Different Types Of Kratom Strains Explained

Kratom, also known as Mitragyna Speciosa is a plant that grows naturally in Southeast Asian rainforests. This tropical tree belongs to the family of coffee plants. They can grow up to fifteen meters. While this is quite an interesting tree, its real strength comes from the leaves that carry a unique and unusual profile of chemical compounds or alkaloids specifically mitragynine

Kratom has a centuries-old rich history of usage all through South East Asian countries where the natives used for a quick boost in energy. Today, this plant has found a way into American aisles. You are most likely to find kratom in the form of powder, capsules, and extracts. 

But, before you decide to go kratom crazy and buy it, it is important to know the difference between different types of kratom. The basis of that difference comes from different kratom leaf types. The most critical distinction comes from leaf veins and their colors. You are most likely to find green, white, and red vein kratom.

Green Vein Kratom

The most popular effect of this kratom has to be the sudden boost in energy most people experience. You can compare the boost in energy with a caffeine high, the but a little better and longer lasting. Users of green vein kratom generally vouch that it helps brighten up their day and create a more refreshing atmosphere. Those who have difficulty getting through the day find themselves suddenly ready to take on the challenges more easily with the help of kratom. It goes without saying that green vein kratom may help uplift your mood and create a positive outlook towards life.

Scientifically speaking, this particular kratom strain carries a balanced profile of alkaloids, the very compounds that make it potent.

Types and Sources of Green Vein Kratom

You are most likely to find green vein kratom as capsules, resins, extracts, and tinctures. But, the most common form is the powder because it offers the most convenient way to consume; not to mention the most affordable as well. You can go with the good old ‘toss and wash’ method to enjoy its potency. Moving on to how it is sourced, any premium grade kratom powder is processed by harvesting natural plant leaves using standard processes. Dried leaves are then powered and packed in hygienic environments and packages to preserve the potency of the powder.

Since kratom grows all throughout Asian countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand, you may come across varieties of green vein kratom. Those varieties also known as strains. Some popular strain types are Green Maeng Da, Sumatra, and Green Riau based on the country of their origin. You may find subtle differences in terms of strength and potency that each strain has to offer, but Maeng Da happens to be the most preferred variety of green vein strain. 

Red Vein Kratom

As the name gives it away, the most distinctive feature of this strain is the leaves with red stem and red veins. It happens to be the most popular and most easily available type of strain. This particular variety grows in abundance all through Southeast Asia. Many studies suggest that the red color comes from the plant’s natural defense mechanism that makes it less vulnerable to environmental factors.

Many first-time users of red vein kratom find it to be mildly relaxing. It may also prove to be a highly potent strain given that you are able to find an optimal dosage. 

Red Vein Kratom Strain Types

Much like the green kratom, red vein also carries different varieties. There is the red vein Borneo which comes all the way from the Islands of Borneo in the Malay Archipelago. There is also red Sumatra which is harvested mostly in western Indonesia. Red Thai strain type grows mostly in Thailand. The names have been intelligently given based on the place of their origin.

White Vein Kratom

The effects of white vein kratom are supposed to be more subtle in nature compared to the other types. People would generally consume it to uplift their mood. The three most common types of white vein kratom strains are -

  • White Vein Thai - As the name gives it away, it’s supposed to come from Thailand. It carries an alkaloid profile that is responsible for giving a coffee-like boost in energy.

  • White Vein Indo - This particular strain type may make you feel more positive and better able to tackle everyday challenges.

  • White Vein Kali - You can compare the effects of this strain much with the boost you get from drinking coffee. However, the effects are not brought along with the jitters and the nerviness that often comes with coffee-drinking.

Final Thoughts

Let it be known that the true effects and potency of each strain depends on a variety of factors such as the place from where it was sourced, quality of the product, your personal tolerance level, lifestyle, medical history, etc.