“Maeng Da: One Pimpin’ Leaf”
What is Maeng Da? Like several other strains of Kratom, Maeng Da originated in Thailand. Maeng Da is labelled as “pimp-grade” kratom because it derives its meaning from the word “pimp”. This is a popular strain because it contains more alkaloids than its counterparts, and twice as much mitragynine as kratom leaves that grow in the wild. As a genetically modified version of Mitragyna Speciosa, it is more resistant to environmental factors such as extreme temperatures, drought, flooding, and seasonal changes.
One of the reasons that Maeng Da is so popular is due to its properties as a nootropic–namely, a cognitive enhancer. As such, it aids in productivity, focus, enhanced memory, and cognition. These qualities can be of great benefit to those laboring under a heavy workload or struggling to meet multiple deadlines.
Like most nootropics, the Maeng Da strain causes a decrease in fatigue. As the most energizing of the kratom strains, this leaf might offer just the boost you need when feeling slow or sluggish. For centuries, in fact, workers in farming and other physically demanding professions used kratom for this reason. Along with this increase in energy comes an increase in mood, which could range from a gentle contentment to euphoria. Need I say more?
Maeng Da also includes analgesic (pain-relieving) properties, making it an effective alternative to opiates like hydrocodone which have high potential for addiction. Users have reported relief from chronic back pain, headaches, and muscle tension. What is more, because kratom is a partial opioid agonist, it can aid in the shakes, cravings, and stomach pain that accompany opioid withdrawal. Kratom itself is not an opioid.
Because Maeng Da is so potent, its side effects will also be more pronounced. Heavy use of Maeng Da will, as with most medicines, lead to a higher tolerance which, in turn, leads to greater intensity of side effects. Because it is a stimulant, side effects can include jitteriness and anxiety. The racing thoughts that often accompany anxiety can make it counterproductive in its aid as a focus-enhancer. If you have ever downed an energy drink too fast or drank too much coffee, you will know what I mean. Insomnia can result from any stimulant, and so it is best to take it early in the day or when you know you will be awake for at least 8 hours.
Lightheadedness and dizziness have also been reported. You can avoid this by starting small and using caution in regards to your dosage. These side effects often go away in time as your body adjusts, but if they do not, you might want to reduce your dosage or try another strain.
All in all, this is a high quality strain and very potent, as many users can confirm. If it does not produce the exact effects that you are looking for, you could try another variety. Do not be discouraged. With kratom, there is something for everybody.
Klarity Kratom offers Maeng Da in both capsule and powder forms. You can purchase the capsules in quantities of 8, 40, 75, 150, 300, or 500, and the powders in 7 sizes ranging from 30g to a full pound. To see the full range of products available, click this link: Klarity Kratom Products