Everything You Need To Know About Red Vein Kratom
Kratom or Mitragyna speciosa is an evergreen tree found in the tropical zone of Southeast Asia. It is a native of Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Myanmar. It is also indigenous to certain parts of the region known as Pacific Rim, particularly Papua New Guinea. Mitragyna speciosa or kratom is also known as ketum, kakuam, ithang, thom and biak-biak. There are some alternatives. For instance, the tree or essentially the extract of its leaves from Indonesia is often distinctly called Bali kratom. The chemical compositions of kratom extracts in natural forms are C23H30N2O4 and C23H30N2O5.
The kratom tree grows up to a height of thirteen meters or forty-two feet. It has clusters of yellow flowers and broad green leaves. Both the leaves and the flowers have been used in different types of folk medicine. The leaves are usually plucked by hand and they are dried in a natural setting, i.e. using sunlight in the tropics. The dried leaves are then powdered and smoked or brewed and drank as a beverage. The dried leaves are also pulverized and blended in water to make a tonic. Kratom is presently used in alternative medicine. It is a sedative and can be a narcotic if the dose is substantially high. It is a natural stimulant and hence finds its use for recreational purposes. Kratom extract is used for physical and mental health. It is also deemed as effective against some common physiological and also psychological conditions.
Types of Kratom
It is believed that kratom leaves have been used for a long time in Southeast Asia but the west has been introduced to its extract only recently. There is some evidence suggesting kratom leaves have been used for recreational purposes and to alleviate pain over the last hundred to two hundred years in certain parts of the west but it was never widespread and the popularity only gained steam in the last decade.
One may classify different types of kratom on the basis of their origin or where it is grown but broadly there are three distinct strains. These strains are defined on the basis of the color of the leaves. Kratom leaves may have green veins, white veins or red veins. The latter is known as red vein kratom. The color of the vein and the stem of the leaves of kratom are considered for this classification. The difference in color is reflective of the specific chemical composition of the leaves and hence the kind of effects an extract would have on the human body and mind. Hence, it is necessary to know the differences between red vein kratom and white vein kratom as compared to green vein kratom so one can choose the right extract for a particular purpose.
Red Vein Kratom History
Red vein kratom has leaves with red veins and the red stem. Red vein kratom is the most popular of the three strains. It is also the most available strain today. If we were to factor in sales or the sheer numbers then red vein kratom outsells white vein kratom and green vein kratom combined. Red vein kratom grows in abundance across Southeast Asia. A few studies have claimed that red vein kratom is basically a natural response of the particular tree and its leaves to be less vulnerable to external or environmental factors.
Red vein kratom leaves are more popular than the other strains, especially among beginners, because of their calming and soothing effect. They can alleviate pain, stress, and anxiety. Red vein kratom has been helpful for those dealing with insomnia. Red vein kratom helps the body to relax. The extract is preferred by many as a natural alternative to painkillers. Some extracts of red vein kratom are stronger than others and these can help regulate or mitigate symptoms of opiate withdrawal.
There are variants of the red vein kratom too. These are also referred to as strains. There is red vein Borneo that grows in the island of Borneo in the Malay Archipelago, red Thai that grows in Thailand and red Sumatra that grows in the island of the same name in western Indonesia. Red vein Borneo and red Thai are known for their sedative properties. Red Sumatra is known for its effect on mood. It is a mood enhancer and can actually make one feel elated. Red vein kratom in general, regardless of the strain, is used mostly for stimulation, to enhance peace and to experience tranquility. The sedating, stimulating or enhancing effects can be more pronounced if one chooses a high dose. Otherwise, the effects are quite subtle and pleasant.
There are many brands of red vein kratom. These brands have different sources of kratom leaves, the exact composition of the extract of red vein kratom varies and hence their effects would also be unlike. Some of the better-known brands of red vein kratom are Red Thai, Red Vein Sumatra, Borneo Red, and Pontianak Red Horn.
Effects of Red Vein Kratom
Red vein kratom extract can cause sedation, pain relief, and relaxation. Not all strains of red vein kratom would have the same effect though. Some are weaker strains so dosage may have to be increased but that also enhances the chances of side effects. You may use red vein kratom to alleviate pain and anxiety, as a sedative or for its therapeutic effect, to deal with symptoms of opiate withdrawal and to generally improve your mental state or mood.
Red vein kratom is more effective at alleviating pain than white vein or green vein kratom. This is because of its 7-OH-mitragynine content. Red vein kratom contains more of this alkaloid that is responsible for alleviating pain. This is why beginners grow fond of the red vein kratom. The same analgesic property of this strain is also partly responsible for the sedation and relaxation. Neither sedation nor relaxation is possible without pain relief and hence the 7-OH-mitragynine content in the extract actually paves the way to an enhanced or elated mood.
Safety Tips for Red Vein Kratom
It is always necessary to buy red vein kratom extract from a reputed brand. Do not purchase from a company you cannot find out much about. Do not believe ridiculously low prices that other credible companies are not promoting. Always adhere to the instructions issued by the manufacturer. Read the label and find out everything about the ingredients. Some companies use additional ingredients while a few would sell you only red vein kratom extract.
Do not take red vein kratom extract during daytime or working hours. Even if you are not partaking in any strenuous activity, it is best to restrict the use of any type of extract when you are idle and have no heavy duty chores. The extract has a stimulating effect and you would feel a subtly sedated. This may interfere with your focus and concentration for a while. It is quite possible for beginners to feel no side effect and hence they may think the extract can be used at any time. This is not advisable.
Evening or night when one has some free time is ideal. It is common for those who are accustomed to the extract to feel subtle sensations and hence there is an urge to increase the dosage. Any increase in dosage should be strictly limited and one must exercise caution. Anyone using the extract for recreational purposes should avoid driving. Do not experiment with red vein kratom along with other drugs. There can be some expected and unexpected interactions. You should consult your doctor if you are on strong medication for any serious health condition before taking red vein kratom or any variant.