All kratom strains have both energizing and sedative effects. The initial rush from kratom tea or capsules would be its energizing effects, and usually last between 1 and 4 hours. Then the sedative properties take over. Some strains have stronger energizing effects other strains, while some have more sedative effects than others. In general, red strains are more sedative and green (and white) are more energizing. But different strains even with the same leaf vein color have different effects and strengths than similar strains.
To make this simple, we have developed our ‘Effect Rating Scale’ and rated each strain we carry. We rate each strain for both it’s energizing properties and it’s sedative properties on a scale of 1 to 10. With 10 being the strongest possible effect, and 1 would be the weakest. Our method for rating consists of three things: our personal experience with our strains, our customer’s input and numeric rating, and the third is research.
We rate 5 aspects of each strain:
- Overall Shipment Quality — Describes how the current shipment of a particular strain compares to the current shipment of another strain, quality-wise.
- Grind — Describes whether the grind is fine, medium, or coarse