You’ve likely been hearing more and more about gold kratom – an intriguing-sounding, mysterious kratom vein that has undeniable allure. With the kratom market being so new to us here in the United States, it’s no surprise that there’s a lot of misinfo out there about it, and we want to clear things up by breaking down what gold kratom actually is, and everything you need to know about it.
Some ‘Golden Basics’ About Gold Kratom
Regardless of what you may see advertised by questionable kratom brands, gold kratom is just a blend of any two kratom veins. Gold kratom, therefore, basically translates to a blend of veins, whether they be red and white, white and green, or green and red. Each retailer can make their own version of gold kratom, with a unique blend of veins/strains, and a unique ratio as well. So, the gold kratom being sold by one vendor is not likely the same exact gold kratom being sold by another vendor. The effects can be quite different from one gold kratom product to another because of this.
Gold kratom is super in demand because it offers a broader array of beneficial properties, by taking the positive effects of different veins and blending them together. These effects come from the alkaloids present in the leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa plant – aka kratom – and how the plant is harvested and dried determines the vein you end up with. Mixing different veins together, therefore, means that you can virtually customize your kratom experience to suit your most specific needs, with different blends and ratios.
Now, one thing we want to point out is that gold kratom doesn’t mean that there’s a gold-veined leaf out there. Again, it’s sort of a superficial term that just means “blended.”
What Kinds of Effects Can I Get from Gold Kratom?
Again, gold kratom products can vary wildly from one to the next, because there’s a seemingly infinite variety of different blends of strains/veins and ratios. That means that we can’t tell you exactly what you’ll get out of gold kratom – it’s all about the manufacturer’s unique choices when blending, as each gold kratom product will have a unique alkaloids profile.
What we can offer is a breakdown of the 3 components that can be found in gold kratom:
- White Vein Kratom: The mildest vein, white kratom is the best morning option because it can gently boost energy levels, focus, and motivation, without producing a strong high.
- Green Vein Kratom: Then comes green vein kratom, which is a sort of balanced vein in that it can help you focus and stay motivated, while offering calming effects to your mood that aren’t too heavily sedating. It can also offer analgesic effects, and produce a mild buzz.
- Red Vein Kratom: Red vein kratom is the most potent in terms of its pain-relieving benefits and its high, and it’s regarded as being strictly sedating, so it’s best used at nighttime, or when you really need to find a sense of calm.
Now, given all of the above, you can get a better idea of how gold kratom can really vary in terms of its effects profile. No matter what goes into a brand’s specific gold kratom blend, it’s going to give you some combination of the effects above.
Where Does the Idea of Gold Kratom Come From?
Kratom has been used throughout Southeast Asia since the 1800s, that we know of – likely, it’s been used for far longer than that, but we just don’t have recorded evidence. So, it’s safe to guess that gold kratom has been utilized for a long, long time, although it probably wasn’t called that. It just wouldn’t be surprising if natives have been blending different kratom veins together for years.
Of course, the term “gold kratom” has only come about recently, as companies have taken it upon themselves to create their own innovative blends of strains and veins in order to create one-of-a-kind experiences. These days, it’s really common to come across gold kratom products, compared to, say, a decade ago.
What Kinds of Product Forms Does Gold Kratom Come in?
Gold kratom can be found in all of the same product types you’d find other kratom products in. That means that you can find gold kratom in:
- Beverage shots/liquid extracts
- Raw powder
- Tinctures/Water-Soluble Solutions
What’s the Deal with Dosing?
A good question we hear often is how to dose with gold kratom, since its effects are distinctive. Again, that’s hard to answer, since each gold kratom blend can have its own balance of veins and its own potency level based on the ratio. So, as we always recommend, it’s best to start with a low dose, as indicated on the product’s label, and only increase that dosage amount as tolerated and needed. Typically, a 2-2.5 gram dose is considered a good starting point, but again, the label should tell you more specifically how to dose that particular product, since strengths can vary, as can the potency of the blend.
Gold Kratom: A Way to Customize Your Kratom Experience!
Gold kratom has made it possible for companies to really finetune the effects that a person can derive from a particular kratom product, and we love that manufacturers have put effort into crafting one-of-a-kind combinations to deliver more reliable and personalized results. But, like we said, all gold kratom is unique. Explore the Gold Kratom strain at Topps Kratom, where we’ve created our own take on a kratom blend, in a way that we truly believe delivers the best results possible.