The Effects of Maeng Da Kratom

Maeng Da, almost every regular kratom user has heard about it and has probably tried it, but what is that makes this kratom so unique and well liked among kratom users?

The Effects of Maeng Da Kratom

While most different types of kratom are typically stimulating or sedating, Maeng Da can be both. There are two reasons for this, the first reason is because vendor haphazardly label their strongest kratom as maeng da, and because some actual strains of maeng da vary in effects depending on the dose that you take. A lot other strains don't have this interesting effect of lower doses being more stimulating, while higher doses are more sedating, though it does happen.


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The effects of Maeng Da are typically very similar to stimulating types of kratom, with a little bit more in the euphoria department. Depending on who you get maeng da from these effects can vary though, some lean more towards the stimulating side while others are more sedating. Typically, however, this strain is more stimulating overall than most others. Here are some of the most commonly experienced effects of Maeng Da.

• A clean but powerful stimulation • Moderate euphoria depending on tolerance • Good painkilling effects • Strong sense of motivation • Heightened awareness and alertness • Increased focus • Antidepressant effects

Because of these effects, good maeng da strains are often used for heavy work or anything that requires high levels of focus and awareness.

Side Effects of Maeng Da

While being great for all of these purposes, many varieties of maeng da can have a few side effects.


• Sweating at high doses • Feeling of intensity from too much energy • Anxiety (mostly for anxiety prone individuals)

Even though this strain can have a few side effects, you will rarely encounter them unless you take a dose that is too high for your specific brain and body chemistry. For those who want to increase dosage without side effects like this, you can mix it with a more mellow strain for the best of both worlds.

This is still certainly one of my favorite strains of kratom, though a good true maeng da is often hard to find. Despite that, I definitely suggest anyone who hasn't tried maeng da to at least test it out, despite it costing more than regular kratom leaf, it could be your new favorite!