Maeng Da Kratom is not what you think it is.
Do you even know what “Maeng Da” really means?
Most people, even those who regularly purchase Maeng Da Kratom, don’t know. The word “Maeng Da” is Thai and literally translates to “pimp” or “pimp-grade.” So why would Kratom vendors use this green strain and “pimp” in the same sentence?
One word: marketing! It turns out, Kratom vendors were searching for a way to market this particular green vein in a way that would highlight the strain’s potency and strength. Plus, if you name something “pimp-grade,” it’s bound to get people talking. And isn’t marketing all about creating a buzz? Well, this simple marketing trick worked, and from then on even in the states we all refer to this vein of Kratom as “Maeng Da.” So in essence, at least scientifically speaking, Maeng Da Kratom is a lie. It simply doesn’t exist! Your Kratom is real, but the name is just a made-up marketing tool.
But Wait, There’s More!
Okay, so Maeng Da Kratom basically means “pimp Kratom.” Now you might be wondering, “What else don’t I know about this strain?!”
I can promise you Maeng Da Kratom isn’t harboring any other sensationalist secrets. But how well do you really know this popular green strain? What differentiates Maeng Da Kratom (it’s name aside) from other Kratom veins? Maeng Da’s exact origin story remains a little cloudy to this day. There have even been rumors that Maeng Da is “genetically modified.”
Now, don’t start freaking out on me. We at Karma, as well as any other reputable Kratom vendor do NOT sell GMO Kratom. The back story here is not what you’re thinking. It’s been told that one of the original Kratom farmers in Indonesia actually marketed their Maeng Da Kratom as “genetically grown.” What they were actually referring to is a process known in horticulture circles as “grafting.” Grafting uses tissue regeneration to join two different plants together. This produced a very potent Kratom strain for this vendor, which is why they called it “pimp-grade” aka “Maeng Da.” Along the way, this Kratom plantation was lost but it left it’s mark in Kratom history. Today, Maeng Da Kratom is named for the most potent Kratom strains.
So What Exactly is Maeng Da?
What’s really behind this “pimp-grade” Kratom? Let’s look at the actual alchemy. Maeng Da Kratom (also known as mitragyna speciosa) has higher alkaloid levels of both mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. This explains its description of higher potency. Maeng Da contains over 40 alkaloids, but the two mentioned above are the strongest alkaloids present. You can tell Green Maeng Da by its appearance after the drying process takes place. This strain is dried indoors with air conditioning and little to no light. Then the leaves are moved outside for a very short amount of time. The leaves are then crushed into a fine powder where they typically take on a darker green hue.
Why is Maeng Da so Popular?
It’s no secret that Maeng Da Kratom is one of the most popular Kratom strains offered. Many would argue that it is the number one Kratom around. Why? You’ve probably already guessed yourself, the answer is in the potency. In short, potency equals popularity. In order to truly know if you’re dealing with quality potency, you need to go with a trusted vendor who lab-tests all of their Kratom powder for not only potency, but also contaminants. At Karma, we take our lab-testing seriously and offer only the highest quality and potency Green Maeng Da. In fact, our lab-testing has found our Green Maeng Da up to 1.7 times as strong as average!
Pat yourself on the back. You’ve learned a LOT about Maeng Da Kratom today! Let’s review.
- Maeng Da literally translates to “pimp-grade.”
- Maeng Da is NOT genetically modified.
- Maeng Da contains over 40 alkaloids, with mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine being the strongest.
Hope you’ve enjoyed reading and learning more about Maeng Da Kratom. And next time you’re hanging with one of your Kratom-loving friends, you can drop some “pimp-grade” knowledge on them!