Can you just visit a local head shop or an online store and place an order for the Kratom herb? No, you don’t. You can’t just ask for Kratom only; you need to decide about different types of Kratom before ordering, be it various types of Kratom strains, vein colors, or product forms.
For example, do you prefer a Red Vein Kratom or a Green Vein Kratom? Which strain do you prefer? Bali Kratom or Maeng Da Kratom? What product form makes more sense to you? Kratom powder or Kratom capsules?
You need to answer all these questions before buying Kratom. If you are a beginner and want to understand the basics, which means the types of Kratom, this article is the ultimate answer. Keep reading!
Types of Kratom Strains
The first thing you need to decide about is the Kratom strain. There are plenty of options when it comes to strains, some even still being discovered, while others are created by using modern harvesting and drying techniques.
Today, you can find around two dozen different Kratom strains out there. However, some of the popular options are listed below.
One of the most popular strains, Bali Kratom is sourced from the nutrient-rich Indonesian rainforests, some of which are also ranked as the oldest rainforests in the world (around 140 million years old).
Maeng Da Kratom
Technically not a Kratom strain, Maeng Da Kratom is the name given to any Kratom that is sourced from the highest-quality Kratom leaves. The strain was first harvested in Thailand, but later, it also became popular among Malaysian and Indonesian farmers due to its high demand. Today, Indonesia is the largest exporter of Maeng Da Kratom.
Sourced from the deep Borneo rainforests, the Borneo Kratom offers you rich content in terms of key alkaloids because of its fertile land, nutrient-rich soil, and perfect tropical conditions under which Kratom trees can thrive.
Another popular strain that is also sourced from Indonesia, Indo Kratom is also rich in alkaloid content. It is also an umbrella term under which you can find several Kratom strains like Indo Elephant strain, Super Indo Strain, and a few more.
As the name reflects, Malay Kratom grows in Malaysia, and is comparatively lower in alkaloid ratio but rich in flavonoids. If you are looking for a strain that offers a more balanced ratio between alkaloids and flavonoids, Malay Kratom makes perfect sense.
Sumatra is also home to one of the most diverse, oldest, and most dense rainforests, which is also a natural home of Kratom. The Sumatra Kratom strain sourced from Sumatra Jungles is high in alkaloid concentration and quality, which is why it is a popular option among Kratom enthusiasts.
These are just some of the popular Kratom strains out there, but there are more options as well. You can also find blends in some online stores, so there are a lot of products to choose from.
Types of Kratom Vein Colors
Deciding about the Kratom strain is often not enough, as most of the above-listed strains are available in different vein colors, some natural and some achieved artificially using drying methods.
The natural Kratom vein colors are green, white, and red. Almost all Kratom leaves achieve these vein colors in their life cycle. The white vein leaves are the youngest and are harvested to create white vein strains; green is slightly more mature and thus contains a higher concentration of key alkaloids, while the red is the most mature and the oldest leaves on the kratom tree, filled with ingredients and alkaloids.
Next comes some other vein colors, like Gold Kratom and Yellow Kratom. These colors are achieved using different drying methods and exposure to the sun. You can buy Kratom in different vein colors easily on most online vendors.
Types of Kratom Products
Once you have decided about the type of Kratom strain along with the vein color, the next question is, what product type do you want to buy? Again, there are plenty of options when it comes to the Kratom forms available.
Here is the list of different types of Kratom when it comes to products.
- Kratom Powder: The most popular form, Kratom powder, is also the most commonly available product. Often a part of Kratom tea recipes, you can experiment a lot with Kratom powders. However, if buying in bulk, make sure you know how to store Kratom in powder form for long-term use.
- Kratom Capsules: Do you want simple and easy-to-store and carry products? Kratom capsules can be the right option.
- Kratom Extracts: This is mostly Kratom leaves in raw form.
- Liquid Kratom: Even though rare, some stores also sell liquid Kratom.
We are sure you now have a detailed knowledge of the different types of Kratom available in the market. You can now easily decide about the type of Kratom you want to buy. In case you still want to learn more about Kratom before making your first purchase, jump to our Kratom blog.