Maeng Da kratom effects provide a hard hard-hitting punch when ingested. It is a potent strain of kratom favored by frequent users who are seeking a stronger herb. It is considered an original, ancient strain that has well-known medicinal characteristics. However, in recent years highly skilled plant cultivation experts have focused on cultivating a superior strain.

What to Expect from Maeng Da Kratom Effects?

Everyone is different, so one person’s reaction to the herb may vary dramatically from another. Also, there are factors such as the freshness of the product and brand which might have a bearing on how the user reacts to the kratom. However, typically, most users report a ‘high’ that is terribly like that obtained when using opioids. Maeng Da kratom effects are very dose-dependent so it sometimes takes some trying with varying doses to reach your ‘sweet spot’. Therefore, you need to experiment with a little bit and then increase the dosage.

Maeng Da History

four wooden boat on teal sea

Many consider Thailand the home of Maeng Da.

For centuries, Southeastern Asian countries have used kratom for medicinal purposes. The powder-like herb is obtained from the Mitragynine speciose tree. The leaves of the tree are harvested, dried by curing, and then ground into a fine powder. In some instances, the leaves are also used to make hot tea. The Mitragynine tree grows throughout much of Malaysia, Borneo, Thailand, Philippines, New Guinea, and Myanmar. In its native habitat, it will reach heats of about 25 meters. (82 feet) with a similar width. The leaves are elliptical in shape with a heart-shaped base and a furry underbelly. When fully mature, the leaves are easy if an adult man’s palm.

Thailand’s Maeng Da

Most think that Thailand is the origin of Maeng Da. The thing that sets this strain apart is that even though the strain is potent, it has a low alkaloid content. However, the alkaline content renders the strain far more digestible so the Maeng Da kratom effects take hold of the user much faster and with far more intensity than even a strain with a higher alkaloid level. Cultivation experts speculate that the changing seasons in Thailand impact the tree’s growth in some way which is what creates the rather delicate Maeng Da kratom variety.

Kratom’s Brilliant Hue

The emerald green color of kratom.

The color of Maeng Da kratom often stands out from other strains. The fresh leaves are a deep, dark emerald. After grinding, the powder takes on a very dark appearance. When buying a quality Maeng Da strain, you’ll want to make sure that the hue is brilliant. The percentages of  Mitragynine, 7 hydroxymitragynine, and mitraphylline influence the dark coloration of the plant’s leaves and the powder obtained from the foliage.

Commercial Cultivation

As kratom has become more popular around the world, cultivation experts have started to explore ways to change and modify the various strains to obtain the results they desire. Maeng Da is no different. The popularity of the strain has made it a favorite to cultivate and refine to enhance the Maeng Da kratom effects. Currently, crossbreeding, and grafting are being explored. With grafting, the sapling of the tree is cut at the base and placed on a different root base Using a tailor picked root system benefits the plant by making it more sturdy so a heartier kratom tree can grow that will withstand unpredictable weather conditions, droughts, and monsoons. Crossbreeding increases the potent chemical concentrations in the tree’s foliage, so the goal is to create bigger and more abundant leaves for harvest.

Maeng Da Kratom Effects on Health

Below we will evaluate the Maeng Da kratom effects on health. These are just potential effects. Everyone is different and what works for one person might not for another.

Pain Relief

assorted medication tables and capsules

Kratom helps many avoid prescription opioids.

Many think that kratom helps ease their pain and could potentially reduce their need for dangerous opioids. A study carried out by the John Hopkins University School of Medicine (1)  found that kratom appears to be safer than prescription opioids for pain relief.  “Both prescription and illicit opioids carry the risk of lethal overdose as evidenced by the more than 47,000 opioid overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2017,” says  Albert Garcia-Romeu, Ph.D., instructor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, “Notably there’s been fewer than 100 kratom-related deaths reported in a comparable period, and most of these involved mixing with other drugs or in combination with preexisting health conditions.”

Garcia- Romeu went on to say, “Although our findings show kratom to be relatively safe according to these self-reports, unregulated medicinal supplements raise concerns with respect to contamination or higher doses of the active chemicals, which could increase negative side effects and harmful responses. Therefore, we advocate for the FDA to regulate kratom, which would require testing for impurities and maintaining safe levels of the active chemicals. Otherwise, unregulated products run the risk of unsafe additives and dosing problems, which could be like getting a shot of grain alcohol when you were trying to order a beer.”

Mental Clarity

Whether you suffer from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or you simply have a hard time focusing on boring topics, kratom might be the answer to your problems. (2)  The potency of Maeng Da makes it a good choice to gain perspective and clarity for the user. In addition, it may help clear the mind and boost a person’s comprehension level. People who are facing an exam or must give a public speech often opt to use kratom.


man standing in front of microphone

Kratom may help with public speaking and anxiety in public places.

In a study published in the Journal of Mental Health, researchers found that students of higher education often suffer from social anxiety. (3) Without a doubt,  introverts regularly struggle with social events and public speaking. Turning to kratom, an herbal supplement appears to make users bolder and more talkative without the adverse effects experienced by other options like alcohol. Maeng Da kratom effects have proven to be long-lasting and highly effective, which is why it is favored by so many young individuals.

Opioid Addiction

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in 2018, around 68,000 people died from overdosing on opioids. The opioid crisis in America is only becoming worse with each passing year. (4)  Also, kratom users are turning to the herb to try to battle the withdrawal effects of the potent opiates to kick the addiction.

Energy Boost

The Harvard Medical School suggests natural ways to boost your energy such as exercising, restricting your sleep (avoid daytime napping), staying hydrated, and using caffeine on occasion. (5)  However, many are exploring herbal supplements like kratom. The Maeng Da kratom effects are well known to spur a much-needed burst of energy without making you feel shaky or out of control which often happens with caffeine. With Maeng Da, just a little bit goes a long way. At My Kratom Club, we offer several brands of Maeng Da plus other kratom strains for sale HERE.  Please take a moment to check out our products.

Maeng Da Kratom Effects and Dosage

As with all strains of kratom, the effects you experience are largely dependent on the strain and your tolerance level. With Maeng Da, the rich alkaloids accentuate the strain’s potency to provide far greater results You’ll only need to consume it in small quantities to truly reap the benefits. If you purchase a high-quality kratom capsule, then it might contain up to 5g of kratom, so a single capsule is enough to give a bang. However, if you are a newbie user then you’ll want to try to only take 2g initially to see how it impacts your system. Remember, when you take Maeng Da in a high dose, it can act as a tranquilizer and in lower doses, it works as a stimulant.

Exploring Unpleasant Maeng Da Kratom Effects

Any herbal supplement can have potential side effects. Maeng Da kratom effects are not always pleasant. Also, many are comparable to that experienced when you consume too much caffeine. If you drink a pot of coffee then you’ll feel about the same.

Reported side effects and problems:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Stomach problems
  • Lack of focus
  • Dizziness
  • Lethargy
  • Lightheadedness

Side effects are often seen in newbie users who take too much of the potent kratom herb. If you do suffer from any side effects, then you should discontinue use. Also, you might want to talk with your physician prior to trying Maeng Da or any kratom product, especially if you take prescription medication.

If you are interested in learning more about Maeng Da kratom effects or trying the herb, then please contact My Kratom Club to learn more.


1.Natural Herb Kratom May Have Therapeutic Effects and Relatively Low Potential for Abuse or Harm, According to A User Survey

By John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Published: February 3, 2020

2. American Psychiatric Association

What is ADHD?

By Ranna Parekh, M.D., M.P.H.

Published: July 2017

3. Journal of Mental Health

A study to investigate the prevalence of social anxiety in a sample of higher education students in the United Kingdom

By Graham Russell and Steve Shaw

Published: August 13, 2009

4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Understanding the Epidemic

Published: March 19, 2020

5. Harvard Medical School

9 Tips to Boost Your Energy Naturally