Red Bali Kratom, Perhaps One of the Best I’ve Had the Chance to Try
As a regular Kratom user, I’ve tried my fair share of different Kratom strains, yet no matter how many I’ve tried, I always keep coming back to Red Bali Kratom. Which got me thinking…
What makes Red Bali Kratom different from all the other ‘reds’?
One thing led to the next and here I am, writing a review about why Red Bali has earned its place in my regular lineup and why it’s such a well-balanced red strain that I think every Kratom consumer should try.
Hopefully, all this pondering ends up being a good thing for you and other interested readers. Below we’ll cover a broad range of topics surrounding Red Bali, from my personal experience with the strain, to what others are saying, expected effects, dosing, and more.
Before we take a deep dive though, let’s kick this off with a short TLDR of why I felt like this strain was deserving of its own review guide.
First up, if you haven’t had red veined Kratom before, you’re in for a treat. Typically, red Kratom is the ‘go-to’ for deep relaxation, sedation, calming, soothing, and pain management.
It’s not a strain you’d use when you have a lot of physical work to do or for energetic social occasions, but it’s a rock star after work, vegging out on weekends, or chilling with Netflix.
But what makes this particular red strain stand out from the other strains is that it is potent, yet mild. Sounds like an oxymoron I know… but somehow this strain pulls off the impossible, embodying all the best benefits that red strains have to offer, without being overly sedative.
For me, this makes it a outlier, and an ideal option when I need to chill but don’t want to sleep or feel too groggy.
Personally, this type of balance is ideal for taking the ‘edge’ off in a meaningful way, helping to improve my mood, reduce aches, and offer a nice soothing sense of calm that helps me stay focused and not so anxious in certain situations.
It’s mildly euphoric, but not so much that I can’t still focus or get work done.
If that sounds like it might appeal to you too, read on for a FULL breakdown of what Red Bali Kratom is, where it comes from, its effects (both my personal experience and overview), and more.
What is Red Bali Kratom?
Red Bali Kratom is one of several popular red strains available on the Kratom market. Similar to other red Kratoms, Red Bali Kratom is known for its mild yet potent effects, producing euphoria, relaxation, calming, and pain relief.
Given its balanced effects, Red Bali offers a lot of the benefits people seek out with red Kratom, without being too sedating. Its also readily available and tends to be on the more affordable side. All of which makes it a great ‘daily driver’ or frequent ‘go to’ option for new and frequent users alike.
What is Red Vein Kratom?
Red Vein Strains: What to Know About this ‘Vein’
Red Kratom isn’t actually ‘red’ at all. The name comes from the color of the veins located on the underside of the leaves it is made from.
Veins on these leaves turn various colors throughout the plant’s growth cycle, indicating different alkaloid profiles and potency. Leaves used to make red Kratom strains are picked when the veins turn a reddish color. Other examples include Red Thai Kratom, Red Hulu Kratom and Red Borneo Kratom. But again, don’t expect your Kratom powder to be red. All Kratom is some shade of green.
Red vein Kratom’s effects are highly unique. The alkaloids in red Kratom interact with the body’s natural opioid receptors in a specific way, resulting in a range of benefits attractive to Kratom users.
For example, of the 40-plus alkaloids known to be in Kratom, reds contain a hefty dose of Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, both of which act strongly on opioid receptors to produce euphoria, pain relief, sedation, soothing, calming, and relaxing effects.
Where Does Red Bali Kratom Come From?
In most cases, Kratom is named after the Southeast Asia region where it came from, as well as the ‘vein’ it is. Taking Red Bali as an example, we know from the name that it is from Bali, and that the strain is a ‘red’.
Bali is a province of Indonesia and the most western island of the Lesser Sunda Island. Situated west of Lombok and East of Java, Bali is an idyllic Southeast Asia location, ideal for growing the Mitragyna Speciosa plant (Kratom tree).
Though small in size, Bali has a lot to offer, making it a favored tourist destination for ‘ecotourists’ and vacationers alike. From impressive landscapes lined with pristine jungles and volcanic backdrops, to a healthy nightlife, there is something for everyone.
But it is the island’s climate, soil, rich ecosystem, and diverse rain forest which makes Red Bali Kratom a favored region for growing Kratom trees. There, amid the nutrient-dense volcanic soil, Kratom farmers grow Mitragyna Speciocia for us all to enjoy.
How is Red Bali Kratom Made?
Red Bali Kratom Cultivation
Like all high-quality Kratom, Red Bali Kratom begins as a carefully selected seed, chosen from the best heirloom Mitragyna Speciosa trees. These seeds are carefully and meticulously cared for until they turn from sprout to saplings large enough to be planted in the ‘wild’.
Related to the coffee plant, Mitragyna Speciosa takes years before it can yield a first harvest of leaves rich in plant alkaloids. However, unlike its coffee plant cousin, it isn’t caffeine that this tree produces.
Mitragyna Speciosa is known for producing more than 40 identified alkaloids, each of which plays a synergistic role in producing Kratom’s welcomed effects. These alkaloids are deposited in various combinations and concentrations in the tree’s lives throughout its lifecycle.
Mitragyna Speciosa is a tropical evergreen tree, undergoing several growth stages throughout each yearly cycle. With each stage of growth and maturation, the tree deposits varying amounts and types of plant alkaloids in the veins of its leaves.
When the time is just right for the desired strain or vein (red, white, green, yellow, etc.), the leaves are carefully selected for hand-picking by experienced farmers.
White Bali is picked early in the growth cycle of the leaves, Green Bali at the mid-point when the veins turn a dark green, and in the case of Red Bali Kratom, when the veins turn a red or reddish color. You will also find Yellow Bali and Gold Bali Kratom but these are typically a combination of the other primary “colors”.
The picked leaves are laid out on a flat surface to dry. Most commonly, Kratom farmers use a warehouse that is temperature-controlled and outfitted with drying fans. This process is monitored to ensure optimal drying without waste or spoilage. When dry, the whole leaves are ground up into a fine, consistent, greenish powder resembling matcha. This is Kratom powder. From there, it is weighed and packed in airtight containers, ready to be shipped to various vendors around the world.
Red Bali Kratom Review
My Personal Experience with Red Bali Kratom
Red Bali Kratom
I promised a first-hand account of Red Bali and I intend to deliver. I’ve been using Kratom for years now, making me a good resource for comparing and contrasting experiences with other strains, as well as making me more in tune with how my body reacts to this plant.
Keep in mind, your mileage may vary. Kratom, as with any supplement, may have a different effect on you than it did on me.
My Red Bali Kratom Dosage
Before I share my own doses, it’s important to note that there isn’t a ‘correct dosage’ for Bali Kratom strains.
Red Bali is known as the mildest of red vein Kratom. But don’t let that fool you. Despite being mild as compared to other reds, Bali hits hard in all the right spots, without making you overly drowsy (unless you dose high).
Since I have a decent amount of experience with Kratom, I opted for a mild/moderate dose of 4.5 grams. Normally, a 4.5g dose of a red strain like Red Malay or Red Sumatra would leave me fairly lethargic, but based on what I’ve read about Red Bali, this might not be the case with this strain.
Red Bali Kratom Effects (for Me)
Red Bali Kratom Benefits
I prefer working with Kratom powder. For me, it represents the purest form and a time-honored way of using Kratom. It is also great for trying out new recipes and can be added to virtually anything. I like citrus juices, coffee, tea, or smoothies.
PRO TIP: Citrus can actually potentiate Kratom so you may need to dose lower than usual.
About 30 minutes after my dose that familiar shift in mood and an uplifting but mild euphoria set in. Stresses of the day seemed to matter less, and I felt my body become relaxed from its tense state after a rough day at work.
I noticed things were simply more enjoyable and everything slowed down to a nice chill pace where I felt ‘content’.
I felt calm and collected, which may lead to a bit of lethargy, but noticeably I wasn’t ‘tired’ or sleepy. This is a stark contrast to some other red-veined Kratom strains I’ve tried in the past, usually having more prominent sedative effects.
After dosing I played some video games and switched to Netflix before crashing. Overall, I really liked that Red Bali gave me all the usual desired effects of a ‘red’, but without being too tired to enjoy it.
Red Bali Kratom Effects: What Does Science Say?
You’ve heard from yours truly, but what does science and the Kratom community at large have to say about the effects of Red Bali?
Red Bali Kratom Benefits (Reported by Consumers and Backed by Science)
My experiences might not be your experiences. I realize this. That’s why I’ve added this section, blending what we know from science, along with feedback regarding Red Bali from around the world. With tens of millions of Kratom users, there’s a thriving community to tap into for information.
Consumers Often Report Benefits of Red Vein Bali Kratom, Including:
- An improved mood
- A relaxed body and reduced tension
- Better mood
- Reduced stress
- Calming sensation
- Mild pain relief
- Alleviating discomfort
- Soothing and sedative effects
- Simulating effects (low doses)
- And more…
At a low dose, this Kratom strain acts as a mild stimulant, interacting with opioid receptors to produce a slightly energetic and uplifted state. But once we get to moderate and high doses, it does just the opposite. As a red strain, this one isn’t necessarily the best for energy. A white or a green strain would be a better fit for that goal in my opinion.
These days who wouldn’t appreciate a better mood? Red Bali Kratom alkaloids have been shown to interact with receptors that are responsible (in part) for downstream physiological changes that result in an increase in ‘feel good’ chemicals in the brain (such as dopamine).
Stress and Relaxing Effects
Who isn’t under a lot of stress these days? One of the primary reasons people use Kratom strains is to relax and calm down. At a higher dose, Bali hits the mark here, and is great for relaxation and reducing stress, with relief from stress and anxious thoughts ranking among the top benefits reported.
While Red Bali Kratom isn’t exactly a snooze fest, at moderate and higher doses its effects are similar to other red Kratom, producing sedating effects. This makes the strain a nice way to ease into sleep, chill after a long day, or simply relax while watching your favorite shows.
Pain Relief and Analgesic Properties
Both Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitrgynine (two of the most prevalent alkaloids in Red Bali) work on opioid receptors to offer pain relief and pain management.
Red Bali Kratom Dosage
For Energy and Focus
If you’re looking for a bit of stimulation and energy, similar to coffee perhaps, a red Bali dose of 1-3 grams should give you a bit of an uplifting energy, along with mild effects without feeling too drowsy. That said, other Kratom strains would likely be better for an energy boost.
For Stress Relief, Mood Boost and Social Occasions
Are you needing to calm down and take off the ‘edge’ without being too inebriated? Similar to how alcohol can lower social anxiety and loosen people up, this Kratom strain can do the same. Typically a dose between 3-4.5 grams is a good range to help produce a calm, relaxed, elevated mood that’s perfect for social situations.
For Relaxation or Sleep
Looking for a dose that’ll help you ease into sleep, or enjoy a super relaxed and chill night in? At higher doses, Kratom’s effects turn from stimulatory and uplifting, to sedative and deeply relaxing. A common dose ranges between 5-6 grams for this purpose.
Red Bali Kratom Products
The Red Bali strain is a popular vein, readily available in various forms for purchase. Common options include powder, concentrates and capsules.
Red Bali Kratom Powder
Among Kratom products, powder is arguably the most popular. Powder is affordable, available in bulk at steep discounts, and can be used in virtually any recipe you can think up. Word of warning though, Kratom powder can stain clothing, requires a digital scale to accurately measure doses, and has a notably bitter taste.
Red Bali Kratom Capsules
Bali Kratom capsules eliminate some of the issues people have with powder. Namely, these are pre-measured (no need for a scale), virtually tasteless, convenient, and can be readily taken at home or on the go.
Red Bali Kratom Concentrates
Kratom concentrates are typically sold as an extract or tincture. This tincture is a highly concentrated solution of alkaloids, meaning a little goes a long way.
Red Bali Strain – A Well-Rounded Red Vein Strain
I hope this guide helped you gain a better understanding of what Red Bali Kratom is and what you might expect from it. It’s one of my favorite strains and is routinely in my regular rotation. It’s also a strain that is nearly always available and at great prices, both of which make it a reliable ‘go-to’.