With a range of veins and species variations, how are you supposed to know which is the best strain to buy?
In addition to this, how can you make sure that you are purchasing from a reputable retailer? Below, we discuss everything you need to know about buying Kratom extract.
What Are Kratom Veins?
When looking into the purchase of Kratom, you may see references made to veins and their color. This is extremely important to know as it often dictates the type of Kratom you may be purchasing. The main veins are white, green, and red.
Each vein will have differing substrains. They will come from slightly different plants and may have been grown in different areas or climates. This vein color will be evident in the look of the leaf, tinging its natural hue.
Oddly, one Kratom tree actually produces all of the three vein variants. They grow at differing times of the year, so it is not uncommon to see one tree that sports two different veins of the leaf.
What Is Kratom Made From?
Kratom is made from three primary alkaloids. These are Mitragynine, 7-Hydroxymitragynine, and Speciociliatine. The blend and amount of these alkaloids make the Kratom vein unique.
Red vein Kratom is actually the easiest to grow and as such, is the easiest to buy. It is more readily available in South East Asia than other strains, meaning it is exported in larger quantities.
Popular types of Red Kratom are Red Maeng Da and Red Horned Kratom. There are numerous strains named after their geographic regions such as Red Bali, Indo, Thai, Malay, Sumatra, and Borneo.
Green Vein Kratom is harder to buy, especially in bulk quantities. It lies somewhere between both the red and white varieties in terms of its look and scent.
Just like the red variety, many types are based on the locale they are grown in. Bali, Indo, Thai, and Malay are all very popular. You can also get a green version of the Maeng Da.
White Vein Kratom contains more alkaloids than other types. You can often find White and Red Kratoms mixed due to their similarities and aesthetically, it can sometimes be hard to tell them apart.
Again, a White Maeng Da version is available. You can also get the standard geographical variations such as Sumatra, Borneo, Thai, and Bali.
Which to Buy?
With three main types available, it may be hard to decide which type to buy. This can be especially true if you are planning to sell it on via a shop or business. This is made harder by the fact that quality can vary drastically even within the same strain.
The main areas to consider are how the tree was harvested, the geographical location the strain has come from and the color of the leaf vein.
Being a Kratom Extract Vendor
As strains can vary vastly, it is up to you to guide customer decisions when buying and selling Kratom. Many customers will not know the difference between types, so you must keep them informed and provide the best product you can.
It is best to purchase Kratom in powder form. This means it can be weighed easily and distributed. They are also very easy to handle when shipping and delivering the products, either to you as a buyer or a seller.
Checking the Quality of Kratom
The quality of Kratom can be checked in two ways. The first is to look at the texture. If you find that the particles are very fine and not grainy, then you have purchased a higher quality Kratom.
You can also check the quality using the coloration. The closer the color tints towards its vein (red, white, or green) will indicate a purer form of Kratom. Brown colors indicate a Kratom that is too far aged.
Finally, smell the Kratom. It should have a natural, plant scent and any chemical odors mean that it has probably been bulked out.
Purchasing From a Retailer
If you are purchasing from a retailer from yourself, then it is important you get a trusted vendor. The vendor should hopefully know the product and the quality they are selling. Find a vendor that runs an actual store, online or physically, that has a wide range of stock.
You should also check that they respond to reviews and comments, and also update stock regularly. This shows they are a legitimate business and will respond in the event of any after-sales queries.
You should also look for strains that you have heard about or seen reviewed. If it is a strain you have no knowledge about or have not seen online, the quality could be poor.
Once you have found a reputable retailer, you can order just as you would any other product. Start by creating an account on the website and entering your details for delivery. Browse through the products on offer for any strains mentioned, and add the necessary ones to your shopping cart.
Be aware that Kratom delivery may take some time, often much longer than other products. This is because Kratom is still quite a rare commodity. It is not produced in large amounts, and so supply chains can sometimes ebb and flow.
It can also be banned in some states or countries, making it harder to get through a country. Do not order Kratom if it breaks the law in your country.
Making Informed Purchases
Now you know what to look for in Kratom extract, check online for recommended retailers. We have a fantastic range of high-quality Kratom products across all veins and geographies. Stop by and purchase today for the best kratom on the market.