When someone first starts to delve into the world of kratom, it can be rather confusing. There are many different names and strains available, and often, people do not have a true understanding of what kratom is or what option might be right for them. The plant’s diversity means that there are many different types of kratom, so the confusion is understandable. It is possible to buy kratom online in a range of different colors, and one of the most popular is red-veined kratom. Let’s look at some of the things that help define this type of kratom and why you might want to try it for yourself.
Why the Red Veins?
Red kratom, like all kratom, is derived from the mitragyna speciosa tree, which grows across many areas in Southeast Asia. The leaves of the kratom plant have been used recreationally and medicinally by the cultures in these countries for hundreds of years, and possibly much longer.
Those who are unfamiliar with the plant might believe that the red kratom is made from leaves from a special tree. However, that’s not the case. All kratom comes from the leaves of the same type of plant. The difference is in the veins and the veins indicate the maturity of the leaves. The leaves used to create red kratom have red veins. White-veined leaves create white kratom, and green veins create green. The red veins indicate a fully mature leaf, while white indicates a young leaf. Green is in the middle.
However, the color of the kratom accounts for more than just the appearance. Leaves of different ages, and therefore different colors, are also thought to have differing alkaloid makeups. The alkaloids are chemicals that occur naturally in plants. Alkaloids are found in many types of plants, including coffee, which is a relative of kratom.
While the experience of users suggests that there are alkaloid differences between the color strains, there has not been much research into the field. Users claim that red kratom provides unique effects and could have good properties. White and green kratom provides an effect similar to an energizing vibe/aroma.
The Origin of Red Kratom
As with other types and colors of kratom, the bulk of what is available for people to buy comes from countries located in Southeast Asia. The trees grow natively in these locations because it provides a natural environment that allows them to thrive. Hot and humid areas like Bali are ideal for growing these trees. They can be grown outside of Southeast Asia, but the conditions need to be ideal for the plants to do well.
Today, farms are located in many areas of Southeast Asia and are dedicated to growing and harvesting kratom leaves. The farmers have become adept at growing the plants and knowing the best time to harvest to get the colors they want for the kratom they are producing. The color, such as red, along with the location, provide the unique strains of kratom available today.
The relative ease with which kratom can be produced and shipped around the world has helped to make it popular. This is particularly true over the last several years as more and more people in the United States have become interested in the plant.
When naming kratom, the color will typically be indicated, along with the location where the kratom was grown. Some of the common options include Red Bali, Borneo Red, and Red Maeng Da. It is important to note that “maeng da” does not refer to a location. Instead, it indicates a high level of quality.
Buying Red Kratom
Buying kratom brings up a host of other questions. People want to know which strains might be the best option to buy and they want to know how much they should buy. It is important to keep in mind that everyone is different and that there is no best option when it comes to the strains. Ideally, consumers will try several strains, and perhaps even several colors, to get a better understanding of which ones provide them with the benefits they need.
Those who are looking for a sedative effect will likely want to choose red kratom, which has been detailed above. The white provides a stimulating effect, and it is believed to be because it has higher concentrations of mitragynine and lower concentrations of 7-hydroxymitragynine, both alkaloids. Green is similar to white kratom, but it can have both an energizing and soothing aroma because it is between the red and the white.
While kratom is considered safe to burn, do not burn too much at one time.
You can buy as much of the kratom as you want at once, but keep in mind that you need to make sure it is fresh to retain potency. If you buy a large amount, be sure to have a container that can keep out contaminants, dust, air, and sunlight.
In the past, people in countries where kratom grows would often chew on the leaves or place them in tea. Today, the most common way to get kratom is through powders or capsules that already have the powder added. Capsules are convenient, but many prefer to buy the powder, which makes it easy for them to add to drinks, such as tea or a smoothie. Users who choose powder may also want to measure their own amount of kratom to put into capsules of their own.
Choose the Right Strain and the Right Manufacturer
When choosing red kratom, it is important to choose from a company that takes safety, purity, and overall quality seriously. Because there are currently no regulations regarding the production and sale of kratom in the United States, some vendors are not careful with the kratom they are selling. It could contain contaminants. Therefore, buyers need to choose a quality manufacturer that ensures pure, lab-tested kratom that is delivered fresh. Check out the options that we have available to find the red kratom that is right for you.