Kratom FAQ

What Is Kratom Used For?

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Anyone that uses kratom has their reasons for doing so, these reasons can vary a lot. For those who are new to kratom, you may be wondering what is kratom used for. While we can’t make medical claims, a lot of us that use kratom have experienced a wide range of benefits due to taking kratom. Before we discuss this, I want to make sure you know what to look for.

Kratom, also referred to as Mitragyna Speciosa, is a tropical tree that originates from Southeast Asia. The kratom tree has a long history in this part of the world as its been a part of the “culture” here for centuries. While the tree may have basic benefits, its the kratom leaf that may hold special abilities. This is because the leaves have special compounds known as alkaloids that react with brain.

Now, since kratom reacts with your brain, you may experience stimulating effects. Some people refer to this as stimulation, euphoria, or light headed. In fact, kratom may produce a lot of different effects, we’ll be discussing what users commonly say about their experiences. You’re going to learn how it can be consumed, but it may also have use for other purposes.

Kratom Uses?

As I touched on above, there are a lot of different benefits the community has spoke about, many we’ll be talking about here. To understand how this plant may affect you, first, you have to understand the different kratom strains and how each type may affect you.

How many strains are there? We’re often asked how many types are there? It depends on who you ask.

  • Red Vein 
  • White Vein 
  • Green Vein 
  • Yellow Vein 

Now, there are 3 main types of kratom, red vein, white vein and green vein. Now, yellow vein is rare but thanks to its growing popularity, more people are accepting yellow vein as an actual  strain. Either way, all 4 of them are available on the market.

How do different strains effect you?

Red Vein – Most botanical users agree that red vein is the most powerful strain out of them all. Users have reported that red may be great for pain relief, relaxation  and euphoria.

White Vein – White is often labeled as the “energetic” strain. There’s a long list of effects users say they feel taking white vein, some may be like focus, concentration, alertness and energy.

Green Vein – Green is a medium between red vein and white vein. Most would agree that green vein is subtle, not as intensive as the other 2  main kratom strains. Users may experience effects such as mild pain relief, mild stimulation and it may also act as a great energy booster.

Yellow Vein – Although yellow is relatively new, it has growing popularity. Users have said you may feel effects such as pain relief, mood enhancer and subtle energy.


While we’ve already discussed some of the specific effects users feel when using this product, there’s a lot of reasons men and women use this product. Let’s take a look at all the different effects that many of consumers may feel.

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Mild Pain
  • Relaxing
  • Comfort
  • Chronic Pain
  • Stimulating (Low Dose)
  • Sedative (High Dose)
  • Outgoing
  • Confidence
  • Sexual Desire
  • Intestinal Issues
  • Recreational Purposes


Over the last decade, the popularity of this botanical here in the United States has exploded. As more people who may experience the benefits of kratom and share their stories, more are being attracted to what this natural plant may have to offer. While it is relatively new here, it has a long history that dates back centuries.

Kratom, also labeled as Mitragyna Speciosa, is a tropical tree that originates from Southeast Asia. The tree has been used by ancient tribes for centuries. There’s many stories about farmers working in the fields and they would chew the leaves for energy. If you didn’t know, it’s the actual leaf that may hold all the power as the leaf has special alkaloids that may give you the effects so many are searching for.

The old-timers might have used kratom on cuts as a local anesthetic. As per research, it was also used for coughs and intestinal injections. In Thailand, it was even used as a snack to welcome guests.


It’s no secret that kratom is popular, but why? Everyone has theories, here’s mine.

(1) Kratom Is Affordable –  It won’t break the bank to buy a kilo. Depending on your dose, a bag of kratom may last for a long time. Many of our customers make their order last for the whole month. New users have a lot of questions about dosing, most of them are trying to figure out how much they should use. Everyone is different, everyone reacts to the plant differently, so the only way to find your right dose is by experiencing it for yourself.

(2) Kratom Advocates – Thanks to the efforts of these persistent advocates,botanical vendors and the American Kratom Association, we’ve been able to spread the word all around the world. You guys and gals have also chosen to share your stories. I know that’s not the easiest thing to do, so kudos to you for doing that.

(3) Easy To Buy – There are a lot of vendors out there that offer the product. Due to this, you can buy kratom powder online easier today than at any other time in the past. You still need to do your due diligence and research before you spend your money. Unfortunately, there are people out there cutting the product they sale, adding low-cost herbs to it. I hate it, but there’s little you can do about it. You need to get properly informed so you don’t make the mistake of buying tainted product.

Here at Kratom Exchange, all of our products are pure. We’ve made a big effort to ensure our product is always high quality, fresh and consistent. That’s why a large percentage of our customers return again and again. Always make sure you’re using a trusted and established vendor.


As you can see, kratom is used for a lot of different reasons. Everyone has their reasons. I’ve always shared my own reason for using this amazing plant, I was in a bad place a few years ago. I was depressed. Doctors would write me xanax, pain killers, I felt like “death.” Long story short, I heard of kratom, gave it a try and it changed my life. Ever since, I’ve been fighting for it every day, doing everything I can to spread the word.

No matter what your reasoning, I hope you find the answers you’re looking for. As always, if you have any questions, just let us know.


About Eric Rollings

An advocate and enthusiast of natural remedies, first discovered kratom nine years ago when searching for solutions to his social anxiety and ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). Struggling with these challenges led him to explore alternative treatments, ultimately finding comfort in the traditional Southeast Asian botanical, kratom. Since then, Eric has dedicated himself to understanding and promoting the responsible use of this herbal supplement. His personal journey has inspired him to engage with various communities, sharing his knowledge and experience, and he has become a respected figure in the field. Through seminars, writings, and active participation in online forums, Eric continues to spread awareness of kratom, hoping to assist others who face similar struggles. His passion and dedication have made him a prominent voice in the natural health community.

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