Why Green Malay is Amazing

Let’s dive into the details of one of our most consistently purchased Moderate strains - Green Malay! We like to call our Green Malay “Elite Elephant” because it’s simply elite! Hands down the best Green Malay we’ve ever tried. 
Featured image depicting a large bowl of Green Malay Kratom Powder, next to which sits a 1-gram little pink measuring scoop, and a Happy Hippo brand smoothie shaker.
June 03, 2022
5 min read

We are strong believers in the outstanding difference between cheap Kratom and quality Kratom. It’s like night and day. Seriously.

And at Happy Hippo, we only sell the best quality Kratom. 

Before a strain is added to our line-up, we conduct extensive testing and research to ensure we have a superior leaf. To accomplish this, we’ve established close connections with our farmers. They are the best at what they do, cultivating exceptionally healthy Kratom trees. We guarantee that you won’t be disappointed with the quality and potency of our Kratom.

With that being said, let’s dive into the details of one of our most consistently purchased Moderate strains - Green Malay!

We like to call our Green Malay “Elite Elephant” because it’s simply elite! Hands down the best Green Malay we’ve ever tried. 

In this article, we are going to teach you everything you need to know about Green Malay Kratom. We will discuss its benefits, uses, alkaloid profiles, and proper serving sizes. 

What is Green Malay Kratom?

Green Malay Kratom, also known as “Green Malaysian”, is a species of the Mitragyna Speciosa (Kratom) tree. It’s known to be hardy and tough. It can easily adapt to many different regions in Southeast Asia, but it’s native to Malaysia. 

We classify Green Malay as a “Moderate” strain because of how multi-functional it is. Moderate strains provide effects that are a balance of Fast (Energy & Motivation) and Slow (Relaxation & Relief). Green Malay can be used for numerous occasions, and its flexible nature makes it a great Kratom strain for creating Kratom blends.

Alkaloid Profile

The leaves of the Kratom tree contain dozens of natural compounds called “alkaloids”. The most abundant of these are Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. These natural compounds are what makes Kratom so special; producing the effects. 

Every strain has a unique ‘alkaloid profile’ that is dependent on the specific alkaloid content. Green Malay Kratom is known to have reasonably high concentrations of alkaloids. So, let’s quickly go over the alkaloid profile. 

Here is the general alkaloid profile of Green Malay Kratom:

  • Mitragynine: 11.5 mg/g

  • 7-Hydroxymitragynine: 0.01 mg/g

  • Total Alkaloids: 22.2 mg/g 

  • Malay Kratom Strains & Their Benefits

    A substantial factor that directly affects a strain’s alkaloid profile is the vein color of the leaf. The color of the veins on the Kratom leaf change color as they grow, it’s what helps farmers determine when the Kratom is ready to harvest. As the Kratom leaves continue to mature throughout the plants lifecycle, the alkaloids develop and evolve, becoming more and more robust. 

    Malay Kratom comprises 3 strain colors - Green Malay, White Malay, and Red Malay. Let’s go over the general characteristics of each.

  • Green Vein Malay: Green vein Malay (Elite Elephant) is arguably the most balanced of the bunch. The effects consist of clean energy, happy mentality, and minor discomfort relief.

    Hippo Tip: Try Green Malay as a replacement for Green Maeng Da or Green Bali if your receptors need a little refresher! 

  • White Vein Malay: White vein Malay (Thunder Hippo) is an extremely powerful strain. The white alkaloids indicate high levels of Mitragynine, so the effects are very stimulating to the mind and body.

  • Red Vein Malay: Red vein Malay (Fire Hippo) is best described as feeling like a nice warm hug. The effects are thought to provide exceptional discomfort relief, deep relaxation, and a positive mindset.

  • How Much Green Malay Kratom Should I Take?

    If it’s your first time using Green Malay Kratom powder (or Kratom in general), start with a small serving size. About 1-2 grams is best to evaluate the effects. You should start to feel the effects within 20-30 minutes. 

    If the effects aren’t apparent, try again about an hour later, but this time, increase your serving size by a ½ gram. Make sure to slow down and really evaluate the effects you’re experiencing. Continue to increase by ½ gram increments as needed, or until you’ve reached your desired effect. 

    Hippo Tip: Use a teaspoon (not tablespoon) to help you measure your Kratom powder serving! 

  • 1 level Teaspoon = 2 grams of Kratom powder

  • What to expect: 

    1-2 grams: This is the perfect serving size for beginners, or if you’re trying a new strain for the first time. 

    • Note: Our Kratom is known to be stronger than our competitors, you really don’t need much! Start small!

    3-4 grams: This is considered a moderate serving size for regular Kratom users. 

    5-7 grams: This is considered a fairly large serving size, but some daily users have higher serving sizes. 

    9-10 grams: This is considered a LARGE serving size. Most people who require this large of a serving size have probably been using Kratom for years and developed a tolerance. If your serving size is above 9 grams - try practicing some strategies to reduce your Kratom tolerance.

    Please read our detailed guide on Kratom Usage and Serving Size for more comprehensive information.

    Photographic image depicting a packet of Happy Hippo branded Green Malay kratom powder, against a pink and green background that perfectly aligns with the branding.

    Similar Strains to Malay Kratom

    Despite the differing alkaloid profiles, there are a few strains that tend to resonate similarly to Malay Kratom. It’s always beneficial to know what strains are similar to one another - just in case you run out and need a quick replacement! 

    For the most part, corresponding colors will resonate relative to one another.

    Based on our experience, these 3 strains are adequately comparable to Malay Kratom. 

  • Green Maeng Da (Hyper Hippo): As mentioned above, Green Maeng da is a good substitute for Green Malay if you need a little refresher to your Kratom routine. The clean energy boost from Green Malay is comparable to the motivational effects of Green Maeng Da.

  • White Thai (Lightning Hippo): We sometimes refer to White Thai as the “cousin” of White Malay because they resonate very similarly. Energized body and spirit, and lots of motivation!

  • Hippo Tip: Combine White Thai (Lightning Hippo) and White Malay (Thunder Hippo) for an exhilarating Kratom blend.
    We call it Thunderstorm Hippo

  • Red Bali (Red Dragon Bali): You probably guessed it - Red Bali is a good substitute for Red Malay! Both strains share similar properties of relaxation and discomfort relief. 

  • Please note that Kratom affects everyone differently. What we consider to be ‘similar’ may not necessarily be the same for you. 

    Malay Kratom vs. Borneo Kratom

    In a general sense, Borneo and Malay Kratom strains present similar effects. The alkaloid profiles are comparable with exception of White Borneo and Green Borneo, which have been shown to contain extremely elevated levels of Mitragynine. So, they’re much more potent than most Malay strains. 

    Borneo Kratom strains include: 

    Malay Kratom vs. Maeng Da Kratom

    Maeng Da Kratom is (arguably) the most popular Kratom strain of all time, and also the most potent! The high potency of these strains provide pleasant energy and an upbeat attitude. Compared to Malay Kratom, Maeng Da is known to be stronger and more robust. 

    Maeng Da Kratom strains include:

    How to Store Your Green Malay Kratom Powder

    Kratom powder (and capsules) should always be stored in a cool, dry place. Like all raw botanicals, Kratom can mold if exposed to moisture or UVA light. 

    After purchasing Kratom, you can keep it in the ziplock container that it came in. Or, you can transfer it to a glass jar - preferably an amber colored mason jar if you want ultimate UV protection. 

    According to TheCaryCompany

    "Amber glass offers protection from most light wavelengths under 450 nm, making it the best choice for optimum protection against damaging UV light. Amber packaging is often used in the pharmaceutical, spirit, personal care industry and more."

    Once your Kratom is safely secured in your preferred container, it can be kept in a cabinet, pantry, or other dark storage cupboard. Kratom powder that is stored in optimal conditions can last several years. 

    Where to Buy the Best Malay Kratom

    We have 20+ high-quality Kratom strains available, including Malay Kratom. As a certified participant in the American Kratom Association’s Good Manufacturing Practice program, you can trust that our products are 100% clean and safe! All of our Kratom is lab-tested and goes through a rigorous sterilization process.

    Moral of the story - if you want the BEST Kratom products (for real), try Happy Hippo. 

    You’ve tried Kratom. Now try Happy Hippo Kratom. 

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    Disclaimer: Kratom remains unregulated by the FDA, the authors of this text would like you to note that although this article contains many points regarding the use of Kratom, they should only serve as a piece of information - not medical advice. 

    Kratom is not intended to cure, diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or condition. 

    Make sure to speak to a physician if you have questions before using Kratom.

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