There are basically three color families or types of Kratom that are separated by the color of the Kratom leaf’s stem color. These are Green Vein, Red Vein and White Vein. Each color family with their own unique chemical and alkaloid characteristics as well as their own benefits. The main difference between them in terms of benefits being their alkaloid content. There is an additional Kratom strain color that is actually a fermented version of red Kratom and that is Yellow Kratom.
Kratom Color Families
Green Vein Kratom
Green Vein Kratom is basically the medium strain between red and white Kratom, as it combines the best of both strains. Taking the energy boost that you would receive from a white strain and combining it with the mood boost and pain-relieving benefits of a red, it’s a fantastic combination of the two. Green is the go to strain for those who are looking for the best of both worlds plus a little euphoria. It is the unique alkaloid content of this strain that makes it as balanced as it is, with a much concentration of the key alkaloid mitragynine and lower concentrations of the other key alkaloid, 7-hydroxymitragynine. In addition to energy, pain relief, mood-boosting properties and euphoria, green vein Kratom also helps with focus and helps to provide an overall sense of well-being. Two of the most popular strains of green vein are Green Maeng Da and Super Green Borneo.
Red Vein Kratom
Red Vein Kratom is probably the most popular of all the Kratom color families. It is sold more by itself than green and white vein Kratom combined. The popularity of red Kratom is due to its high concentration of the key alkaloid mitragynine which provides pain relief, mood-boosting, relief of anxiety and is even used successfully in the treatment of opioid withdrawal symptoms. Red vein Kratom is known to be able to quiet the mind and provide an overall sense of well-being. Another key factor to its popularity is the fact that it is the most readily available strain of Kratom due to the fact that it is the most aggressively grown of the color families of Kratom because it is less susceptible to external elements like it’s surrounding environment. Two of the most popular strains of red vein Kratom are Red Maeng Da and Red Bali Kratom.
White Vein Kratom
White vein Kratom is the color family that provides the most energy of all three color strains. This strain is also known for providing increased focus, alertness and as a mood enhancer. These effects are due to the fact that white vein strains are very high in the alkaloid 7-Hydroxymitragynine and low in the other main alkaloid, Mitragynine. People have even been using white Kratom as an alternative to their morning cup of joe. It is so energizing that it is not recommended to take late in the day as it could definitely affect the quality of your sleep. The two most popular strains of white are White Maeng Da and White Malay Kratom.
Yellow Vein Kratom
Yellow vein Kratom is not actually grown, but instead it is a fermented red vein Kratom. The fermentation process of this strain takes about 2 to 3 days and during this time the red stems of the Kratom leaves turn yellow. The results of the strain that you will experience are right between a green and a red vein Kratom strain. You will experience a boost in energy while also feeling an overall pain relief response. The combination of these two benefits make this strain a very smooth one asks one that Kratom enthusiasts refer to as a “slowed down” effect. The two most popular strains of Yellow Kratom are Yellow Vietnam and Yellow Borneo Kratom.
In conclusion there are several different strains to choose from depending on what it is you are truly looking for. You can purchase sample packs of each of these strains here at this reputable US vendor.