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What Is Yellow Thai Kratom? Effects, Dosage, Safety & More

Yellow Thai Kratom is a popular strain of the Mitragyna speciosa plant, generally known as kratom.

As the name implies, this kratom strain is harvested in Thailand, where the locals often use it for pain relief and relaxation.

This article will explore Yellow Thai Kratom and its many benefits. You’ll be able to learn for yourself what this fantastic plant is capable of.

Written by Nigel Ford
Last Updated 2 years ago

Nigel Ford

Medical Herbalist

Nigel is a certified herbalist, avid kratom user, and one of the leading members of our Kratom Vendor Review Board. 

What Is Yellow Thai Kratom?

As the name suggests, Yellow Thai kratom hails from Thailand. Here, lush jungles support the growth of strong, healthy kratom trees that produce alkaloid-rich leaves.

These plants are classified as yellow vein kratom, which is best known for its effects on cognition and mood. The Thai cultivar is particularly mellow in terms of mood — producing a subtle sense of euphoria and a feeling of being “at ease” with your current state of existence.

All Thai strains are great for people seeking to use kratom to help with mood and anxiety. The yellow strain is particularly energizing and has profound euphoric effects lasting 1–2 hours in the higher dosage range.

What is Yellow Vein Kratom?

Different kratom strains are usually categorized in terms of their effects. Their effects are generally summarized in the color used to describe the strain.

It takes a little while to get used to, but once you’re familiar with the different meanings of the colors, you can identify whether or not a strain will be useful for you.

Red vein strains are the strongest in terms of sedation, green strains are a fine balance of stimulation and relaxation, and white strains are exclusively stimulating.

Yellow vein kratom strains are generally on the sedating end of the spectrum. They lie somewhere between the effects of green kratom and red kratom.

This is believed to be a result of the fermentation process that kratom undergoes once it has been harvested.

Most of the chemical changes that produce differences in the effects of kratom strains happen as a result of processing.

Once kratom is harvested, it’s either set to dry immediately (this leads to green strains) or fermented (to get yellow and red strains), or mixed with ‘bones’ (to get white strains).

Since this article is focusing on Yellow Thai kratom, we’ll keep our discussion to this specific fermentation process. By leaving kratom to sit in the sun, many of the alkaloids change.

The most important conversion that researchers have identified is the conversion of mitragynine into 7-OH-mitragynine.

Mitragynine is principally a stimulating alkaloid. There’s a lot of it in green and white strains, which is why they’re known to be sedating. When kratom goes through the fermentation process, mitragynine converts into the more sedating and analgesic compound, 7-OH-mitragynine.

Yellow strains are generally left to sit for two days. This allows for a good portion of the conversion to complete. Red strains, in comparison, are left to sit for three days which allows for them to become more sedating.

Yellow strains are also often mixed with a bit of white kratom. This allows for extra stimulation. This makes Yellow Thai Kratom a good option for people who are interested in the sedating benefits of kratom but who need to remain alert or somewhat active.

Yellow Thai Kratom Effects

Each strain of kratom has different effects. This is because of the complicated interaction between the many alkaloids present in the plant.

We’ve already discussed two of the major alkaloids, mitragynine, and 7-OH-mitragynine. There are, however, many more alkaloids. Different kratom trees grown in different regions may have different amounts of each of these alkaloids.

The unique alkaloid profile of Yellow Thai Kratom allows for it to have a number of benefits.

Related: What Does Kratom Feel Like?

Here are a few examples of what you can expect from this strain:

  • Energy: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ — Yellow Thai kratom isn’t generally used for energy, but it won’t put you out as quickly as a red strain.
  • Mood: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ — Yellow Thai Kratom can boost mood.
  • Pain Relief: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ — Yellow Thai Kratom is good at relieving pain.
  • Anxiety Relief: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ — Yellow Thai Kratom is good for fighting anxiety.
  • Sedation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ — Yellow Thai Kratom can bring profound relaxation.

Here’s a more in-depth explanation as to why Yellow Thai Kratom excels in certain ways.

Yellow Thai Kratom For Anxiety

Yellow Thai Kratom is one of the best strains for managing anxiety. This is because its unique alkaloid profile allows it the interesting benefit of providing anxiety relief without full-on sedation.

Red strains are generally acknowledged to provide the most relief from anxiety. However, in doing this, they also provide relief from many other forms of discomfort (both mental and physical).

Red strains are strongly sedating, and alongside anxiety relief, you’ll probably find yourself feeling sleepy or lethargic.

This isn’t always the case. Some people can use low doses of red strains and remain active.

However, since Yellow Thai is more stimulating than red strains, it could potentially be useful in a wider variety of situations.

Take, for example, social anxiety. If you’re hoping to socialize, give a presentation, or have to interact with people at work or university — you don’t want to take a strain that’s going to make you feel sleepy.

Yellow Thai Kratom can provide both — a release from anxiety while also giving you a gentle boost in energy.

Yellow Thai Kratom For Pain

Yellow Thai Kratom is also another fantastic kratom strain to help manage pain.

Just as with anxiety relief, red strains are generally considered the strongest painkillers. However, not everyone needs a full-on sedative painkiller. If you’re trying to manage pain while remaining active and functional, Yellow Thai Kratom may be one of the best strains for you.

The high concentration of painkilling alkaloids, combined with a fine balance of stimulating alkaloids, means that Yellow Thai Kratom can help you manage your pain without sending you straight to the couch.

Yellow Thai Kratom For Mood

Yellow Thai Kratom can improve your mood in a couple of different ways.

The first way is a result of the way that Yellow Thai Kratom affects certain neurotransmitters in your brain. Kratom works on a number of different receptor sites, but some of its most significant action is on the dopamine system.

Anything that boosts your dopamine levels will also lead to a boost in mood. Yellow Thai Kratom isn’t necessarily the most euphoric strain of kratom, but it can certainly produce a significant boost in mood.

Yellow Thai Kratom also boosts mood thanks to its sedative and pain-killing effects. It’s a very useful tool for helping to briefly manage negative or unwanted emotions like anxiety, depression, fear, etc.

Yellow Thai Kratom can be a good help for anyone who finds that they’re paralyzed with mental or emotional health issues. It can help you get back on your feet and make the right lifestyle changes to eliminate these problems for good.

Yellow Thai Kratom Dosage

Yellow Thai Kratom can produce a variety of different effects depending on the amount that you take.

Generally, lower doses will produce more stimulation, and higher doses will produce more relaxation. However, because of the strong sedative properties of Yellow Thai Kratom, even the lower doses will generally lead to relaxation at some point.

Here’s a quick outline of the dosage range of Yellow Thai Kratom.

1. Light Dose for Mild Stimulation & Mood

(1–3 grams)

At this dosage range, the sedative properties of Yellow Thai Kratom won’t hit you full force. You may get a mild energy and mood boost followed by some relaxation. This dose can also target mild-to-moderate anxiety.

2. Mid-Range Dose for Anxiety Relief & Relaxation

(1–5 grams)

This dosage range will bring on a bit more of the sedative properties of Yellow Thai Kratom. You might not be fully sedated, but you’ll certainly notice an increase in relaxation and a decrease in stress or anxiety.

3. High Dose for Pain Relief & Sedation

(5–8 grams)

If you’re looking to fight pain, get to bed, or relieve yourself from more difficult anxieties, a high dose will do the trick. Remember to avoid getting in the habit of taking high doses on a daily basis to avoid developing tolerance.

Related: Can You Overdose on Kratom?

Yellow Thai Kratom Side Effects & Precautions

Kratom is a powerful plant, and powerful plants can cause some side effects. It’s important to remain aware of these side effects and risks before diving head-on into your kratom usage.

Here’s a quick outline of general kratom side effects.

You can experience these issues from any type of kratom, including Yellow Thai:

  • The ‘wobbles’ is an unpleasant side effect marked by dizziness and over-sedation
  • Dehydration
  • Digestive issues (nausea, vomiting, constipation)
  • Frequent urination
  • Sleepiness
  • Brain fog and confusion
  • Changes in mood, irritability

Also see: How Long Should I Wait Between Kratom Doses?

Similar Kratom Strains

If you don’t think that Yellow Thai Kratom is the perfect strain for you, don’t worry. Here are a few similar strains that can produce similar effects:

1. Green Thai Kratom

Green Thai Kratom is another strain that is harvested in Thailand. The alkaloid profile is quite similar. However, the leaves of Green Thai Kratom are not fermented in the same way as they are in Yellow Thai.

The result is a kratom strain that is somewhat more stimulating. You won’t find as much relaxation with Green Thai, but you’ll be able to focus and boost your energy levels much easier.

2. Red Thai Kratom

Red Thai Kratom is the red version of Thai kratom. As such, you can expect that it will be a much more sedating variety of kratom. If you’re looking for full-on sedation and you prefer strains grown in Thailand, then this might be a good option for you.

3. Yellow Maeng Da

If you’re looking for a yellow strain with some serious oomph, check out Yellow Maeng Da. Maeng Da strains are generally revered for their high potency and reliability.

Conclusion: Yellow Thai Kratom

Yellow Thai Kratom is a powerful strain harvested from Thailand. Its effects generally rate higher on the energizing side.

If you’re hoping to blast away anxiety or pain, this might be the strain for you.