According to accounts floating all over the internet, the term ‘Maeng’ literally translates to ‘pimp,’ which has some serious negative connotations in the Thai culture. Many regard the term as ‘immoral;’ which is understandable. But, while the term ‘pimp grade’ is used pejoratively in other cultures, it carries excellent marketing gimmicks and a certain edginess in the West.
The rather controversial name given to this variety of kratom goes well with the kind of marketing technique that attracts a lot of attention and garners popularity; especially in the West.
It’s one of the varieties of kratom which comes not from any particular type of leaf or plant; but from a certain processing technique to make it potent.
Maeng Da was created by combining multiple strains of kratom by Thail workers to create a potent product that gave energy and pain relief without the unwanted sedation (as is the case with many pain-relieving strains). They wanted something which allowed them to work laboriously for hours on end. You have to understand that Maeng Da is not a strain. Rather it is indicative of the potency of the kratom product. That potency is achieved with certain farming methods and processing techniques.
Two primarily alkaloids, mitragynine, and 7-hydroxymitragynine make Maeng Da a highly potent variety of kratom. That’s part of the reason why it is one of the bestselling kratoms in the West. You should also know that it’s also the most difficult one to shop for. It can often be misleading. The real potency of Maeng Da depends on the drying and the processing technique that went into its making.
Kratom dosage is rather tricky because every individual is different. No two individuals will find the same dosage of the same product helpful. But, it is safe to say that you should consume no more than 4 grams of Maeng Da. Since it’s a potent kratom variety, you should always be careful and start slow.
You can expect the effects to last anywhere between upto 8 hours. It is also advised that you purchase only from a reliable vendor, especially online. It’s not unheard of for people to end up with a subpar product that contained chemicals and other harmful drugs. The Golden Monk is one of the most reliable websites that sell Maeng Da.
You can use quality Maeng Da for brewing tea as well. You can also buy them in the form of capsules if you prefer the convenience and portability of capsules.
One of the most important characteristics of Maeng Da is that it’s great for inducing a sense of wakefulness and energy. Since it’s so potent, you don’t even need to consume a whole of it. It is also supposed to boost better brain functioning, which should offer a better ability to function effortlessly every day.
The overall effects of Maeng Da can be zeroed down to being – analgesic, euphoric, and stimulating.
Let’s take a look at each one of those –
Kratom, in general, is highly helpful in managing myriad kinds of chronic bodily pains. Maeng Da is one of the best strains if you talk about kratom’s analgesic properties. Although it won’t help you with severe cases, it should surely help you milder forms of pain that you want to manage without the sedating effects that are common with prescription medicine.
Do not confuse euphoria with high. In this context, euphoria means a sense of uplifting and an overall better mood. If you are used to feeling low, Maeng Da should help you feel a lot more positive and energetic. You may also experience a newfound sense of clarity and clearheadedness. Unfortunately, most people develop a tolerance quickly with Maeng Da when they consume it on a regular basis for a long time.
Probably the most significant aspect of Maeng da is the stimulating effects it has to offer. Most people would vouch for the stimulating effects of this particular variety of kratom. You can think of the stimulating effects as a sudden readiness (both physical and mental). The best part is that you get to enjoy all these benefits without the unwanted jitters and anxiety, which is common with caffeine consumption.
Maeng Da should give you energetic but pleasant sensations coupled with a clarity of mind without the uncomfortable sensations like cold pams, sweating, physical discomfort, etc. However, the key is to use it in moderation. Know your body and see how it reacts to kratom. Stop at an optimum dosage and stick with it.
Although Maeng Da was primarily used for help with laborious work; those who deal with a lot of mental pressures everyday should also find it beneficial.
Since Maeng Da is so strong, it’s natural to expect a couple of side-effects. The effects can become pronounced if you are not careful with the dosage. Much of the side-effects resemble consuming too much caffeine.
Some of the reported side-effects of this variety of kratom are –
- Lack of focus
- Stomach issues
- Sleep issues
To avoid experiencing any severe side-effects, monitor your dosage carefully. Also, milder forms of issues should disappear in a matter of time; but if some of the uncomfortable sensations persist, do not hesitate to seek medical help.
All and all, Maeng Da is a promising variety of kratom. Almost everyone should find it helpful because it has a well-rounded range of benefits to offer.