At times, our day to day lives can become demanding - both physically and mentally. It’s difficult to stay positive and push through life’s obstacles when it feels as though everything is crashing down all around you. 

Burdensome times like these require a little extra help, especially if you deal with chronic physical discomforts. Luckily, Happy Hippo knows exactly how to help! 

We’d like to introduce you to a fascinating botanical called Kratom. Kratom is a tropical plant that has been used for centuries to help ease physical discomfort and improve overall well-being. 

Kratom comes from the magnificent Mitragyna Speciosa tree that grows natively in Southeast Asia. The leaves of the Mitragyna Speciosa tree contain active compounds called “alkaloids” which supply an incredible array of benefits when consumed. 

Kratom contains over 40+ different alkaline compounds, but the most prevalent are Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. Mitragynine is the most abundant alkaloid while 7-Hydroxymitragynine is the most potent alkaloid. 

Kratom leaves can be found in four different color categories - Red Vein Kratom, Green Vein Kratom, White Vein Kratom, and Yellow Vein Kratom. Fascinatingly enough, all of the different vein colors harbor their own unique effects. Within this article, we are going to focus on the amazing effects of Red Vein Kratom strains.

What is Red Vein Kratom?

Red Vein Kratom, in general, is associated with more relaxing and calming effects; it’s also superior for aiding physical discomfort. If you deal with exhausting physical discomfort frequently, Red Vein Kratom will likely be the best choice for you.

Red Vein Kratom leaves are the very last to be harvested because they are the most mature leaves on the tree. They contain potent, fully developed alkaloids. Experienced Kratom users know that Red Vein Kratom is the strongest, most powerful Kratom which is why it is so popular for pesky physical discomforts. 

What do the Kratom Vein Colors Mean?

The vein colors indicate the actual age of the leaves and help farmers determine when the plant should be harvested (with the exception of Yellow Vein Kratom). 

White Vein Kratom leaves are the youngest, Green Vein Kratom leaves are moderately mature, and Red Vein Kratom leaves are the most mature. Yellow Vein Kratom is different from the other colors because it requires a very special drying process to obtain the yellow/gold hue in the veins. 

Why does age matter? The maturity of the leaves matter because it gives ample time for the alkaloids to fully develop. Allowing those alkaloids to fully develop results in potent, high-quality Kratom. 

What kind of products are made from Red Vein Kratom?

Similar to other Kratom vein colors, Red Vein Kratom can be found in a variety of different consumable products. The product you choose depends on your personal needs.

Here are some of the Red Vein Kratom products you’ll see on the market: 

  • Red Vein Kratom Powder - Kratom Powder is made from the pulverized leaves. The Kratom leaves are thoroughly dried and crushed into a fluffy green powder. The powder is typically brewed into a tea and consumed that way.

  • Red Vein Kratom Capsules - Kratom Capsules are made from Kratom Powder. Capsule casing is filled with a small amount of Kratom Powder, typically about 1-2 grams. Capsules are super convenient and can help make it easy to measure your servings.

  • Red Vein Kratom Extracts - Kratom Extracts are created by taking Kratom Powder and using an extraction process to isolate the alkaloids. They are a much more concentrated form of Kratom and should be used with caution. Most Kratom Extracts derive from Maeng Da Kratom strains.

What are the best Red Vein Kratom Strains?

There are many different types of Red Vein Kratom strains. The one that works best for you will depend on your specific needs. It’s best to do some “trial and error” to determine which Red Vein Kratom will suit your fancy! 

Here is a list of Red Vein Kratom strains and a brief description of their effects from our personal experience:

Red Maeng Da

  • In general, Maeng Da strains are the most popular and potent of all Kratom strains. Red Maeng Da, in particular, is known for the subtle boost in energy that it provides. It’s a very mild energy that is not over-stimulating like other Kratom strains can be. We highly recommend Red Maeng Da to anyone who is sensitive to “Jitterbugs”.

  • Red Thai

  • Red Thai is amazing for sparking creative energy and boosting overall well-being. It’s a refined sense of energy that allows the imagination to flourish freely. You’ll be feeling happy and ready to get creative!

  • Red Bali

  • Red Bali is popular for the remarkable relaxation and relief of physical discomfort that it provides.

  • Red Borneo

  • People admire Red Borneo because it has a pretty similar resonation to Red Thai, but it tends to be a little bit more on the relaxing side.

  • Red Sumatra

    • Sumatra strains are a lesser popular variety which is surprising to us because they work wonders! Red Sumatra provides optimal relief from physical discomforts - it’s one of my personal favorites!

    Red Malay

  • Red Malay is SUPER warm and cozy. In fact, we call our Red Malay “Fire Hippo” because it perfectly describes its effects. The Malaysian alkaloids are very unique and can be really beneficial for those who tend to lean on Maeng Da or Bali strains.

  • Red Horn

    • Out of all the Red Vein Kratom we carry, Red Horn is definitely the most relaxing! It’s great for helping promote restful sleep and deep relief. 
    Photographic image depicting a bowl of Red Vein Kratom Powder, sitting next to a 1oz packet of Happy Hippo Brand Red Kali (Red Island Kali) kratom powder.

    What are Kratom Speeds?

    “Kratom Speeds” are a classification technique developed by Happy Hippo that helps Kratom Newbies better understand what effects a certain strain will provide without being too focused on the vein color or origin. Kratom speeds categorize strains based on their overall resonation and effects on a spectrum between Energy and Relaxation.

    We formulated this technique using our personal expertise for each and every strain we offer. With so many different Kratom strains to choose from, we understand how overwhelming it can be to find your perfect strain.

    The Kratom Speeds are Fast, Moderate, or Slow. 

    • Fast Speed Kratom = Energy/Motivation/Productivity
    • Moderate Speed Kratom = Balance between Fast and Slow
    • Slow Speed Kratom = Relaxation/Discomfort Relief/Restful Sleep

    To help you better understand the concept of Fast, Moderate, and Slow in relation to other strains - we created a Kratom Strain Chart that puts everything into a clear view.

    Red Vein Kratom vs. Green Vein Kratom

    As we’ve discussed, Red Vein Kratom is known for an extensive variety of effects, the most prominent being relaxation and discomfort relief. 

    Green Vein Kratom, on the other hand, predominantly provides a balance of energy and calming effects. Most people say that Green Vein Kratom is a good “daily driver” for the average Kratom user. Red Vein Kratom should mainly be used in the evenings to unwind or to target those pesky physical discomforts. 

    Red Vein Kratom vs. White Vein Kratom

    It’s safe to say that White Vein Kratom lies on the opposite end of the spectrum from Red Vein Kratom. 

    White Vein Kratom is all about energy and stimulation! Some White Vein strains can be more mentally energizing while others are more physically energizing. Overall, these strains will give a solid boost in motivation. If you need an ultimate boost to your natural energy levels, we suggest checking out our White Vein Kratom selection.

    Where is the best place to buy Red Vein Kratom?

    Happy Hippo Herbals carries a voluminous array of high-quality Red Vein Kratom strains - 9 different strains total! 

    Each strain is lab-tested, sterilized, and evaluated in-house by our experienced Hippo Staff members. We use our personal experience with our strains to create accurate descriptions so that our customers know exactly what to expect. 

    Don’t forget - we also have freaky fast shipping times. If your order is placed before 3pm MST Monday-Friday, it will leave our building within a couple of hours. Record speed. Plus, our customer service is unbeatable. We have customer service agents available all week - even for a few hours on the weekends. They are extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and ready to supply you with the absolute BEST Kratom advice possible. Finding the right Kratom strain for you has never been easier.

    Disclaimer: Kratom remains unregulated by the FDA, the authors of this text would like you to note that although this article contains many points regarding the use of Kratom, they should only serve as a piece of information - not medical advice. 

    Kratom is not intended to cure, diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or condition. 

    Make sure to speak to a physician if you have questions before using Kratom.

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