As the name indicates, ‘Thai Kratom’ is found significantly in Thailand and other southeast Asian regions. It grows abundantly in these areas because of its suitable climate that favors their growth. Not only temperature but mineral-rich soil also adds to its potency and alkaloids content.
People extensively use caffeine as a morning drink to boost their levels and keep themselves going throughout the day. After some time, like every substance, tea and coffee are replaced by a herbal substance used hundreds of years ago without knowing its properties. The Thai Kratom belongs to coffee family plants and possesses many similar properties. Leaves of mitragyna have different colored central lines that signify the strain and thus its properties. The fine central line could be red, green, and white representing Red Thai, Green Thai, White Thai, and Yellow Thai kratom. The color varies, and the alkaloid profile also varies in each strain, so its impacts differ accordingly.
The taste of Thai Kratom is somewhat different from others and has a sweet aroma with an herbal, grassy, and slightly bitter taste.
The more the percentage of the alkaloid content, the more will be the potency of strain, the more it will give remarkable effects. There are two main alkaloids; one is mitragynine, another is 7-hydroxymitragynine. Their total concentration ranges from 0.5% to 1.5% in the leaves.
Red vein Thai Kratom possesses the ability to ease fearfulness, nervousness and overcome withdrawal symptoms. Red strain is more sedating, and its effects are more distinct than other strains. However, its results vary according to one’s physical structure and metabolism.
The white vein is the most immature form of Thai Kratom and is a reliever for those suffering from distressing. It has mildly stimulating as well as sedating effects. It is best known for boosting, relaxation, and to focus better on surroundings. It is stimulating at the low dose and sedating at high doses.
Some say yellow strain doesn’t exist, while others say it is a hybrid strain, but nothing is proven. Many users report positive feedback about this strain, saying it improves positive feelings, motivates, and promotes a sense of well-being.
Green vein has effects in between those of red and white strains. It is a mild booster, reliever, and improves mood.
As of 2020, Mitragyna is legal in the majority of states, with few exceptions. Some states and cities have banned its sale and use and added mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine into the list of controlled schedule substances. Kratom is legal for everyone above 18 years of age in every state except those where it is illegal to possess, sell, or consume ketum components.
These states include:
Processing of leaves into A Fine Powder And Other Derivatives
Plantation of Mitragyna is a relatively hectic task and requires proper attention and care. Farmers are hired to look after this herbal plant and to ensure its proper growth and nourishment. The climate of Thailand best suits for plantation and soil also allows the adequate flourishing of mitragyna speciosa.
The cultivation process is more meticulous than plantation, and trained workers are required for hand picking of leaves. Different colored leaves are picked up separately, forming red, white, and green strains. Plucking of leaves along with stem keeps them rick in alkaloids and thus enhancing their potency and efficacy.
Picked Up leaves undergo a drying process as it is a crucial step to form a fine powder. Leaves are spread in thin sheets in the large hall with no sunlight, and the air is moisture and dust-free. Keeping leaves dust-free is necessary as it will contaminate the final product affecting its quality.
Leaves are sent to the manufacturing units, where these are processed to form a fine silky powder. Different colored leaves are carefully handled and ground separately to differentiate it from the other variants.
Powder is processed into capsules, paste, pellets, tablets, pills, and gummies. Each one is packed into moisture-free containers and sealed tightly without the addition of fillers or preservatives.
Tinctures and Extracts are the most concentrated and potent forms that are 50x stronger than standard powder forms. These are made by sinking and boiling leaves into a solvent so that mitragynine content passes from leaves into the solvent, making it alkaloid rich.
High alkaloid contents in Speciosa are preserved by keeping it in a moisture-free environment and below-freezing temperatures. However, its effects are potentiated by adding into substances such as citric acid juices or protein shake. But be cautious while adding it to alcohol or other addictive substances.
The usual standard dose of Thai kratom is 1 – 3 grams for beginners. It should be increased gradually by adding 2 grams if results are not met.
For Speciosa to work best on a standard dose, the following parameters should be kept in mind that alter the body’s metabolism.
A threshold dose is 1 gram for everyone. It should be increased slowly to achieve the required results. It reaches a peak in one to two hours.
If the dose exceeds above 10 grams, it is hazardous for the body and immediately causes adverse reactions. It causes palpitations, raised blood pressure, drowsiness, and seizures.
The grassy and earthy taste of Thai kratom may bother some users. But its effects can be masked by adding it to strong-flavored substances such as orange juice, cranberry juice, and yogurt. Brewing a cup of tea can also make its taste better.