With so many world-famous strains, Indonesia is arguably the home of kratom! The Bali strain is a classic, and comes from the island which is so popular with party goers from around the world.
Are you new to kratom? We’ve got everything you need to know about Bali kratom in this guide. We’ve got tips on how to take your Bali kratom powder, and how to stay safe when using it.
What is kratom?
Kratom (mitragyna speciosa) is a plant from Southeast Asia, with a long history of use. Some kratom strains have extremely relaxing effects, which have much in common with opiates.
Historically, these have been used to remedy pain. Other strains have more energizing effects, and have been a trusty favorite of laborers who spend long hours doing arduous manual work.
Thanks to the internet, kratom has now made its way to the United States, where it’s being used by millions of Americans. Here, too, kratom products are used for pain, but also stress, anxiety and low mood.
That said, kratom still does not have any approved medical uses in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has never clinically trialled kratom to explore any potential effects.
An introduction to Bali kratom
Bali kratom is a particular strain of kratom from Indonesia. In comparison to other kratom strains, Bali kratom helps lift mood, while encouraging relaxation at the same time.
This is a popular combo, since many uplifting kratom strains also come with potent stimulation. Red Bali is very sedative, and is associated with opiate-style euphoric effects in large amounts.
This is the most relaxing Bali strain, and you could make a case for Red Bali being the most sedative Red available on the market today. We can imply that this strain has a high alkaloid count, and may help enhance sleep and alleviate discomfort, too.
We can’t stress the intense physical sedation enough. Red Bali is really a strain for home use, and a go-to pick for night-time kratom sessions. During the day, this kratom would likely leave you tired, and negatively affect your focus and concentration.
The Green eases off somewhat on the sedation, making it a more feasible daytime strain. Green Bali kratom comes with a slight invigorating twist, although not on the scale of Whtie vein kratoms or a strain like Maeng Da.
But this is a dependable strain with consistent effects that can be enjoyed at any time of day. In the evenings, when the mind and body is at rest, you’ll still feel totally relaxed as you sink into your sofa.
Making the most of your Bali kratom
Our kratom powder has many potential uses. If time is no issue, why not make instant kratom tea? With some sweetener, you can easily cover up the kratom, which many find has an intense and unpalatable flavor.
Kratom tea takes just a few minutes to prepare and provides sustained relief. ‘Toss and wash’ is the approach for when time is of the essence.
If you haven’t got time to wait for your brew to settle, an even more instant experience is in order. “Toss” the powder into your mouth, “wash” it down with water, and the effects will be with you in just minutes.
Kratom edibles serve several purposes: they produce lasting and consistent effects, they hide kratom’s flavor, and you can slide under the radar when taking them. Cooking with kratom is really simple, too!
You can mix powder into just about everything, and the alkaloids have such high boiling points there’s no risk of burning them off.
Does Bali kratom make you tired?
Any Red kratom strain has a tendency to cause tiredness, but these effects are undoubtedly exaggerated with Red Bali. Even the Green vein version is also very relaxing.
These sedative effects are a hallmark of Bali kratom. If you want an energy boost, check out this post for the top strains.
Which alkaloids are in Bali kratom?
These strains have the three main alkaloids that appear in seemingly every strain: mitragynine, 7-OH-mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. What exactly these alkaloids do and to what extent is still up for debate.
However, we know that mitragynine and potentially 7-alpha-hydroxymitragynine are active in the body’s endogenous opioid system.
How does Bali kratom affect the brain?
Like all strains, Bali kratom contains alkaloids which can pass through the blood-brain barrier and interact with receptors in the brain’s central nervous system.
Kratom is linked to reduced pain sensation, pleasure and sedation. However, kratom side effects include hallucinations and delusions, suggesting a potential psychotic effect.
Is Bali kratom safe?
Kratom is still legal, despite a previous attempt for federal prohibition. Some states have banned kratom, as have a few counties and cities across the nation.
The legal kratom market is not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Buying from trusted vendors is a must. Kratom has serious health risks when abused – seizures, overdose and even death.
Kratom should be treated with respect and never taken for recreational purposes. Since some kratom alkaloids are opioid agonists, the plant has addictive potential and may cause withdrawal symptoms if you suddenly stop taking it.
Most experience few to no issues when taking kratom. Bali kratom and others may cause nausea and vomiting, constipation, dry mouth, tongue numbness, dizziness. Drowsiness is a very common side effect of Bali strains.
Bali kratom is an industry favorite, and it’s not hard to see why. For those who pine for kratom’s deeply calming effects, these strains give you them and then some! The Red is a must-try if you like relaxing to the max in your kratom sessions!