Maeng-Da is a very high-quality strain of Kratom, derived using the ancient art of grafting to produce a superior version of the Thai Kratom tree. Grafting increases Maeng-Da’s potency, due to the combination of two different plants in the process. In addition, grafting speeds up maturation – increasing the active alkaloids contained within. This ingenious botanical engineering allows for better stability in the growth process and makes the strain less vulnerable throughout the seasons. The herbal compound harvested from these grafted trees is treasured in Thailand for its potent effects, earning it the Thai slang nickname Maeng-Da – loosely translated in English to mean ‘pimp’, which is why this strain is sometimes marketed as “Pimp Grade”. The smell of it is strong and pleasing, and the leaves are dark green. Maeng-Da exhibits a bright green hue once the leaves are crushed or ground into a powdered, sugar-like consistency. Maeng Da is often touted as the strongest variety of kratom available today, with a potent mix of mood and energy enhancing benefits.
The most notable effect noticed by those who use this strain of kratom is stimulation, which is felt primarily as a mental-physical readiness, but unlike most stimulants (such as caffeine) it typically doesn’t cause unpleasant side effects such as sweating or physical discomfort. Because of this, it has often been favored as being a “clean stimulant.” Since its conception, this has been the preferred kratom strain for heavy physical labor; however, Maeng-Da has also been used effectively for strenuous mental tasks as well, thanks to its ability to enhance focus and energy. As one of the more cerebrally stimulating strains of kratom available, Maeng-Da offers nootropic cognitive-enhancing effects – helping increase
productivity and prevent fatigue while working, studying or participating in other mentally draining activities. Maeng-Da also has an undeniable positive effect on mood, boosting daily enthusiasm and inducing feelings ranging from a general sense of contentment to full-on euphoria.