Kratom capsules, containing organic powdered Kratom from a tree natively grown in Southeast Asia, have been used for centuries. They are used in part due to their energizing and effective pain-relieving properties and may be used to treat anxiety, depression and other mental health disorders. It can often be used as an alternative to prescribed opiates such as morphine and there is no shortage of strains available to buy online;

For novices looking at experiencing the benefits of Kratom, at first glance, the sheer number of varieties can be overwhelming. One look at an online shop indicates at first glance that there is Kratom available from

  • Bali,
  • Cambodia,
  • Thailand,
  • Vietnam,
  • Indonesia,
  • and Malaysia.

You may also see these capsules referred to them as a red vein, white vein or by other descriptors. But is there really any difference and what’s the deal with the multitude of naming conventions?

Some capsules you buy are named based on their geographical location. Simple, right? But is the only difference that one is grown in Borneo and the other grown in Thailand? Unfortunately, not so simple! Some vendors will name the Kratom in their capsules based on their physical quality or alkaloid content. Maeng Da Kratom? Sometimes marketed as pimp grade due to the potency of the strain. Golden leaf Kratom? Red vein Kratom by another name. Not every vendor follows the same naming conventions, as some will give their blends alternative names, due to the unique combinations of powdered strains mixed together in their capsules.

In terms of the most commonly available and more popularly used, you’ll find this to be red vein Kratom, most notably grown in Borneo but known as red Bali.

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More about Red Vein Kratom

This version of Kratom is so-called because the tree has red colored veins and the leaf stems are also red. One of the reasons that red veined Kratom is popular is because it contains a large quantity of 7-hydroxymitragynine, an alkaloid that’s proven to relax muscles and relieve pain.

It’s often used as a natural pain reliever over pharmaceutical medicines to combat withdrawal from other opiates or to help insomniacs get a restful sleep. Internationally available, red Bali Kratom and Kratom from Maeng Da are two of the options you’ll find sold by most Kratom vendors. In terms of physical properties, you’ll see that Maeng Da from Thailand is much greener than the muted red Bali Kratom. This is no indication of the physical strength of the active alkaloids, however.

What are the signature benefits of red Bali Kratom capsules?

One of the possible reasons for the popularity of red Bali Kratom and contributing factors to its wide availability is its signature effect of providing mild stimulation and mild euphoria. When you just need to take the edge off your anxiety, have an inability to sleep or a depressive episode, red Bali Kratom can provide the relaxation you need.