Red kratom is a legendary member of the kratom family. Early harvesters in Indonesia first noticed the red veins on the leaf when preparing the plant for their ceremonial purposes. They believed that it brought good luck. Although that was never proven, the effects are indisputable. Members of the community who had suffered injury, both physical and mental, partook of the communal offering and immediately felt the pain subside. Consuming it brought the community together, and offered an opportunity to rise above the sufferings of daily life. People saw it as a gift from mother earth and they became ever more connected to their land which produced such blessing.
Red strains are said to be the most sedative of the three veins because of the uniformity of alkaloid content. It is more likely to cause commonly reported wobbles and nausea; however, the chance of experiencing jitteriness may be lower. For that reason, it is the preferred evening routine vein for most of our customers. Any anti-nausea agent like Organic Ginger Powder may be a perfect addition to it!
What’s So Special About Red Kratom Strains?
7-hydroxymitragynine and mitragynine are the two dominant active ingredients found in kratom. All kratom will have higher concentrations of mitragynine compared to 7-hydroxymitragynine, but our lab reports have shown that our red vein kratom typically shows the highest levels of 7-hydroxymitragynine compared to other veins. It is the abundance of 7-hydroxymitragynine found in red vein kratom what makes this kratom vein more appealing to many users.
Premium Red Strains
Premium strains are sifted to exclude stems/veins and are ground to a finer consistency. Since majority of the alkaloids are concentrated in the leaf itself, and the surface area of each powder grain determines their accessibility, they are also much more potent. Please, keep this and reported biphasic effects of Kratom in mind when you decide to upgrade to them. The less is more!