The primary source of kratom that hits the US market comes from the South East Asian island of Borneo. The Borneo island is subdivided into three areas controlled by three sovereign countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. The Northern end of the Borneo island, known as Sarawak, stretches along the islands North West coast. Known for it’s rugged and dense rain forest that team with life, it’s also home to, and source of the Malay kratom that hits the US market. Because the vast majority of kratom is exported out of the Indonesian part of Borneo, a city in West Kalimantan called Pontianiak, the leaf is wild harvested along the Indonesian / Malaysian border, cured or dried in the jungle, and makes it’s way and is exported out of Pontianiak through Jakarta before it hits mainland USA.
Red Vein Malaysian Kratom, or Red Vein Malay, or Red Malay, as it were – performs like the vast majority of reds, full of feeling, and calmness, it’s reminiscent of a warm red blanket, or, in other words, couch lock. Optimal for downtime, and inactivity, stormy nights, or scary movies (if you don’t fall asleep) – the Red Vein Malay is certainly a quality variety of kratom.