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.
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.
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.
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.
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