I'm Ready to Buy Kratom - But Where Do I Start? Choosing the Best Kratom Strain
What is the Best Kratom Strain for Me?
Out of all the strains to choose from - here's a guide to narrow down your options
Happy Hippo Fulfillment Room 2020
Before getting hired by Happy Hippo, I did what every person should do before an interview; I researched the company.
I looked up the website and started looking at what the company was selling.
This process was - to say the least - intimidating.
Not only had I never tried Kratom before - but I had no idea there were so many varieties of this product. I saw how each strain had a name assigned by Happy Hippo, and another name attached describing what leaf it was. (i.e. Rockstar Hippo vs. White Maeng Da)
I immediately thought to myself, “If I were to buy some of this right now, I have no idea what I would even get!”
To better explain the website to newbies, our Kratom is broken down into 3 speeds
Slow, Moderate, and Fast!
Fast strains are normally the best for productivity, pro-social mindset, energy, and encouraging a vibrant lifestyle.
Slow strains are better for encouraging a sense of well-being, temporary reduction in general discomfort, and restful sleep.
Moderate strains provide a balanced effect between Slow and Fast strains.
Tip #1: We have a special “Strains Chart” on the website - this tells you exactly how fast a fast strain is, or how slow a slow strain is depending on where it lands on the diagram (this does not include seasonal strains)
Click here to view ----> Kratom Effects Chart
Once you contemplate over which speed you would like, you are granted with even more options to choose from within that speed category.
The first part of each strain name is usually a color; Red, White, Green, Gold, etc.
This is what color the leaf was when the plant was harvested
- Red strains are typically the strain to give more relaxation feelings or calming effects
- Green strains give more of a ‘clear-headed’ feeling of focus
- White strains are usually better for energy and motivation to do tasks that you’ve put off for awhile
- Yellow and Gold leaves are known for elevating your mood more than the other strains
Most strains provide more than one, if not all, of these same effects within each other; some effects are just more noticeable with a particular color
After the color then comes the second part of the name; Maeng Da, Bali, Malay, etc.
This is based on where the plant was grown and harvested
Oddly enough - where the plant is grown can have a pretty substantial effect on how the leaf resonates
Maeng Da and Thai strains usually lie in the Fast category
Indo strains are more commonly Moderate strains
Borneo, Viet, Bali, Hulu, and Sumatras are all more likely to be Slow leafs
When deciding what strain to pick at that point, it is important to open each strain and read the product page given
In the product page, we give a brief description of each strain, based on compiled reviews from our very own Hippo Employees.
The description of each strain will never claim to cure/aid your medical problems - this is because Happy Hippo (and any other Kratom vendor in general) cannot make any medical claims
Kratom is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition
Tip #2: There is no such thing as the “best strain”. Every single strain resonates differently with each customer and the perfect strain for Jane may be a terrible strain for John!
Boost your Kratom Experience - Finding the “Sweet Spot”
Every customer will go through trial and error when trying a new strain
This process usually starts with them trying way too much in their first dose, getting an upset stomach, and throwing that strain out altogether
Something important for our Hippos to understand is, with Kratom, more is not better
The process can also go the other way; the customer does not dose enough causing them “not to feel anything” so they omit the strain as well
This is where the SWEET SPOT comes in! Every customer’s sweet spot is going to be at a different point on the dosage scale, and it may take a little experimenting to figure out where that is
Our Kratom serving sizes are as follows
- Lady Hippos:
Below 125: [0.25-0.50 Gram]
125-160: [0.50-0.75 Gram]
Above 160 lbs: [0.75-1.00 Gram]
- Gentlemen Hippos:
Below 150 lbs: [0.75-1.5 Gram]
150-210 lbs: [1.5-2.25 Gram]
Above 210 lbs: [2.25-3.0 Gram]
These serving-sizes are fairly low - but it is better to start ‘too low’ than ‘too much’
Tip #3: Keeping a Kratom Log is very beneficial in finding your Sweet Spot: Log how much you took, when you took it, what you felt from it, etc. and keep increasing your serving size slowly until you feel just right!
In conclusion, you are probably not going to order the absolute best strain your first time around - so don’t stress yourself out too much
Kratom is like coffee or wine - it takes a bit of experimentation to figure out what the best variety is
Our Newbie’s tab on the website is a good place to start, where you can order different types of Kratom in one pack!
Check out that page here ----> Kratom Sample Packs