Maeng Da Kratom: Benefits, Side Effects & Correct Dosage

Maeng Da Kratom

One of the best things about Kratom is that you’ll never run out of options. There are many varieties that offer various results and potency. From strong pain control to mild relaxation, you’ll find a Kratom form that suits you.  Kratom can offer you many different benefits.

One of the most famously known strong varieties of Kratom is Maeng Da. While some often dismiss the said kind, there are actually a couple of benefits unique to Maeng Da Kratom and others even say it is the best Kratom they have ever used.

Maeng Da Kratom

As a little background, Maeng Da originated from Thailand. It was named after a water bug called Lethocerus Indicus, which is actually known locally as a delicacy. “Maeng Da” when translated from Thai means “Pimp,” which is why some call the strong Kratom variant as “Pimp Grade”.

Kratom LeavesA little-known fact about Maeng Da Kratom is that it is actually a genetically modified version of the said herbal tree in Thailand. It is also known to contain more alkaloids than its original counterpart.

This modification allows the said Mitragyna Speciosa variant to have a more stable development during environmental factors such as weather or seasonal changes.

Maeng Da can also be easily distinguished by its darker leaves, which in turn become greener when crushed or powdered. Its extracts are known to contain more beneficial active compounds than other variants, although there aren’t a more acceptable number of studies to support this claim.

Maeng Da Kratom Benefits

Maeng Da offers users a potent mixture of energy and mood-boosting effects. It is a very viable choice for increasing energy during the morning while providing users more focus and clarity to face challenges for the rest of the day.

Testimonies from various Maeng Da users may differ as to its said effects and duration, but some users have unanimously hailed this natural herb’s variety as one of the best there is. Even besting the actual pure leaf itself.

When used in small to medium dosage, this variant is said to provide stimulating effects that can help users be more productive by staying focused, awake and attentive.

This cognitive enhancement from using Maeng Da Kratom was proven by its numerous users to provide beneficial effects such as:

  • Ability to concentrate
  • Enhanced memory and mental functions
  • Lesser fatigue when doing heavy mental tasks
  • Mood enhancer, euphoric feeling
  • Anti-depressant
  • Increased enthusiasm
  • Increased stamina

Maeng Da is also known for its sedative effect that allows users to manage pain and provide a more relaxing feeling. With its strong potency, some users have taken the natural herb’s variant as a pain reliever and a non-harmful alternative to opiates. It is also a very effective sexual mood and performance enhancer, hence its moniker “Pimp Kratom.”

Maeng Da Kratom Side Effects

Maeng Da, being one of the strongest strains of Kratom, also has increased the possibility of developing side effects. Some of its side effects are actually just a negative reaction from the benefits that you’ll have when taking Kratom and are highly dependent on a user only. It does not mean that what the other users have felt will also happen to you.

One of these is feeling jittery or anxious, brought by its energizing effects. Much like the effects of caffeine, this can only happen when Maeng Da is taken in a large amount and would vary from each person’s bodily reactions.

Some users have also reported that its euphoric effects can also lead to nausea and even lack of focus, again if taken in large amounts.

Other known side effects are as follows:

  • Dizziness
  • Lethargy
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Stomach problems
  • Lightheadedness
  • Respiratory problems in extreme cases

While these side effects are but normal and usually goes away after, it is still important to note that this can only happen if taken outside your ideal dosage. Hence, it is heavily suggested to be mindful of your intake and be cautious when taking it outside your normal dosage.

For beginners, it is best to start taking Maeng Da Kratom in half dosage or smaller, record the body’s reactions then adjust accordingly.

Maeng Da Kratom Right Dosage

Speaking of dosage, because Maeng Da Kratom is known to be the strongest, your consumption should be lesser than its counterparts.

For example, if the recommended dosage for Red Vein Bali or White Indo Kratom Extract is at 5 grams, Maeng Da Kratom should be taken at 4 grams, or less, to achieve its full effects.

Consumption that is over this recommended amount may result in developing the mentioned side effects, and since Maeng Da, with its increased potency, can stay longer in your system for as much as 8 hours, it is best to take precautions first and follow the guided dosage.

Another important thing to consider when buying Kratom online is to find a reliable vendor that offers purely grounded Kratom powder. This is to make sure that what you will be using is the finest, genuine, and the best variant of Kratom, like Maeng Da, thereby enjoying its benefits and effects, worry-free, as intended.


  1. Hello I am thankful for your informative articles,however I am still confused.From what I am reading,all Kratom strains,have to be played w for each person’s right dosage.I have always turned to Bali, because of my severe and chronic pain.With MaengdaI too had jitters, and not much
    pain relief.What I need is a Kratom strain, that firstly takes care of my pain because I can not function.Then the added focus and sense of well being. But at night i need sleep and relaxation.Can Maengda do ALL of this depending on dosages? Or do I need different strains?I love the energy for day etc.,but if im in pain,it doesn’t help me get up and go.So,pain first,focus and well being along with it,and at night sedative efects .Thank you so much! I await your response.

  2. Thanks for the info. 🙂
    I just started using it last week. I nearly broke my neck long ago, and still suffer a lot of pain from it. My first experience with the kratom stunned and amazed me. I would gladly give up my opiates for something that works this well. I tired of all the hoops I have to jump through to get my pain meds. Oh, I wish more testing would be done to sway the nay sayers. I will be a test subject. I don’t want them to outlaw this herb. Chinese medicine needs to be taken more seriously by our government. 2000 years of success shows they know what they’re doing with herbs. It’s one of the best things about China. Again, thanks for the good info! Keep us updated Kratom News.

  3. Christine S. Please tell us more from Krotam use. Does it help your pain without using opiates? Were you on opiates and then replaced with Krotam? I’m in serious pain, but I am afraid to let go of pain meds, but also tired of being on a chemical substance.
    Thank you

    • I completely let go of pain meds. I Was hooked on Percocet, oxycodone and oxycotin for at least 10yrs or more. It was so long that I honestly don’t remember how old I was. I’ve always smoked weed as well to help me with anxiety and then arthritis that will continue to get worse over time. I am a daily Maeng Da user and it definitely definitely saved my life. If there’s another strain thats even better for energy,focus, and relief, then I also would love to know about it. CO seems on the verge of banning this amazing plant and somehow this CANT happen. I really believe that this plant could put a huge dent in the opiate problem in this country. But big pharma and co. “need” to profit so it’s going to be an uphill climb to save this plant.

      • Hi there! Thanks for sharing…was wondering what brand/strain you use? I have been on pain meds for a complete acl tear and ready to switch to something more nature. Thank you!

  4. I agree with the previous post. I have a fused neck, degenerative disk disorder, removed meniscus in my knee, and 5 screws in my shoulder. Needless to say the drs will gladly give me as much opiates as I want but I needed off. I use thc and cbd at night but daytime only maeng da (2 grams-ish). Took too much while trying to find my dose once and it made me slur my words and act drunk but I’ve got it down now. This should be more provided as a viable solution.

  5. Being an active man close to 50, I have been dealing with back pain for 20 years. I went from pain pills to methadone and stayed on it for the last 10 years aside from a few breaks that nearly bankrupted me trying to satisfy a crazy high tolerance. Methadone aka liquid handcuffs, requires daily visits to a clinic. I rarely did more than 70mg a day, because it makes me drowsy when I am not moving around. These involuntary Knod-outs or Narcolepsy can be dangerous if you drive a car. Most cars in the clinic parking lot have some front end damage. So I would also take adderal to be functional. Three weeks ago, I left to go on vacation for family where there were no clinics within 120 miles. I had saved up a few days worth by cheeking out 10-15 mg a day from the clinic. Although I would filter it, old saliva is still nasty. After that ran out, I switched over to soboxone strips. I made 5–8mg strips last 10 days. While on the strips, I bought a bag of 25 Kratom capsules. I did not expect much from them but when I was out of strips and dope sick, I decided to ingest them all, so I would not have them on the plane. I did not get a buzz, but it did not take long to not feel sick and I was able to actually take care of business. So when I got back in town, I decided to get more Kratom, instead of going back to the liquid handcuffs. So I can honestly say that I am down to the herbal stuff. I have lost weight, and dark circles from my eyes, I still have the runs from coming off the hard stuff, but I am not in pain. It has now been a week since my last opiate and I think I may have a chance this time. One of the best things I have gotten from Kratom, is my sex drive and my woman loves that. I had almost forgot what it was like to have a fully functioning dick. That alone makes Kratom better than Methadone!

  6. I, too, have had a positive effect with maeng da. I have a brain malformation and scoliosis, so even waking up in the morning and getting out of bed can seem like a mountainous task on high pain days. Using maeng da helps to cut the pain enough to be functional. It is a good natural way to go.

  7. Great reading…thank you!
    I also just starting using Kratom as a mood enhancer and trying to get off of 15 yrs of taking zanex for a panic disorder…and opioids for pain relief…although Maeng Da
    Is more for feeling energetic and a defenitly mood enhancer…great during the work day
    and then in the evening I switch to red vein Bali..a most excellent pain reliever!
    I no longer need opioids or zanex!
    We need to fight to keep this legal
    Becuse I have quit everything else with ease
    By using Kratom!

  8. The issue is not that our government doesn’t take Chinese medicine seriously. The issue is that natural homeopathic remedies are direct competitors to government corporations – in this case pharmaceutical. The government makes money from it’s numerous corporate franchises, so it has reason to protect them from threats. Sadly, the idea that government serves the people is ridiculously, laughably false. If that were the case, then pharma companies would not be able to legally peddle life threatening addictive opiates to the masses. A plant cannot be owned exclusively. Chemistry can be. Sad reality.

  9. I broke my back at 15 over 30 years ago and have had numerous surgeries & I have to have another or face being paralyzed again. I’ve been taking pain medicine for 18 years straight and will have to take them for life my doctors say. I just took Maeng Da for the first time yesterday & it worked so well I thought it must be in my mind that it’s working. I woke up took 2 capsules on an empty stomach & no other meds with it. Within 30 minuets it felt like I had taken a pain pill. My pain was at a bareable level. I am still confused to what’s the best for me and I have no idea how much is in the capsules I took. “I did not buy from your company, it came from a smoke shop” That’s the reason I am here looking. I want to learn how much & what type? If you have chronic pain and are sick of putting poison in your body and tired of being treated like a junkie just looking for pills try Kratom I promise it works! I only wish I would of found out about it sooner & I pray the government don’t ban it.

  10. This herb has allowed me to kick my opiate addiction. Saved my life and my family. It is sad that the Gov wants to ban it….and why… well big pharma would lose billions. Hypocritical bastards.

  11. I have multiple medical issues. Two of them are osteoarthritis & osteoporosis. I have broken so many bones, last being both knee caps. I am up in age too. I was taking 10 mg Narco, three x’, daily and Klonopin 1 mg at night. I got off both medication !! I take Kratom 3 X’s s daily. That’s. It. Miracle powder for sure. Feel alot better being off those addictive pills !! GO KRATOM !!! .

  12. Trying to get off Suboxone & ive heard wonderful things about Kratom. I purchased Maeng Da capsules, one oz. 28 grams. Not sure what to do? can I take with suboxone, is so how many capsules should I take? Don’t want to have any crazy interactions. Any advice? Thanks!

    • I been on suboxone for 10 years, stopped cold turkey 2 1/2 weeks ago, still going through hell but I started using kratom maeng DA 8 capsules in the morning n another 8 in the afternoon n it helps a ton to function at work at night I take 8 Bali capsules to sleep n without it I would toss n turn all night with no sleep, I would recommend maeng DA for the day n bali to sleep n relax , ull have to find ur dose but I stopped cold turkey off 5mg of subutex a day n kratom has been nothing but a life saver, can get expensive so recommend buying in bulk to save, hope this helps


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