Almost everyone who uses kratom knows that the plant (mitragyna speciosa) comes in three primary vein colors: red, green and white. The interesting thing about kratom is that each of these different vein types tend to have slightly different effects and alkaloid profiles.
Today, I will talk about white vein kratom, which is one of my personal favorites, although I cant say which is best as it is more a personal feeling. When I first started taking kratom, I didn’t tend to enjoy them much, but over the years as I became more experienced with kratom, I realized my initial impression was dead wrong. Now I incorporate it into nearly every day with great effects.
Whites are quite different from both red and green vein strains in effect. If kratom vein types were represented as a spectrum, Red would be on the left (sedating), green would be in the middle, and white would be on the right (stimulating). However, this isn’t a full description of this variety of kratom’s effects.
However, some of the prominent effects of this vein type are:
- Pain Relief (milder)
One of the most important hallmarks of this variety of kratom is energy. With a good one, you can completely ignore your morning coffee and get right into action, likely much more productively than if you had substituted it for coffee. The energetic effects of white vein kratom tend to last a while and have few side effects.
One of the most important things that I have noticed about this vein type is the focus that they provide. With a strong Bali, such as LTM, or other red veins, my focus can often deteriorate unless I’m actively pushing against that. Whereas with whites, the focus that they promote feels natural and lasts a long time. This is especially effective for me, because anyone that knows me knows that I’m not a morning person, yet with a strong white vein, I am.
While this one is quite hard to describe, and tends to go hand-in-hand with focus, it is quite different. With white vein kratom, if I am doing anything creative, I tend to get absorbed in the process fully and can move some mountains, and a few other people have noticed this uniquely white vein effect. In my case, I am a programmer, and tend to have a detachment from my work, as it can be tedious, but with a the right strain my ability to innovate is definitely improved.
While not as prominent as red or green veins in pain relief potential, this vein type can certainly be helpful. For example, white vein borneo strains can provide very nice pain relief, and a feeling of mental clarity.
To me it seems that the combination of pain relief potential and energy creates a significant endurance, even when doing tedious work. Without a good white vein, I tend to get bored, even find myself walking around the house for no apparent reason at times, just to take a small break from a mentally intensive problem. With a good white, however, I recognize that the fastest way out is through, and can really get stuff done.
White vein kratom went from being my least favorite to one of my favorite varieties once I really understood how the effects were impacting me. Take note that this variety tends to be more subtle and harder to recognize its effects at first, but over time it really starts to shine.