The Red vein is one of the most popular kratom strains. Traditionally, this strain was mainly used as a pain reliever. This Kratom strain has a calming effect and is not very present. The user speaks of a 'mellow' relaxed feeling. In some cases of increased talkativeness.
Effect: Calming and pain-relieving
Ingredients: mitragyna speciosa
Kratom has a strong effect on your mood and energy. It reduces fears, while the feeling is described as happy, strong and active, with a calm mind and a strong will to work. Thai workers use it to get through the working day. The effects are felt after 5 to 10 minutes and can last for several hours.
Most people call the effects stimulating and euphoric at a low dose and sedative at a higher dose. This can probably be explained by the fact that small amounts of mitragynine stimulate the delta opiate receptors, but as the dose increases, the mu-opiate receptors increasingly stimulate. These are the same receptors that are stimulated when you take opium-based drugs.
Although the main alkaloids in kratom are related to psychedelic substances, kratom does not appear to have psychedelic effects. The main effects are similar to those of opiates: analgesic and cough suppressant, but also narcotic and euphoric. These effects are approximately comparable in strength to codeine.
Some sources claim that kratom, like other opiates, increases sexual desire in women and can reduce erection problems in men. The positive effect of mitragynine on mood and a reduction in anxiety are probably responsible for this. Other effects of mitragynine include decreased muscle tone, local anesthesia and central nervous system depression.
Direct negative effects can include dry mouth, increased urination, decreased appetite and constipation. Unlike opiates, mitragynine usually does not cause nausea or vomiting. Intensive use can result in a mild form of lethargy.
Kratom is not a medicine, but it can positively affect things like:
– Improved concentration
– Energy shortage
– Pain relief
– Reduction of “craving” in addictions
In addition to your own body weight and sensitivity, the dosage also depends a lot on the strength of the kratom. Normally, 5-10 grams of dried leaves should be enough for inexperienced users. The dosage can be slightly lower with kratom powder, which is usually stronger than regular leaves (3-5 grams). The same goes for extract. Kratom is not addictive when used responsibly and no more than once or twice a month. More experienced users will feel the need to increase the dosage after some time.
Kratom in higher doses tends to have sedative effects, regardless of which strain is used.
Mild Effect: <3 grams, see photo with 5 grams of Kratom in a tablespoon.
Fair/Good Effect: >3-5, see photo with 5 grams of Kratom in a tablespoon.
Strong Effect: > 5-6 grams, see photo with 5 grams of Kratom in a tablespoon.
Usage: Dissolve some Kratom in a cup of tea with some honey and drink it.
Sale and use under the age of 18 not permitted. Keep out of reach of children.
Recommended dosage: 4 to 5 grams