Green Vein Kratom
Green Vein Kratom
There are many different types of kratom powder on the market, but understanding the strains doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, there are really only three actual strains of kratom, and most of the subtle differences beyond that are almost imperceptible. Unless you’re buying a custom blend, you can generally put any given type of kratom powder into one of the following three categories:
White Vein Kratom
Green Vein Kratom
You might also hear of blends like gold vein kratom (a mix of red and white kratom), but the three mentioned above are the only true kratom strains. Of the three main strains, red might be the most popular in the world. Green isn’t very far behind, though, and many of our customers say they think it’s the best type of kratom.
Green kratom gets its name because the leaves have green stems and veins that run throughout them. Yet there are often more leaves that have red veins but are still considered "Green" leaves based on the age of the leaf and drying methods.
We don’t usually recommend choosing a type of kratom based solely on appearance, though. As you study different kratom strains’ chemical composition, you’ll find that the alkaloid profiles are as important as anything else. No matter which type you ultimately decide is the most appealing to you, we recommend making your choice based on the alkaloids a specific strain contains.
Understanding Green Kratom Alkaloids
Here in the United States, kratom is mostly sold to those seeking to find ways to improve their lives, and there are few components of this plant that are more interesting than alkaloids. Most people who buy kratom online are doing so because they’re interested in kratom alkaloids. The two most essential alkaloids by far, at least according to our current understanding, are mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. Learn more about these two alkaloids to improve your kratom powder knowledge and why so many people have become advocates for it in recent years.
By definition, an alkaloid is a nitrogen-based organic compound that produces a physiological effect on human beings or other animals. In other words, these natural compounds from plants can’t possibly be defined as alkaloids unless they’re known or believed to produce some sort of effect on human beings or other animals. The potential effects of kratom make it so important to so many different people; the effects kratom alkaloids are known or believed to have on humans might have a massive impact on our continued relationship with this plant.
According to information published by the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, kratom alkaloids can actually bind to opioid receptors in the human body. Pharmaceutical drugs that were developed to address inflammation and pain also bind to some of the same receptors which is why many scientists are now taking on projects to study kratom. This includes the National Institute of Drug Abuse, our own federal government! They have given more than 10 million dollars to the University of Florida's Pharmacology department to study the effect of the components (particularly the alkaloids of kratom) in animals and humans.
Examples of such pharmaceutical drugs include oxycodone, ibuprofen, tramadol, anesthesia drugs, fentanyl, and others. Since some of those pharmaceutical drugs that have been developed in labs can have potentially harmful side effects, scientists, doctors, and researches are looking for finding ways to create new and innovative drugs based on existing plants that could be a safer alternative.
Mitragynine, one of the two main kratom alkaloids, is known to interact with the delta-opioid, kappa-opioid, and mu-opioid receptors. This ability to bind with multiple different opioid receptors is what first made researchers realize how important mitragynine is. For several years, members of the kratom community believed mitragynine was the sole alkaloid responsible for the potential effects of kratom.
In more recent times, and thanks to continued research, we’ve realized that 7-hydroxymitragynine may actually be even more critical. According to scientific researchers published by the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 7-hydroxymitragynine has a “13- and 46-fold higher potency than morphine and mitragynine, respectively." Yet there are concerns about this alkaloid as it also seems to have a higher abuse potential. This is why Laughing Lion Herbs ensures that all of our products test within the safety parameters that are currently set by the American Kratom Association.
In terms of the alkaloids in green vein kratom, it’s arguably the most balanced option. Every type of kratom contains more mitragynine than 7-hydroxymitragynine (Generally the latter alkaloid is hardly detectable with amounts of less than 0.04%)
What are the different types of Green Vein Kratom
The Mitragyna speciosa tree from which we get kratom grows naturally in warm, wet climates. More specifically, it seems to thrive in Southeast Asia, where it grows naturally. Most of the United States’ kratom comes from Borneo’s South Kalamantarian region. Since most of our kratom powder comes from the same place, many different types of green vein kratom share many similarities.
Some people say they can notice the nuances between different types of green vein kratom, but most can’t. The important thing is to make sure you’re getting your green kratom from a reliable company, such as Laughing Lion Herbs, that works with trustworthy farmers to deliver pure, consistent kratom powder. If you don’t want to take our word for it, you may wish to buy a few different types of green vein kratom powder and compare them all for yourself.
Even though there are only very subtle differences between the different types of green vein kratom powder, some products still offer more reliable quality than others. With that in mind, here are our very favorite types of green kratom powder:
Plantation Grown Super Green Maeng Da
Green Thai Kratom
If you study a few of the different options listed above and find that you can pick up on the nuances between them all, you’re one of the lucky few who has a high sensitivity to different alkaloid profiles.
Buy Kratom Powder Online at Laughing Lion
Here at Laughing Lion Herbs, we pride ourselves on offering the best kratom power we can find. We source our premium kratom from trusted, experienced farmers in Indonesia. From there, we take great care to protect our products’ purity and quality at every step throughout the process until it arrives at your door. To experience the finest green vein kratom available, place your order today!
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