Red Malay Kratom – What it is, Effects and Dosage Advice

Red Malaysian Kratom

Red Malay Kratom, the Relaxing Euphoric Strain that Had Me Feeling GOOD…

I make no secret of the fact that I’m an avid supporter of Kratom. This plant has almost been a saving grace for me in numerous ways, leading to significant improvements in my life.

That sounds bit ‘hippy dippy’ or overly hyped… I know. But scour the forums and communities online and you’ll run into a lot of people like myself.

Now, that’s not to say that Kratom is the ‘end all be all’. It isn’t a miracle you can purchase for less than $20… but it’s darn near close for some people.

Which brings me to the topic of this review: Red Malay Kratom.

I’ve had the opportunity to try a lot of different Kratom strains, but Red Malay is one that stood out for several reasons that I’ll be talking about in-depth in this review.

But for the impatient, let me give you a quick glimpse at what to expect as you read on. First off, I work… a lot… more than I should, but you know, the bills won’t pay themselves.

What’s that got to do with Red Malay Kratom you ask? Well, all that work and little play can leave me feeling pretty drained and stressed. Red Malay really (and I mean really) hits the spot, helping me melt into a nice state of euphoric bliss that is calming and soothing.

I don’t want to step out of place here, but my guess is a lot of my readers are feeling the stresses of life too. Between work, rising prices, relationships, and a host of adult obligations (ugh), it’s a lot. My guess is that Red Malay might be just what you’re missing.

If any of that sounds appealing or useful, then you’re gonna love my review of Red Malay below. Unlike a lot of sites, I like to weave in my own personal experience along with facts and useful information to give you a more well-rounded perspective.

What is Red Malay Kratom?

Red Malay Kratom is a red Kratom strain known for its potent euphoric, relaxing, and sedative effects, among other benefits. Red Malay Kratom’s alkaloid profile is what makes it so unique, leaning heavily on Kratom’s more sedative and relaxing attributes, making it a favorite for after-work relaxation, chill nights and weekends, and more.

What is Red Vein Kratom?

Red Vein Kratom Strains: what makes them different?

Red vein Kratom refers to the color of the ‘vein’ of the leaf from which that Kratom was made. Veins, sometimes referred to as strains, differ in their effects when consumed. These effects are primarily the result of the plant’s naturally occurring alkaloid profile.

To date, more than 40 alkaloids have been discovered in Kratom leaves, with ‘red vein’ Kratom having a particularly high concentration of mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. Both of these alkaloids have been scientifically proven to interact with your body’s own opioid receptors, producing effects that can mildly mimic those of opioids, but without the harsh side effects or dependency issues (when used responsibly).

Where Does the Red Malay Kratom Strain Come From?

More often than not, the good people in charge of naming Kratom have named each Kratom strain based on two things: One, the ‘vein’, and two, the area of the world where it was cultivated.

Let’s take Red Malay as an example. Its vein is ‘red’, and it comes from Malaysia, hence the ‘Malay’ part. Pretty cool right? Also makes it a heck of a lot easier to remember.

For those less familiar, Malaysia is a Southeastern Asian country encompassing regions of the Malay Peninsula as well as another Kratom hot spot, the island of Borneo.

Known for spectacular beaches and diverse rain forests, Malaysia is home to busy shopping districts, colonial-style architecture, and the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, reaching an astonishing 451m in height.

It is also home to generational farmers, using time-honored traditional farming methods to cultivate the Mitragyna Speciosa (Kratom tree).

How is Red Malay Kratom Made?

Red Malay Kratom Cultivation

Red Malay Kratom starts its path from humble beginnings. As a seedling, the Mitragyna Speciosa holds much promise, growing into an evergreen related to the coffee plant. But it’s not caffeine that this tree boasts. Instead, its leaves store varying concentrations and profiles of plant alkaloids. Malaysia’s unique soil composition, climate, and lush tropical forests are an ideal place for this tree to thrive.


Each year the Mitragyna Speciosa undergoes various stages of growth. With each of these cycles and stages, plant alkaloids are deposited into its leaves. At just the right time, leaves are manually inspected and hand-picked. For red Kratom like red Malay, this is done when the veins of the leaves turn a reddish color, indicating they are ready for processing to make red vein Kratom.


After careful selection and hand-harvesting, the leaves are taken to a drying warehouse. This warehouse eliminates UV light from causing oxidation, while fans and AC reduce the moisture content of the leaves as they are carefully dried to perfection. After drying, the leaves are ground into a fine green powder and packed in airtight containers before shipping to vendors.

Red Malay Kratom Review

My Experience with Red Malay Kratom

Red Malay Kratom

Having a good deal of experience with Kratom has enabled me to be in tune with my body and what truly makes a difference beyond placebo effects.

Red Malay, like other red Kratom, is known for its deeply relaxing properties and ability to reduce pain. Speaking from experience, it hits both of these marks with stride. More on my experience below…

My Red Malay Kratom Dosage

Despite having a mild tolerance as a regular user of Kratom, I wanted to take it easy with this one (especially to start). I have heard it’s a stronger Kratom strain and I always like to respect Mother Nature.

While I can’t give you any specific dosing advice (standardized dosing for Kratom doesn’t really exist), what I will say is that you should always start SMALL. You can always take more if needed, but you can never take less.

See: How to Find Your “Sweet Spot” Dosage for Kratom

For me, I decided to start with a red Malay Kratom dosage of 3 grams to start. You may or may not know this, but Kratom’s effects are what we call ‘dose dependent’. This means each strain will cause a different effect based on a low, moderate, or high dose.

Red Malay Kratom Effects (for me)

Red Malay Kratom Benefits

Not long after dosing (I used Kratom powder in a cold brew lemon tea that I like), I began to feel a familiar effect. Over my body, I felt a deep relaxation and a sense of calm, followed by a euphoric onset that eased me into a state of soothing comfort.

Like a warm blanket this effect washed over me and stayed for hours. Not only did it melt away my stress and improve my mood, it also reduced my aches and physical pain from a long day at work, a highly welcomed effect.

At 3 grams it wasn’t too sedative, but rather put me in ‘chill’ mode. I could definitely see this strain knocking you out for the night at higher doses.

Red Malay Kratom Effects

Now that you’ve heard about MY experiences with Red Malay, let’s take a broader look at the overall benefits reported by millions of consumers around the world.

Red Malay Kratom Benefits (reported by consumers)

I’m just one guy. My experiences aren’t necessarily the same as you or the next person. To give you a more well-rounded idea of what to expect with Red Malay, I’ve gathered feedback from real consumers around the world. From forums and blogs to reviews and online Kratom communities, below is what most people report experiencing with red Malay.

Consumers describe Red Malay Kratom’s benefits include:

  • Euphoric
  • Mood improving
  • Slightly stimulating at lower doses
  • Strong pain relief
  • Incredibly calming and soothing
  • Sedative
  • Stress relieving
  • Calming
  • Relaxing
  • And more…

Energy and Motivation

If you’re looking to increase energy levels and stimulant-like effects, Malay might not be the best Kratom option for the job. However, at lower doses, it is mildly stimulatory and uplifting.


One of the main reasons people take Kratom is for its purported ability to improve mood and sense of well being. This strain is known for producing a euphoric effect that many find enhances mood and helps them feel better about themselves, the world, and with their overall outlook on life.

Stress and Relaxation

Feeling stressed? We all are. Red Malay’s alkaloids interact with your body in ways that help to produce a calm and relaxed state that many find melts away a stressful day. This makes it a great option for after work, before bed, or when you’re just mentally burned out.


Like other red strains, this strain is ideal for pre-bedtime or when you want to slip into a deeply relaxed and sedated state. Especially with moderate to high doses. Just don’t expect to partake and then get much done lol.

Pain Relief

Perhaps one area where Red Malay shines strong is its ability to help with pain. Red Malay has a high concentration of Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, along with a host of lesser but synergistic alkaloids that work together to offer strong pain relief. Like many red strains, this makes Red Malay another great strain for pain relief along with the likes of Red Borneo and Red Sumatra.

Related: The Best Kratom Strains for Pain

Red Malay Kratom Dosing Guide

For Energy and Focus: 1-3g is the typical dosing range for individuals looking to feel Kratom’s more energetic effects. At this dose, it acts more like a weak stimulant, helping to also soothe without making you drowsy.

For Stress Relief and Social Occasions: Looking for something to take off the ‘edge’? You’re not alone. Kratom dosed between 3-4g tends to produce a bit of euphoria while creating a relaxed state leaving you feeling good. Red strains might not be great for physical social activities like bowling etc. but are perfect for a chill evening around a campfire or watching Netflix.

For Relaxation or Sleep: Malay is one of the better veins for relaxation and sleep, helping to produce a sedated state of deep calm, pain relief, and euphoria.

Red Malay Kratom Products

Red Malay Kratom can be purchased in a variety of ways, including powder, capsules, extracts, and more. Which one is best for you depends largest on your preferences and how and where you’ll be consuming your doses.

Red Malay Kratom Powder

Kratom powder is the most common way people buy Kratom. It can be used in food or drinks, or even shot-gunned right in your mouth (but beware of the notably bitter taste). Powder is affordable, versatile, and fun to experiment with. But it also can stain clothing, make a mess, and require a digital scale that weights down to micro-grams to get a proper dose.

Red Malay Kratom Capsules

Perfect for those who want to use Kratom when on the go or don’t want the hassle or mess of measuring out Kratom powder. Capsules offer convenience, being pre-measured for an ultra-accurate dose every time. They also help you avoid the bitterness of Kratom.

Red Malay Kratom Extracts

Extracts are generally sold as tinctures. These tinctures are a highly concentrated form of Kratom, isolating the alkaloids into a small solution (usually in alcohol). Just a few drops or a dropper is all that’s needed to get a strong dose.

Red Malay Kratom – The Verdict

In summary, Red Malay is a potent vein that is perfect for relaxing, pain relief, and more.

By now you probably see why so many people rave about Red Malay Kratom strains. This potent vein offers a lot of benefits and is honestly one of my favorites. I hope it’ll end up being one of yours too!

Written by Daniel Recardo

Founder of Kratom IQ; a self-improvement junkie and Kratom enthusiast. I started this website in 2015 to help people avoid the common pitfalls and mistakes with Mitragyna Speciosa, and ultimately get the most out of this amazing plant. Learn More...

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