Maeng Da kratom is one of the most well known forms of kratom, although many know little of its origin, potency and effects. While this strain was once one of the most effective, its strength in comparison to other strains is not as pronounced as of 2015. However, before it is written off, it is still a fantastic kratom for anyone who is looking for both stimulation and pain relief, which very few other varieties can offer quite as well. While we don’t offer this type on our website, we still certainly believe it deserves its place among the best.
This strain has a very unique history in comparison to many others, and, sadly, looking for information about it can be difficult due to the disinformation and lack of information available on the internet. Interestingly, Maeng Da, which in Thai means ‘Pimp (derogatory) kratom’, has only been so named for less than 20 years. The history of this strain has been veiled from public knowledge, and, thanks to lack of research, some conspiracy oriented people even speculate this kratom was genetically modified. However, those who believe this strain was genetically modified are not entirely incorrect, as this kratom strain has been uniquely bred through a process called grafting; however, conspiracy-styled stories of basement dwelling botanical geneticists are well off the mark.
Botanically interested farmers all over Southeast Asia were breeding some very unique qualities into stimulating Thai strains; the reason for this is sales. The market favors those with more potent leaves and kratom plants that can produce large quantities in a short period of time. While this selective breeding has occurred naturally wherever kratom is sold and bought, no one case of this is more pronounced than in Indonesia, where the first strain called “Maeng Da” originated.
In these areas, a large portion of the male population works in heavy manual labor, and thanks to location, in swamp-like humidity and sweltering heat. These rough jobs and hard conditions have dramatically contributed to kratom’s popularity. This extreme competition by growers spurred the need to produce exceptionally potent and stimulating kratom. At a specific plantation in Indonesia, a technique called grafting became common practice again, blending natural and artificial selection methods in an attempt to create the strongest Thai kratom. This plantation slowly became renowned for their kratom’s strength in comparison to other areas and was officially labeled by them as “Maeng Da.” However, because kratom has become popular in the world-wide marketplace, its potency in comparison to other strains is nowhere near as pronounced as it once was, making it less desirable than before; however, in many cases it can still be highly effective, especially for those who do manual labor, as it was originally “designed” for.
The profile of effects offered by maeng da kratom are quite unique in comparison to most others and that is the primary reason it is still commonly used today. With most kratom strains, you commonly have to choose between either pain-killing ability or stimulation, however, thanks to this strain’s unique alkaloid blend and origins, that choice is no longer necessary.
The primary effect noticed by those who use this type of kratom is stimulation, which is felt primarily as a mental-physical readiness, however, unlike most stimulants, such as caffeine, it typically doesn’t cause kratom side effects such as sweating or physical discomfort. Because of this, it has often been noted as “clean stimulant.” Since its birth, this strain is ideal for heavy physical labor, however, maeng da kratom has also been used effectively by those who do mental work as well, because of its effects on focus and energy.
In combination with stimulation, this variety also offers effective analgesia for those who suffer from chronic pain. While not the most ideal kratom for pain, it can be great for those with moderate pain who can’t tolerate the sedative effects of traditional pain medication or other analgesic kratom varieties.
Pronounced mood-lifting is one of the effects of Maeng Da kratom which make it quite popular. However, tolerance to these kratom effects build quickly, especially for those who use it regularly or don’t manage their Maeng Da kratom dosage. Because of this, those who have used it for this purpose commonly wind up disappointed in a short period of time. Because of the history as well as the effects profile of this unique strain, we suggest everyone buy it at least once in their life.
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With current legislation pending, it seems kratom may no longer be legal in the United States. Although we haven't sold kratom directly in over a year, this legislation will negatively impact hundreds of thousands throughout the country. Please contact your local congressmen.