As more and more people are discovering the benefits of organic herbs, kratom is becoming increasingly popular. But what is kratom and which strain of this trendy herb is the most beneficial?
In this blog, we shall closely examine white Sumatra kratom, which is one of the most widely used kratom strains. As well, we will provide some insight as to the history of kratom.
If you have recently been introduced to kratom, you might not be aware of where it originates. Kratom has actually been used and enjoyed by residents of Southeast Asia for quite some time. Only in the last decade or so, have other nations caught wind of its many benefits.
Kratom leaves grow on ancient trees in Southeast Asia in areas that are prone to tropical weather conditions. The most popular areas from which kratom is sourced include Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and of course Indonesia, the biggest supplier of kratom.
The kratom tree, officially named Mitragyna Speciosa, produces natural elements known as alkaloids. These organic compounds can also be found in coffee beans and nightshades, such as potatoes and tomatoes. However, what sets kratom apart, is that kratom leaves contain the highest amounts of these alkaloids as compared to the others. With Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine being the most dominant alkaloids, kratom is quite unique in its natural makeup.
Since it is still in need of approval from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the U.S., we cannot go into specific details about the effects and benefits of kratom.
Let’s just say that some liken it to coffee, which makes sense as they are part of the same family in nature. Due to this, you might discover that it is illegal to consume or even purchase kratom where you live. In addition, in most areas, you must be at least 18 years of age to legally obtain kratom. In others, you must be at least 21. Make sure to find out the specifics and legality of kratom where you live before purchasing or using kratom.
Kratom comes in many different strains and white Sumatra kratom is one of the most sought after kratom strains. This is due to the fact that white vein kratom is said to be a happy medium between the mildest and strongest kratom veins (green vein and red vein kratom respectfully). So it is ideal for those who have tried green vein kratom and want a bit more of a kick but aren’t quite ready to take a chance with red vein kratom.
Those who are using kratom for the first time should start off with green vein kratom until you are sure how your body breaks it down, then you can progress to other varieties of kratom.
So where is Sumatra Kratom and how is it different from other kratom strains? Strictly sourced from Indonesia. The island of Sumatra is owned by Indonesia and boasts of volcanoes and tropical jungles. It is known for its beautiful landscapes as well as its substantially grown Sumatra Kratom trees.
Sumatra Kratom is chock full of powerful alkaloids, mainly Mitragynine, which sets it apart from other kratom strains. As well, it contains potent levels of Mitraphylline, Corynantheidine (Rauhimebine), and of course, 7-hydroxymitragynine, Seasoned kratom users hail Sumatra Kratom as one of the strongest kratom strains. Red Sumatra Kratom is one of the most highly coveted kratom strains, with green and white Sumatra kratom not far behind.
The amount of alkaloids present in kratom leaves is determined by the time at which they are harvested. Red vein kratom is aged, while green kratom is much younger. White Sumatra kratom is considered to be “middle-aged” and a happy medium of its two Sumatra kratom counterparts.
White Sumatra Kratom
Each vein of kratom is dried using a different technique, or a combination of methods. For example, in order to enhance the alkaloids contained in the leaves, white vein kratom is dried indoors for several days and then once again returned to natural sunlight to soak in its ultraviolet rays.
Next, white vein kratom is either crushed into a fine powder or sold as whole dried kratom leaves. This kratom strain is known for its moderate effects as opposed to red Sumatra Kratom and is quite popular with those who enjoy Sumatra Kratom.
Uses for White Sumatra Kratom
As with other kratom strains, white Sumatra kratom can be enjoyed in many ways. Some prefer to purchase whole kratom leaves and chew on them, similar to tobacco for a more authentic experience. This is the traditional way in which natives experience kratom. As such, crushed kratom leaves are also a big seller, as they can be used to brew kratom tea or coffee drinks.
Kratom powder is also used widely as it is multi-functional. It can also be used to brew hot or iced beverages. Many enjoy it as an additive to drinks such as smoothies or shakes. White Sumatra Kratom powder can also be used as a herb in cooking and even baking.
Kratom capsules are preferred by those who shy away from kratom’s somewhat bitter flair. Also, as the capsules have pre-determined doses, they are preferred by those who thrive on convenience and ease.
Kratom extracts are rarer and quite pricey. However, due to their highly concentrated form, they are highly desired by avid kratom enthusiasts.
Where to Buy White Sumatra Kratom
As we mentioned earlier, there are many blurred lines when it comes to the effects and legality of kratom. To ensure that what you are getting is indeed pure kratom and not some altered version, you should only buy kratom from a reputable vendor. It is best to seek out an online kratom seller that states on their website that they are regulated by the AKA.
The AKA was formed to overlook kratom production, sale, and distribution to ensure that these vendors only carry kratom that is naturally sourced. As well, it has to be tested by a third-party lab to ascertain that there is no cross-contamination.
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