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Our commitment to providing the best quality is to the point that we hand-pick suppliers from Southeast Asia. All our products come from the finest Kratom growers around the world. A little extra effort doesn’t bother us much as long as our thousands of customers are happy.

When speaking of regional Kratom varieties, Riau Kratom stands out as a recent favorite. However, most enthusiasts don’t know much about it. Let’s talk about the strain in detail.

What is Riau Kratom?

A province in Indonesia, Riau is known for its islands. The Riau Islands are close to Sumatra – another popular place for Kratom growth. Since most Kratom strains are named after their source regions, you can put two and two together to deduce that Riau Kratom comes from the Riau Islands.

Riau has a very rich history since it has been inhabited since 10,000 BC. Thus, it’s an old region that has many traditions. One of them is growing Kratom.

Although history doesn’t exactly show which passers-by brought the herb to the region, one thing is obvious: the people of Riau don’t let go of their roots easily.

They still grow Kratom today. However, it’s more for the trade than personal reasons. Like most other parts of Southeast Asia, Riau also makes a fortune from Kratom sales.

Conditions for Riau Kratom

As you learn more about the province, you might wonder: why does Kratom grow there? What’s so special about the region’s climate? Well, Riau has the perfect humidity levels for Kratom growth.

On average, the region only gets rainfall for about 160 days. For the rest of the year, the humidity level may be up to 75%. The Kratom tree loves this climate since it needs high humidity to grow.

How is Riau Kratom Made?

Originally, Kratom is not in the form that you buy it from the stores in. It’s basically just a bunch of leaves that are further processed to make Kratom powder, Liquid Kratom, and Kratom capsules.

Firstly, the skillful local farmers harvest the Kratom leaves. They do so during different life stages of the plant because Kratom veins change color. Moreover, the plant’s alkaloid concentration also differs from one life stage to another.

  • Younger leaves have green veins, and they make green vein Kratom. The developing vein color indicates a low alkaloid content. Thus, this Kratom is most suitable for beginners.
  • In the intermediate life stage, the vein color changes to white. During this time, farmers harvest the leaves that are later used for making white vein Kratom.
  • When the plant reaches peak maturity, the leaves yield