Kratom has become overwhelmingly popular in the last few years. However, if you are not familiar with kratom, you can feel a bit overwhelmed as there are a variety of kratom strains and veins. With so many choices, how do you know which one is right for you?
In the following, we shall highlight the different strains of kratom, as well as the different veins. This will help you decide which kratom product is right for you.
Most Popular Kratom Strains
The following strains are among the most widely used kratom strains in today’s kratom marketplace. While there are large numbers of kratom vendors online and even in local specialty stores, it can often be a challenge to find a vendor that is right for you. Always ensure that whatever Kratom seller you chose is compliant with the AKA GMP program (American Kratom Association). This program is in place to make sure that the kratom products have adhered to strict quality controls and are free of heavy metals and other harmful contaminants.
Gold Reserve Kratom Strain
This kratom strain is sourced from Mitragyna Speciosa tree leaves and has a high concentration of kratom alkaloids. What makes this strain different from other strains of kratom is that it is a crushed form of the leaf or an extract of kratom powder. To make this stain, the Mitragyna Speciosa tree leaves are boiled which renders them with a resin-like mass that is then ground into a powder. This powder is of both high potency and high concentration.
Gold reserve kratom is highly appreciated among kratom lovers because of its high concentration and potency, it is a fast acting kratom stain.
Kali Kratom Strain
This kratom strain consists of veins that are typically dark red in color, although there are often gold and green veins present. Kali contains a high amount of flavonoids as well as complex alkaloids. This particular strain of kratom is sourced from mature Mitragyna trees most often found in remote jungle locations.
The primary effects of Kali kratom are relief from aches and pains as well as rejuvenation energy. It is often used as a sleep aid and stress release.
Maeng Da Thai Kratom Strain
Of all the kratom strains available at this time, Maeng Da Thai is perhaps the strongest and most potent. It is available in many veins including green, gold, white and yellow, with the green vein most widely used in Southeast Asia folk medicine.
Brewed as a tea, Maeng Da Thai kratom is popular among regular kratom users. If one has developed a tolerance to lower kratom strains, one can rely on the more potent level of alkaloids contained within this strain.
OG Bali Kratom Strain
Perhaps the most popular Kratom strain, OG Bali kratom originates from Bali, Indonesia, and has red veins. It is also sourced from mature (or: old grown”, hence the name) Mitragyna Speciosa Trees from the island of Bali. Similar to the aforementioned Kratom strains, OG Bali Kratom contains a high level of alkaloids and is therefore fairly potent. However, it is not quite a potent as Maeng Da Thai kratom.
The reason this particular strain is so much in demand in today’s kratom marketplace is that the consumer can start to notice its effects in as little as ten minutes. As well, these effects can last up to four hours.
Red Dragon Kratom Strain
Red Dragon Kratom has been in use in Thailand for well over three thousand years. It is a rather strong kratom strain and is more potent and effective than any other kratom strain available in the market. In appearance, it looks more like a Thai red vein kratom strain but it’s relatively inexpensive and almost produces the same effects and qualities of the red Thai variety.
Super Indo Kratom Strain
This kratom strain is most known for its wide range of benefits. This strain is obtained from leaves from the most mature Mitragyna Speciosa trees, which contain the highest level of alkaloids, thus making this strain extremely potent.
The reason this strain is called “Super Indo” is that the leaves from which it is sourced are much larger than other strains of Indo Kratom. This makes the effects more powerful. The leaves are not harvested until the Mitragyna Speciosa trees have reached their full growth, appropriately 100 feet tall. The effects of Super Indo Kratom are both powerful and long-lasting.
The most popular Kratom veins are Green Vein, Red Vein, and White Vein. The name is derived from the stem color as well as the color of the leaf vein. If you have the chance to closely examine a kratom leaf, you will be able to notice both the color of the vein and the stem. Each kratom strain thrives in its one unique condition, therefore, containing differing alkaloids, each of which has its own benefits.
Each kratom vein color determines how the body and mind will be affected by the kratom product. Every color has a different chemical competition which means it will have a different effect. To obtain the color vein, the vein and stem are removed during the process in which the kratom is ground, leaving only the leaf to be taken.
Contrary to popular belief, the difference in vein color is not based on the type of kratom strain but rather than the age of the kratom leaf. Younger leaves will have the least amount of alkaloids, while mature leaves have higher levels of alkaloids. Green leaves are the youngest, followed by white vein kratom and finally, red vein kratom leaves are the most mature and therefore contain the largest amount of alkaloids.
The vein of Kratom that is best for you depends on your personal preferences. Keep in mind that the effects often vary within the same strain or vein, depending on how and where it is harvested and sourced as well as the overall quality.
As with the different strains of Kratom, you should always ensure that you are purchasing only pure and quality Kratom from a reputable Kratom retailer, whether at a local vendor or online.
White Vein Kratom
This kratom vein is used to boost mood and as a stimulant. The effect of both the vain and strain of kratom depends on a number of factors that include the consumer’s tolerance level and lifestyle as well as the quality of the kratom itself. This being said, white vein kratom is said to be the most euprohtic and stimulating of the different kratom veins.
Most often, white vein kratom is used to replace coffee and other caffeinated beverages to boost mood, concentration, and alertness.
Those who are prone to bouts of exhaustion or gloom will benefit most from white vein kratom. Keep in mind that due to its stimulating effects, it is best not to take this vein of kratom later in the day as it can cause insomnia. Some mix white vein kratom with red vein kratom for a balance of energy, calm and focus.
Red Vein Kratom
As the name suggests, the vein and stem of these kratom strains are red. Red vein kratom is the most popular vein of kratom and is sold more than green vein and red vein kratom combined. Grown in Southeast Asia, red vein kratom is believed that the plant from which it is derived is less susceptible to the external factors of the environment in which it grows.
Green Vein Kratom
Most often described as “between” white and red kratom veins, green vein kratom is often Its effects are more subtle than its green and red vein counterparts, however. Quite often, kratom consumers like to mix green kratom with red or white kratom to lessen the effects or add flavor, as each vein has its distinct flavor and unique benefits.
Where to Purchase Quality Kratom Strains
You can probably purchase kratom locally at a gas station, specialty store, smoke or vape shop, or even a local bar if it is legal to sell kratom where you live. Or if it has not been banned, as it is in some areas. However, it is best to purchase kratom online from a reputable vendor. As such, the vendor should be registered with the AKA (American Kratom Association) to ensure that they are practicing proper quality control and adhering to the proper guidelines in today’s kratom marketplace.
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