In the world of kratom, white vein kratom stands out from the rest. With its different color schemes and varying alkaloids, it is a truly unique type of kratom. But what does this different color scheme mean? How does the alkaloid count change anything about the kratom?
What Do the Different Colors of Kratom Mean?
Mitragyna speciosa is a large tree that produces kratom from the very beginning of its life. This tree also influences the color of the kratom that is harvested.
Veins run throughout every kratom leaf. The color of the veins can differ depending on where the plants are grown, weather conditions, and more. Along with the kratom’s veins, its stems also indicate the product’s “color” variety.
In the early stages of the kratom leaf’s life, its stem and veins take on a red color. As the leaf matures, however, the color changes from red to white. This white hue indicates that it is the middle of the leaf’s life cycle.
If the kratom leaf lives long enough, its veins and stem eventually turn green. All three of these colors are quite common and fairly easy to find on the market. On the other hand, the fourth color of the leaf, gold/yellow, is not an easy find.
Gold/yellow kratom is not usually mentioned along with the other colors because it’s rare in the wild. Additionally, there isn’t a consensus as to when in the life cycle this color appears. It is known, however, that this color can be produced via human experimentation.
Check out our blog to find out more about the history of kratom.
How Is White Vein Kratom Harvested?
There is no difference between how white vein kratom and all the other types of kratom are harvested. They all go through the same initial process. Once the farmers find a mitragyna speciosa in the wild, they hack away at it and collect the kratom leaves. Next, they gather these leaves and take them back to their farm to begin the harvesting process.
Before harvesting, however, leaves are cleaned with fresh water. This is a hugely important step as it removes any dirt and debris from the leaves. Doing so makes sure that the kratom is exceptionally clean and that dirt and debris don’t show up on any lab tests.
These farmers can manipulate the colors of the kratom leaves themselves. While farmers can keep the leaves as they are, many choose to experiment. They change and mix colors to create all sorts of interesting kratom leaf strains.
For example, farmers might collect a leaf with a white stem and veins. They may alter their drying technique and, thereby, create a strain that has characteristics of both white and red kratom leaves.
This drying process can be broken down into a couple of different phases.
Firstly, the farmers make their way back to the farm and simply hang the leaves on a drying rack. Then, they either keep the leaves outside or move them inside. This choice makes a huge difference in the type of kratom leaf created. If left to absorb sunlight, the leaves’ chemical makeup is altered. If moved indoors away from sunlight, the leaves essentially will have an entirely different chemical makeup from those left in the sun. From this process alone, you can create hundreds of varying strains of kratom based simply on how long they dry in the sun versus how long they spend in the shade.
There’s also a second drying process used fairly often by kratom farmers. Once leaves are brought back from the trees and onto the farm, the farmers have a decision to make. Do they place the leaves on a drying rack, or in a bag? Though this distinction might not sound that important, it makes all the difference in the world when it comes to the inner workings of the leaf.
Placing the kratom leaves in a bag guarantees that moisture doesn’t escape. Without any release of moisture, the leaves go through a fermentation process. This process alters the chemical makeup of the leaves, as well.
After the drying process concludes, the farmers take the kratom leaves and ground them up into a fine powder. Some farms do this by hand, but many now use industrial-sized machines to grind their product. The ground-up kratom powder is then shipped out of the country and onto store shelves the world over.
How Does White Vein Kratom Work?
In essence, the fundamental differences between each kratom strain are determined by its alkaloids. At its most basic level, an alkaloid is a natural compound found in a variety of products and plants. Some famous alkaloids are caffeine and morphine.
Two of the most prominent alkaloids in kratom leaves are 7-hydroxy mitragynine and mitragynine. The number of these alkaloids present in each leaf determines how the body reacts. The drying process, fermentation, and amount of sunlight affect the alkaloid counts.
What Are the Different Strains of White Vein Kratom?
Many combinations (or strains) of white vein kratom are available for purchase. Each contains a different alkaloid combination.
White Bali Kratom
Hailing from Borneo, one of the obvious ways this kratom leaf stands out from the others is its size. It’s larger than your average kratom leaf. Many farmers are able to spot it on the tree without a moment’s doubt.
The alkaloids found in this strain are clustered in high concentrations. This means that it may interact with your body more intensely than other kratom forms.
In terms of popularity, white Bali kratom is one of the more sought-after strains on the market. Many users combine it with red Bali. This strain has as many as 25 alkaloids present, with a high concentration of mitragynine, among others. This means that the kratom may interact with your body differently from strains that carry lower doses of mitragynine.
White Bali kratom also contains less ajmalicine than other strains.
White Sumatra Kratom
Western Indonesia is home to the island where the white Sumatra strain of kratom comes from. The Sumatra island has many of the mitragyna speciose trees, making it a haven for kratom farmers looking to harvest. The terrain is a bit rougher than most, which affects the kratom leaves. This can alter the leaves’ alkaloid makeup, as well as their coloration.
White Sumatra kratom contains a low amount of 7-hydroxy mitragynine as compared to other colors of kratom. Conversely, it contains high amounts of mitragynine. It also contains less ajmalicine than other strains. Because of its unique makeup and the special aroma it emits, white Sumatra is considered one of the more popular strains to buy.
White Maeng Da Kratom
Grown in Indonesia, the white vein Maeng Da strain of kratom has many characteristics similar to other white vein kratom leaves. It, too, contains a high alkaloid count as compared to the red, green, and yellow/gold varieties.
Mostly, white kratom results from manual manipulation by the harvesters. Many times, farmers keep these leaves from being exposed to sunlight. Low light and an elongated drying process either preserve the white veins or morph differently-colored veins into white ones. As with dark leaves, spotting white kratom leaves naturally has never been easier.
White Vein Horn Kratom
The unique names of kratom leaves usually indicate something specific about the leaves themselves. For instance, the name may designate where the leaf originates. On the other hand, some strains are named for their appearances. For example, white vein horn kratom leaf is named so because of the leaf’s unusual design, which looks like horns. Easy to spot in the wilderness, these are a prized commodity in the kratom community.
White vein horn kratom has a pungent aroma that is impossible for farmers to miss. Along with its unique smell, it has a distinct taste, as well.
There is a dosage guideline that should be followed. Additionally, it is highly recommended that you speak with an herbalist before ingesting any kratom.
For beginners, it’s recommended to start with anywhere from zero to five grams. This is a low enough range so that, if your body reacts in a way you weren’t expecting, you can handle it and learn how much your body can take.
Once users learn their limits with these low dosages, moderate dosages range are considered to 15 grams. This quantity should only be taken once you’re comfortable with the lower dosages. Finally, anything above 15 grams is considered high. Before advancing to this level, speak with an herbalist and get their input.
Does Kratom Work for Everyone?
It’s impossible to answer this question with a definite “yes” or “no.” As with any ingestible product, the alkaloids react with your body in some way, shape, or form. That being said, is there a definite outcome for everyone who has tried it? Absolutely not. It all comes down to cautious experimentation.
White Vein Kratom Can Change Your Life
Overall, white vein kratom can change your life for the better. Speaking to an herbalist can give you a ton of valuable information about this particular type of kratom. Ultimately, it’s up to you whether to try it or not. However, the positives definitely outweigh the negatives. Give white vein kratom a chance.
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