News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. April 27, 2023: Kratom is an organic product made from the leaves of an evergreen tropical tree, Mitragyna speciosa which grows natively in Southeast Asia. This natural plant is growing in popularity across the United States, but what is it really? We reached out to the experts at Kratora to create a brief guide on the varying kratom stains.
Kratom is recognized in traditional medicine as a beneficial plant that may have natural healing properties. This may be due to its main alkaloids: mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine.
The major strains of kratom are red, white, and green, although other colors are possible. Different kratom strains have different combinations of alkaloids. Kratom is also classified by country of origin such as Bali kratom, Malaysian kratom, etc. If you’re new to kratom, you may expect the following general effects from red, white, and green kratom.
Red kratom comes from more mature trees and has high concentrations of 7-hydroxymitragynine. This alkaloid may contribute to red kratom’s reputation for soothing minor discomforts. This strain of kratom may also help you relax which can make sleep easier and more restful. In the morning, red kratom can be uplifting to help you face the day with a positive frame of mind.
White kratom comes from much younger trees. Their leaves are rich in mitragynine, which might contribute to its many benefits. White kratom may elevate your mood and provide a slightly euphoric effect. This pleasant feeling may be accompanied by a renewed ability to concentrate or focus on complex tasks. For this reason, white kratom is quite popular among students.
Green kratom comes from middle-aged trees — older than white, but younger than red. Green kratom lends itself to multiple purposes: it may provide feelings of energy or relaxation. It may help some people sleep while others use green kratom in the morning. Green kratom is a good general strain for those both experienced and new to kratom.
Like many botanicals, individual effects may vary depending on your unique bioligy and other factors, like the country of origin. For example, there may be slightly different effects from Indonesian white kratom when compared to Malaysian white kratom, or Bali white kratom.
Many people have found benefits with kratom. With a little experimentation, you can find a strain that fits your routine.