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There are many ketum strains discovered and introduced to the market in recent years. Every strain that has hit the market has some degree of healing and therapeutic effect linked with it. Hulu Kapuas Kratom is another recent addition to the already popular Mitragyna strains and has taken the market by storm.

The Hulu Kapuas is considered to be one of the most unique strains out there. This special variant has intrigued an interest in the community, for those who have gotten enough of traditional strains of the therapeutic herb.

If you are one of those consumers who have developed a complacency with conventional strains, you might be wondering about trying the exotic Hulu Kapuas variant. Good for you, as this article will highlight everything you need to know about this rare herb.

The Origin of Hulu Kapuas Kratom

This peculiar strain has its roots linking back to Southeast Asia – the hub of Kratom production. The Hulu Kapuas gets its name from the Hulu woods- a thick forest, located on a sparsely populated island called Borneo Island in Indonesia.

The Hulu forest is named after the Hulu River, which flows near the Malaysian border. Due to its proximity to the Malaysian border, the strain is termed as ‘Hulu’ Kapuas instead of being included in the list of other Indo strains.

Due to the sparsely populated island that Hulu Kapuas grows in, it is deemed as one of the rarest Speciosa strains in the world. The journey to the island is not only venturesome but so is the process of growing and harvesting the plant on the island which requires both patience and courage. This is why only the native people are skilled in growing this tropical herb on the island.

Nevertheless, due to some recent advancements and the use of technology in agriculture, this rare plant is being produced in other parts of the world as well. Although the quality might not be up to the mark, it’s still retentive of some of the properties native to the Hulu Kapuas plant.

Anyhow, some online vendors do provide the purest form of the herb in the discussion. 

Types of Hulu Kapuas Mitragyna

The Hulu Kapuas family includes three different color strains; Green, Red, and White Hulu Kapuas. All plant strains are identical for the most part. However, the difference lies in the color of leaves and their effect.

Red Hulu Strain

The red Kapuas strain is milder compared to the others and is considered ideal for beginners. It is often regarded to have a similar effect to that of coffee if taken in a typical dosage.

White Hulu Strain

The white Kapuas strain, on the other hand, is known to have its effects lying on the intense side. It provides an energy-boosting and stimulating effect, and is considered to be an ideal choice for veteran-level Ketum users.

Green Hulu Strain

According to most enthusiasts, the effects of the green Hulu Kapuas strain fall somewhere between the effects of red and white Hulu plants. It is mostly included in the category of relaxants and sedatives.

The Presence of Alkaloids

The nutrient-rich soil of the Borneo island provides a high concentration of alkaloids in the Hulu Kapuas. Although, the type and degree of alkaloids may vary, yet some of the compounds are common in every Hulu strain.

Some of the paramount alkaloids present in Hulu Kapuas are; mitragynine, 7-hydroxy mitragynine, 7-acetoxy Mitragynine, 3-Isopaynanthein, 3-Hydroxymitragynine, Metafolin, Mitraphylline, Speciogynin, Speciofolin, and many others.


The Hulu Kapuas Kratom is rich in alkaloids, therefore you should be extremely cautious with determining the correct dosage, especially if you are new to this strain.

Some proficient users advise a dose of 1.0 – 2.0 grams for starters on multiple online forums. Once you get the hang of it, you can move on to a little higher dosage between 2.0 – 5.0 grams, which will show moderate effects.

For experienced kratom users, a dosage between 5.0 – 8.0 grams is also acceptable. However, anything above 8.0 grams is considered harmful and is highly disapproved.

Some vendors also provide Hulu capsules that come with a predefined dosage making them an ideal solution for beginners.

Bottom Line

Hulu Kapuas Kratom is an exceptional strain, its effects and benefits are unrivaled by any other herb. Its unique energy stimulant nature places it higher in the list of potent variants. However, it is highly advised to always be careful while determining the right dosage, in order to prevent any side effects of this medicinal herb.