What makes Kratom so appealing and popular worldwide is the amazing selection of properties and benefits it offers. Mitragyna Speciosa presents glaring differences between different strains, color of the leaf’s vein. There is a certain difference even between batches of the same Kratom variety that are harvested from the same geographical location. So, the main question is what causes these differences, and can one intentionally alter the alkaloid content of the Kratom herb. In this week’s GLAKratom blog, we will look into all the factors that affect the Kratom Alkaloid percentile.
The diversity of Kratom is one thing that we like about Kratom. Certain elements affect the alkaloid profile of the Kratom strain, which are discussed below.
The alkaloid profile is largely distinguished by the geographical variety and color of the leaf vein. These variations are believed to have been created over thousands of centuries. In a Vitro study conducted in 2018, samples of Red Bali, Red Sumatra, Red Thai, Green Malay, and White Maeng Da were studied. It is found that the difference in the region and vein color has a clear impact on the alkaloid number present, their ratio, overall alkaloid presence in the leaf extract, and which alkaloid is present in abundance.
Like babies, Kratom plants are not born mature. A kratom plant takes at least two years to grow properly until it reaches 20 feet in height. Then the leaves can be harvested around once a year. The wild-grown Kratom plants take hundreds of years to thrive and mature, making the wild Kratom exceptionally valuable. The alkaloid content present in Kratom leaves alter as the tree grows and every leaf matures. Seasonal variances in weather can also make the alkaloid level drop or rise. Though the plant develops more green leaves during the wet rainy seasons, the alkaloid content is higher during the dry days. Also, leaves that receive more sun have a different alkaloid content as compared to the leaves grown on shady kratom tree branches. Experienced Kratom harvesters know precisely when to collect the kratom leaves for the most delightful alkaloid profile.
The soil in the Southeast Asian jungles is rich with humus and bacteria, which provide the perfect growth environment for Kratom plants to thrive. It ensures proper drainage around the plant roots. Though it is not entirely known how the soil’s nitrogen levels interact with the alkaloid production, the productive volcanic soils of the Indonesian island region supply ample resources for Kratom plants’ optimal growth. The volcanic soil is rich in minerals and acts as a natural fertilizer for the Kratom plants.
As already discussed various factors influence the alkaloid content while the leaves are growing but it doesn’t end with harvesting. Like any biochemical substance, Kratom alkaloids don’t last indefinitely. Hence, the kratom leaves must be carefully processed to safeguard their alkaloid content while being in transport. Once the leaves are harvested, they are being dried with optimal drying techniques that conserve the alkaloids. Finally, they are packed in airtight containers and bags to safeguard them from the exposure of oxygen, light, contaminants, and most importantly sun. Once the dried leaves are powdered into a sugar-fine powder, they should be immediately packed in airtight, heat-sealed, secure containers or bags and shipped as soon as possible to the customer after being lab-tested. To preserve the Kratom alkaloid content for an extended duration, you should store your Kratom products in airtight containers in a dry and cool place away from the risk of exposure to the sun. Usually, Kratom is best when utilized within one month of opening the pack.
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At GLAKratom, we have communications with a team of experts who identify the best quality and most mature Kratom leaves for harvesting, so you get the best of its alkaloid content. Our Kratom harvesters are well-aware of all the factors that impact the alkaloid content and take care of all the factors while choosing the plant for harvest. Postharvest, the Kratom leaves are treated organically with lukewarm water to safeguard their alkaloid presence. We employ different ideal drying methods for drying the leaves according to the products. Our team at GLA takes special care to store the Kratom leaves properly without damaging the alkaloids. The leaves are finely powdered, quickly packed in appropriate quantities in airtight bags, and shipped to the customers’ door.