As the name suggests, Green Malay kratom is a green-veined variety of the kratom plant. The leaves can exhibit shades ranging from greenish white to greenish red. This strain thrives in the tropical jungles of Southeast Asia including Malaysia, but despite the name, Malay kratom does not necessarily originate from this country.
Generally speaking, Green Malay is the most popular among the different strains of Malay kratom. Why? We’ll get into that below.
MYTHS ABOUT GREEN MALAY KRATOM EFFECTS
Before we delve into the details of Green Malay kratom, let’s debunk some popular myths associated with this strain. If you’ve read into Green Malay before reading this blog post, you may have encountered many myths about the strain. There is some confusion about which color kratom is the strongest. Some sources say red vein is stronger because it tends to contain more secondary alkaloids, while other sources say white or green is stronger because, like MIT45 raw powders, these color strains have slightly more mitragynine.
There are nuanced differences in the effects of different strains, but it’s inaccurate to call one stronger than the others.
Myth #1: Green Malay contains more alkaloids than other strains.
Green Malay kratom is “full spectrum” with 40+ alkaloids detectable in most products, but so is almost every strain. As a general rule of thumb, green kratom strains do have a more balanced profile of mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine concentrations than most white and red vein kratom.
Myth #2: The strain is only grown in Malaysia.
Most commercial kratom is grown on the island of Borneo. And while part of this island belongs to Malaysia and some kratom is produced in that region, the majority of commercially available kratom comes from the Borneo region belonging to Indonesia.
Myth #3: Green Malay is more sociable than other strains.
It’s an easy claim to make about any green vein kratom because of its balanced spot between more energizing red veins and relaxing white veins, but there is no tangible evidence to suggest this.
Myth #4: The effects of Green Malay last longer than other strains.
While there may be some nuanced differences due to the exact alkaloid profile of specific batches, there is no evidence or reason to think that the effects of Green Malay last noticeably longer than other strains. Moreover, whether the strain powder is loose or encapsulated and whether you take the kratom on a full or empty stomach is a bigger and more reliable factor in determining the onset and duration of the effects.
AVAILABLE FORMS OF GREEN MALAY KRATOM
Green Malay kratom is available in many forms including powder, capsules, and (in some cases) extracts. Kratom powder made from dried leaves is extremely popular, as are capsules with precisely measured servings of the powder.
For extracts, the extraction process often dictates the final blend’s quality and influence, but the purity and quality of the raw kratom are also crucial elements in the quality of the final product. Most kratom extracts, however, including the ones at MIT45 are made from multiple strains.
WHAT ABOUT “SUPER” GREEN MALAY KRATOM?
It’s impossible to discuss Green Malay kratom without mentioning its close cousin, Super Green Malay kratom. The variant is often touted as being even stronger than the standard Green Malay. Often times, this is just a marketing tactic, although manufacturers can use fermentation after the harvest and/or harvesting the kratom from old-growth trees, which typically contain higher alkaloid content, to create a stronger product.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CONSUMPTION
Whether you opt for Green Malay kratom or another strain, starting with a small serving size is wise, especially if you’re a beginner. People can have very different reactions and sensitivity to kratom. You do not want to accidentally consume too much and be overwhelmed by the effects.
WHERE TO BUY THIS STRAIN
Green Malay kratom is widely available, but not all sources are equal in quality, and quality is the most important aspect of choosing your product. To ensure you obtain high-quality kratom, look for vendors who are members of the American Kratom Association and GMP compliant. The best kratom vendors also lab test their products for contaminants and alkaloid concentration and then publish the Certificates of Analysis.
WHY WE DON’T OFFER PURE GREEN MALAY KRATOM
At MIT45, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality raw leaf kratom (amongst our other rigorously lab-tested products) with consistent mitragynine content. While various strains comprise our green vein kratom, the precise blend always maintains a mitragynine level between 1.3% and 1.82%.
Our green vein products are perfect for Green Malay fans, but we understand that some kratom enthusiasts are partial to specific strains. Nevertheless, if your kratom supplier has experienced a supply disruption or switched their source of Green Malay kratom, you may not like the new product. Give our green vein kratom a try. We think you’re going to like it and enjoy the consistency that MIT45 can provide you moving forward.