Are you feeling down? Have a case of the blues? Do you have trouble facing the day and prefer to curl up on the couch and binge mindless shows all day long?
I know how you feel. For quite some time, I woke up feeling the same way. I had no energy. The thought of going to work, interacting with people, and just living generally, filled me with dread. Nothing I tried did more than put a band-aid on the problem.
I knew I needed something else. I looked for anything that could help me feel energetic and relaxed.
Finally, I found what I sought. Red Maeng Da Kratom appeared to deliver the goods.
What did I have to lose? I tried it. The blues turned red. I woke up feeling optimistic. I enjoyed seeing friends and co-workers for the first time in a long time. A little Red Maeng Da each morning helped move my day forward.
Congrats! But What Is Red Maeng Da?
Thanks! I’m glad you asked. Red Maeng Da is a special form of Kratom bred for high potency. As espresso is a more potent form of coffee, Maeng Da is a stronger form of Kratom. The energy boost it produced truly helped me turn my days around.
Where Does Red Maeng Da Come From?
Red Maeng Da originated in Thailand but now also grows in Indonesia. The Maeng Da tree resulted from the grafting of Indonesian and Thai Kratom trees to produce a higher alkaloid Kratom. Growers wanted to produce a leaf that provided more energy to help workers through long, 12-hour workdays in the heat.
If it helps them endure those workdays in Thailand’s heat, imagine what it will do for you!
The grafting process produced a tree capable of delivering higher alkaloid content. For best results, farmers try to grow the tree in soil with an elevated alkaloid content, hoping to add an additional kick to the final product.
Farmers cure Red Maeng Dain sunlight or with special UV lighting after harvest. They then blend it into the powder you use to feel happy and energized.
Most Red Maeng Da Kratom on the market today grows in Indonesia, although some farming remains in Thailand. Where it is from is less important than ensuring you buy genuine Maeng Da Kratom (more on that in a minute).
Available Forms Of Red Maeng Da Kratom
Red maeng da Kratom is available in the market in the forms of capsules, tinctures, and powder form. The powder can be inhaled or added to some tea or coffee. If you prefer, you can add a cautious amount of powder into the food.
What Can I Expect If I Take Red Maeng Da?
Users report a wide range of uses for Red Maeng Da. A trip to the subreddit r/kratom will produce several discussions of Red Maeng Da’s benefits. The primary effects reported include:
- Red Maeng Da reportedly provides a stimulating effect when taken in smaller doses. Many people use it to help get them through the day, the same way that they use another famous alkaloid, caffeine. Users report Red Maeng Da provides less of the shaky, nervous feelings that coffee and other high-caffeine drinks produce.
- Users report that Red Maeng Da delivers a range of pleasant emotions, including euphoria. When taken in smaller doses, it appears not to interfere with daily activities. Some also claim that it boosts motivation, allowing them to work harder as the day moves forward. They report being happy and relaxed.
- Many report that Red Maeng Da lifts some of the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Some studies agree. It chases the blues away, allowing them to feel more productive and at ease. Some report that it allows them to relax in social situations, reducing the stress some people feel in larger groups or important business meetings.
- Red Maeng Da works as a sedative at higher doses. This can help you fall asleep at night, ensuring that you receive all the benefits that flow from a full eight hours of sleep.
- Many report that Red Maeng Da provides relief from chronic pain. This appears to be one of the lesser impacts of Red Maeng Da, especially compared to other strains of Kratom. While most reports of the benefits of Red Maeng Da focus on the energy-boosting and mood-enhancing effects, a few users report some pain relief.
How Much Red Maeng Da Should I Take?
No set dose for Red Maeng Da exists. To some extent, the dose will depend on where the Kratom grew and how the farmers cured it. Other considerations include your body chemistry and your size.
Red Maeng Da Kratom appears to produce its energy-enhancing benefits with lower doses. The calming, sometimes sedative effects of Red Maeng Da occur at higher doses.
Therefore, you will have to adjust the dose to create the desired effect. If you want the energy boost of Red Maeng Da to help you plow through the workday, and this is your first experience with the product, you may want to use a lighter dose.
Using a heavier dose may make you sleepy or slow on the job. Your boss may not appreciate the lack of productivity. Until you know what impact higher doses may have, you might not want to risk the sedative effects. This defeats the purpose of using Red Maeng Da in the morning.
At the same time, a small dose of post-work Red Maeng Da may keep you up at night, leaving you tired and slow the next morning. You may want to try a little higher doses in the evening until you find what works for you. The first time you try an evening dose should occur before a day off from work, giving you the next day to recover if you fail to find the right dose.
If you worry about taking the proper dose, you may wish to try capsules when you first try Red Maeng Da. While capsules cost more than powder, they relieve the problems associated with measuring your dose. You also avoid having to determine the impact on potency resulting from how you consume the loose powder.
Several methods of taking powdered Kratom exist, but they provide various levels of potency. Users report that the “toss and wash” method, where you toss the powder in the back of your throat and chase it with water, provides a quicker and more potent kick than brewing the powder as a tea. Some also combine loose powder into smoothies and other drinks.
r/Kratom always contains threads discussing the effects of Kratom at different doses. While your experience may vary, it serves as an excellent starting point for your experience.
Where Should I Buy Red Maeng Da?
Red Maeng Da Kratom should only be purchased from reputable sellers. Some vendors add “Maeng Da” to regular red Kratom so that they can charge higher prices. However, you will likely be disappointed when it fails to deliver the benefits reported to flow from Red Maeng Da.
You see, in Thailand, “Maeng Da” is a slang term meaning “pimp grade” or “giant water bugs” Giant water bugs are a highly prized delicacy in Thailand. The slang terms denote superior quality, the same way “top shelf” or “first-class” describes excellent quality in America.
Just because a seller labels Kratom Maeng Da doesn’t make it true. You need to be sure that you can trust the seller.
Remember, farmers designed Maeng Da to produce a higher alkaloid content. More alkaloids should give you more of the effects you seek. Settling for a “paper only” Red Maeng Da means you paid for a higher quality Kratom than you received. You want more for your money, not less.
Also, avoid buying from local shops. The product there may have remained in inventory far too long. It may lack the potency you want, even if it is a genuine Maeng Da. More reputable vendors like TGM provides more recent product and can produce lab tests showing the alkaloid content and purity of the product.
The quality of the product will make or break your experience. Make sure you research the seller first.
We all want help getting ahead. That’s why the lines at coffee shops across the country wrap around the shop at all hours of the day. We seek out the boost we get from certain substances, like caffeine and sugar, to help us feel and perform our best.
Red Maeng Da may be the kick you have been looking for to shake off the blues and conquer your day. Your co-workers and boss may ask you what turned you around so fast. Feel free to tell them, but not until you reap the benefits first!