When I first heard of the Maeng Da Kratom, I was fascinated. There seemed to be nothing but good news surrounding this leaf and I wanted to find out if the news was true.
At the time, I had a fair share of experience with Kratom leaves and so I had a clue what to expect. But I can tell you with enough conviction that no amount of previous experience had prepared me for the ride that leaf took me on.
If you haven’t tried it yet, take my advice and get yourself some Maeng Da. I’ve personally gotten to the point where it’s become a regular part of my life. It’s my new coffee.
This particular strain of Kratom is pretty good for stressed individuals accustomed to long days at work and in need of something to help them release the tension. But it’s also good for more than that: it enhances your cognitive abilities and energizes you for the day ahead as well.
Actually, if we’re going to be talking about benefits, the Maeng Da has a ton of them. But let me not get ahead of myself. I’ll introduce you slowly to this magical leaf and tell you everything I know. Maybe then you’ll be more willing to try it.
Some Background to Maeng Da Kratom
Something I hear quite often among my friends is that this is the strongest variety of Kratom you’ll ever find on the market. I really don’t know about that. My impression was that it was quite powerful, but the horned Kratom could be just as powerful. However, I would understand how overwhelming the experience would be for a first timer.
If it’s not the most potent, the Maeng Da is still formidably potent. It also happens to be very famous. It was one of the very first Kratom I heard of because it was on everyone’s lips. Many even went as far as saying it was the best Kratom they had ever tried!
Where did the Name come from?
The Maeng Da Kratom, as you might have guessed, came from Thailand. The name is quite uniquely Thai and definitely has a certain rhythm to it. I think the mysticism in it makes the leaf even more attractive. I mean, who doesn’t want to answer ‘Maeng Da’ when asked how they manage to remain so energetic all day?
The name Maeng Da actually originated from a common water bug in Thailand. It’s scientific name is Lethocerus Indica but the Thai call it the Maeng Da and it is a local delicacy. The leaf was probably named Maeng Da because it grew in the insect’s habitat.
The most interesting thing, however, is the meaning of the name ‘Maeng Da’ in Thai. It stands for ‘pimp’. That’s why the Maeng Da Kratom is sometimes also known as the ‘Pimp Grade’ Kratom.
Maeng Da is a Hybrid
Many people actually have no idea that Maeng Da is a hybrid. It’s the result of genetically modifying the original Maeng Da that’s found in Thailand. It’s very unlikely that you will find the original Maeng Da in stores as it is not nearly as potent as the hybridized version. The hybridized version contains more alkaloids, for starters.
Another reason why the original Maeng Da Kratom was hybridized is to help it become more stable in growth. The hybrid version has a stable development and can easily withstand adverse weather conditions, such as extreme heat.
Maeng Da is pretty easy to identify. It has darker leaves than other varieties of Kratom and tends to be a rich green when crushed. Experts also say that the extract from Maeng Da tend to have more of the active compounds, such as alkaloids, than other varieties of alkaloids. There’s not much research out there to support this claim. All I know is it has one hell of a good kick!
Properties of the Maeng Da Kratom
I loved my experience with the Maeng Da. Of all the benefits it is touted to have, I think I experienced all of them. These tend to be different and milder at smaller doses, but become stronger and more interesting at higher doses.
At the heart of it, Maeng Da offers energy boosts and mood boosts. If you’re looking to improve your motivation and drive to face the day ahead of you, then this is the right powder for you.
I personally felt a huge improvement in my mood when I tried Maeng Da. It made me feel like there was no work that was too hard. The amount of focus I was able to attain was also incredible. This leaf is just remarkable.
I’ll talk about my own personal experience a little later in the article, but I would like to list down a few general benefits of the leaf before I get to that.
It’s a Mood Enhancer
This is one of the more obvious benefits of the Maeng Da Kratom. It improves your mood and gives you an overall positive attitude. At small doses, this is mild and translates to a feeling of optimism and enthusiasm for any task that lies ahead.
At larger doses, euphoria comes along and you become a lot more relaxed. You feel at peace with the world and don’t have a single care. You’ll have to be careful though. You should start with smaller doses of Maeng Da and work your way up, or you might experience some terrible side effects if you rush things.
It’s a Natural Nootropic
Maeng Da is a natural nootropic. Nootropics enhance our cognitive functions, including memory and focus. One of the major advantages of taking this Kratom is that you will find it easier to focus on any task at hand from start to finish. I take it every morning before I go to work and I’ve never been so productive before in my life!
The nootropic effects are more prevalent at small and moderate doses. At these doses it is just mild enough that you can actually get to work. However, if you take a higher dosage, the euphoria takes over and the Maeng Da will begin to act more as a sedative.
It is a Stimulant
Maeng Da is a great stimulant. It gives you a lot of energy to do stuff. I always take it in the morning and the results are incredible to say the least. It keeps me going for the rest of the day.
The stimulating effects only work for smaller doses, however. At larger doses it can be more of a sedative as the euphoria kicks in.
This effect begins to kick in at larger doses. You feel relaxed and peaceful, and your mood is elevated to heavenly levels. I guess you could say you’re on cloud nine. Be careful, however. Don’t go for large doses if you’re a beginner, just to chase the euphoria. Work your way up slowly from smaller doses.
Appropriate Dosage and Side Effects
There are two major varieties of Maeng Da Kratom, each with a unique color and range of dosage, benefits, and side effects.
Red Veined Maeng Da
Based on my experience with this Kratom, the right place to start is with a 1 gram dose. At 1 or 2 grams, you can still experience all the great benefits of this Kratom, including an energy boost and the enhancement of your mood.
You can work your way up from the smaller doses as you get accustomed to the effects to the moderate dose, where you will begin to feel the nootropic effects more strongly. The range of this dosage is from 3 grams up to 8 grams.
Past 8 grams, the euphoria begins to kick in and you feel more relaxed. At this point, it is best to just relax and let it take you with it. This kind of dosage is appropriate for when you aren’t busy. I typically take it in the evening when I’m relaxing in my armchair.
The effects of red Maeng Da Kratom will typically last for between 5 and 7 hours.
If the higher doses are taken too soon, you will feel a slight nausea and dizziness. That is why I would recommend stepping up the dose in stages.
White Veined Maeng Da Kratom
With white Maeng Da Kratom, you begin to feel the effects at around 2 grams. You can then step up the dose slowly from here every hour or so. You will quickly find a sweet spot where most of the benefits can be experienced.
I found that 5 grams worked pretty well for me. At that dose I could feel a great boost in my energy levels, an improvement in my mood, and high levels of motivation overall.
White Maeng Da really shines when it comes to giving you the right amount of energy to get you through your day with no trouble. I take some every morning.
A high dosage ranges between 5 and 10 grams. Here the sedating effects kick in and a strong sense of euphoria is experienced. Be careful, however, white Maeng Da is very potent. A dosage past 10 grams could lead to a coma or even breathing problems.
White Maeng Da Kratom, due to its potency, can have some severe side effects when misused. Some of its side effects are user dependent while others are as a result of taking too high a dose as a beginner, or a dose over 10 grams.
When you start using it for the first time, you might experience a bit of anxiety and discomfort, regardless of the dosage. This passes, however, and the benefits begin to kick in.
At very high doses, the euphoria can sometimes give way to the following effects:
- A coma or respiratory arrest at very high doses
Maeng Da Kratom is nothing short of a blessing to the world. This great kratom gives me all the energy I need to face the world in the morning when I begin my day. In the evening it allows me to relax and throw all my cares to the wind. I would recommend it to anyone. Just take it responsible and you will never regret coming across it.