How Many Types Of Kratom Are There?

There’s a lot of misconceptions out there as it pertains to how many types of kratom are out there. If you’re just now learning about kratom or experimenting with it for the first time, it may feel that there’s all kinds of different kratom types on the market. While that’s true to an extent, you may be surprised to know that there’s only 3 types of kratom strains: red vein kratom, white vein kratom, and green vein kratom.

Now, these kratom strains are used to create a wide variety of different kratom powders that we all enjoy. Red vein, white vein and green vein are used to create popular kratom powders like red Bali kratom, green Malay kratom and white Maeng Da.

Over the last few years, kratom vendors have become creative with their kratom powders. While there’s only 3 strains of kratom to use, there’s countless kratom powders out there for you to buy and enjoy.


While kratom powders differ on a lot of different factors, understanding how green vein, red vein and white vein kratom may effect you is important. For those of you that taking kratom for the first time, take the time to learn about these kratom strains so you can use your best judgement buying kratom. Each kratom strain produces specific effects versus its counterparts.

Red Vein Kratom – Red kratom is often referred to as the strongest kratom strain. We know that red vein kratom has high alkaloid counts. Due to this, kratom users might consider it using for pain relief.

White Vein Kratom – White kratom is well known for its energy effects. It’s becoming more popular among students and entrepreneurs. Some of the effects users have referred to is that it may help with focus, concentration and alertness.

Green Vein Kratom – Green kratom is the medium between red vein and white vein. Users have referred to effects such as


As I mentioned earlier, there’s many different types of kratom powders on the market. While some of these kratom powders are traditional, kratom vendors have created new kratom powders to buy. Now that you know there’s different kratom effects you feel based on the specific strain you use, you’ll be able to narrow down which kratom powders you’ll be interested in taking.


Red Bali Kratom

Red Bentuangie Kratom

Red Sumatra Kratom

Red Horned Kratom

Red Maeng Da Kratom

Super Red Kratom

Red Thai Kratom


Green Maeng Da Kratom

Green Malay Kratom

Green Sumatra Kratom

Super Green Kratom


White Bali Kratom

White Sumatra Kratom

White Horn Kratom

White Maeng Da Kratom

White Vietnam Kratom


Yellow Sumatra Kratom

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “I thought you said there’s only 3 kratom strains.” That’s still true, so where does yellow strain kratom fit in?

There’s a few different things that can give kratom a yellow hue. Some people say yellow kratom is created by picking kratom leaves later in the growing process. Some people claim yellow kratom is created by mixing all kratom strains. Most likely, yellow vein is created from the drying process. Either way, it’s one of the rarest kratom types you can get.


Finding the right type of kratom can be a challenge. First, you’re doing the right thing, you’re taking the time to do your research so you can make a sound decision. Good for you! However, you’ll never know what kratom does for you until you try it for yourself.

Now that you have an idea of which kratom strains produce the effects you want, you can begin narrowing down which kratom powders to buy.

Here at Kratom Exchange, you can buy a few small samples of the strain you like best and test out the powders.

The only way to know for sure how kratom will effect you is by trying it. It all depends on the kratom benefits you’re looking for.


For those of you that are experiencing kratom for the first time, it’s important to know how to take your kratom.

I always recommend starting out slow, no matter what kratom powder you’re taking. If you’ve never took kratom before, be mindful, be safe as possible. While most kratom users would agree kratom is safe, you may be the one of the minority that experiences side effects from kratom. I want you to be safe too. Take your kratom alone, I would recommend taking kratom with alcohol. Definitely don’t take kratom with other drugs, that’s very dangerous.

When you take your first kratom dose, easy does it. Start out with 1-2 grams and give it 30-45 minutes to kick in. If you haven’t felt any effects within the hour, try taking 1-2 more grams. Wait another 30-45 minutes, you should start feeling effects by this time.


Many new kratom users feel overwhelmed by the amount of kratom powders out there on the market. No wonder they don’t know which kratom powder to buy. Just remember, everyone of the powders that exist come from the 3 main kratom strains. Get to know them, continue to do your research, and educate yourself about them. Ultimately, find the strain that has the benefits you’re looking for and begin trying kratom powders in that particular strain.

Eventually, you’ll find the right kratom type for you.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to let us know.

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