Unlike many other strains, such as Thai and Borneo, it is very hard to characterize Vietnam kratom fully. The effects of this kratom lie somewhere between other strains, similar to Malaysian strains, but with some unique differences and increased potency. The most pronounced effects of Vietnam strains are:
- Pain Relief -Fairly Significant
- Energy & Stimulation – Not overpowering
- Lucidity – Clarity of thought and emotion, absorption in current task
- Mood Lifting – Organic quality of feeling
While the descriptions of these effects seem fairly difficult to discern, this list is compiled from a variety of different sources and is overall most reminiscent of a more potent white vein borneo — with some unique differences, as it seems to blend both powerful painkilling capability with energetic effects and lucidity, without the more overpowering nature of a strain like Maeng Da.