Whether you’re brand new to the world of Kratom powder or you have been using the same one over and over again with relative success, you might be curious about the greater options that the Kratom market has to offer.
From green veined varieties from Bali to Thai specialty extracts, there are a lot of different Kratom products on the market. Finding the one that you want to try next can be an overwhelming task, and many people keep using the same strain to avoid the difficulty altogether.
But we don’t think that’s enough.
Rather than settling for a Kratom powder that you like well okay, we believe you have the power to find a powder that fits perfectly with your preferences, tastes, and needs. Figuring out how to do that, however, can be more difficult.
Today, we’ll talk about how to find and choose the right strain of Kratom for you. Let’s get started!
Step #1: Choose The Right Supplier
The first thing that you need to do when you’re choosing new Kratom options to try is to select a high-quality supplier that is going to be honest about their products, where they come from, and how they are tested.
Of course, we have to throw in a reminder here that we consider our own company to be one of the most reliable places to buy Kratom. Our products are lab tested, and we have the utmost trust in the products that we offer for sale.
But we don’t want you to blindly trust any supplier, and the same rule goes for us as well!
Check every store’s website for information about find out how they handle the following:
- Do they lab test their products?
- Do they use clear and accurate labeling?
- Do they have a way of verifying the sourcing of their products?
- Are they available to answer your questions?
By researching these four things before you settle on which store you would like to buy from, you’ll be making a more informed decision about your Kratom vendor.
Step #2: Learn The Basics of Strains
Now that you have found a few companies that you like purchasing from, you will want to learn a bit about the basics of strains and how they differ from each other. By gaining basic knowledge about the various strains, you’ll be able to narrow down to which strains might be right for you more quickly.
Red Vein Kratom Strains
Many Kratom users find that red vein varieties are their favorites. Red strains are typically known to be the best selling. So what is it that makes these strains so popular?
These types of Kratom are mostly grown in Southeast Asia, and the reason for their popularity is likely their specific alkaloid content, i.e. the ratio of mitragynine to 7-hydroxymitragynine and other components. There a lot of different red strains, but some of the most popular types that we carry are Red Vein Kali, Red Vein Sumatra, and Red Maeng Da.
Green Vein Kratom Strains
Green vein Kratom powders are known to be more balanced, whereas reds and whites are both known for packing two different kinds of punches. Green Kratom strains are also known to be slightly less bitter than red strains, and that can make them more enjoyable to drink for some users.
Green strains tend to be a great option for those who are new to Kratom. OG Bali, our bestselling strain, is a green vein. Other popular green strain options that we sell are Super Green Malaysian and OG Bali Leaf.
White Vein Kratom Strains
Finally, let’s take a look at white vein Kratom strains. These tend to be at the opposite spectrum from red vein, harvested when the leaves are young and have not had much time to mature. White leaves are often used in Kratom powder mixes with great success. Some consumers prefer white strains used in combination with a red or green strain for the best results.
Step #3: Give It a Try!
Once you’ve learned a little bit about why there are so many different names and what common terms like red vein and white vein mean, it’s time to jump in! The simple fact of the matter is that you will never find the perfect strain until you give a few different strains a try.
Try to select a sampler pack or get a few small bags of at least five different varieties. Use each for a few days and write down what you liked and what you did not like about each strain. Once you’re done with this, move on to step 4.
Step #4: Tweaking & Searching
Now that you have found out what you like and what you don’t like about five different strains of Kratom, you can find your perfect Kratom.
First, write down all of the traits like you liked about various types of Kratom. Be as specific as possible! Then, write own the things that you absolutely want to avoid.
Once you have this list of traits as well as the accompanying strains that go with them, you’ll be able to see which of the strains is closest to what you want.
Let’s say that you really enjoyed a Red Borneo strain, and you also liked a Green Thai sample. You might try mixing them together, or you could go for a different colored strains from the same region – a White Borneo or a Red Thai. By making small adjustments like this, you’ll be able to find the ultimate strain for you!