Kratom is a tree that’s native to Southeast Asia and a close relative of the coffee plant. Its leaves have been harvested for centuries and used in a variety of ways. But, some of the first recorded use was logged by 19th-century, local field laborers. Many farmers like to chew or drink steeped Kratom leaves to help boost their productivity while working the fields – or to manage their fatigue, after a long day of hard work.
Today, Kratom is processed as a powder, extract, tablet, or chewable. The latter is a favorite for its potency and portability. Kratom extract chewables are reportedly used to help alleviate discomfort, and assist with managing theoverall health and wellness.
Just how much Kratom impacts you depends on the type of Kratom extract chewables being used, the strain, and the dosage and ratio taken.
What Is Kratom Made Of?
The Kratom plant has dozens of active compounds, each with its own unique set of properties. According to the National Library of Medicine, the majority of these active components fall under the categories of indole or oxindole alkaloids:
- Indole alkaloids have been studied to act on the central and peripheral nervous systems and may contain both energizing and sedative properties (with dosage strength and volume dictating how Kratom customers may be impacted).
- Oxindole alkaloids may contain both antimicrobial and antiviral properties and may interact with neurotransmitters in the brain to positively impact mental health.
The National Library of Medicine also reports that four active compounds make up over 90% of the alkaloid content found in Kratom:
- Mitragynine: Composing roughly 65% of Kratom’s total alkaloid content, Mitragynine is the biggest compound found in most Kratom strains. In low doses, it may help improve energy – but in larger doses, this compound may have the reverse effect.
- Paynantheine: Kratom’s second-most prevalent alkaloid, Paynantheine is reportedly known for its calming properties and its purported ability to soothe and relax the customer.
- Speciogynine: The third-most prevalent alkaloid in Kratom is Speciogynine. This trace compound is still being studied heavily to better understand its characteristics. But, preliminary studies suggest Speciogynine may contribute to some of Kratom’s calming effects.
- 7-hydroxymitragynine: Sometimes called “7-OH”, 7-hydroxymitragnine seems to be most prevalent in Red Veined Kratom. In high levels, this compound may be an analgesic, which means it can help manage discomfort, alleviate stress and promote relaxation.
What Kratom Strains Are Used to Make Kratom Chewable Extracts?
Even though all Kratom comes from the same species (Mitragyna speciosa), there are numerous variations or strains, like Red Bali, Green Bliss, White Lightning, and many others. Kratom strains are largely defined by their leaf and vein colors. The colors also correspond to how old the leaves were when harvested – and how potent their alkaloid levels may be.
There are four main Kratom leaf vein strains used to make Kratom extract chewables: White, green, red, and yellow. Although there can be a spectrum of varying effects within each Kratom vein color, the following overviews capture the main effects of each type.
White Vein Kratom
Kratom with white veins is typically considered the most stimulating (with some exceptions). The pale color reflects the youth of the Kratom leaves at harvest time. Having been exposed to less sunlight, White Vein Kratom may be younger, but is generally considered the strongest strain of Kratom.
As we like to say with our White Malay strain of White Vein Kratom, “Throw out the coffee, this will do!”
Green Vein Kratom
Harvested at middle age, Green Vein Kratom is milder than White Vein. This makes it a popular choice for many Kratom customers.
With a mid-range alkaloid level, Green Vein Kratom may provide feelings of both well-being and motivation, a nice choice for many daily consumers.
Red Vein Kratom
The color of Red Vein Kratom’s leaves is due to its longer maturity. Its age contributes to the more mellow potency of Kratom, too.
Reported to have an overall calming effect, Red Vein Kratom is believed to be more soothing than other varieties, making it a good choice to help resolve the stress so many of us experience every day.
Yellow Vein Kratom
A combination of two or more leaf vein types, and produced through a different drying process to achieve its unique color, Yellow Vein Kratom can be a little tricky to use. Due to the combination of different Kratom leaf strains, the potency and consistency of yellow vein Kratom often vary, not just from supplier to supplier, but even from batch to batch.
Most often, Green and Red Vein Kratom are combined to make this strain. Since both of these strains are considered a bit more mellow and calming, Yellow Vein Kratom extract chewables usually have a balanced calming, and energizing effect.
What Are the Best Kratom Extract Chewable Dosages?
When it comes to Kratom extract chewables, there’s no one-size-fits-all dosage. Instead, the right dose depends on several different factors, like the strain, form and type of Kratom, ratios, the freshness of the leaves, your particular age and weight, and the desired results.
When enjoying Kratom for the first time, it’s a good idea to start with powdered Kratom and the lowest dosage level possible. After you’ve acclimated to a lower dose, check with your healthcare provider to ask about progressively increasing your dosage over time.
What Does It Feel Like To Use Kratom Extract Chewables?
Kratom is a complex plant. The Kratom’s leaves alone have over 40 alkaloids and 16 essential components, all with their own unique set of effects. Plus, various Kratom strains carry their own sets of properties. Each of these factors impacts Kratom dosage recommendations and ultimately dictate Kratom’s effects on you and your body.
Although many studies are still being conducted on Kratom, the National Library of Medicine reports that the following effects can be expected:
- Taking lower doses of Kratom may have energizing effects, much like drinking coffee (Kratom’s cousin).
- Mid-range dosages may positively affect mood and mental clarity.
- Higher doses may help to ease feelings of discomfort (both physically and mentally)
- Significant dosages may promote sleep or act much like a sedative.
How Long Do The Effects of Kratom Extract Chewables’ Last?
Kratom is a highly complex plant that interacts with the human body in many ways we’re still studying and working to fully understand. But most experts suggest Kratom has a nootropic effect, meaning it may positively impact cognitive abilities, promote energy, and calm nerves.
Just how long the effects of enjoying Kratom extract chewables depend largely on the strain of Kratom being taken, the dose, and the ratio. Also impacting the length and intensity of Kratom’s effects are whether or not you’ve taken Kratom with or without food, your previous experience with Kratom, your physical size and stature, and if you have any preexisting or underlying health conditions.
To best understand how Kratom extract chewables may affect you, it’s a good idea to discuss Kratom and potential dosage amounts with your healthcare provider.
Where Can I Find More Information about Kratom Extract Chewables?
The Kratom Family strives to go the extra mile and serve as your mentor and guide, as you learn more about this fascinating plant. We’re here to connect you with the information and educational resources you need to learn everything you can about Kratom extract chewables and their possible uses.
We’ve created a library of Kratom information to accompany our high-quality products. And, we’re dedicated to raising awareness about Kratom and providing the most trustworthy Kratom products and educational resources. With 19 years of extensive experience producing Kratom products, we’re happy to answer any questions you might have.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.
Due to the FDA restrictions, we can’t share any recommendations for Kratom use or discuss the specific effects of various Kratom strains. It’s best to speak with your doctor or healthcare provider before taking Kratom, and to help you discern what dosage is right for you. It’s also a good idea to do your own research and learn more about Kratom’s various properties. Be sure to bookmark our blog to get the latest insights. And, we encourage you to also visit the American Kratom Association website for additional resources and info.