Red Borneo – A Relaxing Red Vein Strain

By | May 18, 2014

The Red Borneo strain is yet another popular type of kratom to enjoy. Borneo comes in red, green and white and all three types of this strain have different effects. The red type is the most relaxing and sedating out of the Borneo strains and it is also the most popular.

Borneo is the third largest island in the world. It shares itself with three countries; Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. Indonesia has the highest stake on the island and covers over 70% of the island. Most of the Borneo kratom harvested comes from Indonesia. Sometimes the name “Borneo” and “Bali” get confused but there are great distinctions between the two.

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Red Borneo Effects

The effects of red Borneo kratom are noted to be extremely pleasurable. It falls into the red vein types which all have similar effects due to the ranging alkaloids. Overall it is not a stimulating strain so one looking for a stimulating experience should not choose red Borneo or any of the red vein strains for that matter.

Red Borneo is a great strain for those people looking for a relaxing and pleasurable experience. If you are looking for a Kratom strain which gives you a more sedating effect, then it is better to go for Red vein Bali or Red vein Thai as this Red Borneo can give only mild sedating effect. You can try this for reducing stress.


This kratom strain is known to be a relaxant. With this said, it is not overbearing or nearly as strong or sedative as the red Bali types. It is great for those looking to relax but not to have something overly sedating and that will put you to sleep.

Red Borneo may have some anxiolytic or anxiety reducing properties. It is great for relieving anxiety and therefore stress induced by anxious thoughts of feelings. People say when they take this strain of kratom that they feel the effects of stressful and anxious thoughts melt away. For this reason, red borneo may be taken as an anxiolytic substance and possibly even replace some of the more harsh drugs or chemicals people are taking. Of course, it is always best to speak with your doctor before doing such things.

Mood Enhancer

Along with anxiety reducing and relaxing effects, Borneo and most strains of kratom are known to have mood-boosting effects. This is a result of the relaxing effects of the substance. It may also interact with dopamine; the “feel good” chemical in our brains which produces euphoric effects as well as promoting overall good feelings of well-being. People should not use red Borneo or any strain of kratom in place of prescribed anti-depressants and this herb is not a long term solution as an anti-depressant.

Side Effects & Precautions

Red Borneo is a mild and relaxing strain of kratom but it does not come without warnings or side effects, One must take the herb responsibly to avoid any possible negative side effects and reduce the chances of other problems. People should be educated about kratom and use it in the right way to minimize any negative consequences.

One of the most common interactions when taking red Borneo is a result of taking too much. For this reason, it is always recommended to start out slow and take the herb in small dosages before moving up. The recommended dosage of red Borneo is 3-7 grams but this may fluctuate depending on the quality and reliability of the kratom producer. Always start low and use a scale if you are unsure about how much kratom you are consuming.
Here are some common side effects of red Borneo:

  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of libido (in some)

Other more serious side effects may come apparent when abusing the herb long-term, or when taking much more than recommended for a long period of time. Becoming addicted to red Borneo kratom is entirely possible so therefore one should always follow the recommended dosages and should not use the herb on consecutive days. Using for more than three days in a row can cause tolerance and may influence the idea to increase the dosage. This is turn can create addiction.

Overall red Borneo kratom is fairly safe when used as directed. Just make sure you follow all the other common practices seen amongst responsible kratom users and you should be fine to enjoy red Borneo kratom for a long time without any problems or issues.