Maeng Da Kratom is one variation a lot of people are talking about. The popularity of this particular “strain” is quite surprising – especially since it is wrapped in lies and packaged in a cloud of deceit. Out of all the kratom for sale on the internet, Maeng Da is the most deceiving.
While many people would prefer to live in an uneducated atmosphere (perhaps because they just don’t know better and weren’t initially educated on Kratom?), Kats Botanicals believes in telling you the truth. Maeng Da Kratom is one topic people don’t really know about.
It’s important to understand every strain of Kratom you love – and use! No, we’re not about to reveal an earth-shattering bomb on your life, but you will walk away wondering why you didn’t know this about the MD Kratom you love so much.
The Lie About Maeng Da Kratom
It doesn’t exist.
You’re probably wondering – what was that Green vein Kratom I took this morning?
No, that’s not what I’m talking about, I know you know the name of the strain. However, while the name “Maeng Da” exists, it is only used as a marketing tool for your benefit.
The name was made up a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away where there were many vendors vying for control amongst the Kratom community. A better strain name meant more exposure and more sales. In fact, Maeng Da means “pimp” or “pimp grade” in Thai, and vendors took advantage by naming certain Maeng Da strains to increase their Kratom sales because it created more buzz about potency levels, making people believe it was stronger.
It meant the vendor was scrounging the globe coming up with new features for their Kratom users to try. And they loved it, after all, isn’t that what marketing is all about? Hmmm…
Yes, marketing exists for a reason, but consumers should also be aware of what they are really purchasing. The name Maeng Da, is simply a branding tool used to attract your attention.
What Really Happened…
First of all, just like every other Kratom strain, all Kratom comes from red leaves.
That’s right, each and every strain you love and enjoy is determined by the drying process the harvester uses, but it all comes from red leaves.
The drying process creates your favorite strain color of red, green, or white strain. A lot of the variations in Kratom powder has mostly to do with how the leaf is dried (whether it is dried indoors or outdoors, makes a big difference). Other variables include: how it is fermented, how much sunlight, lamp light, or UV light it had been exposed to.
More important factors to consider in this process is the location, the soil content, and whether the tree was in a rainy season that year or not.
Just for your knowledge, the rainy season usually produces leaves which are a little less potent for the user. It’s also important to note the vein color makes no difference in effect or strength of the end result. It’s only this process of drying which does this.
Here’s the way it works:
- Greens are dried inside in an air conditioned room with little to no light/lamp. After this, they are dried outside for an hour or so.
- Whites are usually made by drying the leaf entirely indoors (generally no light), while reds are made either from sunlight/lamp (UV light) or fermentation.
- Yellows are usually created by blending other strains together, like a red/green mix.
- Reds are created by drying the leaf indoors in bags. This creates a fermentation process. Since 90 – 99% of all Kratom trees produce red vein leaf, not much else is needed here, unless you want to ferment or change colors. This is the starting point for other strain colors.
A lot of the time, Green and Red Maeng Da are blends that have white vein in it. Adding white makes the strain stronger, which is the supplier’s main reason for using this recipe. This is why a lot of people report Red Maeng Da to be a “day-time red”.
That’s all there is to it.
About Our Maeng Da
Our Maeng Da comes from different areas and regions around Southeast Asia, including Bunut, West Kalimantan, and the JongKong regions. These prosperous regions allows us to pick and choose for potency and alkaloid levels, evaluate expertise of farmers, and the skills of various plantation growers and dryers.
Our MD strain is a combination of pure leaf and blends to give you maximum results. This, in turn, keeps you loving what we do with this plant. As with any other blend, creating a mixture of different strains to get one Maeng Da Kratom strain can affect the potency levels in a positive way.
However, Maeng Da is still just a name.
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell just as sweet ~Shakespeare
“Maeng Da” is just that – a name. Shakespeare got it. No matter what you call it, we’re still loving it.
As with any other Kratom strain, you know what you love and what works for you. But it’s still interesting to know your favorite strain may not even be a strain at all, just a marketing tool to get your attention and an enthusiastic reaction from you.
Oh well, I’ll take a kilo of that MD please.