Best Kratom For Pain - Choose From These 4 Strains

Best Kratom For Pain – Choose From These 4 Strains

Kratom has gained worldwide recognition for its numerous health benefits. The consumption of the plant, once limited only to areas of Southeast Asia, has now spread throughout the world. Kratom is used as a remedy for different health problems nowadays, but its use as an analgesic is, perhaps, the most popular.

While people use various strains of the plant for this purpose, some strains work better than others as a remedy for pain. This article will outline some of the best Kratom strains that one can use for pain treatment and management.

Kratom As An Analgesic- How It Works

Before going into the details of different Kratom strains, we’ll first look at Kratom pharmacology, and how it’s able to deliver its analgesic properties.

Kratom is a medicinal herb that contains over 20+ alkaloids. Of these alkaloids, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine are the most predominating. These two alkaloids are responsible for almost all the properties exhibited by the plant. The analgesic effects of the plant are due to binding of mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine to opioid receptors (mainly the delta and mu opioid receptors) in a way similar to opiates.

In addition to this, the two compounds increase the production of endorphins in the body. Endorphins are a significant part of the body’s neuronal response to pain. They act as pain relieving agents by decreasing the perception of pain. In this way, Kratom helps to treat numerous types of pain, including chronic pain, acute pain, pain caused by an injury, burns or inflammation.

Best Kratom Strains For Pain Relief

To determine which Kratom strains work best for treating pain, it is essential to know the pharmacological composition of that particular variety.

Strains that have higher levels of mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine are generally more potent in their analgesic effects. Below is the list of Kratom strains that are known to deliver the most robust analgesia;

1. Green Maeng Da Kratom

Maeng Da varieties, including Green Maeng Da, are considered superior strains because they not only have higher levels of alkaloids but also deliver highly potent and long-lasting effects. Green Maeng Da is famous for all the typical properties associated with Maeng Da strains, which include strong analgesic effects that are delivered almost immediately after consumption.

This strain is relatively stimulating and is best for daytime activities. The strain provides effective pain relief accompanied by mood lifting, confidence boosting and energizing attributes that help you through your day.  The patients suffering from chronic pain caused as a result of spinal disorders, Fibromyalgia, Endometriosis or arthritis can use Green Maeng Da.

Green Maeng Da Kratom dosage for pain;

  • Threshold dosage: 1g
  • Low dosage: 2-3g
  • Moderate Dosage: 3-5g
  • High Dosage: 6-7g

2.  Red Bali Kratom

Red Bali Kratom is the most widely used Kratom strain for pain management. This Kratom variety has extra high levels of 7-hydroxymitragynine, thus making it a potent analgesic. Red Bali comes from the lush forests of Bali, Indonesia, where it is grown extensively and at cheaper rates.

The strain delivers pain-relieving effects almost immediately and is beneficial for people suffering from chronic back pain, chronic joint aches, chronic headaches, and chronic nerve pain. Along with this, the strain acts as an anxiolytic and a mild sedative, thus helping patients overcome sleeping disorders.

While this strain is highly advantageous, it is important to note that this strain may build up tolerance faster than is typical of other strains. It may also cause nausea, irritability, headaches, and constipation if taken in massive amounts.

Red Bali Kratom dosage for pain;

  • Threshold dosage: 1g
  • Low dosage: 1-2g
  • Moderate Dosage: 2-5g
  • High Dosage: 6g

3. Green Malay Kratom

Green Malay Kratom, especially the Super Green Malay Kratom is an effective remedy for people suffering from different types of pain. While this strain may only produce mild pain relief, it is preferred by many people because of its long-lasting effects.

Green Malay Kratom is especially helpful for people who’re looking for a blend of mild analgesia, sedation as well as energy. It can help treat chronic head and body aches, backaches, muscle aches, and cramps. Although this strain is considered pretty mild, some people have reported that it may cause jitteriness, increased talkativeness, increased sweating and nausea when taken in high dosages.

Green Malay Dosage for pain;

  • Threshold dosage: 1g
  • Low dosage: 2-3g daily
  • Moderate Dosage: 3-5g daily
  • High Dosage: 5-8g

Very High dosage: 9g and above (not recommended)

4. Borneo Kratom

This Kratom strain is, hands down, one of the most potent Kratom strains available in the market today. Borneo Kratom is known for having high levels of Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, due to which it is considered one of the most potent varieties regarding alleviating pain.

Patients suffering from chronic lower back pain, chronic headaches, muscle aches, cramps, and joint pains can use this strain. Because this plant is so potent, first-time users are advised to consume it in the lower range dosages as taking high amounts may cause nausea, vomiting, extreme sedation, edginess and tolerance buildup.

Borneo Kratom dosage for pain;

  • Threshold dosage: 1g
  • Low dosage: 1-2g
  • Moderate Dosage: 2-5g
  • Strong Dosage: 5-7g
  • Very strong dosage: 7g and above

User reviews about Kratom for pain

When users on the social forum, Reddit, were asked about their favorite Kratom strain for pain management, many were of the view that the Red strains worked best. Users expressed that the Red strains were relatively sedative and therefore better options for treating pain. One client remarked “Extremely, any Red strain I’ve experienced helped me with pain. Red Bali especially.

Red Thai and Red Borneo are also great picks for pain.” Another user voiced the same thoughts, saying, “Red strains work best for my pain. Red Bali is the best I’ve tried so far, and its one of the cheapest.” While stating his experience with other people on the thread, one user stated “Go for any red strain from a good vendor, and you should be good. I take it for pain management as well.

The only strain I would say to avoid relying on for pain management is white veins; they have always been hugely underwhelming for pain management compared to reds or greens from my experience.” In addition to the Red varieties, users also commented in favor of the Green strains.

One user commented, “Green Malay is great and my current favorite for pain management.” Another added, “Red Bali and Super green Malay. Those are my go to for anxiety and back pain.”

Final Thoughts

For individuals who are new to the Kratom Industry, Red-veined strains are Perhaps the best option to start with for pain management. For regular users, however, switching between the different strains mentioned above will be the most effective route for treating pain.

This is because it will prevent the buildup of tolerance and dependency and will ensure that users achieve the desired effects at lower dosages.

Philip-Fairbanks - Medical Content Writer MD

Philip Fairbanks is a freelance writer, voice actor, and herbalist who has been studying ethnobotanicals for over 20 years. Philip has more than 15 decades publishing experience covering entertainment media, news reporting, investigative journalism and health, supplement and technology topics primarily. His work has appeared in print in the US, UK, and Australia including announcements like SUNY’s journal Afterimage, entertainment publication Ghettoblaster and many others.

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