Kratom Strains

Gold Bali: Pain Reliever & Appetite Booster

Gold Bali, also referred to as “Bali gold kratom,” is a unique and unusual kratom strain that has been gaining more and more attention in the kratom community.

Some users swear by gold kratom, and others claim it’s a marketing gimmick.

Written by Wade Paul
Last Updated 2 years ago

Wade Paul

Founder & Editor-In-Chief

Wade Paul is the founder and editor-in-chief at

What is Gold Bali Kratom?

As the name implies, Bali gold kratom is a strain with origins in the Bali region of Southeast Asia. The one-of-a-kind climate, nutrient-dense soil, and agricultural practices create distinct kratom strains with unique alkaloid profiles.

However, there’s little to no consistency between different vendors’ strains of Gold Bali kratom. There are two common definitions for “gold” kratom strains, and vendors aren’t typically clear on which they’re selling.

In addition to that, the two types of gold kratom usually have completely different sets of effects. Which makes it extremely difficult for users to be sure what the product’s effects will be.

Consistency in quality and effects is not something users typically find when ordering or purchasing “gold” kratom powder.

Some say gold kratom is created by man, while others suggest that Gold Bali is an actual red leaf strain with a central vein sporting a gold hue. Others state that Gold Bali is just Red Bali after going through a fermentation process.

Let’s quickly go over the two most common definitions of gold kratom:

1. “Sun-Dried” Gold Kratom

The more common definition of gold kratom is the result of sun-drying one of the three colors of kratom, which is most often red vein kratom.

Kratom advocates typically claim that sun-drying kratom will modify its alkaloid profile and effects. Specifically, it’s suggested to accelerate the breakdown of mitragynine and contains a much higher concentration of 7-hydroxymitragynine.

Some farmers use this sun-drying method, but there isn’t science behind it to prove that the information above is 100% accurate.

2. “Mixed” Gold Kratom

The other most common definition of gold kratom isn’t a treatment or process. It’s a combination of multiple kratom strains with the ultimate goal of achieving a particular set of effects.

With sun-dried gold kratom, you can expect the effects to be unpredictable and inconsistent. With mixtures of different types of kratom, the risk of inconsistency is even higher. The reason is that there’s not going to be any consistency between the different strains that are mixed to create this gold kratom.

These mixed varieties of kratom will be predominantly red-veined, which accounts for darker hues that appear golden when mixed with another green or white strain.

Some untrustworthy vendors have even been known to dye the powder, making it appear gold so they can sell it as such.

Regardless of how gold kratom strains are created or come about, you are bound to enjoy them. This is especially true with Gold Bali.

What Does Gold Bali Kratom Do?

Gold Bali is a mild strain of kratom that offers users smooth, balanced effects. Many people tend to enjoy this unique strain because it makes users feel mellow, sedated, and relaxed without being overwhelming.

Gold Bali Effect Index:

  • Energy: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ — Gold Bali is suggested to have high levels of mitragynine, which is responsible for stimulation. This strain is known to offer an energy boost, and as a result, can increase productivity levels.  
  • Mood: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ — Due to the high mitragynine content in Gold Bali, it may be able to trigger the release of dopamine and serotonin, which can induce feelings of happiness. If you‘re prone to mood swings, this strain is believed to be excellent at balancing out your mood and keeping you content throughout the day.
  • Pain Relief: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ — Many people report that Gold Bali can offer pain relief due to its sedating effects. It’s said that the alkaloids that are present in this strain act on the nervous system resulting in a reduced perception of pain.
  • Anxiety Relief: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ — Gold Bali is said to offer incredible anxiety relief. It’s highly praised for this effect, and many users claim it’s one of the only natural ways to combat their anxiety.
  • Sedation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐— Gold Bali Kratom has been suggested to have very good results when it comes to helping users sleep. In larger doses, it’s believed that Gold Bali helps your body and mind relax due to its ability to potentially reduce anxiety and stress, which can, in turn, help an individual fall asleep and stay asleep.

It’s important to note that kratom is not a cure or treatment for any diseases or health conditions, although many users report that Gold Bali does a great job at fighting off unwanted side effects.

1.   Pain Relieving Properties

Gold Bali is a good strain to turn to if you are having issues with physical aches and pains. Users claim it’s not only great for your typical everyday discomfort, but it does an excellent job at managing chronic pain as well.

2.   Appetite Boosting Properties

Gold Bali is highly recommended for anyone who has an issue with poor appetite. It’s much different from other strains, such as Thai strains, which will interfere with or decrease your appetite.

Unlike some other natural herbs, like marijuana, which induces what we all know as “the munchies,” Gold Bali will give you a controlled appetite boost to make you feel hungry and satiated after you’ve eaten. You won’t snack for extended periods or overeat.

3.   Anti-Anxiety Properties

Gold Bali can help users feel more social, confident, and open. If you find yourself shying away from situations that put you on the spot or avoiding discussion because of your anxiety, Gold Bali may be able to help.

Faced with social situations or events that you know will be difficult for you, a dose of Gold Bali may make you feel a bit more self-assured and capable of letting your personality shine through.

Gold Bali Kratom Dosage

Gold Bali kratom is considered to be a milder strain and is suitable for beginners and the more experienced alike.

Dosage suggestions for Gold Bali Kratom:

  • Energy boost – 1-3 grams
  • Concentration and calmness– 3-5 grams
  • Moderate to severe pain – 4-6 grams
  • Heavy sedation and relaxing effects – 5-10 grams

Different factors may also play a role in how your dose affects you. Bodyweight, method of ingestion, and whether you have eaten or not all make a difference.

Individuals on the heavier side will likely need a higher dose than someone who weighs less.

If you’re taking a dose on an empty stomach, the effects will be much stronger. Taking a dose of Gold Bali after you’ve eaten may result in underwhelming effects.

Using the toss and wash method of ingestion will likely yield quicker and stronger results compared to mixing your Gold Bali powder into baked goods such as cookies or brownies, for example.

Related: Can You Overdose on Kratom?

Side Effects of Gold Bali Kratom

As with any other strain, taking too high of a dose could potentially result in unwanted and uncomfortable side effects. Some of these undesirable side effects include:

  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling jittery or anxious
  • Hallucinations
  • Headache
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased urination
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Paranoia
  • Sedation

The more common side effects that users report feeling are nausea, headache, vomiting, dry mouth, or dizziness. The side effects mentioned above do not pose serious risks to your health, and medical attention is usually not necessary.

Being careful not to take too high of a dose is usually the best way to avoid these side effects. However, those with sensitive stomachs may find themselves a bit nauseous after ingesting their dose.

Also see: Does Kratom Cause Liver Damage?

Similar Kratom Strains

Gold Bali is particularly unique, although it does share some benefits with other varieties of kratom.

1.   Red Bali Kratom

Gold Bali is known for its analgesic, relaxing, and sedative properties. It produces uplifting, soothing, and calming effects, just like Red Bali.

It’s not incredibly surprising that the effects of Gold Bali are pretty much the same as Red Bali, especially when many regular kratom users suggest that it is just a fermented version.

2.   Gold Maeng Da Kratom

Many individuals who have experienced using Gold Maeng Da suggest that it can produce a balanced blend of pain relief, relaxation, and mild euphoria. The same goes for Gold Bali.

However, Gold Maeng Da tends to be more stimulating and more potent than Gold Bali.

3. Red Bentuangie Kratom

Red Bentuangie is suggested to be sedating and moderately euphoric while promoting relaxation and mood elevation. It can also be especially sedating and pain-relieving when taken in higher doses.

Gold Bali shares all of these benefits with Red Bentuangie; however, Red Bentuangie has a longer than average duration compared to Gold Bali.

Final Thoughts: Gold Bali Kratom

Whatever the mystery is behind Gold Bali, it seems to be an ideal strain for anyone. You can experience a little bit of everything with this special variety of kratom without the effects being over the top.

If you are looking for a relaxing, pain and anxiety-relieving strain of kratom, Gold Bali may just be the perfect option for you.

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