Smoke ‘n Brew of Greenville & Charleston SC
Kratom Colors: The Three Kratom Veins
Not all kratom is the same. While kratom is primarily sought after for its two main active compounds— mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine—the amount of each compound present depends on the variety of kratom you’re purchasing.
There are many strains on the market, Bali, Indo, Maeng Da. Most of these strains have a color label applied as well: green, white, or red. So, what do these color labels mean?
Kratom Vein Colors
The color refers to the vein color of the kratom leaf. The vein and stem are generally the same color, with a thick stem running up the center of the leaf with thin veins branching off. Red veins are the most obvious to spot thanks to their sharp contrast against the green leaves, but white and green veins are easy to spot once you know what you’re looking for.
The variance in vein color is due to plant breeding and growing conditions. Kratom has been grown in specific regions for hundreds of years, and the specific climate, precipitation levels, and soil conditions in these plants with dramatically different alkaloid structures.
Red Vein Kratom
Red vein kratom is the most abundantly grown and most popular varieties among customers. Red vein kratom is typically high in 7-hydroxymitragynine. This compound has shown potential as a painkiller in studies conducted on mice, though there have been no lab tests conducted on humans to see if these results can be replicated.
White Vein Kratom
White vein kratom is lower in 7-hydroxymitragynine than red varieties. It is often said to have an effect on lack of focus or energy, though this is all anecdotal accounts. While it isn’t as popular as red vein kratom, it still has a fairly large following.
Green Vein Kratom
Green vein kratom is said to have less pronounced effects than red and white veins and are more influenced by their strain type than other vein types. Green vein kratom is said to be a good middle ground between the effects of red vein and white vein kratom.
Choosing the Right Kratom Type
The type of kratom that will work best for you depends on your desired effect and intended use for kratom powder. Customers purchase kratom for a variety of reasons, included purported calming or energy-inducing properties.
For new kratom customers, it’s often best to try multiple varieties. Different strains, vein colors, and delivery methods are said to have different effects, so you will want to research each and get small quantities of each variety to see which is best for your purposes.
Smoke N Brew has a wide variety of kratom products available for purchase at our location in Greenville, South Carolina. Be sure to stop by and check out our selection!
[note: Kratom has not been evaluated by the FDA an is not intended to diagnose, cure, prevent, or treat any disease.]