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Kratom is a fascinating evergreen tree from Southeast Asia with close familial ties to the coffee plant. It has been used traditionally for centuries in countries like Borneo and Malaysia, and now Westerners can benefit from this magical tree as well.
When adding something new to your health and wellness routine, it’s sometimes difficult to successfully find the perfect combination of strain, dosage, and usage. It can be confusing, especially with Kratom, due to the many strains and countries of origin.
What Is Kratom?
Kratom trees are a tropical evergreen tree that grows in Southeast Asia in countries like Borneo, Thailand, and Malaysia. Kratom has large green leaves and is prized for its adaptability.
In traditional settings, Southeast Asians have adopted Kratom into their communities for hundreds of years. Traditionally chewed or brewed into a bitter tea, manual laborers used the Kratom leaf to inspire motivation on long days, and communities use it to enhance a festive atmosphere at local rites.
Kratom was introduced in the West in the last century as a botanical that can provide a myriad of benefits – enhanced focus, calm, and motivation among them. What sets Kratom apart from other botanicals is the naturally-occurring alkaloids, especially mitragynine, that are incredibly beneficial to humans.
Green Malay, while not from Malaysia, is called this name for branding purposes. We chose to name this variety Green Malay because of its high alkaloid makeup. Kratom enthusiasts who love Green Malay know exactly how potent this green vein Kratom can be.
Generally, there are three different strains of Kratom – green, red, and white. These can be mixed to create hybrid strains. Each strain has a different outcome and, depending on your aim, knowing which you like best can help you decide which type of Kratom is right for your lifestyle.
Red vein Kratom promotes peace and calm and can help ease you into a more meditative, positive mindset. White vein Kratom enhances a feeling of well-being and optimism and enables you to seize the day. Green vein Kratom provides motivation and helps you focus on what needs to get done throughout your busy day.
Hybrid blends offer the benefits of more than one Kratom strain. For example, white and green Kratom promotes better alertness and overall balance, and the combination of the two elucidates their individual qualities.
Green Malay Kratom
Green Malay Kratom is one of the most in-demand types of Kratom due to its ability to survive in adverse environments and the longevity of its leaves.
Kats Botanicals’ Green Malay Kratom is sourced from the Nibung region of Indonesia. The stems are removed from the leaves first and then the leaves are dried for about one day indoors. It is 100% green vein Kratom.
Green Malay has one of the highest concentrations of alkaloids. These naturally occurring compounds are what make Kratom such a beneficial plant. It grows in dense tropical jungles and has been used by Indonesians for centuries, aiding focus and tenacity on long journeys, for instance. Kratom connoisseurs tout this variety’s ability to last for a long time, both in storage and in the outcome. For this reason, it is one of the most economical strains on the market.
Green Malay boasts 40 active alkaloids in its chemical makeup, and it also has a higher concentration of mitragynine, the alkaloid with the most profound influence.
It also has a more significant concentration of another alkaloid – 7 hydroxymitragynine. The combination of the high levels of these essential alkaloids results in a potent outcome, making this strain one of the ones in the highest demand globally.
Pay Attention to Dosage
One of the critical elements of adopting Kratom into your wellness regimen is deciding on dosage. The serving for Kratom is 2.4 grams, not to exceed two doses in one 24-hour period. Since Green Malay, in particular, has so many active alkaloid components, it’s vital to start small and find the perfect dosage for you to enjoy or enhance your overall well-being.
Start with one gram and document any boosts to your well-being. Add to the dosage a half a gram at a time and observe. At some point, you will find the perfect balance to boost your well-being throughout the day.
Green Malay Kratom is unique in that there is a different outcome according to the size of the dosage. At lower levels, this strain imbues a sense of calmness; in larger ones, this strain provides enhanced cognition and focus. Depending on what benefits you would like from your Kratom, you can find your perfect dosage after some slight adjustments.
Storage and Usage
While tea is one of the most popular ways to take Kratom, many Western Kratom aficionados balk at Kratom’s strong herbal taste. With the advent of Kratom powder and the ability for consumers to make Kratom capsules, the bitter taste is easily navigated.
Many Kratom users mix powdered Green Malay Kratom into smoothies and foods, like applesauce, which can mask the taste. In general, any food or drink that can have other spices and herbs added to it is a great candidate as a vehicle for your Kratom powder, as you can use strong-tasting additives to cover the taste.
Another incredibly useful method of ingesting Kratom is with capsules. You can make your Kratom capsules from whatever strain you would like. Capsules completely bypass the taste, they’re discreet, convenient and you can easily adjust your dosage. You can take them with you on-the-go for a boost in well-being no matter where you are in your daily routine.
To store your Kratom, whether it’s in powder or leaf form, choose a dark, dry spot with an even temperature. The primary foes of your Kratom’s longevity, even if it’s known as one of the long-lasting strains out there like green Malay, are damp, light, and oxygen. Store it in dark containers with a tight seal or plastic bags, out of sunlight and away from humidity.
If you’re just starting on your Kratom journey, pick the right ingestion method for you, and store your Kratom properly.
Green Malay Kratom is one of the most potent varieties. Kats Botanicals has a strong rapport with growers and processors of Kratom throughout Southeast Asia and can guarantee the potency of the Kratom they sell.
It is crucial to adhere to traditional standards of growing, harvesting, and drying Kratom. If you pick Kratom too early or too late, the leaves won’t have as many active alkaloids in them. Exposing Kratom trees to a lot of heat and sun in the final weeks before harvest can make the tree grow in a frenzy.
After harvesting the leaves, Kratom processors create the different strains by subjecting the leaves to specific amounts (or no) sunlight. This process produces different color strains, corresponding with the strain’s name – green, red, white, or yellow.
If a vendor doesn’t seem to have a healthy relationship with Kratom harvesters and processors, you may want to look elsewhere. Those without the benefit of traditional community knowledge may not know when to harvest or how to dry each strain of leaf precisely.
Ensure that the Kratom vendor you choose uses a third-party laboratory to test its products for impurities and quality. Outside testing provides a non-biased chemical assessment of the product, so you know your Green Malay contains 100% Kratom and nothing else.
Outside lab testing can also tell you if the product has any impurities like heavy metals, pesticides, or bacteria. A reputable vendor like Kats Botanicals always provides customers these lab results on request. If a batch of Kratom does not meet Kats Botanicals’ strict testing standards, it is thrown out.
Green Malay Kratom is one of the superstars of the Kratom family. It lasts a long time in storage, is a highly adaptable strain with loads of alkaloids, and has a wide range of benefits, depending on your wellness goals. There’s a reason it is so popular with so many Kratom aficionados.
Additionally, Green Malay may just open your eyes to other strains of Kratom that you may not have tried yet. Many consumers have found that, once they started to try different strains and varieties of Kratom, they were pleasantly surprised.
Green Malay may be the perfect introduction to Kratom or the switch in your routine you’ve been looking for. Try this time-tested variety of Kratom to boost your well-being and promote your sense of optimism.