Maeng da is one of the many strains of Kratom. It is, in fact, one of the more powerful strains of this plant with psychotropic effects when ingested. It comes from the purest Kratoms of Thailand and is available in three colors, red, white, and green.
Being one of the more powerful Kratoms make Maeng da more popular. It is very compelling when taken in high dosage but can be harmful. Just like the other kratom strains, maeng da kratom has health and medical benefits when taken in small dosages. It is mostly taken in large dosages by users with recreation as their primary purpose.
Here are some important features that you should know about maeng da kratom
Has Sedative and Stimulant Effects
Maeng da has 21 different alkaloids when extracted. It contains 7-hydroxy mitragynine and mitragynine, which are the most beneficial component of the extract. They bind with opioid receptors in the brain to produce stimulant or sedative effect.
When taken in small dosages, maeng da has a stimulant effect which can cause a person to improve his sociability, mental clarity, and energy. The sedative effect comes when maeng da is taken in large dosages resulting in seizures and hallucinations.
Health and Medical Benefits
Maeng da is greatly used in environments demanding focus and concentration; thus, it is being used in campuses and offices. With the 21 alkaloids present in the extract, maeng da can quickly boost the overall brain functions by stimulating the cerebral system, which results in mental alertness.
Other medical and health benefits of maeng da include the following;
- Fights fatigue and boost enthusiasm
- Useful in decreasing craving for opiates
- Faster recovery from pain
- Eliminates stress and its effects such as headache and increased muscle tension
Dosage and Side Effects
Maeng da has side effects, and they usually come when dosages are increased to larger dosages. The correct dosage is well-inscribed in the product package. It is also advised that a beginner should start with a dosage of 2-3 grams with a waiting period of 45 minutes for results to be felt. When the desired result is not yet felt, then you can add on the dosage.
The following are expected side effects of taking in maeng da in large dosages;
- Anxiety and depression
- Sleeplessness and lethargy
- Nausea and dizziness
Capsule or Powder
Maeng da comes in two different forms, capsule or powder. The advantage of a capsule over powder is its convenience when using. You can also easily check on the dosage of what you have taken in. The problem with capsules is that you have to consume plenty of it when taking in a larger dosage.
The powder form is better for those who take in large dosages. But it can be very messy and inconvenient to prepare the solution, especially when you are traveling.
Maeng da kratom is a wonderful gift from nature when used responsibly. The ugly side of it only comes when we abuse its use.