Red vein kratom is the most popular and commercially available type of kratom that can be found in today’s market. This is because there are many areas in South East Asia where red vein grows naturally and in abundance. Our farmer’s studies also show that cuttings and seeds from red veins are more viable than other vein colors.
Red vein kratom, like all kratom veins, can be stimulatory or sedating based on the dosage. At low doses, kratom alkaloids bind mostly to the delta opioid receptor, which has energizing effects. At higher doses, alkaloids begin to bind to the mu opioid receptor, which has sedative effects.
For someone of an average body weight of 65kg, a dosage less than 2g will probably have a stimulatory, energetic effect, increasing focus and motivation. Higher than 2g will begin to have sedative effects and promote rest and relaxation.
The effects you experience from kratom very much depend on what you want from it. If you’ve read this far, you probably have some idea of the condition that you hope kratom can help with.
If your condition is something that slows you down, like depression, low focus, low energy, pain or discomfort; you probably want a low, stimulatory dose.
If your condition is something that wears you out, like anxiety, insomnia, stress, nagging pain or drug addiction, then you probably want a higher, sedating dose.
This is a general guideline and you can find specifics in our dosage section.
Now you’ve begun to understand how kratom can have such a wide variety of applications depending on how it’s used. Once you understand the further nuance that vein colors add to kratom effects, you’ll see why so many see kratom as a panacea.
Red vein kratom in particular has strong pain killing properties, even at low doses, making it popular both for daytime and nighttime use. Chronic pain sufferers will prefer red veins, which have the strongest pain killing effects of all 3 vein colors. The alkaloid profile of red vein kratom also makes it a great choice for opiate addicts looking to wean themselves off of synthetic medication. 100% Red veins such as Vietnam or Bali are the best kratom strain for opiate withdrawal. Bali red vein is by far the most popular kratom to get off opiates and is highly recommended.
Premium Red Bali is a popular red vein kratom, highly sought after for its pain killing and euphoric effects. This strain is a great choice for people looking to relax and relieve themselves of whatever pains and stresses are troubling them. You can use this strain a few hours before bed and experience a few pleasurable hours of relaxation followed by a deeply refreshing sleep.
Maeng Da Kratom is another extremely popular red vein, with a slightly different alkaloid profile to that of Bali kratom. It offers pain relief as well as energy and euphoria plus stimulation, making it a great choice for daytime use. If you need to deal with pain daily and still be productive and energetic, this is the ideal strain for you.
Some find that red veins can leave them a little too relaxed though. In the next section, we’ll explain why white veins are the favorite of those looking for daytime energy and focus boosts and why white veins are so effective for depression.