Kratom is a herbal medicine derived from the leaves of the kratom tree, grown and harvested exclusively in many Southeast Asian countries. Countries such as Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea are all famous for their growth of kratom of various types, their ability to grow kratom is largely due to the hot, humid climates of the deep jungles in which kratom grows best.
Once harvested, kratom acts as a psychoactive, inhibiting different bodily and brain responses, depending on the type of kratom taken and in what dose. Before you learn what kratom is used for you, you’ll need to know what types of kratom there are. Here are several of the mainstays of the kratom market.
Green kratom is found all over Southeast Asia and has been used for centuries to introduce more energy into the body.
It is a fantastic option for those seeking to re-energize themselves, or for those suffering from fatigue, chronic aches, and pains. However, one note-worthy effect is how green kratom acts as it begins to work its way through your body – after a few hours, green kratom begins to act as a focusing tool, improving mental clarity, before finally acting as a relaxant during the final hours of the dosage wearing off.
It’s important to note that the effects of any type of kratom depend on the dosage. For beginners, one gram of green kratom is enough to exhibit energetic effects. Two to three grams is considered a light dose, again, energizing with a slight enhancement of the mental senses. A ‘regular’ dose is considered 3-5 grams and a very high, and not recommended over long periods of time – is considered to be anywhere from six to eight grams. This higher dose of kratom is said to affect chronic pain sufferers the most, but it is also particularly risky and susceptible to negative effects at doses higher than eight grams.
If green kratom wakes you up in the morning, red kratom will put you to sleep at night! It’s one of the main types of kratom used by folks with fatigue-related problems. Whether you have chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety, restlessness, or just general trouble with sleep, red kratom may be the type for you. The effects of red kratom are said to be among the longest-lasting of any type of kratom, with a six-to-eight-hour window of activity in the body.
That long-lasting reaction is why red kratom is so popular to take at night, as it will knock you out for the whole sleep cycle.
Due to the powerful nature of the strain, it’s important that users regulate their doses carefully. As little as one to three grams of red kratom is enough for the average user, and anyone taking red kratom should be careful not to exceed five grams per use. Further, anyone taking red kratom should find a comfortable level of kratom usage and stick to it, rather than trying to push the envelope with something as powerful as red kratom.
White kratom is often seen as the middle-of-the-road type of kratom and is therefore far more favorable among newcomers to kratom. White kratom often has a mixture of both the side effects of green and red kratom – a pick-me-up in the morning and a little bit of mellowing in the evening, though it is far more useful as a morning dose.
White kratom should not be consumed in more than four grams at a time, and anywhere between two and four grams is often touted as the best amount to get great results, without endangering the user.
Now that you know about the most common types of kratom, you’ll now need to learn about what they all do.
What are the common uses for kratom?
Because kratom comes in many forms, it has a variety of different effects, which also vary depending on the dosage.
Red kratom’s most common use is as a sedative. As red kratom leaves are often quite late in their maturation process, they possess a very high level of mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. This increases their efficacy and potency to a level not seen among other varieties of kratom.
As mentioned, red kratom is primarily a sedative, but it can also be used to treat depression and anxiety and induce a mellowing state of mind. Those who struggle with chronic sleep issues may also find red kratom helpful.
If red kratom is a sedative, then green kratom is a pick-me-up. Green kratom is among the most common and most popular forms of kratom sold today. Green kratom leaves are picked at the right time whilst on the vine – just before they drop off. Because of this timing of harvesting, green kratom enjoys a wonderful balance between mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine, which gives it a balanced effect on the body.
Green kratom is most commonly used at the beginning of one’s day, to give one an energy boost. Green kratom can also be used to treat pain and aches, as well as chronic fatigue.
White kratom is very much a middle-of-the-road type of kratom. As such, it offers a balancing effect, drawing from both green and red types. Because of this, white kratom is often taken twice a day – once in the morning, to utilize its energy-giving properties and then once again in the evening, to take advantage of its ability to offer mental clarity and induce a sense of calm.
Where do I buy kratom?
If you feel like kratom could be of benefit to you, get in touch with us about making a purchase. We’ll need to know a bit about your ailments in order to serve you better, but once we’ve got a brief picture of your problems, we’ll be able to guide you towards what type of kratom, at what doses and in what form would be most beneficial for you.