Indonesia is home to some of the most popular kratom varieties. Amongst these are of course Indo Kratom, but as well Kali Kratom, Borneo Kratom, and Sumatra Kratom are all sustainably sourced from the tropics of Indonesia.
In this reading, we shall take a closer look at Sumatra Kratom focusing mainly on Red Sumatra Kratom. If this strain is one that has piqued your interest, keep reading to find out what it has to offer.
Kratom Through the Years
Despite its sudden peak in global popularity, particularly in the U.S., Kratom has been a treasured item in Southeast Asia for centuries.
The Kratom Tree, or Mitragyna Speciosa tree, has been growing deep in the forests, along riverbanks, and adorning mountain tops in this region since the dawn of time. Originally, the leaves were used to brew teas for medical purposes. Even before that, natives of this area enjoyed munching on freshly picked leaves.
Kratom is said to behold quite a few pleasing effects. As they vary by strain and per the individual, we cannot pinpoint these effects. We can say that kratom is often held in the same esteem as coffee and is very popular worldwide.
If you live in the U.S., you might want to find out if it is indeed legal to buy kratom in your state. Even if it is still legal statewide, it might be banned in your town, borough, or city. Also, in most cases, you must be able to prove that you are 18-21 years of age in order to be able to legally obtain or consume kratom.
Kratom is chock full of dozens of compounds that occur naturally in the leaves thanks to the tropical condoms of Southeast Asia. There are said to be as many as 80 different alkaloid compounds in any given kratom strain. However, the two that make kratom the unique herb are Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine.
Kratom farmers spend years caring for the Mitragyna Speciosa, observing the leaves until they are ripe for picking. Kratom leaves are harvested at three stages. Green leaves, the youngest, are used to make mild kratom strains, while red vein kratom, picked from the eldest leaves, are reserved for the more potent kratom varieties. White vein kratom is soft of the middle-ground version of the two, somewhat moderate in nature.
One picked, the leaves are washed and then each strain is dehydrated using unique conditions. Then the leaves are processed into various forms and distributed around the globe to noteworthy kratom dealers.
Similar to Kali Kratom, Sumatra kratom is grown exclusively in Sumatra, one of the largest islands owned by Indonesia. With mountains, volcanoes, and abundant jungles, it is the ideal location for the kratom tree to thrive to its maximum potential.
As one of the most popular kratom strains, Sumatra Kratom is known for its extravagance. It is most often sold in red, green, and white vein varieties and due to its ever-growing popularity, it is often sold out on most websites. However, once you have tried Sumatra Kratom, you might never want to use any other strain!
Red Sumatra Kratom
Just as other red veins are harvested at the peak of their lifespan, Red Sumatra kratom leaves are no exception, Kratom farmers in Sumatra carefully observe Sumatra Kratom leaves until they are the perfect shade of red before plucking the leaves from the ancient kratom trees.
In addition to an extremely high presence of mitragynine, Red Sumatra Kratom is rich in Mitraphylline, 7-Hydroxymitragynine, and Corynantheidine (Rauhimebine). In fact, Red Sumatra Kratom is said to have the highest amount of Rauhimebine than any other kratom strain.
If you have never tried kratom before, you might want to start off with Green Sumatra Kratom. It offers more gentile effects. You can then work your way up to Red Sumatra Kratom. On the other hand, if you have ample experience with other Red Kratom strains, then you may fall head over heels for Red Sumatra Kratom.
Please adhere to the recommended dosage for your safety. It is best to start off with a lower dose to get your body used to Red Sumatra kratom. As it is said to be one of the strongest kratom strains, you might need time to adjust to Red Sumatra.
Red Sumatra Kratom Varieties
When you are able to find Red Sumatra Kratom in stock, you should be able to find both Red Sumatra capsules and Red Sumatra Powder. On rare occasions, you might be able to hunt down Red Sumatra Kratom extracts, but this can often be tricky to obtain due to its obscurity.
Red Sumatra Kratom Capsules
One of the main reasons that some prefer kratom as a capsule is that they do not have to take the time to measure it out. Kratom capsules have been carefully measured to specific doses for convenience.
Red Sumatra Kratom Powder
Kratom users everywhere love kratom powder as it has many uses. Here are some of the most common.
If you are an avid tea drinker, red Sumatra kratom powder can be used to brew kettle tea, iced tea, and even sun tea. To sweeten it up, add honey, agave, or another natural sugar!
Kratom is the perfect addition to freshly brewed coffees or teas. Health addicts even like to add it to their daily smoothie or protein shake.
More people are using kratom as an extra ingredient in their favorite recipes. Kratom brownies are quite tasty as are kratom muffins. You can also sprinkle it in your favorite oatmeal or yogurt to start your day.
Toss and Wash
The Toss and Wash method is all the rage with experienced kratom users. As the name implies, all you do is toss a small dose of kratom in your mouth only to “wash” it down with water. This is not recommended if you are just beginning your kratom journey.
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