If you are familiar with kratom, you are well aware that there are quite a few varieties of this popular herbal supplement offered in the kratom marketplace. These different strains of kratom have a unique flavor and aroma. As well, each strain of kratom offers different benefits for the consumer. This review will highlight Red Dragon Kratom. We will discuss its origin and some of the popular uses for red dragon variety kratom.
Kratom for Beginners
What is Kratom?
Allow us to give a brief history of kratom for novices. Then we shall focus specifically on Red Dragon Kratom. The Kratom tree, or Mitragyna Speciosa tree, is indigenous to tropical regions of Southeast Asia. Although it has been popular there for hundreds of years, kratom has only recently been recognized worldwide for its many benefits and uses.
Kratom is rich in both Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine alkaloids, compounds that occur naturally as the tree matures. The older the tree, the higher the amount and potency of these alkaloids. In addition to the aforementioned alkaloids, which are the most powerful, there can be as many as 40 different alkaloids present in kratom leaves, depending upon the strain.
One of the reasons why kratom is in such high demand is that there are numerous strains of kratom, each of which provides its own special benefits. The level of alkaloids present in the kratom leaf is dependent upon the conditions in which the specific tree is grown, the time at which the leaves are harvested, and the process in which the leaves are dried. Some leaves are dried in direct sunlight, where others are dried under varying degrees of ultraviolet lamps. As well, the drying time differs with each strain.
Kratom strains are typically named after the region from which they were sourced as well as the color of the leaf vein. However, the name may result in a hybrid of one or more kratom strains. The most abundant kratom vein colors are green, white, and red. As well, there are some unique kratom blends such as gold vein kratom or yellow blend kratom, which are unique in their compound content. Red kratom leaves are the most mature and are believed to be the most potent.
In addition to benefits, each strain of kratom varies in taste and aroma, and therefore they may each be used for different purposes. As some strains have a bitter taste, one may prefer them in capsule form. Other strains have a sweeter taste, which many seem to prefer in powder form as it can be used as a flavor enhancer in certain foods and beverages.
But what about Red Dragon Kratom? What makes it so special? Keep reading to find out more.
Red Dragon Kratom
Red Dragon Kratom is sourced from Malaysia and Thailand. It is similar to Red Thai Kratom, with the advantage that Red Dragon Kratom is more attainable and affordable.
One of the things that make Red Dragon Kratom stand out from its counterparts is that not only contains high levels of Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine, it also contains 9-Hydroxycorynantheidine. This alkaloid is said to have its own unique benefits, thus making Red Dragon kratom highly effective.
As kratom is still illegal in some areas and banned in others, we must warn the reader that kratom is not yet approved by the FDA. This means that the use of this product is solely at the risk of the consumer. As such, kratom affects everyone differently. A strain of kratom that might be beneficial for one, might be ineffective for someone else.
Similar to other veins of kratom, Red Dragon Kratom is most often sold as a capsule or in powder form. The capsules are easy to swallow and seem to appeal to those who do not like the bitter taste often associated with kratom.
Kratom powder is also a big seller in that it has many uses. Kratom powder may be added to food and beverages. Many enjoy adding Red Dragon Powder to their morning smoothie or protein shake. As well, it can be added to coffee and herbal teas or brewed as a unique tea blend, similar to how one would prepare matcha tea powder.
It is imperative that the consumer does not exceed the recommended dosage of kratom, in any form. In fact, for newbies it is advised that you start off with a small amount of kratom and adjust as you see fit, never going over the recommended amount.
Where to Find Red Dragon Kratom
In those areas in which kratom is legal (or has not been banned) one may be able to obtain kratom from local outlets such as vape or smoke shops, bars, pubs, specialty stores, and even gas stations. However, it is not recommended that you buy your kratom from such places as there is no guarantee that it is safe for human consumption.
If you have no choice but to purchase kratom locally, please check to see that the vendor can provide proof that it is authentic as well as detailed information about the manufacturer. Never get kratom from a street vendor or purchase any kratom product that is not properly packaged and sealed for safety.
It is always ideal to purchase kratom from an official kratom website that is backed by the American Kratom Association. The AKA was formed to enforce that these vendors are sticking to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). These vendors only sell 100% pure, naturally sourced kratom that has been scientifically tested by third-party laboratories to ensure that there are no heavy metals or other contaminants present in the final product.
SA Kratom is one of these trusted kratom vendors. Stop by our online store to check out our line of high-quality kratom powders and capsules.