The Kratom Herb

Kratom in Canada: Few things to consider when buying kratom.

You might be new to this great health herb called kratom or probably just learning about it, there is a lot of confusing information out there about this plant. When you have varieties of Kratom strains before you, it may be hard to make a choice because you’ve got no idea on what to expect or what each of them could do for you. There is a general misconception about the herb- it’s being mistaken for a “legal high”. The color, as revealed in the name is gotten from the color of the leaf’s vein before it’s de-veined or made into powder form (red, green or white colors).


  • Kratom herb is also called Mitragyna Speciosa
  • It is related to the coffee plant.
  • It is a leafy tree that grows up to 15 meters in height.
  • Mostly found in the rainforests of Southeast Asia, where it had long been used as traditional herbal medicine to cure sicknesses, treat depression symptoms, pain, alleviate anxiety, boost energy as well as being used to promote feelings of wellness and happiness.
  • Kratom is not a “legal high” as it is being mistaken, and if you intend getting high with kratom, you might end up being disappointed.
  • Kratom is a gentle herb which is capable of providing a lift to your mood; it can also stimulate and sedate. Stimulating kratom is not like caffeine, it has different feeling and a smoother taste than caffeine. The stimulation period does not go beyond 2-5 hours.
  • Smaller doses, say, between 2 and 7 grams on regularly help to provide energy, stimulation and good focus. The more Kratom you take, the more sedation achieved.
  • Kratom is highly rich in antioxidants and it’s a good alternative to caffeine.

Kratom Tea

Kratom is frequently prepared into a hot tea. Those buying kratom in Canada may appreciate this idea on a cold winter’s night. Soak the powder in hot or moderately-boiled water and allow it to steam for 20 minutes or thereabout so that the powder will be strained out or swallowed with the tea. Many people prefer kratom capsules to its tea, because of the bitter taste; the capsules are equally more convenient to swallow.

Kratom dosage usually starts around 2 grams and can increase up 15 grams for some individuals, depending on their tolerance, weight and other personal reasons best known to them. Kratom dosages should always begin with low quantity and gradually increased until the desired dose is gotten, and understand the kratom effects. The trick behind this is just to find a perfect medium for you and continue with that desired kratom dose. Although, excess kratom dose might not be physically dangerous, but could result into nausea.

Green, Red or White Veined Kratom. Is there any difference?

Green & White Vein Kratom: These are energetic strains. The white ones are slightly higher in energy. These leaves release more stimulating effects than red vein kratom specie. Green vein kratom leaves are popularly known for providing clearer thinking and extra endurance. It’s mostly preferred by labor workers and athletes. Some users have testified that the green vein kratom leaves are good for combating anxiety and depression symptoms.

Red Vein Kratom: These strains are good for sedation. After the initial energy is exhausted, the calming effects then take charge. Red vein kratom is mostly used as pain reliever and as a substitute for opiate detoxification. Some users would say it usually gives them elated feelings when taken.

Some Popular Strains of Kratom in Canada

Borneo (Bali) Kratom

Borneo (Bali) kratom effects are relaxing and energizing. A higher dose of borneo kratom tends to be more relaxing, while a lower dose produces stimulating effects. For a new user, the effects can last for about 5-6 hours but experienced users may have the feeling for about 3 hours.

Green Vein Borneo (Bali) Kratom

Green-Veined Bali kratom is domicile in Borneo and Sumatra. It is high in alkaloid, which makes it looks like Maeng Da kratom. This Mitragyna Speciosa strain is going popular due to its balanced level of alkaloids. The kratom effects are reported to be relaxing and slight stimulation with waves of euphoria. It’s a perfect balance of relaxation and stimulation. This particular strain of kratom in Canada is relatively new.

Red Vein Borneo (Bali) Kratom

This Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) strain has balanced alkaloid content as well. Its unique taste coupled with slight sedating effects makes it a special and perfect treatment for pains. It is also very useful for detoxification from opium.

Green Malaysian Kratom

Green Malaysian Kratom is a popular long lasting energizing strain. It is easier to take than other strains because it has a more pleasant taste. Green Malaysian is considered on the excitement side of the effect. When taken, a beginner feels the effect for up to 8 hours while an experienced user feels the effect between 3 and 4 hours.

Thai Kratom

Thai kratom is an energizing strain as well as a sexual stimulant. It lasts for up to 4-6 hours.

Due to the fact that Mitragyna Speciosa trees were banned in Thailand in 1943, Thai strains are now cultivated in nearby countries like Malaysia and Indonesia.