Maeng Da is one of the most popular strains of Kratom, due to its high efficacy and potency. It doesn’t increase your stimulation level, your euphoria, but it is an entire package. It is so much more than a recreational substance and has essential medicinal benefits. For years, we have been looking at the properties of Maeng Da leaf and processed products, and they have been nothing but amazing.
To assist our Kratom family in a better understanding of this fantastic Kratom strain, we will have a detailed look at this potent Maeng Da Kratom strain and address your frequently asked questions to help you make an informed decision. Let’s savor each moment of this Maeng Da journey.
Maeng Da: An illicit Substance, Herb, or MEDICINE?
We know how confusing it is when you see all the notorious campaigns against Kratom on your screens, and it makes us sorry that you are not given the best information about Kratom. So, I am sure you have heard that Maeng Da is an illicit substance, and it can cause death by respiratory. Or you must have heard that has high toxicity. This is wrong. I repeat, completely wrong!
According to scientific studies, Kratom contains alkaloids like Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine, which pose beneficial effects when interacting with central nervous system receptors and neurotransmitters. These alkaloids are by no means harmful and do not belong to any group of substances that have detrimental effects.
The only reason people associate them with certain scheduled substances is that they have a mild affinity towards the mu, delta, and kappa receptors. THIS DOESN’T MEAN THEY ARE HARMFUL OR PRODUCE ANY NEGATIVE EFFECTS!
Maeng Da has high concentrations of 7-hydroxymitragynine that make it stand out from the rest of Kratom strains. The leaf of the Maeng Da plant contains more potent alkaloids in concentrated form. Maeng Da is another herb discovered by local farmers and now is under constant scrutiny by the FDA and DEA.
Farmers used it in the past centuries to get rid of fever, inflammatory conditions and boost energy levels. It is high time that we get to see more scientific studies that prove its medicinal benefits. Give it a chance, the way you allowed Marijuana as a therapeutic substance.
Different Types of Maeng Da, Based on Color and Effects
With all Kratom strains, we see a trend of three different types. Now, if you have noticed, almost all Kratom strains come in red, green, and white varieties. There are the yellow or golden strains that we are going to discuss later in the article.
So, based on the central vein color in the leaf of Maeng Da plant, we categorize Maeng Da into Red Maeng Da Kratom, Green Maeng Da Kratom and White Maeng Da Kratom.
1) Red Maeng Da Kratom
It is a potent Maeng Da strain, taken in powder to curb discomfort. It interacts with the analgesia system to optimize it by increasing the production of enkephalins, endorphins, bradykinin, dopamine, and serotonin.
Thus, Red Maeng Da Kratom is a vital strain when it comes to analgesia. It is a stimulating strain that causes euphoria at high doses; but, the effects of this strain are not long-lasting. The results appear immediately and disappear within 4-6 hours of consumption.
This strain has fewer effects on the sleep cycle, so it may not help you well if you have insomnia and other sleep disorders. To get the optimal impact take a dose between 2-4 grams of powder, and you might need a higher dosage if you are overweight or obese. You can also take it in the form of capsules, but that would mean taking eight pills when you are taking a dose of 4 grams as each capsule contains 0.5 grams of powder.
2) Green Maeng Da Kratom
The effects of Green Maeng Da Kratom are between the range of the impact produced by Red Maeng Da powder and White Maeng Da powder. Green Maeng Da Kratom tends to improve your energy levels by providing a steady boost that is nothing like the jitteriness produced by a high coffee content.
This strain of Kratom is significant when it comes to increasing focus, concentration, and attention span. It does so without producing any fatigue or lethargy, and thus you can rely on it if you have to stay at your workplace and work for hours.
At the same time, it inculcates positivity in you; it improves your mood, enables you to function work while remaining optimistic. You can take it if you are suffering from conditions like discomfort since it is a potent mood elevator. It helps you in better socializing and gives a fantastic boost to your confidence levels.
It provides relaxation and helps you get devoid of any worries by calming your nerves and thought process. It can also cause mild sedation at high doses. People also use it to get rid of discomfort conditions.
A dose of 1 gram is good enough for beginners as it delivers effects at low doses. Experienced users might need larger doses. A moderate dose is 3-5 grams, and a dose greater than 7-8 grams comes in the high dose range.
3) White Maeng Da Kratom
This is one of the most refreshing Kratom strains. It has a blend of stimulating and relaxing properties. Although not as potent as Red Maeng Da powder when it comes to analgesia, it still produces mild analgesia. It is a fast Kratom strain that gives quick energy and fights off fatigue and lethargy.
It has anxiolytic action and helps one feel better and positive. It enables you to work for hours, stimulates you maximally, increases your productivity while keeping your mood happy. An effective dose of White Maeng Da Kratom ranges from 2-5 grams.
Are Maeng Da Capsules Potent as Compared to Maeng Da Powder?
Many people worry that the capsules of Kratom are not as powder. This is a myth, and this requires a scientific answer. The Maeng Da capsules are either gelatin-based or veggie-based. Either way, it means that the powder is contained within a capsule that requires digestion before the Maeng Da potent strain shows effects.
So, there’s technically no issue with the capsules of Maeng Da Kratom. The delay in the onset of action in Maeng Da capsules’ case is because the stomach juices first interact with the capsule, dissolve it, and then act on the Kratom.
If you take Maeng Da powder, you will observe its effects within 15-30 minutes on an empty stomach. With Kratom capsules, the result might appear 30-45 minutes later after consumption.
Maeng Da Extract vs. Powder: From Formation to Producing Effects – A Small Guide
You must have come across the term Maeng Da extract. For beginners, it might be confusing where to start. Maeng Da powder, in its supersaturated and concentrated form, is called as Maeng da Extract.
How exactly is the Maeng Da powder formed? So, this strain is native to different small islands in Southeast Asia. It is grown in a very hot and humid environment in the rainforests of Indonesia, Thailand, and Myanmar. Once the plant reaches its best height and growth, farmers over there harvest the fresh large MaengDa leaves and clean them.
After cleaning them, farmers stack the MaengDa leaves together and allow them to et dry. This process takes days to weeks. To ensure that the alkaloids are not damaged during the drying process, farmers shift the leaves and moisten repeatedly until they are completely dry.
At this point, farmers grind and crush the leaves to convert them into the powder form while ensuring that all hygiene measures are undertaken. No additives are present in the powder. Next, after the packaging, farmers send them to different vendors. The vendors get the product tested by a third-party lab testing system to prove its authenticity.
After extensive testing, each vendor applies a label on the product and sale them.
To form the extracts farmers further purify and saturate the MaengDa powder. They have very high levels of alkaloids and you should not take them often. Otherwise, you may develop tolerance and dependence.
Inside the Body, How Does Maeng Da Reacts to Produce Optimal Effects?
A lot of research studies are in the process in relation to the pharmacodynamics of Maeng Da. According to research studies, the crucial components of Maeng Da are Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. They interact with the mu, delta, and kappa receptors in the central nervous system. Through this interaction, large amounts of dopamine and serotonin are released in the bloodstream.
These neurotransmitters are responsible for boosting your mood and increasing your attention span. They help in removing your worries, making you happy and relaxing you. These potent alkaloids interact with the analgesic system of the body. And, help in the release of enkephalins, endorphins, and bradykinin. These act as analgesics.
The Critically Important Step: How to Dose and Take Maeng Da?
This can be of great confusion to beginners. However, in this article, we have already thrown light on the dosing of various types of Maeng Da.
The general rule applies to all strains of Kratom. You start by taking small doses of Kratom and avoid taking many doses in a single dose. Reaching your sweet spot is an arduous job, and thus we expect you to be patient.
Learn more about dosage in this post.
Do not take the same strain daily. IT IS A BIG NO. Why? It can cause a build-up of tolerance. That means one day, 1 gram of Maeng Da will work for you, the next week, it won’t, and you’ll need to increase your dose to 2 grams to achieve the same effect, and the following week you might need an even higher dosage.
Instead, we urge you to try strain rotation. Try taking two to three different strains in a week to avoid building tolerance.
Start by taking a small dose of 1 gram of Maeng Da powder and then gradually increase your dose. A dose of 2-4 grams is an optimal dosage and can help you achieve effects. For Maeng Da capsules you can take 4-6 capsules (each containing 0.5 grams of Maeng Da powder) to get the desired effects.
If you are taking Maeng Da in a powder form, you need a weighing scale to measure the exact dosage. You can take the MaengDa powder by toss and wash method, or add it to a juice or milkshake. You can even make tea out of it and substitute your morning coffee with it. You can add MaengDa powder to cookies and other food substances like yogurt or salad. And if you are a strong person who can tolerate the unpleasant taste of the Maeng Da leaves, you can go for chewing them.
Remember, this is not standard dosage and may differ for individuals based on their body chemistry and physique and built.
How to Determine If a Strain of Maeng Da is Authentic or Not?
You will have to undergo a lot of trial and error to identify if a strain of Maeng Da powder, Maeng Da leaf or Maeng Da Kratom is authentic or not. Many vendors sell fake products, so please do not jump to the very first vendor you see. Take your time, review vendors, look for user reviews, call them on any helpline number they have provided, search the vendor reviews on Reddit. The one with the largest number of positive reviews is most likely an authentic vendor.
Next, go to their website or online store and look for the lab test reports of the Maeng Da strain you want to buy. If it is available, read it and then only buy it. If it is not, email the vendor and ask for the test report. You can also check the customer services in this way.
If any Maeng Da strain is being offered at very cheap rates and doesn’t have a proper label, it is most likely a fake strain of Maeng Da. Beware of such vendors.
The Difference Between Real and Synthetic Maeng Da Kratom?
The real Maeng Da Kratom strains are the red, green, and white Maeng Da Kratom plants. These are the strains that only contain alkaloids that are natural to Kratom.
They do not contain any additives or toxic substances, and thus, they do not have any significant side effects. Synthetic Maeng Da includes a small percentage of other illicit substances like Cannabis, or materials that can cause significant dependence. When mixed with Maeng Da, these substances may enhance the effects of it, but they can result in adverse effects.
Therefore, we recommend that you check your product if it is real or synthetic. A reliable method is always to buy a new product in sample size first. Then boil the powder in water, if you observe any color changes or hue changes, please be cautious that this specific powder contains additives and is synthetic. Real Maeng Da will not change colors on boiling.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Take Maeng Da To Get High?
At high doses, you will experience extreme stimulation and euphoria. Maeng Da does get you high, and it is nothing like the other strains of Kratom. It makes you intensely happy and devoid of any worries at high doses.
Can I Mix Maeng Da Kratom With Other Strains Of Kratom?
You shouldn’t mix any strain with another strain of Kratom. The reason is simple; two synergistic strains can give you too intense effects that might not come in the beneficial category. While two antagonist strains will cancel out each other’s effects, thus going to waste. Take Maeng Da separately and enjoy this herbal medicine.
Can I Smoke Maeng Da?
We suggest that you do not try to smoke Maeng Da as it reduces the efficacy of the alkaloids present in the Maeng Da powder. Users have tried this method, but they have found that it is a total waste of the Kratom strain as it delivers negligible effects.
What Is Yellow Maeng Da?
It is a synthetic strain of Maeng Da produced from the traditional Maeng Da plant, but the processing is done differently. Farmers amplify the alkaloids in Yellow Maeng Da during the fermentation process. Thus, it is a powerful and potent strain.
Where Can I Buy Maeng Da?
You can buy Maeng Da leaves, powder, capsules, tinctures, extracts, etc. from online vendors and shops. There are many online sellers and brands that you can look up on Google. Local stores usually do not sell Kratom, but you might find it on coffee and tea shops.
Can You Buy Maeng Da Powder At The Grocery Store?
Unfortunately, no, like grocery stores comply with the FDA and DEA regulations, and so far, the FDA hasn’t approved of Maeng Da Kratom. You might not be able to buy it at a local grocery store or even retail stores.
Can You Order Maeng Da Online Using A Credit Card?
Yes, you can. Different online stores provide you the opportunity to make your purchase online by using a credit card. You can also use the cash on delivery option if that is feasible for you. Usually, vendors provide discounts on using a credit card so you can avail of them.