Best Kratom Strains for Energy, Motivation and Working out

The History of Kratom Being Used for Energy

Did you know, back in the 19th century, kratom was originally used by Southeast Asians for energy? Farmers who worked in the fields would simply chew the leaves or brew kratom tea, that would allow them to work long hours without fatigue. Hundreds of years later, kratom has become a worldwide used botanical, and millions of people are interested in using it for increased stamina, endurance, and motivation.

One of the most commonly asked questions we get here at NuKine Wellness, is which kratom strain is the best for energy, motivation, and working out? Some users claim all kratom strains are helpful in boosting energy, which has some truth to it, but can be a little misleading. The reason each strain has different effects, is because each kratom strain has a unique alkaloid concentration. It’s our duty at NuKine Wellness to make sure our customers find the right strain they’re looking for, which is why we decided to write an article breaking down which kratom strains are best for energy and working out. We’ll also discuss exactly how kratom boosts energy scientifically, and why serving size is extremely important in making sure you don't get the opposite effect you’re looking for.

The Science Behind The Energy and Motivation Effects of Kratom?

Before we get to the best NuKine Wellness kratom strains for energy and working out, let's get some of the science out of the way. Here's some of the reactions that occur in order for kratom to produce energy effects: 

• Mitragyna Speciosa, better known as kratom, contains mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine alkaloids, which are responsible for its energy-boosting effects. These alkaloids interact with receptors, that lead to increased mood, alertness and energy. 

One of the coolest and most interesting facts about kratom is despite how far science has come, its level of chemical composition can’t be recreated in a lab, it can only occur naturally. It's up to the expert kratom farmers we work with to harvest the leaves at the correct time, to get the right formulation for maximum energy effects

Best Kratom Strains for Energy and Working Out

Before we dive into which kratom strains are the best for energy, it's important to note that not all vendors carry the same exact strains. Our NuKine Wellness White Maeng Da Kratom Powder and Capsules wont necessarily have the same exact effects as another vendors White Maeng Da. This is due to different vendors using different farmers, and those farmers harvesting at different times. That said, we can speak for ourselves and point you in the right direction of which NuKine Wellness kratom strains are the best for energy, motivation, and working out.

  • White Maeng Da 

White Maeng Da kratom is one of the most popular and widely used strains. Many kratom users consider White Maeng Da a high-energy strain that is potentially helpful in increasing energy levels. Its users mainly include athletes and bodybuilders who report that it provides a strong burst of energy to keep them active and agile. White Maeng Da kratom is also believed to improve users' endurance during workouts so they can get their desired fitness results faster.

Maeng Da kratom has three popular types in terms of color:

All three types are believed to have energizing effects, which is why you might have read that all kratom strains have energy boosting properties. They do, but not at the same levels. Also, some strains might have energy boosting properties only, where others might have a mix of energy and pain management benefits. Let's take Red Maeng Da for instance. Red Maeng Da will give users a slight boost of energy, but it's often reported as also being slightly calming, which might make it unsuitable for workouts. White Maeng Da and Green Maeng Da strains are considered more energizing, which is why we suggest those for motivation and working out.

Why White Maeng Da Kratom is considered good for energy and working out

Experts believe that White Maeng Da is a highly potent kratom strain that may offer a strong energizing effects along with a burst of stamina, making it potentially the best strain for increasing your energy levels and fitness activities. The high potency of this strain is associated with a higher concentration of alkaloids found in it. According to certain researchers, White Maeng Da kratom contains the following alkaloids (chemical compounds responsible for its effects):

  • Mitragynine
  • 7-hydroxymitragyinine
  • Mitraphylline
  • Speciogynine
  • Paynantheine

These alkaloids work together to generate energizing effects. The effects of White Maeng Da kratom further depend on its serving size and method of consumption. Many users of this strain report that it has more long-lasting energizing effects than other strains. Some users report effects lasting up to six or even eight hours. However, more scientific research is required to understand the exact duration of its effects. For more information on how long kratom effects last, check out our "How Long Do Kratom Effects Last" article. 

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  • White Borneo

White Borneo is a kratom strain that was indigenous to the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Workers, athletes, and bodybuilders commonly use White Borneo to boost their energy, focus, and motivation. Besides its energizing effects, White Borneo kratom is also believed to help improve mood. Many users report increased stamina and endurance, which is why it’s one of the best kratom strains to improve physical performance during workouts and exercise. 

Why White Borneo is good for energy and working out

Similar to White Maeng Da, White Borneo contains a variety of alkaloids, such as Mitragynine, 7-hydroxymitragynine, and Paynantheine. However, the concentration of Mitragynine (a chemical compound that plays a vital role in boosting energy) in White Borneo is higher than other strains, which is one of the reasons why it's good for energy and working out. This strain's high potency and long-lasting effects are also associated with high levels of mitragynine in it. Some experts believe that White Borneo may have cognitive benefits in addition to energizing effects. 

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  • White Bali 

White Bali is a kratom strain native to the Island of Bali in Indonesia. Its energizing effects are considered similar to other kratom strains, such as White Maeng Da and White Borneo. Still, people prefer to use it because they think it's a comparatively milder and a less calming strain. It's believed to be a good kratom strain, especially for working out, exercising, or intense physical activities because of its potential motivation and stamina-increasing effects. Athletes and bodybuilders use White Bali kratom, claiming that it gives them fantastic energy and reduces fatigue during workout sessions. Many users of this strain report that it may provide a euphoric feeling to lift mood, motivation, and dedication, leading to better overall physical performance.

Why White Bali is a good choice for energy and workout

White Bali has higher levels of both Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine (active compounds of Kratom), making it a good choice for people looking for energizing effects combined with improvement in stamina and motivation. 

White Bali is also believed to have higher levels of Speciociliatine, making it a good choice for people looking to have a fast recovery period after intense workout sessions. 

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  • Green Vein Kratom

So far you probably noticed a theme. All the best NuKine Wellness kratom strains for energy and working out are in the “white” strain family. White strains are known for having the most energy boosting properties, with the least amount of pain management or calming properties. When in doubt, simply remember this; white strains are best for energy, green strains have a mix of energy and pain management, and red have the most calming and pain management benefits with the least amount of energy effects. But what if you're looking for something in the middle? What if you're working out while nursing an injury? You may be looking for something that's in the middle. If that’s the case, NuKine Wellness green kratom strains might be exactly what you’re looking for. Green Vein Kratom is popular among people who want a more balanced effect between energy, calmness, and stamina. The users of this strain believe that it provides a steady stream of energy that keeps them active, agile, and fresh throughout the day. Many bodybuilders and athletes use Green Vein Kratom as a pre-workout supplement to increase their stamina and motivation during workouts. It's also believed that this strain might be helpful in improving focus and concentration, making it a good choice for athletes who want to take their physical performance to the next level. NuKine Wellness Green Vein Kratom is available in four different strains, Green Bali, Green Borneo, Green Maeng Da, and Green Malay. All of which are great choices for both post and pre-workout. Again, serving size is key, which we'll get into a little later.

Why Green Vein Kratom is considered best for energy and working out

Green Vein Kratom is a unique kratom strain because of its incredibly balanced blend of potentially energizing and calming alkaloids. Experts believe that alkaloids found in this strain are more focused on generating energizing and effects, unlike other strains, which may tend to be more calming (such as red kratom strains), or sole energy effects (such as white kratom strains).  

Green Vein Kratom effects can last 4 to 6 hours, making it a popular choice for individuals needing sustained energy throughout their workout session. For more information on how long kratom effects last, check out our "How Long Do Kratom Effects Last" article. 

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Why Kratom Serving Size is Key for Energy Effects

No matter what strain you choose, without question, one of the most important things to take into account is your serving size. Kratom is a fascinating plant, and one of the most intriguing aspects about it is how you can experience different effects by taking a different serving size of the same strain. To put it simply, any strain you choose, whether it's in the white, green or red family, the smaller the serving size, the more energy effects you’ll experience. On the other hand, the higher the serving size, the more calming effects you’ll experience. This means, even if you are using White Maeng Da kratom for energy and working out, you may not get the results you want if you take a higher than needed serving size. It’s also important to note that kratom's energy boosting effects can vary depending on the individuals tolerance level. To learn more about suggested serving sizes, scroll down to the “Kratom Serving Size” section on our “NuKine Learning Center” page.


Some of the best NuKine Wellness Kratom strains for energy and working out include White Maeng Da, White Bali, and White Borneo. If you are looking for something that has a mix of energy, stress management and discomfort relief, NuKine Wellness Green Bali, Green Borneo, Green Maeng Da, and Green Malay might be your best options. Our suggestion is to try different strains and see what works for you. Remember, what works for one person may not work for another, and each persons chemical makeup is different. Also, one of the most important things to remember is that serving size is key. The lower the serving size, the more energy effects you’ll experience. The higher the serving size, the more calming effects you’ll experience. Also, we always express how important it is to consult with your healthcare professional before using any kratom strains. If you’re interested in trying kratom, your healthcare provider can better guide you about the right serving size, strain and method of consumption. 

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Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is intended to provide general  information only. The information in this article does not constitute medical, health, benefit advice, and does not attempt to give you advice that relates to your specific circumstances. Kratom has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration FDA, and is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any diseases or health conditions. Therefore any information on this website is presented solely as the opinions of their respective authors who in which do not claim in any way shape or form to be medical professionals providing medical advice, and do not necessarily express the views of NuKine Wellness, or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates.


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