The difference between Kratoms
All Kratom come from one and the same tree: Mitragyna Speciosa. Yet all merchants sell many different varieties and it is difficult to navigate. We will give you the keys in this article to understand what it’s all about.
The great variety of the proposed kratom can be explained by several factors: the mode of drying with a prior fermentation of the leaves or not, the leaves selected according to their veins, and the geographical origin.
On a single tree, mature, ready-to-use leaves can have different color veins: white, green, or red. Concentrations of alkaloids vary from one color to another, which leads to slightly different effects:
• White veins are known to be more stimulating
• Red veins are known to be more relaxing and less stimulating
• Green veins are a good balance between reds and whites
Note that in a plantation, a small percentage of trees will have a slight genetic difference characterized by horned leaves. The specific use of these leaves makes it possible to obtain Maeng Da.
The drying process
Drying is an essential step in the preparation of Kratom. It must carefully follow different processes to ensure the consumer’s presence in sufficient proportion of valuable alkaloids. This is a step that we entrust only to selected partners.
- Classic drying: leaves are dried in the shade immediately after harvest.
This gives the Kratoms White and Green. For green leaves, if you remove the central vein at the very beginning of the drying process, you get the Super Green.
- Drying after fermentation: the leaves are placed in fermentation for several days and this will change their color that will take on brown hues.
The result is Gold (mixed veins) and Super Red (longer fermentation on only red veins).
Mytragina Speciosa is a tree that particularly appreciates wetlands: swamps, banks of rivers or lakes. The better the tree is, the better the quality of the Kratom produced. Our partners all have fields in prime environments for their culture, located in Borneo, Indonesia.