A Few Things to Consider When Buying Kratom

buying kratomIf you’re new to kratom, it isn’t easy to know where to start, especially if you’re looking to buy kratom online. There are a multitude of different vendors and strains that have definitely marked differences, and to research each one takes a good bit of effort. From this difficulty, I decided it might be good to create a short guide to help new users both find a good vendor and a good strain.


Getting Started

When I first started looking into kratom, I had no idea what to expect. I had heard a lot of mixed reports, some stated that kratom was stimulating, others that kratom was sedating, and one even said it would give me hallucinations (obviously FDA propaganda in retrospect, though I was skeptical at the time as well due to user reports).

The truth is that each strain has different effects, and so if you’re looking to get the best results from any kratom strain you buy, you need to get a general overview of different strain properties which I’ll provide:

  • Red Vein Strains – Typically more sedating, great for pain relief and relaxation
  • Green Vein Strains – Somewhere in the middle, a well-balanced strain with both relaxing and stimulating properties.
  • White Vein Strains – Stimulating, less effective for pain relief, good for focus.


On top of different vein types, there are also different strains which depend upon their origin. Some of the most popular include:

  • Thai Kratom – Typically quite stimulating kratom, low-moderate for pain relief. Red Vein Thai can typically be used quite effectively for pain relief, however.
  • Bali/Borneo/Indo – While there are definitely some differences between these strains, they are typically characterized by their sedative qualities and excellent pain relief.
  • Maeng Da – Also stimulating, while being effective for pain as well. Considered the king of all kratom strains due to its unique, powerful nature.
  • Malaysian Strains – Vary dramatically from stimulating to sedating, typically in between, however.


Finding a Good Vendor

Throughout your time with kratom, you will likely experiment with a wide range of different vendors and find some good ones. One of my favorite places to buy kratom has been http://ensobotanicals.com, though, they have since taken a hiatus it seems. Despite that, there are many other good vendors out there.

Some other good vendors I have found include http://mmmspeciosa.com, though there are definitely other good vendors. The best thing to do when starting out is to look for good reviews, and there are many great sources for this, some of the best of which are forums. There you can register and find reviews from a dedicated group of kratom users.

Finding a good group of kratom vendors to choose from may take a bit of time, however, you can dramatically shorten that time by finding good reviews from experienced kratom users, or on blogs such as this one which contain reviews.

Using Kratom for Insomnia

kratom for insomnia

Although it isn’t something that is frequently talked about, I have found that kratom can be a tremendous help to those who suffer from insomnia. My personal experience have been nothing short of miraculous when it comes to dealing with this problem.

I have previously tried other pharmaceuticals to deal with sleep problems, but they either leave me waking up as if I hadn’t got sleep, or waking up extremely lethargic. A good strain of kratom, however, helps me sleep and doesn’t leave me feeling nasty in the morning.

However, before you decide to use kratom, there are some things you should know, otherwise you may wind up with worse insomnia instead of curing insomnia.

The first, and most important thing is strain choice. If you don’t have much experience with different strains, it can be very difficult to find one that is ideal for insomnia. Some strains, especially Thai and Maeng Da can leave you wired instead of tired. For this reason, I’ll go over some popular strain choices for insomnia, and for all of these I highly suggest getting a red vein:




By sticking to one of these three strains, you’ll have much better luck finding a kratom that works for you. In my experience, a good Borneo is unbeatable, but your mileage may vary.

Another thing to consider is dosage, in my experience it is a good idea to dose moderate-high doses in order to avoid the stimulating effect that is common in lower doses of kratom.

Hopefully with this information, you will be able to beat insomnia once and for all.

A Simple Guide to Kratom (Video)

Although I’m typically not one to watch online videos, with the exception of music, but as a first post I thought this simple guide to kratom might be helpful for those of you who are new to kratom. A lot of what the creator of this video says corresponds with my own experiences, and although I learn best by reading, a lot of you who learn best otherwise may find this very helpful. It goes into a short strain analysis, similar to what I’m going to soon post.