One of the reasons why Kratom is so popular is down to the fact that it can be used for such a wide variety of purposes.
Whether you require kratom for pain relief, for an energy-boost or for any other of the plethora of uses it has, there will be several strains available that ticks all the boxes. That being said, it can be somewhat difficult (not to mention costly) task trying to find out which strain best serves your purpose. For some very detailed, kratom strain reviews with proper advice on kratom dosage for pain, anxiety, energy, and euphoria, visit: Longbeachcomber.com
However if you don’t have time to read long articles on the topic, don’t worry, we’ve put together this article to give you a helping hand in understanding the variety of Kratom strains out there and which are the best choices for pain relief. Kratom strains typically vary in both type and quantity of alkaloids present.
The greater the number of specific alkaloids (that are effective at pain relief), the more effective it will be, and with pain relief being one of the primary reasons, if not the primary reason why people use Kratom it’s important to know what options there are.
The analgesic effect of Kratom is largely determined by the amount of two specific alkaloids – 7-hydroxymitragynine and mitragynine.
These alkaloids interact with the body’s opioid receptors (by acting in a similar way to our natural pain killer – endorphins), and reduce the amount of pain felt after an injury has occurred. As you would expect, strains with higher concentrations of the aforementioned alkaloids will have a more powerful analgesic effect.
But which strains are best for pain?
From my experience, the following kratom strains are the best for physical and mental pain relief.
Maeng Da: This is widely regarded as the most potent kratom strain for pain management available on the market today and is utilized by many, many Kratom users for the relief of pain from such ailments as arthritis, chronic pain and in some cases cancer.
In large amounts it is known to cause a sedative effect, so be aware of this before deciding how much of this strain you’re going to take to manage your pain.
Red Vein Bali: This particular strain (especially the White Vein Bali), has a high concentration of 7-hydroxymitragynine, meaning that it will have a substantial analgesic effect once ingested. People using Bali have noted that not only does it reduce pain, it also increases the tolerance to pain, or to coin an old adage, ‘killing two birds with one stone’.
Milder, More Gentle Kratom StrainsFfor Pain And Anxiety
Green Malay: As you’ve probably guessed, this strain originates from Malaysia, and is known for have mild to medium pain-reducing effects. Although in most cases people will search for the strongest Kratom strain possible, there are instances where only light pain relief is required and the Malay strain is an ideal candidate under these circumstances.
Green Borneo: This is another type of Kratom that is renowned for its analgesic effects, and has been used by many to relieve joint and muscle pain, as well as forms of more chronic pains and similar ailments.
Borneo is well known for being extremely strong (only slightly less potent than the aforementioned Maeng Da), so always proceed with caution before taking it. Starting off with a very low dose is a wise decision – you can then increase the dose as you decipher both how much you require for pain relief, and how much your body can tolerate before any negative side effects kick in.
Although this brief article only touches upon the basics of which are the best kratom strains for pain relief, we do hope that it was beneficial to you and may help you to select which Kratom strain is the best choice for your current circumstances.