Introduction to White Vein Kratom
Kratom is an evergreen tree native to a few countries in tropical Southeast Asia. The tree has several names. The scientific name is Mitragyna speciosa and the common name is kratom, spelled differently across countries. Kratom is also indigenous to Papua New Guinea and some islands in the Pacific Rim. Kratom has been used for centuries although there is no documented history. The earliest documented evidence of its use is in the late nineteenth century. Its use was not widespread even in Southeast Asia throughout the twentieth century. However, there are certain regions in Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand where the leaves of the kratom tree have been used for myriad purposes. Kratom has become quite popular in the west in the last fifteen to twenty years.
Kratom has distinct strains or variants. Every country where the tree grows in abundance has localized its nomenclature. For instance, there is Bali kratom, Sumatra kratom, Malaysian kratom, and Thai kratom, depending on where the leaves are sourced and how the extracts are made. The drying and subsequent grinding, pulverizing or powdering of kratom leaves are nearly identical across the countries. The singular distinction is the quality of the extract. In terms of physical and chemical attributes of the kratom tree, there are three strains or variants. These are white vein kratom, red vein kratom, and green vein kratom. One may presume that an evergreen tropical tree would naturally have more green leaves, veins, and stems. This is not the case with this tree. There are regions where red vein kratom is more common. There are areas where white vein kratom is more abundant.
What is White Vein Kratom?
White vein kratom is so named because the stems and the veins of the leaves are white in color. Red vein kratom and green vein kratom are named accordingly for the same reason. White vein kratom has stimulating properties and is hence a mood enhancer. It is difficult to generalize the stimulating and mood enhancing effect of white vein kratom because there are variances in terms of the chemical composition of specific extracts. It is not just the manufacturers that have their own recipes or formulas for the extracts they make, the actual leaves wherefrom the extract are sourced may also have substantially different composition. Not every white vein kratom tree will have the same potent leaves and hence the extract may be weaker.
The effects of white vein kratom also depend on the natural tolerance and lifestyle of a person. This is similar to how any other stimulant works, excluding the sedatives used in clinical settings that more or less have the same and a predictably standard effect. Some people feel the substantial enhancement of their positive mood while others may experience subtle elation. In the latter scenario, many people opt for higher dosage to get that high feeling. White vein kratom is considered to be more effective if you wish to feel a sense of euphoria. Red vein kratom also has this ability but its effects are milder. Red vein kratom is more effective at alleviating pain but the stimulating ability of white vein kratom is more realizable.
White vein kratom is used as an alternative to coffee and tea. Coffee has more caffeine than tea but the latter is more popular in Southeast Asian cultures. Since white vein kratom is a substitute for coffee and can help you be alert, cheerful and more focused or concentrated, it is opted for by many as a routine beverage. Red vein kratom may cause elation to an extent that can interfere with focus or concentration. This is not the case with white vein kratom. People usually experience more stamina and feel motivated after taking white vein kratom.
The stimulating, mood enhancing and motivating effects of white vein kratom have made it popular among people who are dealing with depression or when one experiences a period of gloom. Those who experience mood swings or are in a perpetually bad mood may benefit from white vein kratom. Interestingly, white vein kratom should be taken during the daytime because it can affect the natural sleep cycle. It is possible people would feel restless at the time of going to bed. This is in contrast with when you should take red vein kratom, which actually helps improve the quality of sleep. Both extracts are from the same type of tree but the effects of different strains are contradictory. This is a reason why many people blend red vein kratom and white vein kratom extracts or strains for a fine balance between mood enhancement and better sleep. Some of the popular brands of white vein kratom are Pontianak White Horn, Borneo White and White Vein Sumatra.
White Vein Kratom vs. Other Strains
Green vein kratom is the middle road for anyone who wants to find a balanced extract that is neither white nor red. While white vein kratom is a mood enhancer and stimulant, red vein kratom can alleviate pain and also help one to feel rejuvenated. Green vein kratom provides a mild boost to energy, helps one to relax and feel a little elated but none of these are felt to an extreme point. It would be fair to say that green vein kratom is the least potent in all these aspects, which works well for those who do not wish to take on the stronger white vein kratom or red vein kratom. It is not uncommon for users to mix green, red and white vein kratom. The resulting mix is actually more sophisticated than any of the strains when used separately.
Those who are looking for some serious relief from pain should go for red vein kratom. Anyone looking for mood enhancers and more alertness should go for white vein kratom. Anyone who wants to feel stimulated but not enough to disrupt sleep should go for green vein kratom. Again, if someone wants to manage insomnia, red vein kratom is the best option. White vein kratom during the day can help those who experience lethargy or a lack of motivation. There is no universal rule here though. Every person has a certain level of tolerance. Their health, lifestyle, and use of other substances including medicines, tobacco, and alcohol would play the role of an influencer. Some people do not feel much of a difference with green vein kratom, which is why it is the least popular strain available in the market today.
Safety Tips for White Vein Kratom
The first piece of advice is basically applicable to all strains of kratom or their extracts. Do not buy any extract from a company that does not have a verifiable track record of selling quality products. Always read reviews of specific strains and the particular extracts you are considering. In the best case scenario, you would be wasting money on a poor product and in the worst case scenario, you would be buying something harmful to your health. If you are dealing with a credible company, then you can be sure of the quality of the white vein kratom extract or other strains and that is where you should start.
Never increase the dosage of white vein kratom unnecessarily. You may develop a certain degree of tolerance in due course of time. This is the same as it is with coffee, alcohol, tobacco and even medicines. You may feel the need to spice up your consumption to experience the same high, energy and mood. Excessive doses can have serious side effects. You may feel restless to an extent that your heartbeat increases and your blood pressure may shoot up. It is always wise to keep consumption in check so you do not overdose.