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The Best Kratom For Focus

Although most of the attention drawn towards kratom emphasizes its pain-relieving and sedative properties, in small doses, kratom can also act as a potent nootropic – helping to improve focus and mental clarity. 

Pair kratom’s “brain-boosting” benefits with its ability to combat fatigue and ease pain, and it’s easy to see why kratom has become favoured by those working strenuous jobs and long hours.

But, with so many kratom strains to choose from, which strains are best-served for those looking to stay focused? We were curious, too – so we examined over fifty kratom strains in the hopes of narrowing our options down.

Here’s what we found!


White Vietnam – High Voltage

For those that derive their focus from a state of high-energy, White Vietnam kratom seems like an obvious choice as a focus-boosting strain.

As user experience indicates, White Vietnam is the most stimulating kratom strain on this list, and it also boasts a slightly above-average duration.

However, for some, White Vietnam might prove to be overstimulating – leaving the user in an overly-energized state that could actually decrease focus.

As always, each user’s experience will vary, so some experimentation is warranted!

For those desiring a highly-energetic strain for focus, productivity, or to reduce fatigue, White Vietnam seems ideal.
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White Indo – Ease Pain, Boost Focus

Thought to be both mood-boosting and energizing, White Indo is a natural candidate for this list.

Packing an energetic “punch” with minimal sedation, White Indo also seems to demonstrate remarkable pain-relieving properties. If you find that bodily discomfort is distracting you from the task-at-hand, White Indo may be able to improve your focus by easing aches/pains and elevating your overall mood.

As the cherry-on-top, White Indo’s duration is purportedly above average, with the strain’s effects lasting up to 3-4 hours for a moderate dose!

White Indo may offer strong stimulation and provide more pain relief than other white kratom strains.
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White Borneo – The “Balanced” Option

Although White Borneo may lack the potency of other strains on this list, the strain’s subdued energetic nature makes it a fan-favourite amongst kratom users who are sensitive to more traditional stimulants.

Thought to be slightly more sedating than other white strains, some users have found that White Borneo provides an increase to focus and mood without the risk of anxiety or restlessness often associated with more powerful strains like White Vietnam.

Still, usage of White Borneo isn’t entirely risk-free.

Some users have reported that the strain has a tendency to cause nausea and dizziness at higher doses (5g+). However, you should be able to circumvent any stomach discomfort and reap the rewards of this extraordinary strain by keeping your dosage low (1-3g).

White Borneo may increase energy and mood without overstimulating the user.
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Green Malay – New Mood, New Me

Green Malay may have a low stimulation score of only 5.2 on paper – but don’t be fooled!

Unlike White Vietnam, this strain is a focus-boosting powerhouse that may improve mental clarity by primarily elevating one’s mood rather than their energy levels.

Currently holding an impressive 9.5 score for euphoria, Green Malay might be a solid choice for those who find that being in a good mood increases their productivity. Green Malay is also thought to be only minimally sedating – ensuring that your kratom experience is relatively “crash-free.”

Potentially mood-boosting and energetic, Green Malay's potency could be unmatched when compared to other strains of its kind.
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White Bali – Smooth Focus

Sporting a generally well-rounded nature, White Bali may imbue users with smooth energy that slowly becomes more sedating with time.

Like Green Malay and White Borneo, White Bali is thought to be only somewhat energizing. A less energetic may make it ideal for those seeking improved focus without becoming “wired” for hours – an often undesirable side effect of other stimulants such as caffeine.

However, White Bali’s duration of effects may be short-lived – potentially making other strains on this list more viable alternatives for long-lasting focus. That said, individual experience may vary.

With a seemingly energizing onset that gradually becomes sedating, White Bali may please those desiring the best of both worlds.
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Staying Productive With Kratom

While all of the kratom strains on this list are likely to improve one’s focus, it’s important to keep dosages low in order to maximize the focus-boosting potential of each. To stay productive, an ideal kratom dose might be around 1-3g.

Kratom is unique in that, at higher doses (5g+), it quickly becomes more sedating, lessening its value as a stimulant.  As such, finding your productivity “sweet spot” with kratom may take some experimentation – so some patience is warranted!

All subjectivity aside, we hope that this guide has been helpful! To read more about kratom’s wide range of applications, feel free to check out our other blog posts.



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