Red kratom is the pick of kratom strains. All year round, red kratom products never go out of vogue, with supply requests upon requests. Why is this so? What is so special about red kratom? You are about to find out. We’ll begin with an introduction to kratom strains.
Some say there are three major kratom categories; others say they are four. It all depends on which source you turn to. What matters is that kratom major strains are identified by the color of the veins of the leaves at harvesting. Like every other herb, kratom leaves change color as they mature. As you would find explained below, there is no ‘ripe’ kratom. Kratom leaves can be plucked for processing at any stage in their maturity. That’s how we got the major strains of kratom. They are red, green, and white. Besides these strains, there is another, an emerging strain of kratom known as yellow or gold kratom.
a. White-veined kratom strains:
White veins are a sign of kratom leaves at the earliest stages of their maturity. Such leaves, when harvested are stored and dried indoors, where it’s completely dark.
b. Green-veined kratom strains:
With time, the white veins of the leaves give way to fuller green veins. Not fully matured, such leaves are referred to as being at mid-growth. They combine the drying processes of both ends to make a two-stage process. They are first stored and dried indoors, away from sunlight. For the second stage, they are dried outside, under full sunlight, completing the drying process.
c. Red-veined kratom strains:
These are the leaves of fully matured kratom strains. They have red veins, just before they become ‘overmature’ and turn yellow. These kratom leaves may be stored indoors or outdoors. What matters is that UV light is present, whether natural (sunlight) or artificial.
d. Yellow-veined kratom strains:
These are the newest kratom strains. Also referred to as gold-veined kratom, many kratom users are just getting exposed to them. Yellow-veined kratom though is not exactly named according to the color of the veins of the leaves. Rather, it refers to kratom strains that were produced via hybrid means, such as blending.
Red-veined kratom is the most sought-after of kratom strains for obvious reasons. Red veins appear only on very mature kratom leaves. This means such leaves have had the best development of alkaloids, which makes them have the highest effects. Since most people seek elevated effects rather than the mellow vibes of white kratom or the moderate results of green kratom, red kratom is what they turn to most of the time.
The following are ten of the most popular red kratom strains:
1. Red Bali:
As evidenced by its name, red Bali kratom comes from the Bali island in Indonesia, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Bali serves as the central location for exporting kratom leaves cultivated within the island itself and its surrounding regions.
2. Red Bentuangie:
One of the rarest red kratom strains, this strain is produced by a special method of fermentation of red kratom leaves. Though relatively new, it has gained wide acclaim for its unique effects.
3. Red Borneo:
This kratom strain is named for Borneo, the third-largest island in the world and the largest in Asia. This massive island, from which forests the kratom is sourced stretches over the three countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei.
4. Red Dragon:
Red Dragon is a Thailand strain of kratom but it is more affordable than the conventional Thai kratom. But its price is not its only attractive quality. Many people seek Red Dragon kratom because of its unique effects including a coffee-like experience.
5. Red Elephant:
Elephant kratom strains are generally named for their large drooping leaves, which are shaped like an elephant’s ears. It is native to Thailand though it may be found in certain Indonesian regions.
6. Red Indo:
Every other type of kratom from Indonesia that does not have a sub-classification is classed under ‘Indo kratom’.
7. Red Maeng Da:
Maeng Da kratom, from Thailand, is produced by a special method of grafting, which naturally enhances the effects of the kratom. ‘Maeng Da’ is a Thai slang meaning ‘pimp grade’ and used to refer to something of superior quality.
8. Red Sumatra:
This is one of the best kratom strains around, with five potent properties. As its name suggests, it comes from the island of Sumatra, located in Indonesia. Red Sumatra is often compared with Red Maeng Da.
9. Red Thai:
This refers to the general Thailand strain of kratom. It is typically more expensive than the Red Dragon, which is also sourced from Thailand. Not all Thai kratom is grown in Thailand exactly though. Sometimes, they are cultivated in other areas from seeds gotten in Thailand.
10. Red Vietnam:
Obviously, this refers to a kratom strain from Vietnam. It is rare but effective. And that’s why it is widely sought after.
How to purchase the best red kratom
The best kratom, not just red kratom, is one that is organic. It is always recommended that kratom is kept natural from planting to packaging. Unfortunately, some vendors, during processing, artificially enhance their kratom products. This can ruin the experience and on a health level, may even be unsafe for the human body. More so, red kratom strains already deliver elevated effects. There is no use trying to enhance them again.
Here at WayMoreNaturals, all our kratom products, including red kratom, are produced with natural leaves. That is, no chemicals have been added at all; not even pesticides or herbicides during planting. This standard is maintained during processing as well. We do not enhance our kratom products in any way.
This is inevitable. In some states, it’s even a legal requirement. Lab testing is proof of the safety of kratom. But don’t take claims of lab testing by kratom vendors at face value. For it to be truly valid, the lab test must:
- Have been conducted at a third-party laboratory,
- Must come with a certificate of analysis, and
- The certificate of analysis must be publicly available and on request.
Before selecting a new kratom vendor, you must request a certificate of analysis in order to understand the alkaloid content of their products as well as to ensure that no foreign chemical has been added that may be unsafe for you.
Red vein Kratom strains are by far the most popular varieties of Kratom in the world. At WayMoreNaturals, we’re excited to bring our customers an exclusive selection of premium red Kratom powders and capsules, including the best-selling Red Maeng Da, Red Thai, Red Indo, Red Sumatra, Red Bali, and more – all ethically sourced from our trusted network of farmers in Indonesia and nearby territories of Southeast Asia. Each kratom tree is tended to on a regular basis, reaching optimal maturity before its leaves are harvested. We test every batch for quality and consistency from our facilities in Colorado before shipping directly to your door.
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