Until recently the kratom forests in Vietnam were untouched and not being cultivated for sale across the world. For hundreds of years the trees there have gained maturity and are some of the largest trees I’ve witnessed after several expeditions across Indonesia. After trying the leaves personally, I discovered the very strong strain of Vietnam kratom that I became very excited about. Most of the trees are located on a 200-mile stretch of the Mekong River in Vietnam. Export is carried out from the city of Long Xuyen (capitol of the “An Giang Province”). Long Xuyen has a long history of rice exportation and is a very developed city in merchandising.
Geographical location, maturity of the trees, and an act of god, results in exceptionally high alkaloid content. The main alkaloids, which are likely candidates for the primary active chemicals in this wonder leaf, are Mitragynine, Mitraphyline and 7-hydroxymitragynine. All three of these alkaloids tested 25% higher in kratom from this corner of the world. The tests were against Malaysian, Thai, indo, Borneo and the infamous Maeng Da Kratom.
This strain was only introduced to a few of the more ethical vendors and websites in America. These are Arena Ethnobotanicals, Kratom.PRO and Captain Amsterdam. Anyone else selling Vietnam kratom is probably false. The early reviews of this strain have been excellent. I hope you enjoy Vietnam kratom as much as all my friends and I have.