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Best Kratom Strains For Beginners

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A Quick Guide to Kratom for Beginners

Kratom, aka Mitragyna Speciosa, has long been touted by those familiar with the plant as a natural solution to help with day-to-day discomfort. Known for its soothing effects, kratom has been said to ease discomfort, help with difficulties falling asleep, and boost one’s mood. There are many testimonials from kratom users who find the plant beneficial. 

If you’re new to kratom, you should educate yourself about the different strains and the potential effects of each. The first thing you should know if you’re a kratom beginner is that there are three main types — red-vein, green-vein, and white-vein. These are named for the color of the veins on the leaves. Below, we’ll discuss the differences between these strains and which might be a good choice of kratom for beginners.



One of the most popular strains out there, red-vein kratom is a great choice for beginners for a few reasons. These strains are known for their relaxing, mellow aroma. People claim they help ease day-to-day discomfort and can improve sleep quality without being overwhelming. Red-vein kratom strains are typically picked when the tree is very mature. 




The opposite of its red counterpart, white-vein kratom is said to work as more of an energizer than a relaxer. White-vein kratom has a more stimulating aroma, and some users have mentioned it can be a little intense for kratom newbies. Some new users find it better to begin with a more mellow aroma to see how kratom affects you before moving on to more stimulating strains.




The green-vein kratom strains are the best of both worlds. Combining the relaxing, mellow aroma found in red-vein strains and the energizing effects of the white strains, green-vein is a great kratom for beginners. The aroma isn’t too intense, particularly in small amounts. The more green-vein kratom is used, the more stimulating the aroma can be.

Of the above-mentioned options, choosing a vein-color will depend on what effect you’re looking for. The colors are also broken down into strains of each vein that you can try out, for example Red Bali, White Horn, White Borneo, Green Borneo, to name a few. Below we’ll discuss the differences between each and you can follow our kratom for beginners guide to find the perfect strain for you.

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Choosing Quality Kratom


There are numerous options to buy kratom online. Always look for a Certificate of Analysis issued by an FDA-compliant third-party lab. Even experienced kratom enthusiasts can struggle to determine a high-quality product from an online description. Often, cheap kratom has not undergone this testing, which can have detrimental effects on your health and safety. If you have the product in front of you, the consistency can give you a clue to the quality. Premium kratom powder is smooth, not coarse or grainy. 


Is It Fresh?


Your kratom should arrive in a sealed, airtight package to maintain peak freshness. Once you open it, store the product in an airtight container. If your kratom has a musty smell, it’s probably old, even if you just purchased it. Fresh kratom will have a fairly strong smell reminiscent of grass and leaves. While the color of your product is influenced by the strain, typically fresher kratom has a darker tone. 


Give Kratom a Try


Overall, you can’t go wrong provided you choose a quality product from a reputable vendor. At Kratora, we offer only the most premium kratom sourced from ethical, sustainable farms. If you’re not sure where to start, try the Beginner Variety Pack from Kratora or get in touch. Our team of experts is happy to help you if you have any questions.


Want to learn more about kratom quality and value? Start here:
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Colleen is a part owner of Kratora along with her brother David. Kratora was founded in 2013 by David with Colleen joining the team later in 2017. The siblings were born and raised in the Bay Area and spent most of their professional years working in Silicon Valley. Their interest in botanicals began in the early 2000s as they cared for a sick family member and quickly grew into the passion that formed Kratora.

Colleen and the team at Kratora are dedicated to providing the best quality botanicals on the market along with the best customer service. They believe their loyal customers are what makes Kratora so special! Over their many years in business it has always brought them joy to work with their customers and see how botanicals are changing lives for the better.

Kratora’s vision is to help their customers live a better life by consistently providing the highest quality, safest, and purest botanicals on the market. Colleen and her team specialize in regular kratom, kratom extracts, liquid kratom, even kratom gummies — plus a lot of kratom alternative products. Kratora is always looking to expand their product line while remaining true to their high standards.

Colleen believes in transparency between the Kratora team and the expert farmers in South Asia which is why they follow Fair Trade policies. Without these farmers, Kratora would not have any products to sell. As part of Colleen’s commitment in providing the highest quality botanicals, Kratora invests highly into third-party lab testing for all of the products they sell.

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