What to Know About Red Kratom

There are many different varieties of kratom. Customers can choose from gold vein kratom, green vein kratom, white vein kratom, yellow vein kratom, and red vein kratom. Of all of those types, red vein kratom is one of the most popular. We believe that everyone’s relationship with and preferences for kratom are matters of personal choice, and everyone can make their own decisions about which type of kratom appeals to them most. That said, it’s definitely worth learning more about red vein kratom if you’re interested in the plant.

What Is Red Vein Kratom?

As the name implies, red vein kratom is a type of kratom leaf that has red veins running through the leaf. The different colors have each been associated with their own unique qualities, which is why so many people eventually come to prefer one color over the others. If you’re interested in purchasing a particular type of kratom, it’s essential to buy kratom from a reliable retailer. Many manufacturers include the stem and veins when kratom is processed, but we take pride in providing only the leaves in our products. 

After this point, it’s often more difficult to tell which color vein the kratom had just by looking at it. Some varieties of red vein kratom powder will still have a slightly reddish or brownish look about them, while others will simply appear green just like most other types of kratom. Those types of kratom powder that are green will often look alike regardless of which color the vein was in the original leaf. If you buy kratom online or from a store that doesn’t source their kratom carefully, there’s no way to be entirely sure you’re actually buying red vein kratom.

Why Do People Like Red Kratom?

Red vein kratom leaves are often associated with higher concentrations of 7-hydroxymitragynine. 7-hydroxymitragynine is one of the two identified active ingredients in kratom, alongside mitragynine. All types of kratom will likely have higher levels of mitragynine than 7-hydroxymitragynine, but red vein kratom is known for offering the highest levels of 7-hydroxymitragynine. The relative abundance of 7-hydroxymitragynine in red vein kratom is what makes this particular type of kratom so appealing to so many people.

What Is 7-Hydroxymitragynine?

This particular alkaloid has been reported to interact primarily with mu-opioid receptors. Above all else, 7-hydroxymitragynine is associated with feelings of relief and relaxation. The reason for this may be explained further in a study about “an orally active opioid analgesic from the Thai medicinal herb mitragyna speciosa.” The herb referenced, mitragyna speciosa, is the plant from which we get kratom leaves. This study was conducted on mice and concluded that the effect of 7-hydroxymitragynine was more potent than that of morphine.

Types of Red Vein Kratom

There are many types of red vein kratom. For that reason, many people like to buy sampler packs of kratom even after they have narrowed their search down to one particular variety. Those who choose red vein kratom may still wish to purchase sample packs so they can refine their search even further and find a specific strain. Some of the most popular strains of red vein kratom include:

Where to Buy Red Kratom

Here at In Sense Botanicals, we only stock the finest, purest varieties of red vein kratom. We get a thorough lab analysis for each of our products from an independent lab. You can shop our entire red vein kratom selection online, or contact us if you have any additional questions.

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