Often hailed as the most revered and potent red kratom strain, Red Thai Kratom popularity is on the rise. What is this particular strand in such high demand, and how does it differ from other kratom strains?
Let’s take a closer look at Thai kratom, mainly Red Vein Thai Kratom. If you are new to kratom, we will touch briefly on its history in the next section.
Intro to Kratom
High-quality kratom is sustainably sourced from tropical environments in Southeast Asia such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Thailand is also known for growing quality kratom. However, the legality of kratom in this region is still in question. This is why the main source of high-grade Thai Kratom is from Indonesia, but we shall get into specifics later.
Kratom leaves come from the Mitragyna speciosa tree, which is native to the aforementioned countries amongst others in the same region. For centuries, inhabitants of these regions have harvested the leaves at various phases of their maturity to produce some of the most powerful varieties of the kratom sold today on the kratom marketplace.
Rich in alkaloids, mainly 7-Hydroxymitragynine and Mitragynine, Kratom is often grouped together with coffee, as many claim the effects are very similar in nature. However, these results are in no way proven as they tend to vary from one individual to another.
For this reason, you must pay close attention to how your body reacts to kratom. Use this product only as indicated, never exceeding the recommended dosage.
Another item that we cannot stress enough is that you should only obtain kratom legally. As in Thailand, kratom sale and consumption is illegal in many countries. While it is indeed legal in many states in the U.S., there are certain townships, etc in which it is banned. Please be sure to obtain the latest guidelines, including age restrictions, in the area in which you currently reside.
We should also point out that it is not wise to purchase kratom locally. There is no way to prove that it has been obtained through legal means. Therefore, it may be of poor quality or contaminated with heavy metals or other impurities. You should take care to online seek kratom from a reliable seller online that is in line with the AKA, or American Kratom Association. This is set in place as a safety net so that any kratom sold on these sites is produced using the stricter guidelines in those areas in which it is currently legal.
As stated earlier, most Thai Kratom is sourced from Indonesia. In 1943, Kratom was declared illegal in Thailand. However, there is some speculation that it is indeed legal at this time, but is often hard to obtain. So chances are unless specifically noted, most Thai Kratom is harvested in Indonesia.
Thai Kratom is said to be one of the strongest kratom strains. It is most often sold as a green vein, white vein, red vein, and yellow vein Thai Kratom.
What are kratom veins? Put simply, the vein is the color of the vein of the leaf when it is plucked from the kratom tree. In most cases, when you see the color, this is what it refers to. However, as in the case of yellow vein kratom, it can pertain to how the kratom is dried or if the kratom is instead a mixture of two or more kratom veins.
Red vein kratom is picked from the oldest leaves, while green the youngest. Therefore, as the red vein kratom has had more time to mature, its effects are more potent. Green vein kratom is ideal for beginners, while red vein kratom is more for regular kratom users who know how their body reacts to kratom.
Red Thai Kratom
In action to 7-Hydroxymitragynine and Mitragynine, Red Thai Kratom is rich in the following alkaloids, among others:
● Corynoxine A
● Corynoxine B
● Mitragynine oxindole B
Keep in mind that kratom strains can contain upwards of forty to eighty different alkaloids. These may vary in name and strength per the region in which the trees grow, the age at which the leaves are sourced, and the method by which they are dried.
Red vein kratom is most often dried outdoors only to boost the strength of the alkaloids. Most red vein kratom is known to yield very strong results, and Red Thai Kratom is no exception. It is most often compared to Red Maeng Da Kratom, although many prefer Red Thai.
Consuming Red Thai Kratom
If you have never tried kratom before, you might be curious as to which is the best way to use kratom. This depends on your level of experience as well as your personal preference.
Either made from dried kratom leaves or kratom powder, kratom teas are one of the most popular means of consuming kratom. Also, kratom tea blends are now sold by many kratom retailers.
In addition to kratom teas, kratom powder can be used to spice up your favorite recipe, whether baking or cooking. The most common use for kratom powder is to add it to your favorite non-alcoholic beverage such as coffee, tea, smoothies, or protein shakes.
The “Toss and Wash” method is another way to use kratom powder. As it is simply tossed into one’s mouth and chased by water, it is fast-acting and not recommended for beginners.
As they are easy to swallow and digest, kratom capsules are a big hit. The dose has already been pre-set, so you don’t have to worry about precision, as you would with kratom powder.
This is the most expensive form of kratom and is highly favored amongst avid kratom users. As it is highly concentrated, it is the strongest way in which one can consume kratom, so it is not ideal for novices.
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