Green Hulu Kapuas is every bit as exotic as its place of origin. Hailing from the Kapuas Hulu district of West Kalimantan, this unique cultivar was first grown in the wetlands where the bioavailability of the soil contributed to its incredible maturation.
Far from the meddling hands of tourists or land developers, these Mitragyna speciosa trees were able to grow to massive heights. The local petani were surprised when they harvested the leaves of Green Hulu trees because what they yielded was far stronger than anything previously available in the region.
So what makes this crunchy cultivar so special? And is it worth the price of admission?
Let’s take a closer look.
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Green Hulu Kapuas is a lush green kratom strain whose vibrant hue and acclaimed aroma arise from its birthplace in the forests of Borneo. Like the popular Jillybean cultivar, it is an excellent daytime brew that offers advanced invigoration.
As we covered in our kratom strain guide, green vein kratom powder is renowned for its uplifting fragrance and pleasant mouth-feel and restorative properties. Green Hulu differs from most other green veins in that its capacity for sharpness and endurance is much more substantial than its counterparts.
Those who brew Green Hulu at moderate dosages report an increase in natural energy, motivation and well-being. Like gold and yellow vein kratom powder, Green HK is considered by some to be a full-bodied leaf.
Green HK’s aroma varies widely from user to user and is largely dependent upon dosage and personal proclivities. Most seasoned users agree that it is a viable daytime strain which may also provide a restful night’s sleep that leaves one feeling replenished.
Many users have discussed their love of this cultivar on online kratom forums. The general consensus is that Green Hulu Kratom works best for individuals that are averse to the more lethargic strains since it does not generally present with tiredness or the couch-lock effect.
The following are the commonly observed highlights of GHK:
Remember that these effects will depend almost entirely on dosage level and whether or not it is brewed on an empty stomach. It is ill-advised to brew Green Hulu Kapuas Kratom in large dosages as it may cause undesirable side effects and lead to tolerance.
In this blogger’s humble opinion, Green HK is best for those who want an afternoon relief from the mid-morning slump. Although it is more than appropriate as a replacement for your morning cup o’ Joe, Green Hulu Kapuas is something I prefer to enjoy when I need it most.
A decent GHK brew will get you over the hump when you’re feeling sluggish and keep you on track if you’re slogging through a busy work schedule. Personally, I really dig the exhilaration I feel about two hours into its duration.
Speaking of duration, Green Hulu has an impressive duration of effects with a window of six plus hours on average. Most users notice a significant reduction in daily stressors within the first 25 minutes and the final phase of its aroma is known to be more intense than others.
Here in the United States, kratom is not approved for medicinal use and is offered strictly as a research chemical. No claims can be made about its clinical efficacy, nor can any recommendations be proferred regarding dosage guidelines.
That being said, experienced users have weighed in on the subject and generally set dosages at somewhere between 1.5 and 6 grams, respectively. The following is a reasonable list of expectations:
First-time users should always start at the low end of acceptable dosage levels before slowly graduating to a moderate dosage. In this way they can acclimate to the aroma of Green Hulu Kapuas without experiencing any adverse effects.
Those with preexisting health conditions such as high blood pressure or kidney disease should avoid kratom consumption. In the past, kratom has been associated with liver damage, elevated heart rate and kidney failure in those suffering from such medical conditions.
Pregnant and lactating mothers should never take kratom, as it may be detrimental to their health and the health of their unborn child.
As I said earlier, a lot of people have talked up this strain on social media and other platforms. One user wrote, “Taking any strain other than Green Hulu, to me, is comparable to being grounded as a kid. ‘Can I get out yet?’ I guess I’m partial to strains.”
In one post, a reviewer says, “One of the best euphoric green strains I have found, but it comes with a minor setback. It sometimes induces some nasty nausea/dizzyness in me unlike most other strains I’ve tried.”
After years of devotion to Super Green Malay, I tried a sample of Green HK from a site out of Borneo and was stunned by its aroma. “Where have you been all my life?” goes well towards explaining what I was feeling after my 2.5 gram brew.
As any longtime user will tell you, it’s hard to impress a lifer. But this strain really blew my hair back by virtue of its strength and duration. It was kind of like taking Super Green for the first time and I was digging on it for days.
Bear in mind, I strictly adhere to cycling my dosages so that I don’t get sick or develop any unwanted side effects. Even after brewing three cups over a five day period, I was amazed by how much it hit me. Really solid stuff!!
The noobs among us should never brew more than 2.5 grams their first time out. I made the mistake of doing just that with a similar strain and found myself couch locked and queasy AF. Don’t overdo it and you’ll be dandy as candy. Be safe, be smart and be well.
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