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Kratom Strains for Creativity

Although kratom has been taken for years, only recently have people publicly been putting it to good use as a creativity and inspiration augmenter as is often seen in social kratom communities. There are a vast range of different strains that can help with creativity, and each of them are fairly unique, but they do often share some common characteristics, such as energy.

This brief post has the goal of providing you with what strains are best for this purpose, and what makes them different as well, so that you can pick one that fits your best.


The thai strain is by far the one most commonly used for creativity, and is typically the most energetic of all different kratom strains. Although the pain relief of this variety is typically low compared to some of the below strains, such as maeng da, the burst of energy and focus it provides are second to none.

Maeng Da
This is by far the most well-known of all kratom strains, quite justifiably too, as it provides both high levels of energy as well as pain relief. Although the focus provided by this strain isn’t as high as Thai, but is more euphoric, which can provide additional inspiration and creativity.


Malay strains are quite “middle-of-the-road” in comparison to most other varieties of kratom, providing both moderate levels of energy and pain relief, however, many have noted the exceptional focus-promoting abilities of this strain. For those who want focus and creativity without too much stimulation, this strain is great.

White Vein Borneo

This variety of borneo is the only variety that is fit for creativity enhancing purposes. The reason for this is that this strain provides a natural, smooth euphoria, which can be good for inspiration and creative thinking, but less so for actual hands-on work. Nonetheless, it is still one of the better varieties for this purpose.

Any of these strains can be fantastic for increasing creativity, and each person responds differently to each of these, so testing them yourself may be necessary.

The Complete Kratom Guide

Although kratom has been used for many thousands of years, it has recently become popular in the west, and it is making a lot of waves. From its vast medicinal effects to its safety in comparison to the many alternatives, it has become a medicine of choice for a large amount of people.


This plant originated in Southeastern Asia, and grows wildly in countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia (Borneo, Sumatra, Bali, etc) and even in Vietnam, and even still, the vast majority of kratom that is sold is grown in one of these areas and exported throughout the world.

Sadly, in some countries, such as Thailand, the long cultural history of use has been crushed under the weight of prohibition, as it was a competitor to the opium trade, which was a large source of income for the Thai government.


The effects of this plant are the reason that this plant has become so popular so quickly, and it is these effects which are also the reason why it has been used so commonly for thousands of years in SE Asia.
Some of the most prominent of this plants effects include:

• Pain Relief
• Stress Relief
• Euphoria
• Energy
• Creativity
• Opiate withdrawal relief

And much, much more.

The most common reason this plant is used, however, is for pain relief, and it is this area in which it really shines. Many have switched from more dangerous and addictive painkillers to kratom, with even more painkilling effectiveness.
The reason this plant is so effective at painkilling is the high levels of 7-hydroxymitragynine found in this plant, which is a potent yet safe opiod.

Another big reason that this plant is used is for relief from opiate withdrawal. Because kratom is quite similar to opiates, but without many of the negative effects and addiction potential, it has been used by many to successfully get off of either prescribed or street opiate compounds with very good results.

There are many other uses of this plant, which are covered in this guide to kratom.


As briefly mentioned, the reason that this plant is so effective for such a vast range of conditions is due to the large range of potent alkaloids that are found in this plant’s leaves. Some of these alkaloids include:

• 7-hydroxymitragynine (A very potent pain reliever, mood boosting compound)
• Mitragynine (Pain reliever, energetic, mood lifting)
• Speciogynine (muscle relaxant)
• Mitraphylline (muscle relaxant, blood pressure lowering, anti-inflammatory)
• EGC (Antioxidant, Antiviral, anti-inflammatory)
• Isomitraphylline (immune system stimulant)
• Ciliaphylline (painkiller)

For those who think this is a fairly long list, it isn’t even close to the total amount of alkaloids and compounds found within the leaves of this plant. There are over 27 identified alkaloids alone found within this plant’s leaves.
Kratom is a fantastic, versatile and potent plant, and can help almost any condition to some extent. For those who haven’t tried it, I highly suggest it.

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How Kratom Works - Alkaloids

In comparison to many other medicinal plants and pharmaceutical medications, kratom is very unique. The majority of this plant’s uniqueness stems from the large range of different alkaloids that are found within this plant’s leaves. In this short post we hope to show you the range of different alkaloids this plant has and their unique effects.


In terms of effects, 7-OHM is by far the most potent. This alkaloid gives kratom the majority of its potent painkilling effects, euphoric effects and sedating effects. This alkaloid is primarily an opiod, but is much safer than any other known opiods, and has much less side effects.


This is by far one of the most well-known and most abundant of all alkaloids found within the kratom plant. This alkaloids has both stimulating, painkilling and euphoric effects. This is due to its actions as both an mu-opiod agonist and actions it has at the adrenergic (adrenaline) receptors. The levels of this alkaloid have a large impact on whether a given strain is stimulating or sedating.
Although we don’t know too much about this alkaloid, those pharmacologically interested can find some more helpful information on it here.

Although typically found a much lower levels than the above two alkaloids, mitraphylline acts as a potent muscle relaxant, blood pressure lowerer and immune system stimulant, and has a fair impact on the qualities of a particular strain.

This alkaloid typically comprises about 7% of all alkaloids found within the kratom leaf and functions as a muscle relaxant. Because the eye contains some smooth muscles for control, it may have an impact on the “wobbles” commonly spoken of.
All of these different alkaloids have an impact on the quality and effects of the kratom plant, and there are many more alkaloids found in small levels which have additional impact, making each strain very unique.

How I Use Kratom for Anxiety

I’ve heard a lot of debate recently about using kratom for anxiety. There seems to be a big divide between those who take kratom, some say it is highly effective while others say it’s ineffective. Although I’m not arrogant enough to assume that I have all the answers, I do know that kratom has had a big effect on anxiety levels for me.

When I initially started taking kratom, I dealt with some anxiety. Although, I can’t say it was too severe, as I have seen severe anxiety firsthand and know how debilitating it can be, it was unpleasant to say the least.
Since I started taking kratom, my anxiety levels have dropped to basically nothing. I haven’t experienced anxiety in quite a long time, and even when I stop taking kratom, I rarely experience anxiety. I’m not sure if this is an effect of the kratom, or a different personal development, but the two coincide quite well.

I have noticed, however, that in some cases, such as panic attacks, kratom is mostly ineffective. The reason for this is that it is simply not fast-acting enough. The only option to make it effective, is to have kratom tea ready, and chug it down quickly while in a panicked state, which is difficult. For generalized anxiety, however, kratom seems to be quite effective.

How I Use Kratom for Anxiety

In my experience, the best way to take kratom for anxiety is sporadically, as confirmed here. Once you develop a tolerance to kratom, it becomes somewhat less effective. For this reason, a good way to use kratom for anxiety is to take it before you enter a situation that you know will provoke anxiety. For people with social anxiety, this can be as simple as going out to the store.

Another option, which can be used on top of situational use, is to take kratom when you feel anxiety coming on. Typically, if taken in powder form, it will take around 30 minutes for the anti-anxiety effects to kick in, and will continue to last for about 4 to 5 hours, depending upon the strain.

Strain is important when using kratom for anxiety. It is important to avoid strains like maeng da or thai, as they may provoke anxiety even further. The best strains in my experience are bali, borneo and indo. You want to avoid all stimulating strains if at all possible, and for new strains, it is a good idea to try them at a low dose to ensure they won’t provoke anxiety further.

For most situations, using kratom for anxiety is quite good. While taking it during a panic attack is difficult, it can help prevent panic attacks if taken beforehand. Although kratom may not be the end-all cure for anxiety, it can be a huge help to those who suffer from it.

Crushed Leaf Kratom Vs. Kratom Powder

Years ago, almost every kratom seller offered their kratom strains in both crushed leaf and powder form, but over the past 5 years, things have changed dramatically. Now it is very uncommon to find crushed leaf kratom at all, however, although it is rare to find, crushed leaf powder does have some benefits.

The biggest benefit of crushed leaf kratom over powder is that it can be used quite easily for tea. Unlike kratom powder, straining crushed leaf out of kratom kratom tea is a quite simple and easy process. A downside is that it takes much longer to make equivalently potent tea with leaf because there is less surface area to absorb the alkaloids.

Another benefit of crushed kratom is that you can grind the leaf to your own ideal grind, as discussed here. Some vendors sell extremely fine kratom powder, which, while potent, has a much shorter duration than more densely ground kratom. I know many who use kratom for pain relief, and prefer more densely ground kratom as it tends to last much longer than flour-ground kratom.

Another benefit is that you know exactly what you are getting, 100% plant material. With powder, it is much more difficult to tell.

Although kratom powder is much more common, those who haven’t tried using crushed leaf should definitely try it.

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