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Comparing Yellow Thai vs. Yellow Indo Kratom: Benefits, Effects and Dosage

With kratom’s rising popularity, Yellow Thai and Yellow Indo have become famous yellow vein strains, each with unique traits and intriguing options. As a beginner, understanding their similarities and differences can help you choose which suits you best. In this Yellow Thai and Indo stand-off, we’ll explore each variant’s potential effects, benefits, common adverse effects, and dosage tips.

Understanding Yellow Thai

Originating in Thailand’s lush forests, the Thai kratom strain has become a staple in the West, with many popular online sellers carrying different color varieties of the strain. Mitragyna Speciosa (kratom) was banned in Thailand up until 2021, so varieties of the Thai strain were brought to Indonesia for cultivation.

The Thai strain has three vein colors, Red, Green, and White, all coming from the same strain but with different vein and stem colors that result from the time of harvest. White Thai leaves are harvested sooner, while Red Thai is harvested at the latest, and Green Thai is harvested in the middle. It is believed that the Thai vein color changes the levels of alkaloids slightly, and there are over 35 believed to be in the variants. The two most prominent alkaloids in the Thai color varieties are mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine.



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Yellow Thai is not a vein color but a blend of multiple colors. Two or more of the Thai color varieties are blended to create Yellow. Most commonly, all three vein colors are added; however, some vendors only blend Red and Green Thai or Red and White Thai. There is no set formula or recipe for Yellow kratom, and it gets the name yellow for the light yellowish tint in the finished powder when milled.

Yellow Thai is most prized for its uplifting yet calming potential, which may aid clearer thinking and improved focus. In addition to this, Yellow Thai is known to potentially promote relaxation and positive feelings of well-being in some.

Common Yellow Thai Benefits

  • Might promote relaxation and tranquility
  • Might enhance mood and feelings of well-being
  • May deliver an energy and mental alertness lift
  • Might heighten focus and concentration
  • May increase sociability and social confidence

Yellow Thai Dosage

Mild DoseModerate DoseNot Recommended
1 to 2 grams - Effects may include subtle mood enhancement and increased alertness.
2 to 4 grams - Effects may include enhanced energy levels and improved focus.
3 to 6 grams - Avoid doses exceeding 4 grams, especially for beginners. Effects may be too intense and could lead to discomfort or undesirable side effects.

Understanding Yellow Indo

Meanwhile, Yellow Indo traces back to Indonesia, where it was first discovered. It is considered a staple strain that has been around for a long time and is well-known (but not as popular as Maeng Da, Bali and Borneo).

Like with Yellow Thai, Yellow Indo is a blend of either Red, White and Green Indo or just Red Indo with White or Green Indo. No set definite formula exists, and vendors may mix differently, but the yellow comes for the faint yellowish tinge commonly seen with the power, which is likely the result of red and white powders mixing.

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The two most prominent alkaloids in Yellow Indo, like all kratom strains, are mitragynine and 7-hydroxmitragynine however over 3 dozen other alkaloids may exist such as mitraciliatine, ajmalicine and speciogynine. It is believed that Yellow Indo may provide a fuller range of alkaloids due to the mixing of the color varieties. Yellow Indo also differs from Gold Indo in the fact that it is not blended and then fermented.

Notable Yellow Indo effects include potential balanced calming and stimulating qualities. It may also aid relaxation while lifting mood. The yellow blend may be more suited for beginners since its effects are notable yet gentle, allowing the body to adapt slowly. However, benefits and duration may be shorter-lasting than some other other yellows.

Common Yellow Indo Benefits

  • It might induce mind and body calming
  • May provide gentle relief from discomfort/tension
  • Can support balanced emotions
  • Might deliver an energy boost
  • May enhance inner peace and serenity
  • Could promote general well-being and vitality

Yellow Thai Dosages

Mild DoseModerate DoseNot Recommended
1 to 2 grams - Effects may include mild relaxation and a sense of calmness.3 to 5 grams - Effects may include gentle relief from tension and a balanced emotional state.6 to 8 grams - Uncomfortable or excessively calming effects are possible.

Common Adverse Effects of Yellow Kratom

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Dry mouth
  • Eye Wobbles
  • Vertigo
  • Mood disturbances
  • Sweating
  • Constipation
  • Increased urination
  • Appetite changes
  • Jitters or tremors
  • Sweating
  • Digestive issues
  • Blood pressure/heart rate changes

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Although the above is a list of common adverse effects seen in yellow strains like Indo and Thai, serious and rare adverse effects need to be considered. Even though they are rare, serious adverse effects could affect some people. It is unclear all the exact risk factors for this but some known ones are mixing kratom with certain medications and drugs and also those with existing health conditions. For these reasons, always consult a doctor before starting kratom and keep your dosage low if you do get clearance from a medical professional.

Monitoring effects and reactions and reporting them to a medical professional is important. Also, yellow kratom and all kratom may be habit-forming, meaning it can lead to tolerance to the effects, causing someone to potentially use more and then have a hard time quitting. Those who do quite after repeated daily use over long periods of time may experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.

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