Kratom is a psychotic herb that has its roots (pun intended) in Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Out of the many alkaloids it contains, Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine happen to be the most predominant in the plant. When consumed in wee doses, the alkaloids it contains adhere themselves to the delta-opioid receptors in our body and ensure antidepressant effects. However, if they are taken in higher doses, they attach with the mu-opioid receptors, alleviate pain and kickoff euphoria. As a teensy-weensy side effect, these alkaloids also stimulate the body’s dopamine, adrenergic, and serotonergic receptors. All such effects prove to have an assuaging feeling on the body. Hence, Kratom was recognized to be used in medical sciences to further study its benefits in the treatment of symptoms associated with anxiety and depression. Let us have a look at the best Kratom Strains that help in allaying depression and anxiety.
It is common knowledge that Malay is short for Malaysian. This type of Kratom is renowned to produce a stimulating effect in a balancing way when consumed. It is also known to enhance cognition and produce a sedative effect on the body. The strain is readily available in white, red and green colors. Out of all these, the white vein Malaysian has the strongest effects.
Maeng Da Kratom
Maeng Da, one of the most intense strains, amalgamates pain relief, stimulating and mood enhancing effects. If taken in high measures, the body can get acclimatised to high levels of tolerance. This strain is also available in White, Green and red. And here, the red variant is believed to be the most potent of the others. But to cure depression, White Vein Maeng Da Kratom is preferred as it has lasting effects and doesn’t end up giving its users a jittery feeling. It is also good for inducing euphoria and also a good mood-enhancer. The green one combines both energy and mood enhancing effects.
The Borneo Kratom has the highest concentration of the alkaloid 7-hydroxymitragynine, which is a chemical compound more powerful than Morphine. This gives the strain the quality of a relaxant, analgesic, and mood-enhancing agent. It remains a favourite among the junkies because of its low probability of flaring up a side effect. The strain allows users to be more flexible when dosing.
The potency levels of Indo Kratom are analogous to that of the Borneo Strain but only with less sedating effects. This, therefore, becomes the aptest strain for people whose productivity takes a toll on them because of anxiety. This strain is also available in red, yellow and white variants. The green vein Indo blends pain relief and induces relaxing effects.