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Over many decades specialist Kratom growers have developed increasingly potent strains of Kratom in direct response to market demands. One of these strains is Maeng Da (translation – pimp), a well-known and very popular variety that possesses stimulatory as well as opioid properties. This is in contrast to most other varieties of Kratom, which are predominantly one or the other.
Maeng Da Kratom Effects
With a reputation for being top-of-the-shelf, Maeng Da kratom produces strong effects. Clinical studies are limited but anecdotally it is known to contain flavonoids and alkaloids that are more active than those found in other strains of kratom.
The most abundant active alkaloid in kratom is mitragynine. In combination with the other opioid-receptor agonists in kratom, it produces a number of desirable effects for the user. These effects range from stimulatory to mood boosting. Additionally, the alkaloids also have excellent no-tropic properties for enhancing cognitive ability.
Users have reported that taking Maeng Da kratom first thing in the morning helps them concentrate and focus better all day. They say it assists with mental processing of information and that they need to expend less mental effort to do this more effectively. Maeng Da’s stimulating properties are further reported to help retain and even boost productivity levels when carrying out brain-draining activities.
Maeng Da – Where Is It Grown?
Maeng Da is believed to have originated in Indonesia. Certainly, that’s where the world’s first legal plantation is located. The leaves from mature green vein trees grown in this plantation are handpicked to ensure the highest quality product.
Why Indonesia as opposed to Thailand, which is where some sources say it originates? It probably has a lot to do with the fact that many Indonesian men traditionally worked as manual labourers in extreme conditions. They found that using kratom helped ward off tiredness and exhaustion, thus contributing to its popularity there. In response to increasing demand, local growers sought to produce stronger and more effective strains. The outcome was a strain of kratom that is renowned for its exceptional strength and potency!
How Is Maeng Da Grown?
The tree that produces Maeng Da kratom is the result of a procedure known as grafting. This process allowed growers to selectively combine different varieties of kratom on superior rootstock. The result is a tree that produces several strains of kratom and grows faster because it’s not grown from seed. This faster growth is thought to increase its alkaloid content. The grafted plant is also able to better withstand environmental and weather conditions.
Using seeds to grow Maeng Da trees is not viable because obviously they only carry the genetics of the grafted variety that produced them. This means that every genuine Maeng Da tree has to be carefully and specially grafted. The grafted tree produces dark green leaves with a strong, pleasant smell. The leaves retain their bright green color when crushed or ground.
How Popular Is This Strain?
We often get asked just how popular is Maeng Da? As we like to say in American football parlance, it’s an all-star performer. The quarterback of the Kratom team! The performer that keeps on performing even during periods of intense energy expenditure and lazer like focus. Like working out or going to the gym. Or late night studying for that all-important exam.
Need a mood booster? Maeng Da is perfect for that too! Plus it’s an effective painkiller! That makes it a natural choice for anyone wanting a stimulatory and a pain-killing compound combined!
What Alkaloids Does Maeng Da Have?
We’ve already mentioned the superior quality of the alkaloids in Maeng Da. The main ones present are mitragynine, its oxidation product 7-hydroxymitragynine, and mitraphylline. Together, these potent opioid receptor agonists provide most of the sought-after affects of Maeng Da.
What Is The Cost Of Maeng Da?
Maeng Da is available from many online vendors, and its price range is in line with other readily available Kratom commodities. A standard packet of Maeng Da powder can be purchased for approximately $14 USD for a one-ounce package. Kratom suppliers will often offer a price reduction if you decide to buy in bulk, and this is a recommended way to find out if Maeng Da will be your go-to strain of choice.