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 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.
Out of all great pain-relieving and sedating strains, Borneo has been our best kratom strain for sleep and insomnia for years.
Although there don’t seem to be any alkaloids with any kind of directly sleep-inducing activity, the strong anxiety and stress relief tend to create a state in which sleep comes naturally and easily.
Any strain from this region (with the exception of white borneos) tend to be very effective for insomnia.
We’ve had a few reports of of people who find that this strain inspires interesting dreams, but it seems to vary from person to person.
The difference in vein color in kratom can have a profound impact on the effects of the strain.
Below we’ll review the most common borneo varieties and give you a strong idea of what vein type is ideal for you, as well as the best place to buy it.
Red vein borneo is one of the top strains for pain relief, stress relief, relaxation, and sleep.
Though there are a few quality kratom suppliers, our top pick of all the best Borneo kratom vendors is Coastline.
Their Red Vein Borneo provides well above average pain relief, as well as notable anxiety and stress relief without having the excessive sedation that some other similar strains have.
Although we would call it an “afternoon strain” their variety’s milder sedation makes it great for daytime use as well.
Among the countless RVB varieties we’ve tried, this strains versatility and reliable potency which make it our top pick for 2018.
White vein borneo is the perfect strain for those looking for relaxation and mood lifting and a noticeable amount of energy.
Although it is typically the least popular of these three, it should never be overlooked.
This variety has a few remarkable qualities as it blends both stimulation and analgesia into a very natural feeling of clean energy, with some mild euphoria as well.
Although in the past we haven’t had a particular vendor recommendation for white borneo, we’ve finally found one that meets our quality standards — Happy Hippo’s Super White Vein Borneo.
This strain provides a both moderate pain relief and mild energy, making it a good everyday mood-boosting strain.
Green vein borneo is one of my absolute favorites. But I’m not alone: this strain is one of the most loved kratom strains, by new and experienced kratom users alike for it’s profound stress relieving, mood boosting and painkilling effects.
If you’re looking for where to buy a great green vein Borneo, I likewise suggest coastline’s GVB.
Similar to their RVB, their GVB is one of the best consumer-available varieties on the market.
It packs an extremely long-lasting pain relief and stress relief without being excessively sedating, in fact, in some cases it feels almost mildly stimulating.
We’ve been using this strain for years to make long and difficult workdays a little more bearable, and we can’t recommend it highly enough.
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.