Kratom is a tree native to Southeast Asia that has gained a lot of popularity in America in recent years. Kratom users and advocates claim that the plant has helped them ease conditions such as chronic pain and anxiety among others. Also, it is popular among people who are seeking to get off opioid medication, as it can alleviate some of the symptoms of opiate withdrawal. The market offers a huge variety of kratom types and strains, all of them with their own properties and effects. That’s why it is very important to know what these properties are, in order to choose the right type. But, choosing the right kratom variety might seem overwhelming to many people, especially to those who are new to kratom. Following our series of articles on the different kratom varieties, including red vein kratom, green vein kratom, white vein kratom, kratom stem and vein, and yellow kratom, we will explore below one of the most popular types in this Maeng Da kratom guide.
What is Maeng Da Kratom?
Maeng Da is one of the most popular kratom varieties. Nevertheless, its origin is not clear. On one hand, some claim that this is a genetically modified type of kratom. On the other hand, others say that this variety was created through selective breeding. But, despite the lack of information about its origin, we know that originally Maeng Da was used by manual laborers in Thailand, to get energy and stimulation to go through excruciating working days.
There is also some controversy about its name. Some say that Maeng Da means literally “pimp grade” in Thai and that they gave this type of kratom this name because of its great potency. But others say that Maeng Da means “only from”, which means that this type comes only from horned kratom leaves.
Additionally, many people claim that Maeng Da is the strongest kratom type, but others say that this is not necessarily true. But why is that? Due to the competition among kratom among kratom growers, there are also other potent kratom varieties in the market. Nevertheless, Maeng Da kratom typically has a high alkaloid concentration, which makes it a very potent and strong kratom type.
Maeng Da Kratom Guide: Types and Effects
Like any kratom type, you can find three different types of Maeng Da kratom in the market: red, white and green Maeng Da. Although all kratom trees are the same, there are different drying processes which result in different leaves’ color. And, as you may know, each color has different properties and effects, and Maeng Da is no different. So, let’s explore each type properties and effects:
- Red Maeng Da: This is probably the strongest Maeng Da kratom type. It poses energizing, analgesic and pain-relieving effects. It is also a variety of choice among those who are looking to combat the symptoms of opiates withdrawal.
- White Maeng Da: Typically, white vein kratom types are more energetic and stimulating. They also can increase euphoria and have mood-lifting effects, so it is effective to combat social anxiety. Additionally, white Maeng Da can effectively relieve pain and discomfort.
- Green Maeng Da: Although there are people that consider this type the weakest of all, and that it has no real properties, others claim that it has many benefits, including stimulating, energy boosting and pain-relieving.
Maeng Da Kratom Guide: Side Effects
Like all kratom types, Maeng Da kratom can provoke side effects. The most common kratom side effects include:
- Stomach upset
- Disrupted sleep
Most of these side effects appear after consuming too high kratom doses, so if you experience any of them, consider reducing your dosage.
Finally, consider that consuming Maeng Da kratom can make you develop tolerance. So, you should be careful with your dosage and never go above what you need to feel the effects that you are looking for.
Maeng Da Kratom Dosage
Like any other kratom type, there is no rule as what the correct dosage of Maeng Da is. So, if you decide to try it for yourself, you should start in a lower dose and gradually increase it until you find what works for you.
Typically, the kratom dosages will be as follows:
- Starting doses: 1-2 grams. This is a dose for completely kratom newies.
- Low doses: 2-4 grams.
- Medium doses: 4-5 grams.
- High doses: 5-8 grams.
But consider that Maeng Da is typically more potent than other kratom strains, so you’ll need to adapt your dosage accordingly.
How to Take Maeng Da Kratom
To finish this Maeng Da Kratom Guide, we must talk about ingestion methods. You can take Maeng Da the same way that you take any other kratom type. Typically, you will find this kratom type in powder format. So, to consume it, you can either prepare a tea with it or use the toss and wash method. This consists of placing your dose in your mouth and wash it down with a glass of water. Also, you can add it to yogurt, applesauce or any other sweet food to avoid its taste.
And what about you? Have you tried Maeng Da? What’s your experience with it? Let us know in the comments below!