As it has now been sold on multiple sites in the US, you are probably somewhat familiar with the term “kratom.” You might have even tried kratom in one form or another to see what all the hype is about. But you might not be aware that there are many different strains of kratom, each altering somewhat in aroma, taste, and overall experience.
The most popular veins or types of kratom include red, white, or green vein kratom. There are different variations of each vein according to the age at which the kratom leaves were harvested and the manner in which they are processed. In this review, we shall focus on Green Vein Kratom.
What makes kratom so special?
In a world that is growing more health conscious by the day, health supplements such a kratom are becoming mainstream. If you haven’t jumped on the kratom bandwagon yet, here is a little history to bring you up to date.
The kratom tree, a member of the coffee family, is otherwise known as the Mitragyna Speciosa tree. This ancient tree is indigenous to tropical regions of Southeast Asia. For hundreds of years, natives have benefited from the alkaloids present in these leaves.
*As with any herbal supplement in any form, the effects of kratom will vary slightly from one person to another. At this time, Kratom has not yet been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and is illegal or banned in some areas in the US. Before you attempt to purchase kratom you must make sure it is legal to do so in the region in which you live. As well, you will most likely have to have proof that you are of legal age to purchase kratom (usually 18-21 years). Consumption of kratom in any form is strictly at the risk of the consumer.
So what is it about these alkaloids that make kratom so special? Kratom strains can contain upwards of sixty different naturally occurring compounds or alkaloids. What makes kratom unique is that it is extremely rich in Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. The amount of these differs in the strain of the kratom leaf or the age. As well, these compounds can be altered during the drying process.
The most popular kratom veins are red vein kratom, white vein kratom, and green vein kratom. Each vein has multiple variations and the benefits differ in each. As well, there may be somewhat of a difference in the taste or aroma of the kratom strains. Typically, however, kratom is known to have a slightly bitter taste.
As well, some strains of kratom are a hybrid of two kratom veins. These blends are very much in demand as the combined alkaloid levels make them stand out from other strains of kratom.
Green Vein Kratom
As mentioned earlier, there are different methods of drying kratom leaves that help enhance their components. Green vein kratom is typically harvested and then dried indoors. This helps maintain the brilliant green shade that makes this vein so unique.
Green vein kratom is said to have more mild effects than red vein kratom. However, we can not stress enough that kratom affects everyone differently. But if you are new to the wonderful world of kratom, green vein kratom is an ideal place to start, as there are many different strains of high-quality green vein kratom available for you to try.
Types of Green Vein Kratom
The most popular strains of green kratom are as follows:
- Green Vein Bali Kratom
- Green Vein Borneo Kratom
- Green Vein Hulu Kapuas Kratom
- Green Vein Indo Kratom
- Green Vein Maeng Da Kratom
- Green Vein Malay Kratom
- Green Vein Sunda Kratom
- Green Vein Thai Kratom
If you are not sure which variety of green vein kratom is right for you, many kratom vendors offer sample packs of green vein kratom. This will help you decide which of these you prefer. Be sure to only purchase green vein kratom from a reputable kratom vendor.
How to Use Green Vein Kratom
Decades ago, kratom leaves were either used to brew teas or simply chewed like tobacco leaves in order for the user to experience the full benefits. However, as kratom is increasing in demand, there are more and more uses for this ancient herb. Some vendors are stocking kratom extracts, but these are only recommended for experienced kratom users.
Green Vein Kratom teas
If you are an avid tea drinker, you will be able to find many strains of green vein kratom in tea form. Or you may use kratom powder to make your own tea. You can use the kettle method to brew kratom tea or add kratom powder to your favorite herbal tea or even coffee. As there is a bitter taste, you may wish to add sweeteners such as agave, honey, or even maple syrup.
Green Vein Kratom Powder
In addition to adding it to your favorite hot beverage, kratom powder has a multitude of other uses. Many people prefer to add kratom powder to their morning protein shake or smoothie. As well, it is a great addition to your favorite fruit juice or even a milkshake.
Some even like to use kratom as a food additive. You can add kratom powder to your favorite overnight oats or baked goods, such as kratom brownies, which are all the rage amongst seasoned kratom enthusiasts.
Green Vein Kratom Capsules
Kratom Capsules are one of the biggest sellers as they are already in predetermined doses and are easy to ingest. However, they cost a bit more than kratom powder. Some find their way around this by buying kratom powder in bulk and making their own kratom capsules.
SA Kratom is proud to be associated with the American Kratom Association as one of the most trusted kratom vendors online. Our kratom powders and capsules are naturally sourced and tested at third party laboratories to ensure that they are free from heavy metals and 100% safe for human consumption. Check out our line of high-quality green vein kratom.