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Kratom is sourced from the Kratom tree and is a popular choice for users to boost their well-being and promote an optimistic outlook on life. These trees thrive in the hot, humid climes of places like Indonesia, Thailand, Borneo, and Malaysia. They grow very tall, up to 80 or even 100 feet, and sport large leaves and flowers.
The Kratom evergreen tree is indigenous to Southeast Asia and is a member of the same family as the coffee plant.
Kratom comes in three different color categories – red vein kratom, green vein kratom, and white vein kratom.
These colors are the results of the different processing techniques used on the Kratom leaves. Interestingly enough, the individual colors of Kratom have different outcomes.
Red vein Kratom, like our customer favorite, Red Bali, is a superb choice to support your wellness goals because it boosts your well-being and encourages a sense of calm.
The Effect of Alkaloids
Alkaloids are plant-based compounds that have marked effects on humans. The alkaloids in Kratom are what make it a powerful complement to any wellness regimen.
These naturally occurring properties are the powerhouses of the Kratom tree. In the early 1900s, scientists identified the two chief alkaloids in Kratom: Mitragynine and 7-hydroxy mitragynine.
After further study, scientists discovered that mitragynine was the most abundant alkaloid in Kratom and the one most plausibly responsible for the benefits of the leaves.
Red Kratom is part of the Mitragyna speciosa family and contains around 25 alkaloids in its chemical makeup. Alkaloids are what make Kratom so particularly useful. White and green vein Kratom have their individual outcomes due to their alkaloid distribution.
Strains of Kratom
The colors of the Kratom leaves develop during processing and, in effect, red vein Kratom is the original. It becomes confusing, however, as results vary within each strain due to drying methods.
When you buy Kratom, some suppliers add the color titles to differentiate which type of Kratom they got from which supplier, while others categorize the separate colors of Kratom by region. Still, other suppliers blend the different types of Kratom and call it something completely new.
That is why it is essential to rely on a trusted supplier of Kratom, like Kats Botanicals, so you know what you are getting. Since red vein Kratom is generally the original strain that the other colors stem off from, it is wise to choose this strain due to its authenticity.
Red vein Kratom trees are particularly adept at survival, which makes them an excellent choice for consumers, as the demand will not likely outgrow the supply. It can grow in dry areas as well as floodplains, and when exposed to massive amounts of sunlight, it will grow with a fervor.
Reputable Kratom sellers like Kats Botanicals source leaves from trees that are growing wild and trees farmed on plantations. Growing experts pick Kratom leaves at the height of their maturity to retain all the alkaloids in them.
Processing Red Vein Kratom
Each strain is processed differently according to its color, and almost all of them (75% to 85%) start as red vein Kratom. While there are individual strains of white and green vein Kratom, these are very rare and difficult to find.
Usually, the supplier will use red vein Kratom, dry it, and process it in a particular way to arrive at the desired green or white vein varieties. The processing changes the color of each strain.
Green vein Kratom is dried outside like red vein Kratom, but it is brought inside, out of the UV rays, for some time.
White vein Kratom comes from the red vein by processing it inside for a few days and then taking it outside to dry in the sunlight.
Growers dry red vein Kratom in direct sunlight to benefit from the ultraviolet rays. Red vein also goes through a fermentation process, which makes the powder darker the longer it ferments.
The fermentation takes place when the Kratom leaves are placed in sealed bags and left indoors for 2-5 days, depending on how dark the processor would like the powder.
Interestingly, there is also a yellow vein varietal of Kratom. Farmers and Kratom processors take a blend of white and green or green and red and ferment it to produce a new yellow strain.
History of Red Vein Kratom
Traditional communities in Southeast Asia have used Kratom for centuries, whether it was chewed or, because of its strong herbal taste, mixed with other substances to mask it. Traditionally, people used Kratom to help them balance the stresses of their everyday lives and gain a sense of peace and optimism.
It has recently gained immense popularity in the Western world. Many people report a sense of calm and well-being associated with Kratom use, although this varies with the alkaloids in the Kratom plant.
Another distinction to take note of is whether it is the leaf material in your Kratom product or the stem and vein material. The leaf material is the most common base for Kratom products from reputable sellers like Kats Botanicals.
Kats Botanicals also sells stem and vein Kratom for those who prefer it. The stems and veins of the Kratom tree contain different alkaloids than the leaf material, which can be a way for a seasoned Kratom user to switch up their routine.
Additionally, a product made from the stem and vein stays in your body for an extended period (up to 50% longer). If you’re just starting with Kratom, begin with the leaf products before moving onto the stems and veins.
Red vein Kratom can ease a person into a more relaxed state. Although some strains of red Kratom are known to invigorate the user, red vein Kratom lends itself to a more sedate sense of mind.
When white and green vein Kratom are mixed, they give an excellent boost of motivation with an overall sense of well-being. Both white and green Kratom is excellent for anyone looking for that extra kick.
Uses of Red Vein Kratom
It is imperative to buy red vein Kratom from a reputable Kratom distributor like Kats Botanicals.
There are a few different ways to incorporate red vein Kratom into your daily wellness regimen. You can chew the leaves as they traditionally do in Southeast Asia. Some brew tea with whole or crushed leaves, while others eat the leaf powder straight or wash it down with liquid directly after swallowing it (the “toss and wash”). You can also mix the leaf powder with another beverage to mask the herbal taste.
Most brew tea out of the Kratom leaves, and this does seem to be the smoothest way to introduce Kratom to your diet. Another method of ingestion is capsules.
Capsules have recently surged in popularity due to a few key attributes. They avoid the strong taste that many first-time Kratom users have issues with, they are highly transportable, discreet, and you can measure out your dosage to the microgram when you make them yourself at home. The serving for Kratom is 2.4g. Do not exceed 2 servings per 24 hours.
Citrus tea or fresh fruit smoothies mask the taste of the Kratom with sweetness and tartness from the fruity ingredients. Overnight oats are another excellent option that will power you through your whole morning. You can even add Kratom powder to something as simple as applesauce with added turmeric and cinnamon.
One of the most straightforward ways to learn if you’re dealing with a reputable supplier of Kratom is by researching its lab testing techniques. At Kats Botanicals, we test our Kratom products to certify the potency and authenticity of our products.
Some Kratom suppliers in the past have short-changed their customers with faulty or inauthentic products. That’s why it’s essential to ask about lab testing.
At Kats Botanicals, we rely on Tested Labs in Maine as our Kratom product tester. Many companies around the globe use this lab, and Tested Labs ensures that the product you’re purchasing is 100% Kratom and nothing else. They will also guarantee that your product has no E Coli or salmonella.
If you’re adding red vein Kratom to your wellness routine, ensure the supplier you choose uses an outside laboratory and is transparent with the results of the lab tests.
Why Red Vein Kratom?
Humans have had an indelible connection with the plant world from the very beginning. Lately, many have been turning toward more natural, holistic practices to help them manage their daily lives.
If you’re considering making some changes in your wellness routine, you may want to consider Kratom leaves. If you often feel stressed or overly tired due to the pressures of modern living, red vein Kratom promotes peace and tranquility, and lends a sense of calm and optimism.
Before you adopt red vein Kratom into your daily wellness regimen, put some time into learning about the history, processing techniques, and uses of this ancient supplement.
Choosing a reputable and knowledgeable supplier of Kratom, one like Kats Botanicals, is another critical element to a beneficial addition to your daily routine.