Kratom strains growing in different regions differ in terms of properties and their effect on users. Varieties of Kratom are characterized based on their area of production and the color of the stem and leaf vein. Based on the color of stem and leaf veins, Kratom is categorized into red, green, and white. Furthermore, Red leaf vein grown in Thailand is called Red Maeng Da or Red Thai, whereas, the one originated in Bali is called Red Bali Kratom.

Though Red Bali and Red Thai both have red leaf veins, their impact on the users is not the same. If you are interested in knowing more about Red Thai and Red Bali strains, then keep reading.

The Difference Between Red Thai and Red Bali

  1. Origin:

Both Red Thai and Red Bali Kratom have their source in Southeast Asia. However, Red Thai was initially grown in Thailand, whereas Red Bali was initially produced in Bali and Indonesia. The Red Bali Kratom strain got its name from its place of origin. As per some people, ‘Bali’ in Red Bali refers to the port’s name from which the strain was exported.

  1. Appearance:

The leaves of Red Bali are larger than in Red Thai, and they grow faster compared to other varieties. In Red Bali variety, the color of the leaf veins is red. Thus, the powdered obtained by grounding dried leaf of Red Bali is green in color with a dark reddish tinge.

The Red Thai Strain is not only popular but is also unique as compared to other strains.  The powdered obtained from this variety has a hint of purple in it. Also, Red Thai is rich in various organic compounds namely,

  • Paynantheine,
  • Speciociliatine
  • Speciogynine

The compounds mentioned above result in a sweet and pleasant aroma of Red Thai.

  1. Effects and benefits:

Both Red Bali and Red Thai Kratom varieties are known to have numerous medicinal benefits, but they should not be taken without the expert recommendation.

Red Bali is generally used to treat psychological problems, whereas Red Thai is associated with physical issues. Red Bali strain stimulates the nerves and uplifts the user’s mood. It also helps in increasing the confidence level of the user. More the confidence higher will be focus and productivity. 

Effects of Red Bali

  • Mood Enhancer
  • Pain Relief
  • Anxiety Relief
  • Relaxation
  • Sedation
  • High potency kratom relieves pain faster.

Effects of Red Thai Kratom

  • Pain relief
  • Stimulation
  • Increased energy
  • Increased alertness
  • Relaxation
  • Concentration
  • Insomnia relief
  1. Time of impact

The details given under this section is just for information purpose. Usage is recommended only under expert guidance.

A high potency Bali strain takes around 20-30 minutes from the time of consumption to show its impact. However, the effect and stimulation are believed to lasts for many hours.

Red Thai is highly potent and starts showing its effect within 10 minutes of consumption, and the impact stays for almost 7-8 hours.

  1. Forms available in the market

Both these Kratom strains are available in powder as well as capsule form. Powdered Kratom strains can be consumed with water or in tea form.

 Summary :

Red Bali Red Thai
Origin Bali, Indonesia Thailand
Effects Painkiller, mood lifter, slight sedative, Stimulation Pain relief, energy booster, Insomnia relief, focus, Stimulation
Dosage More effect in a small amount Effective pain reliever when taken in higher quantity
Side effects Dizziness, Nausea, Vomiting, and headache Dizziness, Nausea, Vomiting, and headache
Price Affordable Affordable but little expensive than Red Bali
Composition Rich in alkaloids Very fast acting and rich in alkaloids