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Named for both the region it comes from as well as the color or ‘vein’ of the leaves from which it is produced, kratom is available in several varieties. In this guide, we explore one of the most popular white veins of kratom: White Maeng Da.
A Powerful Strain Loved by Kratom Users Worldwide
White Maeng Da, as the name implies, is a sub-strain of the Maeng Da kratom variety, a variety that once was grown solely in the southernmost parts of Thailand. Today, Maeng Da, including the white strains, can be found throughout Southeast Asia, including the likes of Borneo, Indonesia and Malaysia.
It is in these countries and regions where the Mitragyna Speciosa, a tropical evergreen tree, and a distant cousin of the coffee plant, grows and thrives. Kratom is made from processing the leaves of this tree during specific stages of its growth cycle.
The Mitragyna Speciosa tree thrives in hot and humid climates, where it is carefully grown and cultivated using time-honored traditions passed down through the generations. Most farms are run by generational workers who have mastered the science and art of growing a healthy thriving crop from skills learned by their mothers and fathers.
With the right growing techniques and when mother nature cooperates, these farms produce trees that exhibit all of the desired qualities of the plant, producing a myriad of bioactive alkaloids that result in the effects sought out by kratom users around the globe.
The leaves from which White Maeng Da Kratom is made aren’t ‘white’ as the name would suggest. Neither is the eventual kratom powder that will be made from them. White veined leaves is a term used to describe those leaves young in their lifecycle and that which have not yet matured. At this stage, the veins have not yet turned reddish in color (as with red-veined kratom varieties).
When ready, each leaf is inspected visually for indications of good health, proper colored veins, and size, and hand-picked with care.
Once picked, the leaves are dried in cool, temperature-controlled rooms indoors. One unique aspect of this process is keeping the leaves in a room absent of any UV light. Not only does this keep the leaves from oxidizing, but it also aids in establishing just the right level of potency and mixture of the alkaloids white strains of kratom are celebrated for. The absence of light also results in a lighter colored kratom (another nod to its ‘white’ name).
After the leaves have finished drying and all moisture has been removed, the leaves are ground (in whole) into a fine, consistent powder. This powder is made up of the entire leaf of the plant, similar to how matcha tea is made.
One thing is certain, kratom isn’t consumed for its wonderful flavor. In fact, all kratom is notably bitter and is usually taken mixed in another beverage (such as tea or juice), or in capsules to avoid the bitterness altogether.
No, what makes White Maeng Da Kratom so special is its unique blend of naturally occurring alkaloids (the bioactive compounds found in kratom). It is these alkaloids, in unique concentrations that give this strain its effects when consumed.
Given that the leaves are harvested early, before reaching maturity, the alkaloid concentrations have not yet accumulated to higher levels as with the much more potent red-veined varieties. This gives the white strains a more mellow and energizing effect that some individuals prefer, especially for a morning or afternoon ‘pick me up’ or for socialization.
The major alkaloid responsible for eliciting the effects sought after with the white strained variety of kratom is Mitragynine. As the most abundant alkaloid in all kratom varieties, this compound is the dominating pharmacologically active ingredient. Shown in studies to interact with the body’s own natural opioid receptors, Mitragynine has both sedative as well as energizing effects depending on the concentration and dose, and is thought to also play a large role in the euphoric and mood-enhancing feeling reported by kratom users.
Paynantheine – The second most abundant alkaloid present in white-veined kratom is Paynantheine. This alkaloid has the potential to act as a smooth muscle relaxer, and may be partly responsible for kratom’s purported ability to calm the body and mind.
Speciogynine – Another alkaloid with potential muscle-relaxing properties, and the third-highest in concentration.
Speciociliatine – While Mitragynine has shown bot agonist and antagonist capability when interacting with the body’s opioid receptors, this alkaloid acts as an agonist only, potentially offering a more balanced effect.
Other Trace Alkaloids: Other alkaloids that may lend to the unique effects of this strain include
(C9) methoxy-oxindoles, and Ajmalicine, and traces of other indoles.
The effects of White Maeng Da Kratom, as with all other strains, is dose-dependent and may vary based upon the users own unique physiology.
That said, White Maeng Da Kratom is heralded by users for its energizing, uplifting and motivational properties. Some people even prefer it to their morning or afternoon jolt of caffeine, nothing that not only does it give them energy, but also uplifts their mood.
Strains from the same vein (although different regions and growing conditions) that have similar but unique effects of their own include:
Two Other Strains NOT of the White-Veined Variety that White Kratom Users Often Enjoy for Their Similar Alkaloid Profiles (but in differing concentrations) Include:
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