What is Kratom?

Lets start by telling you a little bit about this amazing & beneficial plant. Mitragyna Speciosa,  (commonly known as kratom or ketum), is a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family, native to Southeast Asia. Kratom is indigenous to Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Myanmar, & Indonesia, where it has been used in traditional medicines since at least the nineteenth century. It is reported to act similar to an opioid, &  includes some stimulant-like effects. No, it is not an opioid, however, at certain doses it is reported to act like an opioid & stimulant-like. Some people take it for managing chronic pain, for treating opioid withdrawal symptoms, anxiety & depression or - more recently - for recreational purposes. The onset of effects typically begins within five to ten minutes & lasts for two to five hours.

 

STRAINS

WHITE/

Known as a stimulant & positive mood enhancer. The effect of each strain of course depends on numerous factors such as the quality of the product, lifestyle & tolerance level of the individual. However, the trend is that the white veins are most stimulating & euphoric of all kratom strains. White kratom is increasingly taken instead of coffee (caffeine) for alertness, concentration & cheerfulness. Many have come to take white kratom for increased concentration, motivation & stamina during long working days.




For those who experience gloomy periods or at times feel very exhausted experience the best results when using this strain of kratom. Advisable is to not take this too late in the day as this can lead to restless sleep. It is common practice to mix white vein powder with red vein strains in order to achieve a more balanced boost in energy.



Best described as somewhere in between the red & white kratom strains. It is a mild energy booster that may brighten one up.

RED/

The most popular among the strains, known to produce a calming, analgesic effect with enhancement of fatigue
         
Leaves have red colored stems & veins. Red kratom is by far the best selling & most widely available strain of kratom on the market. This strain is sold more than green & white-vein combined. This kratom plant grows abundantly in Southeast Asia, being slightly more persistent than other Mitragyna Speciosa trees. Some studies claim that the substances that give rise to the red color of the veins also ensure that the plant is less susceptible to external factors. Red-vein leaves from a trusted source are great for beginners because it will likely produce pleasant calming effects. It gives peace of mind & it may give you a feeling of well-being along with optimism. In addition, red kratom is known as a suitable sleep aid for people with insomnia. Physically, it is known to relax the body & relieve pain. It relaxes the muscles & can be used as a supplement or replacement of pharmaceutical painkillers. The strongest red-vein strains are used to prevent withdrawal symptoms of opiate addicts. Within the red veins, there are considerable differences in the effects & properties. Some strains such as the Red Thai or the Red-Vein Borneo have a sedative effect while others like the Red Sumatra produce an elated mood. As with the other types of kratom, the effects depend on the dose. The red vein produces in small doses a stimulating effect, but overall, the red vein strains are used to promote peace & tranquility.

GREEN/

 
Best described as somewhere in between the red & white kratom strains. It is a mild energy booster that may brighten one up.
 
People who have experimented with it report that it helps them to enhance alertness & focus, to get in the "flow". The green vein strains are more subtle than the red or white veins. In general, they may be useful in treatment of pain & other discomforts, precisely because the green veins do not lead to drowsiness, which is often caused by other analgesic supplements.
 
Green vein kratom can be mixed with red or white kratom strains to create a more rounded flavor with a more sophisticated effect. When properly mixed it prevents the excessive anesthesia of the red veins & the over-stimulation of the white veins.

 

Due to the balanced functioning, green vein kratom is often used against social fears. You may be less afraid & more able to disregard the importance of other people’s impressions & opinions. Therefore, this strain is more popular during recreational activities such as a night out in town. Green vein kratom can make you more talkative, friendly & cheerful. You may be more inclined to immerse yourself among people while comfortable in your own skin.

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