The Thai kratom label is likely a misnomer, as kratom is currently illegal to grow in Thailand. In marketing terms, however, the name may carry certain implications: Thai kratom strains are supposedly longer-lasting and more energizing than others. According to user experiences with Red Thai kratom, there may be some truth to this reputation.
In general, the strain seems to be moderately euphoric and sedating, offering a potential increase in mood and possibly promoting feelings of relaxation and contentment. Some users have cited its effectiveness in combating feelings of anxiety and depression. A small minority, however, may find Red Thai to be more energizing while still being moderately sedating – an oddity that distinguishes it from other red strains. It is also thought to be considerably pain-relieving.
Red Thai’s duration seems to be somewhat above average. It has not been found to be any more or less nauseating than other strains.
Nausea (higher is better)9.5
May aid or alleviate feelings of anxiety or depression
Potentially more energetic than other red strains
May be less fatiguing than other red strains
Possibly less sedating than other similar strains
May prove to be too energetic for some
Possibly physically sedating while also being mentally uplifting, Red Thai is an anomalous, unique strain that should not be overlooked.