Red Kratom leaves

Red Vein Kratom is a herbal product that is extracted from the leaves of Mitragyna Speciosa trees. The tree is native to Southeast Asian countries and commonly found there but it is hard to grow in other regions in the world for two primary reasons. Firstly, the hot and humid climate of Southeast Asia is particularly well-suited for the Kratom trees. The weather conditions are just perfect for these Kratom trees to thrive. Secondly, the nutrient-rich soil of that region acts as a catalyst contributing to the accelerated growth of the kratom trees. However, there are subtle variations in both the climatic conditions and soil composition from one region to another in Southeast Asia. These little variations as regards to humidity, temperature, daylight timings, water salinity, and annual rain average have helped evolve the kratom trees from one geographical place to another. These natural variations are more commonly referred to as “ kratom strains”. The kratom strains are usually named after the region they come from. Such as Indo kratom, Bali kratom, and Sumatra kratom. However, there is another classification of Kratom as well that is based on the color of the vein in leaves, examples of which would be Green, White, and Red vein Kratom.

Different Varieties of Kratom Based on Vein Color

If you look closely at a leaf of Kratom, you will notice a central vein running through it. This vein can be of three colors. Red, White, or Green. This difference in color is not based on the type of the Kratom strain, but rather on the age of the leaf itself.

To explain it in simple words, the age of a kratom leaf is directly proportional to the volume of alkaloids in it. The youngest leaves have the lowest levels of alkaloids and the most mature kratom leaves have the highest. As a method to differentiate between the old and young leaves, nature has provided us with a quick test. The youngest kratom leaves exhibit a Green color vein through them, and the most mature kratom leaves display a bright Red color vein. The White vein kratom leaves have their alkaloid levels somewhere in the middle as compared to the Red and Green ones.

Red Vein Kratom

Red vein Kratom leaves

Out of all the three varieties of Kratom, it is the Red vein Kratom that is always the highest in demand. The Red veined kratom is so popular that it is sold more than both the White veined kratom and Green veined kratom combined. With the highest concentrations of alkaloids within its molecular structure, it owes its ‘rock star’ popularity to the impressive alkaloid profile.

Typical Composition of Red Vein Kratom?

The two most common types of alkaloids in the red vein kratom, like all other kratom varieties, are mitragynine and 7-hydroxy mitragynine that make up almost 70% of total alkaloids in the leaf by volume. Apart from these two, there are other alkaloids that make up its internal structure, such as Speciogynine, Mitraphylline, Isomitraphylline, Speciophylline, Rhynchophylline, and Corynoxine A and B, etc. All of these combine in different combinations and quantities in the various red strains, to make things more interesting for the Kratom connoisseurs.

Famous Red Kratom Products

Red vein Kratom products are high in demand all year round. The Red vein kratom products such as powders, capsules, extracts, and liquids are getting more and more popular and there is one reason to it, the higher alkaloid concentrations as compared to the other two strains. The Green vein kr