Red Thai Kratom – Benefits, Side-Effects & Dosage

Red Thai Kratom

Red Vein Thai Kratom: The Most Powerful Fast Strain on Earth

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No one will tell you what it takes to have an edge over your competition. But I can guarantee you that anyone that is successful, whether it be athletes, multi-millionaires, actors, or anyone that is a master of their craft… they’re using something you probably aren’t.

Hell, forget the professional athletes and famous actors, just go ahead and think about some of the smartest kids you probably knew or know in college.

To the untrained eye, it looks like they’re using pure and sheer willpower to get those Straight “A’s”. And some of them really are. But the rest that have it figured out are using Adderall and other mind altering drugs to gain an edge over their competition.

Well, what if there was another way to give you an edge? The grey area. The middle ground between the white and dark side that’s arguably safer…

I’m taking about Kratom, of course.  And one strain in particular will definitely give you a kick in the butt… Red Thai Kratom.

What is Red Thai Kratom?

Red Thai comes from Mitragyna Speciosia trees grown in Thailand. Red Thai Kratom, also known simply as ‘Red Thai’, is a unique strain revered for its deeply relaxing, calming and pain-relieving effects. Most often available as a Kratom powder, Red Thai ranks among the most popular strains on the market today.

The ecosystem, weather, and nutrient profile in the soil where Red Thai is grown all contribute to a naturally occurring alkaloid profile that is rich in Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. Together, with dozens of other minor alkaloids, this profile offers an experience that tends to be highly relaxing and sedative.

What Makes Red Thai Kratom Unique?

There are three primary strains of Kratom: white, green and red. These different types of strain refer to what color the veins of the Kratom leaves are when they are plucked from the Mitragyna Speciosia tree.

As the leaves grow and develop, the amount of alkaloids they contain changes, with red Kratom strains representing the final stage of growth and ultimately the highest concentration and potency.

White Thai Kratom is picked early in the growth cycle, when the veins of the leaves have a muted green color. Green Thai is harvested at a later stage when the veins have turned darker in green. And finally, only when the veins of the leaves have reached peak maturity and turned a deep red color, are they suitable for Red Thai Kratom.

Kratom strains vary slightly in their effects based on their “color” but also on their location of origin. With that in mind, not all red vein Kratom strains are the same.

Different Red Vein Kratom Strains

Red Thai Kratom tree

Red Maeng Da

“Maeng Da” is a “marketing term” to describe strains that have been specifically bred for a higher alkaloid content and make for some of the most popular strains.

While originally hailing from Thailand, you will now find Red Maeng Da’s from all of the Kratom exporting countries in Southeast Asia.

Red Vein Malaysian

Red Malay strains typically produce effects of the slow variety; relaxation, sedation and even euphoria.

Red Vein Borneo

Red Borneo Kratom generally provides more moderate effects; an increase in energy and decrease in anxiety, without the soporific effects of a slower strain.

Red Vein Thai

On the other hand, you have Red Thai which is probably the most common red vein strain, and one that will definitely not be mistaken for anything less than fast.

And this is the exact strain I want to bring to your attention today.

Red Thai, as you can guess by its name, hails from the tropical and humid jungles of Thailand. Much like the red Maeng Da strains, this strain always packs a punch.

If you find any other Kratom strain that’s faster than this, please do let me know. I’m willing to bet my left eyeball that this is the fastest, if not at least in the top 5 list of fastest strains.

It makes Red Horn Kratom and even Maeng Da Kratom look like child’s play.

Red Vein Thai powder

Red Thai Kratom Effects

What are the Effects of Red Thai Kratom Powder?

Red Thai Kratom is rich in alkaloids, with Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine among the two present in the highest concentrations. Combined, these alkaloids offer benefits including the potential for:

  • Stress relief
  • Relaxing calm
  • Soothing
  • Euphoria / a euphoric ‘high’
  • Mood enhancement
  • Sedation
  • Pain relief
  • And more….

At lower doses (1-3 grams), Red Thai can even be energizing and uplifting, with alkaloids acting as an opioid receptor agonist or antagonist that is dose dependent. At higher doses (4+ grams), users generally experience increased sedation and a deeply relaxed state.

Red Vein Thai Review: My Experience

Here’s a log I made of an early experience with Red Thai Kratom and what I’ve found to be somewhat typical.

Red Thai can be “devilishly” good and, if I’m honest, it’s not my favorite strain. Here’s why…

8:00 a.m This is around the time I like to burn my Kratom, or drink coffee or whatever. I feel that the mood I get in the morning sets me up for the rest if not the majority of the day. I took 4 grams of Red Thai Kratom.

10:00 a.m Just arrived at the gym. After changing into my workout clothes, I can feel myself getting really energized. My heart beat is starting to beat faster.

10:30 a.m Midway into my workout. I have my earphones blazing loud into my skull, I’m motivated. I just crushed a new personal max on my bench. I just repped my max for about 6 reps. Whoohoo!

10:50 a.m Just when I thought the aroma from this Kratom was starting to disappear, it hit me with a second strong wave of flying colors. Everything was changing. My vision was noticeably starting to focus and become more clear.

11:15 am. This is almost too much for me. It’s almost as if it was information overload but everything felt so sharp and clear. My senses were picking up every little thing. It’s actually starting to get a little uncomfortable. For some reasons my hands feel very itchy.

11:30 a.m Completely crushed my workout and hit new personal records on almost all my exercises. But my heart was still beating fast. People at the gym would try to strike up a conversation with me as usual but I’m too energized and hyper to stop and have a conversation. I feel out of breath…

12:00 p.m Okay, so no panic attack and my heart beat has definitely calmed down. My thoughts are racing but in a different way from what I’m used to. Even though my thoughts are coming at a thousand miles per minute, I can see and understand them all clearly.

12:40 p.m Just picked up a burrito bowl from Chipotle. I’m famished.

1:20 p.m I’m done with my burrito bowl. The red Thai was coming down slowly. I noticed that it has a pretty nice come down after-glow effect that left me with a chirpy “good morning” feeling for the rest of the day.

And that was how my first time trying Red Vein Thai on a work-out day went. Honestly, I find it a little too much in that situation and frankly for most situations! It doesn’t go well with my type of personality. But I can see why a lot of people LOVE it!

It’s worth experiencing Red Thai on it’s own at a very low dose and seeing how you respond, but I also recommend mixing it with a “slow” strain like Yellow Sumatra or Green Bali Kratom to see if you prefer it that way.

Related: How to Create “Kratom Blends” by Mixing Strains

What Should You Expect?

As you can see from reading my experience, Red Vein Thai is a really fast strain. There’s no doubt about it.

Here’s what you can definitely expect from burning Thai red vein Kratom:

  • Definitely a huge boost of motivation that gets you ready for some butt kicking.
  • Huge stimulating effects similar to caffeine but stronger. Best way to describe it is a mix of a low dosage of Adderall with some coffee (depending on your dosage).
  • A great anti-depressant for if you’re feeling a little gloomy; this definitely won’t let you sleep in your bed all day like a loser.

I would not recommend this strain if your goal is to rid yourself of anxiety. This strain doesn’t seem to help as much with anxiety; instead it actually raises your heart rate. That can easily feel similar to a panic attack.

Related: These are the BEST Kratom Strains for Anxiety

Red Thai Kratom Dosage

From my experience, I’d say you definitely want to start off on the low end with Thai red vein Kratom. Start off with just 1 gram and work your way up every half an hour to an hour until you get the effects you are looking for. See our guide for finding your optimal Kratom dose and start on the low end.

As mentioned, on separate occasions I would also recommend mixing it with a “slow” strain to combat the side effects of this strain and mellow it out a little. Something to try.

Best Places to Buy Red Thai Kratom

All said, the dosage guidelines above mainly apply if you’ve purchased high quality, potent red vein Thai. It’s one of the most commonly available strains along with Maeng Da but that doesn’t mean it has comparable quality across vendors.

The below recommended places to buy Kratom online are great options for Red Thai, as they are all members of the American Kratom Association and routinely submit their Kratom batches for third part lab-testing, as well as have their facilities inspected on regular a basis. This ensures their Kratom is not only fresh and effective, but safe to use.

1. Happy Hippo Herbals

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Best Overall

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Happy Hippo’s “Red Hot Hippo” is probably the most potent Red Thai Kratom we’ve tested. A little goes a long way so be careful but it does mean it lasts longer.

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2. Kraken Kratom


You will also find reliable Red Vein Thai at Kraken Kratom and get free shipping no matter how much you order.

3. Left Coast Kratom


Left Coast Kratom is the cheapest vendor we’ve found for Red Thai that doesn’t sacrifice on quality. This is a good option for large orders.

To Wrap Up This Review…

That’s red vein Thai Kratom in a nutshell, ladies and gentleman. One of the fastest, most potent versions of red vein available, grown only in Thailand.

A great mood lift, insane superman motivation, a great workout aid and a pain killer all in one package. With it’s hyper stimulating effects and toe curling aroma, this will definitely be the best bang for your buck if you’re a fan of “fast” strains.

Not the best strain to take for anxiety, and make sure you dose low when you first start off or you’ll be knocked off your feet like I was.

I’d give it a 5/5 unbiased rating. I’m not huge a fan of it, but it delivers everything it promises and it’s everything a fast strain should be.

Go try it, be safe, and go crush your competition.

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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1 thought on “Red Thai Kratom – Benefits, Side-Effects & Dosage”

  1. That’s interesting that it takes 2 hours to kick in for you. It only takes 30 minutes for me. By 2 hours, I’m back to baseline.


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