Why Malay Kratom Tops the Charts

In this article we explore the origins, uses, and effects of the Malay strain Kratom.
Featured image depicting a Happy Hippo branded packet of Malay Kratom sitting on a kitchen counter. A pink kratom tea cup, and a bowl of loose Malay Kratom Powder sits in the foreground.
February 10, 2023
6 min read

The fact that you’re reading this right now might mean you’re on the quest to find the best type of Kratom for your current situation. Today is your lucky day because we’re about to dive deep into the nature of one of the most curious origins known to the Kratom world - Malay Kratom.

In the industry, there isn’t only one type of Kratom, there are several types to choose from. Usually, the name of that particular strain would depend on the place where it originally grows. For example, there are Kratom types called Borneo, Sumatra, Maeng Da, and Thai.

The difference in climate, how they’re grown, soil type, and other geographic-based factors greatly influence the set of active substances present in each type of Kratom. Each is simply different from the others.

Malay is an excellent type of Kratom with a wide range of effects but will it suit you? Let’s draw an overview of Malay before deciding on that purchase.

What is Malay Kratom?

Malay Kratom, as the name suggests, is a strain of Kratom grown in the jungles of Malaysia. The Malaysian setting is deemed important in honing the characteristics of the Kratom Malay because of the country’s rich soil and humid climate.

Malay originates from Malaysia but you can also find it cultivated in some parts of Southeast Asia such as the Nibung region of Indonesia.

Types of Malay Kratom Strains

White Malay

The “white” in the strain name White Malay Kratom does not only pertain to literal color but also used as “code” among vendors and manufacturers to describe a certain set of Kratom effects.

White Malay is produced and processed in a manner that promotes more stimulating alkaloids than relaxing alkaloids.

Green Malay

Green Malay derived its name from its distinct green-hued leaves.

The older the Kratom gets the redder its leaves become. Early on, Kratom leaves are white and turn green-hued in the middle stage of maturity.

Since the Green Malay is harvested in its middle maturity stage, its alkaloid profile is more balanced leading to more stable effects compared to that of red and White Malay.

Red Malay

Red Malay is a Kratom variety characterized by its red-vein. As a type that thrives in deep water, the Red Malay produces heartier leaves than other types of Kratom strain.

The Red Malay is prized for its potency against physical discomfort.

What Does Malay Kratom Do?

Now, this section explains why Malay Kratom tops the charts.

Malay is mostly known for its stimulating effects. It might not be that potent for discomfort, but it’s proving itself powerful in other areas such as relaxation and stimulation.

Malay is also touted for its significantly longer effect compared to other types of Kratom. When combined with other types, the Malay kratom is said to be further enhanced in terms of effects and benefits.

Reports coming in say Malay mixed with other green or white Kratom strains balances the overstimulating effects of Malay.

Malay Kratom affects people differently. Your experience is largely dependent on the type of Malay Kratom you take as well as the serving size.

White Malay Kratom Effects

The White Malay is predominantly used for its energy-boosting properties. Users of the variety say that it gives them the same stimulation one might get from caffeine. However, anecdotal accounts imply that, unlike regular coffee, the White Malay doesn’t give overstimulating effects.

If a certain Kratom strain is used to enhance mood and support euphoria, the White Malay would be it. For this reason, it’s often enjoyed in the company of friends and other forms of casual gatherings.

In large serving sizes, the White Malay encourages mental clarity.

From the set of effects observed in White Malay, it is an ideal strain for people looking to unwind but have no plan of sleeping early.

Green Malay Kratom Effects

Of all Malay varieties, the Green Malay is the most popular choice. Users claim it gives them a surge of energy but in a balanced way. Green Malay is described to have mood-boosting effects too although a lot mellower compared to the White Malay.

Often used for several kinds of purposes, the Green Malay is the ideal strain if you’re looking for a more well-rounded Kratom.

The Green Malay has high levels of alkaloid 7-Hydroxymitragynine, a compound responsible for the supposed discomfort-relieving effects of Kratom.

Red Malay Kratom Effects

Red Malay is highly sought-after for easing discomfort as it has one of the most potent levels of 7-Hydroxymitragynine. It’s also a popular choice for its relaxing effects to both the mind and body.

If you’re looking for Kratom’s “intense” side, you might want to look into the selections of potent red-vein Kratom like the Red Malay.

Red Malay is also said to provide such deep relaxation that users use it to enhance their sleeping quality.

Finally, Red Malay’s other characteristic is its ability to nurture a positive outlook. Users report they feel light and a bit giddy after taking Red Malay.

Photographic image depicting a bowl of loose Malay Kratom Powder sitting in the foreground, with a branded packet of Happy Hippo Malay Kratom and a pink kratom tea cup, blurred in the background.

How Much Malay Kratom Should I take?

There is no universal Kratom serving size that suits all people. Individuals should have Malay Kratom serving size tailor-fit to their needs and current physiological condition.

If you haven’t determined your Malay Kratom serving size yet, it’s smart to start within a small serving of 1 and 2 grams. After gauging the effects and finding the serving can’t still hit the desired effect, slowly amp the serving size little by little.

Is Malay Kratom Safe?

Kratom’s safety for human consumption has an average number of scientific literature. 

Studies, especially clinical ones (done on human volunteers), are important to conclude whether a substance is fit for any type of medical use or human consumption. They also determine the standard and safe serving sizes.

Malay Kratom is something to not be taken lightly. Be cautious and remember to always start at the lowest serving size possible - especially if you are new to Kratom.

As for people concerned whether Malay Kratom is organic or not, IT IS!

Overall, Malay Kratom appears to have minimal and short-term risks to people in controlled serving sizes. While these anecdotal conclusions need validation from clinical trials, many people report Kratom enhances their overall life quality with tolerable side effects.

How Does Malay Kratom Compare to Other Strains?

  • Malay
  • Malay Kratom is a Kratom variety from Malaysia - hence its name “Malay.” Malay Kratom’s characteristics aren’t that far from other strains and produce a slightly similar set of alkaloid concentrations.

    Compared to other abundant strains, Malay grows fewer leaves per harvest.

  • Sumatra
  • The Sumatra Kratom hails from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Its red-vein variety (Magic Hippo) is excellent for easing the mind and promoting restful sleep with the bonus of its effects lasting longer than usual.

    The White Sumatra leans on the side of energy-boosting. It’s an ideal selection for steady concentration the whole day. One caveat is that it’s not that intense unlike other strains like Malay but its effects are long.

  • Borneo
  • Primarily grown in Borneo, Borneo Kratom is a relaxing strain used to cause happy sensations.

  • Maeng Da
  • Maeng Da is a well-known strain originating from Thailand. Maeng Da is one of the strongest Kratom strains available. Often used by locals as an alternative to caffeine, Maeng Da is said to boost energy and enhance mood.

    Most users only need a small serving of Maeng Da to get the strength of effects they want.

    What Types of Malay Kratom Products Are Available?

    Let’s explore some of the available forms of Kratom products in the market:

  • Kratom Tinctures
  • Tinctures are a highly concentrated form of Kratom that typically includes edible oil in the formula. Kratom tinctures can be full-spectrum or “isolate.” If isolated tinctures only contain one-star ingredient taken from Malay Kratom, full-spectrum contains ALL the alkaloids and compounds from in Malay.

  • Kratom Capsules
  • Kratom capsules are made by filling capsules with Malay Kratom powder. With Kratom capsules, you’re offered ease of use due to their uniformed serving size and tastelessness. Happy Hippo offers Malay Kratom capsules in Super Red Malay (Fire Hippo), Elite Green Malay (Elite Elephant), and Diamond White Vein Malay (Thunder Hippo) selections.

  • Kratom Powder
  • Malay Kratom powder is Malay crushed leaves. The powder is then sold to vendors who have the liberty to create several products from it such as teas, tinctures, or capsules. For example, Happy Hippo elevates the Malay Kratom powder experience by making it a suitable option for the toss-and-wash method.

  • Malay Kratom Tea
  • As an extract of Malay Kratom, Kratom teas are either served in dry herb bags or in liquid form. You may find that tea Kratom is offered in different strains and flavors. Some are categorized according to how they’re supposed to be for - for example, for sleep or concentration, etc.

    Where to Buy the Best Malay Kratom?

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    Disclaimer: Although Kratom is federally legal in the United States, the substance is not regulated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). We 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.

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