Many people have been talking about Maeng Da Kratom – it’s the one strain of Kratom that has been a lot of misconceptions surrounding it. What you hear is a lot of lies and untruths – all because people don’t know what it is. Of all Kratom strains, this is the most deceptive one.
Most people who have heard of Kratom may not have any real knowledge of it or don’t care to know more about it. However, it’s essential to know the truth about this Kratom variation. What’s the truth about it?
The truth is that there is no such thing as Maeng Da Kratom.
Yes, Maeng Da is a name that exists, but it’s just a marketing ploy to grab users’ attention. Vendors, looking to get control over the Kratom community, came up with the name quite some time ago. With a strange name, it meant more exposure and potential sales. The name Maeng Da is Thai for a pimp grade, and for that reason, vendors used the name to boost their sales. After all, it generated buzz about Kratom’s potency levels and created a sense of power.
It means vendors were doing what they could to come up with marketing tactics that would speak to Kratom. This is why marketing is so prevalent anyway. However, it also means consumers need to know what kind of product they are buying. So, repeat this one more time to yourself – Maeng Da does not exist; it’s a term that marketers came up with to get attention from the Kratom community.
What Happened To Lead To Such A Name
All Kratom strains – be it Green Malay or Red Bali – comes from the Kratom plant, which has red leaves on it. This means every strain you have ever tried and want to try comes from red leaves. The coloration you get comes from the harvester’s drying process. The process used to dry the leaves will determine what strain color your Kratom will be. Coloration is also affected by where the drying process takes place – inside or outside.
What are some other factors that affect the Kratom coloration?
- How leaves are fermented
- Amount of exposure to sunlight, UV light or lamp light
- Soil content
- Harvested during the dry or rainy season
What many Kratom users don’t know is that harvesting the plant during the rainy season causes the leaves not to be as strong when turned into the powder. The vein color will not indicate how powerful or effective the powder will be. This only comes from the drying process.
What Are The Drying Processes Of Each Color?
- Green – This Kratom color is dried in an air-conditioned with that has little to no light in it. Once they’ve been dried, they are taken outside for an hour to dry even more.
- White – The drying process for white Kratom is done entirely inside, typically with no light.
- Yellow – This color comes from mixing various strains (think of it as combining the colors red and green).
- Red – This occurs when the leaf is dried inside of a bag indoors, using UV light or fermentation. Most Kratom trees have a red vein leaf, which means you don’t have to do much to change the color to red. Red is typically the initial point to create other colors.
In most cases, the Red and Green Maeng Da have white veins. When vendors add white to the mixture, it causes a more powerful strain to come out. Many people have said the Red Maeng Da is a day-time red.
Maeng Da grows in various regions of Southeast Asia such as the JongKong, Bunut, and West Kalimantan areas. Where it goes affects the alkaloid and potency levels. And, in most cases, suppliers want to provide their users with the most powerful strain of Kratom they can. This means mixing blends to create various strains to attain the perfect Maeng Da Kratom.