Often taken as a more natural way to ease anxiety, pain, or symptoms of opioid withdrawal, Kratom is gathered from the leaves of the mitragyna speciosa tree. Mitragyna speciosa is an evergreen tree from the Rubiaceae family native to South Asian countries such as Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Malaysia. In the areas that the tree natively grows, the leaves and bark are used in traditional medicine to heal wounds, treat coughs, and enhance an individual’s mood.
Kratom comes in three different strains, red-veined, green-veined, and white-veined. These are based on the colors that the veins of the leaves have when picked. Some believe that the vein colors vary by the tree, while others think it denotes the age of the leaf when picked. Every Kratom strain has a diverse set of benefits. The red-veined Kratom strain offers increased relaxation through its sedative effects and gives the most pain relief. Kratom’s white-veined strain provides an increase in energy and boosts the mood of the individual. In contrast, the green-veined strain is a moderate of the two and provides anxiety and pain relief with a relaxed energy boost.
Green Malay Kratom is a green-veined strain, with the Malay part of the name indicating that it is a strain from Malaysia. It is debated whether or not the location named strains actually originate from said location, as many places, including Malaysia, have made it illegal to harvest or sell Kratom.
Benefits Of Green Malay Kratom
The Green Malay strain is hailed as the most potent and longest-lasting of any green-veined variety of Kratom. The combination of its energizing and pain-relieving benefits has made this one of Kratom’s most popular strains available today, commonly enjoyed by both Kratom experimenters and veterans alike.
One of the top benefits enjoyed with the use of this green strain is the overall positive mood boost it brings. It prompts the individual to feel happier, and sometimes euphoric, within 30 minutes to an hour after consuming the supplement.
An increase in mental acuity is regularly noted with this strain due to the stimulant-like effect it has on many Kratom users. Many individuals feel like they have more mental focus and can stay on a task for longer periods of time after taking a dose of the supplement.
The traditional benefit that Kratom offers is the easement of pain. Whether the pain is from a chronic condition or a sore muscle, most Kratom strains will provide some level of relief. This particular green-veined strain offers a level of pain relief typical of red-veined strains without the accompanying sedative effects.
Side Effects Of Green Malay Kratom
As an unregulated supplement, there is no way to know all the potential side effects of consuming the strain. Anecdotal evidence shows a variety of side effects, ranging from mild to severe, have been experienced by individuals taking this supplement. The more severe reactions have generally been noted as being experienced by those who have taken a higher dosage than recommended.
The possible mild side effects of taking Green Malay Kratom include constipation, loss of appetite, insomnia, itching, nausea, and hair loss. The more severe side effects include an increased or irregular heartbeat, dry mouth, dizziness, tremors, and seizures.
Each strain of Kratom can affect individuals differently. Because of this, it is suggested to always start a new batch on the lowest possible dose even if the individual has taken this exact strain before. Many batches tend to change potencies from month to month.
The standard beginning dose of any Kratom strain is between 1 to 2 grams. In powdered form, this can be mixed with water to drink as a tea. In capsule form, this will translate to about 2 to 4 capsules, as most will hold about 500mg per capsule. If the effects are weak, the dose can slowly be increased over time. No more than an 8-gram dose is recommended at any point in time. If an individual reaches the 8-gram dose and feels nothing, they should then look to a different strain.
Overall, Green Malay Kratom can work wonders to boost an individual’s mood and energy while providing effective pain relief in most circumstances. As an unregulated supplement, caution is recommended when consuming any form of Kratom. With that in mind, many individuals have successfully found an effective way to manage their pain and mood with this green Kratom strain.