Gold Bali Kratom Strains: You Won’t Believe What You’ve Been Missing
It’s no secret that I’m a long-time Kratom user who’s dabbled in pretty much all the strains on the market. But every once in a while even I’m surprised with what I find.
In this guide, I explore Gold Bali Kratom with you, a vein of Kratom that I’d been sleeping on for a while. Fact is, it’s not all my fault. Gold Bali, or ‘Bali Gold’, wasn’t always as accessible as it is today.
Luckily, Kratom’s boom in popularity (especially in the Western nations) has resulted in an explosion in Kratom products hitting store shelves on and offline.
Eager to take advantage of this, one of my favorite Kratom vendors recently started stocking Gold Bali and I was ready to give it a spin.
I use Kratom for all sorts of purposes. Its versatility is one of the things that attracts me to it. If I’m tired I can dose for energy, if I’m needing to chill out for the night I can dose for relaxation and sleep. If my joints hurt from a long day at work, boom, Kratom has my back.
But usually, I need a specific strain for each of those use cases. Reds tend to be deeply soothing and relaxing, whites are best for an energy boost, and greens hit somewhere in the middle.
What about Gold? Gold Bali falls into a category all on its own, and let me tell you, for a multitude of reasons I’ll cover below, it’s well worth trying out for yourself.
So, without further delay, let’s get to it. In this piece, I explore everything you’d want to know about this once-elusive strain, from dosing to effects, and everything in-between.
What is Gold Bali Kratom?
Gold Bali Kratom, also known as Bali Gold Kratom, is a strain that resembles ‘yellow’ vein Kratoms. Although not gold in appearance, this strain often has a more yellowish hue than other strains. In fact, in some cases, it’s not even a singular strain at all. Many vendors make their own blends to represent ‘gold Kratom’, usually combining energetic and relaxing strains together in a way that offers a synergistic effect.
So what is Gold Kratom?
Saying ‘that depends’ always sounds like a bit of a cop-out, but within the Kratom industry, there are few standardized aspects that all vendors follow.
Because of this, what makes up Gold Kratom at one vendor, may differ from the next place you buy it at. This can make your experience with Gold Bali a bit of a inconsistent one until you find a vendor you like.
Typically, Gold Bali and other gold Kratoms are either combinations of yellow and green vein Kratoms, or a combination of yellow and either white or red vein Kratom.
In this way, Gold Bali is able to meld together unique properties and effects of various strains from Bali all in one blend.
What Makes Gold Bali Kratom So Unique?
Its alkaloid composition no doubt. It is these plant alkaloids which are responsible for all of Kratom’s varied and highly sought-after effects. From pain relief, to euphoria, energy, and relaxation, Gold Bali hits all the major points that make Kratom so popular.
By blending various strains together, Gold Bali is able to deliver a truly unique experience that offers a lot of benefits without being overly stimulatory or sedative. Because of this, Gold Bali is a great option for social occasions, getting tasks done, playing video games, and more.
For example, red veins can be TOO lethargic and sedating, while White veins can be TOO energetic. Sometimes it’s nice to find a smooth pace right in the middle.
I personally appreciate that Gold Bali provides effects that don’t lean too hard in one direction or the other. This nuance is something I think that new users and connoisseurs alike will appreciate.
What is a Gold Vein Strain of Kratom?
Don’t let the name fool you, this Kratom is not GOLD in appearance. Like all Kratom, it will be some shade of green with a tint of yellow or red depending on what strains are blended (if any).
Kratom is named by where it is harvested as well as the vein of the leaf it is made from. However, no ‘gold’ vein technically exists. Gold vein strains are typically a blend of yellow/green Kratom with reds or whites.
Where Does Gold Bali Kratom Come From?
All Kratom comes from a tropical evergreen tree known as Mitragyna Speciosa. This evergreen is a distant cousin of the coffee plant, and thrives in hot, humid regions of the world (specifically across Southeast Asia).
Gold Bali, comes from Kratom trees grown in the Indonesian province of Bali. Situated just west of Lombok and east of Java, the island of Bali is known as the ‘Land of the Gods’. Notable for its breathtaking beauty, ominous volcanoes, and lush tropical landscape, Bali is a type of paradise all unto its own.
There the Balinese people grow Kratom trees, fed by the nutrient-dense volcanic soil, and enriched by basking in the tropical sun and humid air. The result is something truly spectacular. Alongside White Bali, Green Bali and Red Bali, Gold Bali Kratom is made from blends of Bali’s finest Kratom leaves.
How is Gold Bali Kratom Made?
Pure Kratom is made from the whole leaves of the Mitragyna Speciosa tree, harvested at particular times throughout its growth cycle.
From seedling to maturity, each tree is cultivated by generational farmers using organic practices perfected over hundreds of years. After 2-3 years of age, the trees begin producing leaves that have large ‘veins’ spanning their underside. It is through these veins that the tree’s natural plant alkaloids are deposited.
White Kratom is harvested from leaves at the earliest stage in each growth cycle, when the veins are still bright green. After that, the veins turn a slighter darker green and it is from these leaves that green strains come from. Finally, the veins begin to turn red, and it is from these leaves that red vein Kratom is made.
At the desired stage of growth, the leaves are inspected and handpicked for processing. Once picked, the leaves are dried in a dark, cooled warehouse with ample fans for circulation of air.
Once entirely dry, the leaves are ground up into a fine powder known as Kratom powder. Next, the Kratom is weighed and bagged in vacuum sealed and light-resistant containers to prevent oxidation and preserve freshness.
Gold Bali Kratom Effects: What Does Science Say?
Now that you know where Bali Gold Kratom comes from and how its made, its time to delve deeper into its effects.
As far as the science goes, we have little to go off of in terms of clinical human studies. That’s the bad news. The good news is that there is user data from tens of millions of users worldwide dating back centuries all the way to modern times. Better than that, we have a lot of studies on the plant itself as well as its alkaloids, along with a handful of studies that look at how its alkaloids affect mammals. In case you slept through elementary school biology, you’re a mammal.
Gold Bali Kratom Benefits (Reported by Consumers and Backed by Alkaloid Science)
Although better known for its relaxing properties and sedation at higher doses, the alkaloids in Gold Bali Kratom have been shown to have a stimulant-like effect at lower doses. Its alkaloids act like a stimulant, interacting with opioid receptors to make you feel energized and awake.
What we now know scientifically makes sense. One of the first uses of Kratom was among field workers in Southeast Asia, used to help keep them motivated and energized to get through grueling workdays.
Concentration and Focus with Gold Bali Kratom
Similar to how coffee and caffeine can improve alertness and focus, Kratom at lower doses can energize both the body and mind, helping with focusing on tasks at hand and making them altogether more enjoyable. This makes Gold Bali great for chores and tedious tasks in my personal experience.
Better Mood with Kratom Strains
Life have you feeling bummed out? You’re not alone. These days there’s something negative everywhere we turn. This can weigh on all aspects of our lives, translating to a down mood that can impact our friendships, relationships, career, and quality of life.
Interestingly, the alkaloids in Gold Bali Kratom have been shown to strongly interact with opioid receptors in the brain, causing them to release ‘feel good’ transmitters including dopamine.
Relaxation and Significant Stress Relief
Stress impacts nearly everyone on the planet. So much so that new research has revealed that nearly 75% of all US adults experience it regularly. If you’re among that 75%, it’s time to take a chill pill (literally lol). Kratom can help to relax the mind, body, and spirit, with relaxation cited as one of the most common benefits of the plant.
Gold Bali Kratom Relieves Pain
Kratom has long been known as a natural analgesic, alleviating aches and pains associated with manual labor, joints, muscles, and more. Two of Kratom’s most prevalent alkaloids, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, have been shown to produce pronounced pain relieving and muscle relaxing properties.
Related: The Best Pain-Relieving Kratom Strains
Gold Bali Kratom Dosage
Legally and factually, I can’t give you a ‘recommended dose’. Unlike medications, there has never been a standard dosing protocol established for Kratom.
That said, over hundreds of years people learned what doses tended to produce certain effects desired by users. For example, a lower dose is ideal for stimulant effects, whereas a high dose is better for relaxation, euphoria, and sleep.
But remember, everyone’s body chemistry is different. A dose that’s right for you, might be too much or too little for the next person. Other factors like the type and quality of product used, strain/vein, age, weight, gender, and more can also play a role.
See: How to Find Your “Sweet Spot” Dose
Energy and Motivation
If you’re anything like me, the days are long and tiring. I don’t get enough sleep and there’s always too much to get done. I’ve done the 15 cups of coffee a day thing and the energy drink thing, but they usually just fry my nerves and make me jittery and anxious. Kratom I found to be more soothing and smooth, offering a stimulating energy that isn’t overpowering and keeps me motivated to keep going.
The majority of individuals who use Kratom report that a dose ranging from 1.5-3 grams is the sweet spot for increased energy and uplifting motivation.
Get Relaxed and Kick Back with Bali Gold Kratom
Although some users prefer ‘reds’ for relaxation, Gold Bali offers a smoother state of relaxation that isn’t as drowsy. This might be a good option for those who aren’t ready to crash for the night but still require a stronger body and mind relaxation than offered by other strains or doses.
Most users find that a dose somewhere between 4-5 grams does the job without feeling too sedated. Anything over 5 grams and you’ll likely find yourself wanting to doze off after a while.
Gold Bali Kratom Products
The evolution of Kratom products has brought us Bali Gold Kratom, a unique blend that has hit the market with increasing popularity. Today, we can find this blend in several types of Kratom products.
Gold Bali Kratom Powder
Kratom powder is the most natural state of this plant, made from the ground-up leaves of the Kratom tree and packed for shipping/use. It is also quite versatile, making it the most widely used Kratom product on the market.
Powder can be added to nearly any drink or food item, making experimentation fun. It is worth noting a few downsides though. First off, it’s messy, and Kratom powder can stain clothing if you spill it. Second, you’ll need a precise scale to measure out each dose carefully.
Skip the scale, hassle, and mess with capsules. These are a great option for those who don’t have a scale, are worried about measuring out doses wrong, or who enjoy convenience and discretion. Keep in mind you’ll pay a bit more for this convenience though, and due to capsule sizing, you’ll likely need to swallow several capsules per dose.
Sold as a tincture, these small bottles hold concentrated alkaloids suspended in alcohol or oil. Dosed with a small dropper, a little goes a long way.
Where to Buy Gold Bali Kratom
Gold Bali Vendors
Since Gold Bali can vary across batches so much due to the inconsistencies in how it’s produced, many Kratom vendors choose not to stock it. However, if you see a highly rated vendor selling it, it’s usually a good sign they’ve secured a worthwhile batch and/or have a stable relationship with a particular farmer. A highly rated vendor is one that has at least been certified by the American Kratom Association to produce safe, lab-tested Kratom in clean, professional facilities.
Happy Hippo Herbals
Happy Hippo is a certified member of the AKA and provides fresh, potent Kratom in a wide range of strains including Gold Bali Kratom.
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Gold Bali Review Summary
Much like Yellow Kratom, there is no such thing as Kratom leaves with gold veins. Instead, Gold strains are typically a combination of “Yellow” veins (which themselves are already a combination of colors) mixed with green veins, or white or red veins. With this in mind, the production and effects can vary enormously between farmers.
Gold Bali in particular is an interesting blend of Kratom strains and veins that sets it apart from the rest, offering a synergistic effect of combined alkaloids for your enjoyment but it is definitely worth sourcing from reliable vendor that you have experience with.