One major activity that makes Kratom stand out among other commonly utilized medicinal plants is the possession of an excellent combination of alkaloids like mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, which play a key role in their effects. Apart from these two alkaloids, Kratom also contains a wide combination of more than 40 different alkaloids, including Isopteropodine, Mitraversine, Speciofoline, and Stipulatine and many others. The concentration of these alkaloids in Kratom determines which activity is prominent in each strain. Each Kratom strain features a different concentration of alkaloids, which have been discussed in this article.
KRATOM STRAINS WITH THE HIGHEST ALKALOIDS
It is pertinent to note that Kratom comes in several species identified based on their vein color, appearance, and chemical composition. A recent study investigated the concentration of alkaloids in Kratom veins based on their percentage yield. Some of the best Kratom strains with high alkaloid content include but are not limited.
- 1. Maeng Da Thai Red Vein
Also known as Pimp’s grade, Maeng Da is a general term for kratom strains that features a high concentration of alkaloids. About 28 different alkaloids have been isolated from the Maeng Da Thai Red vein. It also features a higher concentration of 7-hydroxy mitragynine, thanks to the outdoor, extended length of drying, which has been responsible for the red vein color.
- 2. White Borneo
White Borneo, which has been widely utilized enhancing cognitive performance, serves as a mood enhancer, stimulant, and the promotion of peace of mind has been identified to possess about 25 different alkaloids. This large group of alkaloids includes but are not limited to mitragynine, 7-hydroxymitragynine, ajmalicine, and speciogynine
- 3. Red Bali
This Kratom strain that has served as a mood enhancer, sedation agent, relaxant, relief from anxiety, and improve mood. Red Bali strains feature an alkaloid yield of 81.8%, thus giving it more chance to act on the body for improved effects. Information from research shows that Red Bali contains about 24 different alkaloids.
- 4. Red Malay
Identified as one of the most famous strains of Kratom capable of producing sedative properties, Red Malay is weak at providing stimulatory effects. The strain is often used for relaxation and recreational purposes. Red Malay strain is blessed with over 11 alkaloids with a percentage yield of over 61.8%. Some of the commonly extracted alkaloids come In the form of mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, speciogynine, speciociliatine, paynantheine, traces of ajmalicine, traces of (C9) methoxy-oxindoles, and traces of other indoles.
- 5. Green Malay
Green Malay and Red Malay tend to share a common alkaloid concentration. The only difference between their alkaloid content is in their percentage yield. While Green Malay features a percentage yield of 94.9%, Red Malay exhibits a percentage yield of 61.8%. Green Malay contains about 11 different alkaloids.
Take out time to understand why Kratom strains produce a varying effect on the body. Remember that the combination of these alkaloids is what determines the rate of absorbance, the duration of effects, and many more.
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