re looking for a source of energy to keep you up and moving from morning until the end of the day. Users also report that they feel more positive, have a lower sense of anxiety, and a clear head.
If you’ve tried the red or white strains of kratom and found them a bit too much, then give Green Thai Kratom a try. This strain produces a milder effect. Users note that they are able to feel at ease, focused, and have enough energy to complete their daily tasks without feeling overwhelmed.
Grown in the alkaloid-rich soil of Thailand, this strain is most often consumed as a tea. As for dosage, 3 to 5 grams is recommended for moderate consumption.
The Green Borneo strain contains alkaloids such as mitragynine, Speciogynine, and hydroxy corynanthidine, with a recommended starting dosage of about 1 to 3 grams. This combination of alkaloids has been found to be successful in reducing chronic pain.
This strain is sometimes used to treat those who are suffering from opiate addiction as well. Its parent, the Mitragna Speciosa tree resides belongs to the coffee family. This means that users will also experience similar effects such as high energy but at the same time, does not keep you up at night as caffeine does. In fact, This strain is actually known to help you sleep.
Green Indo is one of the more milder strains of green vein kratom. It’s preferred among users for its ability to mildly energize you without causing any unpleasant spikes in energy. It also aids in reducing pain without giving you the urge to nap.
This strain of Indonesian kratom has the lower concentration of alkaloids than SGM, but the blend of alkaloids in Indo creates its long-lasting effects. Many users recommend combining Green Indo with Red Indo Kratom for enhanced effects.
The Green Vietnam strain is perfect for those who need that extra pick-me-up, without resorting to pills and over the counter drugs. This strain is known to comfortably stimulate those who are anticipating a busy day at work, or a long workout at the gym, with an average dosage being around 2 to 8 grams per day.
This is a fast strain, which means that the effects occur very soon after consumption. Be prepared to feel alert, perky and in a state of mind where you’ll be able to focus clearly. The Vietnam strain can also handle your pain issues, leaving you to feel relaxed without the drugged out feeling of being sedated.
Green Riau is another strain which a bit scarce and one not many new kratom users are familiar with. This strain is most often chosen by those who are searching for a nice, clean energy boost, and works well in a tea.
Other effects include
- stress reduction,
- Rise in confidence,
- ability to focus
However, know that the effects from this strain are not long-lasting, but they are considered intense by users. The recommended dosage for most people is quite small, at only 1.5 to 2.0 grams. If you’re new to kratom, Green Riau is one of your better options for starting out.
Which is Right for You: Capsules, Shots or Powder?
A shot is a liquid form of kratom. When you purchase a green vein kratom shot, depending on the vendor, you’re getting a high powered, liquid kratom in a bottle. Dosage is usually measured per bottle. These shots contain the same alkaloids as do the capsules and powders.
The only difference is they are packaged in convenient, easy to carry bottles. One of the huge draws of liquid kratom shots revolves around the taste. Normally, all strains of kratom may have an unpleasant taste, but these bottled beverages often come flavored. One thing needs to be clarified.
There is a difference between a kratom shot and a kratom liquid extract. The shot is usually the flavored, sweetened beverage you find at store counters. Liquid extracts, however, are usually packaged and sold by trusted vendors. The benefits of the shot or extract are obvious.
There is no messing around with measuring powders, so they can be carried when you are traveling. Whether beverage shot or extract we strongly recommended that you only purchase from a trusted vendor.
There are many benefits to using the kratom capsules. First, they are easy to use. Simply pop a capsule in the morning and you’re done. The capsule is convenient, and there is none of kratoms trademark bitter taste to deal with. Not only that, you are always guaranteed the correct dosage, so no more weighing powder on the scale.
Remember, even though kratom is a natural substance, it is still possible to overdo it on the dosage. When you overdose on kratom, you will most likely experience some unpleasant side effects such as
- stomach aches
depending on the strain.
The downside to capsules is that they are a bit more expensive than many powders. Plus, capsules are limited to only a few strains, whereas kratom in powdered strains is much more readily available. Finally, please only purchase kratom capsules from a trusted vendor. No matter how tempting the price, a back-yard vendor could have thinned out the powder or added various additives to it to increase their profitability, so be careful out there.
While most of the capsules are encapsulated using gelatin, there are also vegetarian alternatives for those who shy away from consuming animal products. Finally, capsules will come in three sizes, with size ‘0’ as being the most popular among users:
- Size 2 – holds 0.3 grams
- Size 1 – holds 0.4 grams
- Size 0 – holds 0.5 grams
Kratom powder is the most traditional, affordable method of ingesting kratom. That being said, kratom powder does tend to taste a bit bitter to some, as well as sticking to the back of their mouth and throat when they take it. Still, the lure of affordable pricing, greater variety of strains and trusted vendors make powder the method most people use.
Kratom powder is usually weighed on a scale to get the proper dosage, put into a glass of liquid and quickly ingested. This is called the ‘toss and wash’ method. This is usually done on an empty stomach in order to get the full benefits. If you’ve just eaten, it is recommended that you wait at least an hour before taking a dose.
Since kratom has such an unpleasant taste, it’s often placed into fruit smoothies or made into a tea. In fact, if you search online you’ll find plenty of recipes for delicious smoothies containing kratom, as well as various methods to brew the kratom tea.
Green Malay: The Strongest Strain
We’ve gone over a good deal of territory so far, so at the end which one of the above strains is the strongest? Depending on who you talk to, it could be a toss up between the Green Borneo and Green Malay. However, for our bets, the award for the strongest green vein strain goes to Super Green Malay, better known as SGM.
However, not all SGM leaves are alike. Most of the Green Malay leaves have the green vein running down the center, but those with a slight white color which blends with the green is known as the strongest.
Not only does this pack a potent punch, but it’s also suitable for newcomers. With long-lasting effects which can stay with your for over 8 hours, the SGM takes the lead in being the strongest of the green vein strains.
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