Korthals’ Corner: Exploring the Red Strain of Kratom

Korthals’ Corner: Exploring the Red Strain of Kratom

Kratom, also known as mitragyna speciosa, has gained widespread popularity for its potential therapeutic effects. But with so many kratom strains available, finding the right one can be daunting. 

Have no fear, CBD Kratom is here to help you understand the benefits found in the various kratom strains available, so you can create a wellness routine that works for you. Each month we’ll cover a different strain, its unique qualities, uses and benefits, beginning with the red strain.

What is Kratom?

Kratom is a tropical evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia, particularly countries like Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia, from the same family as the coffee plant. Its leaves contain active compounds, including alkaloids, which are believed to have various potential effects on the body. Traditionally, kratom leaves were chewed or brewed in tea, but, in the last half of the 19th century, kratom leaves started to be dried, cured, and ground to produce powder, capsules, extracts, beverages, and edibles. There are two major active compounds in kratom, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. These alkaloids interact with opioid, dopamine, and serotonin receptors in the brain to produce effects including pain relief, energy, enhanced focus, and increased relaxation.

How Many Strains Are Out There?

Kratom is available in different strains, each named after the color of the veins on the leaves. The most common strains include red, green, and white, with each strain having its own unique properties and potential benefits. The characteristics of each kratom strain largely depends on environmental factors such as the country of origin, the altitude at which it’s grown, and the exposure to elements like moisture, rain, and sunlight.

What is the Red Vein of Kratom?

The red strains of kratom, commonly referred to as Red Vein Kratom, is considered one of the most popular and widely used strains among kratom enthusiasts.

Origins: The red vein of kratom primarily comes from mature leaves with red veins found on the Mitragyna speciosa trees in Southeast Asia. Red vein kratom strains are harvested from the top of the tree where the leaves are the most mature and receive the highest amount of sunlight. The drying process is also longer for red vein kratom than other strains.

Alkaloid Composition: The red strain of kratom is believed to have a higher concentration of certain alkaloids, such as 7-hydroxymitragynine and mitragynine, which are responsible for its potential effects.


Korthals' Collection Red Vein Kratom Powder


What are the Benefits of the Red Vein Kratom?

The red strain of kratom is known for its potential relaxing and soothing properties, making it a popular choice among individuals seeking relief from various conditions.

Relaxation and Stress Relief: Many users report that the red strain of kratom promotes a sense of relaxation and helps alleviate stress and anxiety. It may provide a calming effect, allowing users to unwind and experience a greater sense of well-being.

Pain Management: The red strain of kratom is often sought after for its potential analgesic properties. It may help reduce discomfort and provide relief from chronic pain conditions.

Sleep Aid: Some individuals use the red strain of kratom as a natural sleep aid. Its relaxing properties may help promote a more restful sleep and improve sleep quality.

Euphoria: In larger portions, the red strain of kratom may produce minor feelings of euphoria.


Korthals' Collection Red Vein Kratom Tonic


How Can I Use Red Vein Kratom?

The red strain of kratom can be consumed in various forms, depending on personal preference and desired effects.

Powdered Form: One common method of consuming red strain kratom is by ingesting the powdered form. The powder can be mixed with water, juice, or added to foods or beverages. It is advisable to start with a lower dosage and gradually increase as needed.

Capsules: For those who prefer a more convenient option, red strain kratom is also available in capsule form. Capsules provide a pre-measured dosage, making it easier to control intake.

Beverages: Another popular way to consume red strain kratom is through infused beverages, or brewing it into a tea. The leaves or powder can be steeped in hot water, allowing the alkaloids to be extracted.

Tinctures and Extracts: For a more potent and concentrated form of red strain kratom, tinctures and extracts are available. These are highly concentrated solutions that can be added to beverages or consumed sublingually.

Edibles: Kratom is also being infused with edibles, such as gummies and chocolate, powders and extracts can be used when cooking at home.


Korthals' Collection Red Sumatra Capsules


CBD Kratom is Your Source for Kratom Strains

Whether you’re cooling down from a good workout, or simply trying to unwind and relax, the red strain of kratom offers a variety of potential benefits. Stop by one of our 60+ locations throughout Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, and St. Louis, and learn more about the red strain, as well as our other available kratom strains from our Doyens.

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