Kratom comes from a tropical tree in the coffee family called Mitragyna Spceciosa. It is both deciduous and evergreen. It contains similar alkaloids to coffee, but with some pain killing effects also. The tree leaves are ground down to kratom powder, of which Maeng Da is a popular strain. There are a few main types of kratom that are classified by the color of the veins on the leaves. They can be red, white, or green. This tree is grown in parts of Asia, especially Bali, Malaysia, and Thailand. It has a long history of medicinal use in those places.
Kratom is used medicinally in parts of the world and banned in others. While it is not known exactly what all of the alkaloids in kratom do, the pain killing element of kratom was identified by a group of researchers in 2002. These Japanese researchers have filed for a patent on subsequent mitragynine derivatives, which they expect to hit the market as a pharmaceutical. If this happens kratom could become mainstream medicine, as an alternative to opioids and more.
Maeng Da Kratom is rated strongly in pain killing properties and highly in energizing properties. It has mood stabilizers in it and is a good antidepressant. It relaxes people in correct doses and can cause lethargy in overdose. The ideal dosage of Maeng Da kratom is between two and five grams for most people, with eight grams being a dose for an experienced user.
You might take Maeng Da for several reasons. Maeng Da kratom is a great substitute for opioids, which are often prescribed as painkillers but which can be addicting. If you take Maeng Da, you can avoid these side effects. The main drawback is that there is definitely a dosage limit with Maeng Da, as you can become jittery with a light overdose and lethargic with a large overdose. However, its effectiveness makes this a popular alternative, as a regular dose of Maeng Da strains in the morning is usually sufficient for all day relief. Due to the energizing nature of Maeng Da kratom, most people don’t take it in the evening. It is also good for mental focus and so some people take it to help stabilize them as they work on long projects or projects requiring intense mental capacity.
You can also take Maeng Da as a mood lifter. Many people find that they are less anxious and more friendly after taking Maeng Da, since they are less inhibited socially. The effects last a few hours and take a few hours to fully take place. This mood lifting effect is sufficient to make Maeng Da kratom a known antidepressant.