In this week’s blog, we tackle a rather straightforward question — but one that we hear pretty frequently from members of the Kratom Spot community: “why are so many kratom-infused products made with white vein kratom?”
And it’s true! Both here at Kratom Spot and elsewhere in the wide world of kratom, you’ll find that many, many of the more innovative kratom products are made with white vein strains!
In short, it’s because white kratom’s uses are numerous, and most kratom products are designed to fit into life while out and about.
For more, let’s dive into a few specifics.
Which Products Use White Kratom?
There are many types of kratom products, and it should be obvious that they don’t all use white kratom powder.
Kratom capsules, for instance, come in all stripes: you’ll find kratom capsules made from virtually any strain under the sun.
But when it comes to more innovative and unusual kratom products?
With those, you’ll find that white vein kratom is the most commonly used by far! Moreover, it’s especially true of products that make your kratom dose faster and more convenient, such as our various kratom shots and kratom drink mixes.
In short: kratom products focused on getting your dose on-the-go, at the office or in other places where kratom powder would be convenient are very frequently made with white vein kratom powder.
And there’s good reason for that! White kratom’s uses are perfectly suited for products of that sort.
The Basics: All About White Vein Kratom
Here’s a basic run-down on all things white vein.
What Is White Vein Kratom?
All kratom strains come from the same species of plant, but differences in agricultural practices and harvest times can make for subtly different, specialized strains.
Like white tea, white kratom is harvested very early in the kratom tree’s life cycle. At the earliest stage of the tree’s maturity, the stems on the leaves have a whitish hue. If the leaves are harvested at this point, they’re made into white vein kratom.
But the color is more important than just aesthetics: it reflects the plant’s alkaloid content and, as a result, its effects.
What Does White Kratom Do?
White kratom leaves are valued because they have the highest proportion of mitragynine — one of the two primary alkaloids found in the kratom leaf.
Mitragynine is thought to be largely responsible for the uplifting, energizing, and euphoric effects that kratom may offer.
Because white vein kratom has the highest proportion of mitragynine, it would make sense for white strain’s uses to reflect the fact. Indeed: white vein kratom strains are prized for being the most energizing and uplifting of the “Big Three” kratom strains!
White Kratom Uses and Activities
White vein strains are the most uplifting strains around. So it’s unsurprising: white vein kratom is most recommended for active, social, or otherwise out-and-about activities — any time you need a bit of a pick-me-up boost!
In our Best Activities For Each Strain blog, we noted that white strain uses were best suited to activities such as?
- Walking or hiking
- Hitting the gym
The common thread is simple: outside, active, and engaged.
Other strains may be better suited to relaxing at home, unwinding, or more solitary and meditative activities. But white vein strains are all about that go go go.
White Vein’s Stimulating Effects are Perfect for Most Kratom Products
As we discussed above, more traditional kratom products (like powders and capsules) are ideally suited to at-home use. But they may require a little bit of measurement or cleanup, making them a bit trickier to use on the go. Imagine trying to get kratom stains out of your car seats because of an accidental spill!
More innovative kratom products like kratom shots and drink mixes fix that problem, making them the perfect option for outdoor, mid-day, or otherwise active and involved activities.
And that’s why white vein kratom is such a good fit.
White vein kratom is the most energizing and uplifting strain, making that “on-the-go” dose just a bit more effective and enjoyable. It’s a match made in heaven and is the primary reason that so many kratom products use white vein strains.
Note: Kratom’s Effects are Dose-Dependent
White vein strains tend to be the most energizing out there, but there’s more to the equation than just that. One of the most important factors is dosage size.
Lower doses tend to be slightly more uplifting, and higher doses tend to be somewhat more relaxing. That’s true across all strains, including white vein kratom.
As such, white vein strains can provide a relaxing experience as well with a slightly higher dose.
That means that products using white vein strains also have greater versatility, as users can tailor their experience by moderating how much of the product they use. Using red vein strains in those products wouldn’t afford the same versatility, as it’s difficult to have a more uplifting experience given reds’ inherent sedative effects.
So Why Do Products Use White Vein Kratom?
Here’s your tl;dr: many products use white vein kratom because they are designed for use on-the-go, and white vein kratom’s energizing effects are well suited to that.
More in-depth review:
- Traditional kratom powders and capsules are perfect for at-home use but inconvenient for more active or public activities.
- Especially convenient kratom products like kratom shots and kratom drink mixes are generally meant for on-the-go convenience.
- White vein kratom strains have the highest proportion of mitragynine, the energizing and uplifting kratom alkaloid.
- Kratom’s effects are customizable based on dosage size, so white strains can also be more relaxing with slightly higher doses.
All this to say that white vein strains are a perfect fit for new kratom products’ intended uses, and choosing white vein is the best way to fit most users’ needs!
For more on white kratom uses, origins, and more, be sure to check out our Ultimate Guide to White Vein Kratom.