Kratom comes from the mitragyna speciose, an evergreen tree in the coffee family native to Southeast Asia. For centuries, the leaves of this tropical tree have been used as an herbal supplement in traditional medicines.
When Was Kratom First Used?
Kratom has been extensively documented by botanists around the globe. In the 19th century, it was first documented for use in the practice of traditional medicine.
What's In A Name?
The kratom powder sold at Zen Life Naturals (Thai, Borneo, Malay, and Maeng Da) have all derived their names from their country of origin with one exception: Maeng Da. Maeng Da when translated from Thai means “Pimp” or “Pimp Grade”. Maeng Da is known to have a higher alkaloid profile than standard Thai kratom and sellers named it as such to attract more buyers.
"Bringing Kratom to the global market to supply the growing demand in the US while preserving traditional culture where Kratom is grown in the East, it’s vital to focus on sustainability in the growing process. At Zen Life Naturals, we pride ourselves on being pioneers leading the way in scaling the kratom market both ethically and sustainably".
The various strains or colors of Kratom available for purchase include red, white, green, and yellow. They each have different properties. The variation in colors is due to the central vein and stem color of kratom leaves.
Some leaves have red stems and veins, while others may have green or white veins. All the colors have a different chemical composition and different concentrations of alkaloids.