Bali kratom is one of the many forms of the plant Mitragyna speciosa, commonly known as kratom. Bali kratom was one of the first widely available types of kratom and has remained popular since.
As its namesake suggests, Bali kratom is thought to be indigenous to the Indonesian island in Southeast Asia. Now, many types of Bali kratom are commonly sold by kratom retailers across the globe. Bali kratom has been used by both beginner and seasoned kratom users in both capsule and tea form. Additionally, you can get Bali kratom in different strains depending on your desired effect.
Bali Kratom Effects
The effects of kratom can vary from user to user based on a variety of factors, pertaining to both your lifestyle and physical health. Some of the effects kratom users have reported feeling include:
- Boosted energy
- Relief from physical discomfort
- Reduced feelings of unease
- Support for a relaxed mentality
- Recreational enjoyment
Bali kratom specifically has been reported to have an enhanced soothing effect on physical or emotional distress. Depending on the strain of Bali kratom, users may feel boosted levels of energy, though Bali kratom is typically associated with the sedative side of kratom’s known effects.
Negative Effects of Bali Kratom
While kratom is a naturally-occurring substance, it is not currently regulated by the FDA, and there are currently no outstanding clinical trials surrounding its medicinal applications. This doesn’t mean that kratom isn’t beneficial to individual users. What it does mean is that kratom side effects can vary, and may include:
- Dry mouth
- Loss of appetite
- Reduction or loss of libido
- Heart palpitations
If you have a pre-existing condition, you should consult with your healthcare provider about taking kratom to properly address any side-effects should they occur. If you experience any or all of these side-effects for an extended period of time, you should seek medical guidance.
Bali Kratom Strains
Strains of kratom are typically defined by two factors — the type of kratom leaf and the region where the kratom is grown. Kratom leaves come in green, yellow, red, and white, strains and each of these types has different intended effects or “speeds.” In the case of Bali kratom, because it is already region-specific, variation in “speed” and effects will come from the vein color in the leaves. Bali kratom can currently be found in the following strains:
- Green Bali Kratom: This type is considered a “slower” strain when compared to most kratom, though it is “faster” than red Bali strains.
- Red Bali Kratom: This type is considered the “slowest” Bali strain, and is considered a standard choice in seasoned users’ strain rotations.
- Yellow Bali Kratom: This type has been reported to be the most stimulating, “fastest” type of Bali kratom.
Bali Kratom Dosage
Managing your kratom dosage is an incredibly important part of being a responsible user. Dosage may vary from person to person based on age, weight, sex, and tolerance. Different strains of kratom may also work at a different “speed” than others, meaning that it may take longer to notice the desired effect. Effects may be felt differently and last for varying amounts of time depending on the strain and dose. These are some dosage estimates for beginners based on sex and weight:
- Below 125 lbs: 0.25 – 0.50 grams
- 125 lbs to 160 lbs: 0.50 – 0.75 grams
- Over 160 lbs: 0.75 to 1 grams
- Below 150 lbs: 0.75 to 1.5 grams
- 150 lbs to 210 lbs: 1.5 to 2.25 grams
- Over 210 lbs: 2.25 to 3 grams
It’s important to follow recommended serving size guides because kratom is not regulated by the FDA. A study by Johns Hopkins found that few participants showed signs of moderate or severe substance use disorder when using kratom. However, it’s important to note that long-term use of kratom may produce some withdrawal symptoms once users attempt to quit using it altogether. Because Bali kratom is considered a “slower” strain, its effects may be milder. Therefore, it is especially important to be vigilant about your dosage when starting Bali kratom to avoid any unnecessary risks.
Considerations Before Taking Bali Kratom
Regardless of strain, kratom is not FDA approved. This means kratom is treated the same as other herbal supplements or botanicals, and has not been approved for any therapeutic uses. Some kratom vendors are taking regulation into their own hands, by joining programs like The American Kratom Association’s Good Manufacturing Practices program, so they can ensure that their consumers are getting a quality product. Ensuring product quality is just one of the considerations you should make before using kratom. Other considerations include:
If you decide to use Bali kratom or any other type of kratom, remember to follow recommended serving size instructions, and consider any negative scenarios. Learning more about kratom and becoming an informed consumer can help you make safer decisions for both your physical and emotional health. If you experience any prolonged negative side effects while taking any form of kratom, you may want to pause your usage and consult a healthcare professional before going forward.