3 Best Kratom Strains For Anxiety
Like most people, I do tend to have bouts of anxiety.
They’re nothing serious, but occasionally I will get a panic attack that could be quite unpleasant.
If you’ve been following my site for any length of time, you’ll know that I’ve been testing out a wide variety of kratom strains and vendors.
In my personal experience, the following strains are the best at helping with anxiety, both social anxiety and even panic attacks.
They’re listed in order of least effective to most effective, as well as the rationale for each and situations when you should use them.
#3 – Horned Kratom
Unlike most other kratom strains, Horned kratom is not actually named after a particular region.
Rather, Horned is named after the shape of the leaves, which if you haven’t already guessed, is in the shape of a horn.
Horned Kratom has always been my personal favorite. It provides feelings of calm, focus, and some fairly good pain relief.
One thing I’ve also noticed is that it seems to stop anxiety dead in its tracks, usually within 5 – 10 min. or dosing.
Why is this the case?
To be honest, I REALLY don’t know.
Traditionally, Horned Kratom has been used mostly for it’s pain relief properties.
I can see Horned being the most successful at helping with anxiety, if pain was actually the source.
But in my particular case, I don’t suffer from chronic pain.
The best guess I can make is that, because Horned kratom is one of the most euphoric strains, that euphoria overrides any sense of impending doom or dread.
Thereby it completely eliminates anxious feelings.
When should you use Horned Kratom?
Situationally, I have read that Horned kratom is best for pain relief and relaxation.
So if anxiety is your primary concern, then you may want to check out some of the other strains on this page.
I use a dose of 4 grams of Horned at night to help me wind down after a long day, but I would recommend you start with a lower dose to assess your tolerance first.
You can measure out a dose with either a teaspoon, or a scale.
I like this one from Amazon.
It’s only $22, and it measures your kratom dose VERY accurately.
#2 – White Borneo Kratom
I’ve read on countless forums that red and white strains are the best at promoting anti-anxiety behavior.
With that said, there’s a HUGE difference between white and red strains, for me at least.
Whites tend to be more stimulating for me, while reds seem to produce more of a calming feeling.
In comes White Vein Borneo.
This rare kratom strain is a good mix between both the white vein and red veins, and in my experience is VERY effective at helping with anxiety related symptoms.
I’ve even heard some isolated reports that it’s a great kratom strain for those with PTSD, however that can’t be substantiated.
Without exception, it is one of the best kratom strains for anxiety I have ever tested.
When used in the correct dose, that is.
When should you use White Vein Borneo?
Situationally, I have read reports that White Vein Borneo can be used for everything from social anxiety disorder to panic disorder.
I don’t suffer from either of these disorders, so it’s tough for me to come to a conclusion on that.
Personally, I use White Borneo when I am laying around on the couch trying to get my mind off things.
A low dose of White Vein Borneo (1-2 grams) tends to be more stimulating, so if you’re looking for anti-anxiety effects I would definitely suggest a higher dose.
I will typically dose about 3 – 4 grams (sometimes more) of White Borneo over the course of an hour, and I can feel it’s anxiolytic effects within 20 minutes most of the time.
With that said, some people will find that they can get away with a low dose to get it’s anxiety relief properties.
The key thing with Kratom to remember is you should ALWAYS start off with a lower dose.
You can always take more, but you can’t take less after downing 5 grams of the stuff.
#1 – Classic Red Bali
Bali Kratom comes in both red AND white varieties, both of which can have drastically different effects.
By FAR the best kratom for anxiety would be Red Vein Bali.
When I take Red Vein Bali, it is nearly IMPOSSIBLE for me to have anxiety.
The best part about Bali is that, unlike with strains like Horned or Green Vein Malay, it doesn’t cause excessive drowsiness / tiredness.
You won’t feel like you are about to fall asleep, but you won’t feel the stimulating effects that sometimes can bring on bouts of anxiety.
It’s simply a clean, calming, and anxiety-relieving high that’s impossible to miss.
When should you use Red Vein Bali?
For me, I typically will use it if I have a particularly stressful social event on the horizon.
Think like a wedding where you ultimately won’t no more than 3 people there.
It seems to make me more talkative and friendly with people who I would otherwise not be so social with.
Sometimes I’ll find myself flirting with the girl at the deli counter at Publix and not even realize it until I’ve walked away.
If I were single again, I would TOTALLY stock up on Red Vein Bali and start hitting the clubs.
I’ve also read on countless forums that Bali is a great kratom strain for OCD, Panic disorder, and even PTSD.
Where can I buy these?
There are several reputable vendors that sell kratom for anxiety, including:
For me personally, I enjoy the Top Extracts brand the most.
They have decent prices, and their product ALWAYS works.
I’ve had several instances of getting bunk kratom from some “less than reputable” vendors in the past.
This is simply not the case with Top Extracts Kratom, and I’ve been ordering from them for damn near close to 2 years at this point.
Check out their official website here: TopExtracts.com
You can pick up each one of the strains mentioned above, and their prices range from as little as $12.99 for a 25 gram packet, to as much as $39.99 for a 100 gram packet.
Here’s links to each individual strain:
Horned Kratom – www.TopExtracts.com/product/kali-red-horn/
White Borneo – www.TopExtracts.com/product/white-borneo-powder/
Red Vein Bali – www.TopExtracts.com/product/classic-red-bali/
Important Things To Note
Keep an eye on your dose size
This can’t be stressed enough. Taking too little kratom will leave you feeling jaded, as if it doesn’t work at all.
Taking too much can leave your bowing to the porcelain gods for a couple of hours.
It’s important that you start off with a low dose and work your way up. Remember: You can always take more, but you can never take less.
2. Take it on an empty stomach
One thing I’ve noticed is that when taking Kratom on a full stomach, the effects are severely diminished.
In some cases, the effects are completely gone right after you eat a big meal.
If you want to get the most out of your kratom dose, than make sure you take it on an as empty a stomach as possible.
3. Use caution if you’re taking any medications
Because kratom is so new, there are no known interactions between medications.
Note that I said “no known interactions”.
This doesn’t mean there are NOT any interactions, it just means it hasn’t been clinically tested or verified in a lab setting.
Will kratom interact with anti-anxiety medications like SSRI’s, Ativan, Xanax, Valium, or Klonopin.
That part is unknown.
What I will tell you from personal experience is that Kratom DOES seem to enhance the sedating effects of Lorazepam, which is something I actually have a prescription for.
My suggestion is that you DEFINITELY check with your doctor first to be sure.
4. Beware of Kratom Addiction
Like most good things in life, there are downsides to taking kratom.
It has the potential to cause dependency, addiction, and withdrawal if you take it too often.
You can mitigate this by just taking it as-needed, such as during a panic attack.
If you or someone you know is suffering from Kratom addiction, contact SAMHSA for help: www.samhsa.gov
For most people, nearly any strain of Kratom can help with relieving anxiety.
Since kratom is VERY user / situational dependent, your best bet is to buy a small amount of each strain and test them out independently.
Take out a sheet of paper or notepad and write down a log of how you were feeling at the beginning of the day, then chronicle each hour after you dose.
It works WONDERS when you’re trying to figure out which kratom strain is right for you, as well as how you’ll respond.
- – What is Social Anxiety:https://socialanxietyinstitute.org/what-is-social-anxiety
- – PTSD –https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20355967
- Panic Attacks Symptoms and Causes –https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/panic-attacks/symptoms-causes/syc-20376021
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