It’s been called the ultimate productivity hack, the perfect white vein and the best kratom for energy, but there is more than meets the eye when it comes to White Borneo Kratom. This Indonesian strain has swept the globe, racking up four-star reviews and botanical awards and, yet, so little has been said about its origins.
In today’s review, I seek to remedy this problem by giving you a deep dive into how White Borneo came to be and why it’s worthy of attention from even those who regards themselves as kratom connoisseurs.
WHAT IS WHITE BORNEO KRATOM?
As many of you already know, kratom is derived from the leaves of Mitragyna speciosa, an evergreen tree from Southeast Asia. Mitragyna speciosa leaf grows in a variety of vein colors including green, red and white vein.
The central veins of the Mitragyna speciosa leaf contains a wealth of indole alkaloids, each of which contribute to kratom’s profound aroma. The color of kratom vein determines the concentration of these alkaloids and the resulting effects of the same.
Since kratom comes from the coffee family of plants, it is naturally invigorating. But that’s not to say that kratom cannot be beneficial to those seeking restorative sleep. On the contrary, certain kratom strains are abundant in compounds which lead to calm, serenity and restfulness.
At the other end of the spectrum there are kratom cultivars that are more exhilarating in character, inducing attentiveness, sharpened focus and animation. White Borneo Kratom is one of these strains, a deeply elating herb that is renowned for instilling sensations of comfort and vitality.
White Borneo Kratom takes its name from the rugged Indonesian island in the Malay Archipelago. The lowland rain forests of the region are home to a clutch of old-grown M. speciosa trees, each of which are tended to by the native petani.
Unlike coffee, which is driven by its caffeine content, White Vein Borneo does not commonly cause jitters or nervousness at responsible dosages. This is why Borneo Kratom has been embraced by working professionals and athletes who seek a quick pick-me-up sans the dreaded caffeine crash.
It behooves me to mention that chronic use of White Borneo Kratom should be eschewed in favor of moderation, lest you develop tolerance, addiction or the potential for abuse. Chronic kratom usage may lead to a number of adverse effects including kidney and liver damage.
There is much that we have yet to learn about this remarkable plant and its effects. Thus far, there has been an insufficient amount of scientific inquiry into the mechanism of action of kratom and kratom toxicity, respectively.
Kratom use has been linked to hospitalizations and death in select individuals, particularly those suffering from preexisting health conditions. Shady kratom vendors have also failed, in the past, to properly test their batches for potential contaminants. Consequently, the FDA has not approved this substance for medicinal use.
Before we delve too deeply into the cons of White Borneo Kratom use, it is worth pointing out that users have found it to be advantageous in a variety of areas.
WHITE BORNEO EFFECTS – WHAT IS WHITE KRATOM USED FOR?
As I mentioned in my strains guide, most varieties of white vein kratom powder are more bracing and revitalizing than other strains. This is especially true of White Borneo Kratom, a cultivar that’s abundant in mitragynine.
Users who have brewed White Borneo report the following effects:
- Moderate invigoration
- Mild exhilaration
- Increased vitality
- Elevated awareness
- Sharpened focus
- Improved endurance
It is imperative that users manage their expectations when brewing kratom, as these effects will vary wildly from person to person. When it comes to dosing, White Borneo’s aroma depends largely on the individual’s diet and lifestyle.
There are several mitigating factors which contribute to a user’s experience, not least of which are body type, routine and herbal sensitivity. Seasoned users have suggested that brewing kratom on an empty stomach potentiates its effects, but first-timers are encouraged to eat a small meal prior to buying kratom.
WHITE BORNEO SIDE EFFECTS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
As with all substances of this kind, kratom may cause adverse effects in some users. The most commonly observed side effects include nausea, stomach cramp, dilated pupils, headache, diarrhea or vomiting.
More acute adverse effects have been observed at larger dosages. They include any of the following:
- Skin discoloration
- Muscle weakness
- Elevated heart rate
- Liver damage
For the best results, users should always avoid large or chronic dosage, as both may potentiate undesirable effects. Chronic kratom use may result in seizure, coma or even liver failure.
WHITE BORNEO KRATOM VS MAENG DA
As one of the strongest strains on the market, the comparisons between White Borneo Kratom and Maeng Da were bound to be drawn. However, there are some marked differences between them, all of which should be considered prior to brewing.
Maeng Da is arguably the most potent plain leaf strain available, but its effects are decidedly disparate from those of White Borneo and other white vein kratom powder.
Like Borneo, Maeng Da contains a substantial amount of mitragynine, but Maeng Da Kratom contains higher concentrations of the terpenoid indole alkaloid 7-hydroxymitragynine. This makes it far more relieving and tranquil than its Borneo counterpart.
Alternately, White Borneo Kratom is primarily known for its moderate invigoration, something that is less pronounced in Maeng Da strains.
WHITE BORNEO KRATOM DOSAGE – HOW TO TAKE THIS STRAIN
Since kratom is not approved as a natural supplement, no formal recommendations can be made about usage. Most trusted vendors readily admit that it is offered strictly for research purposes only.
That being said, many experienced users have pointed to the following measurements as a responsible dosage range. It is worth mentioning that White Borneo Kratom is more efficacious in smaller dosages than other common strains.
- Threshold – 1.5 to 2 grams
- Low – 2.5 to 3.5 grams
- Moderate – 4 to 6 grams
- High – 6 to 8 grams
Even the most jaded “old hat” will grudgingly accept that dosages in excess of eight grams are irresponsible. Those who take nine grams or more risk their health and well-being.
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT THIS STRAIN?
White Borneo Kratom Reddit posts are varied and rich with many users calling it awesome, “clean” and effective. One first-time user said, “I have to say I’m impressed. Took three grams and felt the effects in 20 minutes. The feeling was the most clean energized feeling I’ve ever had. Now it’s about an hour in and the only thing I keep thinking is I should have tried this stuff sooner.”
Another user called it a “new favorite,” a sentiment that was echoed by others in the online kratom forum communities.
For those with a desire to feel feisty while getting fit, White Borneo Kratom might be your ticket to ride. Just don’t brew too much or you’ll be gambling with more than money. Be safe, be smart and be well.