When shopping for Kratom online, it’s going to be a matter of time before you come across Yellow Kratom. This variety of Kratom has been around for decades, and it’s becoming increasingly popular with Kratom users for a long list of reasons.
Kat’s Botanicals is a supplier of premium Yellow Kratom made with the purest, cleanest Kratom imported directly from southeast Asia. When it comes to this kind of Kratom, you might say that we are ‘Kratom Konnoisseurs’, and we’ve put together this Yellow Kratom Guidebook to aid you on your journey as you find the best Kratom strains that work for you.
In this guidebook, we’ll be exploring the origins of Yellow Kratom—where it comes from, how it’s produced, and the effects it provides. Of all of the different Kratom categories that exist, there seems to be the most amount of confusion surrounding Yellow, Gold, and other ‘non-standard’ Kratom types. So, the Kratom experts at Kat’s are here to set the record straight!
Let’s get started.
What Exactly Is Yellow Kratom?
Simply put, Yellow Kratom is a blend of Kratom that incorporates two or more varying Kratom strains. Just as with Gold Kratom, many Kratom vendors will blend white Kratom and red Kratom and then call the resulting mix ‘yellow’.
Contrary to what many people think, there is no ‘Yellow Vein’ Kratom tree like there are Red Vein, Green Vein, and White Vein Kratom trees. In fact, the word ‘yellow’ in Yellow Kratom is not a descriptor of the leaf veins at all. Instead, the term yellow refers to what happens when you mix red and green together, just as if you were to combine red light and green light.
For many Kratom users, Yellow Kratom strikes the perfect balance between ‘motivating’ and ‘calming’, without providing too much of either effect. It’s often referred to as a broad-spectrum Kratom category that includes the best of both Red Vein and Green Vein Kratom strain benefits.
Yellow Is As Yellow Does
Here’s where things can get even more confusing: there is no objective recipe or ratio that is used in the creation of Yellow Kratom. In other words, Kratom vendors take their own liberties in blending Red Vein and Green Vein Kratom strains in whatever ratio they wish, and the result is what they brand as yellow.
For some, this may mean a 1:1 split of equal parts Red Vein and Green Vein Kratom. For others, it could be 2:1, 3:1, or even a 2:1 mixture with a dash of White Vein thrown in for good measure (although, adding White Vein Kratom will often result in a final product that is termed ‘gold’ instead of yellow).
The most important thing to remember about Yellow Kratom is that it is always a blend of at least some Red Vein and some Green Vein. Any other descriptions of this kind of Kratom are done mostly for marketing purposes.
The Effects of Yellow Kratom
Whether you’re brand new to Kratom or you’ve been taking Kratom for years, you deserve to know what kind of effects you can expect in taking Yellow Kratom.
Unfortunately, there isn’t an easy answer to this question, for two main reasons:
- Kratom affects everyone differently. The alkaloids in the Kratom plant are metabolized slightly differently for everyone. For some, certain Kratom strains can evoke feelings of peacefulness and tranquility, whereas others might experience an uplifted mood or improved optimism by taking the same strain. Dosage amounts also factor into this; smaller doses can improve alertness, while larger doses can have more of a sublimating effect.
- Because Yellow Kratom mixes are not uniform, the effects they provide will vary from vendor to vendor. This is one of the most important reasons why dealing with a reliable, consistent Kratom vendor is so critical to getting the most out of your Kratom experience. Kat’s Botanicals sells Yellow Kratom that is consistently pure and perfectly formulated to get the best from both Red Vein and Green Vein Kratom strains.
Granting that Yellow Kratom brands differ so widely, there are some generally agreed-upon effects that can be attributed to Green Vein, White Vein, and Red Vein Kratom (any of which can be used to create a Yellow Kratom mix).
Green Vein Kratom Effects
Yellow Kratom strains that borrow from the Green Vein strain do so because of the motivating, focus-enhancing effects that Green Vein Kratom is known for providing. Green Vein Kratom is often considered a ‘middle-of-the-road’ Kratom strain due to the combination of both uplifting and wellness-enhancing effects it provides.
Red Vein Kratom Effects
Red Vein Kratom is most notable for producing calm, tranquil feelings. For this reason, many Kratom users prefer taking Red Vein Kratom later in the day.
[Fun Fact: Did you know that 80%+ of all Kratom trees have red-veined leaf patterns while the tree is still alive? It’s true! It’s not until the cultivators harvest and dry the Kratom leaves using special techniques that the venation color changes to white or green. In many cases, Red Vein Kratom leaves are left to ferment indoors, giving the Kratom a darker color.]
White Vein Kratom Effects
White Vein Kratom is commonly taken when an energizing, ‘get up and go’ feeling is desired. This strain is great for taking earlier in the day, and it pairs very well with coffee, tea, or other caffeinated beverages.
White Vein Kratom is sometimes used in Yellow Kratom formulations to add a bit of an ‘edge’ to the mix, rounding out the overall effects quite well.
Yellow Kratom Origins
For as long as Kratom has been traditionally used (at least 200 years), it’s been consumed in a variety of ways.
Many cultures in southeast Asia are so used to the Kratom tree growing in their environment that they simply pluck the leaves straight from the tree and chew them. Traditionally, however, the leaves are harvested and then dried using one or more of the following techniques:
- Sunlit drying. After the Kratom leaves are harvested, they are left in the sun to dry naturally. Exposure to sunlight alters the alkaloid profile in a way that produces slightly different effects.
- Indoor drying. Using this method, the Kratom cultivators bring the harvested leaves indoors and use forced air to dry them. A variation of this method involves exposing the leaves to UV light.
- Hybrid drying. Combining both sunlight and indoors drying is often used to yield unique Kratom leaf alkaloid profiles that are desirable for some Kratom users.
Remember: because Yellow Kratom is always a blend of two or more Kratom strains (at least some Red Vein and some Green Vein), the resulting effects are most likely to be comprehensive, taking a little from each strain and contributing to an overall sense of improved wellness.
How to Take Yellow Kratom
After the mixing process is complete, Yellow Kratom is packaged and distributed throughout the world. But, not all Yellow Kratom is created equal!
There are at least five different formats that Yellow Kratom can take. They include:
- Crushed leaf
- Loose powder
- Encapsulated powder
Yellow Kratom that comes in crushed leaf format is most suitable for making brewed Kratom teas, as the consistency of the substance is very coarse.
Some Yellow Kratom users prefer the stem-and-vein format, as it incorporates more of the natural plant matter than just the leaf sections.
Loose Yellow Kratom powder is by far the most commonly used format of Yellow Kratom, as it’s easy to mix into whatever beverage or food is preferred.
Alternatively, encapsulated Yellow Kratom powder is a cleaner and more discrete way to dose.
Lastly, Yellow Kratom extracts provide the user with a bit more ‘oomph’, offering up to 50x potency in some distillations.
Yellow Kratom Dosage Sizes
If you’re totally new to Yellow Kratom, Kat’s Botanicals recommends a starting dose of 2.4 grams, or one level teaspoon. This dosage size should be sufficient for you to gauge how your body responds to the Kratom alkaloids.
From there, you can modify your dose accordingly. People with more body mass or higher tolerances may need slightly more to experience the fullness of the effects. Regardless, it’s recommended that you do not exceed more than two, 2.4-gram doses in any 24-hour period.
Yellow Kratom can have life-changing, positive effects for many people. However, it’s important to maintain a healthy respect for this plant and only use as much as you need to realize the desired effects.
Over time, it’s common for people to develop tolerances to Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine (the two main alkaloids that are responsible for Kratom’s effects). When this happens, it’s advisable to either take a break from Kratom for a few days or to modify the dosage regimen with strain variations or stem-and-leaf doses.
Pure, Lab-Tested Yellow Kratom from Kat’s
At Kat’s Botanicals, we’re passionate about supplying only the highest-quality Yellow Kratom on the market.
To do this, we invest heavily in independent, third-party lab testing of our Kratom. When you’re ready to skip the rest and go with the best, you’re ready for Yellow Kratom from Kat’s Botanicals. Here’s to your health, and Kratom ON!
Yellow Kratom can refer to strains of white vein Kratom that are dried in a unique way. Or, it can be a mix of various Kratom strains (also called a ‘blend’). Yellow Kratom is reputed for providing multiple, high-impact benefits.
Many yellow vein Kratom users report improved feelings of positivity, enhanced outlook on life, and more motivation to power through difficult tasks.
The benefits of yellow vein Kratom will vary from person to person. Generally speaking, yellow vein Kratom promotes a sense of well-being and centeredness, among other benefits.
You should take the least amount of yellow vein Kratom that provides noticeable benefits. For some, this can be a dose as small as half a teaspoon.
Yes. You can easily make tea with yellow vein Kratom by mixing the powder into your favorite beverage (i.e., water, coffee, juice, etc.).