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Top Kratom Strains Similar to Red Thai Kratom

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Red Thai kratom — or simply Red Thai — is one of the top kratom strains for winding down in the evening or relaxing into your meditation practice. It is also popular with those who are seeking an aromatic, natural form of pain relief.

But for those who are looking for something new, you might be wondering, “What is the best red kratom strain to try if I love Red Thai but want something different?” Read on to discover our best red kratom strains for the Red Thai lovers out there who are wanting to expand their collection!


Our Picks for Top Kratom Strains Like Red Thai

Horned Red

Ground from the horn-shaped leaves of Mitragyna speciosa that grow in the Kalimantan region of Borneo, horned red kratom shares many of the same geographical and climate conditions as the trees used to produce our Red Thai. Horned red is described by users as the top kratom strain for those who love Red Thai, due to its similar, long-lasting effects.

This strain is said to be quite potent and very relaxing — making it ideal for evening use. Its aroma is described as calming without being overpowering and is an ideal strain to use before bed. If you’re wondering what to liken this strain to, imagine something between a red vein Kali and Maeng Da. For those who love Red Thai and haven’t yet given horned red a try, we encourage you to add this red kratom strain to your collection!

Red Vein Kali

Another red vein kratom variety that is grown in the Kalimantan region of Borneo (hence the name “Kali”), Red Vein Kali kratom shares several properties with Red Thai that we think makes it an excellent alternative. A basic red kratom strain to have in your collection, this variety has strong soothing and sedative properties with much milder stimulating effects than Bali and Maeng Da strains. This premium variety is said to be the best kratom for a strong relaxing aroma and is ideal for those times when you need to calm down and rest.

Red Sumatra

Made from mature Mitragyna speciosa leaves harvested from the jungles of Sumatra, red vein Sumatra offers a wonderfully soothing and relaxing aroma that is said to be longer-lasting than that of the green Sumatra kratom and white Sumatra kratom varieties.

A traditional variety of kratom that has been around for thousands of years, Red Sumatra is one of the top kratom strains for sedation and stress relief and is said to offer a pleasant “warm and fuzzy” aromatic effect.


If you love Red Thai for its aromatic effect on pain, then we highly recommend the Bentuangie kratom. Sourced from the jungles of Indonesia, this relatively new red kratom strain has naturally high levels of 7-hydroxymitraginine — meaning that it’s one of the top kratom strains for pain relief and relaxation.

Described as “happy, relaxed, and pain-free,” Bentuangie’s aroma is not as sedating as Red Thai. This makes it a great red vein choice for daytime relief.

Red Malay

Many kratom users wonder which red kratom strain is best for the daytime. According to users, red-vein Malay kratom (somewhat rarer than other kratom varieties) is a great choice for those who are looking for a soothing and euphoric aroma with a little less sedation than Red Thai.

Made from leaves that are harvested at peak maturity, this strain is more laid back compared to its green Malay cousin and is one of the top kratom strains for daytime relief.

Treat Yourself to the Best with Kratora

No matter what you’re looking for in your kratom experience, you’ll find that the top kratom strains are pure, organically-grown, and harvested by people who are trained in maximizing the natural potency of Mitragyna speciosa. At Kratora, every one of our fresh kratom strains is:

  • Grown without the use of pesticides
  • Harvested by locals under fair conditions
  • Finely ground and packaged fresh

Because kratom is a wild product and will display natural variations in its potency and effects, we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on all of our products. If you don’t love any of the product batches you receive from us, you can return the packet (with at least 75% of the original volume remaining) for a full refund.

Please contact us for support with your order and shop the best of the top kratom strains at buykratom.us today to receive same-day shipping on orders submitted before 3 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturdays (excluding holidays).

Please note that the US FDA has not approved kratom to be sold for human consumption, sold for external use only. None of the products sold on our website are intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or medical condition.

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Colleen is a part owner of Kratora along with her brother David. Kratora was founded in 2013 by David with Colleen joining the team later in 2017. The siblings were born and raised in the Bay Area and spent most of their professional years working in Silicon Valley. Their interest in botanicals began in the early 2000s as they cared for a sick family member and quickly grew into the passion that formed Kratora.

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Kratora’s vision is to help their customers live a better life by consistently providing the highest quality, safest, and purest botanicals on the market. Colleen and her team specialize in regular kratom, kratom extracts, liquid kratom, even kratom gummies — plus a lot of kratom alternative products. Kratora is always looking to expand their product line while remaining true to their high standards.

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