Yellow kratom, sometimes referred to as yellow vein kratom, may be something that you’ve noticed browsing through kratom sites. It’s a relatively new and rare addition that is slowly conquering the market.
Generally, kratom classifies into three main types depending on the color of the stems and veins that Mitragyna speciosa leaves have. These are red-vein, green-vein, and white-vein. So, where does yellow kratom fit in? Let’s find out.
What Is Yellow Kratom?
First off, yellow vein kratom isn’t actually a thing. It does not exist.
Well, that’s because there are no natural Mitragyna speciosa leaves that have yellow veins and stems. Therefore, referring to this variety as yellow vein kratom is incorrect. Instead, it’s yellow kratom.
There’s a bit of debate and speculation about how this variety originated. Kratom farmers and harvesters aren’t keen on sharing all their secrets on how they produce it. And understandably so. If you knew the secret to making a life-changing herbal supplement that can help with a myriad of health conditions, would you easily expose it? We thought so.
Some suggest that yellow kratom comes from leaves picked at later stages of their life. According to them, that’s the reason behind the yellow hue. This theory is the least popular one.
Others claim that yellow strains are actually blends of the main kratom strains. These can also be blends that have been fermented. And, in some cases, that’s actually true.
Nonetheless, the most widespread opinion about the origins of yellow kratom is that it’s due to a different drying process. This means that any of the main three types of kratom can eventually become yellow.
This happens by drying red vein leaves for much longer than usual. Or drying green or white vein strains outdoors in the sun rather than indoors. Dried leaves may also be fermented afterward. Different vein types can be mixed, too.
This different drying process eventually alters the color of the kratom leaves as well as the alkaloid properties.
Let’s take a look at how that affects the effects and benefits that users receive.
Effects and Benefits of Yellow Kratom
Most users report feeling similar effects to that of green vein kratom strains. Yellows also tend to last longer. The most common effects include:
- Moderate pain relief
- Heightened concentration
- Better mood
- Anxiety relief
- More positive thoughts
- Stress relief
Because of its effects, yellow kratom is best to take in the morning. It’ll give you an energy boost and make you more alert, yet not provide as sharp of a spike as a white vein strain.
Because of this, yellow strains can be a suitable strain for beginners who’d like to start with the stimulant strains. Especially if you’ve never tried whites before. It can also be a great way to ease into white strains if you’re looking for strong energizing and stimulating effects.
Yellow strains are also great to use at the beginning of the day because they’ll help you set a more positive mood for the rest of the day. This can be helpful for those suffering from stress and anxiety. Those suffering from depression may benefit from this variety as well.
If you are looking for an energy boost in the second half of the day, the early afternoon can be another good time for this variety. However, make sure not to take it too late as it may keep you up longer. Due to that, it may be best to take yellow strains in the morning first. Once you know how long the effects last for you, you can try taking it in the afternoon.
Since kratom is a plant, its effects, and benefits, as well as intensity, may vary from person to person. Factors such as your body chemistry, the age of kratom, when, where, and how it was harvested and processed can all affect the results.
Types of Yellow Kratom and Their Effects
Since yellow kratom is a newer addition to the kratom family, vendors usually have a more limited choice of the different types available. However, these are the most frequently encountered varieties:
Yellow Bali Kratom
It comes from Green or White Bali leaves. It provides relaxing effects similar but considerably less intense than those of Red Bali. It is also stimulating but won’t give you as much boost as White Bali. According to users, mood-boosting is its strongest quality.
Yellow Borneo Kratom
Depending on the vendor, it originates from Red, White, or Green Borneo. Effects are similar to those of Green Borneo. It’s predominantly stimulating and euphoric, yet also possesses pain-relieving properties. Yellow Borneo users also report feeling more positive and motivated.
Yellow Sumatra Kratom
It’s one of the rarest yellow strains. That’s due to the scarcity of the Sumatra kratom trees available. Yellow Sumatra primarily provides euphoric and energizing effects. It boosts the mood and overall well-being as well as increases energy and lowers stress and anxiety levels. Users also report feeling fewer mood swings.
Yellow Indo Kratom
This strain provides strong euphoric and mild stimulating effects. It also mildly relieves pain, though the intensity of it varies by person. It is one of the most long-lasting strains and users also say that it has a particularly good aroma.
Yellow Malay Kratom
It offers mild pain-relieving effects that users describe as subtle and homeopathic. Yellow Malay is also stimulating and energizing but in steadier and less intense bursts than White or Green Malay. You’ll likely feel more creative and productive.
Yellow Vietnam Kratom
This strain is the new kid on the kratom block and the most recent addition. It originates from Vietnam, mainly from the forests around the Mekong Delta. The area where the kratom trees grow has high humidity levels and nutrient-dense soil. Due to that, the leaves that the Yellow Vietnam strain comes from are believed to have 20-25% higher alkaloid content than other kratom plants.
Its effects are similar to those of Red Vietnam and Maeng Da, but more stimulating and euphoric. Yellow Vietna provides physical relaxation and relieves anxiety. Users also say that they feel more motivated and think clearer. It’s also one of if not the most long-lasting kratom strains available.
Yellow strains are rather new, yet highly popular and with steadily growing demand. Make sure you only purchase through a trusted and reputable vendor. That will ensure that you buy a quality product and don’t end up with a low-quality or fake yellow strain.
If you are unsure of which strain to start with and whether yellow kratom is for you, order and try samples first. You’ll not only be able to see whether it’s the right strain for you but also find out which of its varieties suits your needs best. You’ll be able to personally evaluate how it makes you feel without the compromise of buying a bigger bulk that you may never use up.
Have you ever give yellow kratom a shot? How did it make you feel? Which one would you like to try and why?