The world is experiencing a revolution in wellness thanks to a simple plant. Kratom is changing the lives of millions, and Kats Botanicals has become the supplier of choice for pure, premium, lab-tested Kratom people rely on every day. Read on to learn about Kratom’s history, its uses, and what to expect if you’re new to this amazing botanical product.
Varieties of Kratom
All Kratom products come from the same species of tree—Mitragyna Speciosa. This tree is native to southeast Asia, where it grows naturally in places like Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. There are dozens of different cultivation, harvesting, and drying methods that can be used to produce unique ‘strains’, each with their own alkaloid profiles and subjective effects for the user. Kratom is broadly classified into four main categories: Red Vein, Green Vein, White Vein, and Specialty Blends.
Red Vein Kratom
As the day is coming to an end and it’s time to wind down, reach for a Red Vein Kratom strain. These strains have a distinctively dark, rich coloration all their own, and they’re celebrated for helping the user to ease into a comfortable state of calmness. Red Vein Kratom strains are often produced using post-harvest fermentation techniques. Most notable of these techniques involves placing the freshly harvested Kratom leaves into permeable burlap bags and leaving them to ferment in a controlled, indoor environment for days at a time. Many Kratom users rely on Red Vein Kratom to help them recover from exercise-induced soreness and to relax and unwind at the end of a long day.
Green Vein Kratom
If White Vein Kratom is great for morning-time use, then Green Vein Kratom is next in line for use during the daylight hours. This category of Kratom often undergoes hybrid drying methods, some of which involve leaving the stems attached as the Kratom leaves dry in both indoor and outdoor environments. These time-tested processing methods have been proven out over generations, and the result is a powerful final product that is great to use for fast, potent wellness enhancement.
White Vein Kratom
Kratom color categories get their names from the varying hues that the powder takes on as it is dried and processed after harvesting. In the case of White Vein Kratom, the powder is light-colored because of the intense drying methods used on the Kratom leaves. Outdoor exposure to hours of direct sunlight produces a highly desirable alkaloid profile many uses find ideal as an addition to their morning routine. White Vein Kratom is an excellent ‘pick-me-up’ known for boosting productivity and pep when you need it most!
When more than one Kratom strain is mixed together, the result is a blended strain that takes on its own suite of unique effects. This mixture can even be a combination of two or more strains from the same color category, or it can be a combination of strains from different color categories. The idea is to take the best of what each strain has to offer and bring them together to yield a strain that delivers a wider range of positive effects. It’s worth experimenting with these Specialty Blends to find out which ones work best for you!
What is Kratom?
Kratom is the informal name of the Mitragyna Speciosa plant. This plant has been culturally used as a wellness-enhancing botanical aid for hundreds of years, and its history originates in southeast Asia. Kratom trees produce broad, thick leaves and can grow 30+ feet high in the right conditions. The leaves of the Kratom tree are often chewed whole or ground into a fine powder to use as an addition to tea, coffee, juices, or smoothies and yogurts. The leaves of the Kratom tree contain more than a dozen unique, naturally occurring plant alkaloids that work together to produce the positive effects the plant is known for. Among these alkaloids, two are especially important: Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. Different Kratom strains contain different ratios of these alkaloids, which is why the effects they produce vary widely across the Kratom strain spectrum. Many factors contribute to how potent a strain is or what types of effects it has. These factors include the soil type the Kratom tree was grown in, the environmental humidity and amount of sunlight received, the level of maturity the tree was at when leaves were harvested, and the drying methods used to create the final powder. Kats Botanicals provides a wide variety of Kratom strains all sourced from 100% organic, ethically operated plantations located in Kratom’s homeland of southeast Asia.
Benefits of Kratom
Depending on the strain used, Kratom can have effects that run the gamut from being inspiring and uplifting to being calming and peace-inducing.
Most White Vein Kratom strains are mostly used for added ‘zip’ in the AM. Green Vein Kratom strains provide a ‘full-spectrum’ Kratom experience and are useful throughout the daylight hours. Red Vein Kratom is generally reserved for use in the later hours of the day as a means to help decompress and relax. Broadly speaking, Kratom effects can include:
Keep in mind that everyone’s experience with Kratom is subjective, and a strain that works great for one person may have negligible effects for others. For this reason, experimentation is key! Thankfully, we’re here to help by providing more than 25 unique Kratom strains, all of which are lab-tested for purity and potency and backed by our 30-day, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
We Offer the Best Kratom Products on the Market
With as many different Kratom suppliers as there are out there, it can be confusing to choose the right one. At Kats Botanicals, our Kratom quality is backed by a multi-phase approach to purity and potency. This includes heat pasteurization, small-batch lab testing, and use of facilities and procedures that comply with the American Kratom Associations Current Good Manufacturing Program (cGMP). Lastly, remember that the Kats Botanicals team is always available with support and resources to help you along your Kratom journey. Have questions? Send them our way! We love educating consumers about the powerful benefits of the Kratom plant, and we can’t wait to hear your testimonial!