Kratom is a popular, natural method of curing many ailments. Due to the fact that it is from a naturally occurring tree that grows in a few areas of Southeast Asia, there are different types, or “strains,” available for consumers to buy. Each strain boasts different advantages as well as potential side effects if abused. On top of being divided into the regions in which they were grown, Kratom is usually classified further by the color of the veins in the leaves. The possible colors are green, white. and red.
Red Vein Kratom
Of all the types of Kratom, those in the red vein category seem to be heartier and easier to grow than the others. Luckily, Red Vein seems to be the most popular with consumers, creating an easy balance of supply and demand. It is particularly common for people suffering from chronic or acute pain.
Benefits of Red Vein Kratom
The primary effect of Red Vein is agreed to be sedation, pain relief, and general relaxation. Not every Red Vein strain will necessarily provide that reaction. The Red Vein variety of Thai Kratom, for example, is found to be rather stimulating.
The main benefits of Red Vein Kratom include:
- Pain Relief – Almost everyone who is using Kratom in order to alleviate pain are using a Red Vein variety. According to ensobotanicals.com, the reason for this may be the higher concentration of 7-OH-mitragynine, which is the primary pain alkaloid found in Kratom. If a person as seeking to start taking Kratom for pain-relieving purposes, Red Vein Indo or Red Vein Borneo would both be good options.
- Stable Experiences – How Kratom effects people can vary greatly from person to person, especially with the White and Green Vein varieties. This has proven to not be as true of Red Vein. People have a better idea of what they are getting with it. Also, some people report not feeling any effects the first few times they try Kratom. This is much more uncommon when they start with Red Vein varieties.
- Relaxation – Almost every strain that has a high impact on pain relief also has a high sedation and relaxation effect. This is true of most Red Vein strains, with the exceptions being some of the Thai strands. The above mention compound, 7-OH-mitragynine, that helps with pain also produces the sedative effects.
How to Use Red Vein Kratom
The dosage guide for the use of this type of Kratom is similar to others. The threshold dose is 0.5 to 1 gram and anything above 5 or 6 grams would be considered high. Every new user is advised to start at the lowest dose and increase it until the desired effects are achieved. Some people recommend mixing Red Veins with other, more energetic strains in order to counter the sedative effects while still achieving the pain relief. This is called creating Kratom Fusions. It is important to still keep the amount of Kratom consumed in a safe range when creating these mixtures.