No one will ever tell you how to get to the top.
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 cinema 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 figured it out are using Adderall and other mind altering drugs to gain an edge over their competition.
There are many ways to get to the top and gain a competitive edge.
The first option is to do it without “cheating”. Just true pure willpower, discipline and dedication. These are all important qualities but after a certain point they can only take you so far when your competition seems to be going above and beyond what’s humanly possible.
Then there is the second option of turning to the “dark side”. You can get all the performance enhancement drugs right off the “black market” and laugh your way to success, but with potential downsides.
But there is a third option if you’re scared of Johnny law knocking at your door. The grey area. The middle ground between the white and dark side that’s arguably safer…
Kratom, of course. And a strain that will definitely give you a kick in the butt is…
Red Vein Kratom
Also widely known as Red Vein Thai or Red Maeng Da in the Kratom community, you can guess by its name that it grows in the tropical and humid jungles of Thailand.
Much like most Maeng Da Kratom, this strain always packs a punch.
Happy Hippo Herbals with their “Maeng Da Red” product, formerly known as “Red Hot Hippo” have what I firmly believe to be one of the fastest Kratom strains out there.
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 Rockstar Hippo and Smooth Green look like child’s play.
My Experience with Red Thai Kratom (Red Hot Hippo)
Here’s a log I made of an early experience with red vein Maeng da and what I’ve found to be somewhat typical.
Red Hot Hippo is “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 burned 4 grams of Red Hot Hippo.
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 Red Hot Hippo 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 on 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 Maeng Da Red 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 Hot Hippo 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 vein Maeng da 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 Bali Kratom to see if you prefer it that way.
Red Vein Kratom Effects
As you can see from reading my experience, Red Hot Hippo is a really fast strain. There’s no doubt about it.
Here’s what you can definitely expect from burning red vein Kratom:
- As with all fast strains, Maeng Da Red is a great pain killer for those with any type of chronic pain. I’m willing to bet that the pain killing properties will be dramatically noticeable, since it’s so potent.
- 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 or if you’re feeling a little gloomy; this definitely won’t let you sleep in your bed all day like a loser.
There’s apparently a huge amount of alkaloid content found in red Thai Kratom and I guess that explains the stimulating effects.
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.
Red Thai Kratom Dosage
From my experience, I’d say you definitely want to start off on the low end with 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.
Again, these guidelines apply if you bought a high quality, potent red vein Thai Kratom strain such as that provided by Happy Hippo Herbals with their “Maeng Da Red“. Happy Hippo is my recommended place to buy Kratom online, (feel free to read my Happy Hippo review).
To Wrap Up This Red Vein Kratom Review…
That’s red vein Thai Kratom in a nutshell, ladies and gentleman and, in particular, Red Hot Hippo. One of the fastest, most potent versions of red vein available, grown only in Thailand.
A great mood lift, insane super man 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.
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