Updated: Jul 14
Prized for its energetic and stimulating effect, Green Malay kratom is one of the most popular kratom strains sold in America. Generally considered to be one of the most euphoric and mood enhancing of all the strains leads many kratom reviewers to claim Green Malay as the best kratom strain.
Why Is Green Malay So Popular?
Green-veined kratom is expected to be more stimulating than other strains. Green Malay offers a strong balance with high levels of the stimulating alkaloid (mitragynine) and also higher levels of the relaxing alkaloid (7-HO). More stimulating than relaxing, Green Malay offers a powerful punch for anyone looking for a pick-me-up during a long day.
Green Malay will often test as having the highest concentration of mitragynine when compared to other tested strains. Our experience reflected this as the green Malay kicks in fast and lasts for a longer period of time. Users have said that the euphoria could last about 20% longer than what an average kratom might.
Not all kratom is good for treating depression. What makes green Malay one of the best strains for a depressed or sluggish mind is that Malay will give you the energy and euphoria to get out of a rut but it also has many of the calming traits found more in some of the red strains. Green Malay is good for depression because not only does it energize and stimulate but it also calms.
Beginning to Take Kratom
For our test we took one half-tablespoon of kratom in hot water and then added a splash of apple cider vinegar in order to bring out the alkaloids and make the kratom stronger.
If you are new to kratom then a half-tablespoon is what I would recommend for you first time. This is a very small amount of kratom but a great place to start. From there you can feel out if you need more or less. To really get to know how much kratom is the right amount of kratom means you are going to need to do some experimentation. When starting out it's important not to take too much or it can result in an unpleasant and queasy feeling.
After initial ingestion it takes about 5 to 20 minutes for kratom to kick in. For a stimulating effect it's better to take lower doses of kratom. Under 5 grams. For sedative effects people will take much more. It's important to take things slow when first taking kratom to avoid any undesirable effects.
Kratom: What it's like
As far as the quality goes, we have been taking their White Veined Thai Kratom, the Red Maeng Da, and their Green Malay for about a week now and we all absolutely love it.
“I like the stimulating effects of kratom and so I tend to prefer the white and green veined kratom but I have also been using the red veined as well. High Sierra Herbals kratom stacks up with some of the best stuff I have ever had. It's important to me that my kratom vendors respect the medicinal value of the plant and strive for sustainable business practices.” -Ian
The Two Major Deceptions in the Kratom Industry
From all my research on kratom there are two big things that I want to say about how the industry is affecting the consumer and there are basically two things to look out for.
1. The harmful information that has been released primarily by lobbyists from big pharma linking kratom to deaths that were later disproven. Kratom is in direct competition with pharmaceutical opiates. Many people still believe kratom to be an extremely dangerous plant because of these disingenuous information campaigns.
2. The negative effects business can have on the industry choosing to ignore some of the safety concerns. Proponents against kratom argue that it isn't safe because you don't know what else could be in it and it could contain dangerous bacteria like salmonella. High Sierra Herbals has always been dedicated to safety by ensuring each batch of kratom has been lab tested. This ensures the consumer that they are getting a pure and natural unadulterated product invalidating the argument that it is dangerous because you don't know what else is in it.
Commonly Asked Questions:
Where is Kratom legal?
What is Mitragyna Speciosa?
Kratom is a plant that is in the same family as coffee plant. It is native to SouthEast Asia and has been in use for thousands, if not tens of thousands of years. Prised for its stimulating effects that help fight worker fatigue and has been used traditionally in Buddhist rituals for ceremonial reasons. A kratom high is similar in effect to coffee but much more powerful.
What is the best kratom for opiate withdrawal?
Anything red-veined but especially red Maeng Da kratom is considered the most potent strain of kratom and valuable for anyone battling addiction. Many different places claim to have the most potent strain of red Maeng Da kratom on the market. Check the most popular kratom vendors here.
What is the proper dosage for kratom, and what effects are to be expected?
Dosage depends on what type of effect you are looking for and what kind of kratom you are using. If you are using regular kratom powder, then 1 to 5 grams is the desired dosage for a mild stimulant-like effect. 5 to 15 grams for pain relief and an opiate-like high. 15 gram + for sedation. It's important to remember that with increased dosage comes increased chances or negative effects.
Is kratom an opiate?
Technically, kratom is not an opiate but the compounds within kratom are so close to an opiate that many people refer to the alkaloids within kratom as opiates because of how it affects the brain.
What are kratom extracts?
Kratom extracts are made by concentrating kratom into a smaller, more potent form. They often remove the opiate antagonist in kratom, increasing the risk of getting sick from overdose.
What are the different strains of kratom? Green-veined, Red-veined, and White-veined?
There are many different strains of kratom, but the big three are red-veined (pain relief), green-veined (stimulation), and white veined (balance).