One question we get a lot from our customers is whether or not kratom strains are truly all that different. While there is a lot to understand and know about kratom, strains and vein types will all vary in the wellness and support that they offer you.
They will also vary from one person to the next. There are a lot of factors that could alter the way kratom works. Understanding these factors will allow you to get the most from your kratom. In this guide, we will explore the various kratom veins and strains to understand how they vary.
History of Kratom
You may have heard of kratom, but are you familiar with its origins? Kratom commonly refers to the products that are derived from the dried leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa trees. These trees are native to Southeast Asia (e.g. Thailand, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia), and are classified as part of the coffee tree family. In the regions where the trees originate, kratom has been used for overall wellness and balance since the 19th century.
Kratom is packed with alkaloids. Mitragynine, the primary alkaloid present within kratom, makes up approximately 66% of the alkaloid content found in these products.
This is commonly held to be the key ingredient necessary for the support kratom can provide. Once you are aware of kratom’s history, it’s important to determine the right kratom veins for you. You may not be able to immediately spot a difference when you’re scrolling through your options, but there are key distinctions between each of the kratom veins.
The majority of kratom strain products are named based on the color of the vein in the kratom leaf. Most accredited kratom retailers offer red kratom, green kratom, and white kratom products. Some vendors may also offer yellow or gold kratom, which is considered to be rarer than the other kratom vein colors.
Where Kratom Originates
Where the kratom originates will also have an impact on the alkaloid content within the plant. Mitragyna speciosa naturally grows in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. These origins will also become a part of their name. You will notice that most kratom contains the vein color as well as where it originates from, for example, Red Thai or Green Borneo.
Types of Kratom Veins
If you’re new to kratom or haven’t done much research, you may hear these colors of kratom veins and not understand what role they play. Here is a breakdown of the types of kratom veins and their history.
Red Vein Kratom
The leaves found in red vein strains are harvested from the Mitragyna speciosa trees when they are very mature. The maturity of these kratom leaves may be responsible for their higher alkaloid content. Additionally, red vein kratom can be grown in a multitude of climates, ranging from dry and arid areas to humid regions.
Some of our popular Red Vein powders include:
We also have a large variety of capsules:
Green Vein Kratom
Found mid-way through the maturity cycle of the kratom leaves. Green vein kratom is also fairly common and easy to procure, which makes it a popular choice for retailers and customers.
We have the following green vein kratom powders on offer:
For capsule lovers we have you covered with the most popular green strains:
White Vein Kratom
White vein kratom may offer kratom users a milder option for their needs. The leaves found in white vein kratom are harvested early on in the kratom leaves’ life cycle, while their veins are still pale and white.
We have the following white kratom powders:
If white kratom capsules are more of your thing, then you will want to check these out:
Yellow Vein Kratom
By far the rarest kind of kratom vein available, yellow kratom is unique. It is unclear where and how yellow vein kratom originated in the wild. Within the kratom community, it is not agreed upon whether this vein color is even present within the kratom leaves’ lifespan.
One popular way to find yellow vein kratom, however, is by creating a blend of the other colors of kratom to yield the gold kratom. Because yellow/gold kratom vein products can be created using the other colors of kratom, these products will provide an overall balance and can help promote wellness.
Try out these yellow vein kratom powders:
If you prefer yellow kratom capsules, then try these strains:
Are All Kratom Strains The Same?
The answer to this one is no! Not all strains or vein types will be the same. All of them will vary in the type of overall wellness that they offer. This is important to note when you are new to kratom.
Every batch of kratom will be different, as it is naturally harvested. So, some things cannot be controlled. This means that the alkaloid content between batches could vary slightly. They should not vary so much that it is noticeable.
Age Of The Plant
The variety of vein colors will also determine the age of the Mitragyna speciosa plant. White vein kratom is created with the youngest leaves. It offers subtle support and is preferred among beginners to kratom. Green vein kratom would be at the midpoint of its life cycle. It will not be as subtle as white but not as potent as red. So, it may be a great solution for those who are looking for support between red and white. Red vein kratom is the most potent form of kratom.
- White Vein Kratom – Leaves that are in the early stage of their life cycle.
- Green Vein Kratom – At the midpoint of their life cycle.
- Red Vein Kratom – The most mature kratom leaves.
- Yellow Vein Kratom – This type of kratom is produced by a specialized drying process.
As the plant’s leaves mature, there will vary in their alkaloid potency. The potency within the strain will affect the overall wellness support that the strain offers. Therefore, the vein colors have stand-alone properties, which means that not all kratom strains and veins are the same.
Find Your Favorite Kratom Vein
With such a wide variety of different strains on the market, it can be tough to figure out the right kratom vein for you. We hope this guide has helped educate you on the different varieties of kratom available. Shop our wide selection of high-quality kratom products, and let us know if you have any questions.