So, yet again, you are sat in front of your computer, trying to determine which kratom product to go for, and you can’t decide. So, you search the web for vendors and forums over and over again, to finally turn your computer off thinking “I’ll try again tomorrow”. Have you ever found yourself in that situation? If the answer is yes, don’t worry, you are not alone. Most kratom users have experienced that feeling of confusion when shopping for kratom. Although it is true that having so many products to choose from is great, sometimes it’s hard to determine which one is right for you, especially if you are new to kratom.
We would like to help you narrow down the list by showing you our favorite kratom products. So, following our top 5 kratom series, we would like to bring you our top 5 red kratom strains in this article.
Is Red Kratom the Right Choice for You?
Before showing you our top 5 red kratom strains, you must determine if red kratom is the right choice for you. If you are a kratom beginner, you probably still don’t know what color to choose. Determining the ideal kratom color for you is extremely important and the first thing that you should do before choosing the particular strain.
So, if you are approaching kratom for the first time you should know that white strains are typically energizing and green kratom is a middle ground between the red and white types. On the other hand, red kratom is the most relaxing of all the strains. So, it’s best used by individuals who want to fight anxiety, relieve pain and to achieve better sleep. Red kratom is also praised by people who want to come off opioids.
The Top 5 Red Kratom Strains
Now that you know what red kratom is typically used for, it is time to discover which red kratom type might work best for you. So, keep reading below to discover our top 5 red kratom strains.
Despite its name, the Thai varieties are not grown in Thailand but come mainly from Indonesia. This is due to the kratom ban that was in place in Thailand for the last few decades. However, this prohibition has been recently lifted.
Red Thai or Thai Red Vein is one of the most popular red kratom varieties, thanks, not only to its properties but also to its long-lasting effects, which include:
- relaxing and sedating
Moreover, contrary to other red strains, Red Thai kratom has stimulating and mind-focusing effects at very low doses. However, these effects disappear at higher doses, in fact, focus and concentration can get worse when the dosage is too high.
But focus and stimulation are not typically the reasons why people use red kratom. Red strains and, particularly, Red Thai kratom is best to fight anxiety and to achieve better sleep, relieving pain at the same time.
Since kratom is a spectrum drug, its effects will depend upon the dosage taken. And this is especially true with Thai Red. Since it has some stimulant properties, it’s more energizing at lower doses and more relaxing and analgesic at moderate to high doses. To achieve better sleep, higher doses will be needed. But, like we always say, every individual is different, so you must be careful if you are taking kratom for the first time. In order to determine your dosage, it is recommended to start low and start increasing until you find your desired effect.
Another favorite among red kratom lovers is Red Malay. This particular red strain is favored for its euphoric and mood-lifting properties, for this reason, it is commonly known as a “daytime red vein” among some users.
Properties of Red Malay include:
- mood-lifting and euphoric
On the other hand, Red Malay has long-lasting effects, but some individuals report nausea after using the strain. However, most times nausea will subside after a few minutes. If you are prone to nausea, finding the right way to take your kratom can be very helpful. For instance, brewing your kratom into a tea or not take it on an empty stomach, can make a big difference.
Bali is not only a paradise island where people go on vacation, but it’s also the area where Bali kratom comes from. Its volcanic soil provides Bali kratom strains with unique and special properties and effects of their own.
Red Bali kratom is known for its balanced onset of effects, which makes it a good option for beginners. On the other hand, it is gentler and more sedating than its Thai cousin (which is typically more stimulating).
This strain is commonly used to soothe pain, relieve anxiety and promote sleep. Moreover, it’s also praised as an aid to relieve opiate withdrawal symptoms.
Red Bali has a moderate potency, however, like with any other kratom type, it is advisable to start low and build up until you get the effect that you are looking for.
Originally from the Indonesian island of Sumatra, Red Sumatra kratom is another one of our top 5 red kratom strains. This strain is considered one of the most relaxing types of kratom that you can currently find in the market. Like most red kratom types, Red Sumatra has the following effects:
Thanks to its euphoric, mind and muscle relaxing and analgesic effects, Red Sumatra is, not only favored by users who seek anxiety and pain-relief, but also by those who want to come off opioids.
Red Sumatra is known for its long-lasting effects, which can go up to 10 hours. This makes it one of the most interesting types for people who don’t want to re-dose so much.
Kali kratom grows in the Indonesian region of Kalimantan (Indonesian name of Borneo) and it’s considered one of the purest forms of kratom. This less known red kratom strain has many properties, which include:
Since its alkaloid content is not as high as in other red strains, it is recommended to newbies and to users who are prone to nausea. Red Kali has mild properties, but at the same time, little side effects. At the same time, its effects last longer than other red varieties. However, like we always like to say: better start low.
Finally, we would like to know about you. What’s your favorite red kratom type? Is it amongst our top 5 red kratom strains? Let us know in the comments below.