Maeng Da Kratom is one of the most popular strain types on the market. You’ll see red Maeng Da, green Maeng Da, and white Maeng Da — sometimes shortened to just MD. In this blog, we’ll review Kratom itself, what Maeng Da really means, and what the Maeng Da Kratom effects are.
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What Is Kratom?
Before we dive right into Maeng Da, let’s take a general Kratom refresher. Kratom, or Mitragyna Speciosa, is an evergreen tree in the coffee family that is native to Southeast Asia. The leaves of this particular tree have been in use for centuries in the traditional medicine practices of these areas. Historically, the leaves were brewed into healing teas for various ailments.
Additionally, it was common for field laborers to pluck these leaves straight from the trees and chew on them throughout the workday. By doing this, workers were able to fight off pain during their long shifts and maintain energy levels.
Today’s Kratom production is more of, well, a production. Commercially available Kratom strains are available as leaves that have been dried, ground into a fine powder, and weighed into packages or Kratom capsules.
What Is Maeng Da Kratom?
Maeng Da Kratom is a type of Kratom which hit the market in the last decade. Its rising popularity is due in part to its stout alkaloid profile; Maeng Da kratom strains typically have elevated levels of Kratom’s active alkaloids. In other words, these strains contain higher concentrations of the compounds in Kratom that work to fight pain and fatigue.
Indonesian farmers bred Maeng Da Kratom strains specifically to keep their pain-relieving properties while decreasing their sedative effects. This happened through a process called grafting, where tissues of different plants are joined together to create a new plant with some of the properties of each. Today, the perfected plants grow freely throughout Southeast Asia.
What Does Maeng Da Mean?
In Thai, Maeng Da translates to “pimp,” or “pimp grade.” While this is a derogatory term in Southeast Asia, the name has been part of its success in Western culture. Here, Maeng Da, or pimp grade, refers to the highest quality, the best. Whenever you see a strain labeled as Maeng Da Kratom, you can be sure you’re getting a potent product.
Maeng Da Kratom Effects
Since Maeng Da Kratom is so potent, its effects are generally more robust than traditional mitragyna speciosa, too. Remember, farmers bred this type of kratom specifically for these effects. Mainly, Maeng Da aims to offer pain relief, mood-boosting, and a kick of energy, without the sedative effects that some other strong strains are known to have.
Remember that we said Maeng Da isn’t a strain, though? This is because Maeng Da still comes in different colors, and those are the strains themselves. Kratom colors are a result of the leaves of the kratom tree being picked for drying and production at different stages of maturity. Generally, white strains are from immature trees, red strains are from fully mature trees, and greens are somewhere in the middle. Maeng Da’s effects will vary by vein color and are dose-dependent, as well.
Strains & Dosing
Like with most kratom strains, Maeng Da comes as White Maeng Da, Green Maeng Da, and Red Maeng Da. The white vein will offer the most energy of the three, the red vein will offer the most pain relief of the three, and the green vein strikes a balance somewhere in the middle.
While most red strains are generally on the sedative side, red Maeng Da veers off course, here. Higher doses could still trigger lethargy, but Maeng Da was specifically bred to have a much lighter sedative effect, regardless of color.
The vein color of the strain isn’t all that matters, though. Maeng Da’s effects are also dose-dependent. We recommend that you start small with dosing and work your way up incrementally over time. This allows you to understand how the Kratom strain and dose interact with your body specifically and find the perfect dose for you.
Maeng Da Kratom Effects — A Final Word
Maeng Da Kratom strains remain one of the most popular strain choices for a reason. This potent Kratom type is perfect for daytime use to keep pain at bay while maintaining energy levels throughout the day.
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