Red Kratom is the rarest type of kratom and is in high demand. Containing an equal balance of essential elements this type of kratom is said to improve your overall well-being.
In this guide, we will discuss red vein Kratom and the various strains offered.
What is Red Kratom?
Kratom (mitragyna speciosa) is an evergreen tree located in Southeast Asia. The leaves of this tree are harvested and crushed into a powder. Users of Red Kratom and other strains testify that the plant may promote well being and promote ease regarding various issues. Because it is considered a dietary supplement, this organic powder is not regulated by the FDA. Although it is important to stay within DSHEA and FDA Law.
There are four types of kratom leaves: white, green, red, and yellow. These names don’t refer to the colors of the leaves, but the color of the veins within them.
So, Red Kratom leaves have red veins. What sets Red Kratom apart from White, Yellow, and Green Kratom is its potency. According to its consumers, Red Kratom tends to have more balanced wellness on the user than the other available types.
It also needs mentioning that within these colors are various strains of Kratom. Each strain offers up slightly different supportive qualities. These red leaves come from the most mature trees, while other strains come from young or middle-aged trees. Red Vein Kratom also features one of the more balanced alkaloid makeup of all the colors.
Where is Red Kratom Grown?
Specifically, it comes from countries ranging from Indonesia and Malaysia to Myanmar and Papua New Guinea. Where the strains grow and how they’re cultivated makes all the difference in their chemical interactions.
For instance, one strain of Red Kratom grows well over 50 feet tall while the others stay at a typical height. Some strains are only found within a location that contains a unique soil composition. Other strains are located on your average farms spread across Malaysia and Indonesia.
Why Was It Given This Name?
Stemming from the tree mitragyna speciosa, the origin of Kratom as a whole is a bit of a mystery.While the tree was named and renamed several times over hundreds of years, it’s almost impossible to track down the origin of the “Kratom” term. Concerning its scientific name, it comes from the tree it grows on.
Other Names for Kratom
How Long has this Kratom Been Around?
While it has been used for hundreds of years in Southeast Asia, the first documented cases of its use in the western world began around the early 19th century. From the research gathered by botanists and sociologists over the decades, Kratom has been used for medicinal purposes for hundreds of years.
Different Types of Red Kratom
Below are six different types (strains) of Red Vein Kratom.
Like many kratom strains, Red Maeng da Kratom can be traced back to Thailand. In Thailand, water bugs litter the landscape. Specifically, there’s one that Maeng da is based on. Known as Lethocerus Indicus, this water bug serves as the inspiration for the Maeng da strain of Red Kratom.
It’s a highly potent strain. It’s also worth noting that this red strain is a popular choice for kratom users.
This red strain originates from the Island of Bali in Indonesia. Its leaves are abundant, and it’s easily distributable. As far as alkaloids are concerned, it houses 30 of them. That’s roughly the number that most other Red Kratom strains carry. The real difference comes in the percentage of each alkaloid. That’s what gives you the varying promoted well being of the strains.
Indo Kratom is less stimulating than other strains based upon anecdotal research. Users suggest that this strain is known to help with ease, alleviation, and promote overall well-being. Originating in Indonesia, this strain can be found on a group of trees located throughout the tropical forests of the land.
Its effects are widely sought after, and it’s readily available through Kratom retailers.
Sitting next to Indonesia is Malaysia. This is where you’ll find the origins of the Green Malay strain of Red Vein Kratom. Travel deep into its countryside full of mountains, and you’ll come across the group of trees it hails from. What makes this strain stand out from the rest is the composition of the leaves and where they grow.
The soil composition differs from your average batch of soil. Instead of cultivating leaves that are biologically average when compared to other strains, these leaves carry an odd cell wall density. This is what gives the longer-lasting effects for this particular type of strain. Due to the aroma, Green Malay gives off, many users recommend it to friends. It’s quite a popular choice among those who use kratom powder.
As the name suggests, you can find it directly in Thailand. Local farmers make a living off of cultivating, harvesting, and selling Red Thai Kratom.
They make sure the soil is moist enough for the kratom leaves to thrive. Something that may blow your mind is that these specific trees can grow as tall as 82 feet. The leaves can grow to measure a height of 7.9 inches and a width of 4.7 inches. Many customers claim it gives moderate pain relief.
Due to the potency of its effects, customers love the Borneo strain. Customers suggest that this strain provides a sense of calm, and some anecdotal research suggests may help level out imbalances in stress.
What Forms of Red Kratom are Available?
Capsules are one of the more popular choices. Just like you would take an Advil or Tylenol, Kratom comes in small capsules that are easy to swallow if one chooses.
Besides capsules, tablets are another popular way to ingest kratom and experience its effects. You’ll ingest the tablet, and it will slowly dissolve in your stomach.
The leaves are crushed, which forms the kratom into a powder. This powder can then be used to mix with any type of drinks, such as coffee, tea or juice.
You can get the full effects of Red Kratom by chewing gum. This may be the approach you want to take if you’re OK with a more casual approach to using kratom. A capsule and tablet go down quick, but you’ll be chewing the gum for quite some time.
A tincture means that you can ingest this kratom in liquid form. While powder and pills are some of the more popular methods, it’s worth noting that a liquid form does exist.
The Red Kratom extract and tincture may be similar, but they differ in one fundamental way. Both are liquids, but an extract is a heightened and more intense version. It comes straight from the source instead of being diluted. Kratom extract should be researched and bought carefully. It’s advisable to consult your physician before ingesting any new supplement.
Dosage of Red Kratom
No matter the strain you are using, you will want to start with a low dose. This goes for any supplement you take or new food. Even if you’ve been using a particular strain of Red Kratom for years and then switch to a different strain, you should always start out low. You should never take anything or use it topically without consulting your physician.
Anecdotal Research Suggests the following for an average human being
- Low dose – 1 to 5 grams
- Medium dose – 5 to 15 grams
- High dose – anything higher than 15 grams
Again, take caution when using it. Make sure to follow any directions it comes with. As well as consult a medical professional BEFORE USE.
What are the Alternatives to Red Kratom?
If you don’t want to try Red Kratom from the source, there are a handful of alternatives you can try. These substitutes give you similar effects, and every one of them is a viable option.
Found in the jungles of Asia, this plant brings with it many similar benefits to that of Red Kratom.
Although this plant is related to Kratom, customers report that the benefits aren’t nearly as potent as using the Red Kratom directly.
Muira Puama Extract
Found in countries like Brazil, this extract performs many of the same functions as Red Kratom does. It may not be as potent, but it may deliver a similar experience.
Akuamma Seed Powder
Akuamma seed powder shares a lot of the same DNA as Red Kratom powder. Many of the alkaloids are the same, and this African seed gives you almost the same ease and benefits.
Blue Lotus Powder
Africa again comes through for those who are fans of Red Vein Kratom substitutes. Specifically, the northern region of Africa is where you’ll find this flower. However, it wouldn’t do you any good to look for an actual flower. The Blue Lotus flower is a water lily.
Kava Powder Extract
This extract comes directly from the source. To get kava extract, manufacturers and farmers utilize the root of the kava plant for production. It’s quite strong and serves as a suitable replacement for Red Kratom.
Offered in both fermented and non-fermented version, this alternative from South Africa gives you a fantastic experience. Generally, customers prefer the fermented version. They claim it has a more balanced well being than the non-fermented version.
The Best Time to Take Red Kratom
The best time to take Red Kratom comes down to which strain you’re using. Some clients claim that certain strains make you aware, while others will ease you. Read the directions and make sure you aren’t doing anything within hours of taking it. Always make sure to consult a physician before the use of any new food, topical, or supplement.
So, with that in mind, take it during the day when you’re not obligated to be anywhere. If it eases you, then you’re in a safe space to enjoy yourself. If it makes you more aware, you know this for future reference.
Disclaimer: Kratom is not used to treat, cure, or mitigate any disease, illness, ailment, and/or condition. Please see FDA import alert 54-15. We make no representations as to intended use or suitability for use.