Traditional herbal medicine has gained an increased global interest in these recent years, with emerging trends of healing formulations and plant-based medicine. About 60-70% of the world’s population use concepts of ancient and accumulated knowledge applied in a holistic approach in present day healthcare.
Mitragyna speciosa (commonly known as kratom), a coffee plant family native to Southeast Asia particularly Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia have been used since the 19th Century for its medicinal properties.
Kratoms are divided mainly as red vein, white vein and green vein depending on the colour of the stem and leaf. Apart from its medicinal uses, Kratom also comes with a history that the locals used the leaves (known as Maeng Da) in drinks for recreational purposes.
Red Vein Maeng Da Kratom has a history of 150 years, with the local population using this substance ingeniously to help them work in their fields without getting fatigued, chewed the leaves to increase their energy and also used it as a local anaesthetic for pain management.
Red Maeng Da Kratom
Famous for its intensely relaxing aroma, Red Maeng Da Kratom is one of the best-selling and most popular strains in use. Also known as Red vein Maeng Da, it derives its name from the red colour of veins on leaves.
These leaves have an alkaloid property which can be used for as potent pain relievers and also inducing feelings of well-being. Compared to other strains of kratom, Red Vein Maeng Da has shown more potent and stronger effects in its users.
Red Maeng Da has the highest content of a chemical called Mitragynine, which acts on the brain’s opioid receptors and thus alleviating pain and inducing a state of relaxation.
Red Maeng Da Kratom Effects
- STIMULANT– The Red Maeng Da reportedly provides a stimulating effect like the feeling of awareness and improved concentration. Users experience similar effects to that of intaking caffeine, making them more alert and active.
- PAIN RELIEF – Mitragynine present in Maeng Da Red Vein Kratom, mimics opioid drugs such as morphine and codeine in relieving pain. Most patients experiencing chronic pain in diseases like arthritis resort to using Maeng Da as a pain killer.
- SEDATIVE– Maeng Da Red Vein at higher doses works like a sedative, depressing the brain’s activity and inducing a sense of calm. Irregular sleep cycles and insomnia can be managed by using Red Maeng Da kratom.
- MOOD ENHANCER– Red Maeng Da users report a range of mood uplifting sensations from euphoria and an elevated sense of achievement and enthusiasm. Kratoms work on the sympathetic nervous system producing effects similar to that of dopamine and serotonin, inducing a ‘feel good’ factor in the brain.
Red Maeng Da Kratom Consumption
Maeng Da Red Kratom can be used in different forms such as: –
- liquid extract
- dried leaf extract
The fresh leaves and dried leaves are made into tea that was served as a traditional drink in parts of Thailand and Indonesia.
Smoking and vaping are newer methods of consumption, which is gaining momentum in recent years.
Red Maeng Da Kratom Dosage
There is no proven evidence or studies that suggest the correct dosage of using Kratom Red Vein Maeng Da.
The recommended dosage is anywhere between 2 to 5 gms depending on age, sex, health factors and various other supporting factors like method of ingestion and strain types.
It is important to take kratom on an empty stomach to improve the onset of effects and for better absorption.
In a 2018 study conducted by the university of Florida, USA, doses of about 5gms consumed 3 times a day was adequate to produce the desired effects.
Does Red Maeng Da Get You High?
Kratom Red Maeng Da users report a feeling of happiness and ‘chasing the blues away’ making them more at ease.
Users also claim to have a heightened sense of enthusiasm and euphoria. Maeng Da Red Vein is said to bring a feeling of happiness and relaxation, delivering a range of other pleasant emotions.
Although Kratom is well tolerated by many people, it can come with some potentially dangerous side effects. These can interact with other substances like alcohol and lead to life threatening complications.
Long term use of Kratom Red Maeng Da has shown dependency in users and sudden unavailability can cause withdrawal symptoms.
Other Adverse effects include;
- Tongue numbness
- Mood swings
- Nausea, vomiting
- Herb-drug interactions
In rare cases kratom overdose may result in death
Is Red Maeng Da Kratom Right for you?
Red Maeng Da might is used for medicinal purposes but the risks outweigh the benefits. It might be important to consult your physician before using kratom as a medication.
A complete and detailed understanding of the effects and risks involved in using a substance is necessary. Kratom may help relieve certain symptoms but will always come with a price – the negative side effects.
If you decide to take Red Maeng Da, proceed with caution. Check with a small dose to see if you’re experiencing any adverse effects. Avoid driving and using heavy machinery. Seek medical attention if you’re experiencing serious side effects.
Recreational use of Red Maeng Da has been questionable, the FDA of US has banned import and dietary use of kratom as a supplement. About 16 countries regulate its use with certain countries urging the government to penalize the use of Maeng Da.
The use of Maeng Da for recreational purposes without prior knowledge or understanding of the risks involved could be potentially life-threatening.
The risk of substance abuse and drug dependency with Maeng da Kratom usage overrides its positive effects and must be taken into consideration before use.