Kratom is extracted from the leaves of trees that grow in Southeast Asia. Depending on the strain of Kratom, it can have a wide variety of helpful and healing effects. In this article we will discuss Indo Kratom.
The “Indo” in Indo Kratom is short for Indonesia. There are different strains with different levels of potency and effects, depending on which island it originates from. The Indo strains of Kratom tend to fall on the soothing end of the spectrum. They are highly effective in pain relief and have very few reported side effects. One drawback to this strain is there can be a delay in it taking effect. This is thought to be because of the rigid cell walls of the plant leaves. The Indo strain is similar to the Green Malaysian strains in this way.
Types of Indo Kratom
There are two main types of Indo Kratom on the market today. They are known as Premium Indo Kratom and Enhanced Indo Kratom.
- Premium Indo Kratom: The word “premium” in the title of this strain refers to the way it is harvested and prepared. The stems are carefully removed from the leaves by hand. The highest concentration of the alkaloids that give the beneficial effects are in the leaves themselves. The leaves are then completely dried out and ground into a powder. The fact that it is from leaves only gives it a higher alkaloid level than many other strains. It is also reasonably priced, considering how effective it can be.
- Enhanced Indo Kratom: Again, the word “enhanced” is simply referring to the way it is prepared. On top of the procedures described for the Premium strand, the leaves are boiled vigorously until they transform into a thick form. This concentrates the alkaloids even further. The end result is a little hard and are often called “rocks” or “resins.” It is possible to consume them in this form, although they are often then ground down into a powder like the other strains.
Both of these strains tend to be much more effective than the original Indo Strain. Due to this, it is not recommended to be a daily use product. It can be added in small doses to other powders to enhance their effects.
Which strain is the right strain? It depends on the individual. There are many debates about which of these two, or any other, strains provides the right balance of positive effects without the negative. Ultimately, it is a matter of personal trial and error to figure out the right strain for the right person.
Since it is so potent, the beginning dose recommendation is lower than 1 gram. It should be built up slowly and side effects should be monitored closely. One thing to keep in mind is that the potency of this strain can rapidly increase a person’s Kratom tolerance. This is another reason it is not advised to use these strains daily.