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Malay Kratom: A Guide

Jemi Fischbach

As you look through the catalog of an online Kratom retailer, you probably notice the many different types for sale. While most of the time, the differences are in the form, such as a capsule or extract, some retailers sell premium strains such as Malay Kratom. Malay Kratom is a heavily marketed Kratom strain because of its unique properties, resulting from its growing location.

If you are interested in learning more about the strain, it helps to conduct independent research. As Kratom is available for research purposes in the United States, purchasing with this intention is relatively straightforward.

To get you started, a bit about this strain is outlined below. The best place to start when learning about Malay Kratom is Malaysia.


Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia and is separated into two distinct portions. There is East Malaysia, which comprises the north end of Borneo, an island rich with tropical rainforests. The second portion is Peninsular Malaysia, which neighbors Thailand. As Malaysia’s climate is ideal for a plethora of plant and animal species, Kratom grows wildly throughout its rainforests, most prominently in East Malaysia, the origin of Malay Kratom.

The Kratom Tree Mitragyna Specioisa

The Kratom products you see available for sale in the store must undergo a careful harvesting and processing cycle before it can be used for research purposes. It starts as leaves from the mitragyna speciosa tree. The leaves are only plucked from the tree once they reach ideal maturation.

Among the communities in these areas, the leaves have long been used for healing purposes, but through research, it has been discovered that various alkaloids are present in the plant. These compounds can vary from place to place, and as Malaysia’s soil is nutrient-rich, the compounds in Malay Kratom are very potent, making it a great place to begin Kratom based research.

Kinds Of Kratom

The different kinds of Kratom that you see available in the store are often given names that signify the plant’s location and the leaves’ vein color. These colors change throughout maturation and vary based on where they are plucked from on the tree. These factors can influence the Kratom’s effects and are responsible for the various strains available in the stores.

You will also see Kratom available in different formats like capsules with a pre-measured amount Kratom powder, more potent extracts, and the raw powder. When you visit an online retailer or a brick and mortar store, there could be red-vein capsules of Malay Kratom or white-vein extracts of Bali Kratom. Once you start to learn more about each strain’s different effects through independent research, you will be able to distinguish better, which one is right for you.

Most Common Malay Products

The most common types of Malay Kratom are red-vein powder, white-vein powder, green-vein powder, ultra powder, and capsules. Red-vein tends to have a more hefty concentration of 7-hydroxymitragynine, making it ideal for researchers looking to find out more about that alkaloid. On the other hand, white-vein has more mitragynine. Researchers who want a product that combines an equal amount of each of these alkaloids should choose the green-vein varieties.

When you see ultra powder, this signifies that the raw Kratom powder has been further processed to create a concentrated extract providing more potent effects for researchers. Capsules can either be filled with the raw powder or with extracts, so it is essential to clarify the type of capsules they are selling with the vendor.

How To Guarantee High-Quality

When purchasing any Kratom product, whether it is sourced from Thailand, Malaysia, or Bali, you must investigate to ensure that it is high quality. If you don’t, you may end up purchasing a lower quality product, which can adversely affect the research. The best way to do this is by conducting visual and odor inspections.

Fresh, high-quality Kratom will almost always take on a light and fluffy texture when it has not been compacted. The color should always be green regardless of the strain. If you notice that there are chunks or a coarse feeling to the powder, it could signify that additives are also present. When smelling, be wary of anything giving off an odd odor as this could mean the product is expired. If the product has not been stored correctly or been exposed to moisture and light, it could also degrade.

It All Starts With Your Supplier

To ensure you are getting high-quality products free from chemicals or synthetic additives, start by choosing the right supplier. If they have been fostering relationships with their farmers in Malaysia, keeping tabs on every step of the production process, the product will be of high quality. When it is high quality, it will contain adequate concentrations of active alkaloids.

If you have questions about any products, the Kratom supplier will always assist you so your research can be carried out as smoothly as possible.

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