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Thai Kratom Buyer's Guide

Posted by Bianca Gonzalez

One type of kratom that is getting a lot of attention recently is Thai kratom. Although people often call Thai a strain of kratom, it isn’t. It is simply kratom that is grown in the rich soil of Thailand. This gives it a unique blend of traits that are not found in many of the other locations. Since it is gaining popularity, you are bound to see more of this unique type. As with any kratom, there are a few things that you need to know about it. 

Thai Kratom General Facts

Kratom has been used for centuries in Thailand in both religious ceremonies and for its caffeine-like properties. The trees love wet, humid conditions and usually grow in areas where the soil is very moist. It is native to Thailand and grows wild there, which is why it is easy to import. 

The raw leaves were consumed by people working on rubber plantations for centuries. This fact is from the first written information on these trees published by a 32-year-old botanist back in 1839. Like its cousin, coffee, it is said to have uplifting properties. 

Kratom is the subject of clinical trials and is somewhat controversial. Although its leaf form has been used for hundreds of years, kratom powder and capsules are relatively new and still being researched.

Strains of Thai Kratom

As with any type of kratom, Thai kratom comes in several kratom strains. These strains are the same no matter where the kratom comes from. You should know that these also have a number of variants like gold, yellow, silver, and others. 

The various kratom strains are named for the colors that show up in the veins of the leaves. The colors indicate what type of alkaloid that each leaf has in abundance. 

Red Vein Kratom

Red vein is one of the most popular types of kratom. Some people call red Thai kratom the tranquility strain. It is known to soothe in large amounts and uplift in smaller amounts. If you are new to kratom, this is probably the strain you want to start with.

You will probably notice a faint reddish or rust-colored tinge when you purchase it when you look at the kratom powder. 

White Vein Kratom

White vein kratom is also very popular among those who like the Thai variety. Unlike other types, this one is usually described as fulfilling and moderate. Some even say that it has balancing properties. 

White vein is usually a pale green kratom powder. The veins are not a true white color. They are more like a very pale green.

Green Vein Kratom

Green vein kratom is very similar to a white vein in the way that it acts but is said to be milder. It is not as popular as the other two strains. You do find it as part of a mix more often than you find it on its own. Some consider green veins as a milder version of other strains.

Mixed Strains

To create a better experience, many companies will mix a variety of kratom strains together. Although it is a relatively new practice, most people report some success with the latest mixes. 

Why Thai Kratom

Many people believe that Thai kratom is superior because of the soil it grows in. The soil is said to have more nutrients because of the moisture content. It is important to note that unlike areas such as Borneo, not all kratom strains grow in Thailand. 

For a long time, Thai kratom wasn’t available for import because it was illegal in Thailand. This changed in 2018 when the government rescinded the previous ban.

In Thailand, kratom is mostly useful for energy, well-being, and relaxation. This is why many who consume kratom in the United States prefer Thai.

Reactions to Thai kratom range dramatically depending on how much you have. Some people describe it as similar to a cup of coffee, while others say that it gives you a sense of general well-being. The reactions can vary. The best way to find the right strain or mix for you is to try them.

Tips About Trying Thai Kratom

Trying kratom is a personal decision. If you buy kratom online, make sure that the kratom you get is lab tested and GMP certified. This is how you know it is high quality. 

The first time you try it, use a small amount until you know how your body will react. Like anything, your body might react differently than someone else does. Each type and strain has different properties, so even if you’ve used kratom before, exercise caution.

Do not use any other medications while you are taking kratom. Since scientists are still studying it, not much is known about which drugs interact with it and which do not. Again each strain is different.

Some people recommend you have something to eat before taking kratom in any form. One of the things that people agree on is that kratom might make you nauseous.

As with anything, make sure you know how you will react to kratom before driving or operating heavy machinery.

Kratom Concerns

There are some concerns with any form of kratom you choose. Please remember that it is currently being studied for potential uses and dangers. These studies are still in stage one clinical trials. Researchers haven’t even published preliminary results.

This means that you use kratom at your own risk. Although it's been used for centuries in other countries, it is still relatively unknown in the forms sold in the United States. 

Currently, kratom exists in a grey area of the law in the U.S.A. Use caution and only purchase it from reputable sources. Before ordering, make sure that it is legal to buy, sell, possess, and use your state and locality. Always check the laws before you order.

Remember, everyone reacts differently to kratom. Make sure that you do your research before trying it and consult a doctor if you need to. Always tell your medical professionals that you’ve taken kratom if you are in an emergency situation. 

Never mix kratom with alcohol, other substances, or medications. Like mixing any substance, it can create a dangerous reaction. Some people who have mixed kratom with sedatives or opiates have had extreme reactions. Be very careful.

Ensuring Quality

All kratom is made from the leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa tree. The leaves are dried and processed into a powder. In some cases, the powder is washed to bring out more of the alkaloids. When done correctly, you are left with a high-quality kratom. 

Kratom has been used for centuries to help with energy and wellbeing. Always make sure that you order your kratom from a high-quality source like Sol Botanicals. You can check out our kratom selection right here.

The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the statements made regarding these products. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Featured Image: Pow-Mia/Shutterstock

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One type of kratom that is getting a lot of attention recently is Thai kratom. Although people often call Thai a strain of kratom, it isn’t. It is simply kratom that is grown in the rich soil of Thailand. This gives it a unique blend of traits that are not found in many of the other locations. Since it is gaining popularity, you are bound to see more of this unique type. As with any kratom, there are a few things that you need to know about it. 

Thai Kratom General Facts

Kratom has been used for centuries in Thailand in both religious ceremonies and for its caffeine-like properties. The trees love wet, humid conditions and usually grow in areas where the soil is very moist. It is native to Thailand and grows wild there, which is why it is easy to import. 

The raw leaves were consumed by people working on rubber plantations for centuries. This fact is from the first written information on these trees published by a 32-year-old botanist back in 1839. Like its cousin, coffee, it is said to have uplifting properties. 

Kratom is the subject of clinical trials and is somewhat controversial. Although its leaf form has been used for hundreds of years, kratom powder and capsules are relatively new and still being researched.

Strains of Thai Kratom

As with any type of kratom, Thai kratom comes in several kratom strains. These strains are the same no matter where the kratom comes from. You should know that these also have a number of variants like gold, yellow, silver, and others. 

The various kratom strains are named for the colors that show up in the veins of the leaves. The colors indicate what type of alkaloid that each leaf has in abundance. 

Red Vein Kratom

Red vein is one of the most popular types of kratom. Some people call red Thai kratom the tranquility strain. It is known to soothe in large amounts and uplift in smaller amounts. If you are new to kratom, this is probably the strain you want to start with.

You will probably notice a faint reddish or rust-colored tinge when you purchase it when you look at the kratom powder. 

White Vein Kratom

White vein kratom is also very popular among those who like the Thai variety. Unlike other types, this one is usually described as fulfilling and moderate. Some even say that it has balancing properties. 

White vein is usually a pale green kratom powder. The veins are not a true white color. They are more like a very pale green.

Green Vein Kratom

Green vein kratom is very similar to a white vein in the way that it acts but is said to be milder. It is not as popular as the other two strains. You do find it as part of a mix more often than you find it on its own. Some consider green veins as a milder version of other strains.

Mixed Strains

To create a better experience, many companies will mix a variety of kratom strains together. Although it is a relatively new practice, most people report some success with the latest mixes. 

Why Thai Kratom

Many people believe that Thai kratom is superior because of the soil it grows in. The soil is said to have more nutrients because of the moisture content. It is important to note that unlike areas such as Borneo, not all kratom strains grow in Thailand. 

For a long time, Thai kratom wasn’t available for import because it was illegal in Thailand. This changed in 2018 when the government rescinded the previous ban.

In Thailand, kratom is mostly useful for energy, well-being, and relaxation. This is why many who consume kratom in the United States prefer Thai.

Reactions to Thai kratom range dramatically depending on how much you have. Some people describe it as similar to a cup of coffee, while others say that it gives you a sense of general well-being. The reactions can vary. The best way to find the right strain or mix for you is to try them.

Tips About Trying Thai Kratom

Trying kratom is a personal decision. If you buy kratom online, make sure that the kratom you get is lab tested and GMP certified. This is how you know it is high quality. 

The first time you try it, use a small amount until you know how your body will react. Like anything, your body might react differently than someone else does. Each type and strain has different properties, so even if you’ve used kratom before, exercise caution.

Do not use any other medications while you are taking kratom. Since scientists are still studying it, not much is known about which drugs interact with it and which do not. Again each strain is different.

Some people recommend you have something to eat before taking kratom in any form. One of the things that people agree on is that kratom might make you nauseous.

As with anything, make sure you know how you will react to kratom before driving or operating heavy machinery.

Kratom Concerns

There are some concerns with any form of kratom you choose. Please remember that it is currently being studied for potential uses and dangers. These studies are still in stage one clinical trials. Researchers haven’t even published preliminary results.

This means that you use kratom at your own risk. Although it's been used for centuries in other countries, it is still relatively unknown in the forms sold in the United States. 

Currently, kratom exists in a grey area of the law in the U.S.A. Use caution and only purchase it from reputable sources. Before ordering, make sure that it is legal to buy, sell, possess, and use your state and locality. Always check the laws before you order.

Remember, everyone reacts differently to kratom. Make sure that you do your research before trying it and consult a doctor if you need to. Always tell your medical professionals that you’ve taken kratom if you are in an emergency situation. 

Never mix kratom with alcohol, other substances, or medications. Like mixing any substance, it can create a dangerous reaction. Some people who have mixed kratom with sedatives or opiates have had extreme reactions. Be very careful.

Ensuring Quality

All kratom is made from the leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa tree. The leaves are dried and processed into a powder. In some cases, the powder is washed to bring out more of the alkaloids. When done correctly, you are left with a high-quality kratom. 

Kratom has been used for centuries to help with energy and wellbeing. Always make sure that you order your kratom from a high-quality source like Sol Botanicals. You can check out our kratom selection right here.

The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the statements made regarding these products. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Featured Image: Pow-Mia/Shutterstock

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Borneo Kratom Buyer's Guide

Posted by Bianca Gonzalez

Borneo kratom is one of the most popular types of kratom in the United States. What many people do not know is that it is not actually a strain of kratom. It is called this because it is kratom that comes from Borneo, a large island in Asia.

No matter where it comes from, there are only three kratom strains. The soil composition of where the kratom grows has a profound effect on its overall quality and quantity. It just happens that all three strains are grown in Borneo and shipped to the United States.

General Facts About Borneo Kratom

The kratom tree is in the coffee family and can be found all over Southeast Asia and in other tropical climates. People have been using this plant for centuries for both its coffee-like properties and in various religious ceremonies.

The first written information on kratom dates back to 1839 when a 32-year-old botanist first formally described it as a substitute for the less natural ways to relieve discomfort. 

Most kratom trees produce all three strains. The strain changes with seasonal changes in the area that they grow. Between the seasons, it is possible to see both white and red-veined leaves on the same plant.

Alkaloids in Kratom

What makes kratom special are the alkaloids. There are five basic alkaloids in kratom. These are mitragynine, 7-hydroxy mitragynine, speciociliatine, speciogynin, and paynantheine.

These are the active ingredients. The different strains of kratom have different amounts of each alkaloid. These alkaloids are what may produce feelings of calm or energy depending on the amount of each one. 

Strains of Kratom

There are three main strains of kratom. Each strain is said to behave differently. The strains are named for their color. You may see the words Maeng Da before each of these strains. Maeng da means superior quality in Thailand. It refers to the process of combining two kratom strains by grafting. 

During this process, two types of kratom are grafted together to produce a hardier and superior kratom tree. Since grafting can combine the best types of trees into one, it is rapidly becoming the most widely used method of creating kratom.

Quick Guide

For quick reference, here are the different strains. 

  • Red - relaxing, comforting, and relief
  • Green - a mixture of invigorating, relief, and comforting
  • White - energizing,  invigorating and stabilizing

You can choose the strains that fit you best.

Red Vein Kratom

Red vein kratom is the most popular strain. It is also the most available strain. It is sometimes marketed as red Borneo kratom. As its name suggests, it has a startling red vein through the center of the leaf. The powder often has a red or rust-colored tinge to it.

If you are new to kratom, the red vein is where you want to start. It is the most versatile strain and is knowing to both soothe or uplift depending on the amount. This strain is also known as a tranquility strain.

Green Vein Kratom

Green vein kratom, named for the completely green leaves with a darker green running up the center,  is known as a middle-of-the-road strain. The powder is a darker or greyish green, without any highlights at all. 

This is appropriate because its qualities are said to be somewhere between the red vein and white vein strains. It is a popular strain because it helps with energy levels while creating a feeling of calm and comfort.

The green vein is also known to be compatible with most people.  It is milder than the other two strains. It may also help with feelings of self-consciousness and reducing inhibitions.  

White Vein Kratom

Where red vein is more calming, white vein, like coffee, helps with energy levels, clarity, and mood. Visually it has a light green or white vein running through the center of the leaf, and the powder has a paler color than either the green or red. If you want something for your focus, mood, or energy, the white vein is an excellent choice. 

Mixed Strains

Some companies sell mixed versions of the different Borneo Kratom strains to produce the desired result. This is done to achieve an intended purpose, but the kratom strains react differently when used by different people.

You can find various strains that are mixed for you into a variety of blends. This is different from the grafting that produces Maeng Da Borneo Kratom. If you are looking for a specific effect, try a blended or mixed version of kratom.

How To Try Kratom

If you are new to buying kratom, there are a few things that you can do to make sure you get the best from it. 

  • Start slowly at first, until you know how you react
  • Do not take other medications, recreational drugs, or supplements with kratom. There are several which are known to interact with it, including antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications.
  • Eat before you use kratom
  • Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how you will react

When choosing how you utilize kratom or any other product, be responsible with it. 

Kratom Quality

Kratom is made from the leaves only. No other part of the tree is involved. They are harvested and dried. The quality of the kratom comes from how it is grown, the growing medium, and when it is harvested.

Kratom farmers try to harvest it when the colors are the brightest, and the leaves are at full maturity. After it is dried, the leaves are ground into a fine powder. The powder is then used to make other forms.

It needs to be stored in a cool, dry, and preferably dark place to remain fresh. People also recommend that you store it in an air-tight container to preserve its quality. 

If you would rather try capsules instead of power, you can find most of our kratom blends in capsules form as well. Capsules are an easier-to-store kratom product. 

Concerns About Kratom

Kratom is currently being studied for its potential uses in the United States. These studies are only in early phase one. There are no preliminary results published on it. 

It currently exists in a grey area legally, so check with your local and state government to make sure that it is legal in your area before you purchase it. Kratom is still illegal in some areas.

You should always discuss kratom with your doctor before you decide to use it. Like all products, there is a chance that it will interact with other products creating an undesirable effect. Consulting a doctor can help prevent this.

Although kratom was used for centuries to help with energy and well-being, new uses are being researched. Now all that is left to do is decide which strain you want to try. 

Contact us to order your Borneo kratom today.

Featured Image: aa_ris/Shutterstock

*The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the statements made regarding these products. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Borneo kratom is one of the most popular types of kratom in the United States. What many people do not know is that it is not actually a strain of kratom. It is called this because it is kratom that comes from Borneo, a large island in Asia.

No matter where it comes from, there are only three kratom strains. The soil composition of where the kratom grows has a profound effect on its overall quality and quantity. It just happens that all three strains are grown in Borneo and shipped to the United States.

General Facts About Borneo Kratom

The kratom tree is in the coffee family and can be found all over Southeast Asia and in other tropical climates. People have been using this plant for centuries for both its coffee-like properties and in various religious ceremonies.

The first written information on kratom dates back to 1839 when a 32-year-old botanist first formally described it as a substitute for the less natural ways to relieve discomfort. 

Most kratom trees produce all three strains. The strain changes with seasonal changes in the area that they grow. Between the seasons, it is possible to see both white and red-veined leaves on the same plant.

Alkaloids in Kratom

What makes kratom special are the alkaloids. There are five basic alkaloids in kratom. These are mitragynine, 7-hydroxy mitragynine, speciociliatine, speciogynin, and paynantheine.

These are the active ingredients. The different strains of kratom have different amounts of each alkaloid. These alkaloids are what may produce feelings of calm or energy depending on the amount of each one. 

Strains of Kratom

There are three main strains of kratom. Each strain is said to behave differently. The strains are named for their color. You may see the words Maeng Da before each of these strains. Maeng da means superior quality in Thailand. It refers to the process of combining two kratom strains by grafting. 

During this process, two types of kratom are grafted together to produce a hardier and superior kratom tree. Since grafting can combine the best types of trees into one, it is rapidly becoming the most widely used method of creating kratom.

Quick Guide

For quick reference, here are the different strains. 

  • Red - relaxing, comforting, and relief
  • Green - a mixture of invigorating, relief, and comforting
  • White - energizing,  invigorating and stabilizing

You can choose the strains that fit you best.

Red Vein Kratom

Red vein kratom is the most popular strain. It is also the most available strain. It is sometimes marketed as red Borneo kratom. As its name suggests, it has a startling red vein through the center of the leaf. The powder often has a red or rust-colored tinge to it.

If you are new to kratom, the red vein is where you want to start. It is the most versatile strain and is knowing to both soothe or uplift depending on the amount. This strain is also known as a tranquility strain.

Green Vein Kratom

Green vein kratom, named for the completely green leaves with a darker green running up the center,  is known as a middle-of-the-road strain. The powder is a darker or greyish green, without any highlights at all. 

This is appropriate because its qualities are said to be somewhere between the red vein and white vein strains. It is a popular strain because it helps with energy levels while creating a feeling of calm and comfort.

The green vein is also known to be compatible with most people.  It is milder than the other two strains. It may also help with feelings of self-consciousness and reducing inhibitions.  

White Vein Kratom

Where red vein is more calming, white vein, like coffee, helps with energy levels, clarity, and mood. Visually it has a light green or white vein running through the center of the leaf, and the powder has a paler color than either the green or red. If you want something for your focus, mood, or energy, the white vein is an excellent choice. 

Mixed Strains

Some companies sell mixed versions of the different Borneo Kratom strains to produce the desired result. This is done to achieve an intended purpose, but the kratom strains react differently when used by different people.

You can find various strains that are mixed for you into a variety of blends. This is different from the grafting that produces Maeng Da Borneo Kratom. If you are looking for a specific effect, try a blended or mixed version of kratom.

How To Try Kratom

If you are new to buying kratom, there are a few things that you can do to make sure you get the best from it. 

  • Start slowly at first, until you know how you react
  • Do not take other medications, recreational drugs, or supplements with kratom. There are several which are known to interact with it, including antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications.
  • Eat before you use kratom
  • Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how you will react

When choosing how you utilize kratom or any other product, be responsible with it. 

Kratom Quality

Kratom is made from the leaves only. No other part of the tree is involved. They are harvested and dried. The quality of the kratom comes from how it is grown, the growing medium, and when it is harvested.

Kratom farmers try to harvest it when the colors are the brightest, and the leaves are at full maturity. After it is dried, the leaves are ground into a fine powder. The powder is then used to make other forms.

It needs to be stored in a cool, dry, and preferably dark place to remain fresh. People also recommend that you store it in an air-tight container to preserve its quality. 

If you would rather try capsules instead of power, you can find most of our kratom blends in capsules form as well. Capsules are an easier-to-store kratom product. 

Concerns About Kratom

Kratom is currently being studied for its potential uses in the United States. These studies are only in early phase one. There are no preliminary results published on it. 

It currently exists in a grey area legally, so check with your local and state government to make sure that it is legal in your area before you purchase it. Kratom is still illegal in some areas.

You should always discuss kratom with your doctor before you decide to use it. Like all products, there is a chance that it will interact with other products creating an undesirable effect. Consulting a doctor can help prevent this.

Although kratom was used for centuries to help with energy and well-being, new uses are being researched. Now all that is left to do is decide which strain you want to try. 

Contact us to order your Borneo kratom today.

Featured Image: aa_ris/Shutterstock

*The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the statements made regarding these products. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Maeng Da Kratom Buyer’s Guide

Posted by Bianca Gonzalez

If you’ve been learning about kratom for any amount of time, there’s a very good chance you’ve heard the term “Maeng Da” a time or two. There’s a lot of buzz around this phrase, and some people even think that it’s a specific strain of kratom because they hear so much about it.
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If you’ve been learning about kratom for any amount of time, there’s a very good chance you’ve heard the term “Maeng Da” a time or two. There’s a lot of buzz around this phrase, and some people even think that it’s a specific strain of kratom because they hear so much about it.
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Buy Kratom with Bitcoin

Posted by SOL Botanicals

Today, we are announcing the successful completion of the integration between our store and Coinbase Commerce to enable payment processing in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and others.
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Today, we are announcing the successful completion of the integration between our store and Coinbase Commerce to enable payment processing in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and others.
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Kratom For Weight Loss?

Posted by SOL Botanicals

A lot of our site visitors and customers have asked us about kratom and weight loss but we've never been able to provide a definitive answer due to the lack of scientific support around kratom and its health benefits.
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A lot of our site visitors and customers have asked us about kratom and weight loss but we've never been able to provide a definitive answer due to the lack of scientific support around kratom and its health benefits.
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