Red vein kratom is one of the most sought after varieties of kratom, and for good reason too. These strains contain a large variety of medicinal, and not so medicinal, effects. The prized effects this type of kratom can provide are pain relief, but it often also provides some sedation and relaxation as well.
Because of these effects, they are commonly used by those who have pain, and for those looking for a relaxing mood boost, being especially useful in the evenings and at night.
Besides the effects, red veins are found in nearly all varieties of kratom: Thai, Indo, Borneo and even Malaysian (not as common). This vein type of kratom is also one of the most abundantly harvested vein types, and seems to grow more wildly and produce bigger harvests than both green and white vein strains.
Red vein kratom effects primarily include, sedation, relaxation and pain relief. However, this does not mean that all reds will be abundant in these effects. In fact, some strains, such as red vein thai, can be instead much more stimulating. Because of this, know that all varieties of this type of leaf are not all entirely alike, and their strain can often overpower some of their commonly known effects.
The most common effects of a standard red vein strain are:
As stated, one of the most common effects that this variety of kratom has is pain relief. Looking through user reports, almost everyone using this plant for this purpose is using a red variety, there are occasionally some exceptions such as green vein maeng da, which can be very effective as well.
While the research on kratom alkaloids by vein color is very preliminary, research done by Becket AH and other researchers seems to indicate that red vein strains are actually lower in mitragynine content, and higher in 7-OH-mitragynine, kratom’s primary pain killing alkaloid, which would support anecdotal reports by users.
Because of these discoveries, anyone who is looking to use kratom for pain relief would be good to start with a strain such as a Red Vein Borneo, or Red Vein Indo kratom — strains well known for their analgesic effects.
Almost any time you encounter great pain relief potential in kratom, you will find some form of sedation and relaxation. While there are exceptions to this rule such as some Thai strains and Green Maeng Da strains, it typically holds true.
The reason for this is that 7-OH-mitragynine, which was mentioned before, is also responsible for some of the sedative and relaxing effects of this plan. There are also other alkaloids in this variety of kratom that contribute to these relaxing effects, such as Mitraphylline, a muscle relaxant, and Tetrahydroalstonine, an anti-adrenergic (anti-adrenaline) compound.
The relaxation and sedation effects of kratom can be very useful in the evening and night times, but can interfere during a busy day, especially for those who happen to be sensitive to the sedating effects of kratom. Because of this, it is commonly recommended to use separate strains during the day in order to get the most out of this plant.
Occasionally, when people try kratom for the first time, they don’t seem to get any real effects from it. However, with most reds this seems very uncommon. While green vein strains, and white vein strains can affect people in dramatically different ways, red varieties seem to have much more stable effects among different users. Because of this, for new users, red vein kratom reviews are typically good, and we highly suggest this variety.
Because research on kratom is so preliminary in comparison to many other medicines, it is difficult to say exactly why red vein strains of kratom grow so abundantly in areas such as Indonesia. However, from our limited experience, it seems to be highly adaptable in comparison to other vein types.
We have seen red vein trees growing in knee deep water, and in much more arid environments, both producing strong leaf. This versatility doesn’t seem to be as common with other vein types, luckily for growers and users alike, this variety of leaf is the most demanded variety and so supply remains more stable. Like usual, we suggest you don’t buy red vein kratom capsules due to the negative publicity that accompanies these brands.
Red varieties most commonly used types of leaf, and for good reason. It supplies great pain relief and tends to have very stable effects in comparison to other vein types.
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