Even if you’re new to the kratom world, you probably know that there isn’t just one variation of the Mitragyna speciosa plant. Users can find several strains categorized by vein color, one of the most popular is green vein kratom.
You might’ve heard that green vein strains are popular among newbies and veterans alike. But do these balanced variations live up to the hype? We take an in-depth look at this comprehensive guide. Read on to learn everything you need to know about green vein kratom, including benefits, dosage guidelines, and more.
What Is Green Vein Kratom?
We differentiate the three main types of kratom based on color — red, white, or green.
You may be thinking, “But aren’t all leaves green?” The leaves of the kratom plant may be green, but the color variants are evident in the plant’s stem and veins.
According to Kratom.org, green vein kratom lies somewhere in the middle between white and red. Growers harvest this variety when the plant reaches mid-maturity. If they want white vein strains, they will gather the leaves in their early life cycle. They must wait until the peak maturity period if they want to obtain red vein strains.
Why Vein Color Matters
The changes in vein colors are down to a shift in the ratio of two of the plant’s alkaloids — mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine.
As the alkaloids mature in the plant, the effects become more potent. So, because white vein strains come from young leaves, it is the least potent variety. The mature red vein is the most powerful; the green vein strains sit between them.
Because of where the green vein kratom strains sit in potency and maturity, they’re a popular choice for new users and those looking for a middle ground.
What Does Green Vein Kratom Do?
When it comes to green vein kratom, the effects offer a mix of stimulant and opiate-like properties. The strains attach themselves to the opioid receptors in the brain and essentially mimics these effects, even though the kratom plant is not an opioid.
Green vein kratom can improve the mood of its user without making them anxious. Unlike coffee and other stimulants that can cause jitteriness, green vein strains can energize people without these side effects.
What’s more, you don’t need to keep consuming green vein strains to sustain the effects like you would with coffee. Depending on how much you take and your tolerance, one dose can provide you with effects that last all …….