Before we begin to explain what each color of a kratom strain can do for a consumer, it is important to definite what it is. Below you will discover a leaf that has been used for medicinal purposes throughout the centuries, for those who suffer from depression, anxiety, pain, insomnia and so much more.
What is Kratom
Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a tree in the coffee family. It’s found in Southeast Asia and Africa. Traditionally, people have:
- Chewed kratom leaves.
- Made kratom tea to fight tiredness and improve productivity.
- Used kratom as medicine.
- Substituted kratom for opium.
- Used kratom during religious ceremonies.
We couldn’t say it better than AKA:
Kratom is a safe herbal supplement used by millions of Americans to manage pain, or as an alternative to coffee to help their mood and focus.
Natural kratom comes from a tropical tree in the coffee family native to Southeast Asia and has been used for centuries in traditional medicines. Kratom has been safely used for decades here in the United States and is becoming increasingly popular because of what it is.
Kratom is not a drug, not an opiate, and not a synthetic substance. Natural Kratom is a safe herbal supplement that is used by millions for pain management or an energy boost. Despite coming under attack by the FDA because it’s not a prescription drug, many Americans are turning to kratom to help them eliminate chronic pain, a drug dependency, or as an energy boost. They say kratom gives them relief from constant pain, and many say it saved their lives. That’s why more and more Americans are benefiting from it daily.
What Types of Kratom Are There?
There are various strains of kratom, based on the harvest period, season, and other natural factors. However, the most common strains are red, white, and green. The color of the vein is based on which part of their growth they are picked. As they are on the tree, they change color naturally. Picking them at certain stages of their growth creates different effects (a certain amount of alkaloids). The name of the strain is based on the location of the kratom tree. For example Red Bali. Red describes the stage when they harvested the kratom leaf. Bali represents the location of the trees. The climate, soil, and natural environment of the kratom trees can create various versions of the strains. The process is very similar to Marijuana trees.
The Big 4 Kratom Regions
The geographical location plays a big part in the “taste”, smell, and sometimes effects of the kratom strains. Variants of the colors can be grown in these various regions, but also transplanted from other regions due to legal reasons. For example, Malaysia has some very strict laws around kratom, so most “Malay” kratom is actually grown in Thailand. If you can find “original Malaysian kratom strains, it’s not only rare but would definitely be obvious how different the taste and smell might be. The effects are not the issue as much as the taste and smell based on the region. Some soil located in only certain regions can produce some amazing harvests. There are greenhouses and plantations in Thailand where they try to keep things traditional when dedicated to growing Malaysian Kratom Trees.
Bali is probably the most popular location for kratom trees not only because of its popularity for tourism but also for the high-quality standards they like to have. It’s a major financial source of income for many in Bali.
Thailand has a long history of kratom use for medicinal purposes. As mentioned above, they produce many various versions of kratom trees from other regions (mainly Malaysia) but also produce some one-of-a-kind quality kratom trees right there in Thailand soil. Thai Kratom is often processed into capsules or extracts for local as well as overseas markets.
Indonesia is the largest country amongst the “kratom” countries that are in the perfect geographical region to grow kratom trees; therefore, they are the most popular with the most stock because of the land available to grow as well as laws that are the laxest. Indonesia kratom is often referred to as “Indo”. Because it produces the most, oftentimes quality can be lacking if you connect with the wrong vendor.
White Strain Kratom
White vein (strain) kratom is the harvest of leaves that are picked early on in the growth of the tree. It has lower 7-HMG concentrations and is better for energy and alertness. Many consumers prefer white if they are lacking motivation or focus. First thing in the morning is the best time to consume white vein kratom because of the number of hours it will provide these energizing effects. It would keep you up all night if you consumed it later in the evening.
White Vein Kratom is also known to:
- Enhance the mood
- Reduce depression symptoms
- Provide Mental clarity and focus
- Relieve pain, achiness, stiff muscles, and minor headaches
- Reduces anxiety and worry
Our best-selling white strain is White Thai, grown in Thailand and harvested early, this vein is a favorite because of its longer-lasting effects and positive energy it provides.
Green Strain Kratom
Green Strains are right in the middle of white and red when it comes to the process of the leaf and harvesting. It is a favorite among the strains because it gives the perfect balance between whites and reds and the effects those provide. Many report a mild boost of energy and positivity, which is a great morning or mid-afternoon kickstart. It could improve focus and clarity. It is known to also help you be less awkward at those social gatherings! They are available in different types of geographical locations, which could provide a slight variation. A favorite is the Green Malaysian (Malay).
Green strain kratom is also known to:
- boost energy
- give confidence
- relieve social anxiety
- provide a better quality of life
- relief aches and pains
- help with mood enhancement
Our best-selling green strain is our Green Vietnam.
As its name suggests, Green Vietnam kratom originates from Southeast Asia in Vietnam. This variety of kratom dates back over 5,000 years and has secured its place in Vietnamese culture. Since this type is harder to reach when it comes to harvesting, it can be difficult to find this strain available in the marketplace. We however have a direct source.
Red Strain Kratom
Red vein kratom is by far the most popular strain among its consumers. It is the last stage of the leaves where they are picked and harvested. It is the “strongest”; therefore, it produced stronger effects, almost euphoric, some say. It has high levels of 7-HMG for strong painkilling effects, which makes it a favorite amongst chronic pain consumers. Specifically, red strain kratom is known to help those suffering from insomnia. It relaxes every part of your body, providing a good night’s sleep for most. Benefits include:
- Improves the quality of sleep
- Elevates mood
- Reduces anxiety and depression
- Provides a calming sensation/euphoria
- Promotes overall well being
- Alieves chronic pain
Our best-selling red kratom strain is our Red Malay.
Other strains you might hear about
Yellow, Gold, Brown, and Bentuangie (Brown/red). These are created through a complex traditional drying process that concentrates alkaloids, making these the strongest kratom strains you might run across. However, if done inaccurately or not done properly, it might produce nothing better than a simple red strain.
Kratom blends were not started from the countries of origin of the kratom trees. It was first done by Americans who had leftover batches and decided to mix them, thus creating a blend that also produced unique effects. Soon after, oddly named “kratom blends” started to pop up everywhere in America, similar to marijuana strains (and sometimes the same name). Trainwreck is a marijuana strain but was coined for a special kratom blend recently. Though many vendors use this opportunity to amp their marketing tactics, creating “claims” from their custom creations, it does hold a lot of truth. Taking various strains with various strengths, and combining them in special batches very well could create some one-of-a-kind blends. However, they tend to be “temporary” unless the creator of the blend can accurately repeat the process to continue to sell new batches of that same blend. Very few vendors have successfully been able to do that.
Even then, sometimes there will be differences due to the harvest overseas, the type of crop they had at the time, etc. Therefore, blends, no matter what will have various potencies and oftentimes be nothing like the same blend you had a year ago. However, Breezy Trees Botanicals have established many relationships overseas to insure their unique custom blends can continue to thrive, consistently. They measure the alkaloids in the batches, as well as the type of harvest each of their partnered plantations has, and custom creates/recreate their famous one-of-a-kind blends to be as close to their origin as possible in every batch sold on their shelves.
Kratom is like wine or fine tea: it’s not for everyone, but consuming is like an art for connoisseurs. Kratom is also like fine wine. Every “batch” or crop is different yet similar at the same time. For Breezy Trees, it’s an art to create and perfect the batches provided to the public. Each batch is tested and assured to produce the effects they should and are known to produce. And like wine, some strains are for certain occasions and purposes. Like red wine goes with red meat, red strains go with bad sleep ? ? .
Those who wish to consume it can do so in a legal state or country. Those who do not care for it can simply ignore it and let those enjoy their free will of what they want to do to and with their body.