Kratom enthusiasts worldwide are constantly seeking new varieties of kratom. As well, more and more beginners are testing the waters with different strains of kratom to find one that suits their fancy.
Red Borneo kratom is quickly taking the kratom marketplace by storm. Its alkaloid properties are some of the highest among the different kratom strains. Below, we shall delve into the history of kratom, focusing mainly on Borneo kratom and red Borneo.
Beginner’s Guide to Kratom
As Kratom is still a relatively new product, many are curious as to what it is as well as how it is sourced. High-quality kratom is sourced naturally and sustainably from tropical islands in Southeast Asia.
The Mitragyna Speciosa tree blooms thanks to the unique climate in these regions. It is from this tree that kratom is produced. Each leaf of the kratom tree contains organic matter scientifically known as alkaloids. These compounds occur naturally in the coffee plant as well as nightshades (ie: potatoes, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, and the like).
Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine, are the most plentiful alkaloids found in kratom. These two unique compounds are what gives kratom its special qualities.
The results felt from consuming kratom are a bit fuzzy as they seem to affect everyone on a different level. It is often compared to coffee, but again, everyone reacts differently. As such, the alkaloid content in kratom leaves varies by the age of the leaf, the drying technique, and per each variety of kratom. This is why it’s hard to properly gauge the results.
As it is not backed by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) the sale and use of kratom is banned or illegal in some areas of the United States of America. Due to this, you should not purchase kratom if it is not lawful to do so where you reside. As such, most areas have set an age restriction on kratom sales, which ranges from 18-26, depending on where you live.
Later in this blog, we shall touch briefly on how kratom can be used. Historically, it was used to brew medicinal or herbal teas. More often than not, inhabitants of these islands simply chewed on the kratom leaves as one would chew tobacco. It is said that this is one of the best ways to get the full kratom experience. Some vendors sell dried kratom leaves for this very reason.
Borneo is a massive island in Southeast Asia and home to one of the most popular kratom strains. The island territory is claimed by Brunei, Malaysia, and Indonesia, but the latter holds claim to the largest portion of land. Therefore, Borneo kratom is mainly sourced by Indonesian kratom farmers.
Aside from being rich in alkaloids, Borneo kratom is known for its unique aroma and taste. It is said to have a very distinct and pleasing aroma, which sets it apart from other kratom varieties. In fact, Borneo kratom is preferred by coffee connoisseurs due to its smooth flavor and aroma.
Red Borneo Kratom
Of all the Borneo kratom strains, red vein Borneo kratom is said to yield the strongest results. This is due to the fact that red Borneo leaves are harvested at the peak of their maturity. When it comes to kratom, the general rule is the older the leaves, the stronger the effects.
Green Borneo kratom is perfect for those who are new to kratom. However, even green Borneo kratom is stronger than some other green vein kratom, due to its intensive level of alkaloids, even at its young age. While Borneo kratom is said to be the perfect marriage between red and green Borneo kratom, with a more moderate vibe.
Red Borneo kratom is also unique in that it contains higher levels of 7-Hydroxymitragynine than other kratom veins. As well, it is rich in other alkaloids, including Mitragynine, Speciogynine, 9-Hydroxycorynantheidine, Corynoxine A, and Corynoxine B.
Another reason why Red Borneo yields such powerful results is due to its unique drying process. Red Borneo kratom leaves are dried indoors for 2 days enclosed in bags. This protects the alkaloids while allowing them to dehydrate. When almost dry, the leaves are then returned outdoors to further nourish the leaves with natural sunlight, thus strengthening the reddish hue as well as the alkaloid content.
How is Red Borneo Kratom Used?
As it is so potent, it is critical that one does not exceed the dosage level of Red Borneo Kratom. As such, it is recommended to start with a small dose until you know how your body reacts to red Borneo.
Like other kratom strains, Red Borneo kratom is sold in multiple forms, these include kratom powder, kratom extracts, kratom capsules, and kratom teas. Some vendors carry Red Borneo whole or crushed dried leaves as well.
Kratom powders are most often used in the kitchen via baking, cooking, or beverages. They are a great option to add to your morning pick-me-up, be it coffee, tea, smoothie, or protein shake. As it is comparable to coffee, many kratom users use Red Borneo kratom to brew homemade coffee drinks as well as teas.
Kratom Capsules are a hot seller as they are extremely convenient. The dosage is already determined, so you do not have to worry about measuring it, as you would with kratom powder.
Due to the fact that they contain exceedingly high levels of kratom, kratom extracts are best left for those who are advanced in their kratom journey. As such, they cost quite a bit, due to the amount of time they take to produce.
It is best to purchase Red Borneo Kratom from a reputable source, mainly online vendors. These sellers are linked with the American Kratom Association, a professional organization that watches over these sellers to entrust that their kratom is organic, naturally sourced, and able to be safely consumed.
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