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A Rundown on Kratom
Basic understanding of kratom
Kratom is a natural herb that has its origin in Southeast Asia. In countries like Thailand and Indonesia, its cultivation and usage are centuries old but recently. A rundown on Kratom has become increasingly popular the world over. In western nations, the United States, in particular. I will find it being sold in the form of powder, paste. And some more like liquid concentrates, capsules, tea, and even gummies for that matter.
All kratom is the same and there are only subtle differences
In all kratom products, you find two main alkaloids; Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. As their proportions and concentrations vary in nature, we have the aforementioned subtle differences. Color-based and region-wise categorization is common; there are 3 basic or common vein colors -white, green, and red . The vast majority of kratom comes from Borneo (Kalimantan, Indonesia). The different effects attributed to different kratom strains will generally come down to the percentage value of Mitragynine in the natural powder and the dose or quantity consumed.
Low doses of Mitragynine produce an energizing effect while high doses produce a sedative/pain relief effect.
White, green, and red vein kratom appear on the same tree
It’s strange but true; white, green, and red vein kratom leaves can and do appear on the same tree. Researchers are finding that white veins are indicative of younger leaves, the green vein is a more mature kratom leaf. And the vein starts to become a reddish color as the leaf begins to age.
While the effects of kratom can also generally and principally be attributed to the Mitragynine content and the amount consumed. And there is a general belief that the younger leaves provide for a more energetic effect whereas the red or aged leaves have a more relaxing effect. Scientists are investigating the relationship between. So it and 7-hydroxy mitragynine as there is some indication that 7-hydroxy mitragynine levels may be higher in aged, red-vein kratom leaves.
Kratom strains and marketing
So if most kratom is the same and comes from the same place, why are there so many different options available in the market?
Marketing. Over the last 2 decades, retailers have created and developed ‘strains’ to help set them apart in a very competitive marketplace. As wholesale prices of raw Rundown on Kratom powder continued to drop drastically during this period. retailers looked to more. And more creative ways of attracting customers instead of engaging in head to head price battles.
An excellent example of this is Bali Premium Kratom Powder from Kratom.com; there is no commercial kratom growing on the island of Bali. Bali Premium Kratom Powder is a mix of 50% Red, 25% Green and 25% White vein leave – all of which come from our partner farms in the interior of Kalimantan.
Kratom Extracts – Full Spectrum vs. Pure Alkaloid
A Full Spectrum Kratom Extract will contain all of the original alkaloids found in natural kratom. And more or less in their original proportions to each other.Otherwise Full Spectrum extracts will generally range from 10% to 45% and are full-bodied. And providing an experience similar to natural kratom powder but with much more consistent, reliable, and measurable effects.
A Pure Alkaloid Kratom Extract has seen a significant reduction of the other key alkaloids and complete removal of all plant material. And lesser-known alkaloids found in kratom. This reduction of other alkaloids starts to occur when you increase the Mitragynine content beyond 45%.
An 80% or 95% Mitragynine Pure Alkaloid Kratom Extract provides a very different effect compared to a Full Spectrum Kratom Extract or natural kratom powder.
The key advantage with a good-quality Kratom Extract is being able to measure a consistent and reliable quantity of Mitragynine the key alkaloid each and every time. This allows for a more consistent and expected experience or effects each and every time.
The Mitragynine and 7-hydroxy mitragynine
Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine are the two most important alkaloids found in kratom with Mitragynine making up almost 66% of the total alkaloids that are found in natural kratom and 7-hydroxy mitragynine accounting for about 2% of total alkaloids.
Mitragynine is the key alkaloid responsible for the pain-relieving effects of kratom. And is the alkaloid that has scientists. research facilities, universities. And pharmaceutical companies quite excited.
With natural kratom powder, Mitragynine levels can vary anywhere from 0.5% to 1.8% relative to the total material tested. (including organic plant matter and other alkaloids) This is also the main reason why the effects associated with natural kratom powder vary from dose to dose and batch to batch. By testing, measuring, and reporting Mitragynine content on product labels. one can be reasonably assured of the expected strength of the material.
High-quality Mitragynine-measured Kratom Extracts. Whether you prefer the full-bodied experience of a Full Spectrum Kratom Extract or the cleaner. A purer effect that comes with a Pure Mitragynine Alkaloid Kratom Extract is a convenient and reliable way to ensure consistent dosing and reliable experience.