Kratom has been used in traditional South Asian medicinal practices for centuries and has only recently gained popularity in the Western world. It is commonly used as a means of natural pain relief without the detrimental side effects of modern opioids. The natural, holistic health movement that has been happening recently in Western culture has prompted the increased use of Kratom and other dietary supplements.
Kratom comes from the mitragyna speciosa tree that is native to South Asian countries. The leaves of the tree are meticulously picked, dried by various methods, and then ground into the powder that can be bought from the shelves of CBD shops or online stores. The differences in drying methods are what gives Kratom its different color strains of red, green, and white. These strains vary in intensity and beneficial qualities from the red’s sedative and pain-relieving effects, the white’s energy boost and mood enhancement properties, and green’s mixture of pain relief and increased energy.
Maeng Da Kratom is considered the overall most potent form of the supplement. It can be of any color strain, and unlike other strain names that are based upon location, suppliers of Kratom take the strongest batch of each of the three colors and label it as Maeng Da.
Benefits of Maeng Da Kratom
The overall benefits of Maeng Da can not be accurately described outside of its relation to the red, green, and white strains of Kratom. As the name is a descriptor of the Kratom’s potency, the benefits change depending on which color it is.
Red Maeng Da
Red Maeng Da is a potent sedative that provides individuals with powerful pain relief and relaxation. Those with chronic diseases that regularly use this strain note that it can relieve pain from arthritis or fibromyalgia without much issue. It also supports an enriched quality of sleep in those that have sleep disorders such as insomnia.
White Maeng Da
The white Maeng Da strain, while not as common as the red variety, provides its users with a surplus of energy and improves their outlook on life by enhancing their overall mood. Very few individuals prefer the white Maeng Da over other white strains, as the potency in this one is almost too much for many people.
Green Maeng Da
The best of both strains, green Maeng Da, boasts a phenomenal mixture of pain relief as well as a boost of energy similar to that of caffeine, without the jitters that generally accompany it. This strain also provides a positive mood boost that promotes a more cheerful attitude during the day.
Side Effects of Maeng Da Kratom
Kratom’s Maeng Da is the most potent of any available strain. Because of this and its relative popularity, it can potentially produce unwanted side effects. Newcomers to the Kratom community tend to choose popular strains as their first foray into Kratom. This can be detrimental if choosing any Maeng Da strain, as the effects are much more noticeable than with related strains.
Possible side effects of consuming Maeng Da Kratom include headaches, digestive upset, nausea, dizziness, irritability, increased anxiety, changes in appetite, constipation, and restlessness. More severe adverse reactions that have been reported include liver toxicity, hallucinations, vomiting, heart palpitations, increased heart rate, and tremors.
A standard beginner dose for Kratom consists of 1 to 2 grams in order to test the body’s reaction to the supplement. If an individual feels no effects at that dose, it is suggested that they wait an hour and then take a .5 gram dose. This can be repeated hourly, but no more than a 3 to 4-gram increase is recommended within a day.
There are numerous ways you can take a dose of Kratom. Most individuals buy the powdered form and use the “toss and wash” method. This method consists of the individual measuring their desired dose, placing it in their mouth, and then washing it down with a cup or more of water. Others prefer making a tea with the Kratom by steeping it in water for up to five minutes, and it can then be sweetened with honey to make it easier to get down. Finally, some prefer buying Kratom in premade capsules for the ease at which they are taken.
Overall, Maeng Da Kratom is hailed as the most potent form of any Kratom color strain. It is also one of the most popular choices for consumers, both newcomers and veterans alike.