How many different strains of Kratom powder have you tried before? Have you ever thought about how many different types of Kratom are out there?
It seems as though there are hundreds of different types of Kratom, which can make the Kratom consumer very happy.
Not to burst your bubble, but while there may be many various (even hundreds?) of Kratom options for you to try today, however, there’s only a few strains which make up the entire bunch.
Before you go sobbing into your pillow, it’s important to understand each strain and what it can do for you. The reason there seems to be so many types of Kratom for you to try is for various reasons – one supplier will call each white, green, or red a certain name to differentiate which farmer he gets it from. Another supplier will simply mix two different farmers greens together – or a red and white and call it something else. Some strains are categorized by region but some of the region names really don’t mean anything.
Let’s talk about these three strains. Also, these are not in any particular order of importance. Depending on what you like you can arrange these how you want.
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Are you curious about how your favorite strain of Kratom arrived at that specific color? If you’ve ever wondered about how your green vein arrived to be green, or how your white vein turned white, I want to share some very interesting information with you.
How Do They Get The Vein Color?
Before we discuss these three different strains of Kratom, let’s talk about HOW each of these stains turns into their specific color.
We’ve heard all kinds of different guesses – red vein comes from a specific region, green vein is wild grown, white vein simply means it’s had a lot of water during its life cycle.
While all of these seem to sound logical, it’s not the way it happens.
In fact, the end result of the color doesn’t necessarily mean it was originally that color to begin with. Especially for you, I sat down with Kratom connoisseur Johnny Clark to share specific facts about changing the vein color of Kratom.
Johnny gives an example of Green Borneo. The odds are, he says, the Green Borneo was originally an actual red vein leaf, but dried a specific way to achieve these green characteristics.
Normally, greens are dried inside an air-conditioned room with little to no light/lamp. After this they are dried outside for an hour or so.
Mr. Clark surmises about 75% – 85% of the green and white strains are originally red vein in the beginning.
The originating vein color doesn’t mean a whole lot, but what you do (as a farmer) after you harvest that counts.
A lot of the vein color has mostly to do with how the leaf is dried (whether inside or outside makes a big difference). Other variables are how it is fermented, or how much sunlight, lamplight, or UV light it had been exposed to. However, stay focused on the drying process because this is the key feature in your favorite strain color.
For example, whites are made usually by drying the leaf entirely inside (generally no light), while reds are made either from sunlight/lamp (UV light) or fermentation.
Other important factors Johnny explained are location of the leaves, soil content, and rainy/hot and dry season. Usually, the rainy season will produce slightly brighter/pale Kratom which also could be a little less potent.
When it comes to the farming aspect of these Kratom leaves, farmers can only have white, red, green, and Bentuangie (which is fermented red vein). The interesting aspect Johnny talked about was how farmers could also have yellows which are usually blends.
Do you have a specific yellow strain you love? I personally love Yellow Vietnam myself. But when it comes to talking about vein colors, yellow is probably the most interesting arrived-at vein color – and probably one of the most-guessed at/controversial veins when it comes to this processes.
Basically, yellows are blends (like a red/green mix) that are fermented, or a green/white fermented. Johnny hypothesizes on how some farmers make a white or green by drying inside, then a little sun exposure, and finally ferment the product slightly to make a yellow vein color.
Hopefully this clears up how your Kratom leaf vein got its color.
Although the majority of white and green strains originated from an actual red veined leaf, there ARE white and green vein leaves as well, they’re just very rare and most of the time very hard to find.
Now you know the important factors in getting a specific vein color, remember most of it has to do with the drying process, let’s discuss these three major vein colors.
#1 – Red Strain Kratom
The red strain Kratom is one of my favorites. Red strain Kratom is by far the best selling and most popular strain of Kratom in the industry. Growing mostly in Southeast Asia, red vein takes precedence over all other strains.
What stands out with this plant is its tenacity to grow in just about any environment. Scientists marvel at how it can grow both in knee deep water and/or dry arid environments.
Truly this strain is the hulk of all Kratom plants.
The Hybrid Red Strain Mixtures
Here are some of our pure red strains of Kratom:
These are just a few of the examples of what you can get over at the Kratom Shop today. If you’re looking for potency, the red hybrids are always a great choice to try.
#2 – Green Strain Kratom
Green vein Kratom is a more balanced effect in alkaloid content and potency.
Dubbed as the “middle of the road” between the red and white vein strains, Mr. Green is no slouch when it comes to holding its own in the Kratom community. While maybe not the first choice of most Kratom users, green vein comes in at a close second in popularity.
Also, Kratom users have reported a more “sophisticated” flavor than the red which comes in slightly more bitter than green.
The Pure Green Strain Mixtures
I have found that mixing the greens is one of the best routes to go. You get the full effect of each leaf you have mixed. Remember, each strain, even if it’s the same color leaf, has different alkaloid characteristics so these working together is always good. Here are some great green’s you should be watching for over in Kats Botanicals:
#3 – White Strain Kratom
White strain Kratom is on the other end of the spectrum from red vein leaf. Not for the faint of heart, white vein is usually for a niche specific group who really love and understand the properties of this leaf.
The white strain is commonly known to be mixed with a red or green strain among most Kratom users, but has also been known to be popular by itself as well.
If you’re a new Kratom user and are wanting to try it for the first time, you need to slowly ease yourself into the white strains, perhaps making your own hybrid mixtures with reds and/or greens first.
Here’s some great whites we sell.
Pure White Strain Mixtures
Yes, there’s a lot of different types of Kratom. However, when it all boils down to it, there are only 3 strains. All of the fancy names are just creative mixtures and blends that work together to help you get on with your day. Whether you have just plain old red strain or a bag of red and a bag of green, you can make your own hybrid and call it whatever you want.