Basic Kratom 101

What is Kratom?


Mitragyna speciosa (ketum, kratom or kratum, Thai: กระท่อม) is a tropical deciduous and evergreen tree in the coffee family (Rubiaceae) native to Southeast Asia in the Indochina and Malesia floristic regions. Its leaves are used for medicinal properties. It is psychoactive, and leaves are chewed to uplift mood and to treat health problems. M. speciosa is indigenous to Thailand and, despite growing naturally in the country, has been outlawed for 70 years and was originally banned because it was reducing the Thai government's tax revenue from opium distribution.

Kratom behaves as a mu-opioid receptor agonist like morphine and is used in the management of chronic pain, as well as recreationally. Kratom use is not detected by typical drug screening tests, but its metabolites can be detected by more specialized testing.The pharmacological effects of kratom on humans, including its efficacy and safety, are not well-studied. Most side effects of kratom are thought to be mild, although isolated adverse effects such as psychosis, convulsions, hallucinations, sweating, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, dizziness and confusion have been reported, albeit rarely.There has been a reported case in which chronic use of M. speciosa was associated with bowel obstruction, as well as reports stating that the plant carries the potential for addiction and can lead to withdrawal symptoms.


Colors of Kratom

Kratom are generally differentiated by its color. There are three major strains, the White Vein, Red Vein, and Green Vein Kratom. Many people get confused by these colors as they think these colors defines the way the leaf look or the powdered form of these leaves should look. But the truth is, these colors reflects the color of the vein of these leaves, not the leaf itself.

In mid 2013, Authentic Kratom introduced the yellow vein kratom for the very first time to the United States. The results were astonishing as many people gave us their personal feedback stating it’s one of the best strain they ever had. You can some of the reviews on by clicking on the product and scrolling at the bottom.


Name Variation

Mitragyna Speciosa universally recognized by Kratom. Kratom are usually named after where they are grown. For example, Borneo White Vein Kratom. It means, this particular white vein Kratom was grown in the Island of Borneo. Similarly, same plant is grown in the Island of Sumatra, therefore, the tile is Sumatra White Vein. Based on our research we found that, the effects of each kratom differs by where it's grown due to climate changes, soil, and how they grown, etc.


What are the Varieties of Kratom?

Kratom comes in many forms. Some of them are listed for you below:

  • Kratom Powder - One of the most popular form of kratom

  • Kratom Stem & Vein

  • Kratom Extracts

  • Kratom Resin

  • Kratom Tincture

  • Enhanced Kratom

  • Crushed Leaf Kratom

  • Kratom Capsules

Kratom Drug Screening - Will Kratom show up on my drug screening?

Simple answer is No. However, it may vary by company to company. Generally when a company sends someone for drug screening, they are looking for some very specific drugs. Good news is, kratom is not one of them.

Based on our research we found that, kratom usually don’t have the same chemical structure as any of the illicit narcotics that drug tests are designed to detect, including heroin, cocaine, and marijuana.