An overview of Yellow Kratom
If you have been around the kratom scene for a minute, then you know that kratom strains typically get their names from the color of their veins and stems, as well as the region where they come from.
Based on color, we know that there are three primary strains, which are red, green, and white vein kratom. Therefore, it comes as a shock to many people when they come across Yellow Kratom. The first thing to come to mind for most individuals is that it must be a hoax; after all, why isn’t Yellow Kratom as popular as the other colors?
Nonetheless, Yellow Kratom is indeed an actual strain of Kratom, and here is what you need to know about it.
What is Yellow Kratom?
Yellow Kratom is a strain of Kratom whose powder has a distinct yellow tinge. It is also one of the rarest kratom powders, which is why most people are usually shocked when they learn of its existence.
The effects of Yellow Kratom are often compared to those of the green veins. This is because, just like Green Vein Kratom, the effects of Yellow Kratom also range from stimulating to sedating.
Also, just like the red, green, and white strains, Yellow Kratom comes in different strains, as well. The different strains of Yellow Kratom differ in potency since each one of them has a unique alkaloid composition.
Therefore, it is important to familiarize yourself with the various strains of Yellow Kratom to determine the one that will suit you best.
Origins of Yellow Kratom
The different strains of Yellow Kratom originate from different regions in Southeast Asia. As mentioned, they share similar properties, with the variable being their individual potencies.
Since we are yet to see a kratom plant with yellow veins and stems, the biggest question most people have when they see yellow kratom powder is where it comes from.
Unfortunately, as of the time of writing, there is no definite answer to that question; we only have theories. Farmers who grow and harvest this strain remain tight-lipped about its origins, for some reason.
One of the most popular theories going around is that Yellow Kratom results from mixing red, green, and white strains together. Proponents of this theory support their claim by stating that Yellow Kratom’s effects are an average of the three primary strains, after all. After doing some research, we discovered that to make the color yellow; you need to combine red and green. Coincidence much?
However, the most agreed-upon explanation for the yellow hue is attributed to the drying technique that is utilized when preparing this strain. Apparently, those techniques affect the alkaloid composition of the strain, as well as its color.
Which are the Different Strains of Yellow Kratom?
As mentioned, Yellow Kratom comes in a variety of strains. They include:
Yellow Vietnam Kratom
This is one of the most potent strains of Yellow Kratom, and it comes from Vietnam. The effects of Yellow Vietnam are similar to those of White Vietnam; however, kratom enthusiasts say that Yellow Vietnam is not as overwhelming as its white counterpart is.
Nonetheless, this strain still packs a punch with its effect lasting for hours on end. In fact, its effects last longer than any other yellow strain’s. Some of the outcomes of using Yellow Vietnam include boosts in energy, focus, and mood.
Yellow Indo Kratom
Yellow Indo Kratom greets you with a pleasant aroma and has a preference for humid, tropical climates, such as that found in Indonesia, where this strain thrives.
The effects of Yellow Indo Kratom are quite mild and, therefore, it is a great strain for people who have never tried out Yellow Kratom. Some of the benefits to expect from Yellow Indo include enhanced focus, an improved sense of self, a mild energy boost, and even euphoria.
Yellow Borneo Kratom
This strain comes from Borneo Island, which has a reputation for yielding high potency strains. Yellow Borneo Kratom does not miss a beat, as it also has a high alkaloid content, thereby making it quite potent as well. It is also one of the most popular Yellow Kratom strains.
The effects of Yellow Borneo range from stimulation to pain relief, which makes it unique, as other yellow strains are not known for their painkilling properties.
Yellow Bali Kratom
Yellow Bali comes from Bali Island, whose tropical climate and the volcanic soil is highly conducive for Kratom growth. Nevertheless, Yellow Bali falls in the ‘mild’ end of the spectrum. Therefore, it is also a good strain for beginners looking to try out Yellow Kratom.
Despite its mildness, Yellow Bali has a wide array of benefits, including mood enhancement and stimulation at lower doses, and sedation and relaxation at higher doses.
Yellow Thai Kratom
Yellow Thai Kratom has respectable potency levels and is typically utilized for its stimulating effects. Even though Yellow Thai’s energizing properties are not as powerful as those in white vein strains are, it is still an excellent alternative to caffeine.
At small doses, Yellow Thai causes a significant improvement in mood, while higher doses can get you to a state of euphoria.
Yellow Sumatra Kratom
Yellow Sumatra is arguably the rarest of the yellow strains. This is because access to the Sumatra Jungle, where this strain goes, is severely limited.
Yellow Sumatra Kratom, however, is quite potent, with its predominant effect being that of stimulation. Even at small doses, this strain provides the user with enough energy boost to last them through the day. Additionally, it also has a positive impact on mood, with most of its fans reporting a significant improvement in motivation levels upon using it.
Benefits of Using Yellow Kratom
While the various strains of Yellow Kratom can be unique in terms of potency and specific effects, there are some general benefits to using any strain of Yellow Kratom. They include:
When most Yellow Kratom enthusiasts describe this strain to others, they often liken it to white strains, and there is some justification to that; Yellow Kratom strains are primarily energy boosters.
Therefore, even though their energizing capabilities might not be as potent as white veins’, Yellow Kratom strains are still superior alternatives to caffeine.
Improving Mood and Motivation
Using yellow Kratom typically results in a significant boost in a user’s mood and motivation, which allows them to accomplish more during the day. Additionally, when used in small doses regularly, Yellow Kratom has a positive impact on individuals who struggle with stress and depression.
As mentioned, Yellow Kratom is similar to green vein kratom in that it is also well rounded. As such, just as most green strains are, Yellow Kratom also has nootropic effects that enhance a person’s cognitive abilities, such as sharpening their focus. As a result, Yellow Kratom is ideal for individuals looking to maintain a high level of focus and alertness throughout the day.
Alleviating Symptoms of Depression
Depression often manifests itself as low mood, fatigue, and lethargy. By lifting your spirits, Yellow Kratom effectively combats these symptoms. Additionally, at certain doses, Yellow Kratom can elicit feelings of euphoria where you are generally happy and without a care in the world.
Side Effects of Yellow Kratom
For the most part, Yellow Kratom use does not result in any negative outcomes. However, if you take doses of yellow Kratom that are too high for you, you should expect some side effects. These include:
- Stomach cramps
The good news, however, is that you can avoid these side effects by using Yellow Kratom responsibly.
What is the Appropriate Dosage for Yellow Kratom?
Yellow Kratom does not have a standard dosage. As such, the correct dosage varies among individuals based on factors such as weight, age, fitness level, and experience in kratom use. Moreover, the effects of Kratom tend to be more intense when you use it on an empty stomach.
Another factor that makes it difficult to standardize dosage is the variance in potency levels. As such, to avoid the risk of overdosing, consider starting with the smallest dose possible, which is 2 grams.
Take a 2-gram dose and wait for 30 minutes for the effects to set in completely. Have a notebook with you to note down what you experience. After 30 minutes are over and you are not experiencing the effects that you are after, take a gram of the strain, and then wait for another 30 minutes. Keep doing that until you get the results that you are after.
Make sure that you note down all the effects that you experience with every addition. This will allow you to know where your various sweet spots are. A dose of more than 8 grams is considered to be an overdose, therefore, be wary of that.
Should You Use Yellow Kratom
This will depend on your needs. If you are looking for a strain that combines all the benefits of various strains into one package, then Yellow Kratom is a good choice. However, I would recommend going for Green Vein Kratom strains, instead, as they also provide you with the same benefits, while not being as rare.