Red Maeng Da is known as the most potent Kratom. It contains many psychoactive alkaloids that cause both physical and mental effects. According to various studies, this kratom, like all Maeng Da varieties, has interesting benefits.
But it must of course be used with care.
The use of kratom in Asia has been around for centuries. However, the Maeng Da variety only emerged at the end of the 19th century. Then some Thai farmers were looking for a kratom tree that could withstand the warm and humid environment in Thailand.
By grafting several species, they got the Maeng Da. The red color is created by not only drying the leaf but also allowing it to ferment.
According to Indonesian scientist Slamet Wahyono, who has been doing kratom research for years, it has numerous beneficial effects.
With the red Maeng Da, you can even think of lowering blood pressure and reducing symptoms in diabetes. But it is also used as a means to stimulate appetite or improve sleep.
In addition to your own body weight and sensitivity, the dosage also depends a lot on the strength of the kratom. Normally, 5-10 grams of dried leaves should be enough for inexperienced users. The dosage can be slightly lower with kratom powder, which is usually stronger than regular leaves (3-5 grams). The same goes for extract. Kratom is not addictive when used responsibly and no more than once or twice a month. More experienced users will feel the need to increase the dosage after some time.
Kratom in higher doses tends to have sedative effects, regardless of which strain is used.
Mild Effect: <3 gram
Reasonable/Good Effect: >3-5
Strong Effect: > 5-6 gram
Kratom has a strong effect on your mood and energy. It reduces fears, while the feeling is described as happy, strong and active, with a calm mind and a strong will to work. Thai workers use it to get through the working day. The effects are felt after 5 to 10 minutes and can last for several hours.
Most people call the effects stimulating and euphoric at a low dose and sedative at a higher dose. This can probably be explained by the fact that mitragynine stimulates the delta opiate receptors in small amounts, but as the dose increases, the more and more the mu-opiate receptors stimulate.
Although the main alkaloids in kratom are related to psychedelic substances, kratom does not appear to have psychedelic effects. The main effects are similar to those of opiates: analgesic and cough suppressant, but also narcotic and euphoric. These effects are approximately comparable in strength to codeine.
Some sources claim that kratom, like other opiates, increases sexual desire in women and can reduce erection problems in men. The positive effect of mitragynine on mood and a reduction in anxiety is probably responsible for this.
Other effects of mitragynine include decreased muscle tone, local anesthesia, and central nervous system depression.
Direct negative effects can include dry mouth, increased urination, decreased appetite, and constipation. Unlike opiates, mitragynine usually does not cause nausea or vomiting. Intensive use can result in a mild form of lethargy.
Kratom is not medicine but has a positive effect on things like:
- Improved concentration
- Energy deficiency
- Pain relief
- Reduction of “craving” in addictions
50 grams of Mitragyna Speciosa Kratom powder.
Most Kratom sold online comes in powder. The easiest way to use Kratom powder is to take it together with a simple drink (water or juice). Here’s how you would take Kratom with a drink:
- Take a small sip of your drink, don’t swallow, and keep the drink in your mouth.
- Take the desired amount of Kratom with a spoon and put it inside your mouth.
- Immediately take another big sip of your drink to wash it off.
- Repeat this as many times as needed for your preferred dosing.
Kratom flavor is very bitter, this method allows you to taste the Kratom as little as possible.
You can also make cold or hot tea together or out of Kratom if you feel like doing so.