An overview of Red Maeng Da Kratom
Even though kratom has become quite popular in recent times, most people still do not have a good understanding of what it is. For starters, a good number of people do not know that it comes in different types (strains), with each yielding a distinct set of effects. For you to enjoy kratom, however, you need to know which strain to go for. The results that you are looking to get from kratom are what will determine your ideal kratom strain.
One of the most revered kratom strains on the market is Red Maeng Da. Many people believe it to be the most potent strain of kratom in the game. Red Maeng Da is associated with a wide range of benefits, ranging from pain-relieving to euphoria-inducing.
This article is a comprehensive guide to Red Maeng Da Kratom.
What is Red Maeng Da Kratom?
Red Maeng Da is the red-veined subtype of the Maeng Da strain. The Maeng Da strain contains the archetypical red, white, and green strains. Maeng Da is a term that means ‘Pimp Grade,’ thus denoting the potency of its strains.
This strain is majorly grown in Thailand, where the hot and humid climate provides excellent conditions for potent kratom growth.
There are kratom experts who believe that the Maeng Da strain came about as a result of genetic modification. However, other reports indicate that this strain resulted from grafting, which is a process that involves merging two plants to make a hybrid strain.
As mentioned, the Maeng Da family contains the Red, Green, and White subtypes. These classifications are based on the color of the vein that traverses the leaf of a particular subtype. Red Maeng Da, therefore, has a red vein traversing its leaves.
Red Maeng Da is the most powerful of the Maeng Da variety.
White Maeng Da kratom is renowned for its refreshing and energizing properties, thus making it the ideal strain for those looking to boost their productivity. Green Vein Maeng Da helps in boosting mood and balancing emotions. It can also boost cognitive functions.
Red Vein Maeng Da can yield most of those effects but to a greater degree. This is because it has the highest alkaloid count of the three subtypes. Alkaloids are the chemical components responsible for the effects kratom is famous for.
What are the Benefits of Using Red Maeng Da Kratom?
The following are some of the effects of Red Maeng Da:
Red Maeng Da has arguably the strongest analgesic (painkilling) properties of any kratom strain. This analgesic effect usually results from the interaction of Red Maeng Da’s alkaloids with the opiate, dopamine, and serotonin receptors in your brain.
This interaction usually results in the secretion of large amounts of endorphins, enkephalins, and serotonin, which act on various sites on the pain pathway to encourage the numbness of pain.
As such, Red Maeng Da can be an invaluable tool in the pain management toolbox for people dealing with chronic pain conditions, such as cancer, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. It can also help people with fractures, as well as those who are just from a surgical operation to handle the pain better.
The painkilling effects of Red Maeng Da kratom are strong and last long.
Red Maeng Da also has powerful stimulation properties. At certain doses, this kratom strain works to activate both your brain and body so that you are more welcoming of challenges. This is as a result of the energy boost that you receive, as well as the sudden increase in focus and concentration that you start experiencing.
The stimulation effects of Red Maeng Da are comparable to those that result from using Adderall. With Red Maeng Da, however, you will not experience any side effects.
This stimulation effect comes by when the 7-hydroxymitragynine alkaloid acts on your opioid receptors. Using Red Maeng Da Kratom for stimulation will prove to be immensely beneficial in times when you are running low on confidence and motivation.
Euphoria refers to a state where your mood is elevated to such a high level that you cease worrying about anything. It is a state of bliss where you are happy, and without a worry in the world.
This may seem like some sort of ‘high.’ however, the euphoric feeling you get from Red Maeng Da is unlike that you get from using THC or cannabis, in that you will not be intoxicated. This means that you will essentially be in a psychedelic state without having to use drugs to get you there.
- Stress Relief
In a world that is becoming increasingly stressful to live in, Red Maeng Da finds arguably its most important job; stress relief. One would be forgiven for assuming that that relief comes as a result of the euphoric feeling we talked about. However, Red Maeng Da offers you relief from stress in a different way; it relaxes your brain and eases the tension in your body. This results in an overwhelming overall calming sensation, which is the effect you want when dealing with anxiety or depression.
This effect also results from the actions of Red Maeng Da’s alkaloids on your opioid receptors. They increase the production and release of sympathetic neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin.
- Helping in Opiate Withdrawal
The biggest impediment to stopping opiate use is the severe withdrawal symptoms that usually follow. They include extreme cravings, fits, fever, cramps, and overall pain in the body. This is why someone who is addicted to opioids, such as heroin, cannot go cold turkey, as the withdrawal symptoms are so intense that they have been known to result in death.
Red Maeng Da can help ease the severity of these withdrawal symptoms through its actions on the brain’s opioid receptors. It mimics the effects of opiates on the opioid receptors, thereby tricking the body into thinking that its cravings have been satisfied. By using Red Maeng Da Kratom, therefore, a recovering addict will be less likely to relapse.
However, when using Red Maeng Da for this purpose, one must do so under the guidance of a professional. This is because you run the risk of substituting one addiction for another, as it is possible to get hooked on kratom.
- Relieving Insomnia
When used in high doses, Red Maeng Da begins to work as a sedative. As such, it can be beneficial for individuals dealing with sleeping problems, such as insomnia.
- Anti-Cancer Properties
Even though there are no studies to back this claim, individuals suffering from leukemia report noticing significant improvements in their condition upon using Red Maeng Da Kratom.
Does Red Maeng Da Kratom Have Any Side Effects?
Typically, any adverse reactions that one might have to Red Maeng Da kratom result from misusing the strain. When you do not observe dosage guidelines, you run the risk of experiencing side effects such as:
- Excessive sweating
- Difficulty in coordination
You may also experience these side effects even if you do not exceed the recommended dosage. As mentioned, Red Maeng Da is an extremely potent strain, and, as such, it is too powerful for people using kratom for the first time. First-timers should consider beginning their kratom journey with a less potent strain.
Also, regularly using Red Maeng Da in high doses might cause you to develop a tolerance for the substance. When this happens, you will find yourself having to use higher doses to obtain the same effects. Therefore, even if you are not exceeding the recommended dosage, consider avoiding taking high doses for extended periods.
Red Maeng Da Kratom Dosage
The appropriate Red Maeng Da kratom dose depends on the effect that you are trying to get from the substance.
As such, we will provide you with the general dosage guideline for various effects.
If you are using Red Maeng Da for medicinal purposes, such as pain or stress relief, the recommended dose is between 2 and 4 grams. If your product has come in capsule form, this equates to between 4 and 8 capsules, as most capsules hold 0.5 grams.
For you to enjoy the recreational benefits of Red Maeng Da, such as stimulation and euphoria, you may need to take a dose higher than 4 grams. Consider starting at 4 grams and work your way up gradually to avoid risking the onset of undesirable effects.
In fact, the rule of thumb is to start with the lowest recommended dose and adding a gram at a time until you find your sweet spot. Wait about half an hour before adding that gram to allow the compound to get absorbed into your bloodstream.
Red Maeng Da Kratom is exceptionally potent and, thus, beneficial if used correctly. This kratom strain is especially effective at helping with pain management, as well as stress relief. It also has recreational benefits, such as inducing a state of euphoria of bliss.
Be sure to observe dosage guidelines to avoid a bad experience with this strain. More importantly, ensure that you get your Red Maeng Da from a reputable kratom vendor where quality is guaranteed.