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What Is Yellow Borneo Kratom? Benefits, Dosage, & Where to Buy

Hailing from the rich, tropical jungles on the island of Borneo, Yellow Borneo Kratom is a very well-rounded kratom strain. It’s capable of providing both stimulating and sedating effects — although the sedative action is much more pronounced.

This article will explain how this type of kratom can provide these seemingly contradictory effects. We’ll also provide some tips on dosage to ensure that you get the experience you desire.

Written by Wade Paul
Last Updated 2 years ago

Wade Paul

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

What Is Yellow Borneo Kratom?

Yellow Borneo Kratom is a strain of kratom grown in Borneo.

The yellow color doesn’t actually reflect the color of the product itself. Kratom colors are a sort of labeling system that describes what effects you’ll experience when using the strain.

Yellow kratom strains are a lot less common than the ‘standard’ kratom strains (red, green, and white). They tend to provide a balance of both stimulating and sedating effects. However, they are almost universally acknowledged as being somewhat less potent than any of the standard strains.

Nonetheless, the fact that Yellow Borneo Kratom can provide such a good blend of stimulation and sedation in the same dosage makes it the preferred option for many people.

Yellow Borneo Kratom is made by drying or fermenting the white kratom leaves for a bit longer. Some growers prepare Yellow Borneo Kratom similarly to their red strains, which are fermented in the sun for three days. However, yellow strains are instead fermented for only two days.

This fermentation process converts some of the stimulating alkaloids into sedating alkaloids. Some growers will then add some white kratom into the mix to provide additional stimulation.

The end result is a strain of kratom that is unique in its effects. The first part of the experience will be energizing, although you’ll experience an undercurrent of sedation that grows stronger as the stimulation wears off.

Learn More About Fermented Kratom Here.

What Does Yellow Borneo Kratom Do?

Yellow Borneo Kratom produces an interesting balance of stimulation and sedation. These conflicting effects produce an experience that can help people interested in both boosting their energy and finding relief.

However, this cross-mix of effects comes at a cost. Yellow Borneo Kratom might be able to both stimulate and relax you, but it tends to do both of these to a lesser degree than you would find with another strain. If you’re looking solely for relief, a red strain will be more useful. If you want to remain hyper-vigilant and focused, a white strain might be better.

However, anyone interested in boosting their energy while managing their anxiety, or enhancing focus while keeping their pain in check, will enjoy the effects of Yellow Borneo Kratom.

Here’s a quick outline of the effects, with a more detailed explanation below:

  • Energy: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ — Yellow Borneo Kratom is fairly stimulating at first.
  • Mood: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ — Yellow Borneo Kratom can boost your mood.
  • Anxiety Relief: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ — Yellow Borneo Kratom helps reduce anxiety.
  • Pain Relief: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ — Yellow Borneo Kratom is decent for relieving pain.
  • Sedation: ⭐️⭐️ — Yellow Borneo Kratom can lead to sedation in high doses.

1. Boosts Energy

Yellow Borneo Kratom isn’t going to be as stimulating as a white strain, but it’s still able to pack a punch when it comes to energy. This effect is generally more noticeable at low-to-mid range doses.

One of the benefits of using Yellow Borneo Kratom is that it can help improve your energy levels without aggravating your anxiety or causing insomnia. Unless you take it right before bed, you should be able to get to sleep afterward.

Learn More: The energizing effects of low-dose kratom.

2. Offers Anxiety Relief

Again, Yellow Borneo Kratom isn’t the best for relieving anxiety, but it’s a lot better than a white strain would be. As far as strains that produce stimulation go, Yellow Borneo is pretty high up in terms of anxiety relief.

However, if you’re struggling with serious anxiety, you might want to opt for a more sedating strain like Red Borneo. These strains are more likely to cause sedation, but they’re better at keeping anxiety in check.

Related: The Best Kratom Dosage & Strain for Managing Anxiety.

3. Offers Pain Relief

Yellow Borneo Kratom is a good strain for people who want to manage pain but don’t want to get overwhelmed by the sedation typically associated with red strains. Yellow Borneo might not be as powerful of a pain reliever, but its varied properties make it useful for multiple purposes.

Learn More: Can kratom alleviate chronic pain?

4. Mood-Supportive

Yellow Borneo Kratom is a good option for people who want to balance negative emotional states such as anxiety, stress, or depression. It’s not as great of an antidepressant as some other strains.

On the other hand, Yellow Borneo can cause a temporary mood boost. It’s not going to floor you like the euphoric potential of something like Green Malay, but it’s definitely a noticeable effect.

Learn more: How kratom supports mood & anxiety.

What’s the Dose of Yellow Borneo Kratom?

The dosage of Yellow Borneo Kratom that you take will largely determine the effects that you experience. Lower doses produce more stimulation, and higher doses are better for sedation.

Here’s a brief outline of what you can expect from each kratom dose:

Low Dose: 1 to 3 Grams

(For Energy & Mood)

At this dosage range, you’ll be able to take more advantage of the stimulating benefits of Yellow Borneo Kratom. You might still be able to enjoy some relaxation towards the end of your burn.

Medium Dose: 3 to 5 Grams

(For Anxiety Relief, Energy, & Relaxation)

At the medium dose range, you can expect to enjoy the full benefits of Yellow Borneo Kratom. The burn will likely start off with a burst of energy coupled with anxiety relief. As the experience goes on, this will fade into relaxation and perhaps even sedation at the upper range.

High Dose: 5 to 8 Grams

(For Pain Relief & Sedation)

At the higher dosage range, you’ll probably override most of the stimulating benefits of Yellow Borneo Kratom. You can expect the experience to start off relaxing and stay that way. Higher doses are best for pain and anxiety relief.

Note: Because of its ability to produce both stimulation and sedation, it’s particularly important to be cautious about your dose when you’re using Yellow Borneo Kratom. The effects can vary quite significantly.

Side Effects of Yellow Borneo Kratom

Any type of kratom can cause side effects, but Yellow Borneo Kratom is more likely to cause certain side effects than other strains. Be cautious about the following:

The Kratom Wobbles

Sedating strains are much more likely to cause people to experience ‘the wobbles.’

The wobbles are a kratom-specific side effect that can be considered something like the polar opposite of the jittery feeling that you get from overstimulating yourself on too much caffeine. Instead of being marked by overstimulation, the wobbles are more akin to oversedation.

When you take too much Yellow Borneo Kratom, the wobbles can manifest as dizziness, nausea, and vertigo. The symptoms can usually be managed by lying down for a while, at which point you will find yourself highly sedated.


If you’re hoping to find a kratom strain to use during the day, Yellow Borneo might be useful at low doses. However, if you take a high dose, you’ll probably find that the sedative effects overpower anything else. This might make it hard to accomplish your daily tasks.

Similar Kratom Strains

Yellow Borneo Kratom isn’t for everyone. If you don’t think that this strain is perfect for you, check out some of these other options. We will focus on other strains hailing from Borneo.

1. Green Borneo Kratom

Green Borneo Kratom is another strain that strikes a fine balance between stimulation and sedation. However, Green Borneo Kratom is a product made from kratom leaves that have not been processed or fermented.

The effects are quite similar. Green Borneo Kratom can boost your mood, provide energy, and help you manage anxiety. However, it’s generally understood to be more stimulating, although high doses can lead to sedation and relaxation towards the end of the experience.

2. White Borneo Kratom

If you’re looking exclusively for stimulation and focus, then White Borneo Kratom is probably going to be a better option for you. Don’t expect to experience any relaxation or sedation from this white strain, though. The experience will be energizing through and through.

3. Red Borneo Kratom

Red Borneo Kratom is a great strain for anybody interested in managing their pain or anxiety. This strain is notable for being highly sedating. You won’t get much of an energizing buzz, except perhaps if you take an extremely low dose. Even then,  you can expect that you’ll have a very relaxing burn.

Final Thoughts: A Well-Rounded Kratom Strain

Yellow Borneo Kratom is a good strain that can provide the full range of kratom’s effects. It can be stimulating, sedating, and can help reduce pain and anxiety.

However, even though it can provide all of these different benefits, it does not necessarily excel in any one area. If you’re looking for a specific benefit rather than a well-rounded strain of kratom, you may want to try out one of the related strains we’ve recommended.