Arguably the most popular kratom strain in the community, the Red Maeng Da kratom is quite special. But not many know why it’s special or to even differentiate between the various kratom strains commercially available. This blog is meant to help you understand why the Red Maeng Da is so popular.
Origin & Effects
Also known as Mitragyna Speciosa, kratom is a tree whose leaves are harvested and dried before being ground into fine powder. Several strains can be produced depending on the harvesting method, the maturity of the tree, the drying method and more.
The name Red Maeng Da comes from the red color and because it’s the Maeng Da strain (which comes in a few other colors too). It’s categorized as a red vein strain, harvested when the leaves’ veins are red. The veins change color as the tree matures – from white to green to red, while significantly changing its natural properties. The Maeng Da strains originated in Thailand, but are now produced in various corners of Southeast Asia.
Red vein strains are known for sedative effects and the Red Maeng Da became popular for the same. Despite its calming effects, the Red Maeng Da is known to be very potent and hence may be too much for some people. While there are other red vein variants that balance out the effects of the vein color, the Red Maeng Da is known to enhance the effects. If you are back home after work totally exhausted, the Red Maeng Da can give you that sense of relaxation you so desire. Being a kratom strain, the strain can also make you feel a bit more energized in addition to the calming effects though there are better strains out there that can give you an energy boost.
Due to the popularity and demand for red vein kratom, there exists in the market fake red veins or red vein strains that aren’t properly extracted. This makes it difficult for the regular kratom enthusiast to identify high quality red vein strains. The black market sales of impure or low quality kratom strains have also impacted the credibility of kratom sales in the US. However, we assure you that reputed shops do sell pure kratom. At Vapor Loft, Kansas City, we procure kratom from the most trusted producers and perform tests to ensure high quality and purity.
Is the Red Maeng Da right for you?
Just because it’s one of the most popular kratom strains around doesn’t mean it’s the right one for you. While experienced users prefer the Red Maeng Da for its calming or sedative effects, users who aren’t accustomed to kratom may find it too potent; especially if they have not figured out the correct dosage for their needs.
We recommend trying subtler strains if you are new to kratom, and allow your body to adapt to kratom ingestion. Once you have experienced a few smaller strains, you can try the Red Maeng Da. If you are concerned about dosage, the experienced staff here at Vapor Loft can help figure it out.