If you need a boost of energy to get through the day there’s a simple solution called kratom. I’ve conducted tons of research and experimented with dozens of strains to determine which are the top five most stimulating.
Kratom is a plant native to Southeast Asia commonly used to obtain stimulating effects similar to caffeine. White strains are among the most energetic and are often used in the mornings in the form of a tea to get the day started. Many people have replaced their daily cup of joe with a stimulating kratom tea.
Don’t waste hours doing research online. I’ve already done it for you! Plus, as a bonus section, I’ve provided multiple ways you can naturally increase kratom’s energetic effects.
5 Best Kratom Strains for Energy
White strains are the most energetic of all strains. However, greens, which are a blend of white and red strains, can also be used for energy. It’s good to keep in mind that some strains may also be good for other effects.
For example, some strains also provide:
If you suffer from any of the conditions mentioned above, it may be a good idea to choose a strain that is energizing and also produces a secondary added benefit for you.
1) Green Maeng Da Kratom
Green Maeng Da is a very potent strain commonly used for energy and anxiety relief. Maeng Da in general is a very sought after strain because of its potency.
I began using Green Maeng Da before using White Thai. I found it to be amazing and extremely helpful. I used it specifically to obtain energy for work and anxiety relief, but I later switched to White Thai when my tolerance increased.
Green Maeng Da is very euphoric, and although it’s not as stimulating as White Maeng Da or White Thai, it’s still more energizing than many whites strains. I recommend this strain for those who seek energy and anxiety relief without the overstimulation of a powerful white strain.
2) White Thai Kratom
White Thai is my all-time favorite strain. It’s extremely energetic and euphoric and has received all of the positive feedback from the public. I enjoy using it in the morning to start my day. I’ve found it to be very useful to write articles and lowering my anxiety.
White Thai’s euphoric effects are responsible for lowering anxiety. However, White Thai is so potent that some people find it overwhelming. Because everyone responds to strains differently, there is a small group of people who experience an increase in anxiety when using extremely stimulating strains such as White Thai.
If you’re the type of person who is sensitive to substances such as caffeine, you may want to choose a different strain. However, if you can handle the intense stimulation, I’m warning you right now, you might get a lot done in one day!
3) White Maeng Da Kratom
White Maeng Da is a beast of a strain. The name Maeng Da translates to “pimp grade” in Thai. I’m dead serious. The strain was developed as a hybrid with the intention of creating the most potent strain on the market. Some would argue the creators of Maeng Da fulfilled their goals.
White Maeng Da is on par with White Thai, maybe even a tad bit more stimulative than White Thai, but less euphoric. Just like with White Thai, if you’re sensitive to stimulants, you may want to think twice about starting off with White Maeng Da.
I suggest using White Maeng Da for days when you plan on working long hours and need a big energy boost.
4) Green Malay Kratom
Green Malay is an amazing stimulating all-around strain. It’s not as energetic as the top white strains but it’s a close second, and more stimulating than the average white strain.
One of the added benefits of Green Malay is its very euphoric properties. Euphorias will change your state by providing you with motivation, relieving anxiety, and helping you feel more energized than you would without it.
Because Green Malay provides multiple great benefits, I recommend it for those who seek a trio of pain and anxiety relief, and of course, energy.
5) White Sumatra Kratom
Originating from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, White Sumatra is a unique white strain because of its analgesic properties. Most white strains provide very little pain relief, but not White Sumatra.
This strain is a great combo for those who seek energy but also want to relieve chronic pain.
How Does Kratom Increase Your Energy?
Kratom contains two specific alkaloids, Mitragynine and 7-Hydroximitragynine, responsible for producing all of its effects. The alkaloids bind to opioid receptors in our brains and trigger a wide variety of reactions in our body allowing us to generate energy in the following ways:
- Kratom relieves the body of anxiety and depression by releasing endorphins and serotonin. Anxiety and depression cause our body to remain in a fight or flight state. Therefore, causing us to literally waste extra energy.
- Kratom induces the production of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. This neurotransmitter is responsible for controlling brain activities such as attention, learning, and memory.
- Kratom enhances our endurance and stamina by stimulating the delivery of oxygenated blood to our muscles.
- Kratom stimulates the production of noradrenaline and adrenaline, which are responsible for providing us with powerful energy boosts.
- When in pain, Kratom causes the release of endorphins responsible for creating analgesic effects. These endorphins numb pain receptors and allow you to obtain more energy and focus.
Bonus Section: How to Boost Kratom’s Energetic Effects
If you’ve already experienced kratom’s amazing energetic effects but still want more, then you’re in luck. I’ve included multiple ingredients you can use as biohacks to increase kratom’s stimulative properties.
Magnesium helps lower your kratom tolerance. Therefore, making kratom’s energizing effects feel more potent. However, you can’t use magnesium once and expect to reap its rewards. You have to use magnesium every day as a supplement for it to take effect.
Keep in mind magnesium can trigger your bowel movements more than the ordinary. If you do decide to use magnesium, make sure to drink lots of water.
Grapefruit, Oranges, Lemons, or any Citric Juice
This is the most common, and my personal favorite method of boosting kratom’s stimulative effects. It’s easy and effective. Simply drink at least one cup of citric juice with your kratom.
If you drink kratom in a tea, you can add citric juice to the kratom powder while simmering. Citric juice helps extract the alkaloids from kratom powder and induces more potent effects.
Black Pepper and Turmeric
Black pepper and turmeric must be taken together an hour before taking any form of kratom. Black pepper increases the bioavailability of Curcumin, a compound found in turmeric, by more than 2000%.
The increase in Curcumin is responsible for reducing your tolerance and allowing you to experience kratom’s energizing effects as if it were your first time.