Updated: Oct 24, 2019
When it comes to pain relief and relaxation, few strains are more effective than a good Borneo.
Below, you’ll get a strong understanding of the powerful effects of this strain, as well as the differences between vein types and suppliers.
Whether you want a good red borneo for pain and stress-relief, or a white for calm energy, we’ll give you the information to pick the best leaf for yourself.
You may be asking yourself, “Why should I get a Borneo strain?”
In short: potency.
Although Borneo’s unique alkaloid combination tends to make it rather sedating, it also makes it one of the most medicinally powerful kratom strains available.
In terms of pain relief, stress/anxiety relief, insomnia relief and mood boosting ability, very few strains can compete with a well-grown Borneo.
Living with pain is — to be blunt — terrible.
There are few things more debilitating than that sense of urgent, nagging pain tainting your everyday thoughts and experience.
Luckily, pain relief is one of the areas where borneo is not only extremely effective, but carries with it some other great secondary effects.
The pain relief from green and red borneo strains is far more potent than the vast majority of strains on the market; we’ve lost count of the number of pain disorders that people have told us they have successfully bought and used these borneo strains for.
To give you a better sense of the difference between Borneo and other top pain relieving strains (Bali and Indo), you should be aware know that Borneos are typically slightly more sedating and stress/anxiety relieving than Indo and Bali strains.
And as a plus, borneo strains generally have less side-effects, such as wobbles or foggy-headedness, than their cousin strains.
Anxiety and Stress Relief
Anxiety and stress relief is an area where Borneo strains are unparalleled.
Because of their unique low-end alkaloid profile, these strains tend to be remarkable for stress and anxiety relief.
Over our time in the kratom industry, we’ve had many users report them to be as effective as prescription anti-anxiety medication without the awful side effects of memory loss, brain fog, lack of coordination, etc.
A large portion of users find red and green borneos to be most effective for this purpose, likely due to the lack of more stimulating alkaloids commonly found in white-vein varieties.
A common misconception is that Borneo is a small, sparse island, when in actuality, it is quite the opposite, as it encompasses over 287,000 square miles of space, and a large portion of that is humid tropical jungle, and the kratom which grows here reflects these unique circumstances.
Because of the vast size of the island, it is home to differing climates and weather conditions, making its kratom strains fairly diverse compared to many other regions.
Kratom has been used medicinally in this area for thousands of years, but it has increased dramatically over the past decade due to increased demand from the west, increasing competition and leading many kratom farmers to extreme lengths to find the best leaf.
In fact, the vast majority of this island’s kratom is wildcrafted — still harvested directly from wild mature trees, which populate the area.
Although Borneo strains can vary depending on the region and type, they share many common characteristics which keep them in such high demand.
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