Red Horn Kratom Strain Review

May 15, 2020 Articles, Kratom Alkaloids, Kratom Products, Kratom Research, Kratom Reviews, Kratom Strains, Kratom Tea, Kratom Vendors

There are lots of terrific kratom strains on the market, but not all of them are truly unique. If you ask around you’ll learn that some strains, such as Thai kratom, aren’t even grown where their name would suggest.

Red Horn Kratom is one of few strains that genuinely stand out. This hard-to-find herb is considered the most curious strain available. That’s because it’s stronger than other red vein kratom and lasts twice as long.

Users have described Red Vein Horn as “capricious,” “peculiar” and “unpredictable.” Its unforeseeable effects are what make it a thrilling choice—you never know exactly what you’re going to get, but you know it’ll be memorable.

Some Red Horn tends to be deeply introspective and restorative while other Red Horn can be more calming and relieving in nature. This is likely due to its heady mixture of alkaloids, such as 7-hydroxymitragynine and paynantheine.

Red Horn has a host of distinct properties and attributes, all of which set it apart from the variety of leaves that comprise the Mitragyna speciosa family. In today’s review, we’ll take an in-depth look into each of these idiosyncratic traits.


Red Horn has its origins in the forests of Malaysia where its oversize, horn-shaped leaves are allowed to blossom with robust veins and pointed tips. This vibrant cultivar is currently harvested in the West Kalimantan province of Indonesia.

This uplifting variety belongs to the coffee family of plants, a fact which explains its arousing qualities. Users have said that it is capable of inspiring the creative and encouraging the introverted.


There are various reasons why users turn to horned leaf kratom, not least of which is its extended duration of effects. These effects may include any of the following:

  • Mood enhancement
  • Relaxation
  • Invigoration
  • Restful sleep
  • Increased sociability


If you buy kratom online then you are surely aware of just how seldom Red Horn is seen in anything other than small batch kratom batches. Few US vendors are even able to offer Red Horned Leaf in bulk.

Much of this rarity and scarcity has to do with the difficulty of sourcing true horned leaf kratom. This spiky leafed variety only grows in select conditions and must be cared for by expert farmers who understand time-honored traditions and the agrarian economy of the region.

The following are some of the top-rated kratom suppliers who carry Red Horned Leaf:

  • Kats Botanicals
  • Kratom Lounge
  • Buy Kratom Bulk USA


Kratom is not sold for human consumption, therefore no recommendations for dosage are offered by most vendors. If you’ve checked out any smoke shop kratom products then you probably noticed the lack of detailed labeling.

Here in the U.S., the FDA has not approved Mitragyna speciosa or its alkaloids—mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine—for medicinal use. In 2018, the agency issued a public warning, urging Americans to avoid kratom use.

As such, no formal recommendations can be made where taking kratom is concerned. You may want to join one of the top kratom forums to discover tips on dosing, brewing, vendors and more. The kratom community is a large one and their experiences are vast.

Most users would agree that 1.5 grams is an acceptable amount of Red Horn, particularly if you are looking to get a boost that will enhance your work day. Some have suggested that 2.5 grams is a sensible amount for a moderate cup of mitra tea. At this level, you you can expect a strong balance between invigoration and exhilaration.

The following is a rough guideline proposed by a longtime user with experience in home brewing. They stress the importance of owning a digital scale and measuring spoon.

  • Low—1.5 grams
  • Moderate—2.5 grams
  • Strong—3.5 grams
  • High—5-6 grams


Although Red Horn is extremely powerful, it is unlikely that it will lead to hallucinations. Unlike other “legal highs,” kratom’s compounds are neither psychedelic in activity nor psychotropic in nature.

While some have lumped kratom in with psychoactive substances, there is little proof that it could cause hallucinogenic effects. In fact, most hallucinations have occurred in chronic users who consumed Mitragyna speciosa in dangerously large dosages.

Some experienced users have speculated that its exhilarating aroma could potentiate hallucinations, but findings are inconclusive. As of this writing, there are no clinical studies to support such speculation.


Every red vein kratom powder shares soothing properties and a certain tranquility in common. Red Vein Bali is another M. speciosa variant which is known for its rejuvenating qualities, but it is far less efficacious than Horned Leaf.

Red Horn contains at least 1.8% mitragynine whereas the nitrogenous compounds in Bali occur at smaller concentrations. Furthermore, it has higher levels of 9-hydroxycorynantheidine and other indole alkaloids which contribute to its soporific character.


There are a number of adverse effects which can result from using kratom. Although most of these adverse effects are uncommon there remains the possibility that they could occur.

Reported side effects include all of the following:

  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach cramps
  • Leg spasms
  • Fatigue
  • Discoloration of the skin
  • Agitation
  • Confusion
  • Insomnia

CDC poison centers have received numerous phone calls regarding kratom overdose. The consequence of overdose may include seizures, elevated heart rate, hallucinations, cardiac arrest, respiratory depression, kidney damage, severe liver impairment and/or organ failure.


The first time I tried this particular strain I found it to be far more intense than I’d expected. At 2.5 grams, I was jittery and on edge. Fortunately, this soon passed and I was left with a protracted drive.

Motivation was second only to a general sense of well-being which slowly tapered off into a blissful serenity. Imagine Sonic the Hedgehog morphing into South Park’s Towelie and you get the general idea.


True Red Vein Horn is one of the finest M. speciosa strains available, just make sure you source it from a trusted seller. Be safe, be smart and be well.

Bob Freville
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