Thai Kratom strains get their name from their country of origin, but you may be surprised to learn that it isn’t actually grown in that region anymore. Possession of kratom leaves is currently illegal in Thailand, making the growth of live kratom plants equally verboten.
Instead, most Thai Kratom is harvested in countries like Malaysia and Myanmar which border the so-called Land of Smiles.
Thai Kratom’s origin story is just one of the myths surrounding it; many in the kratom community are led to believe that Thai kratom strains are extremely different from one another, but as you’ll see in the following post, they’re more alike than shady vendors would like you to believe.
Before we jump into it, let’s cover the basics. Thai kratom is a member of the Mitragyna speciosa plant family which is itself a member of the coffee family of plants. As a matter of fact, a lot of people have switched up their morning routine by swapping out coffee in favor of kratom tea.
Thai kratom provides all of the stimulation we’ve come to associate with a cup of coffee or two without the jitters and sweats that often come with coffee consumption. The reason why kratom differs from coffee is in its unique alkaloid profile which contains antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anxiolytic properties.
Now that we’ve explored the fundamentals of Thai kratom, I think you’ll agree that Thai kratom is something that’s worth checking out. But in order to select the strain that’s right for you, there are certain variables that need to be taken into consideration.
Here’s a thorough look at what makes each of these Thai strains individually beneficial as well as somewhat uniform in their purported effects.
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Green Thai is by far the most popular Thai strain among kratom warriors. Much of its reputation owes to its milder effects which make it a more desirable strain for daily responsibilities and engagements. For those familiar with other kratom strains, we can look at it in comparison to Maeng Da.
Where Maeng Da kratom is well-known for being one of the strongest kratom strains on the market, Green Thai is a subtler strain with moderate effects. Now, you wouldn’t want to take Maeng Da for the first time if you were about to go into a job interview or go up on a podium to give a public speech because who knows what might happen?
Side effects of the more potent kratom strains include constricted pupils, facial flushing, tremors, dizziness, itching and nausea. Not exactly the kind of things you want to experience when addressing a crowd or trying to convince someone that you’re a professional.
By contrast, Green Thai’s side effects are fewer and more far between. They include gastric problems and nasal dryness. These are much less pronounced than the adverse effects of other strains and easier to control.
Green Thai is both stimulating and euphoric which makes it a solid choice for both day-to-day activities and late night partying. At certain dosages, it is an optimal option for working out or cramming before an exam. At other dosages, it is a viable option for those who are looking to feel both relaxed and more sociable.
Users have claimed that Green Thai can vanquish depression, improve overall mood, deliver clean energy during the day, provide mild stimulation without jitters, increase self-confidence, enhance focus and mental capacity, and relieve aches and pains.
Unlike Green Thai, which can be burned just about any time, White Thai is considered more of a daytime strain. That’s because it is most effective as a natural energy booster. Whereas some users prefer Green Thai for its innate analgesia, White Thai has less efficacy in this area and more efficacy in terms of endurance and stimulation.
That’s the only significant difference between the two since White Thai shares Green Thai’s nootropic and anxiolytic attributes. Like Green Thai, this one has been used to combat depression and improve mood.
White Thai also has a longer average duration than Green Thai; some have experienced upwards of eight hours of effects while those who have burned Green Thai typically see effects wearing off after five to six hours.
White Thai is generally considered to be slightly more potent than Green Thai, but opinions vary and its strength is largely dose-dependent.
One user on Reddit has said that Green Thai is his jam, saying that it gives him an excellent feeling. Others in the community have said that it is a strong stimulant that stands up to other bestselling strains.
Another user wrote, “I liked it a lot – subtle energy, nice mood. Been grinding away at work all afternoon!”
Elsewhere, a user published a post urging users to do themselves a favor and order some Green Thai. They call it “the best Kratom I’ve ever had. The Green Thai will make u happy and Appreciative of ur life…”
In a post requesting more information about White Thai experiences, a user responded by saying, “I had this in my last batch I received. It was VERY energetic. If I took too much of it, like I did the first time, I’d throw up. I didn’t know what to expect with this strain and I used a little too much and ended up throwing up at a red light in the rush hour traffic.”
Another user cautioned the original poster to remember that pretty much every batch is different, supporting the theory that all strains vary depending upon when and where you get them and from whom.
Those who are looking for mild stimulation and a nice, clean boost would do well to check out Green Thai, but if you’re a serious noot nut who’s already acclimated to other kratom strains, White Thai might be right for you. Either way, moderation and caution are important. Be safe, be smart and be well.
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