For many people, Thai kratom isn’t a choice, it’s THE choice. Thailand is known to produce some of the best green Kratom on the market which makes sense with the country’s long-established farming and processing industries. Thai green Kratom is always a great starting point for those new to Kratom purchasing.
All Kratom leaves start as new growth with white stems and veins. As the branches and leaves grow out, the veins of the leaves slowly take on a green hue. Once it is a rich, vibrant green, it’s ready to be harvested for green Kratom. Any green leaves left on the vine continue to mature, eventually changing to a red color for the ever-popular red Kratom strains.
This shift in coloration occurs as the ratio of the two primary active compounds in Kratom, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, change with the maturation of the leaf. As the leaves age, more mitragynine is converted into 7-hydroxymitragynine, shifting the hue of the stem and veins. Once the veins reach a dark red color, the shifting is halted and changes very little from that point forward.