In this discussion, we will delve into the concept of phenotypes, which refers to the observable characteristics or traits of an organism resulting from the interaction between its genetic makeup and the environment. Specifically, we will explore how phenotypes manifest in the context of Mitragyna Speciosa, a tropical evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia.
Furthermore, we will explore the fascinating world of kratom alkaloids. Alkaloids are naturally occurring organic compounds that are often found in plants and have diverse physiological effects on humans and animals. Mitragyna Speciosa, a plant belonging to the coffee family, is known for its rich alkaloid content, which contributes to its various properties and potential benefits.
Additionally, we will examine the different regions where Mitragyna Speciosa is found and how these regions can influence the characteristics of the plant. The geographical location, climate, soil composition, and other environmental factors can all contribute to the unique qualities and variations observed in different strains of Mitragyna Speciosa.
Moreover, we will discuss the intriguing phenomenon of names associated with Mitragyna Speciosa. Sometimes, the names of different strains or varieties of kratom may not have a specific reason behind them, and they might simply be assigned based on the preferences or perceptions of the individuals or communities involved. This aspect adds an element of mystery and cultural significance to the understanding and classification of Mitragyna Speciosa.
By exploring these topics in more detail, we aim to gain a comprehensive understanding of the complex and multifaceted nature of Mitragyna Speciosa, its phenotypes, alkaloids, and the intriguing regions and names associated with this remarkable plant.
Kratom names such as Maeng Da, Vietnam, Bali, and other popular names that you have heard before. The Cannabis industry is similar with names. Some people get frustrated with all the names, but names help identify a certain product or plant, so names are not bad. Names are bad when they are used to promote a product and confuse customers.
Kratom Leaves, in which White Vein tends to be white or beige in color and Green Vein is, of course, Green. You have probably noticed numerous names referring to the same types of Kratom which can be entirely too confusing. Unfortunately, many vendors tend to confuse the customers by rebranding traditional strains with interesting new names.
The traditional names come from the regions in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. The naming conventions include Sumatra, Borneo, Riau, Bali and so forth.
Types of Kratom
Despite the multitude of names referring to these strains, they are usually named after the regions where the below-mentioned kratom strains are cultivated.
Below are the main types of Kratom:
Thai (Grown in Thailand)
Thai Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) that originates from Thailand. It is one of the oldest and most well-known Kratom varieties. Thai Kratom is popular for its potent and energizing effects. Like other Kratom strains, it also comes in different vein colors, such as red, green, and white, each offering distinct properties.
Thai kratom effects are said to be the longest lasting, and most relaxing of all strains. Nowadays commercially available Thai is grown in countries other than Thailand, as it was banned some years ago. A normal serving size of Thai kratom is 3-5 grams.
There are many names popping up everywhere, but remember that they are all either Thai, Indo or Malay or combinations of such.
Indo (Grown in Indonesia)
Indo Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) that originates from Indonesia. It is one of the most popular and widely available Kratom strains. Indo Kratom is known for its balanced effects, combining mild energy with relaxation.
The leaves of the Indo Kratom tree have different color veins (red, green, and white), each associated with distinct properties. Red vein Indo is often sought for its calming effects, while green vein Indo is known for its balanced effects, and white vein Indo is typically associated with mild energy.
Malay (Grown in Malaysia)
Malaysian kratom is a type of Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) that originates from Malaysia. It is also commonly known as “Malay Kratom.” This strain is known for its unique properties and effects, which can vary depending on the color of the veins in the leaves (red, green, and white).
Red vein Malaysian Kratom is often sought for its potential calming properties. It may offer relaxation and a sense of well-being.
Green vein Malaysian Kratom is known for its balance between relaxation and mild energy. It may provide a sense of calmness while still promoting focus and alertness.
White vein Malaysian Kratom is typically associated with more energetic and uplifting effects. It may provide increased energy and mental clarity.
Borneo (This is Indo grown in Indonesia)
Borneo Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) that originates from the island of Borneo, which is shared by Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. It is one of the most popular and widely available strains.
Borneo Kratom is known for its high alkaloid content, which gives it potent and diverse effects. Like other strains, Borneo Kratom comes in different vein colors, such as red, green, and white, each offering distinct properties.
Red vein Borneo Kratom is often used for relaxation and may provide a sense of calmness and well-being.
Green vein Borneo Kratom is known for its balance between relaxation and mild energy. It may offer both relaxation and increased focus.
White vein Borneo Kratom is typically associated with more energetic effects. It may provide a boost in energy and alertness.
Maeng Da (Not a region, but an enhanced version of Thai)
(Thai) Maeng Da kratom is translated as ‘pimp grade’ kratom and originates from Thailand. It is the strongest kratom strain available today. According to users, Maeng Da is praised for its energizing effects.
Critics say it is more jittery than other Premium Thai strains and argue it does not last as long. The active dose is 1-2 grams. High quality Maeng Da is very green in color.
Bali (a combination of Sumatra and Borneo.
We will talk about Kratom Products, types of testing, kratom test results, different profiles and Kratom leaves from the United States, which will be available soon, and much more!
A plant phenotype is the result of the interactions between the genome of a stationary plant and all the micro and mega environments encountered during its life span.
Plant breeding and discovering diverse types of plants will be remarkably interesting for future research into the features and benefits of the mitragyna speciosa plant.
We want to open this up for discussion and better understand the workings and science behind Kratom and all herbal plants we love. We want you to feel like your voice is being heard and we are providing you with products that you deserve.
I have said it before, and I will say it again “Not all kratom is the same”. I want a kratom that works the best for me personally. That is why we source mitragyna speciosa from the same source since 2016. We know what the cheaper versions are like, and they do not work for me either.
We will be going over the phenotypes we offer and after this series is over, we would love to hear your opinions about how our findings and the way we see Kratom is the same or differs from your personal experience.
White Maeng Da will be the first phenotype we will discuss in the series. There may not be just one author, but a few different explanations and opinions from people who use kratom and/or work for Christopher’s Organic Botanicals.
If you would like your story about it posted on our website, please reach out and we will discuss how we can make that happen. We love to hear about your favorite types of speciosa. Please no medical terminology or health claims.
We are starting to get back to the series and you will see more posts soon. We have had numerous delays since covid-19 that have put us behind in many ways.
We are still a small family run business and trying to keep our heads above water like everyone else in the world right now. The past 2 years have been extremely hard on us and everyone that we know.
Kratom is a plant that we are all still discovering its wonderful attributes. We have discovered numerous Alkaloids we can test for now. When there becomes more kratom alkaloid testing techniques available you can rest assured, we will be testing for those alkaloids too.
Testing has evolved in 2022 and we are testing 5 alkaloids and will be looking into the 7-alkaloid test soon. The better we understand the alkaloids in kratom the better we can figure out what works best for us personally.
These alkaloid test results will be listed in the product description and on the package of kratom. The testing process is very costly and adds up quickly.
Kratom is a Plant from southeast Asia that we are very enthusiastic about, and we want to share as much knowledge with you about this amazing tree.
Proprietary Kratom Extraction
We are working on a proprietary kratom extraction method and we are creating some of the best water soluble products on the market in 2023-2024.
Please stay tuned in 2023 as we talk about these different regions where it is grown and the multiple profiles that they uniquely possess.
Now with the decriminalization of kratom products in Thailand we should see a more diverse selection of products in the marketplace over the next few years. This will take some time, but with more science about kratom coming and gmp requirements in Indonesia and Thailand we should see an even better-quality product being produced over the next few years.
We hope that you enjoy our posts, and we want to be able to talk to everyone like family. The blogs come from my heart, and I just want people to understand us as a company a bit better.
I founded this enterprise with the aim of delivering top-notch products. I am committed to ensuring that nothing sways my choices or principles concerning the company’s future. We will consistently strive to excel for our clientele!
As with all strains, it’s essential to purchase Borneo from reputable vendors to ensure product quality and safety. Additionally, consult with a healthcare professional before trying any new herbal supplement, especially if you have existing health conditions or take medications. Always follow recommended dosages and use responsibly.
May God shower His blessings on you and thank you for taking the time to read.
“This post was updated on Aug 22, 2022, at 1:08PM”