Kratom High: What you should know about it

Introduction to Kratom High

Kratom is a herb from Southeast Asia that is renowned for its therapeutic effects. Its mechanism of action is somewhat similar to that of opiates and, as such, it can relieve pain, stress, sleep disorders, and is even helpful in managing opiate withdrawal symptoms.

However, at certain doses, kratom can induce sensations of euphoria, which is why it is increasingly being utilized for recreational purposes. So, are these effects some sort of high?

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What is Kratom?

Also going by the scientific name of Mitragyna Speciosa, kratom is an evergreen tree that is in the same as the coffee tree and has been used in Southeast Asian countries, such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand for centuries. 

It is especially popular among manual laborers in this region due to its stimulating properties. It increases their energy levels and focus, which allows them to work for long periods without tiring. Nonetheless, these benefits make the kratom susceptible to abuse, and this has seen to the plant being banned in Malaysia. Thailand legalized it as recently as 2018 for medicinal purposes.

How Does Kratom Work?

As mentioned, kratom mimics the actions of opiates on your brain receptors. This is due to how its alkaloids – the chemical compounds for its effects –  especially 7-hydroxymitragynine and mitragynine bind with your mu-opioid receptors.

How do You Get the Kratom High?

Kratom can get you high using two primary mechanisms; it can sedate you, or it can give you euphoria. As such, kratom is akin to cannabis in that it can give you two different types of high.

In low doses, kratom’s effects are those of a stimulant in that it boosts your energy levels, increases the release of endorphins, and enhances your mental clarity.

In higher doses, kratom has a sedative effect that results in an overall state of relaxation.

Moreover, different kratom strains have different potencies, which means different strains result in different intensities for these effects. For example, red strains are powerful sedatives, while white strains act as stimulants.

As such, when looking to get high on kratom, your circumstances, as well as the strain you use, will determine the high that you will experience. During the day, you may want to experience the energizing euphoric high that white strains give you. Red strains, on the other hand, are more appropriate for evening use due to the opiate-like euphoric high they give you.


Which is the Best Strain for an Opiate High?

If you are interested in kratom for its sedative effects, then you are looking for an opiate high. As mentioned, the red strains are the most suitable for this purpose. Using them will result in an alleviation of stress, worry, anxiety, depression, and pain due to the relaxing high that you will start experiencing. You will also find falling and staying asleep to be a lot easier.

The best red strains for this purpose include:

  • Red Bali

This is a popular strain among kratom enthusiasts and is renowned for its powerful pain-relieving effects. Additionally, its effects tend to last much longer than those of other kratom strains. The high you get from Red Bali also tends to be more consistent.

As such, when looking to wind down for the evening, the anti-anxiety and mood-enhancing high of this kratom will prove to be invaluable. Nonetheless, due to its potency, Red Bali is not recommended for first-time users. If you insist on using it, ensure that the dosage does not exceed 2 grams.

  • Red Borneo

Red Borneo’s high is both euphoric as well as calm-inducing. If you want to experience Red Borneo’s high on a more intense level, you should consider using its enhanced version that is known as ultra-enhanced Red Borneo. Its effects can be up to two times stronger than the original version due to having more alkaloids.

Unlike Red Bali, Red Borneo is an excellent gateway to red strains since it is not as potent. As such, it is a good choice for new users looking to experiment with red strains. Nonetheless, you still need to respect it and, therefore, start with only a few grams. If you are using ultra-enhanced Red Borneo, use even less. Red Borneo is an excellent strain if you want a kratom that induces a calm, euphoric high in addition to being a painkiller.

Other red veins that can consider for this purpose include Red Indo and Red Sumatra kratom. Red Kali is not that bad either as kratom enthusiasts appreciate its long-lasting sedative properties. When it comes to Red Maeng Da, however, you should be careful as high can be extremely sedating.

Which is the Best Strain for a Euphoric High?

As mentioned, white vein strains are the best choice when looking to get a euphoric high out of kratom. However, this kind of high might not be for everyone due to how the substance stimulates your mind. An overactive mind is the last thing that someone who is susceptible to anxiety or paranoia needs, as white vein kratom strains exacerbate these conditions.

Additionally, due to the limited research, there is on kratom, we are yet to have a good understanding of its profound neurological effects and, as such, people with or susceptible to mental illnesses should be wary about using these strains.

Nonetheless, most people should be able to accommodate the high that comes with using white vein strains.

The best white veins for a euphoric high include:

  • White Bali

Using White Bali usually results in a monumental surge of mental and physical energy that eliminates cognitive cobwebs, as well as fatigue. Even though this high can be intense, it is not overwhelming, and, as such, you should be able to get on with your day just fine.

This euphoric high is typically smooth and calming. Therefore, if you are looking for a white vein strain to get a stimulating high without experiencing an anxiety attack, White Bali should be a good choice.

  • White Maeng Da

White Maeng Da is arguably the most stimulating strain of kratom. As such, it is not for first-time users. This strain works to boost your physical energy levels, increase your focus and concentration, and boost your mood. When you combine all these effects, you will find yourself in a blissful high, yet more than capable of handling any challenge that is in front of you.

At higher doses, white maeng da gives you an intense euphoric rush.

Nonetheless, due to White Maeng Da’s potency, some unscrupulous dealers try to dilute it with less potent strains so they can have more powder to sell. This is why you should always ensure that you are obtaining your kratom from an authentic vendor.

  • White Borneo

This strain grows naturally in the jungle, and, as such, it is highly potent. Unlike most white veins, White Borneo also has pain and anxiety-relieving properties. It gives you the best of both worlds. Additionally, it has exceptional cognitive enhancement capabilities, which make your mind sharper and more focused.

  • White Horn

This strain gets its name from the shape of its leaves, as they have a ‘horn’ shape. White horn kratom also has a beautiful high that is characterized by enhanced stimulation, increased mental clarity, better mood, and euphoria. It also comes in an ultra-enhanced version that allows you to experience these effects at a higher intensity.

How to Use Kratom

You can ingest kratom using a variety of ways. Some are more efficient than others in terms of how fast they deliver the effects while some work to mask the bitter taste of kratom. Your preferences, therefore, are what will determine the technique you use. They include:

  • Kratom powder

Ingesting kratom powder directly gives you the quickest results, as it is absorbed directly into your bloodstream. This will involve putting the powder into your mouth then washing it down with water or juice. Ensure to swill the solution in your mouth before swallowing it.

  • Kratom Capsules

Kratom capsules do not deliver effects as readily as kratom powder as they first have to undergo digestion in the stomach. The benefits of capsules, however, is that they allow you the convenience of using kratom no matter the place or time.

  • Kratom tea

You can add kratom powder to boiling water to make kratom tea. Kratom tea is a good option if you are looking to use substance leisurely.

Bottom Line

Kratom high is different from that that you get from using drugs. The effects of kratom might feel like a high; however, they are not since you maintain full control of your cognitive and motor skills.

Additionally, kratom high is beneficial since it works to alleviate pain and psychological distress, as well as to enhance your mental capabilities. When using kratom, however, you must be careful not to exceed the recommended dosage, as this may predispose you to a number of undesirable effects.

Most importantly, ensure that you are getting your kratom from a reputable vendor so that you can be sure that you are using quality kratom.