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We Are Open For Business

Open For Business – Online Kratom

We are open for business.

Hello everyone, we wanted to reach out and let everyone know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Hope that you and your loved ones are safe and doing well in these tough and strange times. 

With that said, we consider ourselves to be an essential business. We consider our customers, the OK family, to be essential people. 

We have made the decision to stay open, albeit with a few extra precautions and a limited staff. 

Please keep this in mind, we will do our best to answer the phone, but sometimes we are unable to. 

Please leave us a message and we will get back with you directly. 

We are doing our best to handle everything as if it was a standard workday, but alas, this situation  has forced us to prioritize things differently. 

So only one person is answering phone calls, and that has been the biggest concern we have heard from customers. 

Please be patient with us. 

We will get through this, and be a stronger community afterward. 

Thank you kindly, 

Online Kratom Family


Sector profile

The Health Care and Public Health (HPH) Sector is large, diverse, and open, spanning both the public and private sectors. It includes publicly accessible healthcare facilities, research centers, suppliers, manufacturers, and other physical assets and vast, complex public-private information technology systems required for care delivery and to support the rapid, secure transmission and storage of large amounts of HPH data.

Essential workforce, if remote working is not practical:

  1. Health care providers and caregivers (including physicians, dentists, psychologists, mid-level practitioners, nurses, assistants, and aids; infection control and quality assurance personnel; pharmacists; physical, respiratory, speech and occupational therapists and assistants; social workers and providers serving individuals with disabilities including developmental disabilities; optometrists; speech pathologists; chiropractors; diagnostic and therapeutic technicians; and radiology technologists).
  2. Workers required for effective clinical, command, infrastructure, support service, administrative, security and intelligence operations across the direct patient care and full healthcare and public health spectrum, including accounting, administrative, admitting and discharge, engineering, accrediting, certification, licensing, credentialing, epidemiological, source plasma and blood donation, food service, environmental services, housekeeping, medical records, information technology and operational technology, nutritionists, sanitarians; emergency medical services workers; prehospital workers including but not limited to urgent care workers; inpatient and hospital workers; outpatient care workers; home care workers; workers at long-term care facilities, residential and community-based providers; workplace safety workers).
  3. Workers needed to support transportation to and from healthcare facilities and provider appointments.
  4. Workers needed to provide laundry services, food services, reprocessing of medical equipment, and waste management.
  5. Vendors and suppliers (including imaging, pharmacy, oxygen services, durable medical equipment)
  6. Workers who perform critical clinical research, development, and testing needed for COVID-19 response. 
  7. Workers in other medical and life science facilities (including Ambulatory Health and Surgical, Blood Banks, Clinics, Community Mental Health, Comprehensive Outpatient rehabilitation, End Stage Renal Disease, Health Departments, Home Health care, Hospices, Hospitals, Long Term Care, Organ Pharmacies, Procurement Organizations, Psychiatric, Residential, Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers, and retail facilities specializing in medical goods and supplies, including cannabis).
  8. Workers for health manufacturing (including life science companies, and companies that have shifted production to medical supplies), materials and parts suppliers, technicians, logistics and warehouse operators, printers, packagers, and distributors of medical equipment (including those who test and repair), personal protective equipment (PPE), isolation barriers, medical gases, pharmaceuticals (including materials used in radioactive drugs, and cannabis products), dietary supplements, blood and blood products, vaccines, testing materials, laboratory supplies, cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting or sterilization supplies, personal hygiene products, and tissue and paper towel products.
  9. Public health / community health workers, including those who compile, model, analyze and communicate public health information.
  10. Behavioral and mental health workers responsible for coordination, outreach, engagement, and treatment to individuals in need of mental health and/or behavioral services. 
  11. Donors of blood bone marrow, blood stem cell, or plasma and the workers of the organizations that operate and manage related activities.
  12. Workers that manage health plans, billing, and health information.
  13. Workers who conduct community-based public health functions, conducting epidemiologic surveillance, compiling, analyzing and communicating public health information.
  14. Workers performing IT and cybersecurity functions at healthcare and public health facilities.
  15. Workers performing security, incident management, and emergency operations functions at or on behalf of healthcare entities including healthcare coalitions.
  16. Pharmacy employees, including workers necessary to maintain uninterrupted prescription filling.
  17. Workers in retail facilities specializing in medical goods and supplies. 
  18. Public health and environmental health workers, including workers specializing in environmental health that focus on implementing environmental controls, sanitary and infection control interventions, healthcare facility safety and emergency preparedness planning, engineered work practices, and developing guidance and protocols for appropriate PPE to prevent COVID-19 disease transmission; Public health/ community health workers (including call center workers) who conduct community- based public health functions, conducting epidemiologic surveillance and compiling, analyzing, and communicating public health information.
  19. Mortuary services providers, including workers performing mortuary, funeral, cremation burial, cemetery, and related services, including funeral homes, crematoriums, cemetery workers and coffin makers.
  20. Workers who coordinate with other organizations to ensure the proper recovery, handling, identification, transportation, tracking, storage, and disposal of human remains and personal effects; certify cause of death; and facilitate access to behavioral and mental health services to the family members, responders, and survivors of an incident. 
  21. Workers supporting veterinary hospitals and clinics.

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Stagnant Strain Syndrome. What is it?

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Stagnant Strain Syndrome. What is it? We get asked about Kratom tolerance at least a few times a day. It is important to understand this and be conscious of it as well.

Stagnant Strain Syndrome. What is it?

What is Kratom Tolerance, Will it happen to me?

This question is brought to our attention usually once a customer realizes that their doses have been growing in size. They are not getting the same effects from the Kratom as they were when they first started taking Kratom. Over time your body will become less sensitive to the alkaloids in the Kratom plant. This usually leads to bigger doses, less time between doses and ultimately you’re spending more money.

THIS IS NORMAL.. Nothing to be alarmed by, We will need to break this down into a few sections to understand what’s going on and how to combat the issue. 

Stagnant Strain Syndrome 

This is a term that you will hear veterans of the industry talk about as well as educated vendors. This is referring to the lack of effect you will get when using the same strain repeatedly. You are most likely to know this from your morning cup of coffee. Most people drink the same kind of coffee every morning at home. But, when you are out at maybe a friend’s house and have a cup of coffee, it will feel stronger. This is essentially the same thing.

Although all Kratom is the same plant, we look at all the variations as if they were strains. The strains come from the age of the leaf when harvested, The maturity of the tree, the drying process as well as the soil composition and weather conditions where the trees grow. All of these things affect how the alkaloids in the Kratom leaf mature, giving all 27 alkaloids different strengths. This is why people have preferences in vein color and strains. They affect us all differently.

The alkaloids in your favorite strain of Kratom are different than any other strain. When you expose your body to the same variations of alkaloids over and over again, your body gets used to them. This is why you start to see an increase in your dosage. This is what we call Stagnant Strain Syndrome. There are a few ways to keep this at bay, Keep your favorite strain your favorite and hopefully keep a few extra bucks in your bill fold.

Multiple Strains on a Rotation and a Schedule

Here at Online Kratom we urge customers to rotate through 3-4 strains a week. The best way to do this is to find a strain that works best for you for different times of the day. Find a strain that gets you going in the morning, A strain to keep you going and help with focus for a midday boost and a strain for the end of the day that can help you relax. This is just an example but, by finding a schedule like this, It will keep your tolerance low. You’re Vendor should be willing to help with this. It is also the reason we always give out FREE samples with all orders. We want customers to find multiple stains that work for them.

Kratom Fusions and Blends

Another way to combat Stagnant Strain Syndrome is to blend a few strains together. We have had many years to learn from our customers and have made many Fusion Blends that our customers love. For Example.. Our Brahma Bali Kratom Fusion is a blend of Mitra Red Borneo and Mitra White Borneo. This is not only our best selling strain but can benefit customers who prefer White Strains and Red Strains. For customers that Like Red Strains, You will still get all the same effects you love with Red Borneo but you may find this is a great solution to add some energy and focus into your midday regiment. For customers who prefer White Strains this may be the perfect strain to add to your schedule for evenings and help knock you down a peg. If you are not sure what Fusion or Blend is best for you, Give us a call.

We have helped many customers find successful rotations and schedules and they work tremendously. The doses are staying the same and their favorite strains are keeping their luster. By not allowing your body and brain to find a stable concentration of alkaloids, your tolerance will be less likely to grow.

Try Kratom with a Potentiate

There are a few supplements and spices you can take with Kratom to make it more efficient, stronger and last longer. Not to mention that the ones I will be pointing out are good to take anyways.

Turmeric – Turmeric has been voted as one of the healthiest supplements/spices you can take on a daily basis. It is a natural Anti-Inflammatory, It will dramatically Increase the capacity of Antioxidants to your body and has been shown to improve brain function among many other benefits. When mixed with Kratom it acts as a potentiate. It will help activate the alkaloids within the Kratom leaf and sustain them much longer. This in turn feels like the Kratom is stronger and will help it last longer.

Magnesium – Magnesium can help lower the tolerance levels in your body. Magnesium is filled with NMDA receptor antagonists, this is why it works so well with Kratom. However, Very little is needed. Magnesium can be calming in higher doses.

We Are Here For You

We tell this to all of our customers… Kratom is a Journey, We can help guide you but it’s up to you to try the different products and give us feedback on how they affect you. We are happy to help find you the perfect weekly regiment. Stagnant Strain Syndrome can be frustrating and expensive. These are just a few tips to keep this little miracle we call Kratom working for you. If you have any further questions please feel free to call us or drop us a line through the website.

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Try our New Products

Try our New Products

Try our New Products

Here at Online Kratom we are always trying to expand to our array of products. Above all, we are excited to announce 3 New Kratom Products. 1 Kratom Fusion called the Kurma Kratom Fusion and 2 Kratom Extracts. The Pure White Extract and the Green Envy.

Lately, We have had a lot of customers asking for a more energetic strains. We dove into the lab as some would say and have come up with products we are proud of. Please check them out. We have had some great feedback on them.

New Online Krarom Products
Kurma Kratom Fusion, Pure White Kratom Extract, Green Envy Kratom Extract

Kurma Kratom Fusion

For instance, The Kurma Fusion is a great blend for energy and focus. This strain is based with Krishna Green Malay blended with Parvati White Thai. Both strains are know for their energizing properties as well as their long lasting behaviors. You will find that this blend of products is perfectly balanced to give you an enhanced mood lift.

Green Envy Extract

Also Green Envy Kratom Extract is created by using 3 different isolation processes that yield a pure, full spectrum extract. After that, Our Green Envy is a blend of Shiva Green Maeng Da, Parvati Green Thai and our Mitra Green Borneo. This strain Extract will give you a great mood lift with clean energy as well as a cool confidence kind of vibe. This is stronger than standard strains. Please Note: Kratom Extracts are much stronger than a regular strain.

Pure White Extract

The Pure White Kratom Extract is created by using 3 different isolation processes that yield a pure, full spectrum extract. Our Pure White is a blend of Shiva White Maeng Da, Parvati WhiteThai and our Mitra White Borneo . This strain Extract will give you a great mood enhancment with clean energy and is know to help with Focus and Anxiety. This is the Most requested Extract Strain by our customers. Please Note: Kratom Extracts are much stronger than a regular strain.

All orders can be placed on the website or over the phone.

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Veterans Day Sale – All Weekend Long

“I can’t claim to know the words of all the national anthems in the world, but I don’t know of any other that ends with a question and a challenge as ours does: Does that flag still wave o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave? That is what we must all ask.”

– Ronald Reagan, speech at the Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Day of 1982

As long as we are the home of the brave, We will be the land of the FREE. And for that, We are incredibly grateful for the veterans that were and are willing to lay it all on the line for this country. We salute You!



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Brahma Bali Kratom +

Brahma Bali

Brahma Bali Kratom Plus For an energy alternative. One constant of our Brahma Bali Plus is said to be long-acting and strong.

This strain is an enhanced version of our best selling product the Brahma Bali.

Customers often find one attribute to be more dominant than the other between the different colored veined Kratom leaves.

Most people tend to agree that Bali is a perfect fusion of the Reds and the Whites.

Bali Kratom

Setting up your safe space means that you are going to be looking at putting in the best quality ingredients to have it all work properly for you in one place. Amongst the priority products you need to have, Kratom powder should be top of the list. Why? It’s the best. Still need more? No problem. The Brahma Bali Plus Kratom that you’ll find here is going to give you the highest amounts of active alkaloids within the strain on Kratom, giving you the maximum out of your investment. you may also like the kratom fusions.

Kratom Fusion

You’ll be able to use this premium product as needed, and you’ll find that these kratom capsules and powders are going to deliver more than you could have hoped from a similar product. There are a lot of perks to considering kratom powder, you just need to understand how this one is going to be better in terms of its comfort and enhanced design.

  • Enhanced relaxation: These kratom capsules will offer guaranteed enhanced relaxation that offers peace of mind with knowing that you are going with the best option available for kratom powder.
  • Equivalent to premium in other brands: Kratom comes in different qualities, and when you go with ours, you’ll be getting equivalent to the premium blend in other brands, but it’s for the same price. So, you get better kratom capsules for less. Mixes of multiple strains and colors.

This is the source that you want to trust (for the right reasons) when you are looking at professional, premium-grade Premier Brahma Bali Plus Kratom. This is the quality and brand that you’re looking for to create your own personal oasis.

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Fall into SAVINGS Online Kratom Sale


Its Fall Y’all. Now that Fall is here, time to TURN OVER A NEW LEAF. Rake in the savings with our newest special. All Greens are discounted an additional 10% off.


Don’t forget, E-check Customers get an additional discount of 10%.

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Memorial Day Weekend Sale

Memorial Day Weekend Sale

Memorial Day Weekend Sale

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, you can find discounts on several items. Memorial Day is an American federal holiday that always falls on the last Monday in May. To honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. This year Memorial Day is on Monday, May 27, with the long holiday weekend kicking off on Friday the 25.

Memorial Day weekend is almost here. You might be spending it at the lake or taking advantage of an extra day to sleep in. While you’re relaxing, don’t forget to check out the amazing sales happening. has started its Memorial Day sale, so you can snag red vein kratom, green vein kratom, white vein kratom, and kratom fusions for cheap. Stay tuned some early access deals, with site busters dropping anyday.

Free 25 Gram Sample

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Get Ready for Year’s Busiest Mailing and Shipping Week

Nearly 3 billion pieces of mail to be delivered this week

WASHINGTON— Many consumers are in a sprint to the finish in terms of getting their holiday gifts and greetings in the mail. This week is expected to be the busiest week of the holiday mailing and shipping season for the Postal Service. The agency expects to process and deliver nearly 3 billion pieces of mail, which includes packages, this week alone. In the two weeks leading up to Christmas, Dec. 10-23, the Postal Service expects to deliver nearly 200 million packages each week.

Overall, the Postal Service anticipates delivering nearly 15 billion total pieces of mail and more than 900 million packages between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day — for a total of nearly 16 billion joyful mail and package deliveries this holiday season.

The Postal Service already delivers packages on Sundays in most major cities and, to handle the surge in holiday volume, the agency is expanding its Sunday delivery operations in select high package volume locations. USPS expects to deliver more than 8 million packages each Sunday in December. Mail carriers will also deliver Priority Mail Express packages on Christmas Day in select locations.

Wrap it Up and Put a Bow on it From Home
It’s predicted that today will be the busiest day for online postal consumers. Nearly 400,000 customers will visit for help shipping that special holiday gift. It’s expected that nearly 5 million consumers will take advantage of convenient online services, like Click-N-Ship, to order free Priority Mail boxes, print shipping labels, purchase postage and request free next-day Package Pickup. And unlike many brick-and-mortar stores, is always open.

2018 Holiday Shipping Deadlines
The Postal Service recommends using the following mailing and shipping deadlines*:

  • Dec. 18    – APO/FPO/DPO (except ZIP Code 093) USPS Priority Mail Express
  • Dec. 20    – First-Class Mail (including greeting cards)
  • Dec. 20    – First-class Packages (up to 15.99 ounces)
  • Dec. 20   –  Hawaii to mainland Priority Mail and First-Class Mail
  • Dec. 20    – Priority Mail
  • Dec. 20    – Alaska to mainland Priority Mail and First-Class Mail
  • Dec. 22    – Alaska to mainland Priority Mail Express
  • Dec. 22    – Hawaii to mainland Priority Mail Express
  • Dec. 22    – Priority Mail Express

*Not a guarantee, unless otherwise noted. Dates are for estimated delivery before Dec. 25. Actual delivery date may vary depending on origin, destination, Post Office acceptance date and time and other conditions. Some restrictions apply. For Priority Mail Express shipments mailed Dec. 22 through Dec. 25, the money-back guarantee applies only if the shipment was not delivered, or delivery was not attempted, within two (2) business days.

What’s New this Year
Informed Delivery is the Postal Service’s free daily digital preview of what’s coming to your mailbox. This holiday season, not only can you manage your packages and sneak a peek at cards headed your way, you can also see some exterior images of magazines and catalogs — all from your mobile app, dashboard, tablet or computer. Informed Delivery is one more way the Postal Service is helping you anticipate, communicate and celebrate this holiday season.

Additional Tips
The Postal Service offers shipping tips in 10 video “how to” guides. The videos, which are 3 minutes or shorter, address topics such as how to properly address packages, ship packages and pack a box so items arrive safely.

Additional news and information, including all domestic, international and military mailing and shipping deadlines, can be found on the Postal Service online holiday newsroom at

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.


For U.S. Postal Service media resources, including broadcast quality video and audio and photo stills, visit the USPS Newsroom. Follow us on TwitterInstagramPinterest, and LinkedIn. Subscribe to the USPS YouTube channel, like us on Facebook and enjoy our Postal Posts blog. For more information about the Postal Service, visit and

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Kratom Sale – Veterans Day Event

Kratom Sale, Kratom on Sale

Kratom Sale – Veterans Day Event

Kratom Sale at Online Kratom – 15% off all weekend long, in honor of our veterans and their service fighting for our freedom! Thank You Vets! Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans.

We celebrate and honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. With out the service of these brave american heroes,veterans and active members of U.S. military across the country, the American way of life would not be possible.

Veterans Day Kratom Sale

Online Kratom is excited to announce the launch of Our Veterans Day Kratom Sale our newest Kratom sale that is going for the entire 3 day weekend as a tribute to our american soldiers both active and retired.

Thank you all for your service!

Use the coupon VETERANS to get 15% off all weekend long.

Veterans Day History

Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. At the urging of major veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

Additionally, Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service.[1] It is also not to be confused with Armed Forces Day, a minor U.S. remembrance that also occurs in May, which specifically honors those currently serving in the U.S. military.



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What I Love About Green Vein Kratom

green vein strains

In Case You talk to some Kratom consumer, probably they’re either enjoying a red strain or green vein Strain. The ability behind both of these breeds have influenced the lifestyles of huge numbers of men and women, also for justification.

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Ordinarily Speaking, red breeds would be the popular strains among the masses. This does not signify that green strand Kratom isn’t preferred. Or is not as appropriate for its standard Kratom consumer. To the other hand, green strand Kratom matches the particular needs for individuals seeking an exceptional, increased experience with Kratom.

I Want to talk about what I enjoy about green types of Kratom.  Although I lean towards the reds, so I couldn’t live with no green, and here is the reason why.

Green Vein Kratom, The Fantastic Marriage

First of most, just enjoy the most of almost any color of Kratom, green really is a commodity of Reds first. When you do find green vein Kratom leaves out-there. The phenomenon is incredibly rare, and green has been made via a natural evolutionary process out doors by mother nature.

Kratom leaf

By Knowing this simple fact, you start to understand why green becomes the ideal option to mix with a reddish breed. This really is among the most significant reasons I really like . It will become versatile with any red, specifically Red Bali (my personal favorite ).

Green vein capsules

Please Bear in mind that every experience differs and that I realize not every one is going to have exactly the identical outcome as me (very favorable!).  However crafting a union between red/green breeds. This is because of my everyday pattern has been shown to be quite effective. Realization of my growth in addition to enhanced other elements of my own life.

Green vein powder

Generally, If you keep in touch with somebody who prefers green or red vein Kratom, you’ll discover that in the course of time, they will have experimented mixing the 2 together, plus it is really a match made in Heaven.

Green Vein Kratom Puts The’Pow’ at Power

Scientifically, The green breeds are specifically regarded as more lasting making use of their efficacy and lasting strength. Many users will record that the green powder choice features an extended duration, which is consistently excellent.

That Strain is the favorite??

In This analytic study on Mitragyna Speciosa from J.A. Daniels, it cites the chemical composition of Mitragyna and the particular alkaloids that could potentially produce the clutching experience with green Kratom powder.

Mood Enhancing

Each Kratom breed has their own special pair of unique alkaloids which tends to make them special. We know exactly what I enjoy about reddish strand Kratom.  In Addition, also the reason why this breed is just one of the stronger strains of Kratom, however only like the reddish, green additionally features a particular alkaloid cosmetics that produces a long-lasting effect many users love.

What Exactly Does Green Vein Kratom Do?

One Of one of the most frequent questions new Kratom users ask is which will be the ramifications that I should anticipate from green Kratom powder?

There is Fantastic information and bad news for the particular question. The good thing is, as you would like to obey the FDA’s national regulations about medical asserts we can’t share specific Kratom impacts together with anybody.

Energizing Strain

The Fantastic news is that we now have over 10 k those who is able to inform you exactly about their adventures with all green colonies Kratom and exactly what you need to anticipate.

I Realize that really is sort of a open ended question, but that I really did wish to be sure you knew at which to really go to receive your questions answered relating to it breed.

Learning By what happens, how it works, and also exactly what other people’s adventures are, how is a excellent means to ascertain that green breed that you ought to focus on first.

  • High quality finely ground powder
  • 100 Micron fast acting grind
  • Pesticide and chemical free
  • No additives
  • Grown and harvested in the jungles of Southeast asia
To Conclude

When In regards to green strains, ” I really don’t believe, ” I simply’do’.

Can It thing my preferred green Kratom proved to be a red vein at the same point? Can I take care that green Kratom powder is dried in an air-tight room with minimal to no lighting and taken out in order to complete? Does this change my purchasing decision to understand green Kratom powder can be additionally taken out to finish drying as a way to find the wanted foliage color?

Perhaps not really.

All I would like to understand is if this distinct green strand Kratom breed planning to complete exactly what I would like it to accomplish ?

What I enjoy about green strain Kratom is that — it’s the ideal option to dose by it self with some other breed as it offers balance to my regular. It’s the stable breed which plays an extremely crucial supporting role for my treasured reddish breeds.

In America, green generally means proceed, and you can always rely upon your own green strand Kratom to get the business finished.

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Kratom Information

Kratom Information, Mitragyna Speciosa

Kratom Information

Kratom Information * Mitragyna SpeciosaKratom trees, usually grow to a height of 12–30 ft (3.7–9.1 m) tall and 15 ft (4.6 m) wide, although under the right conditions, certain species can reach up to 40–100 ft (12–30 m) in height. The stem is erect and branching. The Kratom tree leafs are a dark green color and can grow to over 7 inches (180 mm) long and 4 inches (100 mm) wide., ovate-acuminate in shape, and opposite in growth pattern.

If you’re already acquainted with using kratom you are conscious that powder the most often used format is made by crushing the leaves of the Mitragyna Speciosa tree. Bali Kratom happens to be among the most frequently sold varieties readily available now and you need to have no problems finding it from your favorite online seller. Bali Kratom could be grown in a number of different places like Borneo and other pieces of Indonesia, but that which remains the specific same everywhere is the exceptional makeup of alkaloids that differentiate each strain. Due to the shortage of standardization, the Bali Premium Kratom you buy from 1 vendor may have a very various alkaloid content as compared to a different vendor.

A great deal of Kratom information is found on the net. Information regarding using kratom in folk medicine is supplied for instruction purposes only, it’s not intended as medical advice. It’s provided for education purposes.

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More about Kratom

Please refer to our other sections on Kratom for more detailed information.

Varieties of Kratom

Kratom Strains & Names

These products have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult your physician. Testimonials and product reviews reflect individual people’s unique experiences and opinions and should not be viewed as professional advice. Individual results may vary.

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What is Kratom?

What is Kratom?

What is Kratom? A simple explanation.

Kratom trees, most commonly classified by its genus and species names: Mitragyna Speciosa Korth, has an average height of 12–30 ft (3.7–9.1 m) and a circumference of 15 ft (4.6 m) wide at its leafiest point. Some trees have been found that actually top out at over 95 feet. Kratom leafs are oval or ovate-lanceolate and dark, glossy, green in color.

Leaves can grow up to 7” in length and almost 4” in width. The veins are greenish-white (known as “white vein” or “green vein”) or red (known as “red vein”). The “green or white vein” is reportedly more potent. The average weight of a fresh, dried leaf is between a ½ gram to 2 grams. During the flowering stage, the tree can yield up to 120 yellow and globular florets. The fruit from this flower mirrors a capsule in shape and produces small, flat seeds.

Mitragyna Speciosa Science

Mitragyna Speciosa Korth, part of the Rubiaceae (coffee) family, is a tropical tree indigenous to Southeast Asia, the Philippines and New Guinea although it is now being cultivated in other regions. It’s most dominate locations are Thailand (referred to as “Kratom”, “kakuam”, “ithang” or “thom”) and Malaysia (referred to as “Ketum” or “Biak-Biak”) with recent cultivation becoming dominate in Indonesia (known as “Bali” or “Indo” Kratom ).

The leaf of the tree has been historically used for its medicinal and energy-producing properties by chewing the leaves or making tea. The tree was first documented by the Dutch botanist, Korthals. Mr. Korthals gave the genus its name because the stigmas in the first species he examined resembled the shape of a bishop’s mitre. Other species of Mitragyna found in India and Asia include: M. Tubulosa, M. Parvifolia, M. Hirsuta, M. Diversifolia, M. Rotundifolia and M. Kuntze. M. Ciliate, M. Inermis, M. Stipulosa and M. Africanus widely grow in West Africa.


Over 25 alkaloids have been isolated from Kratom. The most abundant alkaloids consist of three indoles and two oxindoles. The three indoles are mitragynine, paynanthine, and speciogynine – the first two of which appear to be unique to this species. The two oxindoles are mitraphylline and speciofoline. Other alkaloids present include other indoles, and oxindoles such as ajmalicine, corynanthedine, mitraversine, rhychophylline, and stipulatine.

Kratom History

Kratom has been used in Thailand for centuries, recreational and as an anti-diarrhetic. Its use as an opiate substitute in Malaysia was reported in the nineteenth century. Laborers have used it to counteract the tedium of physical labor, similar to the use of coca in South America. The chemistry was investigated in the 1920s, and mitragynine was isolated in 1923. Kratom leafs became part of the ethno-botanical trade in the United States and Europe in mid 2000.


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Varieties of Kratom

Varieties of Kratom

Varieties of Kratom

Varieties of Kratom, Simply there are many different Types of Kratom advertised on the internet. These include leaves, enhanced leaves, extracts, powders, resins, tinctures and so forth. Below we have a few descriptions for your convenience.

Kratom Resin: This is a concentrated form of Kratom which is created by condensing the leaf down through a cooking method and extracting the alkaloids to produce a small, tar like mass which is much stronger than the leaf itself.

Kratom Powder: Kratom powder is generally stronger than crushed leaves because the stem and veins of the leaf are often removed, leaving the parts of the leaf which contain the highest amount of the active alkaloids.

Stem and Vein: The Stem and Vein is generally removed during the grinding of the leaf to produce powder, but still contains active alkaloids, although only approximately 25% of what the other leaf material contains.

Kratom Extract: This generally comes in a powder form and is a concentrated form the Kratom, thus providing a stronger or enhanced effect.

Kratom Tincture: The extracted alkaloids or Concentrated Kratom Powder is soluble in alcohol which allows for an alternative delivery system. Tincture droplets are delivered sublingual and have a strong effect.

Enhanced Kratom: Enhanced Kratom is often as simple as an extract being added to a regular strength powder. There are also some strains of Kratom that are overall stronger than others and these are sometimes referred to as enhanced.

Crushed Leaf Kratom: This is basically what the title implies. Crushed leaf Kratom contains all of the leaf material, stem and veins and is often used as a tea for the delivery system.

Kratom Capsules: This is simply Powdered Kratom which is packed into a digestible capsule (Kratom Capsules) for a more convenient delivery method, thus the name.

For more information check out the kratom resources.

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Kratom Strains and Names

Kratom Strains

Kratom Strains and Names

The Kratom Strains and Names clearly explained.

Kratom Strains can be hard to decipher. There are 3 types of strains which are White Vein, Red Vein and Green Vein. Although green and white may seem similar, they are not the types of kratom.

kratom leaves

You can, clearly, see the differences in the
leaf’s vein color. You’ve probably noticed numerous names referring to the same types, which can be entirely too confusing. Unfortunately, many vendors tend to confuse the customers by re-branding traditional strains with interesting new names.

thai kratom

The traditional names for this plant come from the regions in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, where they grow naturally. This is seen by the naming conventions such as Sumatra, Borneo, Riau, Bali and so forth. Below is chart for how these names are connected.

Indo kratom

Indonesia: Also known as Indo and comes in White, Green and Red Vein.

  • Sumatra (a region in Indonesia)
  • Riau (a region in Indonesia)
  • Kalimantan (a region in Indonesia)
  • Borneo (a region in Indonesia)
  • Bali (a combination of Sumatra and Borneo. Supposedly Bali was named this because it was in Bali where the combination was first created.)

Thai Kratom

Thailand: Also known as Thai and comes in Red and Green Vein.

  • Maeng Da (not a region, but an enhanced version of Thai)

Malay Kratom

Malaysia: Also known as Malay and comes in White, Red and Green Vein.

white strain

For an example, when you hear the term, “White Vein Sumatra”, you’ll now know that this is referring to a white veined Kratom leaf found in the Sumatra region of Western Indonesia and simply put, “White Vein Indo”.

stimulating effects

These names can sometimes be justified due to the different environments in which the trees are grown. Some regions have different soil compositions which can clearly have an effect on the alkaloids found in the leaf.

high quality

We are aware that these names can be confusing and there are not many concise descriptions available regarding this subject which is why we felt compelled to provide this information to our customers.

bali kratom

Indonesia: Also known as Indo and comes in White, Green and Red Vein.

  • Sumatra (a region in Indonesia)
  • Riau (a region in Indonesia)
  • Kalimantan (a region in Indonesia)
  • Borneo (a region in Indonesia)
  • Bali (a combination of Sumatra and Borneo. Supposedly Bali was named this because it was in Bali where the combination was first created.)

red bali

ThailandAlso known as Thai and comes in Red and Green Vein.

maeng da kratom

  • Maeng Da (not a region, but an enhanced version of Thai)

Malaysia: Also known as Malay and comes in White, Red and Green Vein.

For an example, when you hear the term, “White Vein Sumatra”, you’ll now know that this is referring to a white veined Kratom leaf found in the Sumatra region of Western Indonesia and simply put, “White Vein Indo”.

boost of energy

These names can sometimes be justified due to the different environments in which the trees are grown. Some regions have different soil compositions which can clearly have an effect on the alkaloids found in the leaf.

mild energy

We are aware that these names can be confusing and there are not many concise descriptions available regarding this subject which is why we felt compelled to provide this information to our customers.

types of kratom and different types of kratom

Why Are There Different Kratom Varieties?

Those new to kratom might be wondering how it is that one plant can come in different varieties when it reaches the market. The difference lies in the growth and methodology, not so much in the plant itself.

When kratom leaves are harvested, they then need to be dried, blended, and then packaged as they will be sold. Depending on where the tree grew and how the conditions were, the exact makeup of the plant will differ.

Then, the drying method will change the final chemical composition of the leaves. The final product depends completely on what type of process the leaf went through when it was grown to when it was dried after harvesting. All of the differences of kratom varieties come about during these parts of the process!

How Kratom Colors Are Classified

When you browse kratom varieties, you’ll likely see that kratom is usually divided by Red, Green, and White varieties. There are a few specialty colors that might pop up from time to time like Gold or Yellow, but most will be Red, Green, or White.

Over the years, there has been some dissent within the kratom community about what the meaning of these colors truly is in the industry. Is it a marketing effort? Is it based on the color of the leaves? Or is it something else?

In our opinion, it’s a bit of all of them! Certain leaves have colored veins, which lead them to be a specific variety, and the marketing component can’t be overlooked either.

Drying Matters Most!
Ultimately, however, the color of kratom often has a lot to do with the way that it was dried! Green leaves are usually dried indoors for 80% of their drying time while whites are dried inside in the dark. Red leaves are given more sun exposure via outdoor drying or UV lighting, depending on the variety. kratom leaves.

Often, the variation between red and white kratom will be more simply explained as red being more “mature” and white being “younger.” In terms of overall light and sun exposure, this is true, but the terminology can be quite confusing.

The only way to be absolutely sure about what the color terminology means in regards to your kratom is to ask the supplier or vendor that you are purchasing from. They will be able to give you the most accurate information about what you should expect from the kratom.

All About Kratom Strains

In addition to seeing a lot of different color words used when marketing kratom, you are likely to have also seen a lot of different strain names such as Maeng Da Thai or Red Bali. What are these strain names, and how are they decided?

Today, we’ll attempt to unravel some of the confusion that exists about strain names and their origins.

Strain Names: What Do They Mean?

There are a lot of specific strain names that are well-used and well-known:

• Red Bali
• Maeng Da
• Borneo
• Super Green Malaysian
• … and more!
All of these names seem to have specific meanings, but do the kratom varieties truly align with their names?

Yes and no.

Originally, kratom sellers would create the names for their kratom based on where it came from or what experience it would give you. Bali kratom, for example, may have originally been grown solely in Bali, but now the name may refer to the strain’s lineage (where the seeds came from), or even to different strains that have comparable alkaloid profiles.

Many of the origins of kratom strain names have similar stories. Some names, like Borneo kratom, were originally given to the strain because the kratom was grown there. Now, however, the name doesn’t always indicate where the particular leaves were harvested.

Instead, the name indicates the specific style, content, and processing method that the kratom was created with.

What To Expect From Specific Strains

As mentioned above, kratom strain names might not always match up with the location that the kratom originates from, but the stain names do consistently describe specific attributes of the kratom itself.

Red Bali kratom, for example, is known for its high alkaloid content, but it tends to be grown in Sumatra because of the more consistent growing conditions.

Thus, the strain names are assigned to kratom based on:

• The conditions the trees were grown in
• The alkaloid content
• The drying method
• The processing
These four factors are what makes up a specific strain of kratom, and you can expect different effects from the kratom supplement depending on how exactly it falls into these four categories.

Are New And Unique Strains Trustworthy?

Now that you know more about how the strains are named and what the colors mean, you might be wondering if you can trust a strain like a Platinum Maeng Da Thai or Gold Malaysian blend. Do these blends fit the pattern, and what would they be like?

Our belief is that as long as you make your purchase from reputable vendors, you can give any strain a chance! Reliable vendors will explain the strain and its attributes in their product descriptions, so use that info to get an idea of what to expect when you try something new.

Improving Kratom’s Future

As you can see, understanding what to expect from kratom when the names are so confusing and seemingly randomly assigned can be overwhelming. We support organizations such as the American Kratom Association that are pushing for more clarity in the kratom industry because it would better inform and protect consumers like you.

Among other things, we believe that GMP compliant processing, testing, and marketing is going to be a requirement in the future. Until then, we will do our best to ensure that you can get a clear understanding of our products! As always, feel free to contact us with any questions that you might have.

As a botanical substance, kratom is a product of variety and differentiation. Cultivation and harvesting techniques play pivotal roles in determining the characteristics and traits of kratom products, and as a result, no two kratom strains are exactly alike.

While the plant’s sheer diversity creates a wider breadth of choice, it can also make choosing a kratom strain difficult amidst so many options. So, to help provide some clarification, we’re going to explore the different strains of kratom by examining their roots, characteristics, and discovering what ultimately sets them apart.

Red, White, and Green: Kratom Colors & What They Mean

Although dozens of kratom strains exist, most kratom strains can be classified as red, white, or green vein. However, kratom coloration isn’t merely cosmetic, nor is it the product of deceptive marketing. Instead, the three primary kratom colors are indicators of a kratom strain’s vein coloration, and more specifically, general aroma.

Due to variations during the cultivation and harvesting phases, the stems or main veins of different strains of kratom often become tinted, appearing as red, green, or white/yellow. Farmers often use the vein coloration of kratom leaves as an indicator of maturity and a predictor of strain characteristics.

Red vein kratom strains are made from the most mature leaves and are commonly associated with relaxing
Green vein kratom strains are made from middle-aged leaves and are generally considered to produce balanced, soothing
White vein kratom strains are made from youthful, burgeoning leaves and are often associated with stimulating
Aside from kratom vein color, coloration differences between different strains of kratom can also be observed after kratom leaves are ground into ultra-fine powders. As a result, some customers are often alarmed when they notice that their powdered kratom products are darker or lighter in appearance. For example, red vein kratom powders tend to have a dark brown-red appearance, while white vein kratom is often pale or yellow by comparison.

Ultimately, the coloration of kratom strains will always be subject to variability. Depending on the conditions in which the tree grew and variables during harvest, even two batches of the same strain can look different. Don’t let these inconsistencies bother you, though – if anything, they’re healthy reminders that kratom is an organic product of nature, not artificiality.

The Significance of Kratom Strain Names

Even though kratom strains tend to fall into three major color categories, dissimilarities can be observed between different strains of kratom of the same color. This phenomenon has lead to the popularization of kratom strain names, which serve to further differentiate kratom strains from one another.

Most commonly, kratom strain names refer to a strain’s region of cultivation. As an example, Green Vietnam kratom refers to the strain’s purported origins within the country of Vietnam. However, the etymology of other strain families is often more cryptic in nature. For instance, “Maeng Da” is a family of kratom strains named after their potency and quality rather than a specific region.

Here’s a breakdown of some of the most popular different strains of kratom and the origins of their names:

Malay kratom strains are sourced from Kapuas Hulu near the Malaysian border
Maeng Da kratom strains are globally renowned for their robust aromas
Bali kratom strains are generally considered to possess soothing and relaxing aromas
Thai kratom strains were once sourced from the jungles of Thailand
Indo kratom strains are grown and harvested in Indonesia
Borneo kratom strains are wild-harvested from the Borneo Rainforests
Kali kratom strains are sourced from the Kalimantan region of Borneo
Horned kratom strains are harvested within central Kalimantan and known for their horned leaves
Sumatra kratom strains are cultivated in the jungles of Sumatra
Harvesting: the Importance of Leaf Maturity
As previously mentioned, much of the disparity between the different strains of kratom can be explained by the time-sensitive nature of the kratom harvesting process.

That’s because, unlike other plants, only one species of mitragyna speciosa (the kratom plant) exists. If a kratom farmer wants to grow a different kratom strains, the process doesn’t begin with Maeng Da seeds or Borneo cuttings. Instead, kratom strains as we know them are loose monikers that kratom farmers use to collectively distinguish between their various kratom harvests.

When kratom leaves have reached an ideal maturity, kratom farmers pick and collect them. Over its lifespan, a kratom leaf will typically change in coloration from red to green, to yellow, and finally, brown. This phenomenon of “color cycling” allows kratom farmers to essentially choose the coloration of their harvest dynamically and produce red, white, and green kratom simultaneously, even though all of the plants are technically the same species.

The Different Strains of Kratom & How They’re Processed

Aside from techniques employed during the harvesting phase, some kratom strains are actually byproducts of post-harvest processing methods.

For all kratom strains, the post-harvest process begins with a thorough cleaning in running water to cleanse the freshly-picked leaves of any dust, dirt, debris, or other contaminants. This step is essential in producing high-quality kratom, as these same leaves will later be crushed and ground into a fine powder, making imperfections and contaminants difficult to spot without the use of lab testing.

After the kratom leaves have been rigorously washed, they’re hung or placed on large racks to dry inside or in the sun. This drying or “curing” phase is yet another factor in the development of different strains of kratom, as kratom farmers can either limit or extend drying times to further alter the natural traits of the leaves.

Once a batch of kratom leaves is sufficiently dried and cured, kratom farmers use industrial grinders to grind the leaves into a fine-grain powder. At this point, the majority of kratom strains are ready to be packaged and shipped. However, some strains undergo secondary processes that further alter their characteristics and alkaloid compositions.

Bentuangie kratom, for example, is created through a secondary fermentation process that results in the strain’s signature robust, earthy aroma. On the other hand, enhanced and “super enhanced” kratom strains are produced by fortifying kratom powders with additional alkaloids for improved potency.

The Advantages of Different Strains of Kratom

For centuries, various indigenous populations within Southeast Asia have grown and harvested kratom. Now, as the plant’s global popularity continues to soar, kratom farmers have diversified their harvests with the introduction of new techniques and processing methods.

Even though different kratom strains technically originate from the same mitragyna speciosa plant, each serves to broaden the landscape of customer choice further and cater to the unique, individual preferences of thousands of people from around the world.

For those who struggle with feelings of restlessness, the relaxing aromas of red vein kratom strains can be conducive to winding down after a long, exhausting day. On the other hand, the strong, stimulating aromas of white vein kratom strains can prove to be an invigorating jump-start to otherwise listless mornings. Meanwhile, most green vein kratom strains serve as a balanced middle-ground between red and white strains, producing an aroma that’s soothing but simultaneously energizing.

Most kratom vendors carry dozens of different kratom strains, providing a sizeable variety that tends to excite repeat buyers. However, the same diversity of choice often manages to perplex and overwhelm new customers who aren’t already familiar with terms like Maeng Da and Bali.

Ultimately, amidst so many options, finding the ideal kratom strain for you can be a lengthy process that requires patience, time, and plenty of experimentation. As a result, many veteran kratom customers recommend starting with classic strains like Bali and Borneo before exploring the more exotic offerings such as Bentuangie or enhanced variants.

That said, your journey with kratom is entirely your own, so don’t be afraid to travel off the beaten path!

The Kratom Strain Controversy

With an endless variety of strains offered by an endless variety of vendors, someone new to Kratom either feels excited to have so many options or overwhelmed and confused by the endless array of hard-to-remember names and benefit claims (which one should I choose!?).

Regardless of how you respond to the ever-growing list of strains available on the market, the fact that there is an ever-growing list of strains definitely begs a question: Are the differences between Kratom strains actually valid?

Kratom Colors

The Ongoing Debate

Some people claim it’s all marketing tactics formulated by farmers, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and vendors. Others claim that the differences are very real, and you only need to experiment yourself to find out.

Well one of them must be right… right? Wrong. As the great axiom goes, there are two sides to every story, and, then, there is the truth.

So, what is the truth about Kratom strains? Well, before we jump into this pressing question, we must acknowledge that the knowledge we currently possess will almost definitely go through a serious refining process over the upcoming years, because Kratom’s widespread popularity is a young phenomenon – the science is young, the historical records we have are limited, and there are plenty of conflicting ‘truths’ within the global Kratom community.

Now, having acknowledged the real limitations of our times, lets jump into it.

Until there is a clear consensus on Kratom strains, it’s only right that we give a fair voice to the two main conflicting groups in this ongoing debate. Once we’ve accomplished that, we will share our compatibilist sort-of view that we’ve arrived at after studying the literature, experimenting with Kratom ourselves, and hearing from many novice and experienced Kratom enthusiasts.

Kratom Strain Believers

First, let’s give voice to those who claim that all the different strains are real and examine the truths that lead them to believe that. small dose vs large dose. sedative effects vs stimulating effects.

There are three primary truths that underly this view. The first is that there are obvious observable differences between Kratom plants. The second is that Kratom powder comes in a variety of colors. The third, and most powerful truth, is that many Kratom users report different effects depending on the strain they use.

If we walked onto a Kratom farm or a patch of Kratom trees in the wild, its highly probable that we would almost immediately notice the different colored veins running through the leaves and, if we looked closer at the leaves, we’d even notice that some have ‘horned’, or serrated, edges while most had a clean, smooth edge. Those observations, combined with the knowledge that Kratom trees grow in different regions with different climates, lead to the logical conclusion that different Kratom plants (varying in features and environments) equal different Kratom strains.

Kratom Harvesting

Besides the differences found between live Kratom plants, there are many obvious and subtle differences in the color of Kratom powders. The different colors, coupled with the various strain names, makes many Kratom consumers never even question the validity of strain differences, even if they don’t really feel the differences themselves.

On the other hand, those who do feel the differences between strains are impossible to convince otherwise – and for good reason. After all, if you’ve experienced the differences yourself, why would you listen to someone -even if they are a scientist- who tells you that the differences, that you’ve experienced firsthand, aren’t real. These Kratom users make up the best defense against the opposition who claim that Kratom is Kratom and the strain differences are, in fact, just name differences created merely for marketing purposes.

The Opposition!

Kratom Controversy

So, why are so many seemingly qualified people starting to question or outright deny the validity of Kratom strains?

Again, we’ll break it down into three main truths that form the basis for their position. The first reason is that people in the Kratom industry have created ‘new strains’ merely for marketing purposes. The second is that scientists have found little to no substantial differences in live Kratom plants. The third reason is that, despite many Kratom users swearing that they feel a difference between strains, there are still some people who report feeling little to no differences at all between the various strains.

The first reason -people creating new Kratom ‘strains’ merely for marketing purposes- is the only one where there is someone to blame: the purely money-driven people and businesses in the Kratom industry.

If your only concern is making fast money, this is a reasonable marketing strategy (and, sadly, one that is used in many industries). The reasoning is that if you have new strains that the Kratom consumer hasn’t tried yet or have more strains available for the Kratom consumer to choose from, you’ll increase sales. The problem is that what’s good for the goose isn’t always good for the gander, and, in this case, the gander is the Kratom community.

While it may be a good short-term business strategy, in our opinion, it’s a terrible long-term strategy. It’s also responsible for Kratom consumers feeling confused, perplexed, disappointed, and a lack of confidence in Kratom vendors. When you put money before the customers, you both end up losing. The crack will eventually break.

While the arbitrary nature of creating new strains merely for marketing purposes is the most reprehensible contributing factor to people casting doubt on the substantiality of differences between Kratom strains, it’s not the only one. Kratom scientists have also been giving us reasons to question the validity of strain categorization as well.

Leading kratom scientists found that red veined plants grow side-by-side with green and white-veined plants, which led them to believe there is a possibility that red-veined plants could produce white and green-veined plants, and vice-versa. They also observed that white and green-veined Kratom plants are actually the same plant, simply exhibiting a different color vein at different times of the year.

Furthermore, while they did find clear variations in the features and regions of the Kratom plants, they found little to no difference in the key alkaloid levels and ratios. More studies must be done, but, so far, their findings are quite compelling.

Kratom Alkaloids

Now, the final blow to the belief in different kratom strains: some users report feeling little to no difference when using different strains. That’s right. In complete opposition to those who do feel differences, this group of people report feeling little to no differences between the various strains (in this article we don’t even attempt to reconcile these two groups). However, it is interesting to note that most of them, while claiming they don’t feel differences, will still have their go-to strain.

The Final Analysis

Ok. Both sides seem convincing, right? That’s because they are. See, both sides of the debate are compelling, because they both have truths to back up their claims, but the underlying problem isn’t one of truths: it is a lack of consensus on what we mean by strains.

Investigating Kratom

See, when scientists look at live plants to distinguish strains, they are concerned with alkaloid content and ratios, physical characteristics, and so on(in fact, scientists did find differences in alkaloid content and ratios when testing powdered Kratom, but didn’t consider that evidence of different strains, but evidence of different drying and refining processes). Likewise, when farmers, harvesters, and suppliers distinguish between strains, they are usually concerned with the color and region. And, as previously mentioned, there are those who distinguish strains merely for marketing purposes.

boost of energy or mild energy from high quality kratom.

The problem is that everyone is looking at it from a different angle. So, the question becomes, what’s the best angle to take on strains?

At Online Kratom we believe that the best angle to take is that of a kratom consumer. And, ultimately, from the kratom consumers’ perspective, excluding a small fraction of users, and, with some scientific evidence backing them up, categorizing different kratom strains is valid.

Most kratom users are less concerned with the color, taste, region grown, etc. than they are with how the kratom affects them. That’s right, kratom users care most about the benefits they receive, not the name on the package. Therefore, we think the industry should categorize strains with that as the primary value.

Unfortunately, we can’t get the whole kratom industry on board with us, and, therefore, can only make sure that we use the best and most ethical practices. At Online Kratom, we don’t arbitrarily choose or, for marketing reasons, create strains to add to our Kratom inventory. Instead, we go through a thorough vetting process.

First, we verify the source and consistency of the Kratom strain we’re interested in. After that, we test the strain for quality and distinctiveness. Once, it has passed through each of those phases, we turn it over to our customers to make the final decision. If you guys and gals like it, we keep it; if not, we let it go. That’s our simple, but practical, process for choosing strains and we recommend it to everyone in the industry.

In Conclusion

There is an ongoing debate about whether Kratom strains are valid or not, and both sides of the debate have valid arguments. However, at the core of this debate is a lack of consensus on how we define the word strain, which is just another word for type.

Because of the lack of consensus on how we should categorize different types of Kratom, we believe in a consumer-centered approach. And, for the majority of kratom users, distinguishing between kratom strains is valid. However, we don’t support those in the industry who take advantage of this by arbitrarily adding and creating strains to bolster sales.

At Online Kratom, we put our fellow Kratom users first by mindfully vetting each strain. After a strain passes through our checks and tests, we turn it over to you guys to do the voting. Only the best are kept. This allows us to offer you the best Kratom strains available on the market, without overloading you with unnecessary options.

Finally, I’ll end this lengthy article with the succinct answer I was given(in broken English) early on in my kratom journey when asking a kratom harvester whether or not there were actually different kratom strains: all strains are different, but not too far away.