How I Found The Best Kratom For Energy & Euphoria
Most content on kratom talks about its effects generally, but kratom is actually an incredibly personal thing, and I’ll explain why before I start talking specifically about the best kratom for energy and euphoria because the two are closely linked.
Understanding how kratom works, will help you to understand what the best kratom for energy will be, what the best kratom for euphoria is, and how what’s good for one person in terms of type and dose, might not work well for someone else.
I’ll tell you about my own personal experiences with using kratom for energy improvements. I really struggled at work when I had a hard job before I went self-employed, and kratom got me through some tough times with mental and physical energy improvements.
I’ve also experimented with using kratom for euphoria, to basically get high. I got quite good at defining different types of high using different types of kratom at different doses. So I want to pass that knowledge on to you here.
Why Kratom Is Good For Boosting Your Mental & Physical Energy
So first of all, let’s explain exactly why kratom is good for boosting your mental and physical energy, and how it can also create a euphoric high, a real out of your mind experience.
It’s great for doing this because it’s very similar to an opiate. Think heroin, morphine, think of all those opiate medications out there. But it’s not as potent in terms of its strength, or it’s addictive potential.
The two main alkaloids in kratom are mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine (although more than 10 different alkaloids have been identified so far).
Mitragynine is the alkaloid that partially binds the opioid receptors in the body to produce a boost in mental and physical energy, while 7-hydroxymitragynine is the alkaloid that binds to those same receptors to produce more happiness and pain relief.
White kratom contains more mitragynine, while red strains contain higher proportions of 7-hydroxymitragynine (although the balance is always in favor of mitragynine being more predominant, regardless of the strain).
So what we have here is the main alkaloid in kratom binding partially to the opioid receptors (narcotics bind fully to them, which is why they are more addictive and intense). However at higher doses, it’s suspected that kratom alkaloids bind to more than one type of opioid receptor, which is why the effects change the higher the dose you take.
All of these put together means that kratom binds partially to receptors in the body that help us to feel happy, and give us a physical energy boost. But what we are talking about predominantly is green kratom and white kratom to achieve mental and physical energy.
It’s not quite so clear-cut with euphoria, because red kratom can create a very opiate-like euphoric high. I’ll talk more about using kratom for euphoria in a moment.
How Kratom Affects Your Mood & Energy Levels
Kratom can boost your physical energy levels, your mental abilities, and lift your mood.
In terms of physical energy, kratom has been taken for centuries by the farmers of the regions it’s harvested in. They would create a kratom tea, or even chew the leaves in the fields, to give them more energy. So it’s been known for centuries how kratom can physically lift you.
Kratom will boost your physical energy significantly. Think about when you have lots of caffeine, it’s a bit like that, but smoother and without so many of the jittery feelings.
In terms of your mood, excluding euphoric feelings, kratom will just make you feel better version of yourself:
- You will feel more positive
- Everything will feel achievable
- Your outlook will be bright
- Your mood will be happy
- Kratom effects will be noticeable by other people
You really will have to try it to experience it, but a few grams of good quality kratom will lift you physically and emotionally for several hours.
Why I Started Using Kratom For Energy And Euphoria
Before I gave it all up and went self-employed, I was a manager in a technology firm. I won’t say which company, but they are global. The pressure was intense in those types of roles, that middle management position where you are sandwiched, and always felt everyone wanted a piece of you. New projects came in almost daily, and there were meetings and expectations. It started to drain me, and I was looking around for something to boost me.
A friend suggested trying kratom. They had tried it for a serious illness and it worked wonders for them, taking away the pain, giving them more energy, and also lifting them out of the depression they had got into.
So I tried what they had recommended as the best kratom for energy, white Borneo. Now I know a bit more, I understand any white kratom will do, but they recommended White Borneo.
I took 3 g and felt almost nothing. I was really disappointed. The next day I took 5 g before I left for work, and my God it was like night and day.
I felt intensely happy, focused, bright, just fantastic. My mood was unbreakable, my mind was racing with positivity and creativity. I had the best day at work I’ve had for months, and people noticed the difference.
So What Is The Best Kratom For Energy Boost?
Without a doubt, white kratom is definitely the one you should be looking to take if you need a significant mental and physical energy boost.
Now I say that with a caveat. All kratom at low doses will give you a physical and mental energy boost. But you can push it further with white kratom. If you use green kratom it will tip over into an increasing sense of calmness, pain relief, wanting to just drop out, but not as quickly as if you take higher doses of red kratom.
That’s why white kratom is best for pure energy. But be careful, because it can produce jitteriness, so if you suffer from anxiety it could increase it. That’s where you might be better using green kratom because it can produce calmness while still lifting your mood and energy.
Pretty much any white kratom strain will do. I’ve been getting White Borneo pure powder from Coastline Kratom for example. It’s not cheap, but you don’t need many grams when it’s pure kratom.
Any white will do, the classics are Bali, Thai, Borneo, and also there are lesser-known ones, all of which will have broadly the same effects.
I want to talk to you about White Maeng Da as well. It’s not actually a real kratom, because the name translates into “pimp grade” in English. It’s basically a marketing term to describe a stronger type of kratom. Some batches of what is labeled as Maeng Da will simply be strong white kratom. But sometimes they can be mixed with strong green, or a strong red, to produce overall stronger kratom effects.
Which means experimenting with White Maeng Da kratom for energy can be beneficial, but then some people it can be overwhelming, or not produce the exact pure white kratom effects they need.
How To use Kratom To Achieve Euphoria
Now we talked about the best kratom for energy, let’s talk about the best kratom for euphoria, because although there is an overlap, the two are slightly different topics.
Any kratom at lower doses will give you a burst of physical and emotional energy, you will feel more positive, happier, and able to do more. As the dose increases, all kratom starts to turn to pain relief, an overwhelming sense of calm, and increasing euphoria that turns to sedation.
But red kratom will lead you on that progression more quickly, and green kratom often can as well. White kratom will keep you in that zone of pure physical and mental energy for longer as the dose increases before it starts to sedate you.
But just as at lower doses all kratom will give you bursts of physical and emotional energy and a feeling of wellbeing, so at higher doses, I have found that all kratom can give you euphoria, a euphoric high.
However, they can be slightly different types of euphoric high:
- White kratom tends to give you a very upbeat euphoric high. Think about taking tons of caffeine alongside alcohol, that feeling of being slightly out of it, but also very energized and focused and ready to party.
- 2. Green kratom can bring you a strong euphoric high, with plenty of energy, but the higher the dose, the sooner and more intensely will tip over into that red kratom high, which is much more in line with an opiate high.
- So red kratom is that third type of kratom high. Its closest to being an opiate when you get high using kratom and all kratom is closely related to opiates, even though it’s not exactly the same chemically.
Red kratom at high doses will give you the closest feeling to a heroin high, an initial huge warm rush of energy, happiness, just an out of control feeling of being wonderful, but with energy and focus, but that quickly starts to degenerate into wanting to just lay around and experience emotions, sensations, and not really achieve anything.
So defining the best kratom for euphoria is all about defining the type of euphoric high you want to experience, and how much of an experience you want to have. It’s not just about the type of kratom, but it’s also about the dose.
Kratom Dosage For Energy
When I was using kratom for energy, it took a while to work out how much kratom I needed to get the energy and enthusiasm I needed. I found that it was around 3-5 grams, sometimes a little more, but it was in that ballpark.
As long as you get 100% pure white kratom, you are looking around that dosage to get a significant boost in energy, enthusiasm, and cognitive improvement over several hours.
For me, I would dose 3-5 grams in the morning, and often that would kick on through and get me into the mid-afternoon when I could start to wind down. If things were particularly demanding, I would top up with another 2-3 grams a few hours after the first dose to get me through the full working day.
Just don’t take the dose too high, especially around other people, and especially if you need to focus and perform. As you’ve now learned, the higher the dose, the more uncontrollable it will be, and the more it will start to tip over into a state of mind where you just don’t want to do anything at all, and struggle to focus on what you’re meant to be focusing on.
Kratom Dosage For Euphoria
So when we are talking about the best kratom for euphoria, we are talking about any type of kratom at high dose generally. But specifically were talking about high doses of different types of kratom to achieve slightly different euphoric highs.
For that clean high that produces a rush of energy, enthusiasm, positivity, and boundless desire to achieve, and makes you just want to go out and party, socialize, and drive you on for hours, white kratom at high doses is the way to go, I’m talking 8-10 grams or even more.
For a beautifully smooth euphoric high, that has that rush, but not quite as extreme as with white kratom, and also mixes in far more feelings of being chilled out, then green kratom can be wonderful.
Green Malay is highly regarded as achieving one of the most wonderful kratom highs because of its balance, it’s a green, but it tips towards a red more than most other green kratom strains. Again, you’re looking at up to 10 g, sometimes more, to achieve that intense smooth high using green kratom.
And if you want a true opiate high, a feeling of being so chilled out, so free of all trauma, pain, worry, preceded by a rush of pure happiness and enthusiasm, then the best kratom for euphoria is a red kratom. Any red will do, but I’ve found the purest rush with the classic Thai and Indo strains.
For me, Thai and Indo red kratom just produced such a warm rush of happiness, sheer joy, feeling invincible that chilled out, having some energy and focus, then drifted away over about an hour into several hours of the most incredible experience.
You know when you drink a lot of alcohol, and you kind of sit around in a slightly out of it state, but you feel great, that’s what I’m talking about, but not with the same groggy feelings.
In terms of wondering how many kratom capsules for euphoria, it’s a simple conversion. Kratom capsules are usually 500 mg, so two capsules is a gram. So the answer the question around how many kratom capsules you need for euphoria is basically grams of kratom divided by two.
Best Kratom For Energy: Recommended Strains
So as you now know, it’s impossible to strictly define which type of kratom is best for energy, which one is best for euphoria, or what dose to use. It’s all about experimentation and using what I’m telling you here as the starting point.
But if you put a gun to my head, in terms of achieving manageable energy boosts to get you through a tough day, I would recommend:
- White Borneo because it’s such a classic white. You won’t get any pain relief or feel very chilled out unless you have a very high dose (and even then only when the initial rush has passed), at lower doses, you will though feel an intense burst of physical energy that goes on for hours. You’ll feel more positive, you’ll feel more upbeat, you’ll feel that nothing is unachievable, some people even say they feel invincible.
- Green Indo is another fantastic strain for feeling energized and focused. That’s because it’s pure green, and doesn’t have more traits of red, like Green Malay and Green Thai tends to have. You’ll feel that rush of enthusiasm, that rush of physical and emotional energy, but it won’t quite be as intense as with white, also, it will be balanced with feeling slightly more chilled out. If you are suffering from anxiety, then green is probably the way to go to get that boost of energy.
Best Kratom For Euphoria: Recommended Strains
With euphoria, it’s very tough to pin down a strain. That’s because any kratom at a high dose will have the effects I described earlier. But after the initial rush, that’s when euphoria and state change.
It’s more about picking the type of kratom you need for the high you want over several hours, not just the initial euphoria.
But again, if you had to pin me down for an answer, I’d say the following:
- White Bali can give an incredibly pure, rush of energy that at high doses feels like an out-of-control experience. Your energy levels will be so high, your positivity will be so intense that you will be absolutely flying. TheEvergreentree kratom company offers excellent white Bali powder and capsules.
- Green Malay is the most opiate-like green kratom. The smooth rush it will bring you, the energy and enthusiasm, all of it, but balanced by that pain relief, that feeling of calmness, is absolutely wonderful. Again, you’ll need a high dose, I dosed at 12 g to get the most amazing experience. If you prefer capsules, I highly recommend The Evergreen Tree’s green Malay, it’s fantastic! However, as an alternative, any other green will do, but I found the second best effect from Buykratom’s Green Sumatra.
- For a warm euphoric high that’s opiate-like, then any red will do, but my favorite has been Red Vietnam kratom from The Evergreen Tree. It’s a wonderful deep red kratom that produces the most wonderful detachment, the most wonderful rush of warm and euphoria at the start, that’s like sliding down a slide into a state that can go on for hours with your worries completely gone.
Where To Buy Great Quality Kratom
Due to the changing nature of the kratom market over the past couple of years, I’ve had to update and upgrade my advice on where you should be looking to buy good quality kratom from.
Unfortunately, several reputable sellers have fallen by the wayside due to dramatically changing conditions around the world for a variety of reasons, including changing legislation, and of course the pandemic.
So rather than leave old information up, I wanted to just update this by telling you where I currently buy my kratom from.
These are a very good kratom retailer based in the USA that I discovered around a year ago. They actually have the widest variety of kratom I have ever seen available. More than 30 different types of capsules and loose powder.
Alongside that, they have a wide range of extracts, super kratom, enhanced kratom, and some very rare and exotic kratom strains.
Plus, they do some good variety packs, and some other types of herbal highs as well. What I really love is that you can choose the potency you want. There are three brackets of alkaloid percentages available for each type of kratom you buy.
Obviously, it gets more expensive with higher percentages of alkaloids, but it allows you to better tailor the effects you want to the price you are willing to pay.
This is a long-term trusted source of kratom for me. I’ve been buying from these guys for five years now with no problems at all.
Just be aware that they only sell within the USA, Canada, and Mexico. So you are shit out of luck if you are looking to buy from these guys outside of those countries, you simply won’t be able to check out.
They sell a very wide range of kratom in capsule and powder formats. You’ll get all the usual ones, plus some exotic ones as well. They also sell a fantastic range of kratom extracts (up to 50 times extracts strength). Plus, for beginners, what I love is that they sell the best range of beginner starter variety packs I’ve ever come across.
For greens, reds, whites, variety, enhance, extracts, you can get small pouches of various types of kratom that will allow you to experiment widely for a single reasonable price.
Swiss Chems are a long-term, reputable, vendor for SARMs, peptides, and other bodybuilding supplements. Very recently they also branched into selling nootropics, including kratom.
I’ve ordered the red variety capsules (Chillax), and the quality was surprisingly good. Very much on par with the best loose powder red kratom/capsules, I’ve experienced. This is a good quality product.
Now, they only sell two types of kratom, both in capsule format. They are great for beginners for a couple of reasons though:
- They are blended kratom products. One is green kratom, one is red kratom. So you can get the benefits of red or green kratom in a generic, potent format, without having to worry about different strains.
- They are available in high potency capsule format. This is brilliant for beginners because you don’t have to deal with the awful taste of war kratom powder, nor deal with a micro scale.
So although this is a minor entry into the kratom market, Swiss Chems are definitely worth keeping an eye on, and if you’re looking for an easy way into experimenting with kratom that doesn’t require any choices to be made, then it’s definitely an option to consider.